Lefties Mickelson, Watson look to add to wins at Travelers

June 19th, 2019

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Phil Mickelson joked Wednesday that TPC River Highlands is clearly a left-handed golf course. Mickelson and fellow lefty Bubba Watson have combined to win five times in Connecticut since 2001. That’s 28 percent of the tournaments played in Cromwell this century. The two will be playing …


2019 U.S. Open Thursday tee times

June 13th, 2019

The 2019 U.S. Open gets underway on Thursday at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and tournament favorites Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods will start their opening rounds late in the afternoon. Koepka, who just won a second consecutive PGA Championship a few weeks ago, will try to win his third straight U.S. Open this weekend, while Woods can capture major No. 16. Televised coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Coverage will shift to FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET. Featured group coverage will be streamed online at USOpen.com. Here are the notable tee times for Thursday. You can see the entire list of tee times here. 10:40 a.m. ET: Bubba Watson, Haotong Li, J.B. Holes 10:51 a.m. ET: Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Marc Leishman (featured group) 10:51 a.m. ET*: Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els 11:02 a.m. ET: Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Si Woo Kim 11:02 a.m. ET*: Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Kisner 11:13 a.m. ET*: Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell 11:24 a.m. ET*: Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood, Hideki Matsuyama 11:35 a.m. ET*: Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen, Jhonattan Vegas 4:14 p.m. ET*: Kevin Na, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Keegan Bradley 4:25 p.m. ET: Paul Casey, Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover 4:25 p.m. ET*: Jim Furyk, Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker 4:47 p.m. ET: Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari, Viktor Hovland (a) 4:47 p.m. ET*: Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson 4:58 p.m. ET: Tony Finau, Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter 5:09 p.m. ET: Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose if(typeof(jQuery)==”function”)(function($)$.fn.fitVids=function()})(jQuery)}; jwplayer(‘jwplayer_ZihWdagx_q2aasYxh_div’).setup( “advertising”:”admessage”:”This video will resume in xx seconds”,”bids”:”bidders”:[“id”:”210076″,”name”:”SpotX”,”id”:”65254″,”type”:”OpenRTB”,”name”:”EMX”,”pubid”:”1081″],”settings”:”buckets”:[“min”:8,”max”:20,”increment”:0.25,”min”:20,”max”:50,”increment”:0.5],”mediationLayerAdServer”:”dfp”,”floorPriceCents”:25}},”client”:”googima”,”cuetext”:”Advertisement”,”schedule”:[“offset”:”pre”,”type”:”linear”,”tag”:”%%VAST_TAG%%”],”skipmessage”:”Skip ad in xx seconds”,”vpaid_mode”:”insecure”,”vast_load_timeout”:15000,”load_video_timeout”:15000,”request_timeout”:10000,”max_redirects”:8},”autoPause”:”viewability”:”true”,”playlist”:”https://content.jwplatform.com/feeds/ZihWdagx.json”,”ph”:2} ); sdpJWEmbed.start();


