Rose and Schwartzel close in on Leishman

Justin Rose and Charl Schwartzel produced impressive finishes to their opening rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to sit one shot off the leader Marc Leishman at Firestone Country Club.
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WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Day 1 in Numbers

Catch up on an interesting opening day at Firestone Country Club as europeantour.com gives you the numbers that mattered most at the end of 18 holes in Akron…
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Johnson to take a break from golf

Dustin Johnson of the United States has ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup after deciding to take a break from golf.
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Rory McIlroy is resilient despite a double bogey



OPEN champion Rory McIlroy was pleased to get back to work despite a double bogey near the end of his first round at the $9million WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
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McIlroy five off lead at Bridgestone

Open champion Rory McIlroy is five shots off the lead after the first round at the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
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Dustin Johnson out of Ryder Cup after quitting to ‘seek professional help for personal challenges’

American out of Ryder Cup and says he is starting a 'mission of self-improvement' with news overshadowing opening day of WGC Bridgestone Invitational






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Dustin Johnson quits to ‘seek professional help for personal challenges’ and is likely to miss Ryder Cup

American says he is starting a 'mission of self-improvement' with news overshadowing start of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational






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WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 2014: Rory McIlroy still has Claret Jug in his bag – but now it’s back down to business

Newly crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.








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Dustin Johnson to take break from golf and seek professional help

Johnson seeking help for personal challenges I have faced
World No16 will miss US PGA and Septembers Ryder Cup

The US golfer Dustin Johnson is taking a break to seek help for personal challenges and will miss the US PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup play-offs and the Ryder Cup.

In a statement on Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately. It did not indicate how long he would be out, though the agent David Winkle told the PGA of America Johnson would not be at the US PGA Championship next week or the Ryder Cup in September.

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Justin Rose holds it together to sit one off the lead at Firestone

Rose shoots 65 after good iron play and good scrambling
Rory McIlroy cards 69 at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

The newly crowned Open champion, Rory McIlroy, shot an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio but Justin Rose carded a flawless five-under-par 65 to lie just one shot behind the leader, Marc Leishman of Australia.

McIlroy, playing his first event since claiming his third major title, played his opening 11 holes in three under par at Firestone Country Club but the 25-year-old then three-putted the 3rd hole his 12th and ran up a double-bogey six on the 8th after finding a greenside bunker with his approach and taking four more shots to get down before finishing in style with birdie on the 9th to finish one under par.

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