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6:45 AM ET Golfer Rory McIlroy has backed Naomi Osaka’s decision to take a break from tennis following the Japanese world No. 3’s elimination from the U.S. Open last week, saying that it was important that athletes did not let results define them. A tearful Osaka told reporters that she would be taking some time
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7:02 PM ET Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — Leona Maguire and Mel Reid arrived at Inverness last week as strangers. They’ll leave as good friends. Maybe with the Solheim Cup. The European duo helped the visitors take a 9-7 lead over the Unites States into Monday’s singles, combining to topple top-ranked Nelly Korda and Ally
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7:08 PM ET Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — Defending champion Europe rode a dominant performance in the alternate-shot format to surge to a 5½-2½ lead at the Solheim Cup on Saturday. The Europeans took 3½ of a possible four points during the foursome matches and split the afternoon four-ball session too for some early momentum
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4:17 PM ET Associated Press Australia’s Min Woo Lee opened up a two-shot lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention for a sixth European Tour title despite a late stumble. Lee, who won his second European Tour title at the Scottish Open in July, shot
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ATLANTA—If you picture Patrick Cantlay’s season as a classic video game, in which he climbs the levels one after the other and faces a fearsome boss at the end of each one, then the Tour Championship represents the grand finale of his quest. He chased down Justin Thomas with a brilliant Sunday at the Zozo
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7:14 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — For the second day in a row, no one had a better score than Jon Rahm at the Tour Championship. That’s just what he needed to make up ground on Patrick Cantlay going into a weekend chase for $15 million. Rahm birdied his last three holes Friday for
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4:59 PM ET ATLANTA – Patrick Reed said he feared for his life two weeks ago when he was hospitalized for double pneumonia in the Houston area. Reed said Thursday he is “getting stronger every day” after playing his first full round of golf in a month at the Tour Championship, but most of his
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6:56 PM ET Associated Press GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. — Gene Elliott won the U.S. Senior Amateur on Thursday, beating Jerry Gunthorpe 1 up at the Country Club of Detroit. The 59-year-old Elliott, from West Des Moines, Iowa, won for the first time in 36 starts in USGA events. He also won the Senior British
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11:29 AM ET ATLANTA — After being hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia last week, Patrick Reed said Tuesday via social media that he is planning to play this week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Reed, who missed both FedEx Club playoff events — the Northern Trust due to an ankle injury and then the
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Matchup results from the BMW Championship: Mayo: 1 for 1 (Rory McIlroy (+105) over Brooks Koepka); Alldrick: 1 for 1 (Patrick Cantlay (-111) over Jordan Spieth); Everybody else: 0 for 1. Matchup Results this season (Wins-Losses-Pushes): Alldrick: 27-15-1 (up 6.63 units); Hennessey: 24-17-3 (up 5.22 units); Powers: 23-19-4 (up 1.93 units); Gdula: 22-22-2 (down 1.12
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Commissioner Jay Monahan on Tuesday at the Tour Championship addressed one of the hot-button issues on the PGA Tour: the apparent increase in fan harassment of players such as Bryson DeChambeau. At recent tournaments, DeChambeau—who has been in a very public feud with fellow major winner Brooks Koepka—has heard constant yells of “Brooksy!” from the
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1:26 PM ET ATLANTA — An updated fan conduct policy could see spectators ejected from PGA Tour events for disrespectful behavior, including shouts of “Brooksy” that have gained considerable attention recently because of an ongoing spat between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. “Fans who breach our code of conduct are subject to expulsion from the
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