Month: March 2019

Even by the vagaries of match play, this Matt Kuchar-Sergio Garcia story is as idiosyncratic as golf can get. For those that missed the Saturday fireworks at Austin C.C., Garcia and Kuchar were locked in a WGC-Match Play quarterfinal duel when things went awry at the par-3 seventh. Trailing Kuchar by one, Garcia missed a
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Elimination day at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play was electric, much of that due to the play of Tiger Woods. But there were plenty of other impressive performances from the rest of the field, including a particularly impressive one from a well-known major champion. And playoffs? Playoffs? You kidding me? Oh, we had playoffs. If
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Once again, pool play continued to provide golf fans with plenty of entertainment on Thursday at Austin Country Club. We had defending champion Bubba Watson calling out hecklers, Tiger Woods making what may be the par save of his life, a few marquee names get eliminated early and another sign of “progress” from Jordan Spieth.
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A new rule this year allowing golfers to putt with the flagstick in without incurring a penalty is generating serious debate among pros and amateurs. The USGA made the change to help speed up play, but some tour players are leaving the flagstick in because they believe it helps them make more putts. Is this
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As we’ve seen in the WGC-Dell Match Play’s no-longer-new format, the first three marathon days of round robin are action-packed. Wednesday at Austin Country Club was no different. There were “upsets”, matches that went the distance and a few very impressive performances from some of golf’s biggest stars. If you missed any of the action,
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Brandel Chamblee fired off a hot take on Twitter, saying LPGA rookie Anne Van Dam might have the best swing in golf. GolfWeek’s Beth Ann Nichols tweeted about Dam’s impressive length off the tee, (she’s No. 1 in driving distance, averaging 292 yards) and Chamblee responded with the below: https://twitter.com/chambleebrandel/status/1110354635649363969 We know what you’re thinking,
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Swing Sequence If you were to build the perfect power player, he’d look a lot like this guy. Tall and flexible, with long arms and wonderful rhythm, Dustin Johnson is built for speed. And now that his go-to tee shot is a controlled fade, he’s hitting more fairways, too. While DJ might seem to be
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Forget the NCAA Tournament. The real madness in March is happening on the PGA Tour. The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play pairings were announced Monday night, and though the reveal lacks the gravitas of college basketball’s selection show, the drama that lies ahead does not disappoint. (Actually, we take that back. While the Golf Channel presented
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