Tiger Woods cleared to resume full golf activities, agent says

Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activities with no restrictions, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN on Monday. Steinberg said in the report that Woods met last week with the doctor that performed the April 19 back surgery on Woods, and the 14-time major champion was given the all-clear. “He got a nice report […]

One year out, Captain Furyk already on the job in Paris

GUYANCOURT, France – Jim Furyk will hit a handful of golf shots on Tuesday, which normally wouldn’t make headlines. But these shots will be noteworthy for two distinct reasons: One, he’ll be hitting them from a stage perched within one of the world’s most renowned landmarks, the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and two, outside of […]

Danny Willett opens up on struggles after Masters win

Danny Willett’s golf may’ve suffered in the 18 months since his Masters win, but his candor hasn’t. A player blog authored by Willett appeared on the European Tour’s website Wednesday, with the post being Willett’s in-depth look at his own struggles since capturing the Green Jacket in 2016. Willett writes at length (and we mean AT LENGTH), […]

Sergio Garcia, wife Angela expecting first child

If 2017 wasn’t a life-changer for Sergio Garcia, we don’t know what could possibly qualify. The Spaniard won the Masters in April to capture his long-awaited first major title, he married Angela Akins in July, he announced this week he had ended a 15-year partnership with TaylorMade and now he’s learned he’s going to be a father. Garcia and Akins […]

Howell gets 2-shot penalty after caddie notices simple infraction

It has to be rough for a caddie to inform his player that a penalty is coming, but that can be part of the job. Good thing for one looper that his boss is a level-headed David Howell. The Englishman put up an innocuous performance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, going 72-76 to miss […]

TaylorMade, Sergio Garcia part ways

Sergio Garcia, the reigning Masters champion, and TaylorMade Golf have parted ways. The equipment company on Monday released a one-paragraph statement that acknowledged their association had ended. “Today, after a memorable 15-year partnership with Sergio Garcia, we have mutually agreed to a release from the remaining years of his TaylorMade contract,” the statement read. “It […]

Monahan:Tiger’s The National will happen in 18 sponsor or not

Tiger Woods’ tournament outside Washington is still talking to potential title sponsors, including Quicken Loans, which did not renew. But it’s on the schedule for the new season as The National, and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says it’s not coming off. ”We made the commitment,” Monahan said. ”Our players are going to be showing […]

Justin Thomas named PGA Tour Player of the Year

Justin Thomas is going to need a bigger trophy case. His peers on the PGA Tour have voted him 2017 PGA Tour Player of the Year after a campaign in which the 24-year-old Thomas won five tournaments, claimed his first major, captured the season-long FedEx Cup race and represented the U.S. for the first time […]

Tiger, Phil say they’ve been friends for years, rivalry overblown

In a fun but predictable Presidents Cup, there was one jarring development. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were acting like … good friends! Yes, it’s true. The first buddy moment was captured Friday when Woods was seen raising his fist in celebration after Mickelson holed a birdie putt that would end up winning a four-ball […]

U.S. domination of Presidents Cup sign of things to come

The 12th edition of the Presidents Cup may not officially have ended on a Saturday, but for the U.S. team the champagne corks were practically in mid-air. The Americans led by 11 points after dominating the first four sessions and entered the final day needing a lone point out of 12 singles matches to clinch the […]

Anirban Lahiri eager for redemption at 2017 Presidents Cup

Anirban Lahiri likes to say he has unfinished business at the Presidents Cup. So he was deeply disappointed Wednesday when International captain Nick Price read off five Internationals foursomes teams and Lahiri wasn’t part of the lineup. Then again, he’s waited two years for his chance at redemption. What’s one more day? As a Presidents […]

Tiger Woods’ health, possible return dominate Presidents Cup

Twenty questions were asked at the assistant captain’s news conference and 14 of them were directed at Tiger Woods. Half of the questions involved his health and post-surgery competitive desire. Safe to say, he’s still missed. The gathering was meant to be a chance for the International and United States assistant captains to share a […]

