Rory McIlroy expects better out of himself in his next 10 years

Rory McIlroy has been a professional golfer for nearly 10 years. In that time he has won four major championships among his 22 worldwide titles, played on four European Ryder Cup teams with three wins, and held the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. So how does McIlroy, now […]

Horschel’s wife help others by sharing story of her alcoholism

When Billy Horschel won the AT&T Byron Nelson last month, he called it his most emotional victory to date. When asked after his win over Jason Day in a playoff to elaborate why, Horschel respectfully declined. “Not at this time,” Horschel said. “Just life gets in the way sometimes and, you know, it’s truly special […]

John Daly’s son makes first ace at Stacy Lewis’ AJGA event

In case you didn’t know, John Daly’s son is quite the young golfer. John Patrick Daly II, who goes by Little John, is part of the high school graduating class of 2021 and he’s competing on the American Junior Golf Association, considered by many to be the top junior tour in the country. On Tuesday […]

Phil Mickelson, Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay mutually part ways

After 25 years, Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie, Jim “Bones” Mackay, are parting ways. “After 25 very rewarding and memorable years, Bones and I have mutually decided to end our player-caddie relationship,” Mickelson said in a statement obtained by Golfweek. “Our decision is not based on a single incident. We just feel it’s the […]

What it takes to conquer the grueling test that is the U.S. Open

ERIN, Wis. – Curtis Strange wasn’t born to contend in U.S. Opens – it only seemed that way. It helped that he drove the ball on a string, but there were many elements that he had to add to his repertoire in order to become a completely feared competitor at the U.S. Open. Strange, now […]

USGA is cutting down rough and Rory McIlroy is not happy

ERIN, Wis. – Kevin Na fumed, Lee Westwood mocked and in an 11th-hour U.S. Open course setup decision, the U.S. Golf Association ordered a weedwacking of some of Erin Hills’ densest native roughs. According to USGA officials, the fourth, 12th, 14th and 18th holes received a trimming in anticipation of forecasted storms that are expected […]

Pieces are in place for Rory McIlroy to make major run at US Open

The tapestry that has become his life has been slowly, and quite nicely, stitching together for Rory McIlroy, the wunderkind from Northern Ireland who has grown up before our eyes. He is 28 now, a man’s man, even if we may view him forever as that precocious little freckled lad chipping balls into the home […]

Shark on Tiger: ‘I hope he finds himself’

DUBLIN, Ohio – Greg Norman, the man second to Tiger Woods in most weeks spent atop the Official World Golf Ranking, said he hopes that Woods gets himself into a better place because “nobody, nobody, likes to see that happen to anybody.” Woods, 41, was arrested in Jupiter, Fla., early Monday and charged with driving […]

Jack Nicklaus on Tiger Woods: ‘He needs our help

Jack Nicklaus Tuesday offered his thoughts on Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest, voicing support and concern. “I feel bad for Tiger. Tiger’s a friend. He’s been great for the game of golf. He needs our help. I wish him well,” Nicklaus said during a press conference for The Memorial Tournament, which begins Thursday at Muirfield Village […]

Tiger Woods on arrest: ‘Alcohol was not involved’

Tiger Woods said alcohol was not involved in his arrest Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla., according to a statement released Monday evening, less than 24 hours after Woods was booked into the Palm Beach Country Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” Woods […]

Shackelford: Tiger Woods’ legacy is on line after DUI arrest

Tiger Woods, perhaps this will snap you out of this nearly eight-year funk: you’re in danger of being remembered as a fire-hydrant crashing, surgery-prone drunk who should have been the greatest to ever play golf. Those 14 majors won as technology nullified your greatness? The 79 PGA Tour wins in an era when 15 gets […]

Stenson, Rose show loyalty to Euro Tour; Sergio not so much

VIRGINIA WATER, England – Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose have turned up for the $7 million BMW PGA Championship out of a deep sense of loyalty to the European Tour. Pity Masters winner Sergio Garcia doesn’t feel the same way. Rose has been a firm supporter of the European Tour’s flagship tournament, although he did […]

