Home » Posts tagged with » Golf

Matt Every Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational For Second Straight Year

Matt Every Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational For Second Straight Year

James_Thomas_Photo/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Matt Every rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to edge Henrik Stenson by a stroke and win the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second year in a row on Sunday.

Every will now have an automatic bid to The Masters and was happy to knock down the last shot in the fashion he did.

"You watch tournaments on TV and guys make a 20-footer on the last and everybody goes nuts," Every said. "It's cool to close one out like that."

Every came from three shots back this time to win after rally from a four-shot deficit last year.

"It feels great," Every said about his return to Augusta National. "When Henrik missed that putt, that was the No. 1 thing on my mind: 'You're already in. Miss it -- I need to get in.' "

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Brandt Snedeker Wins Again At Pebble Beach

Brandt Snedeker Wins Again At Pebble Beach

Harry How/Getty Images(PEBBLE BEACH Calif.) -- Brandt Snedeker picked up his seventh victory of his TOUR career at the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday and clinched a Masters berth.

Snedeker finished five under in the final round for a total of 22 under for the weekend to hold off Nick Watney, who finished three shots back.

"I knew where my game was coming into here," Snedeker said.  "I don't think anybody else believed me or understood how good I thought I was playing."

Snedeker made 23 birdies and just one bogey this week and did the best he could on the course.

"Greens were very hard to read," Snedeker said.  "I did a great job of staying patient.  It was not by any means a picture perfect ground.  I made a lot of mistakes."

"I did a good job at putting the ball where you're supposed to," he continued.

Snedeker won last year at Pebble Beach as well and the victory moved him to No. 31 in the world, which should put him in all the World Golf Championship events.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jason Day Survives Four-Man Playoff to Win Farmers Insurance Open

Jason Day Survives Four-Man Playoff to Win Farmers Insurance Open

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Jason Day came out on top of a four-man playoff to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday.After saving par on the par-5 18th, Day waited with Scott Stallings for J.B. Holmes and Harris English to finish out their rounds. The four then headed into a playoff. On the first hole, Holmes and Day made birdie while Stallings and English parred the hole, resulting in their elimination. On the second hole, Day hit his first shot 15 feet from the pin while Holmes sent his over the green. Holmes then chipped his ball 15 feet from the cup but missed his par putt. Day 2-putted for par to earn his third PGA tour victory."It's an amazing feeling," Day said. "I've been working so hard for this. I was visualizing myself holding the trophy, just like I did at the Match Play. I'm really proud of myself to hang in there and grind it out."The PGA Tour heads to Pebble Beach on Thursday for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Woods Withdraws from Farmers Insurance Open

Woods Withdraws from Farmers Insurance Open

Chris Merritt/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Tiger Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Thursday due to a back injury.Woods played 11 holes but had to quit after making it to the green on the 12th hole.Woods dealt with back problems all of last year.

During Thursday's tourney, he said his back started to tighten up on him after having to wait out a fog delay that caused him to start his round more than two hours past his scheduled tee time."It's frustrating that it started shutting down like that,'' Woods said. "I was ready to go. I had a good warm-up session the first time around. Then we stood out here and I got cold, and everything started deactivating again. And it's frustrating that I just can't stay activated. That's just kind of the way it is.''Woods finishes two over for the day. It's the third time in his last nine tournaments that Woods has had to withdraw due to a back injury.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tiger Shoots Worst Round of Career, Misses Cut

Tiger Shoots Worst Round of Career, Misses Cut

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Tiger Woods shot a professional worst 82 during second round play at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday.Woods missed the cut and failed to break 80 for just the second time in his professional career."We all have days like this," Woods. "Unfortunately, mine was in a public forum, a public setting. We all have days like this. We take the good with the bad, and the thing is even on bad days like this, just keep fighting, because on the good days you've got to keep fighting, as well."Woods had six bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey Friday. This was Woods' first event of 2015. He is expected to play at next week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jordan Spieth Breaks Tigers’ Record at Hero World Challenge

Jordan Spieth Breaks Tigers’ Record at Hero World Challenge

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(WINDERMERE, Fla.) -- Jordan Spieth broke two records as he cruised to victory in the Hero World Challenge on Sunday. The second-year pro shot a 6-under 66 in the final round to finish 10 strokes better than second place Henrik Stenson.

"Whether my emotions showed it or not I'm not sure, but inside we were really very pleased with the year and how it came to a close," Spieth said. "This caps off the best golfing year that I've ever had."

Already holding a seven-stroke lead, Spieth converted three straight birdies to open his round and led by 11 after the first nine holes.