Arnold Palmer continues to inspire 1 year after his death

ATLANTA – One year has passed since the world – not just the sports world – lost Arnold Palmer, the king of golf. In the 364 days since, we have missed his touch, his kindness, his humility, his playfulness, his compassion, and mostly, his overall bigger-than-life, thumbs-up presence. Arnold Palmer had a special gift. He made others feel […]

2017 Presidents Cup: Lefty at home in shadow of New York

U.S. Presidents Cup captain Steve Stricker knew as the words left his mouth that what he was telling Phil Mickelson last month in Akron, Ohio, was a bit odd and rather awkward. At the WGC-Bridgestone, Stricker, a 12-time winner with zero majors, was telling Mickelson, a 42-time winner and World Golf Hall of Famer with […]

Vandal strikes 4 Trump golf courses in New York, New Jersey

At least one person vandalized the greens on four golf courses run by the Trump organization over the weekend in New York and New Jersey. Among the Trump Organization golf courses hit was Trump National in Bedminster, N.J., where President Trump has a residence and was staying when the vandalism occurred. Slogans critical of the […]

For Marc Leishman and others, it feels good to be at East Lake

Australian Marc Leishman made it to the Tour Championship as a PGA Tour rookie in 2009 and figured with confidence that it would become a regular stop on his schedule. Until he pulled into the parking lot at East Lake earlier this week, he hadn’t been back. “The first year I got in and wanted […]

Pat Perez finally breaks into Tour Championship field

Players such as Jordan Spieth, Daniel Berger and most recently Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay have made qualifying for the Tour Championship look easy in recent years, getting to East Lake in their first full seasons on the PGA Tour. Truth is, being among just 30 players in the FedEx Cup Playoffs finale […]

Justin Thomas keeps cool in chase for Player of Year honors

It was early 2016, and to be fair, but a tiny snippet in a young PGA Tour pro’s long sophomore season. Teetering near the cutline at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Justin Thomas stood on the tee at TPC Scottsdale’s drivable par-4 17th hole on a Friday and overcooked a 3-wood left, toward the water. […]

Day on caddie split: just want to make sure I did the right thing

Last week, Jason Day talked with Col Swatton, his longtime mentor, coach and caddie, for nearly an hour. When Day broke the news to Swatton – that Swatton’s time as Day’s caddie were over after 11 years – Day said Swatton was shocked and disappointed. “He needed some time just going over things and really understand […]

What Rory, Phil and others have to do to make Tour Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – It’s that time of the year on the PGA Tour calendar. With each FedEx Cup playoff event comes the end of the season for many golfers. After this week’s BMW Championship at Conway Farms, just 30 players will advance to the Tour Championship at East Lake. Guys like Jordan Spieth, Justin […]

Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay to be inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame

Jim “Bones” Mackay may now be a broadcaster, but his contributions as a caddie are still being lauded. The Western Golf Association announced Monday that Mackay would be inducted into The Caddie Hall of Fame later this week during the BMW Championship. Mackay was Phil Mickelson’s long-time caddie before the pair parted ways in June. Mackay then […]

Walker Cup proves predictable again with another home team rout

LOS ANGELES – Nothing in golf is more predictable than recent Walker Cup matches. The home team almost always wins. The match at Los Angeles Country Club was further proof. Home teams have won eleven of the last 13 matches. You have to go back to 2007 to find the last away win, when the United […]

2 years after defeat, U.S. Walker Cup team seeks redemption

The day before the 2015 Walker Cup, U.S. captain Spider Miller pulled out some baby wipes and handed them to his players. “He was like, ‘You might need these on 18 if it comes down to your match,’” said Bryson DeChambeau, a member of that team. It was an attempt to lighten the mood in […]

Phil Mickelson named to 2017 USA Presidents Cup team

Rest easy, New York. Phil Mickelson is coming to the Big Apple for this month’s Presidents Cup. Mickelson, 47, a longtime favorite in New York, and Charley Hoffman, a 40-year-old rookie, were named by captain Steve Stricker to fill out his 12-man U.S. team on Wednesday afternoon. “Phil brings a unique dynamic to New York,” […]