Tiger Woods hasn’t ‘felt this good in years,’ vows return to golf

Tiger Woods posted an update on his recovery from surgery Wednesday on his website, saying “I haven’t felt this good in years.” He was also firm in his resolve to return to pro golf, as well. “I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again,” he wrote. Woods underwent his fourth back […]

Billy Horschel’s wife reveals her battle with alcoholism

Now we know why Billy Horschel’s victory Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson was so poignant. Horschel beat Jason Day in a playoff to win the event in Texas. Monday, Horschel’s wife, Brittany, told her Twitter followers about her bout with alcoholism. Horschel, 30, made a vague reference Sunday to off-the-course problems. “Life gets in […]

Lexi Thompson ends rules flap with record win at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Lexi Thompson hopes she can finally put the ANA Inspiration rules flap behind her with Sunday’s win in the Kingsmill Championship. Thompson shot her third 6-under 65 on Sunday to finish off a nearly flawless wire-to-wire victory in the Kingsmill Championship with a tournament-record 20-under 264 total. She broke the record of […]

Poulter-Chamblee feud added high-octane fuel to The Players

Forget about the Hatfields and McCoys. Golf has the Poulters and the Chamblees, each side digging in deep after Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee questioned, ahem, Poulter’s fortitude down the stretch of The Players on Sunday evening on site on the set. (Had they a chance to do it all again, perhaps the founders of […]

At 41, Pat Perez still fired up to prove his doubters wrong

Ask Pat Perez something – anything – and the veteran PGA Tour player does not flinch. Ever. Yes, Patrick P. Perez always will let you know how he’s feeling, and what’s on his mind. Refreshing. This time last season, Perez was recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He didn’t […]

Rory McIlroy: MRI finds no new injuries

Rory McIlroy suffered a “low-grade response” to the rib injury he suffered earlier this year but did not experience any new injuries last week, it was reported Monday. McIlroy told reporters during The Players Championship that he was having the MRI to determine the cause of the back pain he suffered during the tournament. Ewan […]

Si Woo Kim, 21, becomes youngest winner of The Players

Si Woo Kim should have his name under the radar no longer. The South Korean broke out on the PGA Tour last, winning the Wyndham Championship in his rookie season for his first victory on the circuit. Now he takes the Players Championship for his second PGA Tour victory. Oh, did we forget to mention […]

Adidas sells TaylorMade Golf for $425 million to KPS Capital

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Adidas has agreed to sell TaylorMade Golf to a newly formed affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, LP for $425 million, the sports apparel giant said in a news release. The New York-based KPS Capital Partners manages $5.3 billion in global assets in manufacturing and industrial companies, including automotive parts and […]

At Players, the Sergio Garcia lovefest rolls on

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – One month after his final, glorious birdie putt had vanished from sight on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club, delivering a crisply pressed green jacket that he had waited nearly two decades to wear, Sergio Garcia and the El Nino Lovefest Tour have moved south, to The Players. […]

Rory McIlroy signs on to play TaylorMade equipment, ball

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Rory McIlroy, the four-time major winner ranked No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, announced at TPC Sawgrass he has signed a long-term endorsement contract with TaylorMade. McIlroy had played Nike golf clubs and balls from 2013 until last season, and he will continue to wear Nike clothing and […]

Rory on Sergio Garcia’s Masters win ‘I cried. It was unbelievable

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Rory McIlroy showed up to Augusta, Ga., last month trying to land the final piece in his historic quest to land a career Grand Slam. The Masters is the only championship he is missing, and he tied for seventh. Will McIlroy cry on that day in the future that he […]

PGA Tour offers live virtual reality of No17 at The Players

After all these years of watching The Players Championship, you probably think that you’ve seen the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass’ Players Stadium Course from every possible vantage point. You thought wrong. The PGA Tour will offer live virtual-reality coverage of the 17th holes during all four rounds of The Players May 11-14. The live […]

Fully-healthy Dustin Johnson returns at Wells Fargo Classic

World No. 1-ranked player Dustin Johnson is back on the PGA Tour this week and said Wednesday he is fully healthy heading into the Wells Fargo Classic. “I’m feeling good, healthy. I can’t complain. I haven’t played much or done a whole of practicing. Body’s all good. Glad to be back out playing again,” he […]

