Stories by Doug Ferguson

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Steele gets redemption at Safeway Open

One year after losing a 54-hole lead with a 40 on the back nine, Brendan Steele rallied from a four-shot deficit on a rain-soaked course and closed with three straight birdies for 7-under-par 65, ...
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Wagner leads weather-delayed Safeway Open

NAPA, Calif. - Johnson Wagner chipped in for birdie, and wound up taking a one-shot lead in the Safeway Open by keeping bogeys off his card as the rain began to pound Silverado on Saturday.
By Doug Ferguson

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

Grillo named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year

NAPA, Calif. - On the eve of a new PGA Tour season, Emiliano Grillo of Argentina picked up his second trophy of the old season as the Rookie of the Year.
By Doug Ferguson

Mickelson still riding high from Ryder Cup win

NAPA, Calif. - Still gushing over the U.S. victory two weeks ago at Hazeltine, Phil Mickelson gets one last chance to win something for himself at the Safeway Open.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Dustin Johnson is PGA Tour Player of the Year

Dustin Johnson's first major was only part of a dream season that culminated with the PGA Tour player of the year award on Tuesday.
By Doug Ferguson

Ferguson: Woods must have a case of stage fright

NAPA, Calif. -The Tiger comeback has become the Tiger tease.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Woods announces he won't play this week

Tiger Woods announced today that he would not be returning to the PGA Tour this week as he announced last week.
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Woods commits to play in PGA Tour event

Two weeks after the PGA Tour season ended, the next one starts Thursday and for some fans it can't get here soon enough: Tiger Woods is returning to golf.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Palmer has a farewell fit for a King

LATROBE, Pa. - A farewell to the King turned somber when Jack Nicklaus, his voice cracking as a large tear formed in his left eye, urged the elite and the everyman to remember how Arnold Palmer ...
By Doug Ferguson

Mickelson turns into 'Mr. Ryder Cup'

Phil Mickelson was such a strong figure in the Ryder Cup with his voice that it can be easy to overlook his contributions on the course.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Ferguson: U.S. has blueprint for Ryder Cup success

CHASKA, Minn. - His shirt soaked from spraying champagne in a rare Ryder Cup victory, Phil Mickelson already was looking ahead at how to win the next one.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

U.S. takes back Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. -The United States has won the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. Ryan Moore two-putted on No. 18 for a 1-up victory over Lee Westwood, giving the Americans a 15-10 lead that ...
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

U.S. leads Ryder Cup by three points

CHASKA, Minn. - The Americans are making all the right moves in this Ryder Cup.
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

U.S. takes big Ryder Cup lead, but Europe rallies

CHASKA, Minn. - Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder Cup. Not after one session. Not after one day.
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Love's comments motivate Europeans at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Davis Love III said he was only trying to illustrate why his U.S. team should play with more swagger in the Ryder Cup. His comments wound up providing plenty of fodder for the ...
By Doug Ferguson

Ferguson: It's time for Johnson to lead Americans

Dustin Johnson now takes his place as the leader of an American team desperate to win the Ryder Cup.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Palmer influenced more than just golf

CHASKA, Minn. - Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth all chased the Grand Slam, golf's holy grail of winning all four majors in one year. Arnold Palmer is the one who created it.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

McIlroy wins Tour Championship in playoff

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday.
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Johnson, Chapell tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Dustin Johnson shot 1-under-par 69, giving him a share of the lead with Kevin Chappell (68) going into the last round that will determine who wins the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Top-seeded Johnson tied for lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion, who began his bid for the FedEx Cup title on Thursday with ...
By Doug Ferguson
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