Tuesday, December 31
On a day that saw the lead change hands five times, Kyle Westmoreland outlasted Toni Hakula on the sixth playoff hole to win the Patriot All-America Invitational on the Gold Course at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
So much for their relationship being on the rocks. Rory McIlroy broke the big news via Twitter on Tuesday night, as the former World No. 1 is now engaged to tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki.
Golfweek Editor Jeff Babineau takes a few moments to take a trip down memory lane, with 2013 offering everything from a Rory walk-off to holding the Claret Jug to witnessing the 17th-hole streaker at the Presidents Cup.
A victory at the Florida's Natural Charity Classic spurred a big jump in the rankings for the LET's Melissa Eaton in 2013.
The slide continued for Oliver Wilson in 2013, dropping 475 spots in the rankings.
Monday, December 30
Kyle Westmoreland is becoming quite the crowd favorite at the Patriot All-America Invitational. Westmoreland, who plays college golf at Air Force, fired a 1-under 69 to grab the second-round lead at The Wigwam, which is located in Litchfield Park, Ariz., near Luke Air Force Base.
Nike received an early Christmas present in its legal dispute with Oakley. On Dec. 18, Judge James Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of the Beaverton, Ore.-based company. The 11-page decision effectively ended the case against Nike.
Italy's Renato Paratore and Canada's Brooke Henderson captured titles at the Junior Orange Bowl International Championship on Monday at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch carded an opening-round 4-under 66 to take an early lead Sunday at the Patriot All-America Invitational.
An injury-riddled season caused Thorbjorn Olesen to fall more than 150 spots in the rankings in 2013.
Golfweek Senior Writer James Achenbach has seen his fair share of innovation in his career, but says 2013 showed him superior new golf clubs and balls are all around us. They exist to service the dreams and fantasies of golfers young and old.
Sunday, December 29
From a memorable seat behind the scenes at Merion to some one-on-one time with Donald Trump at Doral, our Bradley S. Klein reflects on his time on the road in 2013.
What can we expect on the Web.com Tour in 2014? Our Adam Schupak and Brentley Romine take a look at the upcoming season in this roundtable discussion.
While splitting time between the PGA and Web.com Tour, Russell Knox made a 165-spot jump in the rankings. He will have full status on the PGA Tour for the 2013-14 season after opening the season with four straight cuts made.
Saturday, December 28
Italy’s Renato Paratore leads the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship after back-to-back 67s at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla. Brooke Henderson and Sooung Lee are tied in the girls division.
Davis Shore shot an opening-round 2-under 69 on the Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club to lead after the first round of the World Junior Challenge boys 15-19 division. Selena Costabile leads the girls division.
From the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to the Masters to his month-long trip to the U.K., Golfweek senior writer Alex Miceli remembers his fonest memories of 2013.
David Howell has climbed in the Race to Dubai during the past three years: 103rd (2011) to 62nd (’12) to 21st (’13) -- and gives credit to working with coach Jonathan Wallett.
From Rory to the Ryder Cup, European golf offers plenty of big storylines around the corner for 2014. Golfweek looks at five big questions that await some of the European Tour's best players and its fans.
Friday, December 27
Lance Ringler brings you his top 10 moments of 2013, from Florida to Oregon to Connecticut to California, to watch some of the biggest and brightest stars of the game.
After a memorable 2013 LPGA season, our Beth Ann Baldry and Julie Williams look ahead to a promising 2014 in this roundtable discussion.
Nicole Smith led the LPGA in driving distance, but otherwise struggled during her rookie campaign on the LPGA tour.
Julie Williams takes an outside-the-ropes look at her year, which included stops at the Kraft Nabisco, Walker Cup, Bandon Dunes and an attempt at qualifying for the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.
Thursday, December 26
Arnold Palmer picks up his red phone to make only a call that the King can make: To Santa Claus. And the young patients at the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla. are the recipients of a very special visit.
Along with victories, money and scoring average, another way to measure the strength of a golf season is total world ranking points. Tiger Woods won that category, too, but just barely over Henrik Stenson. A closer look reveals it was not really that close.
