Golf

Masters postponed as golf continues to take coronavirus measures

The 2020 Masters has been postponed due to health concerns related to the spread of coronavirus, organizers have confirmed. Golf’s first major of the year was scheduled to take place at Augusta National between April 9-12, with Tiger Woods set to defend the title he memorably won in 2019. On March 4, Augusta National Golf Club issued a memo stating it planned to stage the Masters and its associated Augusta National

The Players: Hideki Matsuyama's 63 overshadowed by off-course events at Sawgrass

Hideki Matsuyama’s record-equalling 63 earned him the first-round lead at The Players Championship before the tournament was cancelled due to coronavirus fears. Leaderboard The Players Championship Matsuyama’s sublime nine-under opener, just the fifth first-round 63 in tournament history, earned him a two-stroke lead over the field at the end of a surreal day in Ponte Vedra, which ended with the cancellation of the tournament and the next three events on

Players Championship scrapped after 1st round

Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — After playing the first round of the Players Championship and announcing the tournament would continue with no spectators, the PGA Tour late Thursday night changed course and elected to cancel the rest of the tournament due to the coronavirus. The tour also announced it would be

Players Championship leaderboard 2020: Live golf scores, results from Round 1 at TPC Sawgrass

Rory McIlroy is on top of the world as the 2020 golf season swings into high gear this weekend with the Players Championship. McIlroy, the defending 2019 champion at TPC Sawgrass, looks to become the first repeat winner in the history of the PGA Tour’s so-called “fifth major.” He’s yet to win in 2020, but the Northern Irishman is still planted firmly at No. 1 in the World Golf Ranking having finished top five

Rory McIlroy's Players Championship defence: Will 2019 parallels give him confidence?

Rory McIlroy arrives at TPC Sawgrass aiming to become the first player to ever successfully defend The Players Championship title, and if there is one thing in his favour, it’s the similarities between his results at the start of 2019 and this year. So far this year the Northern Irishman has finished top five in the Farmers Insurance Open, Genesis Invitational, WGC-Mexico Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational – extending

Tiger Woods will be inducted into golf's Hall of Fame in 2021

Tiger Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame in its class of 2021. Woods has won 15 majors – second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18 – and a joint record 82 times on the PGA Tour. The 44-year-old will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in December after the age of entry was lowered from 50 to 45. “Tiger has done more for the game

Paul Azinger clarifies European Tour comments with Sky Sports ahead of The Players

Paul Azinger has reiterated that he was not intending to disrespect the European Tour with his comments that did not go down well with the likes of Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter during the Honda Classic. Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Courses Locations No results found. Please try another search. The Golf Channel analyst caused a stir

Jon Rahm says he has 'something to prove' playing alongside Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka

Jon Rahm says he may have “something to prove” when he tees off in the first round of the Players Championship with Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka. The Spaniard is excited about his grouping, which comprises of the three top-ranked players in the world, and says there will not be any slow play from the trio at TPC Sawgrass. McIlroy grouped with Rahm, Koepka McIlroy aiming for Sawgrass history “It’ll

Rory McIlroy rues costly 'doubles' in Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy admitted two “loose shots” had cost him as he could only finish in a tie for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The world No 1 carded a four-over 76 in the final round on the testing Bay Hill layout which left him four behind the winner Tyrrell Hatton. McIlroy was tied for the lead with Hatton on five under when he birdied the fourth, but a double-bogey

Tommy Fleetwood run out of Orlando as he misses first cut in 47 events

Tommy Fleetwood run out of Orlando as he misses his first cut in 47 events after an uncharacteristic performance Tommy Fleetwood ended his run of 47 events without a missed cut in Orlando He resorted to black humour after a jarringly uncharacteristic performance He was the subject of unwanted attention after Paul Azinger’s recent comments  Rather like Liverpool at Watford last week, Tommy Fleetwood did not do things by halves