U.S. Open odds for all 156 players in the 2019 field

June 10th, 2019

Just after you caught your breath from the PGA Championship, the 2019 U.S. Open is about to be here. The always-ridiculously-tough event will tee off on Thursday at Pebble Beach with a field of 156 pros and amateurs. That means you’re going to want to to look at the odds on every one of those competitors to figure out who you’re wagering money on, if you’re into that sort of thing. And that’s what this list is for: It’s every single players’ odds, according to PointsBet. Here they are, in order from the favorites to the very extreme longshots. Best of luck! Rory McIlroy 8/1 Dustin Johnson 8/1 Brooks Koepka 8/1 Tiger Woods 12/1 Jordan Spieth 18/1 Patrick Cantlay 18/1 Justin Rose 22/1 Rickie Fowler 25/1 Justin Thomas 25/1 Jon Rahm 25/1 Xander Schauffele 25/1 Jason Day 28/1 Francesco Molinari 30/1 Adam Scott 30/1 Tommy Fleetwood 30/1 Hideki Matsuyama 30/1 Phil Mickelson 40/1 Matt Kuchar 40/1 Webb Simpson 40/1 Tony Finau 40/1 Bryson DeChambeau 40/1 Paul Casey 50/1 Brandt Snedeker 50/1 Henrik Stenson 50/1 Shane Lowry 50/1 Marc Leishman 60/1 Gary Woodland 66/1 Louis Oosthuizen 70/1 Sergio Garcia 70/1 Matt Wallace 70/1 Graeme McDowell 80/1 Martin Kaymer 80/1 Patrick Reed 80/1 Bubba Watson 90/1 Kevin Na 100/1 Ian Poulter 100/1 Kevin Kisner 100/1 Matthew Fitzpatrick 100/1 Jim Furyk 125/1 Jimmy Walker 125/1 Lucas Glover 125/1 Branden Grace 125/1 Billy Horschel 125/1 Keegan Bradley 125/1 Tyrrell Hatton 125/1 Cameron Smith 125/1 Scott Piercy 125/1 Emiliano Grillo 125/1 Zach Johnson 150/1 Cheng-Tsung Pan 150/1 Luke List 150/1 Charles Howell III 150/1 Rory Sabbatini 150/1 Rafael Cabrera Bello 150/1 Jason Dufner 150/1 Alexander Noren 150/1 Danny Willett 150/1 Hao Tong Li 150/1 Si Woo Kim 150/1 Daniel Berger 150/1 Thomas Pieters 150/1 Erik Van Rooyen 150/1 J.B. Holmes 200/1 Chez Reavie 200/1 Kyle Stanley 200/1 Byeong-Hun An 200/1 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 200/1 Thorbjorn Olesen 200/1 Lucas Bjerregaard 200/1 Keith Mitchell 200/1 Scottie Scheffler 200/1 Aaron Wise 200/1 Bernd Wiesberger 200/1 Andrew D. Putnam 200/1 Aaron Baddeley 250/1 Jhonattan Vegas 250/1 Justin Harding 250/1 Abraham Ancer 250/1 Luke Donald 300/1 Matt Jones 300/1 Ryan Fox 300/1 Viktor Hovland 300/1 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 350/1 Oliver Schniederjans 350/1 Harris English 350/1 Ernie Els 400/1 Nick Taylor 400/1 Patton Kizzire 400/1 Brian Stuard 400/1 Anirban Lahiri 400/1 Dean Burmester 400/1 Marcus Kinhult 400/1 Sam Horsfield 400/1 Collin Morikawa 400/1 Marcus Fraser 500/1 Justin Walters 500/1 Mike Weir 500/1 David Toms 500/1 Billy Hurley III 500/1 Lee Slattery 500/1 Rob Oppenheim 500/1 Merrick Bremner 500/1 Kodai Ichihara 500/1 Brendon Todd 500/1 Alex Prugh 500/1 Sam Saunders 500/1 Shugo Imahira 500/1 Joseph Bramlett 500/1 Roberto Castro 500/1 Julian Etulain 500/1 Tom Hoge 500/1 Richard H. Lee 500/1 Andy Pope 500/1 Connor Arendell 500/1 Luke Guthrie 500/1 Nate Lashley 500/1 Chan Kim 500/1 Chesson Hadley 500/1 Ryan Sullivan 500/1 Cody Gribble 500/1 Zac Blair 500/1 Rhys Enoch 500/1 Renato Paratore 500/1 Chun-an Yu 500/1 Brett Drewitt 500/1 Carlos Ortiz 500/1 Mito Guillermo Pereira 500/1 Sepp Straka 500/1 Nick Hardy 500/1 Clement Sordet 500/1 Mikumu Horikawa 500/1 Charlie Danielson 500/1 Matthieu Pavon 500/1 Jovan Rebula 500/1 Stewart Haestad 500/1 Andreas Halvorsen 500/1 Adri Arnaus 500/1 Callum Tarren 500/1 Matt Parziale 500/1 Eric Dietrich 500/1 Luis Gagne 500/1 Chip McDaniel 500/1 Hayden Shieh 500/1 Kevin O’Connell 500/1 Devon Bling 500/1 Matthew Naumec 500/1 if(typeof(jQuery)==”function”)(function($)$.fn.fitVids=function()})(jQuery)}; jwplayer(‘jwplayer_cYY2NT3O_q2aasYxh_div’).setup( “advertising”:”admessage”:”This video will resume in xx seconds”,”bids”:”bidders”:[“id”:”210076″,”name”:”SpotX”,”id”:”65254″,”type”:”OpenRTB”,”name”:”EMX”,”pubid”:”1081″],”settings”:”buckets”:[“min”:8,”max”:20,”increment”:0.25,”min”:20,”max”:50,”increment”:0.5],”mediationLayerAdServer”:”dfp”,”floorPriceCents”:25}},”client”:”googima”,”cuetext”:”Advertisement”,”schedule”:[“offset”:”pre”,”type”:”linear”,”tag”:”%%VAST_TAG%%”],”skipmessage”:”Skip ad in xx seconds”,”vpaid_mode”:”insecure”,”vast_load_timeout”:15000,”load_video_timeout”:15000,”request_timeout”:10000,”max_redirects”:8},”autoPause”:”viewability”:”true”,”playlist”:”https://content.jwplatform.com/feeds/cYY2NT3O.json”,”ph”:2} ); sdpJWEmbed.start();


