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Early-week diss motivates Iwata to Zozo lead

As the 161st-ranked player in the world, Hiroshi Iwata is not a recognizable figure or a household name – even in his homeland.

ASU

NCAA notes: ASU wins – and studies – together

This week's college notebook highlights Arizona State's Isleworth win and Sun Devils coach – and grad student – Matt Thurmond.

Na Rin An looks to avoid Q-School with win

Na Rin An has long dreamed of playing professionally on the LPGA Tour. And it’s all right with her if she skips Q-School to do so.

Schauffele falters after fast start at Zozo Champ.

Xander Schauffele was 3 under through his first 5 holes in the Zozo, before finishing with an even-par 70.

After another 6 under, can Hideki buck trend?

After shooting another 6-under score to open an event, Hideki Matsuyama would now like to start a new trend.

J.Y. Ko's scoring streak ends at BMW Ladies

Jin Young Ko missed extending an LPGA scoring record in the rain while her South Korean compatriots packed the leaderboard.

Japan's Iwata leads Matsuyama at Zozo Champ.

Japan's Hiroshi Iwata shot a 7-under 63 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship.

Schauffele expects 'warm welcome' playing in Japan

Schauffele expects 'warm welcome' playing in Japan

Xander Schauffele explains the significance of playing in Japan at the ZOZO Championship following his Olympics success.

Morikawa's 'added motivation' in ZOZO Championship

Morikawa's 'added motivation' in ZOZO Championship

Collin Morikawa describes what playing in the ZOZO Championship means to him and explains what he's been working on behind the scenes to improve his all-around game.

Kang looking for consistency after 'tough year'

Kang looking for consistency after 'tough year'

Danielle Kang reflects on her performance during a "tough year", the signs of improvement she's seen in her game and her expectations for this week at the 2021 BMW Ladies Championship.

Women's Highlights: Jackson T. Stephens Cup, LSU-SC

Women's Highlights: Jackson T. Stephens Cup, LSU-SC

Watch highlights from the women's championship match between LSU and South Carolina, where the Tigers become the first ever Jackson T. Stephens Cup team champions.

Men's Highlights: Jackson T. Stephens Cup, ND-Arkansas

Men's Highlights: Jackson T. Stephens Cup, ND-Arkansas

Watch men's highlights from the championship match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Arkansas Razorbacks, where the Irish become the first-ever Jackson T. Stephens Cup champions.

Stephens Cup win four years in the making for ND

Stephens Cup win four years in the making for ND

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's Golf team describe their emotions after defeating Arkansas in match play to claim the men's team title at the inaugural Jackson T. Stephens Cup.

How LSU handled match play nerves at Stephens Cup

How LSU handled match play nerves at Stephens Cup

The LSU Tigers women's golf team describe their emotions after defeating South Carolina in match play to claim the women's team title at the inaugural Jackson T. Stephens Cup.

Bennett keeps top spot in Velocity Global Rankings

Bennett keeps top spot in Velocity Global Rankings

Texas A&M's Sam Bennett takes the top spot in the PGA Tour University Velocity Global Ranking for the second week in a row.

GOLFTEC's Zach Lambeck demonstrates half-wedge

GOLFTEC's Zach Lambeck demonstrates half-wedge

Zach Lambeck, Director of Teaching Quality at  GOLFTEC, demonstrates how to properly hit the half-wedge.

Josh Beckett connected to Leap Celebrity Invitational

Beckett connected to Leap Celebrity Invitational

World Series MVP in 2003 Josh Beckett joins Golf Today to discuss the Leap Celebrity Golf Invitational, which benefits the Epilepsy Foundation, and his personal connection to the foundation. 

More titles on the line for J.Y. Ko at BMW Ladies

World No. 2 Jin Young Ko in her native South Korea looking to make more history on home soil at the BMW Ladies Championship. 

Schauffele, Morikawa ones to look for at Zozo Championship

Schauffele, Morikawa ones to look for at Zozo Championship

Senior Editor at POINTSBET Teddy Greenstein joins Golf Today to discuss Shane and Damon's locks of the week as well as the odds for this week at the ZOZO Championship.

Steve Flesch: Changing putting anchor could improve game

Flesch: Changing putting anchor could improve game

Steve Flesch demonstrates simple changes and options to help improve your putting stroke.

Matt Gogel leaves golf booth, returns to competition

Gogel leaves booth, returns to competition

As Matt Gogel leaves the golf commentator booth to return to competition on the PGA Tour Champions, he's focused on "having fun."

After 'big step' in Vegas, Fowler's next step in Japan

Rickie Fowler saw some success in Las Vegas. He now looks to improve upon that at this week's Zozo Championship.

Morikawa loves to show 'game can travel'

Collin Morikawa is an Open champion and loves the opportunity to play outside of the U.S. to show his game is well-rounded.

