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A short week for McIlroy on long road to…

24-03-2017

A short week for McIlroy on long road to Masters (The Associated Press)

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. Four times when Match Play was single elimination, he didn't make it out of the second round.... Read more

Kerr, Martin, Chun tied for Kia Classic …

23-03-2017

Cristie Kerr, Mo Martin and In Gee Chun each shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the Kia Classic at Aviara. Kerr, the 2015 Kia champion, and Martin, a native of Southern California, were among the first groups to tee off. ''It was nice they all went in from there,'' said Kerr, who closed with birdie-birdie.... Read more

Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play…

23-03-2017

Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play (The Associated Press)

Jordan Spieth felt a gust of wind as his tee shot was in the air and began pleading for it to get down. Brandt Snedeker brought a touch of class to an exasperating at the Dell Technologies Match Play. Snedeker gave him the putt to halve the hole.... Read more

Johnson stays perfect, McIlroy eliminate…

23-03-2017

Johnson stays perfect, McIlroy eliminated at Match Play (Reuters)

(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson continued his perfect record at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Thursday while number two Rory McIlroy was eliminated without even setting foot on the course. On an extremely windy afternoon at Austin Country Club with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph), Johnson coped manfully with the elements to beat German Martin Kaymer 3&2 . "Putting is the hardest part," Johnson told Golf... Read more

Spieth grinds out must win over Ikeda (T…

23-03-2017

Spieth grinds out must win over Ikeda (The Associated Press)

With a big lead on the back nine, Jordan Spieth put the ball in water again. This time, there was no collapse, just a grind-it-out ''must win'' to beat Japan's Yuta Ikeda in Thursday's second round at the Dell Technologies Match Play in gusty wind that lived up to the legendary tough conditions of Texas golf. Spieth beat Ikeda 4-and-2 at the Austin Country Club a day after losing his first-round match by... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Day heads home as his mother faces lung …

23-03-2017

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery (The Associated Press)

Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. Day walked briskly toward the media center at the Dell Technologies Match Play and before he could speak, the Australian began wiping tears from his face. ''She is the reason that I'm playing golf today,'' Day said.... Read more

Match Play at a glance (The Associated P…

22-03-2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A brief look at the opening round Wednesday of the Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club (all times EDT):... Read more

Golf-WGC-Match Play Championship group s…

22-03-2017

March 23 (Gracenote) - Scores from the WGC-Match Play Championship Group Stage on Wednesday in Austin, Texas Dustin Johnson (U.S.) beat Webb Simpson (U.S.) 5 and 3 Martin Kaymer (Germany) beat Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 3 and 2 Soren Kjeldsen (Denmark) beat Rory McIlroy (Britain) 2 and 1 Gary Woodland (U.S.) beat Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 3 and 2 Pat Perez (U.S.) beat Jason Day (Australia) (Jason Day withdrawn) Marc Leishman (Australia) beat Lee Westwood (Britain) 3... Read more

Johnson rolls, McIlroy and Spieth stumbl…

22-03-2017

Johnson rolls, McIlroy and Spieth stumble at Match Play (Reuters)

(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson rolled and Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth stumbled, while Jason Day left to be with his ailing mother in Wednesday's opening day of the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas. Johnson won the first three holes and was 5-up after nine holes and steamrolled Webb Simpson 5&3. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were surprise losers in their first round-robin matches at Austin Country Club.... Read more

Emotional Day quits Match Play to be wit…

22-03-2017

(Reuters) - An emotional Jason Day abruptly pulled out of his opening match at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Wednesday to be with his mother, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is having surgery on Friday. "Hard to comprehend being on the golf course right now, with what she's going through," said a tearful Day, who struggled to maintain his composure as he met with reporters after conceding his match at the... Read more

Golf-Johnson rolls, McIlroy and Spieth s…

22-03-2017

* Day abruptly pulls out of match after six holes * Spieth never led in losing effort to Tanihara (Add later matches, details, quotes) March 22 (Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson rolled and Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth stumbled, while Jason Day left to be with his ailing mother in Wednesday's opening day of the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas. Johnson won the first three holes and was... Read more

Poulter heads field in Puerto Rico (The …

22-03-2017

With 64 of the world's top 69 players teeing up this week in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin, Texas, some might consider the Puerto Rico Open, the PGA Tour's opposite event, an afterthought. Since the tournament's inception in 2008, the Puerto Rico Open has helped elevate the careers of a bevy of PGA stars, including Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo. All were able to tame the tough and... Read more

A rough, emotional day for top seeds at …

22-03-2017

A rough, emotional day for top seeds at Match Play (The Associated Press)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure.... Read more

Mickelson says he won't be called as wit…

22-03-2017

Mickelson says he won't be called as witness in trial (The Associated Press)

