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Ryo Hisatsune, who last year became the first Japanese to be named the European tour's Rookie of the Year, will make his debut at Augusta National this April.
Feb 22, 2024
Japan's Hisatsune among three to accept special Masters invitations
Hisatsune, who last year became the first Japanese to be named the European tour's Rookie of the Year, will make his debut at Augusta National this April.
Hideki Matsuyama celebrates with the trophy after winning the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, on Sunday.
Feb 19, 2024
Hideki Matsuyama surges to victory at Genesis Invitational with final-round 62
Matsuyama, hindered by neck and back injuries in recent years, claimed his ninth PGA Tour title.
Rory McIlroy does not think LIV Golf players who return to the PGA Tour should be punished.
Feb 1, 2024
Rory McIlroy changes tune on punishment for LIV players returning to PGA
Rory McIlroy concedes he has "changed his tune" on the issue of LIV golfers returning to play on the PGA Tour.
Nick Dunlap plays his shot on the ninth hole during the final round of The American Express golf tournament at PGA West Stadium Course, La Quinta, California, on Sunday.
Jan 23, 2024
Amateur Dunlap mulls future after PGA Tour win
Dunlap became the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since 1991 on Sunday.
Rory McIlroy speaks during a news conference in Boston in November.
Jan 10, 2024
Rory McIlroy has 'dream scenario' for a new world tour
The star golfer would like to see golf take a more global approach by tapping into markets like Japan and Australia.
Tiger Woods laughs at a comment made by Justin Thomas (back) during the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.
Dec 17, 2023
PGA Tour still aims to meet deadline for Saudi alliance, Woods says
The PGA Tour, scrambling to finalize its merger plans ahead of the deadline, has said it would proceed with talks with U.S.-based Strategic Sports Group.
Team Europe's Jon Rahm lines up a putt during the Ryder Cup in Rome in October. The two-time major champion is heading to LIV Golf after signing a mega-deal with the PGA Tour rival.
Dec 8, 2023
Jon Rahm joins LIV in deal reportedly worth over $300 million
The Spaniard's deal is another hit for the PGA Tour as it races to finalize an agreement to ally with the Saudi-backed league.
Rory McIlroy lines up his putt during the Ryder Cup in Rome on Oct. 1. The popular golfer has made no secret that the PGA Tour's secret talks with Saudi Arabia had blindsided and stung him.
Nov 15, 2023
Rory McIlroy resigns from PGA Tour board
The decision by one of golf's most popular athletes is a particularly public blow to the tour and its board.
Crushers team captain Bryson Dechambeau (right) and Charles Howell III celebrates after winning the LIV Golf team championship at Trump National Doral, in Doral, Florida, on Sunday.
Oct 23, 2023
LIV Golf heads into offseason full of uncertainty
Bryson DeChambeau's Crushers won the LIV Golf Team Championship on Sunday.
American Justin Suh putts on the 7th green during the third round of the Zozo Championships in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, on Saturday.
Oct 21, 2023
Justin Suh seizes lead heading into final day of Zozo Championship
Suh, a tour rookie with two top-10 finishes this season, had five birdies and two bogeys in the third round.
Hideki Matsuyama will look to recapture the Zozo Championship crown he last won in 2021.
Sep 12, 2023
Keegan Bradley and Hideki Matsuyama to play Zozo Championship
Former world No. 1 golfer Adam Scott of Australia is also scheduled to come to Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture.
Colin Morikawa's family emigrated from Japan to Maui, where his paternal grandparents were born.
Aug 11, 2023
Colin Morikawa to donate $1,000 per birdie to Hawaii fire relief
The two-time major winner, who has strong family ties to the island of Maui, made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday.
A busy 2024 schedule will see the PGA Tour expand to 36 events for the first time since 2012.
Aug 8, 2023
Pebble Beach joins signature stops as PGA unveils 2024 schedule
The PGA Tour unveiled a lineup of 36 tournaments in a calendar-year schedule for the first time since 2012.
Tiger Woods will join five other players on the PGA Tour's policy board.
Aug 2, 2023
Tiger Woods joins PGA Tour's policy board as player director
The move is part of new governance and transparency measures announced by the Tour that promises to give players more say in future decisions.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
PGA officials, but not LIV, to testify before U.S. lawmakers
Testimony had been sought from LIV chief executive Greg Norman and Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) governor Yasir al-Rumayyan but neither will appear at the July 11 hearing.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2023
PGA-LIV filing shows undecided nature of historic merger
A filing describing the merger shows the deal’s broad outlines, but also how much of the biggest union in golf history still needs to be worked out.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2023
Questions about potential LIV-PGA merger loom over U.S. Open
"We all want to know the why,” Colin Morikawa said. "We’re so interested in the why. For us, for me right now, it’s just like what’s going to happen?"
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2023
Players seek to keep U.S. Open focus amid merger turmoil
Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka are among the favorites this week at Los Angeles Country Club, along with world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2023
Saudi Arabia furthers ‘sportswashing’ ambitions with PGA merger
Human rights, it turns out, are a bore and an obstacle. "Sportswashing,” as it is known, is powerful and effective.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2023
Rory McIlroy eager to put focus back on golf
McIlroy was one of the staunchest critics of the breakaway LIV Golf circuit, which lured top PGA Tour and DP World Tour stars with signing bonuses and record purses.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation