January 22
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the pro-am round of the Farmer's Insurance golf tournament on the South Course at Torrey Pin

Woods, McIlroy give Torrey Pines the feel of a season opener

A small crowd that gathered in the morning chill made its way to the first tee to watch Tiger Woods start his pro-am round Wednesday at Torrey Pines.
January 22
In this April 14, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters

Changes to Hall of Fame and a quick entry for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame.
January 21

Column: Expectations getting higher as Woods gets older

The expectations seem to get higher even as Tiger Woods gets older.
January 21

Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf's conversations

Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career.
January 20
Andrew Landry greeted his son, Brooks, on the 18th hole after winning The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Qui

Andrew Landry regroups to win The American Express

Andrew Landry was reeling after blowing a six-stroke lead on the back nine Sunday in The American Express.
January 20
Gaby Lopez kissed the trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Lopez ran in a 30-foot pu

Lopez wins LPGA tournament in Florida in 7-hole playoff

Gaby Lopez rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt to defeat Nasa Hataoka on the seventh playoff hole Monday and capture the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
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January 19
After five extra holes, Gaby Lopez (picttured) and Nasa Hataoka played five extra playoff holes in the Tournament of Champions LPGA tournament Sunday

Darkness forces extra day for extended playoff at LPGA Tour stop

The season opener has everything except a winner.
January 19

Westwood wins in Abu Dhabi for his 25th Euro tour victory

Lee Westwood secured his 25th European Tour win with victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday.
January 18
Andrew Landry hits from the eighth tee during the third round of The American Express golf tournament

Andrew Landry, Scottie Scheffler break away in desert

Andrew Landry and Scottie Scheffler broke away Saturday at The American Express.
January 17
Rickie Fowler follows through on his shot from the ninth fairway during the second round of The American Express golf tournament

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two weeks at Torrey Pines and TPC Scottsdale.
January 17

One-armed Canadian amateur makes ace at American Express

One-armed Canadian amateur Laurent Hurtubise made a hole-in-one playing alongside two PGA Tour pros in The American Express pro-am event.
January 17

Henderson, Inbee Park tied for lead in LPGA season opener

Canada's Brooke Henderson parlayed four birdies and a late eagle into Friday's hottest round and a share of the lead at the LPGA's season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
January 16
Brooks Koepka plays a shot on the 14th fairway during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship

Koepka tied for 3rd in Abu Dhabi in return from knee injury

Brooks Koepka shot a 6-under 66 Thursday in his return to competition after a knee injury and was tied for third place after the opening round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.
January 16

Danielle Kang opens with 63 to lead LPGA Tour season opener

American Danielle Kang stepped to the tee at the treacherous par-3 finishing hole at the LPGA's season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on Thursday and had a bit of a problem. Standing 204 yards from the flag stick, she told her caddie that she didn't have a club for the shot.
January 15
Phil Mickelson

Senior tour long, long ways off for Phil Mickelson

Five months away from his 50th birthday, Phil Mickelson is still a long, long ways from the senior tour.
January 14
Brooks Koepka hit out of a fairway bunker on the 13th hole during second round play in the Tour Championship

Koepka ready to get back to work after nearly 3 months off

Brooks Koepka hasn't been the same since he tied for third in the FedEx Cup final in August, and hasn't felt entirely healthy since last March.
January 14

Column: From 30 books to 30,000, and a gift back to Scotland

Alastair Johnston returned home to Scotland after an internship with IMG and brought with him 30 golf books that had been collecting dust in a…
January 14

European, PGA Tour take steps to single out slow players

The European Tour and PGA Tour are trying to crack down on slow play with revamped policies that allow for swifter penalty shots and for…
January 13

Cameron Smith wins Sony Open in another Hawaii comeback

Two weeks in Hawaii brought rain, unusually strong wind, playoffs and two players who thought victory was out of reach until the winner's lei was draped around their necks.
January 13
Cameron Smith held the champions trophy after the final round of the Sony Open on Sunday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Smith wins Sony Open in playoff after wild finish