Schauffele looking for Japan double at Zozo

More than two months after taking home the gold medal at the Olympic Games, Xander Schauffele is back in Japan.

Podcast: Inside Rory's win; Is Rickie back?

In this week’s Golf Central Podcast, Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner debate the significance of Rory McIlroy’s win and discuss whether Rickie Fowler’s high finish means he’s back.

LPGA Q-School's Stage II loaded with collegians

Duke's Gina Kim is one of 14 current college players teeing it up at this week’s LPGA Q-School second stage, where advancing could make the decision to return to school tougher.

Mallorca Golf Open history rich with big moments

Mallorca Golf Open history rich with big moments

Take a stroll down memory lane with the best moments and winners of the Mallorca Golf Open.

Mallorca Golf Open top-10 shots ever

Mallorca Golf Open top-10 shots ever

Relive the best shots ever at the Mallorca Golf Open.

Zalatoris brimming with confidence before ZOZO

Zalatoris brimming with confidence before Zozo

The Golf Central crew discuss Will Zalatoris and expectations for his tournament debut at the ZOZO Championship.

De Oliveira gets first NCAA win at Stephens Cup

De Oliveira gets first NCAA win at Stephens Cup

Arkansas Junior and winner of the Jackson T Stephens Cup Men's Individual Champion, Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira joins Golf Central to discuss his victory.

HLs: Men's Jackson T. Stephens Cup, final round

HLs: Men's Jackson T. Stephens Cup, final round

Final Round highlights from the men's Individual competition at the inaugural Jackson T Stephens Cup, where Arkansas' Mateo Fernandez De Oliveira won on the 3rd playoff hole over Palmer Jackson from Notre Dame.

Highlights: Women's Team play, Jackson T. Stephen's Cup

Highlights: Women's Team play, Jackson T. Stephen's Cup

Catch up on highlights from the Women's Team competition in the final round of stroke play at the Jackson T. Stephens Cup, where LSU and South Carolina take the top spots before the championship tomorrow.

HLs: Women's Jackson T. Stephens Cup, final round

HLs: Women's Jackson T. Stephens Cup, final round

Highlights from the final round of stroke play at the inaugural Jackson T. Stephens Cup where LSU Junior Ingrid Lindblad birdied the first playoff hole to take home the victory over teammate Carla Tejedo.

Golf connects Doug Smith to NBA stars

Golf connects Doug Smith to NBA stars

Will Lowry was in the presence of NBA stars Chris Paul and Devin Booker but still thought Doug Smith was the celebrity when he was casually chopping it up with them at an event.

Lowery still wants to chase PGA dream

Lowery still wants to chase PGA dream

Will Lowery tells Doug Smith that his hang-the-clubs-up moment hasn't happened yet and he still feels he wants to pursue his dream of playing on the PGA Tour.

Golf course statue of Lee earns shank of the week

Golf course statue of Lee earns shank of the week

Will Lowery and Doug Smith hands the Shank of the Week to Scott Beasley of WSB Resorts and Clubs, who decided to place a recovered statue of General Robert E. Lee on a golf course despite the history of controversy.

With $100K, would you try to get Tour card?

With $100K, would you try to get Tour card?

Will Lowry poses an intriguing question to Doug Smith: If you had $100,000 and all expenses paid over two years, would you attempt to get back on the PGA Tour?

Morikawa, Schauffele hold best odds for Zozo Championship

Morikawa, Schauffele hold best odds for Zozo Championship

Pointsbet's Jay Croucher joins Golf Today to breakdown this week's Zozo Championship odds with Collin Morikawa and Xander Schuaffele topping the list. 

Ko has most to gain at BMW Ladies Championship

Ko has most to gain at BMW Ladies Championship

Ahead of this week's BMW Ladies Championship, the Golf Today crew plays a game of LPGA "Fact Check."

Jon Rahm needs rest after eventful PGA Tour season

Rahm needs rest after eventful PGA Tour season

The Golf Today crew weighs in on Jon Rahm's decision to hang up his clubs for a few weeks.  

Fair or Fowler: Breaking down Rickie Fowler's career

Fair or Fowler: Breaking down Rickie Fowler's career

Shane Bacon and Damon Hack answer bold statements about Rickie Fowler after his top-five finish at the CJ Cup in "Fair or Fowler."  

Nelly, dad Petr to team at PNC Championship

World No. 1 Nelly Korda will be joined by her father, Petr, as they make their debut in this year's PNC Championship.

Maguire needs spectacular finish to win ROY

The race for who will be named Rookie of the Year has come down to two players: Patty Tavatanakit and Leona Maguire.

