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 […]

Tiger Woods takes fresh approach to warming up … with driver

Tiger Woods has been a creature of habit for most of his career, but The Forecaddie hears that the 14-time major winner has made one change to his routine inspired by another legend who has battled a balky back. When Woods played with President Obama and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane last week at The […]

Shackelford: Why can’t Tiger or Phil still win a major?

If Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can still win majors, why can’t Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson? Practically ancient in the world of tennis, legends Federer and Nadal reasserted themselves in 2017. And that’s a sport where no one is supposed to win majors in their thirties. With both Woods and Mickelson seemingly healthy, 2018 […]

Blayne Barber’s caddie ‘stable, but still completely unaware

It’s been three days since Blayne Barber’s caddie, Cory Gilmer, was hospitalized after hitting his head in a serious fall Friday night in Hawaii. And according to Barber, doctors are continuing to search for answers. “Checked on Cory again tonight,” Barber tweeted late Sunday evening from Hawaii. “Not much has changed from this morning. He’s […]

Rory McIlroy: ‘I might play more times this year than any before

When Rory McIlroy returns to action this week in Abu Dhabi, it will be the start of what is shaping up to be a busy 2018 for the 28-year-old Northern Irishman. McIlroy will tee it up twice in the Middle East, beginning with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, which starts Thursday, and continuing with […]

Jason Thomas makes congratulatory call to Saban, who answers

When Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship last August at Quail Hollow, he received a congratulatory phone call from Alabama head football coach Nick Saban. Earlier this week, Thomas returned the favor after Saban won his fifth national championship with the Crimson Tide and sixth overall on Monday night in a 26-23 overtime victory over […]

Vonn rooting for ‘very stubborn’ Woods to win in latest comeback

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods may no longer be dating, but the Olympic skier said in 2016 that she still loved the 14-time major champion. So her latest comments should come as no surprise. Sports Illustrated profiled Vonn as she prepares for next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The piece looked into the […]

Brad Fritsch suspended by PGA for 3 months after PED violation

Canadian pro golfer Brad Fritsch was suspended from the PGA Tour for three months after violating the Tour’s ban on the use of performance-enhancing substances, the PGA Tour announced Monday. Fritsch self-reported this information after discovering that an ingredient in a supplement that he was taking was on the prohibited list. He has acknowledged his […]

Dustin Johnson rolls to 8-shot win at Tournament of Champions

Shame on anyone who wondered if Dustin Johnson might grow timid atop a leaderboard after blowing a six-shot advantage in the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in October. It should be clear by now that Johnson lives and plays in the moment and, at this moment, he’s the most dominant force in golf. Johnson […]

Fowler grabs attention with untucked Hawaiian shirt at Kapalua

Rickie Fowler offered a rare sight in Thursday’s opening round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions … an untucked shirt during play. Yes, untucked! An untucked Hawaiian shirt! Fowler fired a 4-under 69 in the attire at the Plantation Course at Kapalua to put himself in early contention. But his wardrobe certainly produced some chatter […]

Michael Campbell, who beat Woods at US Open, plans return to golf

While Tiger Woods made his latest comeback last month in the Bahamas, the player that beat Woods in the 2005 U.S. Open is planning a return of his own. Michael Campbell hasn’t played a pro tournament since he announce his retirment two-and-a-half years ago. But the 48-year-old Kiwi told Bunkered.co.uk that he plans to compete […]

All eyes fixed on Tiger in Hawaii – even though he isn’t there

KAPALUA, Hawaii – The PGA Tour rings in the new year at Kapalua for the 20th consecutive time. After all these years, the one moment that stands above all others was the titanic battle between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els in 2000. Both made eagle on the 18th hole to force a playoff. Both made […]

PGA Tour starts fundraising effort to help Lyle in cancer fight

If you’re looking for a reason to be optimistic about 2018, we’ve got some good news for you. The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that it has launched “January for Jarrod,” a fundraising effort to help Lyle and his family in paying the costs they face after he underwent a third bone marrow transplant for acute […]

What will Tiger Woods’ impact be in 2018?

For first-year golf writers hitting the holiday party circuit, two questions keep popping up. What’s it like to spend seven days at the Masters? What’s Tiger Woods going to do this year? Each is difficult to answer for different reasons. The Augusta National experience can not be sufficiently conveyed over small talk and appetizers. Tiger […]

Tiger Woods celebrates birthday with spearfishing trip

While we still don’t know where Tiger Woods will play golf next, we do know that he had quite the 42nd birthday. Woods posted Monday to Twitter two photos of him holding up some sizable fish. Judging by the caption, the spearfishing trip was a birthday present. Woods turned 42 on Dec. 30. Going back […]

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for golf’s big names in 2018

As 2018 charges toward us, we’ve been looking ahead plenty to the upcoming year in golf. That continues here. The PGA Tour season resumes next week at Kapalua, and we head into a 2018 full of promise in the world of golf as the young guns continue to thrive (and multiply) and Tiger Woods could […]

Dustin Johnson begins 2018 at No. 1; Tiger lurks at 656

Welcome, 2018. The New Year begins with a familiar face atop the Official World Golf Ranking: Dustin Johnson. That is not much of a surprise since Johnson has held the No. 1 spot for nearly a year. What may be more intriguing as 2018 begins is who isn’t in the top 10 of the OGWR: Jason Day and […]

