Men's golf

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland fist pumps with Xander Schauffele of the United States at right during the HSBC Champions golf tournament held at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 01, 2019 - 5:49 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Already with three victories and a career-best 17 finishes in the top 10, Rory McIlroy has put himself in position to add to those totals going into the weekend at the HSBC Champions. He made a mess of the 16th hole Friday and escaped with bogey after hitting three tee shots (only...
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Matthew Fitzpatrick of England tees off for the HSBC Champions golf tournament held at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 01, 2019 - 4:43 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Matt Fitzpatrick turned a fluffed shot into an unlikely par, closed with two straight birdies for a 5-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into the weekend of the HSBC Champions. Fitzpatrick had a nasty lie in the rough just behind the 16th green and tried to...
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Li Haotong of China, left and Phil Mickelson of the United States chat before they tee off for the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 31, 2019 - 5:31 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Li Haotong has come a long way in the HSBC Champions, which he realized before hitting any of his 64 shots Thursday that carried him to a one-shot lead. Standing next to him on the tee was Phil Mickelson, a longtime golf idol. Li was part of the HSBC junior program when this World...
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Li Haotong of China, left and Phil Mickelson of the United States chat before they tee off for the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 31, 2019 - 4:56 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Li Haotong no longer feels the pressure of playing before a home crowd. He enjoyed just about every minute Thursday, and he gave them plenty to cheer with an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead in the HSBC Champions. Li opened with two birdies, finished the back nine with two birdie and...
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Li Haotong of China, left and Phil Mickelson of the United States chat before they tee off for the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 31, 2019 - 4:21 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Li Haotong gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about Thursday with an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead in the HSBC Champions. Li practically grew up with this World Golf Championship, posing with Phil Mickelson as a junior 10 years ago and threatening to win in 2015 at age 20. He...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the 3th hole during the third round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 30, 2019 - 12:41 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Already the FedEx Cup champion and PGA Tour player of the year, Rory McIlroy has found plenty of motivation toward the back end of the year. Most of it is geared toward reaping rewards next year. McIlroy is coming off a tie for third last week in Japan, a tournament he was never...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Francesco Molinari, of Italy, watches his shot go in the water on the 12th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Molinari is trying to regain momentum he lost at the Masters when he had a two-shot lead on the back nine and failed to win. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 30, 2019 - 7:32 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Francesco Molinari would love nothing more than to go back to that Sunday at Augusta National, the day Tiger Woods so famously became a Masters champion again when it could have just as easily belonged to him. A tee shot in the water cost Molinari his two-shot lead. A wedge that...
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October 30, 2019 - 6:14 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Francesco Molinari would love nothing more than to go back to that Sunday at Augusta National, the day Tiger Woods so famously became a Masters champion again when it could have just as easily belonged to him. A tee shot in the water cost Molinari his two-shot lead. A wedge that...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the 3th hole during the third round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 30, 2019 - 2:30 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Already the FedEx Cup champion and PGA Tour player of the year, Rory McIlroy has found plenty of motivation toward the back end of the year. Most of it is geared toward reaping rewards next year. McIlroy is coming off a tie for third last week in Japan, a tournament he was never...
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Tiger Woods of the United States poses with his trophy after winning the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 27, 2019 - 10:02 pm
INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods shrugged off an early bogey Monday to win the Zozo Championship and tie Sam Snead's PGA Tour record of 82 victories. The 43-year-old American returned Monday to play the final seven holes in the rain-hit tournament, completing a 3-under 67 to beat local favorite...
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