Derek Ernst hasn't had much fun with golf since his maiden victory on Tour last spring, so he took a new approach: "I just didn't work on my game." Well, he fired a 4-under 66 on Thursday at Honda, so it might have worked.
It's been a whirlwind few weeks for Jason Allred, picking up a third-place finish at the Northern Trust Open, a third child that was born on Monday and winding down with a pressure-packed tee time this week at the Honda Classic.
The last time Phil Mickelson played at PGA National he was a junior, and the last time he played the Honda Classic, it was 2002, and he had yet to win a major.
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.
From the breakfast ball to Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Golfweek editor Jeff Babineau reflects on all the things he is thankful for on this Thanksgiving day.
Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner flipped the opening match of the afternoon -- the only one to be played to completion -- and suddenly, the U.S. has opened up a five-point advantage heading into Sunday.
At this year's Presidents Cup, the Washington Generals of this matchup, the Internationals, are giving its Harlem Globetrotters, the U.S., a pretty good run so far.
Steve Stricker, the last man to hit a shot at the Presidents Cup on Thursday, stood on the 18th green in near darkness at Muirfield Village, put his arm around the young charge to his right, and smiled like a father who'd just helped to guide his son to his first driver's license.
If captain Nick Price and his International squad are really, truly – and finally – going to get their Charlie Brown-like fortunes reversed, and make this biennial event competitive, then it’s likely a contingent from southern Africa that provides the key to opening the door.
Zach Johnson was stricken was the 24-hour bug on Sunday night and spend the next 20 hours at home in bed. No need to fret, Johnson, who will play a practice round on Wednesday, said he will be able to go for Thursday's start of the Presidents CUp at Muirfield.
Steve Stricker had to skip a hunting trip with buddies in order to play the Tour Championship, but at this week’s Presidents Cup, he’s expected to land the young buck that has everyone’s attention: Jordan Spieth.
Arnold Palmer celebrated his 84th birthday in Latrobe, Pa., where he also hosted the Latrobe Classic, which benefits his hospitals in Orlando, Fla.
On a tough afternoon when the greens began to dry and the winds began to swirl and the atmosphere transitioned into full PGA Championship mode, it was no surprise to see who took on Oak HIll – one of the Tour’s brawlers, Jim Furyk.
Jason Dufner was about a foot shy of establishing an all-time low for a round in one of golf's four majors, while Tiger Woods didn't fare nearly as well, nor did Phil Mickelson. Here are 5 Things to Know from the PGA Championship's second round.
Phil Mickelson's opening effort in the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill? Gee, you know, the normal stuff, with more twists than a Stephen King plot.
Gary Woodland has had to deal with plenty of change over the past two years. Injuries. New coaches. New equipment. On-course struggles. But the changes he employed finally took effect last week in Reno, and now he is teeing it up at the PGA Championship again, full of his old confidence.
Sundays at the U.S. Open identify the last man clinging to a bending branch just before it snaps off the side of a cliff. The U.S. Open’s resounding chorus? A collective groan.
Phil Mickelson had plenty of short birdie misses Friday, but a 20-footer at No. 18 allowed Lefty to jump into a share of the lead with Billy Horschel as play was suspended because of darkness.
Tiger Woods missed fairways and struggled direly with the speed of Merion’s suddenly wet and slowed-down greens in the early going of the U.S. Open.
Merion Golf Club’s brawn is delivered in scattered doses, much of it coming on three stout par-3 holes, including the 246-yard 17th, its tiered green protected by a lineup of rugged, jagged bunkers.
Certainly at TPC Sawgrass, the smallest is not necessarily the meekest. The 17th is not the most difficult hole on the golf course, but it’s the main attraction, with its large but intimidating island green.
Davis Love III will be making his 28th Players start at TPC Sawgrass, a stat he says speaks to two things: “One, that means you’re old,” said the 49-year-old Love with a grin. “And two, it means you’ve stayed pretty competitive.”
The thread of a Hall of Fame evening, as it usually is, is how the inductees took small sparks of opportunity and chance and somehow wove such a great game into the fabric of their lives.
Angel Cabrera simply loves Augusta National and will play in the final group for the third time in the last five years on Sunday, hoping his 2009 victory will give him advantage over the top of the leaderboard.
