Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Jul 16, 2016

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the curtains at his house expecting to see rain coming down sideways and was pleasantly ...

Matsuyama withdraws from Olympics over Zika concerns

Jul 4, 2016

Matsuyama withdraws from Olympics over Zika concerns

Hideki Matsuyama has followed Jason Day and Rory McIlroy out of the Rio Olympics, opting not to compete because of concerns about the Zika virus, the Japanese golfer said on Sunday. “I won’t go. I’m not competing,” Matsuyama said after the final round of ...

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, ...

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

May 16, 2016

Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. Not the super-slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie into an unsettling bogey as he ...

Matsuyama soars to second at Players Championship

May 15, 2016

Matsuyama soars to second at Players Championship

Hideki Matsuyama shot a 5-under-par 67 to shoot up the leaderboard from 36th and into a tie for second place after the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday. On a day when only six players broke par, Matsuyama, who had seven birdies ...

Matsuyama fades at Masters

Apr 11, 2016

Matsuyama fades at Masters

Hideki Matsuyama’s bid to become the first Japanese man to win a major crumbled in a 1-over-par final-round 73 on Sunday at the Masters, where he finished five strokes back of England’s Danny Willett in a tie for seventh. The 24-year-old Matsuyama started in ...

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

Apr 10, 2016

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

A wayward putter cost Hideki Matsuyama two late bogeys in the third round of the Masters on Saturday, but he goes into the final 18 holes in a tie for third, just two strokes behind leader and defending champion Jordan Spieth. “There were very ...

Mar 7, 2016

Matsuyama finishes tied for 35th at Cadillac Classic

Hideki Matsuyama shot a final-round 73 on Sunday to finish the Cadillac Championship in a tie for 35th. Playing in strong winds, Matsuyama had five birdies, but blotted his scorecard with a bogey trifecta: one bogey, a double bogey and a triple bogey. “You ...

Mar 5, 2016

Matsuyama cards career-worst 81

Hideki Matsuyama suffered a second-round meltdown and carded his worst score on the U.S. PGA Tour at the Cadillac Championship on Friday. Matsuyama started the day four strokes off the pace in a tie for 11th place, but made two birdies, three bogeys and ...

Fowler takes halfway lead at Honda Classic

Feb 27, 2016

Fowler takes halfway lead at Honda Classic

Rickie Fowler isn’t setting any course records at the Honda Classic. He’ll gladly settle for more great golf, and the 36-hole lead. Fowler got back to work last week in Florida after his big disappointment in the Phoenix Open and shot the course record ...