Charlie Woods reacts to his tee shot on the 17th hole under watch from father Tiger Woods during the second round of the PNC Championship in 2021

Tiger Woods to return to PNC Championship with son, Charlie

Tiger Woods and 13-year-old son Charlie are returning to the PNC Championship with hopes of doing one better than last year.
Sports
11:55am

Bradbury wins Joburg Open for 1st European tour title

Dan Bradbury completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Joburg Open on Sunday to win his first European tour title at Houghton Golf Club.
Sports
November 22

Tiger Woods wins $15M in PGA Tour's Player Impact Program

Tiger Woods is making a bigger impact off the course than inside the ropes, and he was rewarded with a $15 million bonus from the PGA Tour's Player Impact Program.
Sports
November 22

Column: 3 great years in golf, 2 of them already forgotten

The PGA Tour's social media army probably meant well.
Sports
November 22

Lydia Ko, Steven Alker, Ryan Fox make it big year for Kiwis

It would be a stretch to call 2022 the year of the Kiwi, but not by much.
Sports
November 22

Ryder Cup: Colsaerts appointed European vice captain

European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald appointed Nicolas Colsaerts as his third vice captain on Tuesday for next year's event in Rome.
Sports
November 20

Canadian Adam Svensson gets 1st PGA Tour title at Sea Island

Adam Svensson handled the cold air and the heat of contention as if he had been there before, closing with a 6-under 64 to win the RSM Classic on Sunday at Sea Island for his first PGA Tour victory.
Golf
November 20
Lydia Ko poses with the Rolex Player of the Year trophy, left, the Vare trophy, center, and the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship trophy, right, after

Ko wins LPGA finale for record $2 million payout

Lydia Ko never won more in one day than on Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship, where she claimed the richest prize in women's golf at $2 million with a victory that allowed her to win LPGA player of the year.
Sports
November 20

McIlroy clinches Race to Dubai title as Rahm wins in UAE

Another year without a major was no less special for Rory McIlroy, who finished Sunday as Europe's top-ranked golfer for the fourth time and became only the second player to capture season titles on the PGA Tour and European tour.
Sports
November 19

Leona Maguire makes up 7 shots to tie Lydia Ko for LPGA lead

Lydia Ko is one round away from clinching LPGA player of the year and taking home the largest prize in the history of women's golf.
Golf
November 19
Joel Goldstrand, in his Plymouth home in June 2019, died last Sunday. He was 83.

Goldstrand, Minnesota Golf Hall of Famer and course designer, dies at 83

Joel Goldstrand played on the PGA Tour, was head pro at Minneapolis Golf Club and designed or contributed to the design of close to 100 Upper Midwest courses.
Sports
November 19

McIlroy, Fitzpatrick in mix for title as Rahm leads in Dubai

Rory McIlroy is well-placed for another Race to Dubai title after his 7-under 65 on Saturday left him three shots off the lead heading into the final round at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
Sports
November 19
Harry Higgs waves at the crowd after finishing on the 18th green during the second round of the RSM Classic

Higgs making most of chances and shares lead at Sea Island

Harry Higgs lost his full PGA Tour card toward the end of last season and took a step Friday at Sea Island toward getting it back.
Sports
November 18

Ko runs out to 5-shot lead at CME Group Tour Championship

Lydia Ko is in total control at the halfway mark of the CME Group Tour Championship.
Sports
November 18

LPGA purses will top $100M in 2023, a record for tour

More than $100 million will be awarded to LPGA players for the first time in 2023, an increase of about 18% over what was planned for this season and more than doubling what was paid out on the tour just a decade ago.
Sports
November 18

Fitzpatrick eyes Race to Dubai title but McIlroy looms

Rory McIlroy hopes his strong finish Friday at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship is a good sign for the weekend.
Sports
November 17
Cole Hammer hits out of a bunker on the ninth green during the first round of the RSM Classic

Texas exes Hammer, Hossler off to good start at Sea Island

Cole Hammer would have been happy with pars in the cold and wind off Sea Island. He wound up with more birdies than he imagined Thursday for an 8-under 64 and the low score to par after one round of the RSM Classic.
Sports
November 17

Lydia Ko takes step toward $2 million prize at LPGA finale

Lydia Ko began her quest for the largest prize in women's golf history by hitting a tree and making bogey on a par 5. The rest of Thursday in the CME Group Tour Championship couldn't have gone better.
Sports
November 15

McIlroy says Norman needs to 'exit stage left' from LIV Golf

Rory McIlroy remains hopeful that the fractured state of golf between established tours and Saudi-funded LIV Golf can heal. He said Tuesday that probably won't happen until two lawsuits are decided and Greg Norman is no longer involved in LIV Golf.
Sports
November 15

Column: LPGA quietly setting a standard for women's sports

All anyone seems to talk about is money in this disruptive year of golf, and the LPGA Tour should not be left out of the conversation.
Sports
November 13

Alker claims Schwab Cup by finishing 3rd behind Harrington

Steven Alker played golf around the world on whatever tour would have him.
Sports
November 13

Nelly Korda rallies to win Pelican and returns to No. 1

A year Nelly Korda would like to forget is ending with the American star in a familiar position as the No. 1 player in women's golf.
Golf
November 13
Tony Finau won the Houston Open by four shots Sunday.

