In a young field, Willie Wood showed some of his old grit by Monday qualifying for the Wells Fargo.
Win or lose on Sunday, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has a busy week ahead. He is set to play in the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, and his agent, Chubby Chandler, says his 21-year-old prodigy will be there.
Fred Couples knows every corner of Augusta National, so it comes as no surprise that even at 51 and with an ailing back, Boom Boom is near the top of the leaderboard. Jeff Babineau explains.
Phil Mickelson shot 70 Thursday on a day when his ballstriking left him scrambling for par. But as Jeff Babineau writes, Lefty is still right in the mix at Augusta.
Jack Fleck, the 1955 U.S. Open champion who will turn 90 later this year, was on the grounds at the Masters for the first time in 45 years.
Twenty-five years after Jack Nicklaus, then 46, pulled off an improbable victory for his sixth green jacket, the memory still stirs in us.
Tiger doesn't remember much about the 1986 Masters, but he thought Jack Nicklaus' pose after draining a putt on No. 17 was "pretty cool."
Tom McCollister, longtime golf writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote off Jack Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters. Oops.
Making victory extra sweet for Jack Nicklaus was the fact he was able to share it with his oldest son, Jackie, who was on the bag.
As a teen growing up in South Africa, Ernie Els had strict rules for bedtime: It was lights out by 10 p.m., with few exceptions. Watching the 1986 Masters and Jack Nicklaus' victory was a "special treat."
Ian Baker-Finch, one of golf’s nice guys, makes his Champions Tour debut this week in California at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach. The winner of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale (1991) basically walked away from competitive golf in his mid-30s when his game left him, but he’s enthused to have a little fun on the Champions Tour while taking a little break from his “day” job as a television analyst with CBS.
This year’s Honda Classic is going to need a pretty big Sunday to match the frenzy Tim Tebow brought to Wednesday’s pro-am festivities.
Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, won his own version of the lottery by qualifying at Riviera, says Jeff Babineau.
The PGA Tour is in Los Angeles this week for the Northern Trust Open. Here are five things you need to know before the first tee shot is struck:
Jeff Babineau is on the scene at soggy Riviera. Here are five things to watch for in the Northern Trust Open.
One thing that never amazes me is how golf touches so many people in so many different professions across this life. Visitors to the PGA Show were greeted by some sweet notes played by world-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who is a self-proclaimed golf nut.
When he was a high school golfer living just outside Orlando, Matt Kuchar used to join his dad, Peter, borrow some badges from the pro at his club, and visit the PGA Merchandise Show, just a kid walking through hallways filled with golf toys.
Matt Kuchar was muddling along during the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, making back-to-back bogeys to slip back to 2 under for the week as the rest of the field ran away from him.
Through the years, the huge, undulating greens at Kapalua’s Plantation Course have given first-timers at the PGA Tour’s season-opening event a fair share of fits, and prevented Tournament of Champion rookies from having a great deal of collective success.
Camilo Villegas has been disqualified at Kapalua after a television viewer notified PGA Tour officials of a rules violation Thursday night.
Several players have arrived on the island of Maui this week sporting new equipment deals. Jim Furyk and Camilo Villegas have joined TaylorMade; Tim Clark has become a full-line Titleist ambassador; U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell is now a Srixon man. Others have made changes, too.
Funny scene from Tuesday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions: Long-hitting Bubba Watson is standing inside a hospitality tent off the first fairway at Kapalua’s Plantation Course, there to help unveil a new game from EA Sports: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters.
Golfweek's top editor, Jeff Babineau, traveled across the world in 2010 and took in plenty of special moments. He reflects on the year that was...
With all the money thrown around in golf these days, it’s nice to know some players can say thanks and show appreciation that goes beyond the Herculean effort of hoisting one of those oversized cardboard winner’s checks.
How intense are the final moments of the Ryder Cup? As Jeff Babineau writes, Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan found out.
There is nothing in golf quite like the scene surrounding the first tee at the Ryder Cup, especially for the singles session.
Stewart Cink began the Ryder Cup as the man Corey Pavin forgot. Jeff Babineau says it isn’t likely to happen again.
Rory McIlroy’s long-anticipated Ryder Cup debut is in the books, and his opening match ended better than it started.
Golf is an individual game, but at the Ryder Cup it’s all about team. As Jeff Babineau writes, the U.S. was inspired by an American hero.
Fiery U.S. captain Corey Pavin wants his players to have fun. Oh, and they’d better win, too. Jeff Babineau reports.
Here at the 38th Ryder Cup, just two hours or so down the M4 from London, where the great Bard himself used to compose such eloquent prose – doing so in passages measuring more than 140 characters at a time – Ryder Cup participants already have been served a deep philosophical question befitting of our times:
Journeyman pro Cliff Kresge is on a mission to raise funds for something near to his heart: Treating autism. Jeff Babineau reports.
Amazing sometimes how little things, or a little break, can so heavily influence a round. Mabe an entire tournament. Who knows? In some cases, possibly an entire career.
The golf wasn’t their greatest, but as Jeff Babineau writes, it was just like old times for Tiger Woods and Ernie Els on Sunday.
With at least 14 names in the mix for the final four Ryder Cup spots, Corey Pavin faces some tough decisions. Jeff Babineau explores some possible selection strategies.
Amazing how quickly one’s fortunes can change in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Consider Kevin Streelman, for instance.
Tiger Woods didn’t hit it great at Whistling Straits for the 92nd PGA, but his game sure seemed a lot better than it was a week ago.
Still think it’s not hard for a young player to sleep on the 54-hole lead at a major championship?
Kudos to young Nick Watney for trying to apply a Louis Oosthuizen-style headlock and run away with the 92nd PGA Championship – he will begin Sunday with a nice three-shot cushion.
After hitting rock bottom last week, Tiger Woods appeared to turn a corner Thursday at Whistling Straits. As Jeff Babineau writes, it may be one round, but it’s a start.
After grinding it out for seven consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, Bill Lunde had big plans this week back home in Las Vegas.
Think about when the 2010 schedule was finalized, and we all thought the same thing. Hmmm . . . Augusta, Pebble, St. Andrews . . . we might be going to Whistling Straits with Tiger Woods entertaining Grand Slam possibilities.
Rory McIlroy followed a second-round 80 with a 69 Saturday at St. Andrews, roaring back up the leaderboard. He’ll need a lot of help, but as Jeff Babineau writes, don’t count McIlroy out of this championship just yet.
Much has been made about the changes to the Road Hole, St. Andrews’ Old Course’s famed 17th, this week at the British Open. On Friday, with winds picking up in the early afternoon to the point play eventually had to be suspended, the hole started inflicting some serious damage on players’ chances.
John Daly is back in the UK, but save your pounds before plunking any down on the juicy tabloids. Golf’s Wild Thing has a new, self-annointed nickname: Just call him, ahem, Mild Thing.
John Daly might have made the history books Thursday at St. Andrews. No, not by opening with a 66 – Rory McIlroy did him three better, tying the record for low score at a major – but by becoming the first player to compete at the Old Course in pants that resemble protozoa flocking in a petri dish.
Stewart Cink was in the same media center at St. Andrews about an hour after Tom Watson on Tuesday, with roughly a quarter of the crowd in attendance. That’s OK. He knows – and accepts – the deal.
One would think Angel Cabrera would be a great pick at this week’s British Open at St. Andrews.
Mark Calcavecchia turned 50 June 12, and he’s about to become a human cash machine on the Champions Tour.
In each of the five previous majors staged at Pebble Beach Golf Links (four U.S. Opens and the 1977 PGA Championship), the “chalk” has ruled.