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Luke Donald Dodges Baboon En Route To 63 and Second-Round Lead at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Getty Images Luke Donald of England plays into the 18th green during the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on December 5, 2014 in Sun City, South Africa. SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — A charging baboon nearly ran into Luke Donald on Friday at the Nedbank Golf […]

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Rory McIlroy sets relentless pace on return to share lead with Shane Lowry at DP World Tour Championship

McIlroy’s eagerness to get going was written all over his social media accounts. On Instagram he posted his muscled self-bench pressing 275lb, while on Twitter he said “excited is an understatement”. Just to raise the pulse further, on the first tee were his Claret Jug and his Wanamaker Trophy. McIlroy went through the first five […]

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Ryder Cup History Shows Europe’s 10-6 Lead Not Insurmountable

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — To halve and halve not: Random concessions from the Ryder Cup… Ten-six? Ten-six? That score sounds familiar. Oh, that’s right. That was the score going into the singles final two years ago when it appeared the Americans might finally win a second Ryder Cup in the 21st century. You know how that […]

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Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead after 54 holes

Getty Images Rory McIlroy and Billy Horschel shake hands on the 18th green following the third round of the Tour Championship at East Lake. ATLANTA (AP) — Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose. Except now he has so much […]

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Bubba Watson takes lead at Memorial Tournament, Adam Scott three shots back

Getty Images Bubba Watson plays a shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the Memorial Tournament. Watson shot 69 to take a one-shot lead. DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Bubba Watson has never been so happy at the Memorial. It helps to be in the lead. Watson ran off three straight birdies on […]

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Alvaro Quiros, Simon Dyson share first-round lead, Henrik Stenson opens with 71 at China Open

Getty Images Battling the flu, Henrik Stenson fired an opening-round 71. SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open on Thursday. The pair were a stroke ahead of a group of six golfers that included defending champion […]

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Masters 2014: Bubba Watson grabs the lead with stunning surge at Augusta

While Watson was in the midst of his quality quintet, America’s other famous left-hander was recording a treble-bogey. On the 155-yard 12th, perhaps the most famous par three in the world, Mickelson found the front bunker with his tee-shot. From there he flew it over the green into the back bunker. And from there he […]

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Adam Scott builds 7-shot lead at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Invitational

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Caddie Steve Williams and Adam Scott shake hands on the 18th green during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. ORLANDO (AP) — Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King. One day […]

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Jason Dufner tied for lead after rain- delayed first day of Cadillac C’ship

Getty Images Jason Dufner shares the Cadillac Championship lead as night fell Thursday after he was one of five players to shoot 69. DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday – this time because of the weather, not his back.  The debut of the new Blue Monster, and the return of Woods, received […]

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Rory McIlroy forgets last year’s agony to take halfway lead in Honda Classic

But as he had on Thursday, McIlroy went through the feared trio from the 15th in one-under, courtesy of a brilliant wedge from 156 yards to five feet on the par-four 16th, and with another birdie on the par-five 18th he was back to seven-under. His days had flip-flopped. While the inward half had provided […]

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