Men's golf

Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits out of the bunker on the ninth hole during the BMW Championship golf tournament in Medinah, Ill., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 6:35 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama rode a hot putter to a record score at Medinah, making five birdie putts from 15 feet or longer for a 9-under 63 that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship. He also took a big step toward keeping alive his streak of playing the...
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Justin Thomas hits from the bunker on the 18th green during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 7:37 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — On the range, Justin Thomas had no idea where the ball was going. Some five hours later, he had a share of the course record at Medinah. Ultimately, all that mattered Thursday in the BMW Championship was taking a good step toward an important goal. Thomas already is set for the...
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Tiger Woods chips an approach shot on the 12th hole during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 14, 2019 - 4:41 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Medinah is where Woods buried that 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole in 1999 to win the PGA Championship for the first time by holding off teenage Sergio Garcia. He returned to Medinah in 2006 and won the PGA...
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Tiger Woods chips an approach shot on the 12th hole during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 14, 2019 - 4:11 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Medinah is where Woods buried that 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole in 1999 to win the PGA Championship for the first time by holding off teenage Sergio Garcia. He returned to Medinah in 2006 and won the PGA...
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Patrick Reed approaches the fourth green during the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in Jersey City, N.J. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 8:12 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Reed is finally being rewarded with good scores, and he hopes it can be enough to turn around his season. He is winless in the last 16 months dating to the 2018 Masters. He hasn't missed the Tour Championship in five years, and started the FedEx Cup playoffs at No...
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Patrick Reed approaches the fourth green during the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in Jersey City, N.J. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 7:31 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Reed handled the strong gusts and a Liberty National course starting to dry out with a 4-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead over Abraham Ancer of Mexico going into the final round of The Northern Trust. Reed has not won since the 2018 Masters, though it hasn't...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, looks at his putt on the fourth green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday, Aug. 10, after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt at The Northern Trust. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
August 10, 2019 - 6:48 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt. Among those who criticized him on Twitter was Eddie...
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Dustin Johnson drives to the 12th hole in the Northern Trust tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 09, 2019 - 7:58 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dustin Johnson has missed nine birdie chances from 10 feet or closer at Liberty National, which ordinarily might annoy him. He's hitting it so well that he still leads The Northern Trust Open. Johnson birdied three of his last six holes Friday, finishing with an approach to...
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Dustin Johnson drives to the 12th hole in the Northern Trust tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 09, 2019 - 7:07 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is hitting the ball so well he doesn't have to make every putt. He made enough birdies Friday for a 4-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead in The Northern Trust. Johnson holed an 8-foot putt on the 18th at Liberty National to take the lead going into the...
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Jordan Spieth drives off the tenth tee during the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Club, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 3:19 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Right when it looked as though everything would go wrong for Jordan Spieth, he had some fortune on his side during a trying season. His solid round Friday in The Northern Trust was headed for a potentially bad ending when he sent his tee shot well to the right on the 464-...
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