Marc Leishman gets redemption in Chicago, wins BMW Championship |Sep 17, 2017

Given another opportunity to win, Marc Leishman didn’t give anyone much of a chance in the BMW Championship. Staked to a five-shot lead, Leishman made back-to-back birdies late in the final round Sunday to put away the final challenge, then closed with a birdie for a 4-under 67 to set the tournament record at Lake Forest, Illinois.

Walker Cup: U.S. takes commanding lead behind play of Morikawa, Xiong |Sep 9, 2017

U.S. captain Spider Miller was counting on local knowledge to be a must in reclaiming the Walker Cup trophy in the biennial event against Great Britain and Ireland’s greatest amateur golfers.

PGA: Justin Thomas fires off a 63, shares lead with Leishman in Boston |Sep 3, 2017

PGA Tour PGA champion Justin Thomas made three long birdies on a long, wet TPC Boston for a tournament-best 63, giving him a share of the lead with Marc Leishman going into a Labor Day finish in the Dell Technologies Championship at Norton, Massachusetts.

U.S. wraps up Solheim Cup in dominant style |Aug 20, 2017

Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the Solheim Cup. “I was just, like, ‘I just have to go all in and go for it all,’” Thompson said.

U.S. Amateur: Doc Redman wins a stirring West Side story |Aug 20, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> Doc Redman is the U.S. Amateur champion. Just like Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Mark O’Meara, Matt Kuchar, Craig Stadler and Lanny Wadkins.

Redman outlasts Ghim in 37 holes to win U.S. Amateur Championship at Riviera |Aug 20, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> Eddie Merrins stood just off to the side of the 18th green at Riviera Country Club late Sunday afternoon, perhaps not even noticing that Doc Redman and Doug Ghim went right behind him with a purpose toward the 10th tee box at the 117th U.

Doug Ghim, Doc Redman end up with a U.S. Amateur Championship faceoff |Aug 19, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> It might be an indication you’ve thoroughly intimidated an opponent during the 117th U.S. Amateur Championships when he concedes to you a long eagle putt, as well as the hole, on the backside of the golf course.

U.S. extends lead to five games over Europe in Solheim Cup |Aug 19, 2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa >> Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history. Only the biggest letdown the event has ever seen will keep the Americans from retaining the cup.

Azusa’s Lizette Salas helps U.S. take 3-point lead in Solheim Cup |Aug 18, 2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa >> The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup. The U.S. settled down on Friday afternoon, pulling away with a record-setting fourball performance.

U.S. Amateur quarterfinals: Four American college golfers move to the final four |Aug 18, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> An all-American Final Four at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship was solidified when Vanderbilt’s Theo Humphrey and Clemson’s Doc Redman took their quarterfinal match play events to the final hole before claiming victory at Riviera Country Club on Friday afternoon.

U.S. Amateur Golf Championship: Collin Morikawa left wondering after loss |Aug 17, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> In a made-for-cable sports TV showdown perhaps worthy of a DVR replay someday, Collin Morikawa co-starred in a Round of 16 match play performance against Chun-An Yu that seemed to show almost every quirky angle and accident aspect of Riviera Country Club in one organic swatch.

U.S. Amateur Golf Championship: Dads lend support for Sahith Theegala, Ricky Castillo |Aug 17, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> If a dad can’t make a difference at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship by helping on the bag as a fill-in caddy, then there are other subtle ways without the usual baggage involved.

Braden Thornberry wins a U.S. Amateur match to remember at Riviera |Aug 16, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> Five years ago Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas battled through the 18 riddles of Riviera. It was the NCAA championship, Texas vs. Alabama, and Spieth won when he holed out from the 15th fairway.

Ricky Castillo, youngest player left in U.S. Amateur Championship field, reaches Round of 32 |Aug 16, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> It was no bother for Derek Castillo to be Ricky Castillo’s prideful older brother Wednesday. As the family gallery nervously moved hole by hole at Riviera Country Club during the first day of match play at the 117th U.

U.S. Amateur Championship: Few SoCal natives make cut, but now fun begins |Aug 15, 2017

PACIFIC PALISADES >> The overstated goal after two rounds of stroke play at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship is simply to make the cut from the unwieldy 312 to the final 64. Because once match play begins Wednesday, it’s a one-on-one format that historically gives nearly everyone an equal opportunity to claim the Havenmeyer Trophy late Sunday afternoon.