Justin Thomas holds off Spieth for 5th PGA Tour win this season

Here is a recap of the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship, played at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.: WINNER: Justin Thomas can’t stop winning. A day after an 8-under 63 that included 12 3s pushed Thomas into a share of the lead, the 24-year-old closed matters out. Thomas cruised to a 5-under 66 Monday […]

Stacy Lewis earns emotional win for Houston: I knew what it meant

There were so many close calls over the years for Stacy Lewis, so many moments when victory seemed well within her grasp. Twelve runner-up finishes in 83 starts over the course of three years, to be exact. All those heartaches, those head-scratching misses and fast-walking bee-lines to the range (with steam coming from both ears) […]

Craig Watson steps down as 2017 GB&I Walker Cup captain

Craig Watson will not captain this year’s Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team, the R&A announced Wednesday. Watson stepped down as acting captain because of a serious illness in his immediate family. He is replaced by Andrew Ingram, who will now lead the GB&I squad in the Sept. 9-10 matches at Los Angeles Country […]

Houston resident Stroud helping Harvey relief efforts from afar

Chris Stroud enters the Dell Technologies Championship sitting 78th in the FedEx Cup standings. Only top 70 players after this week will advance to the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the BMW Championship. But as his season hangs in the balance, Stroud is finding it difficult to focus completely on golf. And understandably […]

PGA Tour pros criticize 18th hole at Northern Trust

Dustin Johnson hit one of the most insanely impressive drives we’ll ever see on the first playoff Sunday at The Northern Trust. Seriously, a 341-yard bomb on an outlandish line right over a huge water hazard at Glen Oaks Club’s par-4 18th. We’re getting excited, let’s watch this again. This left Johnson just 94 yards […]

Bubba Watson keeps season alive while Walker and others head home

At the first event of the 2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Northern Trust, several players played their way into the top 100 and qualified for next week’s Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston. There were also several players who are headed home, their seasons ending early. “To keep moving on, have another opportunity; I don’t […]

Matsuyama, a husband and father, enters playoffs No. 1 in FedEx

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia made off-the-course news in 2017 as each headed down the aisle into holy matrimony. So did another world-class golfer. We just didn’t know it. World No. 2 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, one of his country’s most revered athletes, revealed in the hours after his tough finish […]

Billy Payne stepping down as chairman of Augusta National

William Porter “Billy” Payne is stepping down after more than 11 years as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. Payne, who turns 70 on Oct. 13, will serve his last day as chairman three days later, with Fred Ridley, the current chairman of the competition committees, becoming the new chairman on […]

FedEx Cup Playoffs bring joyful sigh of relief for Geoff Ogilvy

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – In most sports, the arrival of the playoffs signify a time when the intensity dials up a few notches and the pressure is palpable. That won’t be the case with Geoff Ogilvy this week at the Northern Trust, the first stop of  the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Ogilvy could not be more relaxed. […]

McIlroy will shut it down after playoffs for ‘proper offseason’

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – At the PGA Championship two weeks ago, where he tied for 22nd, Rory McIlroy hinted that he may be done for the season. It turns out he will, in fact, take a long break, but it’s slated to come after he first makes his run in the FedEx Cup playoffs. At […]

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Garcia won’t let wedding, Masters distract from PGA hopes

Sergio Garcia enters this week’s PGA Championship still riding high from two new additions to his wardrobe. There’s the green jacket he earned at Augusta National in April and the ring he received from Angela Akins during their July wedding. He doesn’t want questions about the wedding to distract from the golf, telling a reporter […]

long irons key for Zach Johnson on tough track at PGA

Zach Johnson played at Quail Hollow about two weeks ago, but he did not play this golf course. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native found an unfamiliar track waiting for him at this week’s PGA Championship. “Dramatically different.” Johnson said Wednesday, welcoming a reporter inside the clubhouse to escape the heat following a long practice round […]

PGA Championship will reportedly move to May starting in 2019

The PGA Championship appears to be changing dates in the near future. The Associated Press reports that the year’s final major will be moving from August to May starting in 2019 (the tournament will be staged at Bethpage Black that year). This will mark the first time the event is played in May in 70 […]

