Stories by John Nicholson

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Matsuyama takes advantage of Fowler's miscues

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
By John Nicholson

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Lee takes 54-hole lead in front of record crowd

Danny Lee took the lead Saturday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in front of the largest crowd in golf history.
By John Nicholson

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Hahn takes lead at Phoenix after bogey-free 65

James Hahn shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 in breezy conditions Friday to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Dufner wins playoff in CareerBuilder Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Jason Dufner made two great escapes. The first, from Alcatraz, no less. David Lingmerth got no such reprieve at PGA West’s punishing TPC Stadium Course.
By John Nicholson

Saturday, April 4, 2015

South Korean leads LPGA major by three

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Sei Young Kim made two late birdies Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the ANA Inspiration.
By John Nicholson

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ko falls short of breaking Sorenstam's under-par mark

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Lydia Ko missed a chance to make some more history – and lost ground to the leaders Friday in the ANA Inspiration.
By John Nicholson

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ko ties Sorenstam's record

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Lydia Ko tied Annika Sorenstam's LPGA record for consecutive rounds under par in the first round of the ANA Inspiration on Thursday
By John Nicholson

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ko faces tough conditions in bid to tie mark

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The rough is a little longer at Mission Hills, giving Lydia Ko an added challenge in her bid to match Annika Sorenstam's record for consecutive rounds under par.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Haas pulls away to win Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge.
By John Nicholson

Haas pulls away to win Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge.
By John Nicholson

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Four tied for Humana Challenge lead

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam.
By John Nicholson

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Palmer's bid for 59 comes up short

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 on Friday in the Humana Challenge, settling for 11-under-par 61 after playing an eight-hole stretch in 10 under.
By John Nicholson

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Mickelson, Adams see mixed results in returns

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.
By John Nicholson

Saturday, April 5, 2014

LPGA Tour boss 'disappointed' with Golf Digest cover

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan weighed in Friday on Golf Digest's provocative cover featuring Paulina Gretzky.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Kevin Stadler wins Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Stadler won the Phoenix Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title when playing partner Bubba Watson missed a 5-footer for par on the final hole.
By John Nicholson

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

16th hole demands attention at Phoenix Open

It's the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale that is the real star and center of attention at the Phoenix Open.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Ex-Jaguar Reed wins Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Former Augusta State golfer Patrick Reed closed with 1-under-par 71 to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the Humana Challenge.
By John Nicholson

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Ex-Jag Reed breaks record, leads by seven

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Former Augusta State star Patrick Reed broke the PGA Tour record for relation to par in the first three rounds, finishing at 27-under Saturday to take a seven-stroke lead into ...
By John Nicholson

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Reed adds to lead in Humana Challenge

A day after shooting 9-under-par 63 at PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course to take the lead, Patrick Reed had another 9-under 63 down the road at La Quinta to stretch his advantage to two ...
By John Nicholson

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Humana Challenge changes its tune

LA QUINTA, Calif. — The perfect weather, mountain views and low scores remain. Little else at the Humana Challenge resembles the event’s glory days.
By John Nicholson
 
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