He finished the tournament at 26-under par 262, breaking the tournament record of 266 set by Tiger Woods in 2007 and Davis Love III in 2000. His 10-stroke win broke another tournament record, largest margin of victory, also previously held by Woods.

"He's playing some pretty special golf right now," said Woods, who hosted the 18-man tournament.

Spieth moved into the Top-10 in the world rankings, sitting ninth, as he picked up his second win of the season.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tiger Excited to Return to Golf

Tiger Excited to Return to Golf

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods, winner of 14 Majors, says he is excited and ready to return to competitive play in 2015.

"I feel great," Woods said Monday during an appearance on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio. "I feel really, really good. It's great to be back out here competing again. I've missed it quite a bit."

Woods has been recovering from back injuries that kept him off the course since August. He played just eight times in 2014, missing both the Masters and U.S. Open due to surgery, before completely shutting it down after he missed the cut at the PGA Championship.

The 38-year-old announced two weeks ago that Chris Como has been working with him on his swing as he prepares for the Hero World Challenge this week.

"I can finally log in the time, log in the minutes, and really delve into a good practice session and really get a lot out of it," he said. "And that's something that I hadn't been able to do in quite some time."

Woods has not won a Major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open. The Hero World Challenge is an 18-man field of top-50 players that helps raise funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Watson Rebounds to Win HSBC Champions in Shanghai

Watson Rebounds to Win HSBC Champions in Shanghai

ThinkStock(SHANGHAI) -- After blowing a two-shot lead with three holes to play, Bubba Watson holed a 60-yard bunker shot for eagle on the 18th and then knocked off Tim Clark in the first hole of a playoff to win the HSBC Champions Sunday.Watson's bunker shot on the 18th was remarkable. It looked like the two-time Masters champion was just playing out his round but instead he smashed the ball out of the bunker and then watched it roll about 25 feet before dropping in the cup, sending him into a playoff. Watson immediately began to scream."You always joke about holing it," Watson said. "And then it actually went in. I didn't know how to react and so I just kind of screamed, and I lost my voice a little bit. It was one of those shots, a one-in-a-lifetime kind of shot. And so it was pretty neat."Watson earned his first World Golf Championship on the first hole of the playoff when he drilled a 20-foot putt to beat Clark.Watson is now the 14th player to have won a major and a World Golf Championship event.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Player of the Year

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off a Ryder Cup victory, Rory McIlroy was voted the PGA Player of the Year on Wednesday.

McIlroy finished the 2014 campaign with three victories, including the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

''Being voted player of the year by your peers is something that's important,'' he said. ''They are the guys that you play week in and week out, and the guys you are trying to beat week in and week out. And if they appreciate what you've done over the year, and see the hard work you've put in, and golf you've played, and think that's been the best of the season, that's something that means a lot to me.''

With the three wins, as well as 12 finishes in the top 10 and never finishing lower than 25th, McIlroy reasserted himself as the No. 1 golfer in the world. 

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Europeans Win Ryder Cup

Europeans Win Ryder Cup

James_Thomas_Photo/Thinkstock(GLENEAGLES, Scotland) -- Europe continued its dominance as it won a third consecutive Ryder Cup behind the charge of Rory McIlroy and rookie Jamie Donaldson on Sunday.

McIlroy started the round strong with a score of six under par on the first six holes.

Donaldson sealed the day with a powerful drive on the 15th hole that placed the ball within two feet of the cup. 

The Europeans finshed the Ryder cup with a final score of 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 over the Americans. 

The event was not without controversy for the Americans as Phil Mickelson rode the bench for the final two days of the event and was quick to criticize captain Tom Watson.

"We had a great formula in '08, and I don't know why we strayed from it," Mickelson said. "What Zinger did was really a good format. Maybe we should relive that."

The Europeans can celebrate with the Ryder cup for another two years until the rivalry renews at Hazeltine outside Minneapolis.  

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: New York Giants 30 (1-2) - Houston Texans 17 (2-1) 

Philadelphia Eagles 37 (3-0) - Washington Redskins 34 (1-2)

Dallas Cowboys 34 (2-1) - St. Louis Rams 31 (1-2)

Baltimore Ravens 23 (2-1) - Cleveland Browns 21 (1-2)

Cincinnati Bengals 33 (3-0) - Tennessee Titans 7 (1-2) 

Indianapolis Colts 44 (1-2) - Jacksonville Jaguars 17 (0-3)

New England Patriots 16 (2-1) - Oakland Raiders 9 (0-3)

San Diego Chargers 22 (2-1) - Buffalo Bills 10 (2-1)

Detroit Lions 19 (2-1) Green Bay Packers 7 (1-2)

New Orleans Saints 20 (1-2) - Minnesota Vikings 9 (1-2)

