U.S. Open, British Open golf tournaments live up to their names

...last season, and three players who already have cleared $2 million this year. It includes Thomas Bjorn, who was in the Ryder Cup last September.It's not easy to get into the major known as the toughest test in golf.It's not unreasonable...

Winner, third-place finisher have different takes on the Senior PGA Championship course

...Cup will be for women, too. And not just from Europe.The Palmer Cup began in 1997 as a team event patterned after the Ryder Cup for college players from the United States and Europe. Now it is expanding to include mixed teams for college players...

Rickie Fowler's game catching up to the quality of the person

...his second PGA Tour event as a pro, easily got his card through Q-school and became the only American to play in the Ryder Cup as a rookie.And he had style.His endorsement with Puma made him a colorful figure ? orange on Sunday ? with those...

Rory McIlroy downplays Jordan Spieth as a serious rival

...Masters last year, and tied for second, while McIlroy tied for eighth.They were never matched against each other in the Ryder Cup last year (McIlroy went 3-0-2, Spieth was 2-1-1) and have never played on the weekend together, which means...

PGA Championship returning to Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in 2021

...hosted golf's final major - in 2012 Rory McIlroy won by eight shots.The course was commissioned specifically for the Ryder Cup, and Bernhard Langer's missed par putt lifted the U.S. to victory in the "War at the Shore."But the course's...

Ian Poulter's 67 leads to best Masters finish

...a few greens the first couple of days, but those were extensive misses."Poulter, known for his stellar play in the Ryder Cup, is looking forward to the WGC Match Play at the end of the month in San Francisco."Obviously that's a good format...

Alligator coasters trending in golf shop

...lines for the regular shopping and exchanges were efficient and quick, unlike when he visited Medinah in 2012 for the Ryder Cup."It was not as organized," he said of the Illinois golf course. "The gift shop was the size of a football field...

Texans Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed among favorites in Houston this week, Augusta National next week

...at Doral in 2014. Reed is No. 15 in the world and doesn't back down.Not from that comment at Doral. Not from the Ryder Cup crowd in Scotland. Not when he appeared to twice face impossible shots in the playoff with Spieth and Sean O'Hair...

Single-family homes planned near Augusta National

...the property.According to its Web site, the firm specializes in ticketing, accommodation, hospitality, transportation and IT solutions for major international sporting events, including the World Cup, the Ryder Cup and the European PGA.

Golf roundup: Colin Montgomerie, Joe Durant share lead in Champions Tour event

SAUCIER, Miss. - Colin Montgomerie and Joe Durant shared the lead at 5-under-par 67 on Friday after the breezy first round of the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.