Matt Dobyns won the PGA Professional National Championship for the second time in four years Wednesday to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship. Dobyns, the 37-year-old head pro at Fresh Meadow in Lake Success, New York, took advantage of playing partner Ben Polland's closing double bogey for a three-stroke swing and a one-shot victory at windy Philadelphia Cricket Club. After Polland missed a 10-foot bogey putt on the par-4 18th, Dobyns holed a 4-footer for birdie for an even-par 70 and a 3-under 279 total.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 1:27 am

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Trump National Golf Club - Los Angeles will host the the 33rd PGA Grand Slam of Golf in October. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because ''they know I'm right.'' Four leading golf organizations said he's wrong. The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America broke their silence Wednesday - but only briefly - to say that Trump's views on Mexican immigrants and his opinion that golf organizations are behind him are not accurate.


Posted: July 1, 2015, 8:38 pm

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers of veterans who had been stuck in a rut. Tiger Woods will take anything positive at this point. In 1994, he failed to advance to the weekend in all three PGA Tour events he entered.


Posted: July 1, 2015, 7:35 pm

Bubba Watson hits from the 18th fairway in a sudden death playoff in the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods are both trying to recover this week at the Greenbrier Classic, one from the highs of victory and the other from another major disappointment. Watson said on Wednesday he was exhausted following his playoff victory on Sunday at the Travelers Championship, while Woods tried to remain upbeat after a U.S. Open appearance that included another round of 80 for the 14-times major winner. "I'll keep resting, drinking fluids and hopefully recover." Woods is making his first appearance since missing the U.S. Open cut by 11 strokes two weeks ago after posting an opening 10-over-par 80.


Posted: July 1, 2015, 6:24 pm
Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods are both trying to recover this week at the Greenbrier Classic, one from the highs of victory and the other from another major disappointment. Watson said on Wednesday he was exhausted following his playoff victory on Sunday at the Travelers Championship, while Woods tried to remain upbeat after a U.S. Open appearance that included another round of 80 for the 14-times major winner. "I'll keep resting, drinking fluids and hopefully recover." Woods is making his first appearance since missing the U.S. Open cut by 11 strokes two weeks ago after posting an opening 10-over-par 80.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 6:15 pm
A Hawaii man pleaded guilty Tuesday to using Robert Allenby's credit cards after the professional golfer said he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu. Allenby recounted a bizarre saga in January that involved having no memory of what happened for 2 1/2 hours after he left a Honolulu restaurant. Owen Harbison was arrested in February on charges of identity theft, attempt theft and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 2:46 am

Retief Goosen tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen birdied the first playoff hole of a qualifying tournament at Woburn Golf Club on Tuesday to secure a spot at next month's British Open. Irish amateur Paul Dunne shot the lowest score at Woburn after rounds of 70-65 gave him a three-stroke victory with Robert Dinwiddie of England also qualifying for the tournament at St. Andrews. "I won two Dunhill Cups there as well (with Ernie Els and David Frostin 1997 and 1998) and first played it when I was 18, so I've walked a good few miles on that course and I love it," Goosen told reporters looking ahead to the July 16-19 major.


Posted: July 1, 2015, 2:41 am
Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen birdied the first playoff hole of a qualifying tournament at Woburn Golf Club on Tuesday to secure a spot at next month's British Open. Irish amateur Paul Dunne shot the lowest score at Woburn after rounds of 70-65 gave him a three-stroke victory with Robert Dinwiddie of England also qualifying for the tournament at St. Andrews. "I won two Dunhill Cups there as well (with Ernie Els and David Frostin 1997 and 1998) and first played it when I was 18, so I've walked a good few miles on that course and I love it," Goosen told reporters looking ahead to the July 16-19 major.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 2:37 am
Graeme McDowell will this week attempt to become the first player in 77 years to win three French Opens in a row.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 5:33 pm
Mark Young, a former conservatory fitter from Lancashire, leads the 12 qualifiers for the Open at St Andrews.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 11:02 am
Former British Ryder Cup player Peter Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Posted: June 30, 2015, 12:38 pm
Ex-world number one Luke Donald's career was in the doldrums but the Briton is rediscovering his form in time for the Open, says Iain Carter.
Posted: June 30, 2015, 11:53 am
Defending champion Colin Montgomerie finishes runner-up behind Jeff Maggert at the US Seniors Open.
Posted: June 29, 2015, 6:02 am
Paul Casey loses on the second play-off hole as former Masters champion Bubba Watson wins the Travelers Championship.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 11:24 pm
Pablo Larrazabal shoots a six under 66 to win the BMW International Open and secure his fourth European Tour title.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 3:06 pm
A 59-year-old American amateur golfer hits three holes-in-one in a single round as he cards a score lower than his age.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 10:05 am
Georgia Hall gets an unexpected call-up to play in the US Women's Open after not realising she was first reserve.
Posted: June 23, 2015, 1:51 pm
BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter takes on the Chambers Bay course that caused so much controversy at the US Open.
Posted: June 23, 2015, 6:32 am
Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley says Rory McIlroy needs to respond to the challenge posed by US Open winner Jordan Spieth.
Posted: June 22, 2015, 6:15 pm
US Open winner USA Jordan Spieth is magnanimous after his win at Chambers Bay, paying tribute to second-placed Dustin Johnson.
Posted: June 22, 2015, 10:37 am
Newly crowned US Open champion Jordan Spieth is excited to be part of a young generation of players currently dominating golf's top events.
Posted: June 22, 2015, 9:15 am
Jordan Spieth becomes the youngest winner of the US Open in 92 years after Dustin Johnson three-putts the last.
Posted: June 22, 2015, 5:51 am
Rory McIlroy is unable to overcome his putting struggles in the US Open as a level-par 70 in the third round leaves him eight shots off the pace.
Posted: June 21, 2015, 11:14 am
Shane Lowry admits he is struggling to contain his excitement as he heads into the final round of the US Open only three shots off the pace.
Posted: June 21, 2015, 10:47 am
Tiger Woods says he "can't get the consistency" after carding a 10-over-par 80, his worst ever score at a US Open.
Posted: June 19, 2015, 12:10 pm
Graeme McDowell says poor approach play cost him in the opening round at the US Open as a 74 left him nine off the pace.
Posted: June 19, 2015, 9:52 am
Rory McIlroy rues a poor day on the Chambers Bay greens after an opening 72 leaves him seven shots behind the US Open leaders.
Posted: June 19, 2015, 9:08 am
Swedish golfer Anna Nordqvist kissed her latest LPGA Tour trophy on 31 May but it later arrived in pieces in the post.
Posted: June 18, 2015, 4:56 pm
Shropshire golfer Ollie Farr is excited at playing in his first major, in this week's US Open at Chambers Bay.
Posted: June 17, 2015, 2:58 pm
BBC Sport's Caroline Rigby explores Chambers Bay, which makes its debut as host course for the US Open this weekend.
Posted: June 16, 2015, 4:06 pm
West Indies and Somerset batsman Chris Gayle takes time out from cricket to try his luck on the driving range.
Posted: June 12, 2015, 11:23 am
A BBC Sport survey reveals more than 40% of elite sportswomen in Britain have experienced sexism, but 7% have reported it.
Posted: June 4, 2015, 9:00 am
The Irish Open was a perfect appetiser for a summer that is going to be dominated by links golf, writes Iain Carter.
Posted: June 1, 2015, 9:30 pm
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Posted: May 22, 2015, 6:12 pm
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Posted: December 2, 2014, 6:18 pm

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