Scott Brown’s 2013 campaign was defined by what he did in only his second PGA Tour tournament of the season, rounds of 68-63-67-70 accounting for a one-stroke triumph at the Puerto Rico Open.
With the 2013 junior golf season now in the books, it's time to look ahead to 2014.
From NCAAs to the U.S. Junior, here are some of Brentley Romine's memorable moments from 2013.
Wednesday, December 25
Our college golf experts – Lance Ringler and Cassie Stein – took a few moments to preview the 2014 spring season. Here are five questions including who will win the NCAA Championships and the Haskins and Annika Awards.
Tommy Fleetwood came into 2013 with a different approach that 2012 as a rookie. He earned his first victory on the European Tour at the Johnnie Walker Championship and that's he made a big move up in the rankings.
For amateur and college golf senior writer Ron Balicki, 2013 was a year of a glass half full and a glass half empty – as his season and his life changed dramatically during a pivotal week.
Tuesday, December 24
Golfweek architecture editor Brad Klein and travel editor Martin Kaufmann talk about some of the best new and renovated courses of 2013, and what they’re looking forward to seeing in 2014.
Luke List led the PGA Tour in driving distance as a rookie, but was only 180th in driving accuracy, leading to a major drop in the rankings in 2013.
From Tiger Woods' chances at a major to the most intriguing major venue to the U.S. chances in the Ryder Cup, our panel of experts weighs in on what 2014 might bring to the golf landscape.
Looking back at golf in 2013, my mind’s eye, if not heart, keeps embracing father-child images. Those moments, some at major championships, made it a sappy, sentimental year in need of a ready handkerchief.
Monday, December 23
Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013-14 college golf season.
From Adam Scott's humility and style in winning the Masters to the off-the-course distraction of deer-antler spray to Mother Nature's effect on the world of golf, our Jim McCabe reflects on an incredible year in golf.
Ben Martin's consistency throughout 2013 led to a significant jump up in the rankings for the one-time Clemson star.
UCF standout Greg Eason fired a final-round, 2-under 69 to capture the South Beach International Amateur title on Sunday, outpacing Bailey Patrick by two strokes at Miami Beach Golf Club.
Curtis Thompson and Shannon Aubert both need extra holes to win prestigious Dixie Amateur titles over the weekend at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla.
Sunday, December 22
One of the LPGA's newest pros, 16-year-old Lydia Ko, is changing coaches, parting ways with Guy Wilson and reportedly moving to David Leadbetter Academy.
It's been said that the Masters transcends the sport of golf. Well, look no further than NBA stars Lebron James and teammate Dwyane Wade for proof.
It's a baby boy! LPGA star Cristie Kerr has shared on Twitter the announcement of the birth of her first son.
The 31-year-old Louis Oosthuizen started the 2013 season with a victory at the Volvo Golf Champions in January, but things went downhill from there -- mainly due to injuries.
It was a memorable year in 2013 on the Web.com Tour. Our Adam Schupak and Brentley Romine take a look back on the season that was.
Was Adam Schupak's year in golf better than Rory McIlroy's? First a trip to the Masters with his dad, a trip with his mom to the U.S. Open at Merion, witnessing Jim Furyk's 59 and more.
Saturday, December 21
Previewing the Golfweek Senior National Championship, which will take place at Saddlebrook Resort on January 16-18 and the 2013 Player of the Year awards.
Brett Robinson of Tustin, Calif., gave a verbal commitment to play college golf at Wisconsin in 2015.
Antigua introduced its 2014 Storm Suit on Dec. 19. It is 100% polyester, waterproof and seam-sealed.
Gerina Piller missed a 7-foot birdie putt on the 72nd to force a playoff on the LPGA this season, but played on the USA Solheim Cup team and is on the rise for 2013.
Henrik Stenson wrapped up the European Tour's 2013 season with a DP World Tour Championship win that made him the first to take the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai titles in the same year. But that wasn't the only highlight for the tour.
Friday, December 20
Buried in a blog post about his outlook for 2014, Tiger Woods offered a little insight into his mindset about his golf game these days: he tries to "tone everything down" and "play within myself."
