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Walker Cup: How U.S. leads; Sunday pairings

The Americans lead 7-5 after Day 1 of the 48th Walker Cup, but the visiting GB&I side feels like it's more of a dead heat.

Mouw steps up, U.S. takes 7-5 Walker Cup lead

William Mouw stepped in for an ill Tyler Strafaci at the last minute and helped the U.S. to a 7-5 lead midway through the 48th Walker Cup.

McIlroy 'looms large' after solid third round

McIlroy 'looms large' after solid third round

Keith Mitchell shot up the leaderboard on moving day, but Brandel Chamblee thinks Rory McIlroy will have a lot to say on Sunday after a 3-under 68 put him two off the lead entering the final round.

Highlights: Canary Islands Championship, Round 3

Highlights: Canary Islands Championship, Round 3

Garrick Higgo (64) has a two stroke lead over Richard Mansell (64) after the third round at the Canary Islands Championship.

Highlights: Honda LPGA Thailand, Round 3

Highlights: Honda LPGA Thailand, Round 3

Patty Tavatanakit (70) leads entering the final round at the Honda LPGA Thailand and looks to claim her second career LPGA Tour victory.

Strafaci 'couldn't give his all' after illness

Strafaci 'couldn't give his all' after illness

Tyler Strafaci was able to return to play in his singles match after battling a stomach bug and requiring three hours worth of IV treament.

U.S. 'rallied around each other' through sickness

U.S. 'rallied around each other' through sickness

Cole Hammer led wire-to-wire in his singles match against John Murphy, but it got dicey towards the end.

Keith Mitchell really likes how course looks to his eye

Mitchell really likes how course looks to his eye

Keith Mitchell (66) leads entering the final round at the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship but may have to hold off a hard-charging Rory McIlroy.

Wilson: Day one 'tighter than results suggest'

Wilson: Day one 'tighter than results suggest'

GB&I captain Stuart Wilson believes that his team is even more competitive than their scores may suggest at the Walker Cup.

Rory McIlroy two back, feels really good about himself

McIlroy two back, feels really good about himself

Rory McIlroy (68) enters the final round at the Wells Fargo Championship two strokes behind leader Keith Mitchell and is excited for the atmosphere on Sunday.

Coody has winning tournaments in his blood

Coody has winning tournaments in his blood

Pierceson Coody won his first singles match in the Walker Cup with his grandfather, 1971 Masters Champion Charles Coody, in attendance.

Stallings in the mix ... thanks to his stats man?

Given his history at Quail Hollow, Scott Stallings had no intention of playing this week. His statistician changed his mind.

Harmon's simple changes big for Woodland

Butch Harmon helped Gary Woodland go from a disaster in Tampa to a possible title in Charlotte.

Def. champ Stricker eagles last, leads Tradition

Defending champion Steve Stricker made a long eagle putt on the final hole for a 65 and the third-round lead in the Regions Tradition.

Mitchell leads Rory, Woodland by 2 at Wells

Keith Mitchell straightened out his putter and delivered big tee shots Saturday that carried him to a 6-under 66 and a two-shot lead.

WC alternates deliver; illness knocks out 2

With teammates battling illness, a pair of alternates stepped up for their respective sides on Day 1 of the Walker Cup foursomes.

Crosby says Walker Cup has been a 'challenge'

Crosby says Walker Cup has been a 'challenge'

Nathaniel Crosby, USA Team captain, speaks about the added challenge that the stomach bug has created at the 48th Walker Cup.

DeChambeau learns he made cut on plane

DeChambeau learns he made cut on plane

Bryson DeChambeau (68) says he flew home to Dallas after the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship only to learn that he made the cut while still on the plane.

Bryson flies from Dallas to shoot 68 in Charlotte

Bryson DeChambeau flew home to Dallas after thinking he missed the cut. He had to fly back early Saturday morning to play Round 3.

Tavatanakit's lead trimmed to one in Thailand

Patty Tavatanakit struggled on the front nine but will take a one-shot lead over fellow Thai Atthaya Thitikul and German Caroline Masson into final round.

Alternates get call for WC Saturday foursomes

A stomach virus will keep three U.S. players and three Great Britain and Ireland players on the sidelines Saturday morning at Seminole Golf Club.