Cameron Smith was running out of holes, but not hope.
January 12

Smith wins Sony Open; Grace takes South African Open

Cameron Smith of Australia won his first PGA Tour title on his own Sunday when he least expected it.
January 11

Brendan Steele seizes control at Sony Open

Saturday was no time to panic, especially at a Sony Open with so many players in the mix that one shot could lead to a good run and change the landscape in a hurry.
January 11

Conners takes hard, rewarding road to Hawaii

Corey Conners returned to Hawaii this year with one notable difference.
January 11
Brendan Steele hit from the 11th tee during the second round of the Sony Open on Friday in Honolulu.

More wind at Sony, but no Thomas or Reed

Different island, similar result. Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed finished the tournament with the same score.
January 11
Michelle Wie.

With a baby on the way, Michelle Wie still has eye on golf

Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf.
January 10
Collin Morikawa chips onto the 16th green during the first round of the Sony Open

Morikawa handles the wind and takes lead at Sony Open

The wind blew so hard that palm trees looked as though they were made of rubber. The Pacific looked angrier than usual. Some of the sights Thursday at the Sony Open made it clear that playing golf in Hawaii was no vacation.
January 10

Ormsby stays ahead at Hong Kong Open

Wade Ormsby took sole possession of the lead at the Hong Kong Open with a 4-under 66 in the second round on Friday.
January 9
Pete Dye on the Pound Ridge Golf Course, the first course he designed in New York State in 2008. Dye, who designed many of America’s most famous gol

Famed golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players to the best in the…
January 9

Michelle Wie expecting her first child — a girl -- in summer

a girl — this summer.
January 8
Defending champion Matt Kuchar hits from the second tee during the Sony Open pro-am Wednesday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

New Hawaiian island, new course, same big wind for Sony Open

Same state, new island, two courses that could not be more different.
January 8

Ancer looking for Presidents Cup bounce in Honolulu

Abraham Ancer can't remember playing better with so little to show for it.
January 8
Patrick Reed really dug himself a hole in the Bahamas where he was caught improving his lie and poorly explained himself afterward, which prompted one

Column: Reed digs himself a hole that will be hard to escape

Patrick Reed has been labeled by some as a cheater, and that image threatens to overshadow his considerable golf talent for a long time to come.
January 7

Leagues finally cash in on sports betting by selling data

Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games.
January 7

Paul Azinger's career made a detour 20 years ago in Honolulu

Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that's what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox.
January 7
Justin Thomas played his shot from the 13th tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalu

Justin Thomas grabs a win he thought he had lost

Justin Thomas began the new year mildly disappointed by not having won more than he already has on the PGA Tour.
January 5
Justin Thomas holds the trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

Justin Thomas hangs on to win Kapalua in a playoff

Justin Thomas won the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and he still doesn't know how.
January 5

How a jazz drummer helped get Wisconsin-based Sentry to Maui

The PGA Tour celebrated the start of a new year by announcing Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance, in only its third year as title sponsor at Kapalua, had agreed to a 10-year extension through 2030.
January 4
Xander Schauffele catches his ball from his caddy during third round of the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

Schauffele holds onto a 1-shot lead at Kapalua

Xander Schauffele made his first bogey in 60 holes at Kapalua dating to his victory last year. He didn't feel as though he did anything special Saturday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
January 3
Xander Schauffele hits from the 18th tee during second round of the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

Schauffele takes 1-shot lead at Kapalua in title defense

The only thing that resembled paradise to Xander Schauffele at Kapalua was his name atop the leaderboard Friday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
January 3

Close call in majors can lead to some major recovery time

J.B. Holmes played only two rounds in four months leading into the new year. He expected some rust at Kapalua, and it showed when he managed only two birdies in his opening round of 78.