Troy Merritt at the Barbasol Championship, where he posted his second PGA Tour victory.

Spring Lake Park grad Troy Merritt claims second PGA Tour victory

The Spring Lake Park graduate shot a tournament-record 23 under, yet won by only one stroke.
St. Paul
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A site across the street from the Highland 9 golf course is used for disc golf. A plan approved by St. Paul officials this month would convert the nin

St. Paul's Highland 9 golf course could make way for soccer fields

The proposal reflects the growing interest in soccer and the waning interest in golf that has led dozens of courses to close in recent years.
Golf
January 27
Australian Marc Leishman's 65 in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday matched the lowest closing round by a winner at Torrey Pines since the South Cou

Leishman rallies to win Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey

Marc Leishman realized he had at two-shot lead as he stood over a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Torrey Pines. He also knew Jon Rahm was the only one who could catch him.
Golf
January 27

Sagstrom wins Gainbridge LPGA for first LPGA Tour title

Madelene Sagstrom won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio in Boca Raton, Fla., on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-3 17th to tie for the lead and winning with a par when Nasa Hataoka missed a 3-footer on the last.
Golf
January 26

Herbert wins 1st European Tour title on Australia Day

Lucas Herbert marked Australia Day in his native country by capturing his first professional title, beating Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa at the second hole of a playoff to win the Dubai Desert Classic after a wild final round on Sunday.
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Golf
January 25
Jon Rahm hits his tee shot on the 14th hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open

Rahm takes the lead at Torrey Pines with McIlroy lurking

Jon Rahm is playing some of his best golf with two victories and a runner-up in his last four tournaments. He was at his best Saturday at Torrey Pines, holing a chip for birdie and a full gap wedge for eagle to start his round.
Golf
January 25

Sagstrom shoots 67 to open 2-stroke lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Madelene Sagstrom shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.
Golf
January 24
Ryan Palmer hits his tee shot on the 18th hole on the North Course at Torrey Pines during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open

Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines

Ryan Palmer wasn't aware of any score but his own Friday at Torrey Pines, and he knew it was good enough to at least get himself back into the mix at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Golf
January 24

Madelene Sagstrom shoots 62 to take lead in Gainbridge LPGA

Madelene Sagstrom birdied seven of the first nine holes and shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Gainbridge LPGA.
Golf
January 23
Tiger Woods plays a shot from a bunker on the eighth hole of the Torrey Pines North Course during the first round of The Farmers Insurance golf tourna

Woods opens with 69 at Torrey North to start new year

Tiger Woods had his lowest opening round of the year since 2011. It wasn't enough to be among the leaders Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open, but it was fine with him.
Golf
January 23

Jessica Korda shoots 66, takes 2-shot lead in Boca Raton

Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in high wind Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, the tour's first full-field event of the season and first official event in Boca Raton in more than 30 years.
Golf
January 22
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the pro-am round of the Farmer's Insurance golf tournament on the South Course at Torrey Pin

Woods, McIlroy give Torrey Pines the feel of a season opener

A small crowd that gathered in the morning chill made its way to the first tee to watch Tiger Woods start his pro-am round Wednesday at Torrey Pines.
Golf
January 22
In this April 14, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters

Changes to Hall of Fame and a quick entry for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Golf
January 21

Column: Expectations getting higher as Woods gets older

The expectations seem to get higher even as Tiger Woods gets older.
Golf
January 21

Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf's conversations

Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career.
Golf
January 20
Andrew Landry greeted his son, Brooks, on the 18th hole after winning The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Qui

Andrew Landry regroups to win The American Express

Andrew Landry was reeling after blowing a six-stroke lead on the back nine Sunday in The American Express.
Golf
January 20
Gaby Lopez kissed the trophy after winning the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Lopez ran in a 30-foot pu

Lopez wins LPGA tournament in Florida in 7-hole playoff

Gaby Lopez rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt to defeat Nasa Hataoka on the seventh playoff hole Monday and capture the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Golf
January 19
After five extra holes, Gaby Lopez (picttured) and Nasa Hataoka played five extra playoff holes in the Tournament of Champions LPGA tournament Sunday

Darkness forces extra day for extended playoff at LPGA Tour stop

The season opener has everything except a winner.
Golf
January 19

Westwood wins in Abu Dhabi for his 25th Euro tour victory

Lee Westwood secured his 25th European Tour win with victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday.
Golf
January 18
Andrew Landry hits from the eighth tee during the third round of The American Express golf tournament

