January 2

A refined Kapalua presents different test to start new year

Lush green grass, Pacific blue horizon.
December 31, 2019
Rory McIlroy

Column: Tales from the PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy won his fourth event of the year at the HSBC Champions and returned home from Shanghai to a surprise.
December 31, 2019

Karma had a hand in top 5 'feel-good' sports moments of 2019

Karma had a career year in 2019.She draped a green jacket on Tiger Woods, handed soccer's World Cup to a tough-as-nails U.S. women's national team,…
December 31, 2019

Schedule change a slight boost to some European Tour events

The PGA Championship moving to May forced the hand of the European Tour, which smartly opted to move its flagship BMW PGA Championship to September. Along with an earlier end to the season on the PGA Tour, that at least gave the appearance of greater strength in Europe for its Rolex Series events.
December 26, 2019
Tiger Woods reacted as he won the Masters on April 14. Voters chose Woods' dramatic comeback at Augusta National as the Associated Press sports story

Woods' comeback at Masters named AP Sports Story of the Year

The balloters elevated Tiger Woods' rousing victory at Augusta National over the U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup championship.
December 24, 2019

The next team in golf is the toughest to make for Americans

Gary Woodland was runner-up twice against strong fields in South Korea and Kapalua. He won the U.S. Open. He had another top-10 finish at the…
December 24, 2019

Column: Major shots and the ones that might not stand out

Brooks Koepka and Shane Lowry have a clear memory of one shot from the final round of the majors they won that not many would…
Local
December 18, 2019

Golf instructor Rodney Lidenberg dies at 69

From 2007 to 2016, Golf Magazine annually named him one of the "Top 100 Teachers in America."
Duluth
October 15, 2019
Duluth is seeking proposals to develop part of its Lester Park Golf Course.

Wanted: Developers for parts of scenic golf courses overlooking Lake Superior

Duluth hopes to use the land to build more housing.
Golf
September 27, 2019
Tony Romo prepares to putt on the third green of the Silverado Resort North Course

Romo could miss Sunday's Vikings-Bears telecast if he makes PGA cut

Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo shot 2-under in the opening round of this week's PGA Tour event. Should he make the cut, he'll put his CBS announcing duties for this weekend on hold.
West Metro
September 26, 2019
The driving range at Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center in Bloomington in 2016.

Minnesota PGA may take over Bloomington's Hyland Greens for state golf headquarters

Bloomington and the Minnesota PGA are considering a partnership
Golf
September 25, 2019
The Wild's Mikko Koivu participated in a team golf outing in Colorado earlier this week.

Bonding sans blades: Golf is offseason sport of choice for Wild

Before getting back on the ice Tuesday for a practice at the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink outside Vail, Colo., coaches and staff members spent Monday in a four-person scramble that was treated like a tournament.
West Metro
September 20, 2019
The new course will be on the site of Chaska Par 30, a standard nine-hole course operated by the city of Chaska.

Chaska to build public golf course that welcomes everyone

Renovated site will serve lower-income golfers, those with disabilities.
Golf
September 18, 2019
Retired LPGA superstar Annika Sorenstam awarded former Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi the ANNIKA Award — given to the nation’s best female college go

Retired superstar golfer Sorenstam gives back through foundation

Annika Sorenstam was in the Twin Cities on Monday, and she talked about her career, her family, her foundation, Minnesota connections and why she retired in 2008 at age 38.
Golf
September 12, 2019

Korda sisters to make history at Solheim Cup

If things had worked out differently, they might have been walking out together in the blue of Europe on the opening day of the 2019 Solheim Cup.
Golf
August 15, 2019

Israelson wins his sixth Minnesota Senior PGA title

Bill Israelson shot rounds of 68 and 67 for a 9-under 135 to win his sixth Minnesota Senior PGA Championship on Wednesday at Island View Golf Club in Waconia, Minn.
Golf
August 14, 2019

This week in pro golf

The PGA Tour stops at Medinah Country Club for the BMW Championship this week.
Golf
July 31, 2019
Kate Smith, in 2016 as a senior for Detroit Lakes.

Kate Smith wins Minnesota Women's State Open in playoff

Kate Smith of Detroit Country Club made a 25-foot birdie putt to win a two-hole playoff and the championship.
Golf
July 30, 2019
A large crowd surrounded the 18th hole during the final round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. The tournament will be played three weeks l

Minnesota Scene: 3M Open to be played July 23-26 in 2020

The new date is one week after the British Open and one week before the Tokyo Olympics' golf competition.
Golf
July 26, 2019

VanArragon, 14, cruises to victory in MGA Women's Amateur

Kathryn VanArragon struggled to a final-round 79, but still coasted to a five-shot victory in the three-day event.
Golf
July 21, 2019

Madsen wins MGA State Open

Brady Madsen shot a 5-under 67 at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove and won the MGA State Open Championship on Sunday.
Golf
July 21, 2019

Alex Kline takes one-shot clubhouse lead in State Open

Alex Kline of Troy Burne Golf Course was the clubhouse leader of the MGA State Open Championship.
Golf
July 21, 2019

Day 3 at the British Open

KEEP THAT CARDDanny Willett: He has not finished in the top 10 in a major since his surprise victory at the 2016 Masters, but the…
Golf
July 19, 2019

Winona State golfer Madsen leads Minnesota State Open by three

Brady Madsen of Olivia Golf Club shot a 7-under 65 on Friday for a three-stroke lead after the first round.
Golf
July 19, 2019

British Open Round 3 tee times

The final pairing - Shane Lowry and J.B. Holmes - tees off at 9:50 a.m.
Golf
July 18, 2019
David Duval on the seventh hole.

