Jason Day, of Australia, holds up a trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Based more on current form than a mathematical formula, Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is the No. 1 player in golf. ''He's playing the best of anybody right now,'' Spieth said Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.


Posted: September 4, 2015, 6:42 am

Jordan Spieth, winner of this year's U.S. Open golf tournament, throws out a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, in Boston. The Yankees won 3-1. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The second FedEx Cup playoff event is all about the Big Three. Rory McIlroy returned to No. 1 in the world even though he skipped opening playoff event last week at The Barclays. Spieth has the easiest road back to No. 1 this week and likely only has to finish ahead of McIlroy.


Posted: September 4, 2015, 6:26 am

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2013, file photo, broadcast analyst Mark Rolfing talks about the wind from the 10th green before the first round of a golf tournament in Kapalua, Hawaii. Play was to have started two days earlier, but was delayed because of rain and high winds. Rolfing has been diagnosed with salivary gland cancer and will not be part of the Golf Channel or NBC broadcast team for the rest of the year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Television golf analyst Mark Rolfing has been diagnosed with salivary gland cancer and will not be part of the Golf Channel or NBC broadcast team for the rest of the year. Rolfing had surgery three weeks ago to remove a malignant growth from his left cheek area. NBC and Golf Channel televise the last three FedEx Cup playoff events and the Presidents Cup.


Posted: September 4, 2015, 3:01 am

Aug 30, 2015; Edison, NJ, USA; Jason Day hit his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round at Plainfield Country Club. Day won with a final round of 8-under 62. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports

Red-hot Jason Day of Australia heads into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship seeking a fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts to strengthen his grip at the top of the FedExCup standings. The 27-year-old won the opener in the lucrative four-event playoff series by a commanding six shots at The Barclays last week and now turns his attention to the TPC Boston in Norton where he finished second in 2010 and tied for third in 2011. "I love coming back up here," PGA Championship winner Day told reporters on Thursday as he prepared for Friday's opening round when he will play in high-profile company with world number two Jordan Spieth and fourth-ranked Bubba Watson.


Posted: September 3, 2015, 11:19 pm

Phil Mickelson, center, bumps fists with fans as he walks to the ninth ole during the final round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago his proud streak of qualifying for 20 consecutive teams was over. ''I would love to be on the team,'' Mickelson said Thursday after his pro-am round at the TPC Boston. Tiger Woods was playing his third tournament as a pro during the 1996 Presidents Cup team.


Posted: September 3, 2015, 10:41 pm

Golf patrons wander the foggy grounds during player practice rounds ahead of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 8, 2015.   REUTERS/Mark Blinch

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the non-golfer, the image is an unsettling one -- lush golf courses sprawling across the desert areas around Palm Springs in arid California while the state is suffering a drought for a fourth consecutive year. Similar scenes can be found in states such as Nevada, Texas and Arizona where golf courses appear to be getting more than their fair share of water in an era of climate change when usage is increasingly restricted in the private and public sectors. For the United States Golf Association (USGA), however, a much bigger picture must be viewed when it comes to assessing the management of resources on golf courses, which can play a significant environmental role in urban areas.


Posted: September 3, 2015, 10:37 pm
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 (Reuters) - For the non-golfer, the image is an unsettling one -- lush golf courses sprawling across the desert areas around Palm Springs in arid California while the state is suffering a drought for a fourth consecutive year. Similar scenes can be found in states such as Nevada, Texas and Arizona where golf courses appear to be getting more than their fair share of water in an era of climate change when usage is increasingly restricted in the private and public sectors. For the United States Golf Association (USGA), however, a much bigger picture must be viewed when it comes to assessing the management of resources on golf courses, which can play a significant environmental role in urban areas.
Posted: September 3, 2015, 10:19 pm

Bernhard Langer, of Germany, tees off on the first hole of the first round of the Champions Tour 3M Championships golf tournament on Friday July 31, 2015 at TPC Twins Cities in Blaine, Minn..(AP Photo/Andy Clayton King)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Champions Tour will play an event in Richmond next season as part of the 50-and-over circuit's first playoffs.


