Nate Lashley earned a living working in real estate after college, and like most people in that field he is keenly aware of the credo, “Location, location, location.” Now 36 years old and in his second year on the PGA Tour, Lashley is more concerned with the location of his approach shots, and at the
Stop me if you’ve heard this before—particularly close readers of our weekly PGA Tour prize-money recaps—but a six-stroke lead would seem to be a pretty comfortable advantage for Chez Reavie Nate Lashley as he enters the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on Sunday.
Journeyman Nate Lashley’s ascent to the top of the leader board at Detroit Golf Club has been the story of the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic. And it will continue to be come Sunday night should the 36-year-old former University of Arizona golfer, who tragically lived through the death of his parents and girlfriend while in
Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly are long-time friends and foes and Madison, Wis., residents, who five days after vying for one title are engaged in a chase for a bigger prize, the U.S. Senior Open. Stricker followed his opening-round 62 with a six-under par 64 on the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame in South
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A cold putter couldn’t keep Gary Nicklaus from advancing to the weekend in the U.S. Senior Open and extending a family gathering here in this famous university town. Playing in just his fourth event this year since rejoining the professional ranks, Nicklaus birdied his final hole Friday for a one-over 71
Michelle Wie has had a difficult season in 2019, after having surgery on her wrist in October of 2018. Pain in her wrist has led to her withdrawing from the HSBC Women’s World Championship in February, where she was defending. She didn’t come back until April, for the ANA Inspiration. Wie played the LOTTE Championship,
It’s not be an easy road for Anthony Trudel. In 2017, the then-11-year-old was suffering from massive headaches, prompting a visit to a Parkland, Fla. hospital. Within hours of the visit, Trudel and his family would learn he had a tumor on his brain. “His world was turned upside down,” says Trudel’s mother, Daniela. Anthony
For the first time since 1951, the Open Championship will take place in Northern Ireland as the event makes its return Royal Portrush in County Antrim. The last time the Open was staged there it was won by England’s Max Faulkner, who posted a three-under 285 total to win by two over Argentina’s Antonio Cerdá.
ABOUT Thousands of golf instructors around the world have trusted Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Dave Phillips and his TPI Performance Center for elite-level training that helps players develop a swing that works best with their physical capabilities. The techniques and strategies Phillips uses in that training form the foundation for this six-part series, “The
Kevin Tway’s development from a U.S. Junior Amateur champion to an All-American at Oklahoma State to a winner on the PGA Tour can be traced to lessons from his father, 1986 PGA Championship winner Bob Tway. But there have been plenty of other influences along the way, says coach E.J. Pfister. “He’s been hanging out
The top of the U.S. Senior Open leader board has not changed in a year, courtesy of David Toms, the defending champion. Toms began his title defense with an eight-under par 62 Thursday at Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Late in the day, Steve Stricker matched Toms’ 62 to share
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – One day after showing some reluctance talking about his age, Tom Watson couldn’t get to the subject fast enough Thursday at the U.S. Senior Open. The oldest player in the field, Watson shot his age in the first round at the Warren Course at Notre Dame, carding a one-under 69. The
When it comes to selecting a pair of golf-specific sunglasses, it can be tricky to find quality shades that also look good. Selecting the ideal pair of golf sunglasses is about shape, coverage and lens technology, so pay attention. Be sure to pick a pair that blocks harmful UV light (UVA/UVB). Most top brands in
And then there was one. Thanks to the PGA Tour’s new schedule, the British Open is now the fourth and final men’s major championship of the season. Also confusing things is the fact the tournament won’t be played in Great Britain for just the second time ever meaning rigid golf fans are going to be
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – As he approaches his 70th birthday, Tom Watson has lost more than a few things. He just hasn’t lost his sense of humor. “I’m losing my hair, I’m losing my hearing, and I’m losing my distance off the tee,” Watson said Wednesday at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, where
You’re forgiven if you’re suffering from a bit of a major championship hangover. Golfers are fighting along with golf fans. Brooks Koepka admitted as much last week, saying he was tired after two rounds at the Travelers. The new schedule has its advantages for being action-packed from April through June. Now we hit a lull
Throughout Phil Mickelson’s 28 years as a pro, swing gurus, stats nerds and armchair psychologists have all taken stabs at the reasons for his brilliance. It has been a losing battle. The Paleo diet, martial-arts classes and amazing short game aren’t everything, and the puzzle of his career is clearly more complex. At age 49
Of the many new co-workers we’ve met since Golf Digest was acquired by Discovery last month, only one (as far as we know) has won two professional golf tournaments, and even had a brief stint as a character in a golf video game. As a producer and correspondent for GOLFTV, Henni Zuël has been the
Lululemon isn’t technically a golf clothing company, but one of the best female golfers in the world is now wearing their gear on the course. Lydia Ko is a Lululemon elite ambassador. Though Lululemon doesn’t have a ‘golf’ section on its website, Ko, who does yoga, says the fit makes more sense than you’d think.