USGA R&A may take action amid concern over greenreading materials

The USGA and R&A are reviewing the increasing use of green-reading materials, such as detailed greens maps, and may take action. The entities issued a joint statement Monday morning in the middle of a PGA Tour playoff at the Zurich Classic addressing the issue. The maps and greens books have been associated with slow play […]

Jonas Blixt, Cameron Smith win Zurich Classic on 4th playoff hole

Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt won the Zurich Classic after four holes of sudden-death playoff Monday at TPC Louisiana. Smith rolled in a short birdie putt at 18 to secure the win over Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, who forced a playoff Sunday night on Kisner’s eagle hole out. The two teams traded pars for […]

USGA accepts 9,485 entries for 2017 U.S. Open

A total of 9,485 entries have been accepted by the USGA for the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis., from June 15-18. That is the fifth-highest number of entries and includes golfers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 66 foreign countries. Also included in the field are 11 […]

Ben Crane pays up; says he and Berger are “all good”

Ben Crane long has carried a reputation for playing slow, and this week, he was targeted on Twitter by fellow pro Tom Gillis about paying slow, too. The issue at hand? A reported $6,000 that Crane had lost in a putting contest earlier this year. On Thursday at TPC New Orleans, news emerged that the […]

Rory McIlroy marries Erica Stoll in beautiful ceremony

According to multiple outlets, the wedding of Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll went off without a hitch Saturday. E! news and the Daily Mirror, among other outlets, have reported that the couple is now married after a luxurious ceremony Saturday at Ashford Castle in Ireland. As Golfweek noted earlier, with a reported intense level of […]

Kevin Chappell drains birdie putt to earn 1st PGA Tour win at Valero Texas Open

Here is a recap of Sunday’s final round of the 2017 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course in San Antonio, Texas: WINNER: The monkey’s finally off his back: Kevin Chappell is a PGA Tour winner. The 30-year-old had six runner-up finishes and three thirds on his PGA Tour resume but no […]

Vijay Singh, Carlos Franco win team-format Bass Pro Shop Legends of Golf

Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco paired up to win the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shop Legends of Golf Sunday at the Top of the Rock Par-3 course. Singh and Franco finished 15 under and shot 12 under in the second and final round of the rain-shortened event, originally slated for three rounds. The par-3 […]

Column: Tiger Woods future fades faster with latest back surgery

The PGA Tour is back in Texas this week, and so, too, is Tiger Woods. Only while most Tour pros in the state are competing at the Valero Texas Open, Woods, at 41, is planning yet another rehab after undergoing what he termed “successful” back surgery to alleviate pain in his back and leg. This […]

Rory McIlroy wedding, bachelor party details emerge

Rory McIlroy’s wedding is likely coming soon, and it appears it’ll be quite an event to attend. The Belfast Telegraph reports McIlroy and Erica Stoll will get married Saturday at Ashford Castle in Ireland. The pair has previously spent two New Year’s Eves at the five-star luxury hotel, one of the country’s most exclusive wedding […]

Caroline Wozniacki fires back at Rory McIlroy: ‘He must move on’

Did Caroline Wozniacki hear about the swipe Rory McIlroy took at her in a recent interview? Yeah … you bet she did. McIlroy, currently engaged to former PGA of America employee Erica Stoll, was formerly Wozniacki’s fiance before breaking off the relationship in 2014 shortly after sending out wedding invitations. In the second part of […]

What Sergio Garcia said after winning the 2017 Masters

Sergio Garcia is now a major champion after capturing the 2017 Masters in a playoff over Justin Rose. The 37-year-old waited so long for this and now the day is finally here. What did Garcia have to say after capturing that first major in epic fashion? Oh, a whole lot. Here’s the best of what […]

Sergio Garcia finally gets his major, winning Masters after epic duel

We can all say it now, it’s real: Sergio Garcia is a major champion. And oh man, there are few golfers who got that major monkey off their back in grander fashion than Garcia did. The Spaniard needed a semi-miracle just to stay within two of the lead with five to play Sunday at the […]

