Dustin Johnson - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson returns to a course that feels like Augusta WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dustin Johnson was walking the expansive, manicured fairways where the sun filtered through the towering pines. On his first day back to work, it was a reminder of what he missed. This wasn't Augusta National. It was Eagle Point, the beautiful replacement course for the Wells Fargo Championship. And that wasn't the only reminder. "... Thu, 04 May 2017 06:08:00 GMT 2017-05-04T06:08:00Z Dustin Johnson headed back to PGA Tour at Wells Fargo WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dustin Johnson's injured back must be feeling better. The world's No. 1 player said he'll return to the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championships at Eagle Point Golf Club from May 4-7. The Wells Fargo Championship announced Johnson's status Thursday. Johnson was among the favorites to win the Masters last week af... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:05:00 GMT 2017-04-13T18:05:00Z Johnson injures back falling down stairs on eve of Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Masters favorite Dustin Johnson took a serious fall on a staircase Wednesday and injured his lower back, and his manager said it was uncertain whether the world's No. 1 golfer would be able to play the tournament. It was a stunning development on an otherwise quiet day at Augusta National, where the course was shut down at 1:30 p.m. be... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-04-05T23:09:00Z Lexi Thompson's penalty puts spotlight back on golf's rules RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lexi Thompson heard fans chanting her name as she approached the 18th green, and it moved her to the brink of tears for the second time in an hour. Although she had lost her big lead at the ANA Inspiration on a four-shot penalty for a day-old rules violation , Thompson had gained the unabashed support of a crowd desperately willing her to overcom... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:57:00 GMT 2017-04-03T06:57:00Z Fowler shoots 64 for 1-shot lead at Houston Open 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 morning to jump to a hot start. Fowler wo... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:45:00 GMT 2017-03-31T00:45:00Z Spieth looking forward to get through this Masters AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two weeks before the Masters begins, Jordan Spieth is looking forward to it being over. Spieth was on the verge of becoming only the fourth player to win back-to-back at Augusta National when he took a five-shot lead to the back nine. He dropped six shots over the next three holes, including two balls in Rae's Creek on the 12th hole for a quadruple bogey... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:10:00 GMT 2017-03-21T01:10:00Z Adam Hadwin shoots 67 to open 4-shot lead in Valspar PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Adam Hadwin only wants a chance to win when he tees it up on the PGA Tour, and he's never had a chance like this one. Birdie putts from 35 feet and 55 feet on the back nine Saturday at the Valspar Championship stretched his lead to four shots. Equally important to him was the slick, bending 6-foot par putt on the final hole. ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:32:00 GMT 2017-03-12T00:32:00Z Justin Thomas makes an ace and takes lead in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas hit a 6-iron that one-hopped into the bottom of the cup. Dustin Johnson hit a wedge that never came down from a tree. In one of the 10 fairways that Phil Mickelson missed, a spectator apparently ran off with his golf ball. Even better than the wild action Saturday in the Mexico Championship was the promise of more to come.... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:50:00 GMT 2017-03-05T00:50:00Z Rory McIlroy feeling better, takes 2-shot lead in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sore ribs or sore stomach, it doesn't seem to matter to Rory McIlroy. After being gone for seven weeks, he took a two-shot lead into the weekend at the Mexico Championship with a chance to return to No. 1 in the world. McIlroy holed out from 156 yards for eagle on the 14th hole, part of a three-hole stretch Friday when he seized control... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:32:00 GMT 2017-03-04T14:32:00Z Chapultepec Golf Club no pushover at Mexico Championship MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson thought he had the altitude figured out. He made four birdies on the back nine at Chapultepec Golf Club and was 2-under par at the turn, right about where he was expected to be in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world at the Mexico Championship. The first hole was 316 yards and Johnson felt a light breeze in his face, so he opted for a ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:55:00 GMT 2017-03-03T07:55:00Z Good ribs, bad stomach, and McIlroy 1 off lead in return MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy leaned over and rested his hand on the top of his driver. At the turn, waiting for the green to clear, he twirled half of a bagel in his finger and then ducked inside a tent to sit on a table. In his return to golf after seven weeks, he didn't look to be in the best of shape Thursday at the Mexico Championship. Only it was ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-03-03T00:52:00Z Miami's loss is Mexico gain as World Golf Championship moves MEXICO CITY (AP) — Miami's loss is Mexico's gain. For the first time since 1962 — before Jack Nicklaus had won any of his 18 majors — the PGA Tour will not have a tournament at Doral this year. Doral had hosted a World Golf Championship event the last nine years until Cadillac did not renew as title sponsor and the tour couldn't find another that wanted to be at what is now ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-03-02T07:37:00Z Golf is buzzing this week in Mexico, quiet in Miami MEXICO CITY (AP) — Golf in Mexico City is buzzing this week. Hundreds of fans, many of them children, leaned against the ropes behind the 18th green as Rory McIlroy finished up a practice round at Chapultepec Golf Club. They screamed his name and shrieked when McIlroy walked their way to sign their programs, flags and hats. Until Wednesday, odds are they had only seen him on... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-03-01T23:22:00Z PGA Championship to allow shorts in practice rounds MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Championship in the middle of summer tends to be hot, especially in the South. A small measure of relief is on the way. The PGA of America board decided on Tuesday to allow players to wear shorts during the practice round at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, the second full week in August. PGA President Paul Levy announced it to the staff ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:14:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:14:00Z Fowler joins friends in winning and extends youth movement PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Golf's youngest and biggest stars keep winning. Rickie Fowler has mostly been watching. He wasn't in Hawaii when Justin Thomas swept the Aloha State by a combined 10 shots, including a PGA Tour record for 72 holes and a 59 at the Sony Open. He took off the final two weeks of the West Coast swing when Jordan Spieth blew away all his challengers... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:03:00 GMT 2017-02-27T07:03:00Z No games: Bryan tied for lead at Honda Classic PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — This was not a trick. This was a PGA Tour event. Wesley Bryan, the PGA Tour rookie best known for the trick-shot videos he makes with his brother George, was so far right of the eighth fairway Friday in the Honda Classic that he was seemingly blocked out by the trees with limited options — or not many good ones, anyway. ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:16:00 GMT 2017-02-25T08:16:00Z Dustin Johnson wins at Riviera, goes to No. 1 in the world LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long? The talent was never an issue. Jordan Spieth once referred to Johnson as "a freak athlete," a term rarely heard in golf. Pat Perez was partly in awe and partly exasperated Sunday as he stood behind the 10th green during the final round at Riviera and said, "The guy hi... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:13:00 GMT 2017-02-20T07:13:00Z Rain wipes out afternoon play at Riviera LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the Genesis Open. Sam Saunders remained atop the leaderboard without ever hitting a shot Friday at Riviera. Jhonattan Vegas joined him at 7-under par and was all too happy to wait until Saturday morning — maybe — to com... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:44:00 GMT 2017-02-18T03:44:00Z The stars are out at Riviera LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gone are the days when some of golf's best players felt the PGA Tour season didn't really begin until it reached Florida. There is no shortage of star power in LA. And it wasn't that much different across the West Coast Swing, which started in Kapalua and ends this week at Riviera at the Genesis Open with a field that features eight of the top 10 in the wo... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:29:00 GMT 2017-02-15T23:29:00Z Jordan Spieth breezes to big win at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth soaked up every step of scenery on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, one of the prettiest places in golf and even more spectacular on a Sunday when the only work left is to hoist the crystal trophy. All that was missing from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am were the highlights. That's just how Spieth wanted it. Staked to... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 01:35:00 GMT 2017-02-13T01:35:00Z Jordan Spieth builds a big lead at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Amid all the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach, no one turned in a performance quite like Jordan Spieth. Spieth took only 10 putts on the back nine, and none were particularly easy except for the last one. His pitch from 54 yards checked up next to pin for a tap-in birdie that gave him a 7-under 65 and a six-shot lead, the largest of his PGA To... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 03:23:00 GMT 2017-02-12T03:23:00Z Jordan Spieth makes putts, beats fog in Pebble Beach Pro-Am PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth knew the pin position on the ninth hole at Spyglass Hill as much by memory as by sight, which was a good thing considering the fog creeping across the Monterey Peninsula on Friday. The crowd behind the green couldn't see Spieth, only a golf ball that landed behind the flag and spun back 3 feet below the cup. Spiet... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:44:00 GMT 2017-02-11T03:44:00Z A wicked day of wind and rain at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth could barely stand up and worried his hat would fly off in the middle of his swing. From 176 yards downhill to the par-3 11th green at Monterey Peninsula, he ripped a 4-iron and hoped for the best. When he saw it land about 6 feet from the flag, he declared to anyone within earshot, "That's the best shot I've ever hit." ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-02-10T00:03:00Z Brandt Snedeker, Patrick Rodgers tied for lead at Torrey SAN DIEGO (AP) — Already a two-time winner at Torrey Pines, having a share of the lead is exactly where Brandt Snedeker wanted to be Saturday. It's just not all that familiar to him. Snedeker won last year in the Farmers Insurance Open by rallying from six shots behind in the final round that was stretched over two days because of high wind. His other victory at Torrey was i... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-01-29T00:52:00Z Rose takes the lead as Tiger leaves early SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose already achieved what he wanted Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open. One last birdie for the lead made the day a little bit better Spooked by the bumpy greens late in the day at Torrey Pines that cost him two bogeys, Rose rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-5 closing hole on the South Course for a 1-under 71 that gave him a one-shot lead ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:22:00 GMT 2017-01-28T01:22:00Z A short return and a missed cut for Tiger Woods SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour after 17 months and lasted only two days. Woods never got anything going after starting with a birdie Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open and didn't come close to making the cut. He missed a 12-foot birdie putt on his final hole on the North Course for an even-par 72 and missed the cut at Torrey Pines for the first time ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:57:00 GMT 2017-01-27T23:57:00Z Tiger Woods tries to stick around at Torrey Pines SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is trying to avoid something he has never done in all his years playing at Torrey Pines. He has never left the tournament on a Friday. Woods bailed out on Thursday the last time he played the Farmers Insurance Open in 2015 when he stopped after 11 holes because of tightness in his back. The year before that, he was forced out on a Saturday when h... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:21:00 GMT 2017-01-27T07:21:00Z Tiger Woods returns with more curiosity than expectations SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the Pacific Ocean behind him, Tiger Woods drew back his driver and sent it soaring across the blue sky Wednesday at Torrey Pines. Watching from 50 yards away was Jay Monahan, the new commissioner of the PGA Tour. "That's a nice sight, isn't it? Monahan said. He wasn't referring to the sun shining down on the rugged... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:28:00 GMT 2017-01-25T23:28:00Z Fleetwood holds off major champions to win in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood looked at the leaderboard and saw three of the biggest names in golf among the players hunting him down in the final holes of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday. Rather than unnerve the Englishman, it spurred him on. Fleetwood produced his best stretch of golf all week when it mattered most, a ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:16:00 GMT 2017-01-22T15:16:00Z Dustin Johnson puts great year behind him, ready to move on KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — For all his power and athleticism, Dustin Johnson doesn't get enough credit for his remarkable ability to quickly forget the past. That goes for the good times, too. The day after he lost a chance to win the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits by grounding his club in sand without realizing it was a bunker, Johnson was on a boat in the Atlantic ... 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