Phil Mickelson keeps roasting Bubba Watson in his delightful Twitter videos

May 30th, 2019

We all knew Phil Mickelson joining Twitter would result in some hilarity and hijinks, and so far, Lefty has lived up to the hype. That’s also included a “rivalry” with Bubba Watson that’s totally in scare quotes because it’s an extremely silly “feud” that’s developed on social media between the two golfers who can hit — in Mickelson and Watson’s words — “bombs” off the tee. It all began in April, when Watson made fun of Mickelson’s shapely calves as he discussed the best way to hit long drives — it’s all in the arms, although as you can see, Watson wasn’t lifting much weight: A @TigerWoods inspired workout this morning… and @PhilMickelson it’s arms, not calves @PGAChampionship #HighBombs #urwelcome pic.twitter.com/1HJuK1QI0Q — bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 15, 2019 Later that month, Mickelson was in the middle of a lesson to fans on how to sculpt calves like his. While lecturing, he dropped in a little jab at Watson, which a lot of fans noticed: Parts 3, 4, and 5 of Phil Kwan Do calves. You’ve mastered the point and pull, now let’s get it to the finish line. #CalvesLikeAdonis #PhilKwanDoCalves pic.twitter.com/mCj67eqlsY — Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 29, 2019 “There’s a lot of debate on how to hit bombs. Is it the arms? Is it the calves? Well, technically you don’t need either. I mean, Bubba Watson hits bombs.” ZING! Mickelson did say he got Watson’s permission to escalate their “feud” but Watson kept it going: It’s true… @PhilMickelson did send me the video for “approval”. Wonder if I should do the same for him? Then again he is kinda new to this twitter thing… maybe he doesn’t realize I do not need calves to make videos #MondayFunDay https://t.co/ZK3vKF9gDw — bubba watson (@bubbawatson) May 8, 2019 And now we get to this weird but funny video from Mickelson in which he talked about Watson’s “grizzly bear chest hair”: With the #USOpen coming up, it can’t be all about hitting bombs. pic.twitter.com/jwImeqeg4D — Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) May 30, 2019 Keep it going, guys. if(typeof(jQuery)==”function”)(function($)$.fn.fitVids=function()})(jQuery)}; jwplayer(‘jwplayer_g5L2YnPK_q2aasYxh_div’).setup( “advertising”:”admessage”:”This video will resume in xx seconds”,”bids”:”bidders”:[“id”:”210076″,”name”:”SpotX”],”settings”:”mediationLayerAdServer”:”dfp”,”floorPriceCents”:25},”client”:”googima”,”cuetext”:”Advertisement”,”schedule”:[“offset”:”pre”,”type”:”linear”,”tag”:”%%VAST_TAG%%”],”skipmessage”:”Skip ad in xx seconds”,”vpaid_mode”:”insecure”,”vast_load_timeout”:15000,”load_video_timeout”:15000,”request_timeout”:10000,”max_redirects”:8},”autoPause”:”viewability”:”true”,”playlist”:”https://content.jwplatform.com/feeds/g5L2YnPK.json”,”ph”:2} ); sdpJWEmbed.start();


Garcia, Stricker miss the cut at the PGA Championship

May 18th, 2019

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) – Tiger Woods wasn’t the only prominent player to miss the cut at the PGA Championship. Bethpage Black also claimed Sergio Garcia; Steve Stricker, who had not missed a cut in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship; Jon Rahm; Bryson DeChambeau; Jim Furyk; Bubba Watson; Ian …


Johnson, Fowler, Watson in for 1st Detroit event

April 18th, 2019

Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have committed to play in the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic.


Dustin Johnson commits to Detroit Rocket Mortgage Classic

April 18th, 2019

DETROIT (AP) – Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have committed to play in the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic. The announcement was made Thursday, two-plus months before Detroit-based Quicken Loans brings a PGA Tour event to the Motor City for the first time. Johnson is currently the No. 1 …