The reason for Jonathan Byrd's unexpected fall in the rankings? He missed the first three months of 2013 after left wrist surgery, came back too soon, couldn’t practice as much, hit bad shots, lost confidence and put too much pressure on his putting.
Was Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Adam Scott the global player of the year? What was the best major of 2013? Our panel of experts weighs in on the year that was on the PGA Tour.
Michael Kim said it was a tough decision, but the junior from Cal has decided to skip the final year and a half of his collegiate career to turn professional, and will debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.
Thursday, December 19
Lydia Ko signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, an Australian bank, on Thursday.
Justin Timberlake hit the links Wednesday at Lake Nona Country Club, a day before his concert in Orlando, Fla.
Brad Dalke had a memorable 2013 season, which he won two AJGA invitational titles. Here's his final blog of the year in which he talks about his final two tournaments, his move to Oklahoma and a little college football.
Martin Kaufmann's year began on a beach – not a beach in the golf vernacular, but, literally, a beach. His year also took him to other places including Hawaii, Scotland and Nicaragua.
After choosing to start his professional career on the European Tour's Challenge Tour, Peter Uihlein has made his mark overseas, including a victory at the Madeira Islands Open.
It's time to look back at the 2013 amateur golf season. Our experts, Ron Balicki, Julie Williams and Cassie Stein, tackle five questions from the 2013 amateur golf season.
Wednesday, December 18
Tucker Anderson, son of swing coach Todd Anderson, earns a 3.0 GPA some 15 months after being in a coma with a traumatic brain injury.
All 91 representatives of Japan's Professional Golfers Association will resign after two executives played golf and socialized with the head of an organized crime group.
For Golfweek's David Dusek, 2013 isn't about the failures -- it's about the major successes of Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner.
The Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla., will host a new match-play style amateur tournament called the Concession Cup, featuring teams from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland, in May.
Over the past 12 years, the Golfweek Junior Invitational has evolved from a year-end event in Florida to a year-long series with invitationals played around the country.
Callaway's three newest golf balls, the Speed Regime family, are designed to excel in three different speed ranges.
NHL All-Stars Sidney Crosby, Zach Parise and Jonathan Toews have helped make Shattuck-St. Mary’s known as a factory for young hockey talent in Faribault, Minn. Ten, 15 years down the road, Director of Golf Mike Higdon hopes a few PGA and LPGA Tour alumni can do the same for the golf program.
Nolan Ray of Brentwood, Tenn., gave a verbal commitment to play college golf at Tennessee in 2015.
The companies that partake in the annual Industry Cup are in business to make money, but they also make it their business to benefit the game by adding to the fun and enjoyment.
Consistency was the hallmark of Jessica Korda’s third year on the LPGA. She hasn’t missed a cut since the 2012 Ricoh Women’s British Open and increased her number of top-25 finishes to 13 this season from five in 2012.
After a year full of junior events, it's time to look back at some highlights from 2013.
Tuesday, December 17
Zack Fischer closed strong at Web.com Tour Q-School to earn full exempt status for the upcoming season. Fischer followed an 8-under 64 in Monday's fifth round with another 64 to take medalist honors Tuesday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Jason Dufner has already won Twitter for 2013 thanks to #dufnering. Now, he might have just won YouTube with this video of him hitting possibly the worst putt of the year.
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and former President Bill Clinton will lead a panel on kids and sports next month prior to the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif.
Cole Hammer of Houston, gave a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas in 2018. The 14-year-old also visited SMU this fall, but focused on Texas, knowing that’s where he wants to play.
Our Director of Photography, Tracy Wilcox, traveled all over the United States in 2013 and here are a selection of her favorites from the year that was . . .
The PGA of America announced on Tuesday that Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas, as the host site for the 2014 and ’15 Junior PGA Championships.
Shooting a hockey puck is just like hitting a golf ball, right? Well, sort of. No. 17 in the world Luke Donald was the entertainment during the second intermission at the Chicago Blackhawks game on Dec. 15.
