Three-times Masters champion Phil Mickelson looked sharp in his preparation for next week`s season-opening major by firing a six-under-par 66 to join the first-round leaderboard at the Houston Open on Thursday.
United States captain Tom Watson said on Wednesday he has no issue with the deadline for making wildcard picks even though his team at next week`s Ryder Cup in Scotland will not include the game`s hottest player.
FedExCup points leader Chris Kirk has, for the most part, been happy to fly under the radar during his four full seasons on the PGA Tour but says he has relished being in the spotlight the past three weeks.
In-form Rory McIlroy has set his sights on dislodging Hunter Mahan from the top of the FedExCup standings after this week`s Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts on a course he says is ideally suited to his game.
American Hunter Mahan eagled his penultimate hole to grab a share of the halfway lead at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Friday as the Blue Monster showed its true colours, with more than 100 golf balls ending up in the water.
Having already won golf`s Father of the Year honours, Hunter Mahan will turn his focus to winning his first major this week as he returns to work at the PGA Championship following the birth of his first child.
Hunter Mahan has walked away from a two-shot lead at the Canadian Open withdrawing from the tournament on Saturday to return to Dallas where wife Kandi is about to give birth to the couple`s first child.