'Stomach bug' making its way through Walker Cup

'Stomach bug' making its way through Walker Cup

Players from both teams at the Walker Cup are dealing with gastrointestinal issues during this past week.

Rory McIlroy poised to make move at Wells Fargo Championship

McIlroy poised to make a move at Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy cuts six strokes off his first-round score in the second round at the Wells Fargo Championship and is in position for his third title at Quail Hollow.

Highlights: Honda LPGA Thailand, Round 2

Highlights: Honda LPGA Thailand, Round 2

Patty Tavatanakit (64) leads after two rounds after scoring back-to-back 64s at the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Rory McIlroy two off the lead at Wells Fargo Championship

McIlroy two off the lead at Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy (66) has committed to a different tee approach and it pays off during his second round at the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship.

What went wrong for Lefty in Rd. 2 at Quail Hollow

What went wrong for Lefty in Rd. 2 at Quail Hollow

Phil Mickelson (75) says he just was not sharp on the back nine in his second round at the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship.

Matsuyama, Koepka set to play Byron Nelson

Hideki Matsuyama is set to make his first PGA Tour start since winning the Masters Tournament at next week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

Walker Cup rules altered as players fight illness

With multiple players on both teams battling stomach bugs, the Walker Cup rules were adjusted to permit the use of alternates and pairings deadlines were pushed back.

After hitting 'rock bottom,' Woodland co-leads

Gary Woodland played and felt dismal last week, but quick work with Harmon and Cowen has changed his fortunes.

McIlroy might be rounding the corner; he's got a weekend tee time to prove it

It's been a while since we've seen Rory McIlroy on the weekend at a PGA Tour event. But he's in great shape through two rounds at Quail Hollow.

Seminole regular Rory not much help to GB&I

Rory McIlroy has played Seminole Golf Club several times, but his expertise wasn't used by the GB&I Walker Cup team.

Once again, lack of focus costs Mickelson (75)

Phil Mickelson stayed focused in shooting 64 in Round 1 of the Wells Fargo. That was not the case on Friday.

From left to just right: Fading his driver, McIlroy back in contention at Wells Fargo

Rory McIlroy has gone to a fade with his driver and the results are positive through three rounds of the Wells Fargo.

Highlights: Tavatanakit closes Round 2 with eagle

Highlights: Tavatanakit closes Round 2 with eagle

Patty Tavatanakit eagles the final hole during the second round at the Honda LPGA Thailand to take a three-shot lead heading into the weekend. 

Trio of WF leaders; Rahm's cut streak over

Patrick Rodgers, Gary Woodland and Matt Wallace share the 36-hole lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Stricker among 4 tied for lead at Tradition

Defending champion Steve Stricker birdied the final hole Friday for a 3-under 69 to move into a four-way tie for the lead halfway through the Regions Tradition.

Multiple Walker Cuppers battling stomach bug

With the 48th Walker Cup just a day away, several players are dealing with gastrointestinal issues.

Clarke shoots 66 to lead Regions Tradition

Darren Clarke took the lead Thursday in the Regions Tradition, opening with a 6-under 66 in the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors.

Tavatanakit goes 64-64 to lead in Thailand by 3

Patty Tavatanakit finished with an eagle to take a three-stroke lead over Atthaya Thitikul at the halfway stage of the LPGA Thailand on Friday.

Blast from past: Phil opens in 64 at Quail Hollow

Phil Mickelson has gone nine months since he finished among the top 20, and it looks as though that streak is about to end at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Mitchell (67) fixes putter, then putting woes

After shooting 82 to close Valspar, Keith Mitchell discovered that his putter was bent. He had it fixed and opened Wells Fargo in 67.

From fun and games to Phil leading Wells Fargo

Phil Mickelson leads the Wells Fargo Championship after an opening 7-under 64, the first time he's ben atop a PGA Tour leaderboard since 2019.

Notes from brief, rainy Walker Cup practice day

Here are a few observations and notes from Thursday’s abbreviated action at Walker Cup practice.

Highlights: Canary Islands Championship, Round 1

Highlights: Canary Islands Championship, Round 1

First-round highlights from the Canary Islands Championship on the European Tour, where Francesco Laporta has a one-shot lead going into Friday.