Players wear shorts in PGA Championship practice round

CHARLOTTE – Loosening up the dress code in high-level professional golf has gained traction, and it’s now even seeped into major championships. The European Tour tipped this trend off last year when the organization allowed players to wear shorts during practice rounds at its events. The PGA of America followed suit in 2017, announcing earlier […]

Why PGA could be Adam Scott’s last event of PGA Tour season

Next week’s PGA Championship could be the last time golf fans see Adam Scott compete on the PGA Tour this season. Scott’s wife, Marie, is expecting the couple’s second child on Aug. 19 and Scott is planning on skipping the first two FedEx Cup playoff events, Scott told the Golf Channel on Wednesday at the […]

McIlroy explains caddie firing ‘it was the right thing to do’

Rory McIlroy parted ways with longtime caddie J.P. Fitzgerald in order to “preserve a personal relationship” with his caddie of nine years, McIlroy said Wednesday while speaking to the media for the first time since the news broke Monday. “We had a lot of great times on and off the golf course,” McIlroy said during […]

Rory McIlroy set to have best man on bag for WGC-Bridgestone, PGA

With two of the year’s biggest tournaments in as many weeks and suddenly in need of a caddie, Rory McIlroy will reportedly call on the services of his best man. According to a Telegraph report, McIlroy will have friend Harry Diamond on his bag for this week’s WGC-Bridgestone and next week’s PGA Championship at Quail […]

Trump, honorary chairman of Presidents Cup

President Donald Trump was announced Monday by the PGA Tour as the honorary chairman for this year’s Presidents Cup. Trump will be the 11th worldwide leader to serve as chairman for the biennial matches, set to take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J. “It is a great honor for me […]

Langer on anchoring accusations: ‘It’s human to be jealous’

Bernhard Langer wants to make one thing clear: he is not a cheater. Langer, 59, is chasing his 10th senior major title this week at the Senior British Open at Royal Porthcawl. It will be Langer’s second start since the U.S. Senior Open, where the PGA Tour Champions money leader along with fellow Champions Tour […]

Dustin Johnson ‘still feeling the effects’ of Masters back injury

It has been more than three months since Dustin Johnson was forced to withdraw from the Masters after suffering a back injury slipping on a flight of stairs at his rental home. Johnson entered Augusta National having won three straight events, including two WGCs. And though he still is No. 1 in the world, he […]

Nicklaus says Spieth made-unbelievable decision to drop on range

You know you’ve done something special in golf when you can even impress the Golden Bear. Jack Nicklaus posted his extended thoughts about Jordan Spieth’s surreal British Open victory on social media late Sunday. The 18-time major champion talked about how impressed he was with Spieth’s win and how he got it done with that […]

Jordan Spieth wins British Open in spectacular fashion

Here is a recap of the final round of the British Open, played at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England: WINNER: This was really a surreal finish, here’s the best we can do to normalize it… Jordan Spieth battled Matt Kuchar, the elements and himself Sunday and overcame them all to win The 146th Open Championship […]

Spieth, Koepka, Kuchar co-lead at British Open

Here is a recap of the first round of the British Open, played at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England: LEADING: Jordan Spieth had a two-shot lead when he posted at 5-under 65 early in the day, but he would be caught by Brooks Koepka and later Matt Kuchar. Spieth actually had a short putt for […]

Jon Rahm, in another rules situation, avoids penalty Open

SOUTHPORT, England – Jon Rahm found himself in the middle of another rules situation Thursday at the British Open. But again, no penalty was assessed. Rahm was walking up to his ball before his second shot at the par-5 17th hole during his opening round at Royal Birkdale when he saw a 3-foot-long thorny vine, […]

British Open say no to shortcuts on Royal Birkdale’s ninth hole

SOUTHPORT, England – The decree came down from the R&A on Tuesday at Royal Birkdale: No shortcuts at this Open Championship. Specifically, the R&A put a stop to a trend it saw developing during Monday’s practice round: players hitting their tee shots from the ninth tee down the 10th fairway. This strategy allowed players to […]