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Ralph Lauren has “discontinued” its sponsorship of Justin Thomas after Thomas uttered a homophobic slur during last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. “We are disheartened by Mr. Thomas’s recent language, which is entirely inconsistent with our values,” the company said in a statement. “While we acknowledge that he has apologized and recognizes the severity of
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4:49 PM ET The World Golf Championship event scheduled for Mexico City is being moved for one year to Florida due to the coronavirus pandemic. The sponsors of the WGC-Mexico Championship, Grupo Salinas, did not want to play at Chapultepec Golf Club – where the tournament relocated to in 2017 – due to restrictions that
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10:15 PM ET SAO PAULO — Brazil’s federal police arrested Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera on Thursday for extradition to his homeland to face charges for several crimes allegedly committed from 2016 to last year, two officers said. Cabrera, who won both Masters and U.S. Open championships, was on Interpol’s red code list. Police said in
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12:59 PM ET The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be played without its traditional pro-am format next month when the event is contested over two courses in Northern California. The PGA Tour announced the change due to local COVID-19 circumstances in the Monterey Peninsula area. 2 Related The professional portion, featuring 156 players, will be
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press The Gainbridge LPGA tournament is moving to Lake Nona, giving the LPGA Tour three consecutive events in Florida to start the 2021 season. The Gainbridge LPGA, to be played Feb. 25-28, is in its second year. It was played last year at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton. The
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HONOLULU — Success can sometimes have its pitfalls. Take Harris English, for example. In 2013, English won twice in a five-month span on the PGA Tour. Just two years removed from turning pro, many considered the four-time All-American out of the University of Georgia to be one of the game’s rising stars. And that’s when
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8:59 PM ET The PGA Tour Hawai’i two-stop swings over to Honolulu and Waialae Country Club for the Sony Open. Defending champion Cameron Smith, as well as 13 of the top 30 players in the world will be in the event. So which players are the favorites, who offers good odds and what props are
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10:53 PM ET Associated Press Jhonattan Vegas has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the Sony Open in Hawaii. Vegas is the second PGA Tour player to withdraw because of a positive test this year. Jim Herman tested positive before leaving for Hawaii for the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Xander Schauffele and Webb
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Playoff losses are never easy, but Joaquin Niemann’s runner-up to Harris English at Kapalua comes with a statistical distinction that might make the result even more heartbreaking. If he even knows about this particular statistical distinction, that is. We’re pretty sure the 22-year-old golfer was unaware that his 31 birdies during the Sentry Tournament of
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9:48 AM ET The Open Championship’s rotation of 10 links courses has — for now — been shrunk to nine. The R&A announced Monday that Trump Turnberry, the most picturesque of the venues and where Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus staged their memorable “Duel in the Sun” in 1977, will not be granted an Open
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Consider, for a moment, Denny McCarthy. In the 2019-20 season, he was the strokes gained/putting champion of the PGA Tour, and almost became just the second person (after Jason Day) to average an entire stroke gained over the field per round. It was his second straight mythical putting title, and it’s not even a little
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10:39 PM ET The PGA of America is moving on from President Trump, announcing Sunday in a statement that it will relocate the 2022 PGA Championship scheduled for the New York suburbs at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. The venue was awarded the tournament in 2012 and was to be the first men’s major championship
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11:19 PM ET Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Ryan Palmer went through a range of emotions over the final 15 minutes Saturday that ended with him posting a 9-under 64 for the best round of the week and a share of the lead with Harris English in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Palmer thought he
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