February 28

Woods takes 3rd straight week off by skipping Bay Hill

Tiger Woods is taking a third straight week off by deciding against playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
February 28

LPGA's Lindberg misses cut in men's NZ Open

LPGA major winner Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden has missed the cut at the New Zealand Golf Open after becoming the first woman to play in the 101-year-old men's professional tournament.
February 27
Tom Lewis lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the first round of the Honda Classic

Lewis, English ride exemptions to early Honda Classic lead

Sponsor exemptions are basically free-play gifts handed out by the people in charge of golf tournaments, a handful of invitations available most weeks to those who wouldn't have otherwise qualified for an event.
February 26
Rickie Fowler walks on the 17th green during the Pro-Am of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The Honda Classic is much more than 'The Bear Trap'

PGA National's signature test is a three-hole span on the back nine called "The Bear Trap," named for Jack Nicklaus and touted as one of the most demanding stretches in all of golf.
February 25
Rory McIlroy tees off the 1st during the first round of the British Open at Royal Troon Golf Club in 2016.

British Open returns to Troon as Trump-owned Turnberry waits

The British Open is returning to Royal Troon in 2023 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Open on the western Scottish links.
February 25

Column: A noisy West Coast swing not all about the golf

The PGA Tour delivered plenty of drama during the West Coast swing.
February 25

Cristie Kerr brings her views to TV at Honda Classic

Cristie Kerr returns to action this week on the golf course without her clubs: Golf Channel is using the 20-time LPGA Tour winner for the…
February 25
Patrick Reed gave a thumbs-up after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament in Mexico City on Sunday.

Reed shows moxie, wins Mexico Championship; ex-Gopher van Rooyen ties for third

Two shots behind with four holes to play, Patrick Reed ran off three straight birdies to overtake a faltering Bryson DeChambeau, closing with a 4-under 67 for his second World Golf Championships title.
February 25

Reed plays better as the accusations get louder

The bookies had Patrick Reed at 40-1 odds going into the Mexico Championship, which should have come down before he even hit a shot.
February 23

Hovland becomes PGA Tour's first Norwegian winner

Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Josh Teater.
February 22
Justin Thomas watches his approach to the third green during the second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win.
February 22

Viktor Hovland shoots 64 to take Puerto Rico Open lead

PGA Tour rookie Viktor Hovland shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the windy Puerto Rico Open.
February 21
Bryson DeChambeau follows his tee shot at the 10th hole during the second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship

DeChambeau leads in Mexico; ex-Gopher van Rooyen one back

Bryson DeChambeau kept making birdies in the Mexico Championship, but it was Erik van Rooyen who shot the course record.
February 20
Rory McIlroy

McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

Rory McIlroy switched back to his old putter for the Mexico Championship and it made a world of difference. It helps that he's still hitting the ball like the No. 1 player in the world.
Golf
February 20
Lisa Grimes of Alexandria, Minn., won the PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday, which earned her a spot in this year’s KPMG Women’s P

Alexandria's Grimes qualifies for Women's PGA Championship

Winning the PGA Women's Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday earned Lisa Grimes, at 59 the second-oldest player in the field, a spot in this year's KPMG Women's PGA Championship in June.
February 19

Rory McIlroy delivers strong rejection to proposed new tour

Rory McIlroy became the first top player to publicly reject the idea of a proposed new tour, saying he values his choice of where to play over whatever money the Premier Golf League is promising.
February 19

After pairing with Woods, Ancer reaching a higher altitude

Abraham Ancer knows all about altitude, and not just the thin air at Chapultepec Golf Club where he returns to the Mexico Championship under entirely different circumstances.
February 18

Column: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward

Adam Scott knew exactly where he stood, at least at that very moment.
February 18

Mickey Wright leaves a legacy of big wins, beautiful swing

The swing was so fundamentally sound that it got the attention of anyone who knew and cared about golf, even those considered to be among…
February 17
In this 1967 photo, the gallery follows Mickey Wright's iron shot from the fairway at the Toronto Golf Club. Hall of Fame golfer Wright, who won 82 LP

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85.
February 17

Easy for Woods to find perspective even after finising last

The red shirt. A late tee time on Sunday.
Golf
February 14
Tim Herron watches his shot from the ninth fairway during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational last March.