US Amateur golfers range from 15 to 64 and a former Angels pitcher |Aug 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Talk about one eclectic country club meet-and-greet tee party. The weeklong 117th U.S. Amateur Championship began Monday with introductions necessary in some cases, and explanations with others.

U.S. Amateur: Canyon Lakes teen Norman Xiong shares 1st-round lead |Aug 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> All-Pac 12 Oregon standout Norman Xiong, Virginia Tech’s Mark Lawrence Jr. and Oklahoma State’s Hayden Wood somehow managed to separate themselves from the pack on the first day of play at the 117th U.

USGA can use more tricks, tweaks at Riviera for U.S. Amateur Championship this week |Aug 13, 2017

Right from the start, and also at the finish, there are notable differences between how Riviera Country Club lays out for this week’s U.S. Amateur Championship versus the way PGA Tour stretches it out for its annual $7 million payday event each February.

Castillo brothers take sibling rivalry to U.S. Amateur golf championship |Aug 13, 2017

It took Derek Castillo only a few seconds to pull out his cell phone after he turned in his scorecard at Mission Viejo Country Club.  For the next two hours, he was glued to the live scoring, watching names move up and down the leaderboard.

PGA Championship: Justin Thomas leaves no doubt |Aug 13, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Justin Thomas remembers hearing the roar before he ever saw the shot. He had access to the clubhouse at Valhalla in 2000 as the 7-year-old son of a PGA professional, and the thunder from the gallery reached his ears before the TV showed Tiger Woods making the most important putt of his career at that PGA Championship.

SoCal’s best gear up for 117th U.S. Amateur Championship |Aug 12, 2017

A number of local golfers, born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area, will compete Monday morning at either Riviera or Bel-Air Country Club, where they’ll tee off in the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship.

Kisner survives wild finish to take PGA lead |Aug 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C.>>Even after his shot bounced high off a concrete bridge over a creek, Kevin Kisner wasn’t in the clear at the PGA Championship. His golf ball was buried in thick grass on a hill above the water.

Whicker: Late bloomer Robert Funk, minus the thorns, eyes the U.S. Amateur |Aug 11, 2017

CANYON LAKE >> Robert Funk lives on a promontory, inside gates, near Lake Elsinore. His two sons, Corey and Capron, are razor scooter champions who record their stunts on You Tube, much to the delight of their 3.

Matsuya grabs share of PGA Championships lead in rain-shortened second round |Aug 11, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the Japanese star for his 61 in the final round at Firestone to win his second World Golf Championship.

Spieth frustrated, but still in game to complete Grand Slam |Aug 10, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C.>> Jordan Spieth began his quest for the career Grand Slam by not making a putt longer than 5 feet. What helped was that Quail Hollow punished just about everyone at some point Thursday in the PGA Championship.

Fowler hopes Quail Hollow magic leads to first major title |Aug 10, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C.>>Rickie Fowler loves playing at Quail Hollow. You can’t particularly blame him. This is where Fowler got his breakthrough PGA Tour win and where he now hopes to capture that elusive first major championship.

Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving |Aug 9, 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

PGA Championship: Many praise the chance to wear shorts in practice |Aug 8, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Lucas Glover walked off the 18th fairway at Quail Hollow still feeling slightly underdressed. He wasn’t alone. “I don’t recognize some of these guys out here, and I’m sure they probably don’t recognize me either,” Glover said.

Pieters, Zach Johnson share lead at Bridgestone Invitational |Aug 5, 2017

Thomas Pieters ended a roller-coaster round with a 30-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Zach Johnson going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, Ohio.

Jimmy Walker shines despite rainy weather |Aug 4, 2017

By The Associated Press Jimmy Walker endured rain delays of nearly five hours and shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to build a two-shot lead at the Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, Ohio. Walker finally saw some good results in a year marked by coping with Lyme disease and bouts of fatigue.

Thomas Pieters takes 1-shot lead at Firestone |Aug 3, 2017

Rory McIlroy had his best friend on the bag and his best start on American soil in 18 months. For Jordan Spieth, it was more of the same with two long putts and another comment filled with bravado directed at his caddie.

Birdie run gives Charley Hoffman third-round RBC lead |Jul 29, 2017

Charley Hoffman birdied the final hole for a 7-under 65 on Saturday at Glen Abbey to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Oakville, Ontario. The 40-year-old Hoffman had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch that ended on No.

Jordan Spieth’s big finish nets British Open championship |Jul 23, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> During one of Jordan Spieth’s many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan.

Jordan Spieth ups lead while Grace enjoys record round |Jul 22, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that it won’t be easy. On the horizon is a chance to join Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three different majors at age 23.

