Royal Dornoch plays just like it was designed back in the late 1800s, fitting for a club so keen with its history that it is establishing a program to investigate the history of sport and culture in the region.
Senior writer Alex Miceli will be in England and Scotland for nearly a month and will be keeping you updated with his latest tidbits in a daily blog for Golfweek. Today's installment: A trip to Inverness, with a stop at the Tain Golf Club.
The range at Castle Stuart was not a bustling one on Monday morning, but interestingly two headliners -- Darren Clarke and Jose Maria Olazabal -- were out working on their games, both trying to find something for this week and next.
With a little more than a week before the Open Championship at Muirfield, Tiger Woods is still the heavy favorite, according to Las Vegas bookmakers.
Sunday's final round at the U.S. Open at Merion featured shanks, shots out of bounds, a hole-in-one and an improbable eagle.
Most of the field Saturday found Merion just as difficult as the first two days, including Sergio Garcia, while some such as Nicolas Colsaerts found mixed fortunes. Plus more.
Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley were all on the outside looking in as the cut at the U.S. Open was set at 8 over on Saturday morning.
The first round finally finished in colder, wetter and windier conditions than Thursday's start, with players dropping shots and wondering what Merion had in store.
USGA executive director Mike Davis says Merion is finally where he hoped it would be from a setup standpoint, with roughs and greens cut to desired heights.
How low will they go at Merion? Many think that the U.S. Open scoring record is in jeopardy, but our Alex Miceli says that history doesn't support that sentiment.
So with an uncluttered mind and a plan that he feels comfortable following, Scott comes to Merion for the 2013 U.S. Open ready to chase golf's Grand Slam.
Much of Merion's East Course has withstood recent rains. But the 11th hole needed some work on a bunker as U.S. Open week began with practice delays.
Three prominent touring pros who use the anchoring stroke with long or belly putters – Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson and Adam Scott – were disclosed to have retained legal counsel.
Robert Karlsson, a member of the European Tour since 1991, realized he no longer could meet the 13-start minimum to keep his card and resigned his membership.
Third-round leader Matt Kuchar made five birdies against just three bogeys in windy conditions, while J.J. Henry was one of the few to break 70 in the Memorial on Saturday.
The withdrawals are starting to come in for Monday’s 36-hole qualifier for the U.S. Open at Merion.
Once a carrier of clubs for his father at Muirfield, Bill Haas is now letting them do the talking for him; Bo Van Pelt makes helpful changes; Guan Tianlang misses the cut.
Nick Watney's score of 15 over for two rounds at the Memorial Tournament was surprising – as were coach Butch Harmon's comments via Twitter during Friday's second round.
Brains prevailed over brawn for Scott Piercy off the tee, while Keegan Bradley's distances impressed Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples during the first round of the Memorial.
Masters champion Adam Scott echoes four-time U.S. Open champion Jack Nicklaus in saying golfers shouldn't leave their drivers in the bag too often at Merion.
The PGA Tour Player Advisory Council met Tuesday, but no clear stance was taken on anchoring, and the idea of bifurcation seems to be gaining momentum, according to Davis Love III.
PGA of America president Ted Bishop, an early dissenter regarding a ban of the anchored stroke, must wrap his arms around how his 27,000 members will deal with the USGA's new rule.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has raised the threshold for a positive marijuana test, significantly reducing the likelihood of detection for athletes who use the drug. What this might mean for the PGA Tour is uncertain.
Retief Goosen says a hip injury stems from practice more than a week ago, an injury that he believes came from not warming up properly and will prevent his playing in the Wells Fargo Championship.
Bubba Watson on Tuesday wrote a Twitter post in support of a TV analyst who had discussed gay NBA player Jason Collins and how the Christian faith can involve teachings against a gay lifestyle.
Doug Barron, the only known player to be suspended due to a positive drug test on the PGA Tour, lent Vijay Singh guidance throughout the Fijian's admission of using deer-antler spray.
A joint statement issued by the USGA and R&A on Wednesday clarified the ruling that saved Tiger Woods from disqualification at the Masters last month.
A day after being cleared by the PGA Tour for the use of deer-antler spray, Vijay Singh made more news Wednesday by withdrawing from the Wells Fargo Championship due to an injured back.
The site of the Wells Fargo Championship, one of the premier stops on the PGA Tour, underwent emergency maintenance Tuesday as two greens at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., were completely re-sodded.
IMG Worldwide has acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group, a South Florida-based company with golf holdings that includes management of the PGA Tour's The Honda Classic.
Phil Mickelson came off the course questioning everything after his first round at the Masters, and the results have only gotten progressively worse from there.
Semi-retired, Steve Stricker, who is playing some of the best golf of his career and with one round left at the 77th Masters, has an outside chance of slipping on a green jacket.
Tiger Woods was assessed a two-shot penalty – not disqualified – Saturday morning at Augusta National following a situation at the 15th hole during his second round on Friday.
Scotsman Sandy Lyle made his first Masters cut since finishing T-20 in 2009; he is off the pace of leader Jason Day by seven shots at Augusta.
Kevin Na's doctor believes the 13-year professional should be home working with his physical therapist and not trying to hit shots off of a hanging lie into a tucked pin.
Tiger Woods is still the favorite, but not by as much as when Thursday’s first round started moving from 3/1 to 7/2 after a 2-under, 70, four shots off the lead of Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia at the 77th Masters.
Firethorn -- the par-5 15th hole at Augusta National -- is not exactly a pitch-and-putt, but it is playing as easy as you could ask for in the first round of the 77th Masters.
While Jack Nicklaus still believes Tiger Woods will break his record of 18 majors, Nicklaus concedes Woods' great spring could be for naught in predicting major success if he doesn’t win his fifth title this week.
On the eve of the Masters, Tiger Woods finds himself in his usual spot as the favorite going into the first major of 2013.
Nearly a century ago, Donald Ross applied the final touches to his new course at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club. Having spent much time in North Carolina’s Sandhills – notably for his work at nearby Pinehurst – Ross was familiar with the sandy ground, wiregrass and tall, slender pines that define golf courses in the region.
It takes a lot to top the Masters for newsworthiness in its hometown of Augusta. But 10 times, the local newspaper has deemed a story more worthy of lead play on its front page.
The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, a free, national skills competition for junior golfers, will begin at courses in 19 states and Washington, D.C. – and end at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunday before the 2014 Masters.
It was members day at Augusta National on Sunday, with the likes of Condoleezza Rice teeing it up with Phil Mickelson, while Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley and a handful of others began their preparations for the year's first major.
Bandon Trails will greet golfers with a different look this spring after designers Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore returned to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to renovate four holes.
Vijay Singh, who has said he used deer-antler spray containing a substance banned by the PGA Tour, offered no explanation for his withdrawal from this week's Shell Houston Open.
Rory McIlroy heads to this week's Shell Houston Open no longer the world's No. 1 golfer, having ceded the spot to Tiger Woods, but he takes it as a natural, cyclical downturn.
Bubba Watson tied his career-best round at Bay Hill with a 5-under 67, finishing just before the leaders teed off and the wind machine started on Sunday.
Using a new putter and hitting fairway after fairway, Keegan Bradley seems to have figured out the tough Bay Hill track and is now in contention to make a run on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Phil Mickelson’s trip to Bay Hill Club & Lodge was a littler shorter than he expected. After rounds of 73-79, Mickelson is on his way to see swing coach Butch Harmon before heading to Houston next week.
In his first major decision as U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Tom Watson announced Wednesday that he will relinquish one of his four captain's picks for the 2014 matches at Gleneagles in Scotland.