Kansas City Chiefs 34 (1-2) - Miami Dolphins 15 (1-2)

Arizona Cardinals 23 (3-0) - San Francisco 49ers 14 (1-2)

Seattle Seahawks 26 (2-1) - Denver Broncos 20 (2-1) - Overtime

Pittsburgh Steelers 37 (2-1) - Carolina Panthers 19 (2-1)

MLB: New York Mets 10 (76-80) - Atlanta Braves 2 (76-79)

New York Yankees 5 (80-75) - Toronto Blue Jays 2 (78-77)

Boston Red Sox 3 (68-88) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (93-62)

Washington Nationals 2 (91-64) - Miami Marlins 1 (74-81)

Chicago White Sox 10 (70-84) - Tampa Bay Rays 5 (75-80)

Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (84-71) - Milwaukee Brewers 0 (80-76)

Kansas City Royals 5 (83-70) - Detroit Tigers 2 (86-68)

Cleveland Indians 7 (80-74) - Minnesota Twins 2 (68-88)

Houston Astros 8 (68-87) - Seattle Mariners 3 (83-71)

San Diego Padres 8 (74-81) - San Francisco 2 (84-71)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (89-67) - Chicago Cubs 5 (69-87)

Texas Rangers 2 (62-93) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 (96-60)

Oakland Athletics 8 (85-70) - Philadelphia Phillies 6 (71-85)

Colorado Rockies 8 (65-91) - Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (62-94)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (72-84) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (87-69)

NASCAR: Joey Logano won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tiger Woods Says He’s Feeling Better

Tiger Woods Says He’s Feeling Better

James_Thomas_Photo/Thinkstock(WINDEMERE, FLA.) -- Tiger Woods says his strength has returned but he has yet to hit a golf ball after being sidelined for five weeks.

The 14-time major champion hasn’t played a round of golf since missing the cut at the PGA Championship on August 8. He withdrew from consideration to play on the U.S. team in this month’s Ryder Cup tournament after doctors and trainers advised him that his back muscles needed to be rehabilitated and need to heal.

Woods is also still in search of a new swing coach, after he parted ways with Sean Foley. He is planning to return to the links on December 4 for his tournament, the World Challenge in Orlando, Florida.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Billy Horschel Wins FedExCup

Billy Horschel Wins FedExCup

ThinkStock(ATLANTA) -- Billy Horschel won his second consecutive FedExCup Playoffs event, the TOUR Championship, to take home the title and $10 million bonus at East Lake on Sunday.

Horschel shot a 2-under 68 and finished 11 under to hold off Rory McIlroy and Jim Furyk by three shots.

"It's surreal, it really is," Horschel said.  "It hits me a little bit, but it still doesn't hit me.  I woke up this morning and I just had this sense of calm over me, which is a little unusual."

"Just kept playing solid.  The back-nine could of been a little cleaner, but it was good enough to get the job done," Horschel continued.

Horschel is expecting a baby any day and his wife watched from home as he drilled his tee shot onto the green for a two-putt par to finish at 11-under 269.

"Hopefully, she's not going into labor right now," Horschel said.

McIlroy struggled on Sunday, but looks forward to playing at the Ryder Cup.

"I just got really frustrated and just couldn't muster the energy to try and get something going again," McIlroy said.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Greg Norman Injured in Chainsaw Incident

Greg Norman Injured in Chainsaw Incident

ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Professional golfer Greg Norman was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after being injured by a chainsaw. The news came via a post to his Instagram account that showed the 59-year-old in a hospital bed.

"Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected," the post said, accompanying the photo. "I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand."

Norman has previously posted pictures of him using a chainsaw to trim trees on his property. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian native is recovering in a U.S. hospital.

Affectionately called "the Shark", Norman owns 20 PGA Tour victories, including a pair of majors.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Watson Makes Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks

Watson Makes Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks

Michael Cohen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team is set. U.S. captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, and Hunter Mahan Tuesday to round out the team of 12.Bradley, who hasn't won a tournament in two years, was close to qualifying for the team on his own. He played in the 2012 Ryder Cup and went 3-0 in matches with Phil Mickelson. "Keegan has the ability to hit the ball a long way," Watson said. "Now, Keegan, he can go real low. He certainly teamed up great with Phil Mickelson. There are a lot of great pluses about Keegan, but the most important thing he brings to it is his unbridled passion to play on the Ryder Cup team."Simpson went 2-2 during the American's heartbreaking loss in 2012, when the U.S. blew a 10-6 lead on the final day.Mahan, who won the Barclays a few weeks ago, was on the last American team to win the Ryder Cup in 2008.Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, and Zach Johnson will also represent the U.S. against Europe in the tournament, which begins Sept. 26 at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tiger Woods Fires Coach Sean Foley

Tiger Woods Fires Coach Sean Foley

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods has parted ways with swing coach Sean Foley. 