Dustin Johnson uncertain for Masters after falling down stairs

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Masters favorite Dustin Johnson is on the clock, facing a 2:03 p.m. Thursday tee time at Augusta National after a serious fall injured his lower back Wednesday afternoon. It remains uncertain if Johnson, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, will be able to play this weekend. “At roughly 3pm today, Dustin […]

Unflappable Jordan Spieth meets Masters return with mixed emotions

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jordan Spieth stood on the tee at the short and feisty 12th hole Tuesday at Augusta National, staring down the diminutive spot that ripped a green jacket off his shoulders a year ago, and then knocked his approach 1 foot from the flagstick. Kick-in birdie. “I really could have used that one […]

What Danny Willett put on the menu for 2017 Masters Champions Dinner

Danny Willett’s Masters Champions Dinner menu is out! The Englishman and 2016 Masters champion, Willett revealed his menu for Tuesday night’s dinner on Tuesday morning. The menu will include a traditional English fare: mini cottage pies, prime rib, roasted potatoes and vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding and gravy. For dessert, Willett selected apple crumble with vanilla […]

From patron to player, Tommy Fleetwood set for Masters debut

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The first time Tommy Fleetwood came to Augusta National was in 2014 when he came as a patron, ranked 105th in the world with aspirations of getting back to the Masters the next year, only as a competitor. He wanted to lay his eyes on the tall pines, perfectly-manicured grass, stunning undulations […]

Bryson DeChambeau doing his part to promote kidney health, donation during Donate Life Month

April is Donate Life Month and to celebrate, Bryson DeChambeau is teaming up with the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic to help raise funds and promote kidney health and donation. DeChambeau will take part in the NKF Birdie Challenge during the month of April. During starts at the Shell Houston Open, RBC Heritage, Valero Texas […]

Padraig Harrington: Rory McIlroy is ‘the only one capable’ of beating DJ at Augusta right now

Even more than a week out from play starting at the 2017 Masters, the question lingers: Can anyone beat Dustin Johnson at Augusta National? Yes, Johnson’s record at the Masters isn’t perfect, as he’s posted just two top-10 finishes in seven starts. But those top 10s were a T-6 (2015) and T-4 (2016), as in […]

The fastest – and slowest – golfers on the PGA Tour, according to players

Last week, Sports Illustrated/Golf.com released its annual anonymous player poll. Among the questions: Who is the fastest player on Tour? Who is the slowest player on Tour? The fastest is a tie between Matt Every and the player polled, as 18 percent of the 50 polled players chose Every and 18 percent picked themselves. The […]

Five players shoot 64 in Monday qualifier – and don’t even qualify for Shell Houston Open

How low were scores during the Shell Houston Open’s Monday qualifier at Cypresswood Golf Club’s Tradition Course? So low that six players shot 8-under 64 Monday in Spring, Texas – and five of them didn’t even earn a spot in this week’s PGA Tour field. Riley Arp of Scottsdale, Ariz., fired a 10-under 62 to […]

Why Brandt Snedeker rushed to Golf Galaxy and bought a ‘new’ putter for Match Play

Brandt Snedeker may have lost his opening match to Will McGirt Wednesday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, but the loss wasn’t Snedeker’s only worry. According to Golf Channel, Snedeker noticed the head was loose on his putter while warming up Wednesday morning on the practice green. He played the match, which McGirt won 2 […]

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy fall at Match Play but still have hope in round-robin format

Three years ago, Jordan Spieth would have been back in Dallas for an early dinner and Rory McIlroy would be returning to his Florida home. Three years ago, the city of Austin would be lowering the Lone Star flags and turning its attention to the rodeo. Mercifully, knockout match play was retired three years ago, […]

Jason Day steps away from golf to help mom with cancer fight

One week after we celebrated the passing of a King in Florida, life knocked loudly on the door once again on the PGA Tour, casting a solemn shadow on the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Jason Day, the former World No. 1 who now sits at No. 3, walked off the golf course after six holes […]

LPGA legend Betsy King vows to raise $10 million for bringing clean water to Africa

One thousand children die each day from a waterborne disease. LPGA Hall of Famer Betsy King has devoted the last decade of her life to help stop what’s still a little-known crisis in the developing world through her Golf Fore Africa charity. On World Water Day, March 22, King announced her commitment to raise $10 […]