Phil Mickelson withdrew late Friday night, and Tiger Woods played himself out of the tournament – literally – Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open, leaving an eclectic group of leaders, led by Gary Woodland, entering Sunday's final round.
A stretch of seven straight bogeys or double bogeys contributed to a third-round 7-over 79 and a Saturday exit for Tiger Woods at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on Friday night, citing muscle pain in his lower back.
At Torrey Pines on Friday, the Farmers Insurance Open came into focus as young Jordan Spieth put on an absolute ball-striking clinic to take the lead while playing the North Course alongside Tiger Woods.
Stewart Cink might have the first-round lead after carding an 8-under 64 on the easier of Torrey Pines' two courses Thursday, but a proper assessment can't be made until after two rounds are in the books at the Farmers Insurance Open.
It was a beautiful day for a walk – and that’s exactly what Phil Mickelson chose to do after hitting his tee shot on the par-4 second hole in Thursday’s first round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
One man’s playground is another’s thorn bush when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson come to Torrey Pines’ South Course.
If you’re a Phil Mickelson fan and approach 2014 with anxiety, thinking the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 represents his best (and perhaps last) chance to secure the career Grand Slam, breathe easy. Lefty’s got you covered with an abundance of confidence.
Maybe the victories (two) haven’t been as plentiful as envisioned, but Charles Howell III has a steady PGA Tour career; Jimmy Walker leads U.S. Ryder Cup points; plus more in PGA Tour news this week.
Justin Leonard long ago accepted the fact that persimmon was then and metal is now -- but still remembers the days when he and Davis Love III excelled with true woods in their hands.
Harold Varner III is eager to take full advantage of the 2014 Northern Trust Exemption, as the Web.com Tour standout tries to continue blazing an impressive trail for himself.
Woods said he senses that his career will be assessed differently if he doesn’t at least match Nicklaus’ record. It’s hard to say Woods didn’t play a part in nurturing this mentality. After all, it was a paper listing the accomplishments of Nicklaus, not Snead, that was taped to his bedroom wall in California while growing up.
Touring, 35-year-old Matt Kuchar does not go alone, his travel team is completed by wife Sybi and sons Cameron, 6, and Carson, 4. Together they have seen much of the world and scripted a four-year run of PGA Tour consistency that is a marvel.
Harold Varner III's exemption, Zach Johnson's strong run, Justin Leonard's persimmon days and Charles Howell III's growth top this week's PGA Tour news and notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.
You’d have to go back to last summer’s Open Championship for the last time unheralded Zach Johnson finished a tournament over par.
Pat Perez gets engaged, John Daly sets his PGA Tour schedule and the Web.com Tour delays its opener in Panama; plus more PGA Tour news and notes.
Being “athletic” over putts might be a difficult concept to put into words, but for Zach Johnson it essentially boils down to using feel over mechanics.
Two recent constants in Adam Scott’s recent run of PGA Tour success: His casual peek toward his left hand before he gets into position to swing, and his favorite practice grounds in the Bahamas.
Jason Dufner is figuring out how to juggle his PGA Tour schedule with tournaments overseas, while he got a chance to talk college football in Hawaii with pro-am partner June Jones.
Not only do former Georgia Bulldogs Hudson Swafford and Harris English look a lot alike, but their paths to success on the PGA Tour have been eerily similar as well.
Recap all of senior writer Jim McCabe's notes from professional golf this week.
When Shawn Stefani decided to take a vacation instead of flying to Hawaii as the first alternate at the Sony Open, it opened the door for Robert Streb to replace Hideki Matsuyama in the field.
Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from the Sony Open because of a wrist injury.
Adam Scott has spent plenty of time riding waves with Benji Weatherley, but the duo will form a new relationship this weekend at the Sony Open when Weatherley fills in as the Masters champion's caddie.
Steve Williams won't work Adam Scott's bag this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii; Graeme McDowell reflects on a media award; more news and notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.
Sweden's Jonas Blixt will continue to focus on the PGA Tour, but in 2014 he’ll also try for the first time to also satisfy the European Tour's required minimum of 13 starts.