British Open: Branden Grace’s 62 a major accomplishment |Jul 22, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> Branden Grace posted the lowest 18-hole score in 157 years and 422 major championships, and he didn’t even know it. He knocked in his short par putt on the final hole at Royal Birkdale for a 62 when his caddie, Zack Raswego, walked up to him and said, “You’re in the history books.

British Open: Jordan Spieth leads by 2 after two rounds |Jul 21, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> The flight of Jordan Spieth’s 3-wood from the light rough looked about as ugly as the weather at the British Open. The outcome was about as bright as his chances of getting his name on another major championship trophy.

Chad Collins narrowly misses rare round of 59 |Jul 21, 2017

Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the final two holes for an 11-under 60 on Friday in the second round of the Barbasol Championship at Opelika, Alabama.

A scolding, and a comeback, for Rory McIlroy |Jul 21, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> Rory McIlroy didn’t need another scolding from his caddie or a reminder of what he had to do. By the time he arrived for his second round on a blustery day at Royal Birkdale, he had a good idea what this British Open is all about, and somewhat of an idea what he is all about.

British Open: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka lead early |Jul 20, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes. The British Open began Thursday with an All-American flavor.

Rory McIlroy’s hoping British Open can be slump-buster |Jul 19, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best golfer in the world without a trace of argument. He won the final two majors of the year, with a World Golf Championship title in between.

Jordan Spieth feeling rested, sharp in pursuit of another major |Jul 18, 2017

SOUTHPORT, England >> With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and it never left the flag, bounding onto the green about 20 feet behind the hole.

Golfer Shanshan Feng leads US Women’s Open |Jul 15, 2017

Front-running Shanshan Feng rolled in a shot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday to take the third-round lead in the U.S. Women’s Open. Teenager Hye-Jin Choi and perennial Open bridesmaid Amy Yang were a stroke back heading in the final round of the biggest event in women’s golf and one that had an even bigger stage with President Donald Trump in attendance for the second straight day.

The LA Coliseum as a 9-hole golf course? But of course |Jul 14, 2017

Lynn Swann pulled a 6-iron out of his golf bag and aimed between the west goal posts on the Coliseum floor. From where the USC athletic director stood, on a platform high above Tunnel 15, he could easily use the Olympic torch at the peristyle end of the stadium as a sight line.

Patrick Rodgers takes 2-stroke lead in John Deere Classic |Jul 14, 2017

Patrick Rodgers shot a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. Rodgers had eight birdies and a bogey to finish at 13-under 129 at TPC Deere Run.

Women’s Open: Trump visits, China’s Shanshan Feng leads |Jul 14, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. >> Shanshan Feng increased her lead in the U.S. Women’s Open and lost the spotlight. It happens when the president of the United States shows up. Returning from a short trip to France, President Donald Trump pulled into his Trump National Golf Club on Friday in middle of the second round of the biggest tournament in women’s golf.

Shanshan Feng leads Women’s Open after suspended first round |Jul 13, 2017

Shanshan Feng shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 and held a one-shot lead over Amy Yang on Thursday when the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open at a quiet Trump National Golf Club was suspended by darkness.

Brittany Lang will have to do better to repeat U.S. Women’s Open title |Jul 12, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. >> The U.S. Women’s Open has not had a repeat winner since Karrie Webb in 2001 and the chances of Brittany Lang doing it this year don’t seem good. The 31-year-old Lang has finished no better than 13th in 14 events on the LPGA Tour, and she missed the cut in the KPMG Women’s PGA two weeks ago.

PGA rookie takes 2-shot lead into final round |Jul 8, 2017

Sebastian Munoz shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a two-stroke lead over Robert Streb after the third round of The Greenbrier Classic in West Sulphur Springs, West Verginia, keeping the PGA Tour rookie in position to become the tournament’s first wire-to-wire winner.

Rory McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open |Jul 7, 2017

Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Irish Open for the fourth time in five years, leading the four-time major winner to express concerns on Friday about parts of his game ahead of the British Open. McIlroy shot 1-over 73 in his second round over the links at Portstewart and was 1 over for the tournament, which he is hosting to benefit his foundation.

Hall of Famer Davis Love III just off first-round lead |Jul 6, 2017

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. >> Davis Love III can still get some solid work done in a PGA Tour event. Heading into the World Golf Hall of Fame in September, the 53-year-old Love shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in The Greenbrier Classic, leaving him two strokes behind first-round leader Sebastian Munoz.