PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Golf's oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without.Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, ...
Jul 16, 2019
AUGUSTA, Georgia - Record scores on the white boards at Augusta National. Ground-shaking roars for Tiger Woods along the back nine.Francesco Molinari blocked out the buzz on a delirious day of nine players sharing space atop the leaderboard on Saturday (Sunday, ...
Apr 14, 2019
ORLANDO, Florida - Francesco Molinari had seen so many clutch birdie putts on the 18th green at Bay Hill, most of them by Tiger Woods in the final group, usually with Arnold Palmer standing next to the green expecting like everyone else for ...
Mar 11, 2019
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Francesco Molinari has been voted as the European Tour golfer of the year for 2018, capping a year in which he won his first major title and produced a historic performance at the Ryder Cup.Molinari became the first ...
Dec 11, 2018
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France - Jim Furyk has spent four days watching his team play loose and confident, two key ingredients he hopes will allow the Americans to end 25 years without winning the Ryder Cup away from home.He can only ...
Sep 28, 2018
SILVIS, Illinois - Michael Kim took a four-shot lead on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) at the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities, which was suspended twice because of weather concerns.Kim, who is winless in 84 career PGA Tour starts, was ...
Jul 14, 2018
Kaymer leads Italian Open by 1 shot at halfway stageBRESCIA, Italy - Martin Kaymer compiled a bogey-free 63 on Friday to lead the Italian Open by one shot at the halfway stage, as several of Europe's top golfers came to ...
Jun 2, 2018
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Francesco Molinari mastered the toughest conditions of the week at Wentworth to shoot a 6-under 66 and share the lead with Rory McIlroy after three rounds of the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday.Scoring was more difficult because ...
May 27, 2018
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Belgian Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, Italy's Francesco Molinari, and Scotland's Scott Jamieson shared the halfway lead in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The trio sit on 7-under- ...
May 27, 2017
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Six weeks away from competition didn't keep Dustin Johnson from extending one streak Thursday (Friday, Manila time), with hopes of adding to another.Johnson showed more game than rust at the Wells Fargo Championship, where he missed ...
May 5, 2017
TROON, Scotland - Francesco Molinari of Italy has pulled out of the Olympics because of family reasons.Molinari posted the news on his Instagram account without mentioning any specifics for this withdrawal. That brings to 20 the number of male golfers who have ...
Jul 13, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO - Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship.And neither did the emotions.Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had ...
Apr 30, 2015
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Rory McIlory was one of five 2012 European Ryder Cup players to miss the cut Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in the BMW PGA Championship, while Medinah teammate Francesco Molinari took the lead at cold and wet Wentworth.The second- ...
May 25, 2013
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - South Korea's K.T. Kim made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to lift Asia past Europe in the Royal Trophy.After the teams finished singles play tied at ...
Dec 16, 2012
MEDINAH, Illinois-The cheers began Tuesday morning to celebrate American players simply walking over a bridge to the first tee at Medinah.Imagine what it will sound like when they make a putt.The first official day of practice at the Ryder ...
Sep 25, 2012
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