Stories by Jeff
After struggling to find his way, Smylie Kaufman joins growing youth movement
After struggling to find his way, 23-year-old Smylie Kaufman joins growing youth movement with maiden PGA Tour victory at the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
Golfweek PostGame: Smylie Kaufman wins Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas
PGA Tour golfer Smylie Kaufman wins the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas with final-round 61, fending off Kevin Na and Brett Stegmaier.
Mid-Am champ Sammy Schmitz finds road to Augusta paved in donors’ green
Sammy Schmitz, the 2015 Mid-Amateur Champion, used a GoFundMe online fundraiser account to raise money to train for the Masters outside of his home in Wisconsin.
Illinois wins Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, seeks to conquer match play in spring
The Illinois Fighting Illini men's golf team wins the 2015 Tavistock Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth behind the play of Charlie Danielson and Thomas Detry.
After restless recuperation, ironman Brian Gay anticipates return to PGA Tour
Brian Gay is planning on playing the PGA Tour this season on a major medical exemption after missing significant action because of thumb and neck injuries.
Happy golf new year! Some predictions as PGA Tour opens season
From twentysomethings to Rory McIlroy, expect another thrilling PGA Tour season in 2015-16, writes Jeff Babineau.
Sammy Schmitz earns dream Masters trip with dad following par-4 ace and U.S. Mid-Am title
Sammy Schmitz scores hole-in-one on par-4 to secure U.S. Mid-Amateur title and Masters invitation over Marc Dull at John's Island West Course in Vero Beach, Florida.
Sammy Schmitz holds 2-up lead on Marc Dull midway through U.S. Mid-Amateur final
Minnesota’s Sammy Schmitz will take a 2-up lead over Florida’s Marc Dull into the final scheduled 18 holes Thursday at the 35th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at John’s Island Club’s West Course.
A caddie playing in the Masters? Marc Dull could make it happen with U.S. Mid-Amateur victory
Florida's Marc Dull, a caddie at Streamsong Resort, advanced to Thursday's final of the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur in Vero Beach, Fla., where he will face Sammy Schmitz of Minnesota.
Wealth adviser Brad Wilder among semifinalists at U.S. Mid-Amateur
Wealth adviser Brad Wilder of Fort Wright, Ky., was among four players who moved closer to a Masters berth by advancing to the semifinals of the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
With eye still on Augusta, former pro Jess Daley advances at U.S. Mid-Amateur
Jess Daley, a former pro golfer and college All-American, was among those who advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur, where the winner will earn a Masters berth.
Scott Harvey's U.S. Mid-Amateur title defense comes to end in Round of 32
Amateur golfer Scott Harvey's 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur title defense comes to end in Round of 32 with a loss, while Mike McCoy advances.
With Ryder Cup a year away, U.S. captain Davis Love III faces many challenges
The 2016 Ryder Cup is a year away and that means U.S. captain Davis Love III will have 365 days to figure out a winning formula before the matches at Hazeltine National.
J.B. Holmes contends in Tour Championship debut, and another postseason Presidents Cup prize looms
J.B. Holmes is contending in his 2015 Tour Championship debut, and another FedEx Cup postseason prize looms as $10 million is on the line at East Lake in Atlanta, Ga along with a potential pick to the Presidents Cup team.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson races out to 63, two-shot lead after first round of Tour Championship
Sweden's Henrik Stenson races out to a 7-under 63 at East Lake in Atlanta and a two-shot lead after the first round Tour Championship, the final tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Ollie Schniederjans motivated for Tour Championship return as more than marker
Ollie Schniederjans plays PGA Tour's 2015 Tour Championship as marker, gains motivation to earn status as a PGA Tour golfer.
South African Louis Oosthuizen withdraws from PGA Tour's Tour Championship with hamstring injury
South African Louis Oosthuizen withdraws from the PGA Tour's Tour Championship with hamstring injury in the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs at East Lake.
At Fedex Cup Playoffs' Tour Championship, watch out for Sweden's Henrik Stenson
At the Fedex Cup Playoffs' Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, watch out for Sweden's Henrik Stenson to win the $10 million.
PGA Tour's 'Big Four' collide at East Lake for 2015 Tour Championship
PGA Tour's 'Big Four' – Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler – collide at East Lake for 2015 Tour Championship.
Suzann Pettersen, Juli Inkster meet to bury hatchet from thrilling 2015 Solheim Cup
U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster met with European golfer Suzann Pettersen in Germany to talk about controversy concerning a non-conceded putt in the matches.
At PGA Tour BMW Championship, young guns are great, but don’t forget the old guys like Jerry Kelly
Much of the attention in FedEx Cup Playoffs is on the PGA Tour's young guns, but as the playoffs continue at the BMW Championship, we can't forget about the older players like Jerry Kelly.
Anirban Lahiri's quest for PGA Tour card goes through Web.com Tour Finals
Anirban Lahiri, of India and the 40th ranked golfer in the world, is the top draw at the Web.com Tour Finals opener in Fort Wayne, Ind., as he tries to earn his PGA Tour card.
Babineau: U.S. Presidents Cup team had better options than Phil Mickelson
U.S. Presidents Cup team had better options, like J.B. Holmes, Charley Hoffman, Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson, Robert Streb or Kevin Na, than Phil Mickelson for Jay Haas captain's pick.
Matt Lauer takes "Today" gig to Liberty National Golf Course with Jordan Spieth
NBC "Today" morning host Matt Lauer interview PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth at Liberty National Golf Course near New York City to discuss career, life and tips.
