Matsuyama reaches Japanese-best No. 3 in world rankings

Hideki Matsuyama moved up one place to third in the latest world rankings list released Sunday, the highest placing ever achieved by a Japanese male golfer. Matsuyama, who finished in a tie for 22nd at the Players Championship on Sunday, overtook Australia’s Jason Day in the rankings, while the top ...

/ May 14, 2017

Holmes rides luck at Players Championship

J.B. Holmes defied conventional wisdom on a most unconventional course, walking anything but the straight and narrow at the TPC Sawgrass until he wound up in a most unlikely place Saturday in The Players Championship. He was tied for the lead with Kyle Stanley. ...

McGirt, Hughes tied at Sawgrass

/ May 12, 2017

McGirt, Hughes tied at Sawgrass

Mackenzie Hughes and William McGirt fired identical 67s to take the co-lead after the first round of The Players Championship on Thursday as Sergio Garcia aced No. 17 in his first event since winning the Masters. Alex Noren, of Sweden, Spain’s Jon Rahm, J.B. ...

/ May 7, 2017

Reed surges into Well Fargo lead

Patrick Reed was befuddled by the wind when his golf ball was in the air, and by the book when his ball was on the green. He went back to playing aggressively, and it gave him the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship. ...

Nomura outlasts Kerr for Texas win

/ May 1, 2017

Nomura outlasts Kerr for Texas win

Harukyo Nomura never saw her ball land on the 18th green while playing the hole for the sixth straight time in a playoff. She heard the cheers though. After her approach to 12 feet, Nomura almost made an eagle before a tap-in birdie and ...

Nomura takes lead into final round in Texas

/ Apr 30, 2017

Nomura takes lead into final round in Texas

Harukyo Nomura of Japan still had fun on another windy day on the LPGA Tour in North Texas. Despite a 1-over par 72 with a late double bogey in the third round, she actually doubled her lead Saturday at the Volunteers of America Texas ...

/ Apr 29, 2017

Nomura moves into lead at Texas Shootout

Harukyo Nomura fired a 6-under-par 65 to move from a share of ninth place to the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout on Friday. Nomura made eight birdies against a pair of bogeys at the ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Kuboya wins Panasonic Open after playoff

Home-grown veteran Kenichi Kuboya beat compatriot Katumasa Miyamoto in a sudden-death playoff to lift his first title for five years at the Panasonic Open Japan on Sunday. The pair were locked at 11 under par after both registered birdie fours at the 72nd hole ...

Hoffman fires 65 to lead Masters

/ Apr 7, 2017

Hoffman fires 65 to lead Masters

Dustin Johnson withdrawing from the Masters was shocking enough. Then Charley Hoffman delivered a surprise of his own. In a raging wind that left most players celebrating anything around par, Hoffman ran off seven birdies over his last 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under ...