If you want to give him an “A” for effort and competitive intentions, so be it. But if Luke Guthrie's being honest, the one-time standout at Illinois will tell you that he’d love a mulligan on his early schedule.
Here are 10 golf-related Elf on the Shelf ideas for this Christmas.
USC's domination in women's college golf makes the top of our list of highlights from the 2013 season, but there are other questions that still need to be answered.
Monday, December 16
Just one round remains at Web.com Tour Q-School, and it's Scott Pinckney who will take the lead into Tuesday's final round at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
The U.S. Golf Association released its list of invitees for the first Curtis Cup practice session, which will take place Jan. 31, 2013 to Feb. 2, 2014 at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama were among the 14 players who secured Masters berths on Sunday after finishing inside the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
After winning streaks and a national championship being won, it's time to look back at some highlights from 2013.
Finally healthy after a wrist injury derailed him in 2012, Gary Woodland enjoyed a big move up to No. 39 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.
Sunday, December 15
Doug Hanzel won the senior-division title of the 83rd Dixie Amateur at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla., posting a 5-under 211 total.
Scott Pinckney's fourth-round 7-under 65 Sunday on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West gave him a one-shot lead with two rounds left at Web.com Tour Q-School.
Connor Cink remembers watching his dad, Stewart Cink, win the 2009 Open Championship. Four years later, the Cinks teamed up to win the 2013 Father/Son Challenge.
Matt Kuchar and Harris English set a tournament course record by finishing at 34 under at the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday.
Is Henrik Stenson's major wait nearly over? His current form would suggest so, says Alistair Tait.
Learn more about Graeme McDowell's golf fashion sense, how the line has become the clothing it is and how he wants his clothing line, G-Mac by Kartel, to grow in 2014.
Playing with girlfriend Katharina Boehm on the bag, Sergio Garcia broke a yearlong winless drought by firing a 4-under 68 on Sunday to clear Henrik Stenson by four shots at the Thailand Golf Championship in Chonburi, Thailand.
An adjustable weight system and dimpled face pattern are features on the new Odyssey Metal-X Milled putters.
With Q-School having set up everyone's status for 2014, it's time to look back at some of the LPGA's outlooks for next season as well as some top issues of 2013.
For Golfweek's Beth Ann Baldry, 2013 was quite the year. She got engaged, will be married Dec. 21, traveled to New Zealand . . . oh, and played Augusta National.
Former World No. 1 Yani Tseng ready to come out of ‘hiding’ and work her way back to the top.
Saturday, December 14
There is a new leader in the clubhouse after the third round of Web.com Tour Q-School. Steve Saunders shot a 5-under 67 on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Saturday to take a three shot lead at Final Stage.
The pairing of Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino never grows old. They may be a little older, a little grayer, and the ball doesn’t go as far, but it’s still a treat to see these two great competitors together.
Following a year in which the Champions Tour crowned its 1,000th winner in its 1,000th tournament, the 2014 season has 25 tournaments slated.
Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president.
Sergio Garcia finished with back-to-back birdies to shoot a second straight 7-under 65 Saturday and seize a four-shot lead after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship.
Victor Dubuisson had one dream after being elevated into the top 50 in the world after his European Tour victory in November: To play in a PGA Tour event. Dubuisson, Kevin Tway, Rocco Mediate, Max Homa and Chris Williams will have the chance in January at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Friday, December 13
Chris Epperson fired a second-round bogey-free 9-under 63 on Friday to lead Web.com Tour Q-School Final Stage by four at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta, Calif.
Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
The Arizona Wildcats golf teams will have a new home this spring. Sewailo Golf Club will replace Arizona National as “Home of the Arizona Wildcats,” the programs announced Dec. 13.
Nike introduced the Nike Lunar Empress for women on Dec. 12. According to Nike, it offers benefits of natural motion, cushioned comfort, control and breathability combined in a waterproof shoe which also includes Nike Lunarlon, Dynamic Flywire and Integrated Traction.
Abigail Cantwell of Scottsdale, Ariz., gave a verbal commitment to play college golf at Tulane in 2015.