The BMW Championship, one of the PGA Tour’s three FedEx Cup Playoff events, will have a new name in 2020, a source confirmed to Golf Digest on Tuesday. The luxury automaker’s contract with the tour and Western Golf Association runs through this year’s tournament in August at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago, and the source
The PGA Tour heads to Detroit this week for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, one of the two brand-new tournaments on the schedule. The event, which is part of the Open Championship Qualifying Series and will have two spots available to players not already exempt, will be played at Detroit Golf Club, a 7,294-yard Donald Ross
The Tour Edge Hot Launch 4 metalwoods, specifically the new driver, pursue a technological stretch few companies are willing to make. It’s not an extremely high moment of inertia for stability and better ball speed on off-center hits. But yes, it does that. It’s not a unique weight-saving shape and extended cup face. But yes,
David Toms was never a fan of Notre Dame, understandably so. For Toms, an LSU zealot, that 55-yard, game-winning, gut-wrenching touchdown pass with 35 seconds left in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day 2018 probably is still a festering wound. “I was never a lover of all things Notre Dame,” Toms said, maybe not
Stanford won its eighth NCAA Championship this May when it knocked off Texas at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. If NCAA president Mark Emmert is to be believed, it’s a title the Cardinal might not be competing for much longer. Earlier this year, two California state senators introduced a bill known as the “Fair
Tommy Fleetwood has accomplished a lot in the last three years. In 2017, playing mostly on the European Tour, he won twice en route to winning the tour’s Race To Dubai title and, while he was at it, threw in a fourth-place finish at Erin Hills in the U.S. Open and finished second to Dustin
The Srixon Q-Star’s two-piece construction isn’t what you would think of for a tour-level ball, but a deeper look into the design reveals some of the same guiding technologies found in the company’s tour-played Z-Star and Z-Star XV balls. While the ionomer-covered Q-Star won’t ever be a choice of elite players who prefer the versatility
CROMWELL, Conn. — All that practice Joaquin Niemann was doing with a beach ball between his legs last week at TPC River Highlands, well, it looks to have paid off. The 20-year-old matched his best career finish on the PGA Tour with a tie for fifth at the Travelers Championship on Sunday. More important, perhaps,
Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of June 24. Green wins Women’s PGA Hannah Green was traversing the waters
The closing hole on the Golfclub Munchen Eichenreid course is a 568-yard par 5 that doglegs sharply right-to-left around a water hazard. As such it is not a hole that suits Andrea Pavan. Not up to hitting driver, the 30-year-old Italian used his trusty 3-wood from that 18th tee six times during the BMW International
CHASKA, Minn. — On Saturday night, Hannah Green, a relatively unknown from Australia, was leading the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, same as the Wikipedia-less LPGA pro had been after the first and second rounds. You might be asking, why didn’t we write a piece explaining who exactly is the 22-year-old days ago?