Finau sails to four-shot victory in Houston, third win of year

Winning use to come hard for Tony Finau. Now he's making it look easy.
Sports
November 12

Corpuz grabs LPGA lead, faces top competition at Pelican

Allisen Corpuz is closing out a solid rookie year on the LPGA Tour, and now the Hawaii native has a chance to make it even better at the Pelican Women's Championship.
Sports
November 11
Tony Finau watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the Houston Open

Finau ties career low with 62 for early lead in Houston Open

Tony Finau finished his opening round with a string of birdies and then took the momentum right into Friday, making 10 birdies to match his career low with an 8-under 62 to build a big lead in the Houston Open.
Sports
November 11

Maria Fassi delivers career-best 62 to take early LPGA lead

Maria Fassi always knew a good putting stroke to go along with her explosive power would lead to low scores. She picked a good time for it to finally come together.
Sports
November 10

LPGA shortens Florida tournament; Thitikul rookie of year

The Pelican Women's Championship will be 54 holes because of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Nicole and will not start until Friday at the earliest, the LPGA Tour says.
Golf
November 9
Tiger Woods will return to competition as part of the 20-man field at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Woods is the tournament host of the uno

Tiger Woods to return at his tournament in the Bahamas

Tiger Woods made it official Wednesday by announcing he would return to competition as part of the 20-man field at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
Sports
November 8

Column: Replenishing PGA Tour pipeline starts in college

Tiger Woods was one college kid who got everyone's attention on the PGA Tour.
Rochester
November 2
Golfers play at the Soldiers Field Memorial Park course in July 2022 in Rochester, Minn.

After months of study, Rochester plans to keep all public golf courses despite losses

To cover losses, the city will increase fees and carve out dedicated tax funds.
Golf
October 27

Smith shoots 9 under to take lead at Portugal Masters

Despite not feeling well, Jordan Smith shot a 9-under 62 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead at the Portugal Masters.
Golf
October 27

Jin makes another run at Asia-Pacific Amateur with 65

Oklahoma State junior Bo Jin of China had a stressful time getting to the Asia-Pacific Amateur in Thailand.
Golf
October 27

Smotherman and Endycott share lead at 62 in Bermuda Championship

Arjun Atwal was one shot back of the leaders without having competed in the three months since his father died and without the guarantee of a tee time.
Randball
October 6
Gophers women’s golfer Mariana Mesones has set the school scoring record — twice — as a freshman.

She broke the U women's golf scoring record — then broke it again

Mariana Mesones, a Peru native and freshman on the Gophers women's golf team, followed up her historic round of 64 with an even better round of 62.
Gophers
October 1
Gophers golf coach Les Bolstad, right,  got together with his team, including Dave Gumlia, closest to him, before the 1964 Big Ten tournament.

Dave Gumlia, star golfer for Gophers in 1960s, dies at 79

Gumlia was a three-time runner-up in the Big Ten golf meet, leading Minnesota to a team title once in 1963.
Golf
September 18

Lee rises again and wins Portland for first LPGA title

Andrea Lee recovered from two early bogeys and pulled away with five birdies on the back nine Sunday to close with a 6-under 66 and win the AmazingCre Portland Classic
Golf
September 7
A scene in 2021 at the 12th hole at Hiawatha Golf Course. The Minneapolis Park Board on Wednesday approved an ambitious $43 million course redesign.

Mpls. Park Board approves Hiawatha Golf Course redesign

The redesign aims to improve Lake Hiawatha's water quality and the course's flood resiliency, but requires reducing its holes from 18 to nine.
Golf
August 20
From left, Gary Wert, Henry Fiola, Bill Johnson, Ted Stark, Carson Herron (slightly hidden) and Bill Homeyer.

Reusse: Magnificent, mysterious Gene Hansen big piece of Minnesota golf history

He put together two dominant summers in 1961 and 1962, winning the state's triple crown.
Golf
August 20

Hitchner loses in U.S. Men's Amateur semifinals

Minneapolis' Derek Hitchner, a fifth-year senior at Pepperdine, lost to Ben Carr of Columbus, Ga., 3 and 2 Saturday in Paramus, N.J.
Golf
August 19

Hitchner reaches semifinals of U.S. Men's Amateur

Derek Hitchner, the fifth-year golfer for Pepperdine and former Blake star, won for the fourth time in match play in the tournament in Paramus, N.J.
Golf
August 18

Hitchner wins twice to reach quarterfinals at U.S. Men's Amateur

Derek Hitchner of Minneapolis defeated Justin Biwer of San Diego 3 and 2 in the round of 16.

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