Jorge Campillo of Spain and Colin Nel of South Africa both reached what is seen as golf's magic number. But their 59s come with asterisks because of the preferred lies, and the Mount Edgecombe course was reduced by one stroke to a par 70.
Behind a hole-in-one on the 236-yard eighth hole, Sergio Garcia jumped into a share of the lead with Justin Rose at the Thailand Championship.
Devereux is a new contemporary line of men’s apparel. Co-founder and creative director Robert Brunner and his brother Will want it to be what is fashion trending into golf fashion.
Five LPGA legends – Jan Stephenson, Pat Bradley, Nancy Lopez, Beth Daniel and JoAnne Carner – sat down with Golfweek at the recent LPGA Legends Tour event at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
“She had this calmness about her, and she had this drive, this inner drive and desire to be the best for herself and best for the team.”
Thursday, December 12
Justin Shin shot an 8-under 64 to take he first-round lead Thursday at Web.com Tour Q-School at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
The PNC Father/Son Challenge is set for its 16th edition this weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., and the event has lost none of its allure.
Nearly every conversation at the recent college golf coaches conventions at Planet Hollywood concerned the future of the NCAA Championships and TV.
Twelve events will make up the 2014 PGA Tour Canada schedule, which was announced Thursday.
Karrie Webb, who has navigated a no-wake zone of privacy, charts her legacy in the game with an excursion into more-open waters.
Days removed from her fifth professional victory, 16-year-old Lydia Ko has signed with IMG Worldwide for management.
The NCAA announced site selections for its championships for 2014-18. Here are the regional and championships sites awarded for Division II and III golf.
Nevada's Shadow Creek holds onto the top spot in the 2013 Golfweek's Best Casino Courses, with Fallen Oak and We-Ko-Pa rounding out the top three.
Four-time European Tour champion Alex Cejka of Germany upstaged a star-filled field with an 8-under 64 Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Thailand Golf Championship.
Players will need a third day to complete the first round at the Nelson Mandela Championship after rain again disrupted the European Tour event's schedule.
Here are the first-round tee times and pairings for the PNC Father/Son Challenge, which begins Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.
FootJoy introduced a new performance spikless golf shoe on Dec. 11 – the DryJoys Casual. Part of the DryJoy family footwear line, the Casual shoes feature a soft, waterproof leather and lightweight TPU traction element for traction on and off the course.
Greg Norman says his fearlessness would have enabled him to beat Tiger Woods, but a Presidents Cup match didn't go his way; Graeme McDowell plans an offseason break; plus more in news and notes from pro golf.
Finishing within the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking brings with it exemptions into the Masters, U.S. Open, and Open Championship -- and there's a bubble as the year closes out.
Ping-pong paddles to video games to skis, golf's stars easily remember the gifts that lit up their eyes at Christmas when they were younger.
Nelson Mandela’s connection to sports was more with World Cup rugby and World Cup soccer, yet he appreciated golf and South Africa’s rich history in the game – and golfers have taken note.
Golfers feel the somberness of South Africa during the Nelson Mandela Championship; Graeme McDowell plans an offseason break; majors' OWGR-based invites are in sight; plus more.
Wednesday, December 11
Sam Till Jr. of Ft. Wayne, Ind., scored a come-from-behind victory in the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship at PGA National Resort & Spa.
Lee Trevino still enjoys tweaking his swings and his club selection to display his shotmaking skills – especially when he's about to compete alongside his son in the PNC Father/Son Challenge.
Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., died Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 89 years old.
Henrik Stenson and several other big names will make an appearance this week at the Asian Tour's Thailand Golf Championship, which begins Thursday at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand.
England's Daniel Brooks shot an 8-under 62 to take a one-stroke lead in the Nelson Mandela Championship on Wednesday after heavy rain disrupted the first round.
A junior-golf coach in Livermore, Calif., was charged Tuesday with more than five dozen counts of child molestation, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Tuesday, December 10
Nike Golf introduced the Lunar Clayton golf shoe on Dec. 10, which celebrates the heritage and history of golf while proving golfers with comfort, fit and a shoe to wear on and off the course.
