Dustin Johnson

Johnson moving closer to top form as Masters nears

Dustin Johnson is peaking. The Masters is nearing. And he was talking Wednesday about an injury from the stairs.
Golf
3:20pm

Nelly Korda learning she doesn't have to be perfect to win

David Whelan has tried to teach Nelly Korda that she doesn't need to be perfect to win on the LPGA Tour.
Golf
March 20
Tommy Fleetwood was in contention at The Players Championship right up until the 71st hole, but acquired few world ranking points than Guido Migliozzi

PGA Tour study shows disparity in ranking points

Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly skeptical about the world ranking.
Golf
March 19

Els names final 3 assistant captains for Presidents Cup

International team captain Ernie Els has named K.J. Choi, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir as his final three assistants for this year's Presidents Cup.
Golf
March 19

Eddie Pepperell prefers not to spend much time at tournament

Eddie Pepperell makes his Masters debut this year, and he looks forward to seeing Augusta National so much that he plans to see it for the first time on Sunday, four days before it begins.
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Minneapolis
March 19
Hiawatha Golf Club

Golf isn't all that's on the table as Mpls. Park Board weighs final plans for future of Hiawatha course

An aquatic driving range, a BMX track, an amphitheater and more could be part of the redesigned Hiawatha Golf Club in south Minneapolis, according to concept plans for the property released this month.
Golf
March 19
Rory McIlroy reacted to his chip shot on the 14th hole during the final round, on his way to winning The Players Championship on Sunday in Ponte Vedra

McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise, all the distractions, and this was long before he even reached the pivotal three-hole finish at the TPC Sawgrass to win The Players Championship.
Golf
March 18
Jhonattan Vegas reacted to a missed birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday.

Pepperell, Vegas feed frenzy at famed 17 with long putts

Eddie Pepperell's 50-foot birdie putt sent the packed gallery surrounding the island green into a frenzy.
Golf
March 18
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, gives a thumbs-up after winning The Players Championship

McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.
Golf
March 17

Furyk closes with flurry, finishes 2nd in hometown event

Jim Furyk was one of the last ones in the field at The Players Championship.
Golf
March 17

Tiger Woods says game 'right on track' as Masters approaches

Tiger Woods hit 12 of 14 fairways, made a 30-foot putt for birdie and holed out for par from a greenside bunker in the final round at The Players Championship.
Golf
March 17

Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title

Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya Open on Sunday.
Golf
March 16
Jon Rahm waves to the gallery as he arrives at the 17th hole during the third round of The Players Championship

Rahm storms into lead at Players Championship

Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship.
Golf
March 16

Woods lands birdie, laughs at famed 17 after quadruple-bogey

Tiger Woods had a much more enjoyable experience at the 17th hole of The Players Championship on Saturday.
Local
March 16
The clubhouse at Duluth’s Enger Park Golf Course is in need of expensive renovation. Duluth’s two public courses have racked up $2.4 million in de

As golf loses popularity, Duluth weighs future of its public courses

With public courses in debt, city considers selling to developer.
Golf
March 16

New rules could have helped Woods on 17th hole at Sawgrass

Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under the new Rules of Golf.
Golf
March 15
Rory McIlroy tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of The Players Championship

McIlroy, Fleetwood share lead at Players Championship

The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy.
Golf
March 15

Woods cards highest score ever at 17, makes cut at Players

Tiger Woods paused on the ninth green and stared at a nearby leaderboard.
Golf
March 15

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play 'epidemic'

Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.
Golf
March 15

Matchmaker: Justin Thomas links Wie with Jerry West's son

Major champion. FedEx Cup champion. And now Justin Thomas has another title.
Golf
March 14
Tommy Fleetwood watches his shot on the ninth hole during the first round of The Players Championship

Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead at Players

March or May, there is no shortage of excitement at The Players Championship.
Golf
March 14

Varner penalized 2 shots in unlikely driver change

Harold Varner III was penalized two shots in the opening round of The Players Championship in a bizarre case of adding a driver head to his shaft.
Golf
March 14
Phil Mickelson celebrated his putt on the 18th hole at Hazeltine National Golf Course to finish his Sunday round at the 2016 Ryder Cup.

