Sports
May 28

Column: Boorish fans have us longing for cardboard cutouts

The good thing about cardboard cutouts: At least you don't have to worry about them spitting on a player, or dumping a box of popcorn on his head, or breaking into a brawl that leaves a toddler in tears.
Sports
May 27

Kang, Salas set up friendly LPGA Match Play showdown

Danielle Kang and Lizette Salas set up a showdown Friday for a spot in the final 16 in the LPGA Match Play. First, they planned to watch "Friends: The Reunion" together.
Sports
May 27
Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the sixth tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge

Spieth, Garcia open with 63s at Colonial; Mickelson 10 back

Phil Mickelson kept hearing congratulatory words as he made his way around Colonial, and there was a huge roar from the crowd when the PGA Championship winner made a long putt to finish his round. Jordan Spieth kept making birdies in the same group.
Sports
May 27

Cejka, Stricker top leaderboard in rain-suspended Senior PGA

Three weeks after beating Steve Stricker in a playoff in the Regions Tradition for his first major title, Alex Cejka got off to a solid start in his pursuit of a second.
Sports
May 26

Ole Miss overwhelms Oklahoma State to claim NCAA title

Julia Johnson wrote out a list of goals when she arrived at Ole Miss to play golf for a program that had not won so much as an SEC title.
Sports
May 26
Mickelson, Brady to face DeChambeau, Rodgers in The Match

Mickelson, Brady to face DeChambeau, Rodgers in The Match

The next edition of The Match will feature PGA stars Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau along with NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
Sports
May 26

Danielle Kang, Inbee Park right at home in LPGA Match Play

Danielle Kang and Inbee Park made themselves right at home at Shadow Creek in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play.
Sports
May 26

Mickelson tries to focus at Colonial after historic PGA win

Phil Mickelson allowed himself to get distracted for a couple of days after his victory at the PGA Championship, taking some time to relish the historic achievement of becoming the oldest player to win a major.
Sports
May 26

Chambers Bay back in USGA rotation; Open may remain elusive

After teaming with his playing partner to shoot 67 on a cloudy afternoon, Joe Greiner praised the golf course he spent five hours traversing. He loved the setting, loved the variety and was especially complimentary of the greens.
Sports
May 25

Ole Miss reaches NCAA women's final against Oklahoma State

Andrea Lignell played 40 holes to win two matches Tuesday and Ole Miss made its debut in the NCAA Women's Championship by advancing to the title match against Oklahoma State.
Sports
May 25
Phil Mickelson with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2021 PGA Championship

Column: Never No. 1, Mickelson's legacy will be longevity

Among the congratulations that poured in for Phil Mickelson becoming the oldest major champion in golf was a video tweet from Jack Nicklaus, who is still good at math.
Sports
May 25

British Open hopeful for 75% capacity, without chaos of PGA

Along with the coastal views at Kiawah Island for the PGA Championship, it was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that a major championship actually sounded like one.
Sports
May 25

Princeton athletic director hired as LPGA commissioner

Mollie Marcoux Samaan chose to write her senior thesis at Princeton on a historical construct of women in sports and the role golf played.
Sports
May 24

PGA apologizes to Mickelson, Koepka for fans on final hole

PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh has apologized to winner Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka for fans rushing onto the 18th hole at the PGA Championship on Sunday.
Sports
May 24

Stanford freshman Rachel Heck wins women's NCAA golf title

Rachel Heck became the ninth freshman to win the women's NCAA individual title on Monday with a one-shot victory at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Golf
May 24
Phil Mickelson, front, celebrates with his caddie and brother Tim after winning the PGA Championship Sunday in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Mickelson changed the history of golf, one mental stroke at a time

Confidence has never been an issue for Phil Mickelson. It stems from the joy of competing.
Sports
May 24
Phil Mickelson tries to move through the crowd on the 18th hole during the final round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, Su

Podcast: Reusse on Mickelson's big win, the Wild and the Twins

Patrick Reusse joins for a breakdown of the weekend, including Phil Mickelson's stunning PGA Championship victory at age 50. Reusse might not like Mickelson, but he has to respect the accomplishment.
Golf
May 23

Oldest golf major champions

Phil Mickelson became the oldest player to win a major championship on Sunday. Here are the oldest major winners:
Golf
May 23

PGA Championship: Day 3 at a glance

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from Kiawah Island.
Golf
May 22

PGA Championship final round tee times

Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka are in the final pairing, teeing off at 1:30 p.m.
Golf
May 21

PGA Championship Round 3 tee times

Leaders Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen tee off at 1:40 p.m.
Golf
May 20

PGA Championship: Day 1 at a glance

A closer look at the action from Kiawah Island
Golf
May 20

PGA Championship Round 2 tee times

The first groups are off tees 1 and 10 at 6 a.m.
Golf
May 20
Edina’s Derek Holmes watched his tee shot on the first hole of the PGA Championship on Thursday.

