Coming off a sensational final-round performance at Bellerive, it was obvious Tiger Woods was inching closer to an 80th career victory. Perhaps it would even come during the FedEx Cup Playoffs, where Woods is expected to play in every event, giving himself four more chances to get it done. RELATED: Ian Poulter draws Tiger Woods
Ian Poulter has never shied away from sharing his opinion during his career, but there’s one sound byte he’s never lived down. Or quite lived up to. Back in 2008, Poulter, then 32 and ranked No. 22 in the world, caused a bit of a stir with a quote he gave to the UK version
PARAMUS, N.J. — If anybody can overcome a triple-bogey, it’s Dustin Johnson, something he impressively did on Thursday at the Northern Trust, finishing with a four-under 67 despite a snowman on his scorecard. But two triple bogeys? In the same tournament? No, not even the world No. 1 can bounce back from that, right? With
PARAMUS, N.J. — No one on the PGA Tour has been better on Saturdays this season than Tiger Woods, who ranks first in third-round scoring with an average of 68.42. Following a pair of listless, even-par 71s at the Northern Trust, the latter of which saw Woods’ putter go ice cold, living up to those
The last time we heard from John Peterson, he was putting his one-week retirement on hold to play in the Barbasol Championship after getting in as an alternate. He went on to finish T-21, another decent result following his T-13 at The Greenbrier, but still not enough to earn conditional status on the PGA Tour.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – It seemed like rather suspicious timing that Kevin Dougherty would be targeted for drug testing Thursday at the Nationwide Children’s Championship one week after coming up an inch short of earning his PGA Tour card. Hey, the guy got over it within a few hours, no medicinal help required. Although you wouldn’t
PARAMUS, N.J. — News that “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson would be shown on Pay-per-view put a bit of a damper on the initial hysteria surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend clash in Vegas between these two legends. Woods, however, doesn’t think asking golf fans to pay what is still an undisclosed amount to
This week, the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin at The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. So, how did we get here? Since the beginning of the FedEx Cup, even amongst the most passionate of golf fans, there’s been confusion around how the season-long race works, and how a player can ultimately win
On Wednesday morning Phil Mickelson finally joined Twitter, sending golf fans into a frenzy with his perfect first tweet. At first, it seemed random, but we should have known that there’s always, always a method to Lefty’s madness. Fast forward six hours later and now it all appears to make sense, as Tiger Woods sent
As you might expect in a city that spawned both Hall-of-Famer Jack Nicklaus and famed course designer Dr. Michael Hurdzan, it’s easy to find great golf in and around Columbus — the hard part is narrowing down your options. If you have time to sneak in a little golf during your trip to the Buckeye
Two men. Two continents. One fixation. Luke and Shane love the Ryder Cup above all else, so we’ve set them loose to indulge their obsessions, at length, in a series of email exchanges leading up to the showdown in France. Today, they’re covering the concept of loyalty, and also whether Phil deserves a captain’s pick.
Since debuting in 2016, TaylorMade’s Spider Tour putter has eclipsed expectations both on Tour and at retail. World-class players like Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm have proven that a large mallet can conquer the game’s most treacherous greens as Spider Tour has become the No. 1 putter model on the PGA Tour. The Spider
It’s tough to fathom that one of the best course architects in American history did not start designing courses until, as a 32-year-old, A.W. Tillinghast was asked to help build what is now the Shawnee Inn Golf Course in the Poconos. A Philadelphia socialite, like other world-class Golden Age designers from Philadelphia including George Thomas,
PARAMUS, N.J. — Sitting down with James Hahn in the media center at Ridgewood Country Club, I had an odd thought: I hope he takes off his hat. This had nothing to do with etiquette (I couldn’t care less about that silly rule) and everything to do with the fact that this two-time PGA Tour
In the past couple years, Augusta National has created the most-talked-about media center and merchandise shop in golf. But now the club is focused on giving one of its most famous landmarks a facelift. According to the Augusta Chronicle, the club’s Eisenhower Cabin is undergoing a renovation. The historic structure near the course’s 10th tee
August in the fashion world is when apparel brands preview the next year’s spring and summer collections. Golf fashion follows the same schedule, and that’s why the PGA Fashion Show is held this time each year in Las Vegas. It’s an opportunity for companies of all sizes to offer an early glimpse of what fashion
The final stretch of the PGA Tour season begins on Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club, site of the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Northern Trust. The Paramus, N.J. club, an A.W. Tillinghast design, last hosted the event in 2014, when Hunter Mahan claimed the victory. The top 100 players in the FedEx
Arccos Smart Grips, a GPS sensor-embedded grip developed in cooperation with Lamkin, are now available as a more seamless version of the company’s in-round stat tracking app. Rather than purchase separate sensors that need to be screwed on to the butt end of the grip, the Arccos Smart Grips feature 13 grips with sensors already
Wilson announced the upcoming debut and 14 finalists for the second season of Driver vs. Driver, its reality-show format that features new product ideas submitted from the general public that over the course of seven episodes this fall leads to a winning entry and a brand new product in Wilson’s 2019 driver lineup. Driver vs.
There’s a part of the game that you might not give much thought to, but if you did, I really believe you’d start shooting lower scores. Best thing, you won’t have to wait years or months to see improvement. Any idea what I’m hinting at? Did the headline give it away? Yup, I’m talking about
Dreams die hard in professional golf, stubbornly kept alive by dreamers unyielding in their conviction that next week will be better than last week, next year better than last year. Then the years become decades, and the thought begins to occur that what they’ve been digging out of the dirt might be a grave for
Henrik Stenson won’t earn one of the automatic berths for Team Europe when Ryder Cup qualifying ends in two weeks, too far behind in both the European and World point rankings the club uses to comprise its roster. Depending on perspective, Stenson’s latest decision could signify his belief that he’s already on the team via
Only three weeks remain for aspiring United States players to make their case for the four remaining spots on the 2018 Ryder Cup. Captain Jim Furyk will announce three of his picks after the Dell Technologies Championship, with the final slot filled at the BMW Championship’s conclusion. That this audition doubles as the beginning of
I’ve come to accept I’m not one of the longest guys on tour, so if I’m going to beat guys who are 20 to 30 yards longer off the tee—like I did at the 2015 RSM Classic and the 2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational—I have to keep the ball in the fairway. My stats prove
It took eight years playing on the LPGA Tour— including surving an eight-hole playoff that spilled into a Monday-morning finish—but I finally won my first event this year, the ANA Inspiration in March. With my fiance on the bag, winning that major championship was one of the best moments of my life. I worked hard
It’s said that golf architects were inspired to design bunkers by the hollows animals such as sheep created for protection against the elements. Nice story, but now that you’re in a bunker that looks like an impact crater from a B-17 bombing raid, I’m sure you’re having a hard time appreciating the charm of that
I feel like my accuracy stats with irons are a bit misleading. I play fairly aggressively week to week and fire at a lot of pins. So I might miss more greens than other pros, but I’m still only a few yards from the hole when I do. That being said, when I really need
Check out my downswing here. I call this the delivery position. The closer you get to impact, the less you can do—or undo—before you hit the ball. You’re basically on cruise control. That said, you can monitor this position when you practice. Swing down, stop here, and check three things. 1.) WEIGHT TO FRONT FOOTYou
We all know players who seem to always get it done under pressure. More likely, they just look good by comparison with the golfers around them who are collapsing. Putting seems to exaggerate this phenomenon. When that putt on the last hole falls or doesn’t, the player’s reputation on the greens is set for life.