Rahm had two putts to finish at 17-under 261 and win for the ninth time on the PGA Tour. Rahm opened with two birdies to take the lead, but Thompson eventually caught up to him when Rahm’s par putt lipped out on No. That left a pitch to just inside 10 feet, and his birdie putt for the lead swirled into the cup. "I'm just going to say that I'm glad I came back and won the putting contest this year," Rahm said. He narrowly missed a birdie putt on the final hole that would have allowed him to return to No.
Cut Line:In this week’s edition, Rory McIlroy fires back at Phil Mickelson, the PGA Tour adds more “elevated” events and the legal wrangling continues to escalate. Last week, Phil Mickelson created headlines when he said the PGA Tour is “trending downwards” and that he was on the “winning side” with LIV Golf. “I certainly don't see the PGA Tour trending downward at all. In response to an anecdote about LIV players voting for the right to wear shorts during tournament rounds, he said, “Democracy’s OK. The growing divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf was always going to end up in court but this week’s legal give-and-take showed just how litigious things will get.3 months ago Golf Channel
“Winning on the PGA Tour is the hardest thing to do,” Buckley said, “and sometimes you just get beat. I feel like that’s what happened today.”We’re only two weeks into the "new era" of the PGA Tour, but so far, at least, it seems … very similar? This is the bridge year until the PGA Tour unveils its revamped schedule for 2024 and beyond. With the victory, he’s now invited to three of the 2023 majors, including in a few months at the Masters. Coming Soon: PGA Tour Netflix doc.11 days ago Golf Channel
Rory McIlroy climbs the mountain, four PGA Tour events get a lift, Lydia Ko becomes a dominant force (again!) 1, and this time he did it with the weight of the golf world on his shoulders. “Just the steady climb back up to the summit of world golf and what it takes, right?” he said. For a guy who didn’t have a Tour win as of Feb. 12, Scheffler wore the crown for the past 30 weeks like a seasoned veteran. For the third time in his past 14 starts Kitayama finished runner-up in a Tour event, putting him on the short list of players who appear poised to take the next step in 2023.3 months ago Golf Channel
He wound up tying a PGA Tour record for losing the largest 54-hole lead at six shots. Rahm finished at 27-under 265 to win by two shots over Morikawa, who birdied the 18th hole – his first birdie since No. Highlights: Rahm's best shots, Sentry TOC, Rd. The victory was his eighth on the PGA Tour and 17th worldwide, and assure he will be back on Maui to start 2024. Rahm won $2.7 million from the $15 million purse at Kapalua, the first of the “designated” events on the PGA Tour schedule.19 days ago Golf Channel
Rory McIlroy claimed Wednesday that he never saw Patrick Reed flick a tee in his direction in Dubai, but he also made clear that there will be no love lost between the two major champions. 1 and then tossed a tee in McIlroy’s direction. “Like, you can’t pretend like nothing’s happening, right?” McIlroy said of Reed. “Rory just looked down there and was messing with his Trackman and kind of decided to ignore us,” Reed said, according to Golf Digest. Funny how a small little flick has turned into basically me stabbing him and throwing a tee at him.2 days ago Golf Channel
KAPALUA, Hawaii — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan described a landscape Sunday of two rival leagues going down different paths, even as the PGA Tour is still trying to formulate plans for a revamped structure in 2024. The PGA Tour began its year at Kapalua for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. LIV Golf does not resume until Feb. 23-26 at Mayakoba Golf Resort in Mexico, which had hosted a PGA Tour event every year since 2007. Since the Tour Championship, the PGA Tour suspended six more players — including British Open champion Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann — for signing deals to play with LIV Golf. Outside the ropes, there’s the matter of LIV’s antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, and the Tour's countersuit against LIV.19 days ago Golf Channel