Spieth rounding into form for fickle week of Match Play
In that respect, Spieth is happy to be at his second home — he spent three semesters at the University of Texas — for the Dell Technologies Match Play. He has played consistently better every step of the way and made the Match Play field with room to spare. That means he faces one of the top 16 seeds — Matt Fitzpatrick, in his case — when this unique World Golf Championship begins Wednesday. “Missing a World Golf Championship via not qualifying for it was the first one, and I didn’t like that at all. 1 seed for the fourth straight time in the Match Play, though it has only led to victory once.
Westwood leads at Sawgrass, gets another shot at DeChambeau
That's how it was last week at Bay Hill, when DeChambeau came from one shot behind to beat Westwood with a par on the final hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Westwood, who turns 48 next month, no longer has to go up a few classes to face DeChambeau, golf's fearsome heavyweight. Also four shots behind was Brian Harman, who began his day by holing a wedge for eagle and shot 69. DeChambeau can't blast away at Sawgrass because of the bending tree-lined fairways and water hazards. He also knows from recent experience — seven days ago — that it might not be easy the way Westwood is playing.
Team Thomas wins PNC as Woods celebrates memory with his son
Charlie's mother, Elin Nordegren, walked the final round at The Ritz-Carlton Club at Grande Lakes, her first time at a golf tournament since the 2009 Presidents Cup at Harding Park. Charlie Woods delivered a great show, unfazed by the 250 spectators (mostly sponsor guests) or the national TV spotlight. But one day he might.”The PNC Championship has the strongest waiting list in golf, and it's always been that way. His son played from tee markers more than 100 yards ahead in some cases, and Woods often waited for Charlie to hit his drive. Woods played only nine times because of the COVID-19 pandemic and only once finished in the top 10.
The Latest: Up early, Rahm joins leaders at the Masters
Jon Rahm, of Spain, holds his ball after a birdie on the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST):8:15 a.m.Jon Rahm has joined the leaders at 9 under par at the Masters. 1 Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Abraham Ancer and Cameron Smith are also minus-9 at Augusta National. The top 50 and ties will make the cut once the second round is completed. ___8:10 a.m.Vijay Singh has withdrawn from the Masters because of illness after completing 10 holes in the second round. It was the 20th anniversary of his 2000 victory at Augusta National.
Hatton completes career goal by winning BMW PGA Championship
England's Tyrell Hatton on the first fairway during day four of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, England, Sunday Oct. 11, 2020. Hatton shot 5-under 67 to finish on 19-under 269 overall, capping a week when he shot in the 60s every round around Wentworth's storied West Course. “It's unbelievable,” said Hatton, who acknowledged in a walkalong TV interview during the round that he was nervous. Hatton gave Perez a glimpse of an opportunity by bogeying No. 13 — his only dropped shot of the round — but bounced back by making birdie on Nos.
Johnson gets 2-shot lead and another crack at FedEx Cup
Dustin Johnson selects a club from his bag on the practice range during practice for the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. It's not like I've got a two-shot lead going into the final round, Johnson said, who speaks from experience of once losing a six-shot lead in the final round of a World Golf Championship. 1 seed a year ago, opened with a 70 and was in a three-way tie for the lead after one day. Imagine if he gets it going at East Lake while staked to a two-shot lead. Ten shots is surmountable over four days if somebody gets really hot.Horschel and Hughes at least have that chance.