Rickie Fowler wins Rocket Mortgage Classic in playoff over Morikawa and Hadwin, ends 4-year drought
Rickie Fowler made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, outlasting Collin Morikawa and Adam Hadwin two weeks after squandering a chance to win his first major at the U.S. Open.
The Latest: DeChambeau hits tree, into water, but still wins
Bryson DeChambeau takes his third shot on the 13th fairway during a second round match at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUSTIN, Texas – The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times CDT):3:35 p.m.Bryson DeChambeau sure knows how to make things interesting. The defending champion in the Dell Technologies Match Play built a big lead over Justin Thomas and then hung on to beat the No. In the Dell Match Play two years ago, he went 1-2 and failed to advance out of his group. Ad___(This item has been corrected to show that DeChambeau won his first match last time at the Dell Match Play.)
Quiet please: A PGA with no fans and the new normal for golf
A fans watches through a hole in the fence along the the 12th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. Were going to celebrate what weve got, PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said about the weeks eerily silent arrangement. I actually miss playing in front of fans because you obviously work off that, especially in a major championship., Day said. This week, though, instead of fans surrounding the tee boxes, there are a hand-sanitizer dispensers. And instead of roars echoing through the cypress trees, its the quiet congratulations of a fellow playing partner: Nice shot.
Morikawa back from missed cut with strong debut at Muirfield
DUBLIN, Ohio Collin Morikawa didn't get rattled by his first missed cut as a pro or his first time playing Muirfield Village. It was a quiet day of work, typical for the PGA Tour with no spectators allowed in the return from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. For the first time in 63 years, the PGA Tour will have tournaments on the same course in consecutive weeks. The second week at Muirfield Village the Memorial was supposed to be the first with fans since the PGA Tour returned June 11. He used PGA Tour winner Marc Turnesa as a caddie for this week, which might be a short week.
Els adds 2 more Presidents Cup rookies with captain's picks
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)Ernie Els filled out an International team loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain's picks Wednesday night. Among his picks were Jason Day, who will be playing for the fifth time, and Adam Hadwin, who made his debut in 2017. That makes six players on the International team who will be playing the Presidents Cup for the first time. There has not been a playing-captain in the Presidents Cup since Hale Irwin in the inaugural event in 1994. The Presidents Cup is Dec. 12-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia, where the International team recorded its only victory in 1998.