• Golf: DeChambeau's 'mad scientist' muscle validated in U.S. Open win
    MAMARONECK, N.Y., September 21 (Reuters): Bryson DeChambeau's unorthodox style got major validation on Sunday, as the power-driving "mad scientist" of the PGA Tour claimed the U.S. Open by a definitive six-stroke margin and silenced his sceptics. Since he unveiled his single-length set of clubs at the start of his pro career, the former physics major has embarked on a one-man mission to revolutionise golf, facing plenty of doubts in a sport where tradition is valu
  • Woods aims to end lacklustre run at US Open
    MAMARONECK, New York, September 16 (Reuters): Tiger Woods hopes to snap his run of lacklustre performances at the U.S. Open this week, nearly a year after his last PGA Tour victory. Woods has yet to finish in the top 10 of any tournament since the sport returned after being suspended due to the novel coronavirus, while his last victory came at the Zozo Championship last October when he equalled Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins. "This year I really haven't
  • McIlroy seeks return to form at TPC Boston, Woods puts body to test
    (Reuters): Reigning FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy has been quiet since the PGA Tour's restart in June but hopes to rekindle some TPC Boston magic at this week's playoffs opener where Tiger Woods begins what could be a busy five-week stretch. McIlroy has yet to manage a top-10 finish since the PGA Tour returned from a three-month COVID-19 hiatus but still has plenty of confidence going into the Northern Trust which is being held on a layout where he has won twice before
  • Golf: Kang claims Marathon Classic win after late Ko collapse
    (Reuters): Danielle Kang profited from a late Lydia Ko collapse to win the Marathon Classic by one shot on Sunday and become the first player to win back-to-back events on the LPGA Tour since Shanshan Feng in 2017. Kang, who won last week's Drive On Championship, looked out of contention as she trailed New Zealander Ko by five shots with six holes to play but a few words of encouragement from her caddie turned things around. "My caddie looked at me and said, 'Yo
  • Golf: Morikawa savours first major and says he's ready for more
    SAN FRANCISCO, August 10 (Reuters): Collin Morikawa savoured his first major title after shooting a final round 64 at Harding Park to claim victory at the PGA Championship, and the 23-year-old American says he is just getting started. Despite appearing in just his second major, Morikawa, who began playing the game at five-years-old in California, said he felt it was his destiny to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday. "When I woke up today, I was like, this is meant to
  • Golf: Day says disciplined routine has helped him keep back issues at bay
    (Reuters): Former world number one Jason Day said his chronic back problems left him struggling to walk around a golf course when the sport returned in mid-June after the COVID-19 break, but he is now in a better place physically. The 32-year-old Australian carded a second-round 69 at the PGA Championship on Friday for a share of second place to stay in contention for only the second major of his career. "Physically, I feel great. I'm always trying to stay disciplin
  • Golf: Tiger finds that looks can be deceiving at Harding Park
    SAN FRANCISCO, August 8 (Reuters): TPC Harding Park's narrow fairways and thick rough have given players fits through the first two rounds of the PGA Championship, but it was the course's unexpectedly slow greens that caused headaches for Tiger Woods on Friday. The greens are relatively flat, but the combination of second-round hole positions that favored their edges, and cool coastal fog that slowed them down as the day wore on, bewildered even the 15-time major champi