Golfer Phil Mickelson says he won't be called as a witness in a federal insider trading criminal trial. Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys have both described Mickelson as pivotal figure in the case against gambler William ''Billy'' Walters. Mickelson does not face criminal charges, but agreed to repay nearly $1 million he made on a 2012 stock trade.... Read more

The Latest: Dustin Johnson has no proble…

22-03-2017

The Latest: Dustin Johnson has no problem in opening match (The Associated Press)

On a day when other top seeds didn't fare very well, Dustin Johnson made short work in his debut as the No. 1 seed. Johnson made five birdies in his opening eight holes and never gave Webb Simpson much of a chance in a 5-and-3 victory at the Dell Technologies Match Play. Of the top five seeds, Rory McIlroy (2) was beaten by four straight birdies from Soren Kjeldsen.... Read more

Golf-Emotional Day quits Match Play to b…

22-03-2017

* Day offers no timetable for his return to competition * Says mother was given 12 months to live at start of year (Adds details, quotes) March 22 (Reuters) - An emotional Jason Day abruptly pulled out of his opening match at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Wednesday to be with his mother, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is having surgery on Friday. "It's been a very, very... Read more

Day leaves WGC-Dell Match Play to be wit…

22-03-2017

(Reuters) - An emotional Jason Day abruptly pulled out of his opening match at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Wednesday to be with his mother, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is having surgery on Friday. Day, who was three down to Pat Perez after six holes when he conceded, did not say how long he would be away from the game or whether he would be at the April 6-9 Masters.... Read more

Golf-Day leaves WGC-Dell Match Play to b…

22-03-2017

An emotional Jason Day abruptly pulled out of his opening match at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Wednesday to be with his mother, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is having surgery on Friday. Day, who was three down to Pat Perez after six holes when he conceded, did not say how long he would be away from the game or whether he would be at the April 6-9 Masters.... Read more

Day leaves Match Play as mother battles …

22-03-2017

Day leaves Match Play as mother battles lung cancer (The Associated Press)

Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday after six holes to be with his mother when she has lung cancer surgery. Day says his mother, Dening, was diagnosed in Australia at the start of the year and was told she had 12 months to live.... Read more

The Latest: Jason Day leaves Match Play …

22-03-2017

The Latest: Jason Day leaves Match Play to be with mother (The Associated Press)

Jason Day says his mother, Dening, is having surgery Friday for lung cancer and he wants to be with her. Day walked off the course when he was 3 down after six holes to Pat Perez. Defending champion Jason Day has conceded his match to Pat Perez - after six holes.... Read more

The Latest: Jason Day concedes match aga…

22-03-2017

The Latest: Jason Day concedes match against Pat Perez (The Associated Press)

Defending champion Jason Day has conceded his match to Pat Perez - after six holes. Add Jordan Spieth to the list of surprising first-round losses in the Dell Technologies Match Play. Spieth, the No. 5 seed, fell behind on the seventh hole at Austin Country Club against Hideto Tanihara and never caught up.... Read more

Ko is keen to defend her title at LPGA's…

22-03-2017

Lydia Ko, the world's top-ranked women's professional golfer, is set to defend her title as the LPGA Tour heads to Carlsbad, Calif., for the eighth edition of the Kia Classic. A field of 144 players, including the top 18 in the Rolex Rankings, will contest the tour's sixth event of the season, which begins Thursday at the Aviara Golf Club just north of San Diego. All of the winners from the 2016 official... Read more

McIlroy and Spieth fall as upsets abound…

22-03-2017

McIlroy and Spieth fall as upsets abound at WGC-Dell Match Play (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were among the early losers in Wednesday's opening day of the WGC-Dell Match Play as the two former world number one players suffered stunning upsets. McIlroy, who reached last year's semi-final, fell 2&1 to Dane Soren Kjeldsen while Japan's Hideto Tanihara, making his first appearance at the tournament, beat Spieth 4&2 at the Austin Country Club. Kjeldsen, who does not have a top-25 in any of... Read more

Golf-McIlroy and Spieth fall as upsets a…

22-03-2017

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were among the early losers in Wednesday's opening day of the WGC-Dell Match Play as the two former world number one players suffered stunning upsets. McIlroy, who reached last year's semi-final, fell 2&1 to Dane Soren Kjeldsen while Japan's Hideto Tanihara, making his first appearance at the tournament, beat Spieth 4&2 at the Austin Country Club. Kjeldsen, who does not have a top-25 in any of his seven... Read more

The Latest: Early losses for McIlroy, Sp…

22-03-2017

The Latest: Early losses for McIlroy, Spieth in Match Play (The Associated Press)

Add Jordan Spieth to the list of surprising first-round losses in the Dell Technologies Match Play. Spieth, the No. 5 seed, fell behind on the seventh hole at Austin Country Club against Hideto Tanihara and never caught up. Spieth didn't win a hole until he was conceded a bogey on the 14th hole.... Read more

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