The superstar grouping of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott didn't disappoint on Saturday. Neither did Sergio Garcia, as he leads by one over Robert Castro and Henrik Stenson. Check out today's action right here.
North Africa’s recent unrest hasn’t changed a U.S. mini-tour’s plans to host two events in the region. In light of massive political protests in Egypt and Tunisia, the eGolf Professional Tour still plans to visit Morocco for the Samanah Classic on March 6-9 in Marrakech and the El Jadida Classic on March 12-15 in El Jadida.
D.A. Points’ victory on one of America’s iconic courses earns him a tee time at another classic. By virtue of winning at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Points earned his first trip to Augusta National for the Masters in April.
Victory at the Dubai Desert Classic was there for the taking for Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy. But Alvaro Quiros sneaked in under the radar and stole the show – with the help of a hole-in-one.
Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer now are No. 1 and No. 2, supplanting Tiger Woods from his perch atop golf's hierarchy. But both insist they want to topple Woods at his best. Here's hoping Woods can find his form at the Dubai Desert Classic, where all three will be paired together in the early rounds.
Tony Greer found enough spare time between the two to devise a world ranking for golfers, and it turned into more than a hobby. His system got the attention of Mark McCormack, the late founder of IMG who had been publishing his own rudimentary rankings in the annual "World of Professional Golf." Neither could have imagined how it would shape golf's growing landscape.
Cold Arizona felt like the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field this week. And you can even find a faithful contingent of Cheeseheads – a.k.a. Packers fans. Count Mark Wilson among them at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The USGA announced Saturday that it has joined the R&A in the existing World Amateur Golf Ranking and the new Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. What this means for top amateurs, male or female: Make it into the top 50 in the world and earn exemptions into all USGA amateur championships (for which a player is otherwise eligible).
South Korean men face 20 months of mandatory military service when they turn 21. The same goes for top pro golfers. Seung-yul Noh, ranked No. 64 in the world, turns 21 in May and said he will enroll in college to stall his military service for five years.
There was a sweet irony about Paul Casey’s victory in the Volvo Golf Champions. The win came on the Colin Montgomerie-designed Royal Course, just five months after Montgomerie snubbed Casey for a Ryder Cup captain’s pick.
White is in for TaylorMade. All the major golf equipment companies bring their tour vans to PGA Tour events. TaylorMade, in sync with its introduction of white-headed drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, was set to launch a new all-white tour van at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
Sergio Garcia is the most interesting player to follow this week since he is on the long road back to regain his standing in the game. The Spaniard is currently 80th in the Official World Golf Ranking – not good enough for a player who was once No. 2 to Tiger Woods.
Tim Finchem addressed the media Tuesday. It’s likely his comments weren’t just heard in this media tent in the parking lot of the Torrey Pines Hilton. His remarks likely will be heard across the Atlantic, as well.
The European Tour wants to get your handicap down. Yes,<em> you</em>. Recently, the tour has co-launched the initiative “Tour Fit for Golf” to help recreational golfers optimize health and improve performance on the course.
Look behind you, Mr. Westwood: That’s Martin Kaymer in your rearview mirror. After his victory Sunday in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the German moves to No. 2 in the world and shows no sign of slowing down, reports Alistair Tait from the Middle East.
You have to go back a long way to find a European Ryder Cup captain as popular as Jose Maria Olazabal. How popular? So popular that the tournament committee, the players’ body that decides the Ryder Cup captain, didn’t even vote on his nomination.
For the first time this year, all four of 2010's major championship winners are gathered in the same field. Add world No. 1 Lee Westwood into the mix at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship, and you're almost guaranteed desert drama.
Few know what happens behind the shielded steel curtain of North Korea. However, later this year, some golfers will get to take a peek. Hoping to lure tourists, the isolated country will hold its first amateur golf tournament from April 26-30.
Geoff Ogilvy is the latest big-name player to hint at spending less time on the U.S. PGA Tour, and more on Asia-Pacific circuits. He’d love a bigger helping of what he’s been doing lately: Following an Australian Open triumph last week, Ogilvy is staying in his homeland with hopes of clinching the Australian PGA Championship.
Joseph Bramlett brushed the face of his putter with his left hand before he settled into his putting stance. When he slips into his pre-shot routine, it’s as if he has entered a trance. It’s an intense concentration – remarkably similar to Tiger Woods.
Looking for a piece of U.S. presidential memorabilia for the golfer this holiday season? President Bill Clinton is auctioning three of his Callaway Pro Series clubs – a 5-iron, an 8-iron and a pitching wedge – each autographed as part of the Clinton Foundation charity auction.
Dreams do come true at Disney – even for grown-ups.
During a dizzying hour-long wait, Troy Merritt bounced from inside the top 125 on the money list to outside, then back inside again. So when it came time to tee it up once more for a crack at $1 million, it proved a timely reprieve from one of the sport’s biggest stress-fests.
Sit up and take notice. Gary Player turned 75 on Nov. 1. At least that’s what it says on paper. The body says something else. Ask the fitness freak how old he feels and he says, “I would say, realistically and honestly, that I am 40.” When the answer raises two eyebrows, Player responds, “I knew you’d get a shock on that.” Shocked, no. Inspired, yes.
Are we about to witness another golden era for European golf?
The Official World Golf Ranking seems to suggest that. Six Europeans occupy the top ten spots in the world order, with England’s Lee Westwood leading the way.
If you listen closely enough, you can probably hear the champagne corks popping in the European Tour headquarters in Virginia Water, England. Lee Westwood overtook American Tiger Woods as world No. 1 at the conclusion of the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama.
Tournaments this week: BMW Championship (U.S. PGA), KLM Open (European), NW Arkansas Championship (LPGA), Handa Singapore Classic (Asian), Hyundai Capital Invitational (Korea vs. Japan), Konica Minolta Cup (Japan LPGA).
Tournaments this week: Ryder Cup qualifying at Johnnie Walker Championship (Euro Tour), The Barclays (U.S. PGA playoffs), Vana H Cup (Japan Tour), Thailand Open (OneAsia), U.S. Amateur and CN Canadian Open (LPGA).