Men's golf

Sung Kang hitting out of a sand trap on the 18th green during the second round of the Shell Houston Open golf tournament Friday, March 31, 2017, at The Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. (Wilf Thorne/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 8:59 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Sung Kang shot a 9-under 63 to take a six-shot lead in a record-breaking second round at the Houston Open on Friday. After shooting a 65 on Thursday, Kang was at 16-under 128 through two rounds, setting the 36-hole tournament record of 129 by a stroke, set previously by Blaine...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 11th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Woods won’t play in the Masters for the third time in the last four years, announcing Friday night, March 31, 2017, on his website that rehabilitation on his back didn’t allow him enough time to get ready. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 31, 2017 - 8:46 pm
Tiger Woods won't play in the Masters for the third time in the last four years, announcing Friday night on his website that rehabilitation on his back didn't allow him enough time to prepare. "I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn't allow me the time to get...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:44 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Rickie Fowler shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Sung Kang after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday. Fowler had his best round in six appearances at the tournament, topping a previous low score of 68. Fowler overcame damp conditions and a chilly, breezy...
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March 27, 2017 - 1:32 pm
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — PGA Tour star Jason Day says he expects to travel to Augusta, Georgia on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but could pull still out of the season's first major, depending on his mother's prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week. Day, who spoke on Monday...
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Dustin Johnson looks at his line on the sixth green during semifinal play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 26, 2017 - 2:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson finally held up his end of the bargain with an error-filled 1-up victory over Hideto Tanihara in the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play. That set up a championship match against Jon Rahm of Spain. Johnson went the distance Sunday for the first time...
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Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the 14th hole as fans watch from boats on Lake Austin during quarterfinal play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 25, 2017 - 7:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson had reason to be rattled. As he walked off the 12th green Saturday afternoon, the match referee said five words that Johnson heard for the first time all week in the Dell Technologies Match Play. "The match is all square." Until then, Johnson had led after each...
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Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the 14th hole as fans watch from boats on Lake Austin during quarterfinal play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 25, 2017 - 6:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson answered a rare challenge and Jon Rahm delivered another early knockout Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play, staying on track for a potential showdown between No. 1 in the world and golf's brightest new star. Johnson has...
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Dustin Johnson hits from the rough on the fifth hole during the round of 16 play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 25, 2017 - 5:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm advanced to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play, staying on track for a potential showdown between the No. 1 player and Spain's rising star. Johnson lost a 3-up lead at the turn and for the first time in 71 holes of this event, he was...
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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the first hole during the round of 16 play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 25, 2017 - 2:12 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson eased into the quarterfinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play with a fourth straight round in which neither trailed. Mickelson halved his opening hole with an 18-foot par putt, took the lead with an 18-foot birdie and was never seriously...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive on the first hole during round-robin play against Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 24, 2017 - 2:58 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it. No matter what happens Friday in the Dell Technologies Match Play, McIlroy won't be around for the weekend. That's not unusual for this event. Four times when Match Play was single elimination, he didn't...
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