Golf

7:57 AM ET Spanish golfer Nuria Iturrios has established a four-shot halfway lead after taming brutal winds in the second round of the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville. Iturrios carded a superb five-under-par 67 in Friday’s challenging conditions to take command of the tournament at eight-under overall. The 23-year-old backed up a steady front nine
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8:21 PM ET MEXICO CITY — The first-tee announcer at Club de Golf Chapultepec had Tiger Woods laughing as he teed up his ball, introducing the 80-time PGA Tour winner in most unusual fashion. But Woods’ introduction to a Mexico golf competition was not so funny. Woods promptly knocked his tee shot out of bounds,
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9:55 PM ET MEXICO CITY — Jordan Spieth‘s caddie, Michael Greller, had to leave the WGC-Mexico Championship because of the death of his father, John Greller. Shawn Spieth, Jordan’s father, will take Greller’s place at Club de Golf Chapultepec, where the first round begins Thursday. The Golf Channel first reported the news, and tournament officials
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12:34 PM ET MEXICO CITY — Deciding where to play this year in a busy lead-up to the Masters has been a challenge for Tiger Woods, who admitted Tuesday that choosing between a slew of events where he’s had success or that are near his Florida home remains difficult. The change this year, however, is
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12:38 PM ET Steve Stricker will be named the U.S. Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN, becoming the first American to serve in the role despite never having won a major championship. Stricker, 51, will become the 29th U.S. captain for the matches to be played in his home state of Wisconsin
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10:34 AM ET Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will play in his second PGA Tour event closer to home, accepting a sponsor’s exemption into the AT&T Byron Nelson. Romo will tee it up alongside top Tour players like Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, his home course, on
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7:06 PM ET Leg day will have an entirely new meaning on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour has relaxed its player attire guidelines and will allow players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds at its events, starting with this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship and Puerto Rico Open. Golfers must continue wearing long pants
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12:06 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer CHIETLA, Mexico — Fifteen-year-old Daniela Catalán stared past the short fairway and toward the flag of a par-3 hole. The lush green of the golf course contrasts starkly with the mile-long dirt road connecting it to the picturesque town 90 miles south of Mexico City where Daniela lives with
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8:49 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open for his first victory in three years and a trip back to the Masters. Holmes closed with a 1-under 70, and that was enough to overcome
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1:28 PM ET Associated Press ADELAIDE, Australia — Nelly Korda added to her family’s impressive sports pedigree Down Under with a win Sunday in the Women’s Australian Open. Korda led by 3 strokes after the third round, increased it to 4 with a tap-in birdie on the 10th and added a 25-foot birdie on the
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6:14 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title, beating Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne with a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff. Jimenez closed with a 5-under 66 at The Classics at Lely Resort to
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9:19 PM ET LOS ANGELES — It took him until late Saturday afternoon, but Tiger Woods finally got hot at chilly Riviera, starting the third round of the Genesis Open with five consecutive 3s, including an eagle and three birdies. The run vaulted him from just inside the cut line to inside the top-15 as
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10:10 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Justin Thomas got a lot done in eight holes Saturday, leaving with a one-shot lead over Adam Scott and facing a marathon finish in the rain-delayed Genesis Open. Thomas played six holes in the morning, nearly holing a 9-iron and then making par with a flop
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7:29 PM ET Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — Ken Tanigawa had six back-nine birdies in a 5-under 66 for a share of the Chubb Classic lead Saturday with Glen Day and Stephen Ames. Tanigawa rebounded from bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 with birdies on Nos. 10-12, 14, 15 and 17 at The Classics at
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