Players Championship gets 4 hours of play and Monday finish
The Players Championship delivered only four hours of golf Friday before rain saturated the TPC Sawgrass, assuring the PGA Tour's premier event will not end until Monday. “The golf course has just reached a point of saturation, and unfortunately the weather conditions are not providing us any relief,” said Gary Young, the chief referee of The Players. It will be the eighth Monday finish since The Players Championship began in 1974, and the first since 2005.news.yahoo.com
Jason Day's mother dies after 5-year battle with cancer
Jason Day withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational and rushed home to Ohio, arriving in time to be at his mother’s side when she died of cancer. Dening Day was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017, which Day tearfully revealed at the Dell Match Play in Austin. Day said on an Instagram post that she died peacefully Wednesday night.news.yahoo.com
Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout, send Europe a message: ‘This is a new era for USA golf’
Scottie Scheffler, one of six Ryder Cup newcomers for the Americans, took down the No. The gallery saved one of its loudest cheers for U.S. captain Steve Stricker, the Wisconsin native who has been at the helm of blowouts in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. Rory McIlroy, who failed to win any of his three team matches, led Europe off again and gave Schauffele his first loss of the week. McIlroy teared up in his interview when talking about how much the Ryder Cup means to him. Europe still has an 11-9-1 advantage since the Ryder Cup was expanded in 1979 to include the continent.mlive.com
Mickelson and Schauffele money games during pandemic pay off
Phil Mickelson spoke of having some self-doubt in the two years leading up to his PGA Championship victory. Xander Schauffele might have contributed to that, particularly during some money games a year ago in San Diego. Golf resumed, and Schauffele missed a playoff at Colonial by one shot in the first event back.news.yahoo.com
Horschel outlasts Scheffler in sloppy final of Match Play
AUSTIN, Texas – Billy Horschel didn’t find much to admire about his golf Sunday except that he was the last man standing in the Dell Technologies Match Play. His only birdie was a chip-in from 40 feet below the fifth green, yet Horschel didn’t lose another hole. His only birdie in the final match was a 35-footer that Horschel conceded after driving into the ravine on the second hole. So many times this week, Scheffler was able to make all the big putts at all the right moments. “I think I did that pretty much every time this week until the last match,” Scheffler said.
Scheffler and Horschel in All-American final for Match Play
Scottie Scheffler misses his birdie putt attempt on the 18th green during a semifinal round match against Matt Kuchar at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Scheffler and Kuchar tied the hole, giving Scheffler the win in the match. The result was a third straight All-American final in the Dell Technologies Match Play on Sunday. Horschel had never made it to the weekend in his four previous appearances in Match Play. Two holes later — after Kuchar missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 10th that would have squared the match — Scheffler made an 18-foot birdie putt to go 2 up.
Scheffler mows down European stalwarts in Match Play
Jon Rahm, of Spain, right, congratulates Scottie Scheffler on the 17th green after Scheffler won their round of eight match at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Austin, Texas. I just have memories of me and my dad sitting on the couch and watching this guy make putt after putt. AdHe won the Match Play in 2013 and lost in the championship match last time to Kevin Kisner. He scrambled for par, and Spieth missed a 6-foot birdie putt. Spieth went 30 feet long, Kuchar was 6 feet short, and Kuchar won with a birdie.
Garcia comes up aces on a frenetic Friday at Match Play
Already the most fickle event in golf, the Dell Technologies Match Play on Friday was an endless frenzy. “You just never know what can happen out there," Billy Horschel said after beating Max Homa on the third playoff hole. 64 seed in Match Play history to make it to the weekend. 60 seed, while Erik van Rooyen (62) advanced by beating Daniel Berger with a par on the second playoff hole. The eight playoffs to decide group winners broke the previous mark of five in 2017 since group play began six yeas ago.
Great Scot! MacIntyre battles world No. 1 Johnson to a draw
“It was a tough match,” Johnson said. “Obviously, I was dying to win that match,” MacIntyre said. The Spaniard, whose American home is in Austin, won his second match and thus eliminated Hatton, the No. He missed the birdie putt and Rahm, who would have had a putt from the same range, smile a sigh of relief. Johnson was 10 feet away for eagle, and MacIntyre still had him putt it (Johnson made it).
PGA chief fired over alleged sexist comments
PGA chief fired over alleged sexist comments The President of the PGA of America has been fired over alleged sexist remarks he made to a pro golfer on social media. Ted Bishop was commenting on a new book, in which British golfer Ian Poulter criticized European golfer Nick Faldo. Vladimir Duthiers reports.cbsnews.com