Tiger Woods said Sunday he might not return to competitive golf this year following back surgery nine months ago, but he's counting on the wait being worthwhile by producing impressive form. The 14-time major champion updated his recovery status after Sunday's final round of the US PGA National at Congressional Country Club, which benefits his charity foundation. "I'm trying to get back as fast as I can," Woods said.
Lydia Ko withstood a late stumble on the last hole on Sunday to record her third victory of 2016 by winning the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship. Morgan Pressel carded a 71 to tie for second with Taiwan's Candie Kung at 199. World number one Ko went into the par-five 18 with a comfortable four shot lead but tried to lay up with a six-iron and put her ball into the water.
Billy Hurley rose from a family tragedy to complete a shocking triumph by capturing the National for his first PGA title, a tribute to his late father Willard. Hometown hero Hurley, whose golf-teacher father died last August of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was on Sunday part of a tearful family celebration at Congressional Country Club in suburban Washington after some support from playing partner Ernie Els, a four-time major winner from South Africa. "Ernie said to me after I holed the last putt, 'I think your dad is looking down and is really proud of you,'" Hurley said.