'Awful situation.' Duval cards 14 on seventh hole at British Open

It matched the second-highest score in British Open history, behind the 15 that Herman Tissie made on the short "Postage Stamp" eighth hole at Royal Troon in 1950.
Golf
July 17, 2019

Kucera wins Minnesota State Amateur Championship

Clay Kucera of Chaska Town Course fired an even-par 72 in the final round at Somerby Golf Club in Byron for a 209 total and one-shot victory.
Golf
July 17, 2019

Legendary local artist, golfer Bud Chapman rolls on

At age 96, local artist and accomplished golfer Bud Chapman still plays almost daily — and still breaks his age.Painted in the 1970s and popularized…
Golf
July 9, 2019
Matthew Wolff, right, hugged executive director Hollis Cavner after winning the 3M Open with an eagle on the final hole Sunday at TPC Twin Cities in B

Cavner on first 3M Open: 'It was more than I could have hoped for'

The tournament's executive director and many golf fans were buzzing about the fabulous finish that crowned 20-year-old rookie Matthew Wolff champion.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Matthew Wolff tries to grasp the enormity of the moment, after his final-hole eagle catapulted him to victory in the 3M Open on Sunday.

20-year-old Wolff wins 3M Open with eagle on 18th hole

On Saturday, Matthew Wolff needed to borrow $60 to properly tip the locker room staff at the 3M Open. About 24 hours later, he won the $1.152 million payday in Blaine.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Tom Lehman tipped his cap to the gallery on Sunday.

Was this the last Minnesota tournament for Lehman?

The large crowds gathered around TPC Twin Cities' closing 18th hole warmly welcomed 60-year-old Tom Lehman up the fairway and onto the green.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Lucas Glover hit out of the rough on the18th hole during the final day of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

Friends spark each other in final round at Blaine; Koepka struggles

When friends get to play together, they can inspire each other to play better.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa talk and share a laugh as they walk down the 17th fairway tied for the lead at -19. ALEX KORMANN ¥ alex.kormann@sta

3M Open benefits from investing in new wave of young golfers

Minnesota's first regular tour stop in half a century didn't need the world's No. 1 player, Brooks Koepka, to make it for a successful return. It was well served by the youthful golfers who battled for the lead all weekend.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Lucas Glover shoots final-round 62 at 3M Open

Lucas Glover shoots final-round 62 at 3M Open

Lucas Glover shot the best round of Sunday at the 3M Open, a 9-under 62.
Golf
July 7, 2019
3M Open victory 'hasn't settled in yet' for Matthew Wolff

3M Open victory 'hasn't settled in yet' for Matthew Wolff

Matthew Wolff, just 20-years-old, won the 3M Open in Blaine playing on a sponsors exemption.
Golf
July 7, 2019
First-time PGA winner Matthew Wolff made an impression on fans Sunday at the inaugural 3M Open — and vice versa.

Souhan: Top two finishers give 3M Open instant credibility

Little more than an hour before Matthew Wolff rolled in his winning eagle, there were six players tied for the 3M Open lead and 14 players within two shots of it.
Golf
July 7, 2019

Matthew Wolff joins select group needing the fewest PGA Tour starts before winning first tournament

GREAT OUT OF THE GATEMatthew Wolff, 20, won the inaugural 3M Open in Blaine on Sunday in his fourth career PGA Tour start. He joins…
Golf
July 7, 2019
Matthew Wolff, who has a peculiar swing, teed off from the eighth hole Saturday as Tom Lehman watched the ball’s flight.

Souhan: 3M Open co-leaders got to top with different swings

To paraphrase golfers everywhere and Duke Ellington once upon a time: It's not how, it's how many; and you ain't got a thing if you ain't got your own swing.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Tom Lehman congratulated Matthew Wolff as the two walked back toward the clubhouse after finishing the third round Saturday.

Tom Lehman bridges generation gap with 3M co-leader 20-year-old Matthew Wolff

The 60-year-old's pairing with a fresh-out-of-college youngster worked out just fine.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Matthew Wolff, left, joked with Tom Lehman as they walked to the eighth hole following a birdie by Wolff and an eagle by Lehman on the seventh hole.

Three share lead going into final round of 3M Open

Recent collegians Fresh faces Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa are tied atop the leaderboard with second-round leader Bryson DeChambeau.