Big addition for 3M Open: Phil Mickelson commits to play in Blaine

The five-time major champion is the biggest commitment yet for the July PGA Tour event at TPC Twin Cities. "We couldn't be more excited," 3M Open tournament director Peter Mele said.
Golf
March 13

Stenson's Players victory ends with wrong kind of surprise

Henrik Stenson won The Players Championship 10 years ago, at the time the biggest victory of his career.
Books
March 13
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2009, file photo, sports writer Dan Jenkins, right, stands next to his daughter, Sally Jenkins, at the PGA Championship at Haz

Correction: Dan Jenkins, sports writing great, dies at 90

In a story March 7 and 8 about Dan Jenkins' death, The Associated Press erroneously reported that he was 89. He was 90.
Golf
March 13

Same tournament, new course with Players moving to March

Justin Thomas has played the 15th hole at The Players Championship some 20 times, but never this early in the year. That's why he turned to his caddie for some last-minute advice during a practice round.
Golf
March 13

Phil Mickelson commits to new Minnesota tour stop, 3M Open

Phil Mickelson will play this summer in the 3M Open, the new PGA Tour stop in Minnesota.
Golf
March 13
Tiger Woods

Woods no longer feeling pain in the neck at Players

Tiger Woods no longer has a pain in the neck.
West Metro
March 12
The road near a fire at the Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata was blocked by fire and police vehicles on Tuesday.

Fire departments battle blaze at Wayzata country club

The blaze burned for roughly 3 hours before it was declared under control.
Golf
March 12

McIlroy waiting for consistent golf to pay off in victories

Rory McIlroy is playing his most consistent golf since the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, when he finished no worse than third in nine out of 12 tournaments worldwide with two victories, the latter in the Honda Classic that put him at No. 1 in the world for the first time.
Golf
March 12

Column: Molinari putting together a record hard to ignore

Francesco Molinari might not look like the modern version of an Arnold Palmer, a player who makes people watch because of his ability to charge from behind with clutch shots, big putts and low scores.
Golf
March 12

Lots of great writing, and suddenly 2 less great writers

With the recent passing of two of the greatest sports writers of our time, co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg take a look at how…
Golf
March 11
Francesco Molinari, right, drained a 45-foot birdie putt to cap off an 8-under 64 to come from five shots behind Sunday and win the Arnold Palmer Invi

Molinari charges to a 64 to win Arnold Palmer Invitational

Francesco Molinari drained a 45-foot putt on the final hole to cap off an 8-under 64 that eventually gave him a two-shot victory, but the British Open champion had to wait nearly two hours to see if his score would hold up.
Golf
March 10

Triplett eagles 2nd playoff hole to win at Newport Beach

Kirk Triplett made a 12-foot eagle putt on the second hole of a playoff with Woody Austin on Sunday to win the Hoag Classic for his seventh PGA Tour Champions victory.
Golf
March 10

Francesco Molinari wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

British Open champion Francesco Molinari delivered another big moment on the 18th green at Bay Hill, without wearing a red shirt — and leaving the flag stick in the cup. His 45-foot birdie putt capped an 8-under 64 to come from five shots behind Sunday and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Golf
March 10

Harding wins first European Tour title in Qatar

Justin Harding birdied three of the last four holes to win the Qatar Masters by two strokes on Sunday and earn his first European Tour title.
Golf
March 9
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from a bunker along the 16th fairway during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament

Fitzpatrick takes 1-shot lead over McIlroy at Bay Hill

With three birdies over the last four holes, Rory McIlroy had a 6-under 66 on Saturday that left him one shot behind Matt Fitzpatrick and in the final group of a PGA Tour event for the third time in five starts this year.
Golf
March 9

Fran Quinn opens 3-shot lead at Newport Beach

Fran Quinn birdied three of the final holes in breezy conditions Saturday for a 4-under 67 and a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Hoag Classic.
Golf
March 9

Oliver Wilson grabs Qatar Masters lead after 3rd round

Oliver Wilson of England grabbed the sole lead of the Qatar Masters by shooting a 3-under 69 in the third round on Saturday despite making his first bogey of the tournament.
Golf
March 8

Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead at Bay Hill

Bay Hill provided a few dramatic turnarounds, good news for Henrik Stenson, not so much for Phil Mickelson.
Golf
March 8

McCarron, Quinn share Champions lead at windy Newport Beach

Scott McCarron closed with a birdie in windy conditions for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Fran Quinn on Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' Hoag Classic.