PGA Tour

Bubba Watson flawless for more than two rounds to win Northern Trust Open

Bubba Watson holds the winner's trophy with his wife Angie and son Caleb. Photo: AP

Bubba Watson went the final 39 holes at Riviera without a bogey and delivered the best closing round at Riviera in some three decades Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open.

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 10:13am

Webb Simpson cruises to victory in Las Vegas

Webb Simpson tees off at the fifth hole during the final round at TPC Summerlin. Photo: AP

Former US Open champion Webb Simpson hit the jackpot in Las Vegas on Sunday, cruising to his fourth career victory on the PGA Tour by a commanding six shots at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

21 Oct 2013 - 10:17am

Jimmy Walker breaks through at 188th attempt

Jimmy Walker tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Open. Photo: AFP

American Jimmy Walker took advantage of a late collapse by overnight leader Brooks Koepka to win his first PGA Tour title by two shots at the Open in San Martin, California, on Sunday.

Three strokes off the pace heading into the final round, Walker coolly birdied two of the last six holes to close with a five-under-par 66 on a sun-splashed afternoon at CordeValle Golf Club.

14 Oct 2013 - 11:09am

Mickelson drives blind at BMW Championship

Phil Mickelson takes a shot at the 16th hole during the first round of the BMW Championship on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Three late birdies gave Phil Mickelson a welcome boost at the BMW Championship on Thursday after he came into the penultimate FedExCup play-off event unprepared and effectively driving blind.

13 Sep 2013 - 2:51pm

Stenson's Deutsche Bank victory completes career comeback

Henrik Stenson of Sweden salutes the crowd after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 22-under 262. Photo: Reuters

After enduring the second slump of his career - the latest a product of bad play more than a lost swing - Henrik Stenson began to turn the corner late last year by winning the South African Open. He was back in all the majors again for the first time since 2010. And he was playing better than anyone in the summer.

4 Sep 2013 - 2:03am

Jesse Smith, an amazing tale of the US Open

Jesse Smith hits a tee shot in a practice round at Merion. Photo: AFP

It isn't until you run across a story like Jesse Smith's that you remember why this is called the US Open. There is no shortage of longshots, wannabes and never-were's in the field. But scan a biography of any of the 155 other entrants who teed off yesterday and you won't find even one like Smith's.

14 Jun 2013 - 5:12am

English wins St Jude for first PGA tour title

Harris English. Photo: AFP

A trip to the Masters is more than enough consolation for Harris English that his first PGA Tour victory couldn’t get him into the US Open too. After all, playing at Augusta is what every Georgia golfer wants.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:27am

Non-stop drama on the PGA Tour

Vijay Singh is suing the tour.

Ernie Els flashed that easy smile when he saw a reporter walking towards the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass last month. "This must be great for you guys," he said through his laughter. "Come out to the PGA Tour and every week they hand you another story."

2 Jun 2013 - 8:55am

Adam Scott insists he doesn't intend to sue over anchored putting ban

Adam Scott has sought legal advice over the putting ban. Photo: AP

Attention to detail helped Adam Scott clinch his first major title at last month's Masters and the Australian is adopting the same strategy as he grapples with the implications of the 2016 ban on anchored putting.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:55am

Anchored stroke ban remains divisive

Adam Scott says he will deal with the rule change when it applies in 2016. Photo: AP

The decision by golf's two governing bodies to outlaw the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions ends six months of sometimes rancorous debate.

23 May 2013 - 3:53am

South Korean Bae Sang-moon scores first PGA Tour victory

South Korea's Bae Sang-moon on his way to victory in the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, his first victory on the PGA Tour. Photo: AFP

With Dallas' large population of South Koreans, Bae Sang-moon was considering a move to the city before the Byron Nelson Championship.

His breakthrough victory may have closed the deal. "I love this place," Bae said. "I would move to Dallas tomorrow." The second-year PGA Tour player certainly felt at home with rounds of 66-66-66-69 in his first Nelson appearance.

21 May 2013 - 5:39am

Laird secures Masters' spot with Texas victory

Martin Laird. Photo: AFP

Martin Laird punched his ticket to the Masters by firing a closing round of nine-under 63 to capture the PGA Tour's Texas Open by two strokes.

The 30-year-old Scotsman matched the course record and snapped an American win streak on the PGA Tour that dates back to last season.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:16am

Woods stumbles as Rose shares lead

Tiger Woods

England's Justin Rose fired a two-under-par 70 to keep a share of the lead after two rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational as Tiger Woods stumbled.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Tiger Woods claims WGC-Cadillac Championship

The WGC-Cadillac Championship victory is Tiger Woods' first in four years. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods captured the WGC-Cadillac Championship at the Blue Monster course on Sunday with a closing round of one-under 71 for a two-shot victory over runner-up Steve Stricker.

Woods earned his 76th career PGA Tour win and posted his second victory of the year as he steps up his game ahead of the upcoming Masters tournament in April.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Australian PGA Championship looks for new home for 2013

Clive Palmer

The Australian PGA Championship will have to find a new home next year after negotiations over the long-standing Queensland site with colourful mining billionaire Clive Palmer broke down, officials said.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:04am