Branden Grace is contending at the BMW PGA Championship thanks in part to a questionable ruling he received during the opening round at Wentworth. Grace opened the European Tour's flagship event with rounds of 68-71, and at 5 under he sits two shots behind Belgium's Thomas Pieters. But he's facing criticism for a free drop he received after his ball plugged into the face of a greenside bunker on the 13th hole Thursday. The South African appeared to be headed for a double bogey, but after digging his feet into the sand he called over European Tour rules official Mark Hill and explained that his feet were touching the rubber sheet at the bottom of the bunker. That prevented him from taking his
Bernhard Langer has a two-shot lead midway through the Senior PGA Championship after a second-round 67 at Trump National. Langer is playing some of his best golf at 59 and is going for a record ninth senior major. The German is 32 under par over his last six rounds, a span that includes last week's victory at the Regions Tradition. Langer took advantage of calm conditions Saturday morning to play the last five holes of his second round in 1 under. The tournament was delayed Friday afternoon because of wind that caused golf balls to move on the greens at President Donald Trump's course outside Washington. Langer was at 12-under 132. Scott McCarron also shot a 67 and was two shots back, as was
The road back to professional golf will be a long one for Tiger Woods, but he will not be short on support. One of Woods' pals on Tour, Davis Love III, had a similar fusion surgery to repair a disc in his neck years ago, and Love believes Woods can come back from his successfully, according to reporting from Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard. "He's asked about the fusion surgery for years and I told him to talk to Peyton Manning.