Posted: September 3, 2015, 9:19 pm
Scott Jamieson is joint leader of the Russian Open on six-under par after an opening round of 65 in Moscow.
Posted: September 3, 2015, 4:17 pm
World number one Rory McIlroy is given a special exemption by the European Tour to play in the season-ending Final Series.
Posted: September 2, 2015, 1:09 pm
Ewen Ferguson is called up to Great Britain & Ireland's Walker Cup team for the match against the USA at Royal Lytham.
Posted: August 31, 2015, 11:32 am
Brian Harman becomes the third PGA tour player to make two holes-in-one in a single round before Jason Day wins The Barclays.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:11 pm
Two-time major winner John Daly leaves hospital after collapsing during a minor tournament in the USA on Saturday.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 8:46 pm
Thomas Pieters closes with a three-under 69 to win the Czech Masters by three shots from Sweden's Pelle Edberg.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 3:58 pm
Warwickshire golfer Paul Broadhurst wins the Scottish Senior Open on his European Senior Tour debut.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:55 am
Jordan Spieth loses his world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after missing the cut at The Barclays in New Jersey.
Posted: August 29, 2015, 5:17 am
Scot Catriona Matthew is among the four wildcards chosen by Europe for September's Solheim Cup against the US.
Posted: August 25, 2015, 2:10 pm
Open Championship challengers Ashley Chesters and Paul Dunne to lead GB & Ireland's bid to reclaim the Walker Cup.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:06 pm
World number two Lydia Ko seals the Canadian Women's Open title by winning a play-off against Stacy Lewis.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 7:40 am
Davis Love III wins the Wyndham Championship by one shot to clinch the 21st PGA Tour title of his career.
Posted: August 23, 2015, 10:56 pm
England's David Horsey wins the Danish Open by two shots to claim his fourth European Tour title at Himmerland
Posted: August 23, 2015, 4:08 pm
Australian Jason Day says his first major title win "was probably the hardest round of golf" he has ever had to play, with a record score of 20 under par at the US PGA Championship.
Posted: August 17, 2015, 11:44 am
How Jason Day went from a drunk 12-year-old to a record-breaking major winner - and the man who helped him get there.
Posted: August 17, 2015, 7:34 am
A round with the RAF - Ryder Cup golfing hero Jamie Donaldson swaps golf for fighter plane flight.
Posted: August 13, 2015, 1:15 pm
Rory McIlroy will not stop playing football despite missing the Open because of an ankle injury he sustained during a kickabout.
Posted: August 12, 2015, 8:14 pm
Shane Lowry says he will celebrate his WGC-Bridgestone win at home in Ireland after this week's US PGA Championship.
Posted: August 11, 2015, 9:40 pm
BBC Sport looks at the best shots from the final day's play in the Women' Open at Turnberry, Scotland.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 6:39 pm
World number one Inbee Park beats fellow Korean Ko Jin-young by three shots to win the Women's British Open at Turnberry, Scotland.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 6:19 pm
A crow attacks Chinese player Ssu-Chia Cheng's ball at the Women's British Open at Turnberry.
Posted: August 2, 2015, 2:22 pm
BBC Sport present the best shots from day three of the Women's British Open at Turnberry, Scotland.
Posted: August 1, 2015, 5:29 pm
BBC Sport looks at some of the best shots from day two at the 2015 Women's British Open at Turnberry, Scotland.
Posted: July 31, 2015, 7:16 pm
BBC Sport looks at some of the best shots from day one at the 2015 Women's British Open at Turnberry, Scotland.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 4:31 pm
New Zealand's Lydia Ko says she is aiming for "consistent" form, rather than setting a target of winning a major, ahead of this year's Women's British Open at Turnberry.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 8:21 am
From hitting a few balls on the range or a quick nine holes, to the full 18 and tournaments - how to get into golf.
Posted: December 2, 2014, 6:18 pm

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