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Alex Miceli

Contributing Writer (PGA Tour)

Alex Miceli is a Golfweek senior writer. A native of Chicago, Miceli earned a BA at Southern Illinois University in 1981 and a JD from the University of Baltimore in 1990. Founder of in 1993, Miceli has primarily covered the PGA Tour since 1996 and is an analyst on Golf Channel’s “The Approach with Callaway Golf.” 
• First set of clubs: Ping Karsten One’s. Bought them used in 1980 when I really got the golf bug.
• Favorite golf course:  Old Course at St. Andrews. Every time you play it, the game becomes more a part of you.
• First car: Dodge Coronet 440. Wow, was it fast.
• Dream foursome: Winston Churchill, General George Patton and Bobby Jones

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Report: Judge tells McIlroy, Horizon to mediate

A judge has ordered Rory McIlroy and his former management company, Horizon Sports Management, to discuss mediation rather than a trial, according to reports.

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5 Things: Horschel's turnaround; Furyk's slip; more

Billy Horschel needed to play very well in the final three FedEx Cup events and did exactly that en route to Sunday's Tour Championship win, while Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy slipped. Here are 5 Things to know.

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Woodland (63), Spieth (80) head in opposite directions

Saturday was a banner day for Gary Woodland after he fired a year-best 63, but was a day to forget for Jordan Spieth after his 10-over 80 at the Tour Championship.

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Spieth cites 'dumb mistakes' for late-season woes

Jordan Spieth has accomplished two of his three goals in 2014, but the lack of victories on the PGA Tour has left the 21-year-old frustrated and searching for answers.

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5 Things: Horschel's baby plan; caddie WDs; more

Billy Horschel, the co-leader with Chris Kirk at the Tour Championship, and his wife Brittany are expecting their first child in two weeks, and Jason Day's caddie had to withdraw. Here are 5 Things from East Lake.

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Miceli: McIlroy not wrong in comments on Phil, Tiger

Rory McIlroy sparked a lot of buzz Wednesday with his comments about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. But Alex Miceli writes that there's no need for the World No. 1 to apologize what he said.

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McIlroy to trim '15 schedule to about 20 starts

Rory McIlroy said Wednesday that he intends to trim at least two or three tournaments next season from his anticipated 25-tournament schedule this season.

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Judge's ruling adds another odd chapter to Rio 2016

The Rio 2016 soap opera took another strange twist this week when a Brazilian judge ruled that no more ground could be broken at the site of the Olympic golf course.

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Westwood to play Wales Open as Ryder Cup tuneup

Englishman Lee Westwood has committed to play at the ISPS Handa Wales Open on Sept. 18-21 as a tuneup to the following week's Ryder Cup in Scotland.

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Watson echoes '93 vision: 'Keep it simple'

Tom Watson may have made his three captain's picks in the same studio where the comedy "Saturday Night Live" is shot, but that was only coincidence as the picks were neither funny nor surprising.

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