Tiger Woods reflective as he prepares for season finale at East Lake

For nearly all of Tiger Woods’ 20-minute press conference Wednesday morning at East Lake Golf Club, he sat very still. He folded his left arm across a table that separated him from reporters seated below, holding his right arm. The fingers of his right hand spread across the base of a microphone stand as he […]

Ryder Cup 18 Bjorn’s selection of Sergio Garcia is a calculated gamble

Thomas Bjorn’s selection of Sergio Garcia is a calculated gamble, with the skipper banking on the Spaniard’s experience and fight to conquer his current indifferent form to inspire Europe’s challenge to regain the Ryder Cup. The notion that Europe might go into the match starting on 28 September without last year’s Masters champion would have […]

Tiger Woods says winless 2018 season still ranks among his best ever, ‘no doubt’

Tiger Woods made a casual entrance around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at Ridgewood Country Club. Gone were the screaming Midwestern masses from Bellerive, replaced by a handful of fans at this old-timey club in the NYC suburbs. His arrival at the Northern Trust kicks off a potential stretch of four tournaments in five weeks for Woods, […]

Tiger Woods commits to first two FedEx Cup playoff events: Northern Trust, Dell

It’s always news whenever Tiger Woods commits to a golf tournament or two, even when those commitments are expected. Woods has pledged to play in the first two events of the FedEx Cup playoffs – the Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies Championship – the PGA Tour announced Tuesday. It will mark Woods’ first appearance in a FedEx Cup playoff […]

Francesco Molinari prevails as Rory McIlroy fizzles in PGA BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy clearly isn’t as fine-tuned as the high-performance cars placed around Wentworth Golf Club for the $7 million BMW PGA Championship. His engine needs some maintenance. McIlroy should have won this tournament after entering the weekend in poll position. Instead he finished second to Francesco Molinari. A former world No. 1, McIlory began the […]

Ian Poulter putting out the rubbish at BMW PGA Championship

Ian Poulter has forged his reputation on being the Ryder Cup’s “mail man.” For the $7 million BMW PGA Championship this week, he’s the “rubbish man.” Poulter, a 42-year-old Englishman never known for acting his age, developed his Ryder Cup nickname because he always delivers in the biennial match. He’s hoping to be the rubbish […]

Hawaiian golfers play through as massive ash plume rises from nearby volcano

They probably didn’t think the heavy stuff was coming down for quite a while. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has already destroyed houses and threatened the island’s tourism industry. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed due to the possibility of massive ash fall and steam, according to a CNN report, and Kilauea has already caused a roughly […]

Tiger Woods promises Patrick Reed spot on 2019 U.S. Presidents Cup team

Patrick Reed earned $1.98 million for his victory in the Masters on Sunday, along with the covered green jacket, and 600 projected FedEx Cup points. Reed got another interesting piece of loot via Tiger Woods on Twitter following his one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler. Woods tweeted that Reed earned a spot on the 2019 U.S. Presidents Cup […]

Tiger Woods plays Masters practice round with firefighter Matt Parziale

U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale got the thrill of his life Wednesday at the Masters, where he teed off for a practice round with Tiger Woods and Fred Couples. A 30-year-old firefighter from Brockton, Mass., Parziale had the honors for the most pressure-packed tee shot imaginable. He understandably snap-hooked a drive well left into the […]

Golf ‘could hold key’ to improving lives of physically inactive

A study has found that introducing Golf to those who are not meeting the recommended levels of exercise could have a transformative effect on their lives. Research suggests that previously physically inactive people who get into golf are likely to pick it up regularly and become healthier – partly because they don’t see golf as exercise. The […]

Tiger Woods shows grit amid wind, trees at Valspar Championship

Tiger Woods was in a dog fight again, scrapping out pars, hitting ridiculous recovery shots and beating most of the guys in the field amid harsh-for-Florida weather conditions. Woods shot 1-under 70 Thursday at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course and sits T-8 after Round 1 of the Valspar Championship. He’s just three shots behind slightly less-marketable […]

Man in serious condition after being hit, dragged by golf cart.

A man appears to be in a hospital in serious condition after a harrowing incident. Per The Arizona Republic, a man was struck and dragged more than 30 feet by a golf cart Tuesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The man was reportedly under that cart and dragged the 30 feet after being hit. […]

Thomas on Holmes slow-play criticism ‘I have J.B.’s back all day’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In the wake of slow-play critics taking aim at J.B. Holmes, another Kentuckian, Justin Thomas, made it clear what side of the debate he is on. “I have J.B.’s back all day on that situation,” Thomas said Wednesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. “It bothered me and I hate it for […]

Cause and effect: Tiger returns, ratings rise

CBS reported increased ratings for weekend coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open. Final-round coverage on the network rose 38 percent from a year ago, with a 2.9 rating and 6 share in overnight metered markets. That was CBS’ strongest final-round performance at Farmers since 2013, when Tiger Woods won the tournament. Third-round coverage garnered a […]

Day sheds Noren on 6th playoff hole For Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO – If you want to understand how achingly slow play was during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, consider this: everyone in the field could have made it home before the playoff finally ended, including one participant in that playoff. It was 8:17 a.m. Monday morning local time […]

Woods realistic approach to comeback at Torrey Pines eyes Masters

LA JOLLA, Calif. – The most refreshing thing a fresh-faced Tiger Woods said Wednesday ahead of his 2018 PGA Tour debut? His sights are set on April. The legend so used to winning has always declared he’s about the “W” whenever and wherever he tees it up, even when logic suggested post-surgery goals should be […]

Tiger Woods’ 5 most interesting quotes from press conference

Tiger Woods met with the media Wednesday ahead of the Farmers Insurance Open and gave a realistic approach to his PGA Tour return. You can view his full press conference here. Below, we trimmed it down. Here are the five most interesting quotes from Woods’ Wednesday presser: On his expectations: “I think yeah, my expectations […]

The Forecaddie: Tiger Woods is off and running at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods circa 2018 has already exhibited one giant difference from the legend who returned at last year’s Farmers Insurance Open: the Big Cat actually played a Torrey Pines practice round. The Forecaddie should have known last year when Woods didn’t appear until Wednesday’s pro-am that the 14-time major winner was not firing on all […]

Michelle Wie back to work full-time as 2018 LPGA season begins

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Michelle Wie handed over her cell phone as she walked to the eighth tee box. Caddie Matthew Galloway dutifully crouched down and snapped a photo of his statuesque boss against the bright blue Bahamian waters. Even a native-born Hawaiian had to appreciate the view. The Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic marks the […]