McIlroy had 'breakthrough' ahead of the CJ Cup

McIlroy had 'breakthrough' ahead of the CJ Cup

Rory McIlroy describes his feelings after securing the victory at the CJ Cup on Sunday and details the changes he made in his game following a disappointing Ryder Cup.

Highlights: Men's Rd. 1 of Jackson T. Stephens Cup

Highlights: Men's Rd. 1 of Jackson T. Stephens Cup

Relive the best action from the first round of the men's competition at The Jackson T. Stephens Cup at The Altian Club in Roland, Arkansas.

HLs: Women's Jackson T. Stephens Cup, Round 2

HLs: Women's Jackson T. Stephens Cup, Round 2

Highlights from the second round of the women's competition at Jackson T. Stephens Cup at The Altian Club in Roland, Arkansas.

TV sked, tee times, info: Zozo, other tours

Here's a look at what's happening around the golf world and how you can watch.

Morikawa betting favorite for Zozo in Japan

After finishing runner-up to winner Rory McIlroy by a shot Sunday at CJ Cup in Las Vegas, Collin Morikawa is the slight betting favorite for this week’s Zozo Championship in Japan.

Recalling Tiger's 2019 Zozo Championship win

Recalling Tiger's 2019 Zozo Championship win

Senior Writer Rex Hoggard reflects back on Tiger Woods' 2019 Zozo Championship win and Rickie Fowler's meeting with Butch Harmon. 

Weighing Korda, Ko's chances to be LPGA Tour POY

Weighing Korda, Ko's chances to be LPGA Tour POY

Golfweek's Beth Ann Nichols discusses why Nelly Korda is not necessarily a shoe-in for LPGA Tour Player of the Year.     

Lynch: Morikawa is the best American golfer

Lynch: Morikawa is the best American golfer

Is Collin Morikawa the best American golfer right now? The GOLF Today crew debates.

Fowler's CJ Cup performance was 'validation'

Fowler's CJ Cup performance was 'validation'

The Golf Today crew discusses what to make of Rickie Fowler's latest results from the CJ Cup and explain why there are a number of positive takeaways from the event.

How CJ Cup victory 'reset' McIlroy's mindset

How CJ Cup victory 'reset' McIlroy's mindset

Golf Today's Matt Adams, Eamon Lynch and Jaime Diaz discuss how Rory McIlroy's new attitude towards golf may have led to his latest victory at the CJ Cup.

Drive, Chip and Putt

Field set for Drive, Chip and Putt finals at Augusta

The field for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals has been finalized as 80 junior boys and girls, ages 7-15, will compete at Augusta National on April 3.

OWGR: Rory back in top 10; Rickie in top 100

Rickie Fowler surrendered the 54-hole lead in Las Vegas, but he still managed a T-3 showing to reenter the top 100 in the OWGR.

15 of the top 20 to play Tiger's Hero event

Another stellar field has assembled for Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge, Dec. 2-5 in the Bahamas.

Zhang just did something that Tiger never did

Rose Zhang did something Sunday that not even former Stanford great Tiger Woods accomplished while in school.

The Return of Rory starts with Return to Rory

After tears and reflection, Rory McIlroy got back to being Rory McIlroy this week at the CJ Cup, and with his victory he reminded us all that when he plays his best, he's the best in the world.

Where Rory ranks among Int'ls with 20 wins

Rory McIlroy has lifetime membership on the PGA Tour with 20 PGA Tour wins. Here are the international players ahead of him.

CJ Cup 'step in the right direction' for Fowler

"It felt good to finally hit the golf ball properly, at least most of the time, for 72 holes," Fowler said after finishing at 22 under.

McIlroy rediscovered love of the game at Ryder Cup

McIlroy rediscovered love of the game at Ryder Cup

Jaime Diaz joins Cara Banks and Notah Begay to discuss what Rory McIlroy learned from his experience at the 2021 Ryder Cup and the journey he has been on personally over the years.

CJ Cup payout: Rory hits $1.75 million jackpot

Purse and FedExCup points breakdown for CJ Cup champion Rory McIlroy and the rest of the field.

Fowler's rebuilt swing results in 'flawless golf'

Fowler's rebuilt swing results in 'flawless golf'

Rickie Fowler meets with the media after finishing T-3 at The CJ Cup from the Summit Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jaime Diaz joins Golf Central to speak about Fowler's recent journey through various swing changes.

McIlroy after CJ Cup win: 'Being me is enough'

McIlroy after CJ Cup win: 'Being me is enough'

Rory McIlroy speaks to Kira K. Dixon after winning his 20th career PGA Tour event at The CJ Cup from The Summit Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

McIlroy roars past Fowler for CJ Cup victory

Rory McIlroy roared past Rickie Fowler and held off Collin Morikawa to win the CJ Cup on Sunday at The Summit Club in Las Vegas.