That Zach Johnson isn't a major favorite was not the point to take home from his Tournament of Champions win; that he outplayed a quality leaderboard was surely cause for applause, no?
Zach Johnson wins against stellar competition and the next day there are stories that suggest he isn't a major-championship favorite; plus more in our recap of senior writer Jim McCabe's pro notes this week.
Of the 30 players competing this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 12 of them are opting to skip next week's Sony Open.
As late as Tuesday, Kevin Streelman hadn't even made up his mind about playing in the Hyundai TOC. On Friday, he fought through conflicting emotions regarding his family in Arizona to fire a 6-under 67.
Experience didn't matter for much in the opening round at the Plantation Course, as two newcomers to the Hyundai TOC (Jordan Spieth, Michael Thompson) left tied for the lead with Chris Kirk (second appearance) and Webb Simpson (third appearance).
Adam Scott, currently No. 2 in the world, will play in 2014's first two tournaments and then take a six-week break, potentially leaving himself in a FedEx Cup hole.
Scott Brown’s 2013 campaign was defined by what he did in only his second PGA Tour tournament of the season, rounds of 68-63-67-70 accounting for a one-stroke triumph at the Puerto Rico Open.
From Adam Scott's humility and style in winning the Masters to the off-the-course distraction of deer-antler spray to Mother Nature's effect on the world of golf, our Jim McCabe reflects on an incredible year in golf.
Ben Martin's consistency throughout 2013 led to a significant jump up in the rankings for the one-time Clemson star.
If you want to give him an “A” for effort and competitive intentions, so be it. But if Luke Guthrie's being honest, the one-time standout at Illinois will tell you that he’d love a mulligan on his early schedule.
Greg Norman says his fearlessness would have enabled him to beat Tiger Woods, but a Presidents Cup match didn't go his way; Graeme McDowell plans an offseason break; plus more in news and notes from pro golf.
Finishing within the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking brings with it exemptions into the Masters, U.S. Open, and Open Championship -- and there's a bubble as the year closes out.
Ping-pong paddles to video games to skis, golf's stars easily remember the gifts that lit up their eyes at Christmas when they were younger.
Nelson Mandela’s connection to sports was more with World Cup rugby and World Cup soccer, yet he appreciated golf and South Africa’s rich history in the game – and golfers have taken note.
Golfers feel the somberness of South Africa during the Nelson Mandela Championship; Graeme McDowell plans an offseason break; majors' OWGR-based invites are in sight; plus more.
Consider Round 1 of Tiger Woods' Northwestern Mutual World Classic to have been filled with many hits (the field average for the 18 players was 72.78, with 64 bogeys) and barely any giggles.
Tiger Woods conceded that moving his end-of-year World Challenge tournament from southern California to central Florida made sense, albeit with some emotions.
Angel Cabrera seeks to defend his Argentina Open title in his home country as the LatinoAmerica Series wraps up; Q-School still packs pressure for status on Web.com Tour from all walks; plus more notes from pro golf.
Jordan Spieth has re-defined the expression “making all the right moves” since leaving the University of Texas early in his sophomore year – and is looking beyond his rookie-of-the-year season on PGA Tour.
This weekend would certainly fall into a time of year considered the 'offseason' that touring pros openly seek -- yet 39 of the world’s top 50 players are playing golf.
Touring pros often speak of seeking an 'offseason,' but tournaments such as Tiger Woods' World Challenge boast strong fields nonetheless; plus standout rookie Jordan Spieth's outlook, Angel Cabrera's chase of another Argentinian Open and more in this week's recap of pro notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.
Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson are among American PGA Tour stars to win the Australian Open -- but few follow their footsteps on the trek these days.
Had Connor Arendell wanted to enjoy the European Tour card he had just secured, he didn’t really have the time. He went from Spain to Florida for the Web.Com Tour's second stage of Q-School.
Adam Scott's successful Australian Masters defense, followed by a team win at the World Cup, overshadowed two good performances from Matt Kuchar.