Golf

6:07 PM ET Phil Mickelson has already “baited” Tiger Woods into a $200,000 side bet as part of their winner-take-all $9-million match on Friday in Las Vegas. During a news conference on Tuesday at Shadow Creek to promote “The Match” between the longtime golf rivals, Mickelson noted he’s been thinking about the side challenges that
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9:21 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — British golfer Laura Davies will be one of Europe’s three vice captains next year at the Solheim Cup. Europe captain Catriona Matthew chose Davies to join vice captains Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie for the competition at the Gleneagles course in Scotland in September. Davies played for Europe
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8:38 AM ET Two players, each easily defined by one name: Tiger. Phil. When: Friday, 3 p.m. ETWhere: Shadow Creek Golf Course (Las Vegas)Format: Match playStakes: $9 million winner-take-all As they finally get set to play in a made-for-TV, $9 million, winner-take-all match Friday at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, our experts gathered to answer
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5:58 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — The PGA Tour will hold its first official tournament in Japan. And the main sponsor of next year’s event, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, is describing it as a kind of “moonshot” for golf in his country. Maezawa should know. The founder of the Japanese fashion website Zozotown, Maezawa
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6:05 PM ET Associated Press ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic to end an 11-year victory drought. Howell dropped to his knees and buried his head in his hands, then tearfully embraced
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4:36 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season. Neither left any doubt about that Sunday. Thompson shot a final-round 70 to finish at 18-under 270 and win the LPGA’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship by four strokes over Nelly Korda.
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8:55 AM ET Danny Willett secured his first title since winning the Masters in 2016, fighting off the challenges of Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace to win the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The Englishman hit a peerless 68 on the final day at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, holding his nerve in a brilliant
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9:34 AM ET Francesco Molinari clinched the Race to Dubai title after defending champion Tommy Fleetwood failed to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Sunday. Molinari has enjoyed a remarkable season, winning his maiden major championship at the British Open along with his first Rolex Series title at the BMW PGA Championship. Englishman
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2:23 AM ET Abraham Ancer has streeted the field to become the first Mexican to win the Australian Open golf crown. The 27-year-old put his name on the Stonehaven Cup alongside legends Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer with a commanding five-stroke victory at The Lakes. Abraham Ancer with the Stonehaven Cup after winning
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5:25 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Lexi Thompson has control of the CME Group Tour Championship, and Ariya Jutanugarn is in control of just about everything else. Thompson’s 4-under 68 on Saturday pushed her to 16 under after three rounds of the LPGA Tour’s season-ending event. She moved three shots clear of Nelly
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