What do captains Davis Love III and Trevor Immelman have in store as the 14th Presidents Cup gets underway Thursday at Quail Hollow Club? The first glimpses of the Americans and Internationals respective strategies were revealed when the two sides rolled out the pairings for the opening foursomes session in Charlotte. To no one’s surprise,
The International team has none, after Australia’s Cameron Smith, the third-ranked player in the world and The Open winner, jumped to the new LIV Golf circuit in late August. History is on the Americans’ side, too. They have won 11 of the past 13 Presidents Cup competitions, losing just once and tying one other time.
CHARLOTTE — If the rumor mill had been accurate, Adam Scott would have joined LIV Golf months ago. On social media and in various reports, the popular Australian was mentioned alongside Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter as veteran PGA Tour players who were going across to the rival circuit. It was fueled by the fact
11:23 AM ET Each of the 48 players who competed in last week’s LIV Golf event outside Chicago have signed a letter sent to the chairperson of the Official World Golf Ranking asking that OWGR retroactively include LIV Golf results in its rankings. The letter was sent to OWGR chairperson Peter Dawson on Friday. The
CHARLOTTE — Despite creating the event more than 30 years ago, LIV Golf chief executive Greg Norman says he has been asked not to attend this year’s QBE Shootout in Naples, Fla. The two-time major winner and head of the Saudi Arabia-funded rival to the PGA Tour took to social media Tuesday with a lengthy
6:13 PM ET LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman said Tuesday that he has been asked not to attend the QBE Shootout, an event he founded and has hosted since 1989. The 54-hole competition between two-man teams will be held at the Norman-designed Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, on Dec.
CHARLOTTE — Two days before the start of the 2022 Presidents Cup, the American team is the undisputed favorite to win for a 12th time and increase its overall record to 12-1-1. That would have been the case even in a world without LIV Golf, but the breakaway Saudi league has made the situation significantly
7:30 AM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Much has changed since the last Presidents Cup was played, when captain Tiger Woods led the 2019 U.S. team to a 16-14 victory at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. 2 Related In just the past week, it was announced Greg Norman is going to Congress to advocate for
Sep 18, 2022 Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — In a year of having to bounce back, Andrea Lee recovered from two early bogeys and pulled away with five birdies on the back nine Sunday to close with a 6-under 66 and win the AmazingCre Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. Lee took the
CHICAGO — The most polarizing golfer in the world is a god-fearing country boy who is intelligent enough to have been his high school valedictorian. He is a jock who grew up playing the pretty-boy positions of quarterback and shortstop but was tough enough to wrestle competitively and line up as a free safety. His
You’ve probably heard by now that the United States team is a big favorite to beat the International side at this week’s Presidents Cup. And maybe you’re debating whether or not to set aside the time to watch the match at Quail Hollow. Well here’s some friendly advice: How often did we hear this same
Sep 18, 2022 Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Max Homa knew he had no choice but to go for it on the par-5 18th hole if he wanted to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship. Trailing Danny Willett by a shot, he went for the green in two but ended up in a tough
9:10 AM ET LIV Golf CEO and commissioner Greg Norman is visiting Capitol Hill later this week to discuss the new circuit’s plans and business model with lawmakers, a LIV Golf spokesperson confirmed to ESPN on Monday. Norman, a two-time Open Championship winner, hopes to educate lawmakers about what the new circuit is doing to
In early July, as he perched himself at the edge of a wooden bench in front of his locker at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Davis Love III wore an expression somewhere north of agitated that had nothing to do with his closing two-over-par 72 in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship. Love had things
A lot has happened in the nine weeks since Cameron Smith won the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews. The popular Australian confirmed the worst kept secret in golf last month when he announced he’d signed with LIV Golf. His defection triggered a ban by the PGA Tour, including from next week’s Presidents Cup. Smith
8:02 PM ET Associated Press SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — British Open champion Cameron Smith made his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf pay off Sunday when he closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago. Smith was only briefly threatened in the third and final round.
8:24 PM ET Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Steve Stricker won his second straight PGA Tour Champions event on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 64 and beating Robert Karlsson with a birdie on the first playoff hole in the Sanford International. Stricker had a one-shot lead when he looked behind and saw Karlsson with
Danny Willett could only laugh. Probably to keep from crying. No, check that. It almost certainly was to keep from crying. Max Homa successfully defended his title at the Fortinet Championship on Sunday and now heads to his first Presidents Cup in Charlotte, where he likely will be relied on heavily by U.S. captain Davis