Golf's Olympic future questioned

Aug 3, 2016

Golf's Olympic future questioned

When it was announced in 2009 that golf was to be included in the Olympic program for the first time in more than 100 years, the decision was heralded for bringing one of the world’s biggest sports into the Olympic tent. But with many ...

Walker takes lead with 65 at stifling PGA

Jul 29, 2016

Walker takes lead with 65 at stifling PGA

A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the “frat house” at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. ...

McIlroy, Spieth ponder last chance

Jul 27, 2016

McIlroy, Spieth ponder last chance

Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He believes the PGA Championship will be his best chance this year to win a major. He overlooked the obvious. It now is his ...

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Jul 13, 2016

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Rory McIlroy dealt another blow to golf’s relationship with the Olympics on Tuesday, when he indicated he would only watch “the stuff that matters” at next month’s Rio Games. The final 60-man Olympic field was revealed Monday, with world No. 3 Jordan Spieth joining ...

Jul 9, 2016

Johnson to skip Olympics due to concerns over Zika virus

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world’s top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Jordan Spieth is the only player ...

Jun 24, 2016

McDowell rejects chance to replace McIlroy in Rio

Graeme McDowell rejected the chance to replace Rory McIlroy in the Irish Olympic team on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile golfer to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Games. While McIlroy cited concerns about the Zika virus, McDowell said he decided months ago ...

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Jun 22, 2016

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to ...

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2016

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy spent the days before the U.S. Open searching for his game. The world’s third-ranked player didn’t find it at Oakmont. McIlroy missed the cut on Saturday after posting a two-round total of 8-over 148, two clear of the cut line at 6 ...

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 ...

Spieth gets off to strong start

Apr 8, 2016

Spieth gets off to strong start

Jordan Spieth is off to another great start in the Masters because of the way he finished. His two biggest rivals were left behind because they couldn’t. Spieth capped off the only bogey-free round in the wicked wind at Augusta National by making a ...