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6:31 PM ET Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Jon Rahm is motivated, even if he’s not feeling well. The top-ranked Spanish star had two birdies and two bogeys Thursday in an even-par 72 in the first round of the Fortinet Championship, leaving him well back of the leaders at Silverado Resort and Spa. “I was
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6:24 AM ET Associated Press VIRGINIA WATER, England — Henrik Stenson will still have a role for Europe at the Ryder Cup despite failing to get into the team. The Swedish player was selected by European captain Padraig Harrington on Wednesday as the fifth and final vice captain for the event at Whistling Straits from
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8:23 AM ET Bryson DeChambeau, who will compete in both the Ryder Cup and the world long drive championship this month, said his hands are “wrecked” with calluses from intense training for the events. DeChambeau discussed his “two-a-days” schedule during a recent interview with Golf.com, saying he hopes the unique atmosphere at a North Carolina-based
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7:25 PM ET Paul Azinger‘s history with the Ryder Cup goes back more than 30 years, and it’s hard to find anyone more passionate about the competition, even now in his role as a broadcaster. So the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup captain didn’t hold back Wednesday when asked about Brooks Koepka, who disclosed in a
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The captain’s picks have all been made for the 2021 Ryder Cup, but one former captain was pretty vocal on Wednesday about a potential personnel change. Paul Azinger weighed in on comments Brooks Koepka made about the biennial event in a recent interview with Golf Digest. In the interview, Koepka talked about the challenges—both on
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9:02 AM ET Associated Press Patrick Cantlay was voted PGA Tour player of the year on the strength of his four victories, including a 1-shot advantage at East Lake that made him the FedEx Cup champion. Tuesday’s announcement was another big step for Cantlay, a 29-year-old Californian who went from being the No. 1 amateur
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I’ve received only one death threat in my career. As it goes, working in golf involves a lot of pleasant interaction with folks in collared shirts who are happy to meet you. But back in 2009, leading up to the second U.S. Open at Bethpage, I went undercover to investigate a shifty concierge service that
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9:08 PM ET PHOENIX — Amy Bockerstette will be taking her talents to the national stage next year. Bockerstette, who has Down syndrome, was one of five golfers selected for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, which will be held next June at the Orange County National Golf Center in Orlando, Florida. PGA Tour golfer
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1:29 PM ET Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Will Zalatoris has been voted PGA Tour rookie of the year, the first player in 20 years to receive the award without being a full PGA Tour member. Zalatoris played well enough on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020 to earn a spot in the
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