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Matsuyama concerned about Zika virus in Rio

Jun 1, 2016

Matsuyama concerned about Zika virus in Rio

Hideki Matsuyama on Tuesday admitted he harbors fears over the Zika virus that is causing havoc for organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I have concerns,” Matsuyama told reporters after practice ahead of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, ...

Spieth wins in Texas for first time on PGA Tour

May 30, 2016

Spieth wins in Texas for first time on PGA Tour

Jordan Spieth found the perfect cure for his Masters misery. With an impressive back nine at Colonial, Spieth won at home in Texas for the first time on the PGA Tour. He had three consecutive birdies after making the turn, and three more in ...

Jutanugarn extends winning streak

May 30, 2016

Jutanugarn extends winning streak

Ariya Jutanugarn’s strength and skill helped her become the first player in three years to win three straight LPGA Tour events. The 20-year-old Jutanugarn closed with a 5-under 67 for a five-stroke victory Sunday in the Volvik Championship. She’s the first player since Inbee ...

May 29, 2016

Spieth cards 5-under 65, climbs atop leaderboard at Colonial

Jordan Spieth shot a 5-under 65, even while missing a lot of fairways and a few greens, to take the third-round lead Saturday at Colonial. The second-ranked Spieth was alone in the lead at the Dean & Deluca Invitational after three birdies and a ...

Jutanugarn heads into final round with lead

May 29, 2016

Jutanugarn heads into final round with lead

Ariya Jutanugarn ended a shaky round spectacularly, making a 15-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole on Saturday at Travis Pointe to take a one-stroke lead in the Volvik Championship. Trying to become the first to win three straight LPGA Tour events since Inbee ...

Yokomine struggles in second round of Volvik Championship

May 28, 2016

Yokomine struggles in second round of Volvik Championship

Sakura Yokomine slid down the leaderboard after struggling to a 3-over-par 75 in the second round of the LPGA Volvik Championship on Friday. Yokomine started the day five shots off the lead and tied for sixth place, but a round of three birdies, four ...

Yokomine five shots behind Kim at Volvik

May 27, 2016

Yokomine five shots behind Kim at Volvik

Sakura Yokomine carded a 3-under-par 69 on Thursday to sit five shots off the lead after the first round of the LPGA Volvik Championship. Yokomine mixed five birdies with two bogeys at the Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a relatively unknown ...

Zika fears rife among Olympic-bound golfers

May 25, 2016

Zika fears rife among Olympic-bound golfers

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Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes. For now, there is only concern. Rory McIlroy was the latest player to say Zika was in the back of his mind. In an ...

May 24, 2016

Golfer Arimura to leave U.S., return to Japan

Chie Arimura has decided to leave the U.S. LPGA tour and shift her base back to Japan, the Japanese golfer said on her blog site on Tuesday. In an entry posted a day earlier, Arimura cited the Kumamoto earthquake disaster in April as one ...

May 23, 2016

Miyazato flames out in final round

First-round leader Mika Miyazato stumbled on the final day of the Kingsmill Championship on Sunday, falling out of contention and finishing in a disappointing three-way tie for 15th place. In the tournament won by Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn, Miyazato started three shots off the ...

May 22, 2016

Mika Miyazato falls three shots back at Kingsmill Championship

Mika Miyazato slipped three shots off the pace after carding a 1-under-par 70 in the third round of the Kingsmill Championship on Saturday. Miyazato, who dropped into a share of second on Friday after leading the first round, made four birdies against a costly ...