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The Match: Phil Mickelson grabs $9M prize over Tiger Woods

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
Woods Mickelson Match Golf

Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth playoff hole to beat Tiger Woods in their $9 million made-for-TV match Friday. Mickelson made a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par 3. The match at Shadow Creek Golf Club finished in the dark with lights set up around the hole.

Thompson wins LPGA finale, Jutanugarn takes season’s top prizes

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season. Neither left any doubt about that Sunday at the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla.

LPGA could get 26th different winner of the year at Tour Championship

Friday, November 16th, 2018
LPGA Tour Golf

The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity.

Brooke Henderson 10 shots back at Tour Championship

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Amy Olson had a simple explanation for her brilliant start at the CME Group Tour Championship, while Brooke Henderson shot a 73 on Thursday and is 10 shots off the lead after the first round of LPGA Tour Championship in Naples, Fla.

Henderson wants to stay busy amid chase for top spot on LPGA Tour

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Brooke Henderson isn't going to cut back on her ambitious golf schedule, even if it makes her climb to the top spot in the LPGA rankings more difficult.

Johnny Miller, straight-shooting golf analyst, to retire in 2019

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Miller Retires Golf

Johnny Miller is retiring as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports after three decades of giving viewers his unfiltered views.

Old man Mickelson fires 65 to help put miserable Ryder Cup behind him

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Safeway Open Golf

Phil Mickelson had six straight birdies and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to pull within two strokes of leader Sepp Straka in the PGA Tour's season-opening Safeway Open.

Europe wrests away Ryder Cup from U.S. on Mickelson’s wayward shot

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

The Ryder Cup is heading back to Europe as the host team secured victory Sunday when Phil Mickelson knocked his ball in the water at the par-3 16th hole, conceding his match to Francesco Molinari right on the tee box.

Molinari, Fleetwood help Europe extend Ryder Cup lead to 8-4

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Europe was on the verge of blowing open the Ryder Cup by winning three matches Saturday morning in fourballs to build an 8-4 lead over the Americans for its largest three-session lead since 2004.

Europeans pull off historic rout, lead 5-3 at Ryder Cup

Friday, September 28th, 2018
France Ryder Cup Golf

Europe has pulled off a historic performance at the Ryder Cup. The home team completed its first shutout in any session since 1989 and its first sweep ever in foursomes.