Golfweek.com Top Stories http://www.golfweek.com/feeds/topstories Golfweek.com Top Stories en-us Fri, 4 Sep 2015 17:57:56 -0400 Knost, Woodland make moves at Deutsche Bank with eyes on FedEx Cup Alex Miceli http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/pga-tour-golf-2015-deutsche-bank-fedex-woodland-kn/?print PGA Tour golfers Colt Knost and Gary Woodland post solid first-round scores at 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship with eye on FedEx Cup Playoffs standings. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:34:24 EST 52554 Golfweek.com <story><p><strong><a href="http://golfweek.com/news/leaderboards/#/pga">Leaderboard</a></strong></p> <p>NORTON, Mass. – Stepping on the grounds of TBC Boston, Colt Knost was acutely aware of his position in the FedEx Cup standings and what he needs to do to improve it.</p> <p>Currently 95th on the playoff list, Knost needs to jump up 25 spots this week at ... PGA Tour live blog: Deutsche Bank Championship, first round Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/pga-tour-live-blog-deutsche-bank-rory-mcilroy-jord/?print Follow Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and more at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:05:34 EST 52542 Golfweek.com <story><p>The PGA Tour sets up shop this week at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., for the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event of the 2015 FedEx Cup Playoffs.</p> <p>Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day highlight the 100-player field. Only 70 players, though, will move on to the BMW Championship ... Mickelson's Presidents Cup stock rises at Deutsche Bank Championship Jim McCabe http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/pga-tour-golf-phil-mickelson-presidents-cup-chance/?print PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson talks about Presidents Cup in South Korea and his stock there rises at FedEx Cup Playoffs Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Norton. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:50:14 EST 52552 Golfweek.com <story><p>NORTON, Mass. — If his prospects for a Presidents Cup berth were a stock, you might have judged them as being up after Friday’s first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.</p> <p>Not so much because of his play, though the 1-under 70 at TPC Boston was fairly solid and didn’t ... Beth Ann in Europe: Stories and Strudels Beth Ann Nichols http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/european-golf-travel-swiss-france-nichols-solheim/?print Beth Ann Nichols chronicles her 2015 trip to Europe covering two of women's golf's biggest events, the Evian Championship and Solheim Cup with stops in Switzerland, France and Germany. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:12:34 EST 52551 Golfweek.com <story><p>Follow along as Beth Ann Nichols and friend Jenny Kellams share their Swiss adventures on this blog, posting photos, videos and tips as they traverse some of the most breathtaking land in the world. Then it's off to France for the Evian Championship followed by the biggest event in women's ... Shore, Hammer lead at Junior Players Kevin Casey http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/junior-golf-junior-players-tpc-sawgrass-shore/?print Alabama commit Davis Shore of Knoxville, Tenn. and Marc Hammer of Oetigheim, Germany lead after first round at The Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:09:53 EST 52549 Golfweek.com <story><p>Davis Shore opened in 68 last month at the Junior PGA Championship and now he’s done the same at the Junior Players. </p> <p>Shore posted a 4-under round at TPC Sawgrass on Friday to grab a share of the opening-round lead at the Junior Players Championship. Marc Hammer, of Oetigheim, ... Dredge takes M2M Russian Open lead, Pavlov makes history Andy Zunz http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/european-tour-golf-2015-russian-open-dredge-pavlov/?print European Tour golfer Bradley Dredge took the 36-hole lead at the European Tour's M2M Russian Open after shooting a second-straight round of 5-under 66, while Andrey Pavlov became first Russian to make a European Tour cut. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:23:22 EST 52547 Golfweek.com <story><p>Bradley Dredge took the 36-hole lead at the European Tour's M2M Russian Open after shooting a second-straight round of 5-under 66.</p> <p>Dredge, a 42-year-old two-time European Tour winner, went bogey-free on the day at Skolkovo Golf Club in Moscow.</p> <p>"If I can keep that going and improve my iron play ... NBC golf analyst Mark Rolfing takes leave after cancer diagnosis Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/nbc-golf-channel-mark-rolfing-cancer-2015-leave/?print NBC and Golf Channel analyst Mark Rolfing takes leave for rest of 2015 after salivary gland cancer diagnosis. