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McIlroy tries again to end win drought

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rory McIlroy is confident a return to one of his favorite golf courses will end his winless streak on the PGA Tour.

It may be hard to fathom, but it's been a full year since the world's No. 3-ranked player last won on tour. McIlroy's last victory came here at the Wells Fargo Championship last May when he obliterated the field by seven shots to become the tournament's first two-time winner. Read More...

Leishman out of Rio due to Zika concerns

(AP) -- Marc Leishman won't be playing golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Leishman on Thursday joined a list of leading golfers who are skipping the Olympics, including countryman Adam Scott. His concern isn't about the schedule, though, or his feelings on golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years. Read More...

Lewis, Tamulis eye more Alabama success

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) Stacy Lewis is hoping that making a much-needed putt will give her a boost going into a tournament where she has thrived in the past.

Lewis made a 20-foot putt to finish her second round and make the first cut last week in Texas. Now, the world's fourth-ranked player moves on to the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, where she won in 2012 and finished second two years later on Capitol Hill's Senator Course, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Read More...

Pak gets exemption for US Women's Open

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) Retiring South Korean great Se Ri Pak has received a special exemption from the U.S. Golf Association to play in the U.S. Women's Open.

The USGA announced the exemption Wednesday for the July 7-10 event at CordeValle in San Martin, California. Pak won the 1998 tournament at Blackwolf Run in a 20-hole playoff against amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn, a victory that inspired many young South Koreans players. Read More...

Spieth getting over Masters meltdown

(AP) -- Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth's not quite ready to say he's over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ended with him slipping the green jacket on Danny Willett following an ugly and very public collapse.

Still, let's not get carried away. Read More...

Cink wife's has breast cancer

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Former British Open champion Stewart Cink says he is taking a break from golf after learning his wife has breast cancer.

Cink posted the news Tuesday on Twitter, saying the family is still in the process of figuring out "what she is fighting, and the uncertainty is difficult." Read More...