Andrew Landry, Scottie Scheffler break away in desert

Andrew Landry and Scottie Scheffler broke away Saturday at The American Express.
Golf
January 17
Rickie Fowler follows through on his shot from the ninth fairway during the second round of The American Express golf tournament

Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler tied for lead in desert

Rickie Fowler came to The American Express for the first time in six years to prepare for the next two weeks at Torrey Pines and TPC Scottsdale.
Golf
January 17

One-armed Canadian amateur makes ace at American Express

One-armed Canadian amateur Laurent Hurtubise made a hole-in-one playing alongside two PGA Tour pros in The American Express pro-am event.
Golf
January 17

Henderson, Inbee Park tied for lead in LPGA season opener

Canada's Brooke Henderson parlayed four birdies and a late eagle into Friday's hottest round and a share of the lead at the LPGA's season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
Golf
January 13

Cameron Smith wins Sony Open in another Hawaii comeback

Two weeks in Hawaii brought rain, unusually strong wind, playoffs and two players who thought victory was out of reach until the winner's lei was draped around their necks.
Golf
January 13
Cameron Smith held the champions trophy after the final round of the Sony Open on Sunday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Smith wins Sony Open in playoff after wild finish

Cameron Smith was running out of holes, but not hope.
Golf
January 12

Smith wins Sony Open; Grace takes South African Open

Cameron Smith of Australia won his first PGA Tour title on his own Sunday when he least expected it.
Golf
January 11

Brendan Steele seizes control at Sony Open

Saturday was no time to panic, especially at a Sony Open with so many players in the mix that one shot could lead to a good run and change the landscape in a hurry.
Golf
January 11

Conners takes hard, rewarding road to Hawaii

Corey Conners returned to Hawaii this year with one notable difference.
Golf
January 11
Brendan Steele hit from the 11th tee during the second round of the Sony Open on Friday in Honolulu.

More wind at Sony, but no Thomas or Reed

Different island, similar result. Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed finished the tournament with the same score.
Golf
January 11
Michelle Wie.

With a baby on the way, Michelle Wie still has eye on golf

Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf.
Golf
January 10
Collin Morikawa chips onto the 16th green during the first round of the Sony Open

Morikawa handles the wind and takes lead at Sony Open

The wind blew so hard that palm trees looked as though they were made of rubber. The Pacific looked angrier than usual. Some of the sights Thursday at the Sony Open made it clear that playing golf in Hawaii was no vacation.
Golf
January 10

Ormsby stays ahead at Hong Kong Open

Wade Ormsby took sole possession of the lead at the Hong Kong Open with a 4-under 66 in the second round on Friday.
Golf
January 9
Pete Dye on the Pound Ridge Golf Course, the first course he designed in New York State in 2008. Dye, who designed many of America’s most famous gol

Famed golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players to the best in the…
Golf
January 9

Michelle Wie expecting her first child — a girl -- in summer

a girl — this summer.
Golf
January 8
Defending champion Matt Kuchar hits from the second tee during the Sony Open pro-am Wednesday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

New Hawaiian island, new course, same big wind for Sony Open

Same state, new island, two courses that could not be more different.
Golf
January 8

Ancer looking for Presidents Cup bounce in Honolulu

Abraham Ancer can't remember playing better with so little to show for it.
Golf
January 8
Patrick Reed really dug himself a hole in the Bahamas where he was caught improving his lie and poorly explained himself afterward, which prompted one

Column: Reed digs himself a hole that will be hard to escape

Patrick Reed has been labeled by some as a cheater, and that image threatens to overshadow his considerable golf talent for a long time to come.
Golf
January 7

Paul Azinger's career made a detour 20 years ago in Honolulu

Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that's what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox.
Local
December 18, 2019

Golf instructor Rodney Lidenberg dies at 69

From 2007 to 2016, Golf Magazine annually named him one of the "Top 100 Teachers in America."
Golf
November 19, 2019
Brendon Todd (shown chipping at Victory Links course in Blaine in a 3M Open qualifier last July) shot a 3-under 68 to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic fo

Brendon Todd, once beset by yips, wins again in Mexico

Brendon Todd closed his round with two nervy pars for a 3-under 68 to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic for his second consecutive PGA Tour victory. He won the inaugural Bermuda Championship two weeks ago.
Golf
November 17, 2019

Todd, Taylor tied for lead with 4 holes left in Mayakoba

Brendon Todd was closing in on a second straight victory when he was slowed by two missed putts, and then by darkness Sunday in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.