Matsuyama 'going backward' ahead of PGA Championship

/ Aug 9, 2017

Matsuyama 'going backward' ahead of PGA Championship

High-flying Hideki Matsuyama on Tuesday described his practice round form as going "backward" ahead of the PGA Championship, the final major of the season. But that could prove to be a good omen as the 25-year-old world No. 3 bids to become the first Japanese ...

McIlroy lauds Matsuyama ahead of Irish Open

/ Jul 5, 2017

McIlroy lauds Matsuyama ahead of Irish Open

Rory McIlroy has singled out world No. 2 Hideki Matsuyama for special praise ahead of this week's Irish Open at Portstewart. Matsuyama is the highest-ranked player in this Irish field and two spots higher than McIlroy, who was bumped back to No. 3 by the ...

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 65 ...

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

/ Mar 23, 2017

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

Debutant Hideto Tanihara, currently 60th in the world rankings, defeated American world No. 6 Jordan Spieth 4 and 2 on the first day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday. While Tanihara secured a point for the win, compatriots Hideki Matsuyama and ...

Matsuyama sets sights on major

/ Oct 31, 2016

Matsuyama sets sights on major

Hideki Matsuyama set his sights firmly on winning a major after destroying a world-class field to become the first Asian to win a World Golf Championship at the weekend. The 24-year-old Matsuyama finished on 23 under par to win by seven shots — the biggest ...

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 of ...

/ 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 not ...

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 me, ...