LPGA finale a sprint toward a $1.5 million prize

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jin Young Ko won twice as many tournaments as anyone else on the LPGA Tour this year. Her four victories included two majors. Her dominance was so thorough that she wrapped up the ...

Whan signs contract extension as LPGA commissioner

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Mike Whan pulled the LPGA Tour out of a deep hole when he took over as a commissioner nine years ago, and he’s not finished yet. Whan has signed what the LPGA des...

Koepka withdraws from Presidents Cup, replaced by Fowler

Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the Presidents Cup because of a knee injury he suffered last month in South Korea. He was replaced by Rickie Fowler. Koepka is the ...

Column: Lexi Thompson wants golf, life to be positive

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One of the rookies on the LPGA Tour next year was asked which player she admired when she started getting serious about golf. She mentioned Lexi Thompson. ...

Kupcho’s long and successful year comes to an end

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end. Even for a 22-year-ol...

Column: Postseason golf about entertainment, not about fair

Scott McCarron has been in position for a $1 million payoff twice in his career under vastly different circumstances. The first occasion was in 2002 in the final of the Match Play Ch...

Van Rooyen faces a crucial stretch at end of European season

Erik Van Rooyen's travels in golf have taken him places he wasn't expecting without ever losing sight of the big picture. He wants to be among the elite in golf, and the next month c...

The captain becomes a player as Tiger Woods picks himself

U.S. captain Tiger Woods used one of his four wild-card selections on himself Thursday and will become the first playing captain in the Presidents Cup since Hale Irwin in the inaugural edition 25 year...

Els adds 2 more Presidents Cup rookies with captain's picks

Ernie Els filled out an International team loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain's picks Wednesday night. Among his picks were Jason Day,...

Column: Rivalries in golf require more than a great year

SHANGHAI (AP) — The question was in Chinese, so Rory McIlroy stared aimlessly until his eyes widened suddenly upon hearing two words he could understand. Brooks Koepka. ...

Charles Howell III takes family on 'once-in-a-lifetime' trip

SHANGHAI (AP) — Not long after Charles Howell III finished his final round in Las Vegas, he packed up for a trip to Asia he never imagined taking. It wasn't just for golf. And he was...

Mickelson's streak of 26 years in the top 50 comes to an end

SHANGHAI (AP) — The streak ended with little fanfare, and that was just fine with Phil Mickelson. He slashed his way to a tie for 28th in the HSBC Champions, with only 100 or so fans...

McIlroy wins HSBC Champions in a playoff over Schauffele

SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy did everything he thought he needed to win the HSBC Champions, and then Xander Schauffele made him do a little more. McIlroy delivered all the right shot...

McIlroy takes 1-shot lead into final round in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy spun a wedge down to 3 feet for birdie on his final hole for a clean card at a 5-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Louis Oosthuizen on a Saturday of big runs and u...

Fitzpatrick takes 1-shot lead over McIlroy in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — Matt Fitzpatrick turned a muff into an unlikely par, closed with two straight birdies for a 5-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into the weekend of the HSBC Cha...