Camelback Golf Club's new Ambiente course invokes the elevations and textures of a high-desert feel, with indigenous grasses – its forgettable predecessor falling into the past.
ECCO golf has announced the signing of four-time major champion Ernie Els, who will wear the hybrid golf shoes and show the company logo on his headwear.
Greg Norman is never one to shy away from an interview and he certainly let it spill in a recent interview with Golf Magazine. Norman said he would be able to beat Snead, Hogan, Woods and Mickelson.
The final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School begins Thursday at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. Here are 5 Things you need to know before play begins.
Pat Dempsey is a prominent example of someone who discovered golf later in life. Dempsey, 56, of Sunland, Calif., came into the game at age 39 and quickly became involved as a spokesman, advocate and businessman.
Here are some top facts and figures from this week's Nelson Mandela Championship in Durban, South Africa, co-sponsored by the European and Sunshine tours.
Defending champion Scott Jamieson of Scotland tees off in the late wave Wednesday as tee times at the Nelson Mandela Championship changed to avoid conflict with a state funeral for its namesake.
Washington women's golf coach Mary Lou Mulflur joins her mentor, Edean Ihlanfeldt, in the Women's Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Here are some top facts and figures from this week's PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, featuring several top PGA Tour and Champions Tour players.
2012 winners Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair begin their title defense of the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Friday -- here are complete tee times, pairings and teams.
Here are some top facts and figures from this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla., featuring several top PGA Tour players including Matt Kuchar and Steve Stricker.
Inside the Dec. 13-20, 2013 issue of Golfweek.
Tiger Woods switched into a Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour driver -- and also went from a 73-gram Mitsubishi Diamana White Board to a 103-gram Blue Board.
Zach Johnson added Titleist 714 AP2 irons to his bag last week, but his 60-degree Vokey Design Hand Ground 60-V wedge stole the show as he holed out to force a playoff that he won against Tiger Woods.
His grandfather and his uncle having passed away during the last two weeks, Boo Weekley withdrew from the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla.
Monday, December 9
LPGA golfer Kathleen Ekey entered Q-School to try to improve her status for 2014. It worked -- she tied for seventh and earned full status for next season.
North Florida women’s golfer Tess Huber was among three people killed, along with her father and sister, in a small-plane crash in Jacksonville, Fla.
Monday's musings from the world of golf were varied – and creative. Here are a few highlights from the Twitter feeds of top pros and figures of the game.
Zach Johnson jumped from No. 16 to No. 9 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his playoff victory over Tiger Woods at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Sunday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
LPGA Q-School is officially over at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., with Jaye Marie Green finishing 10 strokes ahead to lead the qualifiers for the 2014 season.
Sunday, December 8
Behind the team of Frank Firman, Greg Cesario, Pete Roberts and Joe Ryon, TaylorMade became the first team to win the Industry Cup title since Golfweek took over the event four years ago.
Thomas Bjorn had two eagles in his last nine holes, one brilliant and one a bit lucky, to overtake overnight leader Jamie Donaldson and win the 2013 Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Zach Johnson's approaches down the stretch defined the dramatic ending at the 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, in which he defeated Tiger Woods in a playoff.
After a season in which she made only five cuts in 14 events and finished 117th on the money list, Tiffany Joh regrouped to earn her LPGA card at Q-School; Yueer "Cindy" Feng misses by a shot; more news.
A strong comeback by Zach Johnson helped him tie Tiger Woods after 71 holes -- followed by two unlikely passes at the 18th as the Iowan won the World Challenge on the first playoff hole.
Nineteen-year-old Jaye Marie Green set an LPGA Q-School record with a 29-under 331 total over 90 holes, beating the field by 10 strokes.
By three shots over So Yeon Ryu, teenager Lydia Ko snares her first win as a professional -- though not her first pro tourney win -- at the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, the oldest player to work into a three-way playoff, won the Hong Kong Open and broke his own European Tour record.
Saturday, December 7
Titleist engineer Grant Martens is 150 pounds soaking wet, but managed to win the Long Drive competition at the Industry Cup at Oak Creek GC in Irvine, Calif.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday's final round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
A day after Tiger Woods shredded Sherwood Country Club for a course-record-tying 10-under 62, red numbers were hard to find Saturday at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. But Woods still leads after three rounds.
Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum rallied to win the Dubai Ladies Masters on Saturday, hitting a 54-degree wedge to 2 feet on the par-5 final hole for a birdie and a one-stroke victory over American Stacy Lewis.
For Jaye Marie Green, cue the Groundhog Day references. Seventy-two holes in at the final stage of LPGA Qualifying School, Green has a nine-shot lead. Thus, the fatigue is more in the monotony than the stress.
It wasn't the 10-under performance that we saw on Friday, but Tiger Woods did enough to keep his lead Saturday at the World Challenge.
Here's a candidate for golf shot of the year, courtesy of amateur Matt Wheatcroft at the British Par-3 Championship.
Jamie Donaldson of Wales held onto his three-shot lead through the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.
Stuart Manley of Wales put himself in position for a first European Tour title by shooting a 4-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round at the Hong Kong Open.
For many professional golfers, December is more of a money grab playing in limited field events for millions. For Heather Stirling, golf this month has nothing to do with millions but a chance to relive a dream she has held since childhood.
Friday, December 6
Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Tiger Woods made 10 birdies and hit every green en route to a 10-under 62 Friday that took the lead from Zach Johnson at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
Jaye Marie Green pushed her lead to seven strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament and Mi Rim Lee jumped to second with a course-record round.
Tiger Woods tied a course record with a 10-under 62 to take the second-round lead Friday at the World Challenge. See how it all unfolded!
Reilley Rankin was nearly paralyzed and told she would never walk again. Now, 14 years later, Rankin has defied the odds and is trying to regain her LPGA card at Q-School this week.
Stacy Lewis increased her lead to two strokes in the Dubai Ladies Masters, shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round Friday.
With the skies over Sun City fittingly gray, Gary Player cried on a tee box and Ernie Els shared some of his memories of Nelson Mandela.
Jbe Kruger of South Africa paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after taking a one-shot lead at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.
Here are nine big ways to make an over-the-top statement about how you feel during this holiday season -- a collection of extravagant gift possibilities for the golfer in your life who deserves it.
Check out this video the Arnold Palmer Invitational shared on their Facebook page on #tbt. It’s Arnold Palmer back in 1960 showing up on a ‘What’s My Line?’ rebroadcast on GameShow network.
Thursday, December 5
Consider Round 1 of Tiger Woods' Northwestern Mutual World Classic to have been filled with many hits (the field average for the 18 players was 72.78, with 64 bogeys) and barely any giggles.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the second round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge Friday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Jaye Marie Green shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to increase her lead to five strokes after the second round of LPGA Q-School.
Eighteen of the world's top golfers are in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods -- follow the highlights of the action live right here!
The death of Nelson Mandela on Thursday was felt worldwide. Here's how members of the golf community reacted to the breaking news on Twitter.
Rory McIlroy spoke frankly at Nike's recent Innovation Unleashed event in Las Vegas -- as did Nike Golf president Cindy Davis.
California head coach Steve Desimone has been selected to coach the U.S. Team at the Palmer Cup this summer at Walton Heath Golf Club. The Ryder Cup-style competition will take place on the golf club's Old Course June 26-28.
The European Tour fined and suspended Simon Dyson -- though his 2-month term will be waived if he completes 18 months without a rules infraction.
Luke Donald's rapid start at the Nedbank Golf Challenge was halted by lightning Thursday, leaving the former World No. 1 leading by two shots at 5 under through 11 holes.
World No. 3 Stacy Lewis fired a superb second round of seven-under 65 to break free of a crowded leader board going into the penultimate round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
David Higgins shot a 6-under 64 Thursday to lead the Hong Kong Open by one shot after the first round.
Lightning halted the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and Luke Donald's rapid start at the 30-man invitational on Thursday.
If you’re a golf and Batman fan, you missed out on a pretty cool Christmas gift. A Batman Tumbler Golf Cart sold for $17,500 on Dec. 4 through eBay.
