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Champions Tour will launch 3-event playoff series for 2016, sources say
The PGA Tour plans to introduce a three-event Champions Tour playoff system with an event in Savannah, Ga., and Richmond, Va., before Charles Schwab Cup in 2016.
Wilson Golf Course could be host course if Los Angeles wins 2024 Olympics bid
Wilson Golf Course could serve as the host course for the 2024 Olympic Games should Los Angeles be named host city.
U.S. Amateur upstarts Derek Bard, Sean Crocker force Walker Cup selectors to take a look
The process of picking the 10-man U.S. Walker Cup team has grown far more complicated after Americans Derek Bard and Sean Crocker advanced to the U.S. Amateur semifinals.
Virginia's Derek Bard writes quite a story as semifinalist in 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields
Virginia men's golfer Derek Bard defeated Arizona State's Jon Rahm, the No. 1 amateur in the WAGR, at the 2015 U.S. Amateur in the quarterfinals at Olympia Fields.
Bryson DeChambeau seeks golf improvement in wide variety of techniques
SMU men's amateur golfer Bryson DeChambeau uses a variety of odd techniques to improve his game, such as single-length irons, Vector Putting and the DECADE System at 2015 U.S. Amateur.
Bryson DeChambeau stops Maverick McNealy in U.S. Amateur showdown of college standouts
SMU men's golfer Bryson DeChambeau defeated Stanford's Maverick McNealy in the Round of 16 at the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields.
As two-time major champion, Zach Johnson shows he might be in another league
Zach Johnson, the 2015 British Open champion who was honored at a recent Cubs game, doesn't view himself as an overachiever.
Arkansas men's college golf signee Austin Connelly considers professional, Walker Cup options after U.S. Amateur loss
Arkansas men's college golf signee Austin Connelly considers professional and Walker Cup options after U.S. Amateur loss to Stanford's Maverick McNealy, including Web.com Tour Q-School.
Illinois college golfer Thomas Detry rallies from early 3-down deficit to advance in U.S. Amateur
Thomas Detry of Belgium has faced pressure-packed match-play situations during his three years at Illinois, so he didn't panic Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur.
Jordan Spieth and company give chase, but Jason Day just too much at PGA
Jordan Spieth, Branden Grace and Justin Rose gave it a good run at the PGA Championship, but in the end Jason Day was just too much to beat Sunday at Whistling Straits.
Whistling Straits’ champion for another major: Ziggy
Read about Robert Ziegelbauer and Zig’s Hostel and Social Club, located just outside of Whistling Straits and a popular hangout at the 2015 PGA Championship.
Six strokes off lead in PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson faces final shot at redemption in 2015 majors
After a third-round 68 Saturday at the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson likely will leave Whistling Straits disappointed in another major championship.
PGA Championship notes: Rory McIlroy starts hot, cools off; Nick Watney eager to perform
Rory McIlroy started strong Saturday at the PGA Championship but cooled off to severely hurt his chances to win at Whistling Straits.
PGA Tour golfer Patrick Reed gets back on track with 69 at PGA Championship
After a poor first round at the 2015 PGA Championship, Patrick Reed got back on track with a 3-under 69 Friday at Whistling Straits.
Once known as Tiger Woods slayer, Y.E. Yang seeks to reclaim major form in PGA Championship
Y.E. Yang, who once took down Tiger Woods to win the 2009 PGA Championship, fired an even-par 72 Friday at Whistling Straits to make the cut.
Reports: Feds put Phil Mickelson back in cross-hairs of securities probe
PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson, who shot 72 Thursday at the PGA Championship, is back in the news in relation to an FBI investigation of a potential violation of insider-trading laws.
Thomas Bjorn reverses course, starts hot at PGA Championship
PGA Tour golfer Thomas Bjorn shoots 69 in Round 1 of 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Driver fails Bubba Watson at PGA Championship in return to Whistling Straits
Bubba Watson, who lost in a playoff at the 2010 PGA Championship, shot even-par 72 in his return to Whistling Straits on Thursday.
Internationals' plea to PGA Tour for change in Presidents Cup grows ‘tense,’ Ernie Els says
The 2015 Presidents Cup PGA Tour golfer Ernie Els and International captain Nick Price seeks rule change.
Journeyman Omar Uresti earns return to big stage at PGA Championship
Omar Uresti, who has made just 11 PGA Tour starts since losing his card in 2010, will play the 2015 PGA Championship as a club professional.
Steve Stricker could debut new Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 putter at PGA Championship at Whistling Straits
Steve Stricker could debut a new putter this week at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Phil Mickelson's M Club moves closer to acquiring Spokane Country Club
Spokane Country Club is one step closer to joining the M Club, a club owned by Phil Mickelson.
European Tour’s stance against ’16 WGC-Bridgestone puts Shane Lowry in a bind
The 2016 WGC-Bridgestone European Tour Shane Lowry unsure of whether he will be in field to defend title in 2016 after PGA Tour schedule shakeup due to Olympics.
PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson plummets down 2015 British Open leaderboard after taking midway lead
PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson at 2015 British Open continued major championship struggle, shooting two rounds of 75 to fall from first to T-49 at St. Andrews.
PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson sees progress after 6-birdie final round in British Open
PGA Tour star Phil Mickelson ended the 2015 British Open with a 3-under 69 that included a triple-bogey at the Road Hole.
On a packed British Open 2015 leaderboard, Louis Oosthuizen stands out
Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has won a Claret Jug at St. Andrews and so stands out on a packed leaderboard.
Padraig Harrington chases third Claret Jug with a new feeling: experience
Two-time British Open winner Padraig Harrington chases another Claret Jug with a little more experience.
David Duval shows glimpse of former prowess at British Open
David Duval shoots 67 at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews and shows glimpse of golf skills when he was World No. 1 and looks for chance to play regularly on PGA Tour again.
PGA Tour golfer Tiger Woods packs his bags at British Open after third missed cut of year
PGA Tour golfer Tiger Woods misses cut at 2015 British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews for second straight missed cut in major championship.
Phil Mickelson’s M Club among groups bidding for bankrupt Spokane Country Club
PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson's M Club business group put in bid to acquire bankrupt Spokane Country Club in Washington, with Ryan Moore's RMG Golf Course Management among other bidders.
Worldwide appeal puts golf on solid ground entering 2016 Olympics, IOC chief says
Golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 as part of a process to find a comfortable home for one of the world’s oldest games
For fourth year in a row, Adam Scott plays his way into British Open contention
Adam Scott is again in position to win the British Open after posting 5-under 67 Friday at the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Russell Henley learns St. Andrews on the fly, posts 66 at British Open
PGA Tour golfer Russell Henley learns strategy for St. Andrews on the fly, posts 66 in Round 2 of 2015 British Open.
This time, Bjorn couldn’t miss Old Course's diabolical Hill Bunker at British Open
The 2015 British Open at St. Andrews Thomas Bjorn finds Hill Bunker at St. Andrews' Old Course, scoring average differs for each nine and Louis Oosthuizen's record at St. Andrews.
With vertigo issues in back of mind, Jason Day opens British Open with 66
PGA Tour golfer Jason Day at the 2015 British Open does not let vertigo health issues stop him from first-round 66 at St. Andrews.
Louis Oosthuizen starts strong with 67 British Open
PGA Tour golfer Louis Oosthuizen at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews shoots 67 while playing with Tiger Woods.
Old Course at St. Andrews exposes David Lingmerth's sheer ability and his naivete at British Open 2015
PGA Tour winner David Lingmerth opened the 2015 British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews with a record-tying 29.
Official World Golf Ranking adds four new tours to world-rankings system
The Official World Golf Ranking has agreed to add four new tours to its ranking system beginning July 26.
Phil Mickelson brings confidence to British Open 2015 despite victory drought
Phil Mickelson chases British Open 2015 success after honing game at Scottish Open.
Louis Oosthuizen basks in British Open-winning vibes upon return to St. Andrews
Past British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen basks in the memory of St. Andrews, where he won the title in 2010.
Rickie Fowler cruises into British Open on a roll: 2 victories in past 5 events
PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler heads to 2015 British Open at St. Andrews looking for back-to-back wins after winning the European Tour's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, like Phil Mickelson in 2013.
Test event for Olympic golf course will be in early 2016, IGF says
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will include golf and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf course will host a test event in the first quarter of 2016, says the International Golf Federation.
Jordan Spieth’s odds to win British Open improve to 5-1 wth Deere victory
Jordan Spieth is the British Open 2015 odds-on favorite after winning PGA Tour's John Deere Classic.
Ballstriking helps Phil Mickelson climb leaderboard at European Tour's Scottish Open
Phil Mickelson secured his spot on the weekend at the European Tour's Scottish Open, which amounts to more British Open prep.
American PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker contend early at Scottish Open
American PGA Tour trio of Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker fed happily on the championship course at Gullane Golf Club for early Scottish Open advantage.
Injured PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy pulls out of 2015 British Open, aims for return at PGA
PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy withdrew from the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews and fellow golfers Graeme McDowell and Phil Mickelson supported McIlroy from Scottish Open.
PGA of America entered dealings with Donald Trump warily, source says
Donald Trump and PGA of America entered a partnership in 2014 to send major championships to Trump golf courses, but the PGA of America was wary of the relationship according to Golfweek source.
Hispanic group calls for golf to do ‘a lot more’ in distancing itself from Donald Trump
Donald Trump's comments about Mexicans sparks Hispanic group to apply pressure to PGA of America and golf to do more to distance itself from Donald Trump.
Scott Stallings’ suspension further clouds Tour’s drug policy, players say
PGA Tour golfer Scott Stallings was suspended for violating the PGA Tour's Anti-Doping program for drugs and reaction from Phil Mickelson and Jimmy Walker on suspension.
PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson offers no insight regarding his ties to illegal-gambling case
PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson tied to illegal gambling operation according to ESPN report with nearly $3 million involved asked at Scottish Open about gambling allegations, but declined to comment.