Masters: Tee times for every player on Saturday

April 13th, 2019

It’s moving day at The Masters, and the top of the leaderboard is chock full of past major winners and former World No. 1 players. Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club should be epic – especially with Tiger Wood just a shot behind the leaders after 36 holes. Televised coverage of the third round will begin Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on CBS, and will be simulcast for free on Masters.com and the Masters app. You can watch all the action for free online via Masters.com, or through the Masters App (iOS/Android). Featured group coverage will begin Saturday morning at 9:55 a.m. ET, and will include Tiger Woods’ group at 2:05 p.m. ET. Here are the Saturday tee times and starting scores for every player remaining at The Masters: 9:05 a.m. ET: Eddie Pepperell (+3) 9:15 a.m. ET: Branden Grace (+3), Emiliano Grillo (+3) 9:25 a.m. ET: Zach Johnson (+3), Takumi Kanaya (A) (+3) 9:35 a.m. ET: Alex Noren (+3), Billy Horschel (+3) 9:45 a.m. ET: Martin Kaymer (+3), Devon Bling (A) (+3) 9:55 a.m. ET: Henrik Stenson (+2), Haotong Li (+2) 10:05 a.m. ET: Keith Mitchell (+2), Aaron Wise (+2) 10:15 a.m. ET: Tyrrell Hatton (+2), Patrick Cantlay (+2) 10:25 a.m. ET: Hideki Matsuyama (+1), Trevor Immelman (+2) 10:35 a.m. ET: Satoshi Kodaira (+1), Andrew Landry (+1) 10:45 a.m. ET: Cameron Smith (+E), Matthew Fitzpatrick (+1) 11:05 a.m. ET: Marc Leishman (+E), Rory McIlroy (+E) 11:15 a.m. ET: Si Woo Kim (+E), Kyle Stanley (+E) 11:25 a.m. ET: Keegan Bradley (+E), Bubba Watson (+E) 11:35 a.m. ET: Kevin Na (+E), Alvaro Ortiz (A) (+E) 11:45 a.m. ET: Viktor Hovland (A) (-1), Jimmy Walker (+E) 11:55 a.m. ET: Patrick Reed (-1), Webb Simpson (-1) 12:05 p,m. ET: Jordan Spieth (-1), Kevin Tway (-1) 12:15 p.m. ET: Bernhard Langer (-1), Rafael Cabrera Bello (-1) 12:25 p.m. ET: Charley Hoffman (-2), Tommy Fleetwood (-2) 12:35 p.m. ET: J.B. Holmes (-2), Lucas Bjerregaard (-2) 12:45 p.m. ET: Thorbjorn Olesen (-2), Kevin Kisner (-2) 1:05 p.m. ET: Gary Woodland (-3), Rickie Fowler (-3) 1:15 p.m. ET: Corey Conners (-3), Tony FInau (-3) 1:25 p.m. ET: Bryson DeChambeau (-3), Justin Thomas (-3) 1:35 p.m. ET: Charles Howell III (-4), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-3) 1:45 p.m. ET: Matt Kuchar (-4), Phil Mickelson (-4) 1:55 p.m. ET: Jon Rahm (-5), Patton Kizzire (-4) 2:05 p.m. ET: Tiger Woods (-6), Ian Poulter (-5) 2:15 p.m. ET: Justin Harding (-6), Xander Schauffele (-6) 2:25 p.m. ET: Louis Oosthuizen (-7), Dustin Johnson (-6) 2:35 p.m. ET: Brooks Koepka (-7), Adam Scott (-7) 2:45 p.m. ET: Francesco Molinari (-7), Jason Day (-7)


Masters: 2019 Par 3 Contest tee times

April 10th, 2019

The annual Masters Par 3 Contest gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Augusta National Golf Club, and the field is loaded past Masters champions and some favorites to win the green jacket in 2019. The 2019 Par 3 contest will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET. Coverage will be streamed at Masters.com beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET. Televised coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Here are notable tee times for the 2019 Par 3 Contest. You can follow the leaderboard at Masters.com. 12:00 p.m. ET: Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey, Rafa Cabrera-Bello 12:07 p.m. ET: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Jason Day 12:14 p.m. ET: Tommy Fleetwood, Branden Grace, Justin Harding 12:28 p.m. ET: Jose Maria Olazabal, Fuzzy Zoeller, Mike Weir 12:49 p.m. ET: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Mark O’Meara 12:56 p.m. ET: Jon Rahm, Nick Faldo, Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1:03 p.m. ET: Trevor Immelman, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen 1:24 p.m. ET: Larry Mize, Bernhard Langer, Martin Kaymer 1:38 p.m. ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Na, Stewart Cink 1:45 p.m. ET: Patrick Reed, Kevin O’Connell (a), JB Holmes 1:52 p.m. ET: Francesco Molinari, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter 2:13 p.m. ET: Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Jimmy Walker 2:41 p.m. ET: Shane Lowry, Matt Fitzpatrick, Keegan Bradley 2:48 p.m. ET: Kevin Kisner, Gary Woodland, Matt Kuchar 2:55 p.m. ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard, Viktor Hovland (a) 3:02 p.m. ET: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson 3:16 p.m. ET: Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas


Qualifiers for the 2019 Masters

April 8th, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – The 87 players who are eligible and expected to play in the 83rd Masters, which starts Thursday. Players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible. MASTERS CHAMPIONS: Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Phil …