Titleist's Scotty Cameron Futura X Dual Balance, the counterbalanced version of Adam Scott’s putter, aims to maximize stability.
Ernie Els is considering cutting his golf schedule even more to spend time with his family, saying life on the road after 25 seasons as a pro is getting "tougher and tougher."
Wednesday, December 4
Tiger Woods conceded that moving his end-of-year World Challenge tournament from southern California to central Florida made sense, albeit with some emotions.
With dad Donnie on the bag and her old shafts back in play, Jaye Marie Green -- 29th on the 2013 Symetra Tour money list -- posted a course-record 10-under 62 on the Jones Course to open the final stage of LPGA Q-School.
For the first time in three years, tournament host Tiger Woods will play beside a different partner when the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge begins Thursday -- plus complete tee times.
Angel Cabrera seeks to defend his Argentina Open title in his home country as the LatinoAmerica Series wraps up; Q-School still packs pressure for status on Web.com Tour from all walks; plus more notes from pro golf.
Jordan Spieth has re-defined the expression “making all the right moves” since leaving the University of Texas early in his sophomore year – and is looking beyond his rookie-of-the-year season on PGA Tour.
This weekend would certainly fall into a time of year considered the 'offseason' that touring pros openly seek -- yet 39 of the world’s top 50 players are playing golf.
Touring pros often speak of seeking an 'offseason,' but tournaments such as Tiger Woods' World Challenge boast strong fields nonetheless; plus standout rookie Jordan Spieth's outlook, Angel Cabrera's chase of another Argentinian Open and more in this week's recap of pro notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.
Tiger Woods is going to wear a customized pair of TW’14 shoes in tournament play next year – and Nike Golf and Woods are leaving the design up to the fans.
The AJGA's Stephen Hamblin reminisces on his 30 years with the AJGA, and how he was given an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant endowment in his name for over $100,000 for his long-time service to the company.
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After shooting rounds of 72-73 for a 145 total, Vance Antoniou has a three shot lead heading into the final round of the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
The Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic has been cemented in men’s college golf history for the past 39 years, but for the first time in 39 years, the tournament will change its dates to the either the last weekend of October or the first week of November to comply with the NCAA.
Tuesday, December 3
Jack Nicklaus said he would have to root for grandson Nick O'Leary, a tight end for Florida State, if he lines up against Nicklaus' alma mater Ohio State with college football's BCS national championship on the line.
Rory McIlroy on a golf course is a familiar sight on television -- but Manchester United football player Wayne Rooney steals the show in the latest Nike ad. See the video here.
Wilson designs its irons in three categories: Feel, Control and Distance. The Wilson Staff C 100 is the centerpiece of the Control category.
From our look at new shafts to James Achenbach's tips on properly fitting yourself when dealing with shafts to drills from the game's best (Stacy Lewis, Harris English, Michael Thompson and Justin Thomas among them), take a look at our special December digital edition dedicated to improving your game.
Monday, December 2
Jason Dufner took to Twitter to ask Tiger Woods about shuffling the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge schedule to make room for Auburn's SEC title game in football. It proved ineffective.
Jack O'Keefe was named head men's golf coach at Georgia Regents Augusta on Monday.
Rory McIlroy remained at No. 6 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the Australian Open.
Big Bertha is back. Callaway Golf will use the famous name for two new drivers and a line of fairway woods for 2014.
This past week, I was in West Palm Beach, Fla., for my final event of the year: the AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic.
Hideki Matsuyama became the youngest money-title winner in Japan Tour history following his victory at the Casio World Open.
Sunday, December 1
Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to beat Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying Scott the rare Australian triple crown.
Oliver Wilson lost his European Tour card in 2011, and dropped mightily in the world rankings, before finishing strong on the Challenge Tour this past season. Now he's hoping to complete his path back to the European Tour with a strong 2014.
Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday for a four-shot victory and his first European Tour victory in a year.
The Wilson Staff D 100 ES, a long-distance combination set of irons and hybrids is being introduced because a distance-producing 6-iron doesn’t mean much if a golfer isn't hitting the center of the face.