Trailing by a stroke as he played the 18th, Steve Stricker holed a 25-foot putt from just off the green to beat Kyle Stanley and win his third consecutive John Deere Classic title.
Sandy Lyle had never played with Jack Nicklaus before the final round of the 1986 Masters. He says there were no signs the first eight holes, making the back-nine charge even more intense.
TaylorMade is betting that consumer acceptance of its R11 white driver will be a big success. How big?
As the face of Puma Golf, Rickie Fowler is reinforcing the brand’s edgy, irreverent identity in its latest commercial.
The 58th PGA Merchandise Show begins in earnest on Jan. 27, but for all intents and purposes it gets under way with today’s Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Club.
USGA contestants will be seeking the pursuit of perfection between the ropes. They won’t have to worry about it on the drive to the course.
Arnold Palmer still has “it.”
PGA Tour rookie Joseph Bramlett, who became the first black golfer to advance through Tour Qualifying School since 1985, was named the recipient of this year’s sponsor’s exemption into the Northern Trust Open.
Adams Golf outbid the competition for Yes! Golf, continuing an aggressive, multi-faceted growth strategy.
Adams Golf re-entered the putter category in late 2009, but that move yielded only limited success. With hopes of becoming a more serious player in the category, the company has acquired Yes! Golf for $1.5 million.
At 81, Arnold Palmer still captivates fans with his personality and myriad stories, even if he has to ask permission to tell them.
David Duval, the former No. 1 player in the world, has agreed to a five-year deal with Scratch Golf, in which he will not only use its equipment, but become a part owner in the company.
Career amateur Billy Joe Patton, who almost won the 1954 Masters, died Jan. 1. Former USGA president Bill Campbell took time to remember his friend and rival.
With David Fay's resignation, the USGA needs to fill its executive director post. Plenty of names are being tossed around for consideration, but one thing is clear: Golf outsiders need not apply.
When the 2011 PGA Tour season kicks off Thursday, Graeme McDowell will be lacing up a new pair of shoes.
Rickie Fowler is one of the obvious young players who will have an impact on the PGA Tour in 2011. But the impact of youth won't stop there, and we sat down to highlight 11 players to watch out for in 2011.
Shaun Micheel began 2010 with limited status on the PGA Tour, but overcame tough odds to record his best season since 2006. Meanwhile, Ben Curtis slipped considerably in our rankings.
Paul Stankowski made a 543-spot jump up Golfweek’s rankings in 2010. He kicks off our annual number crunching package.
First, it was Jim Furyk going from Srixon to TaylorMade, then Graeme McDowell leaving Callaway reportedly for Srixon, and now, a third major winner is expected to switch equipment allegiances.
Congrats to Michael Putnam and Justin Hicks, Nationwide Tour Top 25 grads that sucked it up and endured the Q-School grind.
The equipment endorsement carousel always accelerates this time of year. The hottest commodity that is still unsigned for 2011 is U.S. Open champion and Ryder Cup hero Graeme McDowell.
With a T-16 finish Monday, Joseph Bramlett became the first black golfer in 25 years to earn a PGA Tour card via Q-School.
Jim Furyk had a banner year as a free agent of sorts. Now, he’s reaping the rewards, which includes a new deal with TaylorMade.
Joseph Bramlett brushed the face of his putter with his left hand before he settled into his putting stance. When he slipped into his pre-shot routine, it’s as if he has entered a trance. I haven’t seen a player with his intense concentration since – dare I say it – Tiger Woods
The St. Jude Classic’s prayers have been answered – at least for one more year.
The 2010 Q-School Media Questionnaire delivers as promised. So much so that I decided to break up the good, the bad, and downright hilarious responses into two parts (click here for Part I).
Don’t expect another sponsor clash to arise between World No. 1 Lee Westwood, the UPS poster boy, and the St. Jude Classic now that FedEx has returned as the tournament’s title sponsor.
Josh Geary broke into a mischievous smile. Then his face turned a shade of red. A reporter began to ask him about his media guide questionnaire and he knew exactly where this line of fire was pointed.
It is one of my favorite rites of the golf season, the reading of the annual Q-School media guide questionnaire.
How tough is Erik Compton? Tough enough to undergo two heart transplants, and still call Q-School “fun.” Adam Schupak reports.
When PGA Tour Q-School begins Wednesday, expect there to be stories of heartache and jubilation at golf’s ultimate pressure-cooker. My favorite story involves Mac O’Grady, and comes courtesy of Gary McCord.
It’s been 25 years since a black golfer advanced from Q-School to the PGA Tour. Adrian Stills, the last man to qualify, wonders: Who is next?
Read a pretty good feature on Michael Jordan in a recent issue of Sports Business Journal.
Generational hand-offs are never simple.
Errie Ball, the last surviving player from the inaugural Masters, lights a 100th birthday candle as hundreds celebrate a member of golfing royalty.
The Viking Classic, the Mississippi mainstay of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series, is set to move into the FedEx Cup schedule next season.
The Viking Classic, the Mississippi mainstay of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series, is set to move into the FedEx Cup schedule next season, Golfweek has learned.
The guy with the roman numerals after his name is trying to write a Cinderella story that would make Walt Disney – or at least Carl Spackler – proud.
Rickie Fowler is ready for “Go Time.”
Beneath the fine layer of humor are the words of a desperate man. Such is life when your only ticket to the big tour is past-champion status.
I never met Donna Micheel, mother of PGA Tour pro Shaun Micheel, but I felt like I knew her. She died this morning after an 18-month battle with lung cancer and its complications. She was 64.
You would think the winners of the PGA Tour stop in Las Vegas – aka the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – had hit the jackpot.
Hyundai is close to assuming title sponsorship of the SBS Championship at Kapalua in January.
The PGA of America announced that Southworth Development will become title sponsor of the Senior PGA Professional National Championship and the 41 Section Championships conducted nationwide beginning in 2011.
With apologies to the British Open’s famed first tee announcer Ivor Robsen, the Frys.com Open has the best pair of volunteer tee announcers in golf this week.
From Wales to Sea Island, Davis Love III capped a memorable week as tournament host of the McGladrey Classic. Adam Schupak reports.
A few weeks ago, Graeme McDowell tweeted about the new Callaway Diablo Octane Tour driver when he made an appearance at the Callaway National Sales Meeting. Now the club has started to show up in bags on the PGA Tour. Matt Kuchar, who is not a Callaway paid ambassador, carried the fairway wood in his bag at the Tour Championship.
We all know Alexander Hamilton as the face of the $10 bill, but James Alexander Hamilton III, the golfer, is not quite as recognizable.
Tom Pernice Jr. isn’t ready to turn his badge in just yet.
Rick George is transitioning from the FedEx Cup Playoffs to Major League’s Baseball’s playoffs. George, who has served as executive vice president and chief of operations for the PGA Tour the past two years, was named chief operating officer of the Texas Rangers.