Jeff Babineau: The FedEx Cup Playoffs on PGA Tour are great, but they could be better
The FedEx Cup Playoffs are good for the PGA Tour, but are they too long? Jeff Babineau asks the question.
SMU college golfer Bryson DeChambeau rises to top of amateur game with a style (and set of clubs) all his own
SMU college golfer Bryson DeChambeau has used his same-length clubs and single-plane swing to win the 2015 U.S. Amateur and 2015 NCAA Championship.
Bryson DeChambeau claims 2015 U.S. Amateur title over Derek Bard
SMU amateur men's golfer Bryson DeChambeau won the 2015 U.S. Amateur final match over Virginia's Derek Bard at Olympia Fields Country Club.
Bryson DeChambeau surges past Sean Crocker to make U.S. Amateur final
Bryson DeChambeau continued his dominant play at the U.S. Amateur by defeating Sean Crocker in Saturday's semifinals to advance to the championship match at Olympia Fields.
Sean Crocker paddles another opponent en route to U.S. Amateur semifinals
USC sophomore Sean Crocker takes emotional and bold personality past Austin James and to semifinals at 2015 U.S. Amateur golf tournament at Olympia Fields.
Comfortable with spotlight, Paul Dunne reaches quarterfinals at U.S. Amateur
Irish amateur golfer Paul Dunne advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields after making a name for himself at the 2015 British Open.
Top ams Rahm, DeChambeau roll into Round of 16 at U.S. Amateur
Top amateur golfers Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Maverick McNealy roll into Round of 16 at 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields.
Hunter Stewart knocks off the rust and Lee McCoy in U.S. Amateur
After qualifying for match play at the U.S. Amateur via a playoff, Hunter Stewart topped Lee McCoy in the Round of 64 Wednesday at Olympia Fields.
Todd Mitchell’s clutch save on 18th edges Chase Koepka in U.S. Amateur Round of 64
Todd Mitchell has been out of baseball so long that he doesn’t even know how being a former minor-league shortstop influences his golf game anymore.
Mid-am champion Scott Harvey DQ'd for signing incorrect scorecard at U.S. Amateur
For the second consecutive year the reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion signed an incorrect scorecard after the second round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur to be disqualified.
Aussies crowd leaderboard in U.S. Amateur, seeking to extend winning streak abroad
First it was Jason Day at the PGA Championship and now it's fellow Australian Ryan Ruffels at the U.S. Amateur.
Matt Jones plays golf ball from hospitality tent at PGA Championship
PGA Tour golfer Matt Jones plays golf ball from hospitality tent at PGA Championship beer tent at Whistling Straits.
Jason Day, Jordan Spieth set up Sunday showdown at PGA Championship
Jason Day will chase his first major title Sunday at the PGA Championship, but he will have to hold off Jordan Spieth in the final round at Whistling Straits.
PGA Championship tee times, pairings: Saturday's Round 3 with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day
Tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits with PGA Tour golfers Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.
Jordan Spieth not razor sharp, but still in major mix at PGA Championship
Jordan Spieth might not have been at the top of his game Friday at Whistling Straits, but he's in contention in yet another major at the PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth take center stage at PGA Championship
PGA Tour golfers Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith shoot 71 at 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Round 1.
Brothers Brett and Matt Jones inspire family reunion at PGA Championship
PGA Tour golfer Matt Jones and his brother, club pro Brett Jones, will both tee it up at the 2015 PGA Championship this week at Whistling Straits.
No Slam this year, but Jordan Spieth still has plenty to gain at PGA Championship
Jordan Spieth won't win the Grand Slam this year, but he can still win the PGA Championship and ascend to No. 1 in the world rankings at Whistling Straits.
40 reads: The Pines was my classroom for golf – and life, Babineau, hometown golf course
Golfweek senior writer Jeff Babineau recalls fond memories of playing Dennis Pines, his hometown course in East Dennis, Mass.
Tiger Woods at it again with consistent talk as PGA Championship draws near
These days, the only thing consistent about Tiger Woods is the consistency of which he speaks, not his golf game, writes Jeff Babineau from the 2015 PGA Championship.
Jordan Spieth’s Grand Slam hopes end, new dream begins British Open PGA Championship st. Andrews
Jordan Spieth's Grand Slam hopes ended at the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews but the PGA Tour player has new ones.
Marc Leishman chases Claret Jug at 2015 British Open with newfound outlook on life
PGA Tour golfer Marc Leishman at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews misses out on 62, but appreciates life after wife Audrey Leishman's near-death experience with toxic shock syndrome.
On an off-day at British Open, Matt Kuchar bowls them over in St. Andrews
How PGA Tour golfers and caddies spend day off at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews and wind delay, Matt Kuchar played lawn bowling in St. Andrews.
Dustin Johnson extends edge over Jordan Spieth, British Open field with steely resolve
PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson leads 2015 British Open through 36 holes with Jordan Spieth five shots back as he chases Grand Slam and Johnson looking to move past three-putt at U.S. Open.
Auld friends: Tom Watson's last walk at St. Andrews for British Open 2015
Tom Watson bids farewell to the British Open in the St. Andrews dusk as Scots and PGA Tour players alike pay tribute.
Luck of the draw: Timing is everything at the British Open at St. Andrews
The British Open draw, as PGA Tour player Paul Casey knows, has a lot to do with level of success at this major championship.