Column: PGA Tour study shows disparity in ranking points

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly skeptical about the world ranking. Against a field as strong a...

Eddie Pepperell prefers not to spend much time at tournament

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Pepperell makes his Masters debut this year, and he looks forward to seeing Augusta National so much that he plans to see it for the first time on Sunday, four day...

McIlroy blocks out noise and hits his stride

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy managed to block out all the noise, all the distractions, and this was long before he even reached the pivotal three-hole finish at the TPC Sawgrass to win ...

McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major. ...

Rahm storms into lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm felt like every shot would be good and most of them were as he posted an 8-under 64 on Saturday and built a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood ...

New rules could have helped Woods on 17th hole at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under the new Rules of Golf. Instead, he hit a second shot into...

Furyk making most of surprise visit to Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim Furyk played his best round at The Players Championship the one year he wasn't even expecting to be here. Among the last players in the field, Fury...

Matchmaker: Justin Thomas links Wie with Jerry West's son

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Major champion. FedEx Cup champion. And now Justin Thomas has another title. Matchmaker for Michelle Wie and Jonnie West. Wie, the ...

Varner penalized 2 shots in unlikely driver change

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Harold Varner III was penalized two shots in the opening round of The Players Championship in a bizarre case of adding a driver head to his shaft. Rule...

Fleetwood finishes strong for Players lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood kept a clean card in the March wind and finished with three straight birdies for a 7-under 65, setting the early pace Thursday in The Players Championshi...

Stenson's Players victory ends with wrong kind of surprise

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Stenson won The Players Championship 10 years ago, at the time the biggest victory of his career. Equally memorable was the trip home to Orlando...

Same tournament, new course with Players moving to March

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Thomas has played the 15th hole at The Players Championship some 20 times, but never this early in the year. That's why he turned to his caddie for some last-minu...

McIlroy waiting for consistent golf to pay off in victories

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing his most consistent golf since the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, when he finished no worse than third in nine out of 12 tournaments worldwid...

Column: Molinari putting together a record hard to ignore

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Francesco Molinari might not look like the modern version of an Arnold Palmer, a player who makes people watch because of his ability to charge from behind with clutch s...

Woods no long feeling pain in the neck at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods says a sore neck that kept him out of Bay Hill last week is no longer painful. That doesn't mean the end of neck pain down the road. Woods ...