Edina golf store manager shoots 79 in opening round of PGA Championship

Derek Holmes, one of the 20 PGA club professionals in the field, was 2-over on the front nine but struggled on the back.
Golf
May 19

PGA Championship Round 1 & 2 tee times

The action gets underway at 6 a.m. from Kiawah Island in South Carolina.
Golf
May 19
ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@startribune.com  “It can blow 90 and I’ll have a smile on my face,” Derek Holmes said of facing the PGA Champion

Edina golf store manager set for unlikely appearance in PGA Championship

Derek Holmes sank a long putt in Florida to make the PGA Championship field, one of 20 club professionals headed to South Carolina's Kiawah Island Ocean course
High Schools
May 10

Simley teenager McCauley set to make Minnesota golf history

At age 17, Isabella McCauley will become the youngest state girls' golfer to play in the U.S. Women's Open next month in San Francisco.
Gophers
May 7
Gophers golfer Angus Flanagan

Gophers golfer Angus Flanagan to fulfill a dream, playing in Walker Cup

The event, which matches top amateurs from both sides of the Atlantic has a history of producing star players, including 2021 Masters runner-up Will Zalatoris.
Golf
May 6
Lucas Glover hit onto the green at the 18th hole during the final day of the 2019 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

Bigger crowds could be on for 3M Open

Restrictions on capacity limits, social distancing and mask-wearing outdoors no matter the crowd could be lifted by the time the PGA Tour's 3M Open begins play in Blaine on July 22.
Golf
May 4
Nancy Lopez at the TPC Twin Cities in 2015.

Nancy Lopez heads field for August Minnesota LPGA Legends tourney

Organizers call the Land O'Lakes Legend Classic a "celebration of women's golf" from junior to senior in a state that has produced three U.S. Women's Open champions.
Golf
May 2

Former Masters champ Weir wins first Champions Tour event

Mike Weir and John Daly were tied until Daly made a double bogey on No. 18 with a shot into water and finished with a 69. Daly tied for second with David Toms and Tim Petrovic, who each closed with a 71.
Golf
May 2

Green's closing bogeys leave LPGA victory for Kim

Hannah Green, winner of the 2019 Women's PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, needed only to par the final two holes to win. Instead she three-putted each for bogey and a 69, leaving her a stroke off Hyo Joo Kim's 271 total.
East Metro
April 14
The county ignited a controversy in 2019 when it announced plans to close the 88-acre Ponds at Battle Creek golf course.

Maplewood golf course is Ramsey County's latest redevelopment fight

Ramsey County wants to turn Maplewood course into affordable housing.
Golf
April 12
Hideki Matsuyama’s scorecard was the only thing prettier than the scenery this past weekend in Georgia.

Souhan: 10 reasons why the Masters is still the world's best golf tournament

The course, the history, the risks and rewards — Augusta National and this special week in April are unbeatable.
Golf
April 12
Hideki Matsuyama raised his arms in triumph after putting on the champion’s green jacket for his victory at the Masters on Sunday.

Souhan: Hideki Matsuyama's Masters victory is a breakthrough for Japan

A golf-loving nation finally secured its first men's major championship, and at Augusta National no less.
Golf
April 12
Hideki Matsuyama embraced caddie Shota Hayafuji after winning the Masters.

Day 4 at Augusta

A look at the final day of the Masters.
Golf
April 11
Will Zalatoris tips his cap after putting on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Augusta

Signs of greatness for Will Zalatoris — and an ominous sign, too

Runner-up finishers at the Masters have rarely gone on to a green jacket.
Golf
April 11
Masters champion Bubba Watson tees off on the 14th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament in 2014.

Souhan: Morning at the Masters

Augusta, Ga. — Good Sunday morning from Augusta National Golf Club. It's pretty close to perfect here right now (8:22 Central) - 64 degrees with…
Golf
April 11
Hideki Matsuyama, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour in four years, will try to become the first Japanese man to win a golf major.

Souhan: Matsuyama looks game for run at green jacket on Sunday

After shooting a 65 on Saturday, Hideki Matsuyama will have the weight of a nation on his shoulders Sunday at the Masters in the final round.
Golf
April 10
Xander Schauffele during the third round of the Masters

Final group on Masters Sunday 'all part of the process' for Schauffele

Xander Schauffele finished in a tie for second at the Masters in 2019, behind Tiger Woods, and has finished in the top 10 at a major seven times since 2017.