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:46:59 EST 52546 Golfweek.com <story><p>NBC golf analyst Mark Rolfing will not be a part of any Golf Channel or NBC broadcasts for the remainder of the year as he battles salivary gland cancer, according to the Associated Press.</p> <p>Rolfing, who lives on Maui, Hawaii, had surgery to remove a malignant growth from his left ... Women's fall countdown: No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide Kevin Casey http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/womens-college-golf-alabama-2015-preview/?print The Alabama Crimson Tide women's golf team ranks No. 8 in Golfweek's preseason women's college golf rankings for the 2015-16 season. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:29:42 EST 52544 Golfweek.com <story><p>With the 2015-16 college golf season set to begin, Lance Ringler <a href="http://golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/01/womens-college-golf-preseason-rankings-2015-16-fal/"><strong>ranked the top 30 women's golf teams for the preseason</strong></a> based on their performances last season and incoming talent. The countdown continues with No. 8 Alabama:</p> <p>• • •</p> <h3>Alabama</h3> <p><strong><strong>Preseason rank:</strong></strong> 8</p> <p><strong><strong>Final 2014-15 Golfweek/Sagarin ranking:</strong></strong> 24</p> ... Men's fall countdown: No. 8 Arizona State Sun Devils Andy Zunz http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/04/college-golf-men-fall-preseason-ranking-arizona-st/?print The Arizona State Sun Devils men's golf team ranks No. 8 in Golfweek's preseason men's college golf rankings for the fall 2015 season. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:15:19 EST 52532 Golfweek.com <story><p>With the 2015-16 college golf season set to begin, Lance Ringler <strong><a href="http://golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/01/college-golf-men-preseason-rankings-team-top-30/">ranked the top 30 men's golf teams for the preseason</a></strong> based on their performances last season and incoming talent. The countdown continues with No. 8 Arizona State:</p> <p>• • •</p> <h3>Arizona State</h3> <p><strong>Preseason rank:</strong> 8</p> <p><strong>Final 2014-15 Golfweek/Sagarin ... Jamieson, Gaunt share first-round lead at M2M Russian Open Kevin Casey http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/european-tour-golf-jamieson-gaunt-M2M-russian-open/?print Scott Jamieson, Daniel Gaunt share first-round lead at European Tour's M2M Russian Open in Moscow, Russia. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:22:45 EST 52545 Golfweek.com <story><p>Scott Jamieson set the early clubhouse lead Thursday at the M2M Russian Open with an opening 6-under 65, but he was caught by a flashy afternoon performer.</p> <p>Daniel Gaunt torched the Skolkovo Golf Club over the first 12 holes, posting four birdies and an eagle to jump out to 6-under. ... Women's fall countdown: No. 9 Oklahoma State Cowgirls Andy Zunz http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/womens-college-golf-oklahoma-state-2015-preview/?print The Oklahoma State Cowgirls women's golf team ranks No. 9 in Golfweek's preseason women's college golf rankings for the 2015-16 season. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:20:03 EST 52481 Golfweek.com <story><p>With the 2015-16 college golf season set to begin, Lance Ringler <strong><a href="http://golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/01/womens-college-golf-preseason-rankings-2015-16-fal/">ranked the top 30 women's golf teams for the preseason</a></strong> based on their performances last season and incoming talent. The countdown continues with No. 9 Oklahoma State:</p> <p>• • •</p> <h3>Oklahoma State</h3> <p><strong>Preseason rank:</strong> 9</p> <p><strong>Final 2014-15 Golfweek/Sagarin ... SCORES: Deutsche Bank Championship Golfweek Staff http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/pga-tour-scores-leaderboard-deutsche-bank-tpc-bost/?print PGA Tour leaderboard and scores for the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:08 EST 52543 Golfweek.com <story><inline type="recurring-inline" id="504" align="left" /> <p><a href="http://golfweek.com/leaderboards/?ID=PGA"><strong>Click here for the full leaderboard.</strong></a></p></story> Babineau: FedEx Cup Playoffs are great, but they could be better Jeff Babineau http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/pga-tour-fedex-cup-playoffs-improvements-babineau/?print The FedEx Cup Playoffs are good for the PGA Tour, but are they too long? Jeff Babineau asks the question. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:01:30 EST 52527 Golfweek.com <story><p>This old hack has been writing about and covering this game long enough to remember the dog days of the Tour Championship, when the season would just fade out the way a dying campfire does, with very little sizzle. There were even players choosing not to show up to the ... Walker, former astronaut enjoy pro-am pairing at TPC Boston Jim McCabe http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/pga-tour-jimmy-walker-astronaut-deutsche-bank-pro/?print PGA Tour golfer Jimmy Walker and former astronaut Mark Kelly were pro-am partners Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:45 EST 52541 Golfweek.com <story><p>NORTON, Mass. — Brilliant that the Thursday Deutsche Bank Championship pro-am pairing was of Jimmy Walker — pro golf star and passionate astrophotographer — and former astronaut Mark Kelly, the most fascinating note to come out of the press conference involved an email.</p> <p>It was sent to Kelly by his ... PGA of America cancels Grand Slam of Golf for 2015 Brentley Romine http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/pga-grand-slam-golf-america-cancelled-trump-2015/?print The PGA Grand Slam of Golf will not take place this year, the PGA of America announced Thursday. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:49:36 EST 52516 Golfweek.com <story><p>The PGA Grand Slam of Golf will not take place this year, the PGA of America announced Thursday.</p> <p>The event, which was set for Oct. 20-21, matches the year's major champions in a 36-hole exhibition.</p> <p>"Due to the timing and logistics needed to stage the PGA Grand Slam of Golf ... Spieth still maturing on course at Deutsche Bank Championship Alex Miceli http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/pga-tour-golf-jordan-spieth-maturity-fedex-cup/?print PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth still seeks maturity on course in attempt to rise back to World No. 1 this week at TPC Boston for Deutsche Bank Championship. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:34:27 EST 52536 Golfweek.com <story><p>NORTON, Mass. - Jordan Spieth is mature beyond his years. If there was any question about his wisdom off the course, just listen to his assessment of Jason Day - the winner at The Barclays last week and the PGA Championship just three weeks ago in Wisconsin.</p> <p>“I believe that ... Tait: European Senior Tour well behind Champions Tour in prestige, money Alistair Tait http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/european-senior-tour-golf-champions-tour-money/?print European Senior Tour stacks up poorly to America's Champions Tour and Charles Schwab Cup Championship in prestige, number of tournaments and money. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:18:40 EST 52533 Golfweek.com <story><p>WOBURN, England - This week’s Travis Perkins Masters over at the Duke's Course at Woburn Golf Club is one of the gems of the European Senior Tour. Sadly, there aren’t too many tournaments like it on the European over 50 circuit.</p> <p>But then again, there aren’t too many tournaments on ... Golf's new Big 3: Who's really No. 1 among McIlroy, Spieth and Day? Jim McCabe http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/rory-mcilroy-jordan-spieth-jason-day-pga-tour-no-1/?print PGA Tour golfers Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day talked World No. 1 and Big Three on Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:03:40 EST 52535 Golfweek.com <story><p>NORTON, Mass. — We’ve come to that point in the PGA Tour program where it’s time to reveal the No. 1 golfer in the world.</p> <p>You’re up first, Jordan Spieth. “Jason (Day) is No. 1 right now.”</p> <p>You agree, Mr. Day? “I can’t say that I am.”</p> <p>If the Official ... Rory McIlroy on Omega commercial: 'I turn it off' Brentley Romine http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/rory-mcilroy-omega-hall-fame-commercial-pga-tour/?print PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy admitted Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship that even he is tired of his Omega commercial featuring the song "Hall of Fame" by The Script. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:55:55 EST 52531 Golfweek.com <story><p>We've all heard it, and we've all heard it a million times.</p> <p>Rory McIlroy's Omega commercial featuring the song "Hall of Fame" by The Script has been playing around golf telecasts for more than a year now. Sure, it started out as catchy and perhaps, you even sang along to ... Jordan Spieth explains Titleist iron flip-flopping David Dusek http://www.golfweek.com/news/2015/sep/03/pga-tour-golf-jordan-spieth-titleist-irons-switch/?print PGA Tour golfer, Masters champion and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth elaborates on flip-flop between Titleist 714 and 716 AP2 irons at The Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championship and plans for FedEx Cup Playoffs and Presidents Cup. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:49:00 EST 52528 Golfweek.com <story><p>NORTON, Mass. – Jordan Spieth will stick with his Titleist 714 AP2 irons, which helped the No. 2 player in the world win the Masters and U.S. Open this year, until after the Presidents Cup.</p> <p>On Thursday, Spieth confirmed which irons he will play at this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship. ...