Jeff Rude

Valhalla proves itself worthy of major drama

Valhalla, once mocked as being unworthy of golf's biggest events, proves itself as a stage fitting for major drama during the PGA Championship.

5 Things: Nick Watney takes Wyndham lead

The Wyndham Championship's third round began with 15 players within two shots up top and ended with 13 players within four shots of the lead, including leader Nick Watney at 14 under.

5 Things: Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

Heath Slocum and Scott Langley have each opened the Wyndham Championship with consecutive 65s and share the lead at 10 under through two rounds at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday's second round.

Rude: Woods shouldn't have attempted Valhalla

Maybe Tiger Woods opting to skip the Ryder Cup in the wake of his PGA Championship missed cut at Valhalla will cure what's ailing him -- unlike his game and his injured back, it can't hurt.

Rude: Evans loses a rock in Moore

Jim Moore left a lasting impression on generations of Evans Scholars during his 47-year Western Golf Association career until his fight against cancer ended Tuesday night at age 73.

Rude: Shell of former self, time for Tiger to shut it down

Tiger Woods hobbled his way around Valhalla on Friday, posting a second-consecutive 74 that showcased a golfer that is not only injured, but also a bit lost on the course.

Rude: State of Tiger's game still in disarray

Tiger Woods didn't do a good job of convincing anyone that he is healthy and ready to compete at the highest of levels, posting an erratic 3-over 74 that left more questions than answers.

Woods: 'I feel good,' will play PGA Championship

Upbeat about his famous back, Tiger Woods showed up Wednesday at Valhalla and declared himself ready to play in the 96th PGA Championship, which begins Thursday.

In pain, Dufner grinding to earn Ryder Cup berth

While plenty of attention has been paid to Tiger Woods' injury situation, the defending PGA Championship champ Jason Dufner is dealing with his own neck and back issues on tournament eve.

Bubba Golf veers off course in skipping long drive

Bubba Watson built a brand around Bubba Golf, a fun-loving, fun-first way to play the game. On Tuesday at Valhalla, he lost sight of that brand in refusing to partake in the long-drive competition.

May's PGA Championship legacy: 'Good times'

Bob May finds comfort with his place in history as Tiger Woods' foil at Valhalla in the 2000 PGA Championship -- realizing it was one of the great head-to-head duels in a major.

Johnson suspended? Report says yes, Tour says no

Dustin Johnson, who had withdrawn earlier this week from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, will take "a leave of absence from professional golf," he announced through his agency Thursday.

Tiger on swing: "I can't turn that far"

Tiger Woods' shorter swing is apparently a conscious choice after back surgery -- “I can’t turn that far,” Woods said before the WGC Bridgestone Invitational -- and it means longer odds on a playoff window.

Scott tops expert picks for WGC-Bridgestone

Jim Furyk earns multiple mentions as a contender at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, although he's not a favorite as World No. 1 Adam Scott and Tiger Woods are. Check out the rest of our experts' picks!

McIlroy shows shades of Woods and Mickelson

Rory McIlroy, who is one victory from a career Grand Slam, has shown signs of being like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at the tender age of 25.

Fowler looks for fight with McIlroy at Open

"Maybe I can put a little pressure on him," Rickie Fowler said Saturday after he had done exactly that to Rory McIlroy yet faded to a six-shot deficit at the British Open.

Tiger once owned majors; now they own him

Tiger Woods used to own weekends at major championships. Now they seem to own him. A trend continued Saturday in the British Open: He hasn’t shot in the 60s on a major weekend since 2011.

On second thought, Woods has plenty of work to do

Forget about what we saw and said Thursday. He’s not ready. An inconsistent Tiger Woods clearly needs more competitive repetitions, particularly with a driver, before he’s ready to contend in a golf tournament.

Stenson's at level par despite eventful day

Some even-par rounds are more eventful than others. Henrik Stenson reinforced that Thursday during the British Open when he putted a ball off of a green and, five holes later, broke a wedge over his knee.

Tiger's so-called rust seems to have been knocked off

Rust? What rust? Tiger Woods didn’t look corroded in the least, after bogeys on the first two holes anyway. Rather he looked comfortable and dangerous in shooting 3-under 69 in the Open Championship first round Thursday.

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Jeff Rude sits down with former Ryder Cup hero Tony Jacklin.

VIDEO: An interview with Davis Love III (Part 2)

Our Jeff Rude sits down with former Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III at the PGA Show.

VIDEO: An interview with Davis Love III (Part 1)

Earlier this year, Davis Love III sat down with our Jeff Rude to chat about the Ryder Cup and the year ahead.