"I'd like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship," Woods said on his website. "Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him. With my next tournament not until my World Challenge event at Isleworth in Orlando [in December], this is the right time to end our professional relationship."

The 14-time major champion said that there is no timetable for hiring a new coach.

Woods suffered severe back pain throughout the 2014 PGA season and withdrew from the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone classic before failing to make the cut at the PGA Championship.

Woods is aiming for a Dec. 4 return for his tournament, the World Challenge in Orlando, Florida.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Mahan Wins at The Barclays

Mahan Wins at The Barclays

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(RIDGEFIELD, N.J.) -- Hunter Mahan's drought is finally over. After more than 30 months and 48 tournaments, Mahan shot a 6-under 65 on Sunday to claim The Barclays Championship at Ridgefield Country Club.

His performance was capped off by three straight birdies down the stretch, finishing with a 20-foot putt on 17 that allowed him to bogey the 18th and still win by two strokes over Cameron Tringale.

"This game is all about winning," Mahan said. "You can have a great year and if you don't win, it just feels like you missed out on something. So to get a win, and do it in a tournament like this in this kind of fashion with a 65 on Sunday, feels great."

The 32-year-old took over the lead for good after sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on 15, and then expanded the lead with birdies on each of the next two holes. Despite driving his final tee shot into the trees, Mahan was able to pitch back on to the fairway and eventually knock in an 8-foot bogey putt.

Mahan has never missed a FedEx Cup playoff event and has now put himself in contention for a spot on the United States Ryder Cup team. This victory catapults Mahan to the top of the FedEx Cup points standings after the first tournament of the PGA's playoff system. The top 100 players in the standings advance to the Duetsche Bank Championship next week in Boston.

World number one, Rory McIlroy, who had won his last three tournaments, shot a final round 70 and tied for 22nd.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tiger Woods Withdraws From Consideration For Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods Withdraws From Consideration For Ryder Cup

ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods has pulled himself out of the running for a spot on this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team.

“I've been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed,” Woods said in a statement released on his website Wednesday. “They've advised me not to play or practice now. I was fortunate that my recent back injury was not related to my surgery and was muscular only. “

The 14-time major champion missed the cut in this past weekend’s PGA Championship after shooting a 74 in the first two rounds.

Woods says he plans to return to the links on Dec. 4 for his tournament, the World Challenge in Orlando, Florida.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tom Watson: Tiger Must Be Healthy for Ryder Cup

Tom Watson: Tiger Must Be Healthy for Ryder Cup

Michael Cohen/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson isn't ruling Tiger Woods out next month.  

Woods failed to make the cut at the PGA Championship following severe back pains at the WGC Bridgestone Classic and Watson said on Monday he's not ruling him out yet.

"I think it directly comes from Tiger," Watson said. "How he assesses himself. He has a directness to him. I'm direct and he's direct. The main thing is I can't assess his medical condition. And I really can't assess how he is playing. It's really going to have to come from him."

Nine players qualified for the team after the PGA Championship ended on Sunday.

"I don't make this comment loosely," Watson said.  "He is Tiger Woods and he brings a lot to the team if he has the ability to play and he is healthy. He brings a lot to the team. And I would be a fool not to consider him."

The United States last won the Ryder Cup in 1999, but Watson believes that the American's are catching up to the European players and said that they'll be a threat to win the Ryder Cup.

"I think the European team is the stronger of the teams right now, on paper," Watson said. "But I have extreme confidence in the players that we have on our team and their motivation to go out and win the cup back. It doesn't leave me any question that we're capable of winning the cup."

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rory McIlroy Wins the PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy Wins the PGA Championship

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Kentucky) -- Rory McIlory continued his dominance on Sunday as he won the PGA Championship in a dramatic four-man race that came down to the wire.

McIlory finished 3-under 68 and become just the fourth player in the last century to win four majors at age 25 or younger. The others are Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Bobby Jones.

"I didn't think in my wildest dreams I'd have a summer like this," said McIlroy, only the seventh player to win the last two majors of the year. "I played the best golf of my life. I really gutted it out today."

The 18th and final round was finished just in time as the golfers were battling darkness. The just managed to finish the tournament, which was good news for McIlory.

Phil Mickelson finished just one stroke behind McIlory in the tournament, followed by Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler.

Fowler's tough luck continued this weekend, he became the first player in history to finish in the top five at all four majors without winning one.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Page 1 of 11123Next ›Last »

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.