Highlights: Honda LPGA Thailand, Round 1

Highlights: Honda LPGA Thailand, Round 1

Watch Round 1 highlights from the Honda LPGA Thailand, where Thailand natives Patty Tavatanakit and Atthaya Thitikul top the leaderboard.

Joel Dahmen: 'Really fun to play with' Phil Mickelson

Dahmen: 'Really fun to play with' Mickelson

Joel Dahmen (68) describes what it was like to play in the same group as Phil Mickelson during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship and shares what he was able to glean from the experience.

Phil Mickelson focused on one round at a time at Wells Fargo

Mickelson focusing on one round at a time

Phil Mickelson (64) reflects on his performance after the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship and says he doesn't want to get ahead of himself during the rest of the week.

Like Phil, Rickie intrigued by Super Golf League

Like Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler seems intrigued at the prospect of a Super Golf League that would challenge the PGA Tour.

Fowler talks about watching Masters with Tiger

Rickie Fowler watched the opening round of this year's Masters Tournament at Tiger Woods' house.

Quail Hollow's Simpson WD's from Wells Fargo

Webb Simpson was a last-minute scratch from the Wells Fargo Championship early Thursday with a “minor neck strain.”

Thai stars Patty T., 18-year-old tied on LPGA

Local stars Patty Tavatanakit and Atthaya Thitikul carded 8-under 64s to share a stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA Thailand.

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Watch: The hitch is gone! Barkley smashes ball

There are few things more infamous in golf than the hitch in Charles Barkley's swing. But that hitch appears gone.

PVAMU wins PGA Works, now preps for regionals

It was a good day for the Prairie View A&M men’s golf program, which got into NCAA regionals and won the PGA Works team title on Wednesday.

McIlroy refreshed heading into Quail Hollow

McIlroy refreshed heading into Quail Hollow

Henny Koyack offers an update from the Wells Fargo Championship, where Rory McIlroy is hoping that three weeks off post-Augusta and a new coach will help him at Quail Hollow.

Putter the 'last piece of the puzzle' for Justin Thomas

Putter the 'last piece of the puzzle' for JT

Henni Koyack has the latest from the Wells Fargo Championship, where Justin Thomas is confident in his ball-striking and looks to regain his feel on the greens.

Khine enjoys PGA Works Collegiate Championship win

Khine enjoys PGA Works Collegiate Championship win

UNC Wilmington junior Phu Khine speaks after winning the women's individual competition at the PGA Works Collegiate Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Podcast: Who might be next LPGA commish?

Who will replace Mike Whan as LPGA commissioner? Veteran writer Ron Sirak says one name is standing out.

Varadan wins PGA Works Collegiate Championship

Varadan wins PGA Works Collegiate Championship

UAB freshman Khavish Varadan wins the PGA Works Collegiate Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Korn Ferry Tour president discusses purse increase

Korn Ferry Tour president discusses purse increase

Korn Ferry Tour president Alex Baldwin joins Golf Central to discuss the decision to increase event purses each week on tour.

Thomas, Rahm and McIlroy analyze Quail Hollow

Thomas, Rahm and McIlroy analyze Quail Hollow

Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy describe what they love about the Wells Fargo Championship and how Quail Hollow suits their game.

JT says distance devices won't speed up play

The PGA is allowing distance-measuring devices at its championships this year. What does one past PGA champ think?

Clemson ready to roll in Kingston Springs Regional

Clemson ready to roll in Kingston Springs Regional

Clemson head coach Larry Penley joins College Central to discuss his No. 1 seeded Tigers in the Kingston Springs Regional.

Pezzino, UConn save program, make championships

Pezzino, UConn save program, make championships

UConn head coach Dave Pezzino joins Golf Today to reflect on their difficult road to the 2021 NCAA Golf Championships.

Gabrelick, North Florida aim high in Noblesville

Gabrelick, North Florida aim high in Noblesville

North Florida freshman Nick Gabrelick joins College Central to discuss his success this season as well as his team's No. 4 seed in the Noblesville Regional to start the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.

Oklahoma State big favorite in Stillwater Regional

Oklahoma State big favorite in Stillwater Regional

The College Central team reacts to and breaks down to the teams selected for the Stillwater regional to start the NCAA Men's Golf Championship.