Reusse: 'Lumpy' is par for the course in his Champions Tour debut

Tim Herron, the Wayzata pro affectionately known as "Lumpy" throughout his career, will be a popular addition to the 50-and-over Champions Tour.
February 14

2 European-Asian Tour golf events postponed due to virus

Two men's golf tournaments co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours in Malaysia and China were postponed Friday because of the deadly new virus from China.
February 14

7-time major champion Inbee Park tied for lead Down Under

Seven-time major champion Inbee Park moved into contention for her 20th LPGA Tour victory on Friday by taking a share of the second-round lead at the Women's Australian Open.
February 13
Large crowds follow Tiger Woods as he tees off on the 5th hole during the first round of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club

Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger wastes strong start

Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras measured at 24 feet, 8 inches. He ended his opening round with a reminder that getting around Riviera unscathed is no small task.
February 13

Ewart Shadoff gets 1st round lead at Women's Australian Open

Jodi Ewart Shadoff shot a 7-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead over defending champion Nelly Korda in the first round of the Women's Australian Open on Thursday.
February 12
Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the Genesis Invitational pro-am

Woods, Thomas spending time off course and in same pairing

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas are separated by about 17 years on the calendar and 70 victories on the PGA Tour, neither of which has kept them from becoming friends away from golf.
Golf
February 11
Parsons Xtreme Golf’s newly opened 7,000-square-foot location features clubs, apparel, fitting bays, a putting green and a players’ lounge.

A $650 golf club? Elite golf store PXG opens in Southdale

High-end golf retailer PXG opens location at Southdale Center in Edina.
February 11

Column: Tiger's pursuit resumes for No. 83 at Riviera

There is no better place for Tiger Woods to set the PGA Tour record for most career victories than at Riviera.
February 11
Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the first hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open g

Tiger Woods unsure whether to repeat as Presidents Cup captain

Ernie Els has made it clear he will not be returning as International captain for the Presidents Cup next year.
February 10
Nick Taylor walked up to the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Taylor handles the wind, Mickelson to win at Pebble Beach

Nick Taylor knew the odds were not in his favor Sunday at Pebble Beach.
February 10

Mickelson says he won't accept U.S. Open exemption

Phil Mickelson is still not exempt for the U.S. Open and says he won't accept a special invitation.
February 10

LPGA Tour cancels two more Asia tournaments due to coronavirus

The cancellations of the Thailand and Singapore events were "due to the continued health concerns and recent advisories in some Asian countries" that large-scale events should not be held, the LPGA Tour said in a statement.
February 8
Phil Mickelson chips to the sixth green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Taylor takes 1-shot lead over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

For his final act on a day filled with short-game magic, Phil Mickelson hit a full-swing flop shot over a bunker that landed in just the right spot on the 18th green at Pebble Beach that it rolled out to 4 feet from the cup.
February 7
Jason Day waves after making a birdie putt on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National

Jason Day climbs within 2 of the lead at Pebble Beach

Jason Day received a warm reminder Friday at Pebble Beach how good it feels to hit shots the way he wants, make a bunch of putts and see his name high on the leaderboard.
February 7

Once is enough: Els says he's done as Presidents Cup captain

Ernie Els brought big changes to the International team in the Presidents Cup, and then he added one more he wants to see. He doesn't think someone should be captain more than once.
February 7

Sagstrom has 1-stroke lead after 2 rounds at LPGA's Vic Open

First-round leader Madelene Sagstrom held a one-stroke lead over American rival Ally McDonald after two rounds of the LPGA's Vic Open.
February 6
Nick Taylor follows his shot from the ninth tee of the Monterey Peninsula County Club Shore Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Nat

Nick Taylor takes lead on glorious day at Pebble Beach

Nick Taylor opened with an eagle, closed with two birdies and made a gorgeous day feel even better with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula that gave him the lead Thursday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
February 5
Phil Mickelson

Mickelson looking for momentum after year getting 'crushed'

Optimism is never in short supply for Phil Mickelson, and it was especially high when he left the Monterey Peninsula last year with his 44th career PGA Tour victory and his fifth title in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
February 4
Patrick Cantlay

Cantlay has come a long way at Pebble Beach in 3 years

Patrick Cantlay had a different set of expectations when he played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am three years ago.