News

There are approximately 20 phases to a modern Ryder Cup cycle—scholars disagree on the exact total—and while I won’t bore you by listing them out here, I will say that somewhere around Phase 9 or 10, there is a three-day golf exhibition. The rest of the phases revolve around this event, and they range from
0 Comments
One of the ironies of 2018 is that Captain America could have used a good shushing. For all of the deeds Patrick Reed accomplished this year, it’s his words that linger. Too bad, considering there is no shortage of deeds to define Reed’s season. There were the five birdies in the first seven holes Sunday
0 Comments
Mel Reid, a three-time member of the European Solheim Cup team, took to Twitter to announce publicly her sexual orientation. She joined with Athlete Ally, an organization that’s working to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports, and stated that she is gay. Athlete Ally published a Q&A with Reid, who has won six times on
0 Comments
When Phil Mickelson raced across the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in the third round of the 118th U.S. Open and whacked his ball while it was careening down a slope away from the hole, he crossed through the fourth circle of golf hell. Not only did he change the direction of the
0 Comments
The nightmares suffered at Q-School are too frightful for even the most sadistic of “American Horror Story” episodes. While some players are able to escape from such hell—including Cody Blick, who bounced back from having his clubs stolen to shoot a final-round 63—for others, they are victims of inexorable fates. Case in point: the plight
0 Comments
The most extraordinary thing about the saga of Valentino Dixon is that it is not extraordinary at all. It is, of course, unusual and wonderful that Dixon developed his gift for sketching golf courses in prison—and that his talent drew the meticulous attention of Golf Digest’s Max Adler—but the specifics of the case look all
0 Comments
Word back in October of Johnny Miller’s retirement summoned all kinds of obvious memories of his broadcasting perfection. The mélange of odd nomenclature such as “side-boards,” “fall lines,” “Campbell’s chunkys” and his trademark “yowza.” There was his willingness to use the word “choke,” though he very rarely did the last 15 years or so. There
0 Comments
At times, Tiger Woods’ 2018 was so unbelievable you would have thought it came from a screenplay. While his story was very much real, it’s now getting silver-screen treatment. ESPN announced on Wednesday that is producing a film on Woods’ historic comeback season, set to air on December 30, Woods’ 43rd birthday. “Tiger Woods: Return
0 Comments
A contingent of golfers, led by Jack Nicklaus, were in attendance for memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush. Bush, whose body was lying in state at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. before his funeral on Wednesday, was visited by horde of sports notables. Among them were Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Ben
0 Comments
Following months of speculation, the PGA of America officially announced its headquarters are relocating to Frisco, Texas. The organization, currently based in Palm Beach Country, Florida, will anchor a 600-acre, mixed-use development. “Our move to Frisco will be transcendent for the PGA of America,” Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, said in a
0 Comments