On a trying day when the winds kicked up, a little experience came in quite handy. Look at some of the names on the board: Fred Couples, Angel Cabrera, Jim Furyk. And some Tiger guy.
Rory McIlroy stepped onto the grounds at Augusta National Golf Club this week and proclaimed that the “real” golf season had started – unfortunately, his Opening Day at the Masters was something of a wash.
Trevor Immelman's Masters victory at age 28 was expected to propel the South African to the next level. But it simply hasn’t happened.
In 2004, we all wondered if changes to Augusta National's back nine might rob fans of those incredible Sunday finishing stretches. Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els provided a resounding answer to that question.
Our editor Jeff Babineau and Senior Writer Jeff Rude are gamblers at heart and always look for an 'omen' at the outset of any major. Rocky Hambric provided some food for thought on Monday in Augusta.
They wore Seve on one sleeve and their hearts on the other, which is what you get with the Band of Brothers that is the European Ryder Cup team. Always.
The No. 1 golfer on the planet sure doesn’t appear anything near it these days. On a chilly, overcast Friday morning at PGA National, the bubbling pot that has been Rory McIlroy’s rugged 2013 season finally spilled over in frustration.
Despite a closing bogey that led to an even-par 70, Rory McIlroy says that his game is "getting there." On a wet and soggy day at PGA National, even par was about what McIlroy deserved to shoot.
Brandt Jobe has overcome injury after injury during the course of his PGA Tour career. He shot 5-under 66 Thursday in just his third round on Tour since surgery last summer to repair two nerve blocks in his neck.
Spencer Levin says he probably won’t be playing golf again until next season. The silver lining? With the PGA Tour’s new year-round schedule configuration, the start to the 2014 season is only eight months away.
5 Things: Three of the past four major winners, plus the season debuts of Luke Donald, Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell put a spotlight on the Northern Trust Open.
Blayne Barber might not be one of the 25 marquee players teeing it up at Northern Trust Open, but after his self-disqualification at Q-School, he is simply ready to show off his game on golf's biggest stage.
Despite a jarring pain shooting up his leg, defending champion Steve Stricker had a chance to tie Dustin Johnson for the lead on the back nine. His ability to hang in there is why we'll miss seeing him more often on Tour, says our Jeff Babineau.
Dustin Johnson (69-66) is the man everyone will try to chase down in Tuesday’s 18-hole sprint to the finish, and if he plays anything like he did on Monday, well, good luck with that. Tee to green, Johnson put on a clinic, hitting 33 of 36 greens in regulation.
Start and stop, start and stop, and after three long days of trying, everybody stands shoulder to shoulder at the starting line once again. Thus far, the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions has been the bridge to nowhere.
Rickie Fowler, whose preparations for the Tour's opener in Hawaii aren't necessarily confined to the practice range, stands out among his touring-pro brethren. Above all, though, he wants to win.
The 2013 season gets under way with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course on Friday, the first tournament of the PGA Tour’s 40-event 2013 schedule. Here are 5 Things to look for heading into the tournament.
While the marquee names of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Phil Mickelson won't be found at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week, there are still many PGA Tour stars that will try to start the season off right in Hawaii this week.
When our Jeff Babineau looks back at the season that was 2012, which began in January at Kapalua and ended in December closer to home at the PNC Father-Son Challenge, it’s the Ryder Cup at Medinah outside Chicago that emerges front and center.
These are questions we’ll be forced to answer after yet another muddled mess of making a very confusing game even more complicated says Golfweek Editor Jeff Babineau.
Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald built a 4-up lead, only to see themselves fight for their lives on the 18th green. Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy trailed 2 down at the turn, only to birdie six consecutive holes. Their clutch play kept the Ryder Cup competitive.
Nicolas Colsaerts put on a Ryder Cup performance for the ages Friday, sparking a four-ball victory over Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker.
The first tee at the Ryder Cup Friday morning was filled with fans and plenty of national pride.
And on the fifth day, finally, there will be golf. Meaningful golf, with national pride at stake, on a global stage.
After difficult family ordeal, Todd Anderson returned to a little normalcy Wednesday, getting back to work with pupil Brandt Snedeker at Medinah.
The World Golf Hall of Fame just got a little more laid-back with the addition of Fred Couples.