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Francesco Molinari enjoyed a career year in 2018, winning the BMW Championship on the European Tour then the Quicken Loans National before capturing his first major title at the Open Championship. Like Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka—the year’s other major winners—Molinari was an equipment free agent, and he had the ability to play whatever he
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As snow falls in the Northeast, and many other parts of the country, golf season can’t get here soon enough. And nothing kicks off golf season quite like the season’s first major, the Masters, which will take place at Augusta National a little bit later than usual this year, April 11-14. RELATED: The 13 best
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2:37 PM ET Tiger Woods announced Monday that he is withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational to be played this week at Bay Hill in Florida because of a neck strain. “I’ve been receiving treatment, but it hasn’t improved enough to play,” Woods said on a Twitter post. “My lower back is fine, and I
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Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of March 4. Mitchell knocks off heavyweights at Honda Keith Mitchell’s short game
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7:54 PM ET Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — Mark O’Meara seized control with five birdies on the front nine and closed with a 7-under 66 for a four-shot victory Sunday in the Cologuard Classic, his first victory on the PGA Tour Champions in more than eight years. At 62 years, 1 month, 17 days, he’s
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1:00 AM ET ESPN News Services PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Keith Mitchell‘s first and until now only win as a professional was three years ago on something called the G Pro Tour. As is the case with mini-tour life, hardly anybody was watching, and hardly anybody noticed. He earned $5,600. Those days are long
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Keith Mitchell started the final round bogey-bogey, but gathered himself to play the remaining 16 holes in five under par, including a tournament-winning 16-footer at the last, to win his first PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic by one shot over Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler. Although it was Mitchell’s birdie on 18 that
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4:44 PM ET Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The USGA says it will meet with Justin Thomas in the coming days, in response to his criticisms over some of the game’s newest rules changes. The world’s No. 3 player and the USGA engaged a bit over Twitter during the weekend, and then chatted
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7:23 PM ET Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — Mark O’Meara shot a 3-under 70 on Saturday to take the second-round lead in the Cologuard Classic, while former baseball star John Smoltz closed with a double-bogey to drop 11 strokes back in his PGA Tour Champions debut. O’Meara, 62, finished with a bogey on the par-4
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7:38 PM ET Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — Kenny Perry shot an 8-under 65 on Friday to take the Cologuard Classic lead, Mark O’Meara matched the PGA Tour Champions record with eight straight birdies in a 66, and former baseball star John Smoltz failed to build on a strong start in his tour debut. Smoltz
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9:54 AM ET Maximilian Kieffer took the clubhouse lead as the second day of the Oman Open was cut short by sandstorms. Kieffer, one of only eleven players to complete their round, hit a solid 70 in Muscat, before play was suspended around midday. The majority of the field was unable to get started in
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1:51 AM ET Another tournament, another new rule violation on the PGA Tour. On Thursday, it was Alex Cejka who was the culprit, with the book he was using to read the greens at the Honda Classic deemed too large. Among several new rules that went into effect this year, mapped-out green books must be
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12:22 AM ET Associated Press SINGAPORE — Defending champion Michelle Wie has been forced to withdraw from the HSBC Women’s World Championship with a recurrence of a right hand injury. Wie, making her second start of the season after surgery on her right hand earlier this month, was 10-over after 14 holes on Thursday when
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