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Spanish star Jon Rahm blasts golf rankings system
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Spanish star Jon Rahm blasts golf rankings system

The new OWGR system, which came into effect on August 9 this year, has divided opinions among players and fans

Second-ranked Jon Rahm hangs on to win Mexico Open, first tournament since US Open
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Second-ranked Jon Rahm hangs on to win Mexico Open, first tournament since US Open

Jon Rahm bagged his seventh US PGA Tour title in Mexico — his first since his maiden major victory at the US Open at Torrey Pines last year.

PGA Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay leads Jon Rahm by two strokes
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PGA Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay leads Jon Rahm by two strokes

Cantlay, who led by four strokes through 10 holes, survived a rough patch that featured three bogeys in six holes on the back nine, carding a three-under-par 67 at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia.

PGA Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay maintains lead at East Lake as John Rahm cuts gap
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PGA Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay maintains lead at East Lake as John Rahm cuts gap

Rahm birdied his last three holes Friday for a 5-under 65. Cantlay birdied his last two holes for a bogey-free 66 to keep one shot ahead.

PGA Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay leads Jon Rahm by two after first round
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PGA Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay leads Jon Rahm by two after first round

At 13-under, Cantlay was two clear of Rahm, who holed out from the fairway for birdie at the first on the way to a five-under-par 65 that put him at 11-under.

US Open 2021: Victoria Azarenka says it is 'a bit bizarre that fans have to be vaccinated and players are not'
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US Open 2021: Victoria Azarenka says it is 'a bit bizarre that fans have to be vaccinated and players are not'

Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open winner and three-time US Open runner-up from Belarus, told fans after her victory Wednesday she was glad they were all vaccinated for the deadly virus, a requirement mandated by New York City officials.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World No 1 golfer Jon Rahm watches Games from home, and he doesn't know why
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World No 1 golfer Jon Rahm watches Games from home, and he doesn't know why

Men's golf began on Thursday at the Olympics, and the No 1 player in the world was nearly 6,000 miles away watching from home. Jon Rahm still can't believe he's not playing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jon Rahm withdraws from Games after testing positive for COVID-19
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jon Rahm withdraws from Games after testing positive for COVID-19

Rahm, who stormed to victory at the US Open in June, returned a positive sample after undergoing mandatory testing following his recent participation in the British Open.

British Open 2021: Collin Morikawa survives late charge from Jordan Spieth to win second major
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British Open 2021: Collin Morikawa survives late charge from Jordan Spieth to win second major

At just 24, Morikawa claimed his second major thanks to a bogey-free round of 66 to finish on 15 under par.

British Open 2021: Louis Oosthuizen leads after 3 rounds at the Open, Collin Morikawa 1 stroke back
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British Open 2021: Louis Oosthuizen leads after 3 rounds at the Open, Collin Morikawa 1 stroke back

Oosthuizen, a runner-up in the last two majors, was at 12-under 198 and on course to be the first wire-to-wire winner at golf's oldest championship since Rory McIlroy in 2014.

British Open 2021: Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth lead way as normalcy returns to Open
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British Open 2021: Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth lead way as normalcy returns to Open

Spieth was a shot off the lead held by Oosthuizen, who saved par from a fairway bunker on No 18 for a 6-under 64.

British Open 2021: Golf's oldest major ready for 'emotional' return in front of 32,000 fans
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British Open 2021: Golf's oldest major ready for 'emotional' return in front of 32,000 fans

Players have to operate in bubbles limited to four people with their team and cannot go to bars, restaurants or supermarkets during the week of the event.

US Open Golf 2021: Jon Rahm birdies last two holes to win at Torrey Pines, takes top rank
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US Open Golf 2021: Jon Rahm birdies last two holes to win at Torrey Pines, takes top rank

One shot behind and running out of holes, Rahm made a sweeping, left-to-right birdie putt from 25 feet on the 17th hole to tie for the lead, and closed with another bending 18-foot birdie putt that gave him a one-shot victory over hard-luck Louis Oosthuizen.

US Open Golf 2021: Louis Oosthuizen, Mackenzie Hughes and Russell Henley share 54-hole lead
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US Open Golf 2021: Louis Oosthuizen, Mackenzie Hughes and Russell Henley share 54-hole lead

Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, fired a one-under par 70 to stand on five-under 208 after 54 holes at Torrey Pines with Hughes, who fired a 68, and Henley, who saved par from a bunker at 18 to shoot 71.

US Open Golf 2021: Richard Bland, Russell Henley share lead with Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Wolff one back
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US Open Golf 2021: Richard Bland, Russell Henley share lead with Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Wolff one back

Bland had a 4-under 67 and walked off Torrey Pines with his name atop the leaderboard in only his fourth major. His first one was 23 years ago.

US Open Golf 2021: 'Monster' Torrey Pines set to test golf's best starting Thursday
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US Open Golf 2021: 'Monster' Torrey Pines set to test golf's best starting Thursday

Rahm and second-ranked Justin Thomas could overtake Dustin Johnson for world number one with a victory if Johnson finishes worse than 18th.

US Open: Jon Rahm confident of getting back into form despite limited practice
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US Open: Jon Rahm confident of getting back into form despite limited practice

The 26-year-old Spaniard remains an oddsmakers favorite this week at Torrey Pines as he chases his first major victory two weeks after being forced to withdraw from the Memorial with a six-stroke lead through 54 holes.

Patrick Cantlay beats Collin Morikawa in playoff at Memorial tournament without Jon Rahm
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Patrick Cantlay beats Collin Morikawa in playoff at Memorial tournament without Jon Rahm

Cantlay won the fourth title of his PGA Tour career, and second this season. He also won the ZoZo Championship in California last October.

Jon Rahm forced out of Memorial tournament while leading by positive Covid test
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Jon Rahm forced out of Memorial tournament while leading by positive Covid test

Rahm had tested negative for four consecutive days only to return a positive test from a sample collected Saturday morning, after he made an ace at the par-3 16th in concluding his darkness-halted second round with a two-shot lead.

PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson, 50, becomes oldest major champion in golf history
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PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson, 50, becomes oldest major champion in golf history

Phil Mickelson closed with a 1-over 73 to win by two over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen for his sixth major.