Golf

12:38 PM ET ATLANTA — Rory McIlroy is among those who remain a bit skeptical about the PGA Tour’s format for the season-ending Tour Championship that will determine the winner of the FedEx Cup. While saying Wednesday that he understands many of the reasons for the new format, he also said “come back to me
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11:14 AM ET ESPN News Services UXBRIDGE, England — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen is to face trial after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. Olesen, 29, indicated he would plead not guilty to the offenses when he made a brief appearance at a magistrates’ court in Uxbridge, west of London,
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2:12 PM ET ATLANTA — PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan is touting the simplicity of the new format that will decide the FedEx Cup champion, even if it goes outside the conventional playing of a golf tournament. And he’s not making any apologies for major championship winners Tiger Woods and Shane Lowry not being at
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10:35 AM ET Italy’s Edoardo Molinari’s tweets about slow play in golf prompted the European Tour to change its policy on the speed of play, chief executive Keith Pelley has said. The European Tour announced a four-point plan to tackle slow play on Monday, measures that will be implemented beginning with the 2020 season. 1
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6:25 PM ET If Tiger Woods is to be a playing captain at this year’s Presidents Cup in Australia, it will mean a complete buy-in from the eight automatic qualifiers on the team and his assistant captains. Woods said Monday that although the final decision remains his, he won’t participate as a player unless that
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10:43 AM ET Howard University is bringing back its golf teams for the first time in decades — with a big assist from NBA star Stephen Curry. Curry announced Monday that he will financially support the HBCU’s golf teams for the next six years. The Bison plan to have men’s and women’s teams in place
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9:45 AM ET The European Tour on Monday announced a four-point plan to tackle slow play, which will be implemented beginning with the 2020 season. Under the new rules, a player will receive a one-shot penalty if he breaches the time allowances twice while being monitored or timed during a round. Additionally, the Tour said
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8:49 PM ET Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. — U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree and runner-up John Augenstein headline the United States’ final seven additions to its Walker Cup team. The seven players were announced Sunday night by the USGA following Ogletree’s 2-and-1 victory in the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst. Joining Ogletree and Augenstein on the
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