Tiger Woods announces split with coach Chris Como

Tiger Woods announced Friday he is parting ways with swing coach Chris Como. The two have been working together since 2014, most recently re-tooling his swing after a fourth back surgery prior to the Hero World Challenge. “Since my fusion surgery I have been working hard to relearn my own body and golf swing,” Woods […]

Kiradech Aphibarnrat WDs from event to secure 2018 Masters spot

Kiradech Aphibarnrat seemed to secure his 2018 Masters ticket last week by closing in eagle for a solo-fifth showing at the Indonesian Masters. But apparently he needed to do one more thing, and it involved not hitting a golf shot at all. The Thai player has withdrawn from the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship, an Asian Development Tour event, […]

Designer Woods appears in fine form mentally, physically in Cabo

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – A relaxed crowd of guests and residents at Diamante spent an hour watching Tiger Woods hit shot after shot flawlessly, powerfully, at a clinic here. The setting, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was his newly designed and opened 12-hole short course, The Oasis. It was less an instructional clinic than a stunning […]

Justin Thomas: 2018 ‘will be a great year’ for Tiger Woods

Now that Tiger Woods is back, can the 14-time major winner make it 15 major titles and slip on a fifth green jacket this April? Defending PGA Tour Player of the Year Justin Thomas thinks so. “If he’s healthy, there’s no reason he wouldn’t,” Thomas said Monday during a teleconference for the Sentry Tournament of […]

Lesson with Tiger nets $210K to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

Two golfers will share a private golf lesson with Tiger Woods, while delivering some much-needed aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The lesson with Woods was one of several auction items sold Monday that helped to raise more than $1 million via the Hurricane Harvey Relief Pro-Am. The lesson for two with Woods sold for […]

Justin Rose to host 2018 British Masters at Walton Heath

The 2018 British Masters will take place at England’s Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey south of London, tournament host Justin Rose announced Wednesday. “Walton Heath is a golf course I really, really enjoy playing,” Rose said, via National Club Golfer. “In fact I love it.” The course played host to the Ryder Cup in […]

Golf will no longer accept input from fans on rules violations

Golf’s governing bodies have a message for armchair rules officials who reach for the phone whenever they think they’ve spotted a rules violation in a televised tournament: “Don’t bother. We got this.” Effective Jan. 1, the U.S. Golf Association, R&A and the game’s major professional tours no longer will accept calls and emails from fans […]

Sharma follows Rory McIlroy’s footsteps with Joburg Open victory

Shubhankar Sharma followed in Rory McIlroy’s footsteps to achieve two firsts at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg: He won his first European Tour event and earned his debut start in the Open Championship. Sharma became the first player since McIlroy to convert a 20-under-par 54-hole score into victory. McIlroy achieved that feat in the 2015 […]

5 key takeaways from Tiger Woods’ latest comeback

NASSAU, Bahamas – He came, he saw, he conquered … okay, so maybe he didn’t completely conquer, as Rickie Fowler clipped him by 10 shots. But Tiger Woods’ comeback at the Hero World Challenge off a 10-month layoff cannot be deemed anything but highly successful. Here are five takeaways: 5. His speed is there The part […]

Where does Tiger go from here? Potential pre-Masters schedule

Now that Tiger Woods has completed his first tournament after returning from a 10-month absence and fourth back surgery, it’s time to start looking at Woods’ playing schedule for the first part of 2018. Woods hasn’t revealed what tournaments he plans to play next despite being asked multiple times this week in the Bahamas, where […]

Tiger Woods shocks Patrick Reed with distance

NASSAU, Bahamas — For three days now, Tiger Woods has whetted the appetites of a hopeful golf world with some inspiring images. On Saturday, videos of his effortless and powerful swing emerged from a round of golf in Florida with President Donald Trump, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and longtime Tour player Brad Faxon. On […]

Woods relaxed in final tune-up as players interested about return

NASSAU, Bahamas – Tiger Woods moved one step closer to his return to competitive golf after a 10-month hiatus on Wednesday at the Hero World Challenge. He finished 18 holes of a very low-key pro-am pain-free at Albany Golf Club and said once the curtain fell on his evening pro-am dinner, he’d be “all locked […]

Brad Faxon’s takeaways from a round with Tiger Woods, Trump

I got a call Sunday from my good friend David Trout, the Director of Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, where I’m a member. He said President Trump was going to be playing with Tiger Woods and asked if I would play in the group. I said, ‘absolutely.’ David was initially going to […]

Tiger Woods’ expectations tempered entering Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods is set to address the media at 10:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday in the Bahamas. But first Woods went on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, along with Dustin Johnson, to speak with Todd Lewis. Woods, 41, will play his first competitive golf round since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February and […]

Tiger Woods loses No. 1 spot in prize money winnings in sports

As Tiger Woods remains on the sidelines (but not for long!), he has been passed in yet another metric. As Forbes reports, the 14-time major champion has been surpassed on the all-time prize money list in individual sports. Rodger Federer is the new No. 1 after a victory in his second group match at the […]

Horschel calls out Chamblee after comments about Tiger’s swing

The swing analysis game, especially when it comes to Tiger Woods, can be a tricky one. Few know this more than Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, who has often offered his (unfettered) opinions about Woods’ swing. Chamblee’s criticism of the swing on the right (Woods’ 2013 action) piqued the interest of Billy Horschel. The four-time […]