If you’re wondering why a player of prodigious talent like Tony Finau has a lone PGA Tour win to his record (at an alternate event, no less), a glance at his short-game statistics should deliver the answer. Though few are better off the tee than Big Tone, the 29-year-old has ranked outside the top 100
John Daly’s use of a golf cart at the PGA Championship ended up being one of the wildest, most unexpected headlines from Bethpage Black. The 53-year-old and 1991 PGA champion was granted use of the cart under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) with osteoarthritis in his right knee. As a past winner of the
The drama departments at either of these universities could not have staged a production more compelling than that delivered by the Duke and Wake Forest women’s golf teams on Wednesday. Yet in the end, well, dynasties are dynasties for a reason, and Duke rallied from behind to win its seventh NCAA women’s championship in overtime,
With so many great players in today’s game, one could argue it’s more difficult than ever to predict who will win golf’s four men’s major championships. Then again, one could also argue it’s getting pretty easy considering the historical tear Brooks Koepka is on right now. The 29-year-old star is currently the two-time defending champ
The archives of Golf Digest read like a time capsule of sport, culture and journalism in golf. Thumbing through the pages you’ll see young stars rise to greatness and game improvement tips that still hold true today. The covers serve as retro windows into golf history. Golf Digest SELECT teamed up with Lie + Loft
When in February the PGA Tour changed its dress code to allow shorts during practice rounds and pro-ams, players immediately—and happily—exposed their knees to the breeze. Dare they hope, however for still more ventilation? Would there be a day when the world’s greatest golfers play in “knee length, tailored and neat” shorts during tournament rounds?
How far back does déjà vu apply? At the NCAA Women’s Championship, it can be as short as a few days, or as long as a year. For the third time in 72 hours, thunderstorms interrupted play at Blessing Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., forcing the NCAA D-I Women’s Golf Committee to once again tinker
And just like that, two major championships are in the books, and the third is just three weeks away. The heart of the golf season has a way of flying by. But let’s not jump too far ahead. This week, the PGA Tour makes its final stop in Texas at Colonial Country Club in Fort
L.A.B. Golf’s new Blad.1 putter continues the same unique approach to putter design that it debuted with the Directed Force oversized mallet introduced in early 2016, but it’s added one crucial element: A shape that’s as simple as the Directed Force is complex. But that doesn’t mean the Blad.1, which is kind of a modern
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It felt like a foregone conclusion when the NCAA Women’s Championship began last Friday that University of Arkansas senior Maria Fassi would win the individual title. Sure, nothing is a given in golf, and there were any number of capable players competing at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark., in the finale of the 2018-’19
The PGA Championship was easily one of the most stylish majors we’ve seen in a while. The trend of 1990’s-inspired apparel is gaining in popularity in the PGA Tour fashion world with striking colors, fun patterns and old-school silhouettes showing up across the field. From joggers to Jordans, prints to pastels, players are having a
When it comes to the promise of playing better golf, we freely admit that hyperbole occasionally creeps into our headlines. That said, this isn’t one of those times. You might not have Brooks Koepka’s biceps or ball-striking ability; his swagger or swing speed, but there are things he does on the golf course that you
After winning a fourth major in eight tries at Bethpage Black, it’s no surprise that Brooks Koepka opened as the betting favorite ahead of next month’s U.S. Open. How much respect he initially got from oddsmakers, though, was eye-opening. So much so that there’s already been a lot of movement at one Vegas sportsbook. RELATED:
Golf has been blessed with tremendous theater on its biggest stages so far in 2019. Unfortunately, viewers have missed some of its most critical scenes. At the Masters, CBS drew heat for failing to show what proved to be one of the decisive shots of the tournament. Despite his double at the 12th, Francesco Molinari
Brooks Koepka got lucky on Sunday. The luck wasn’t in the fact that he hung on for dear life to win his second-straight PGA Championship. It wasn’t in any of the 74 shots he needed to get around brutally difficult Bethpage Black three days after shooting 63 on the same course—albeit under strikingly different conditions.
The Ping G410 LST expands the company’s G410 driver lineup by offering a low-spin option, but it does not move away from the company’s focus on stability on off-center hits, or what’s known as high moment of inertia (MOI). The two ideas—a driver with low-spin and high MOI—sometimes work at cross purposes because to get
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — At around 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bethpage Black, Harold Varner III could be seen speed walking from the range to the first tee. It was clear he was jacked up, as he should have been. Varner was playing in the final pairing of the 101st PGA Championship alongside Brooks Koepka, a
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Following Saturday’s third round at the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka, who had just shot 70 to retain his seven-shot lead, was asked about the fans at Bethpage Black. The welcomed Spring sun on Long Island mixed with plenty off adult beverages made for a raucous scene, one that even included boos for
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—The opening odds for Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship were 15/1. That figure has slightly dropped heading into Sunday’s final round at Bethpage Black. For those that haven’t watched the proceedings this week on Long Island, Koepka has turned in a performance that has evoked Tiger circa 2000 comparisons. The 29-year-old shot a
Unfortunately, for fans hoping for some compelling theater on Sunday at Bethpage Black, they aren’t going to get it. Brooks Koepka has locked this thing up and thrown the key all the way into the Long Island sound. He leads by a whopping seven strokes heading into the final round, and will almost surely win
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Sunday at the PGA Championship is shaping up to be an 18-hole coronation for Brooks Koepka, although contrary to popular belief, they are going to ask everybody to put their pegs in the ground and play a little golf. And even if it is one big Brooks fest at Bethpage Black, Harold
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—Eighty-two players made the cut at the 2019 PGA Championship, but all eyes will be on just one man on Saturday. Brooks Koepka ended second-round play with a seven-shot lead over the field, an advantage that doesn’t seem to convey the disparity in play between Koepka and his competitors. Yet, while Koepka seems to
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — No, you weren’t having deja vu on Friday. Brooks Koepka really did torch Bethpage Black for the second day in a row. But fear not, our degenerate friends. A runaway does NOT mean there aren’t plenty of wagers to still be made. How else are you supposed to make the weekend interesting?
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — What do you say after Brooks Koepka bruised, battered and bludgeoned Bethpage Black with rounds of 63-65 for the lowest 36-hole total in major-championship history? Maybe this: Try a word that doesn’t begin with “b.” OK, here goes: Koepka leads by seven shots over Jordan Spieth (second-round 66) and Adam Scott (64)
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—The range was unusually quiet on Day 2 at the 2019 PGA Championship. During tournament rounds, the practice area doesn’t have the same chatter as the early week. There are fewer jokes, more Trackman checks. All the catch-up conversations have been had. But at Bethpage Black’s temporary range on Friday morning, the mood was
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Thursday’s exhibition by Brooks Koepka at Bethpage Black might go down as one of the best rounds of 2019. And we’re only one round into the year’s second major. Koepka’s course-record and tournament-low 63 bettered the field scoring average by more than 10 strokes (the first-round stroke average was 73.064). Sure, there
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Like Tiger Woods, Danny Lee had a back injury that once had him questioning his PGA Tour future. Unlike Woods, Lee contemplated trying his hand in the food business if things didn’t get better. “I think it happened at the third playoff event in Boston,” Lee said recounting his injury in 2017.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—There are 156 players in the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. But on Thursday morning, all eyes are on one competitor. Granted, Tiger Woods has been the eye of the sport since he told the world hello in 1996. However, the latest iteration of Tiger-mania ramped up to 10 following the 43-year-old’s triumph
Survive and advance is the motto of every men’s team that qualified for the NCAA Regionals. It’s easier said than done. Just ask Georgia Tech coach Bruce Heppler. In his 24 years with the Yellow Jackets, Heppler’s charges have never missed out making it to Regionals. But for the past three years, his teams have