How slow was the play Wednesday at postcard-perfect Pebble Beach? Well, Sean O’Hair and Hunter Mahan joined Eric Axley and John Rollins on the 10th tee early in the afternoon, looking to get in nine holes.
Maj. Dan Rooney, using golf as his vehicle, pilots the Fold of Honor Foundation that has raised millions for survivors of fallen troops. Jeff Babineau reports.
Golfweek editor Jeff Babineau writes a letter to our readers about our first edition of Golfweek For Her.
Jeff Babineau gets a deep tissue massage at the Spa at Doral after playing the Jim McLean Signature Course.
Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA champion, will undergo surgery Thursday to repair damage to the C-6 and -7 vertebrae, according to Gaylord Sports Management, the company that represents him.
Phil Mickelson's third Masters win means more since his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Here's our breakdown of how Phil won his third green jacket.
Ask any player to name you the best caddies on Tour, and surely many would offer up the names of the men carrying the bag for any of the top 5 starting Sunday:
It promises to be a memorable Sunday at The National, what with Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods all in the hunt. For one patron who was out watching the early action, it will be memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Fred Couples has made enough trips around Augusta National – Sunday will mark his 100th official round, to be specific – to know some strange, magical things can transpire at the Masters.
Guess who is in the middle of the pack at the 74th Masters? The Big Lefty, two-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson, that’s who.
The guy who finished atop the leaderboard at the last major – one Y.E. Yang – made the turn on Friday still on the board at the Masters as well, standing at 4 under par through 27 holes.
The incredible thing about Augusta National is that you see some shots you just don’t see anywhere else. K.J. Choi yanked his drive into the creek way left on the par-5 second hole – that’s right, there’s a creek way left on No. 2, the only water you’ll find on the front nine at Augusta National.
Think Masters glory is just for the young guns? Tell that to Tom Watson. The 60-year-old is going against the clock in his 37th trip to Augusta, though Jeff Babineau says it’s a one-sided battle.
Thoughts and observations while traversing the rolling hills of Augusta National and standing beneath the huge oak on a Masters Tuesday.
In his first news conference in nearly five months, Tiger Woods offered a rare glimpse of himself while also remaining a closed book. But that’s just Tiger, writes Jeff Babineau.
Phil Mickelson is at it again. Playing golf, yes. And doing it carrying two drivers in the bag here at the WGC-CA Championship at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral.
Don’t know what Rory McIlroy had for lunch on Tuesday at Doral, but whatever he had, and wherever he had it, it’s guaranteed to fall short of his Tuesday lunch of a week ago.
Tiger Woods stepped away from the podium following his 14-minute statement at TPC Sawgrass saying he would become a better man. But words are only the first step in a long process, writes Jeff Babineau.
Minutes from Tiger Woods’ statement at TPC Sawgrass, Jeff Babineau checks in from just down the road.
The PGA Tour season is exactly one day old, and already I’m reaching for my blood-pressure medication. What has me so riled? John Daly, that’s who. He says his “feelings were hurt” when the Bob Hope Classic chose not to give him a sponsor exemption.
Will Woods go into more detail on what happened in his early-morning Friday accident? Considering how guarded he always has been involving life inside those Isleworth gates, don’t count on it.
How’s this for Chapter 784 of “Golf, The Global Game”?
Mickey, Goofy, Pluto and the Chipmunks have met, and the envelope is in. The recipient of the fourth and final sponsor exemption spot at Disney World next week for the PGA Tour’s season-ending Children’s Miracle Network Classic is . . . drumroll, please . . .
Stewart, the 42-year-old reigning U.S. Open champion, was dead after a Learjet in which he and five others were flying ran out of fuel and crashed into a marshy field in South Dakota. The jet originally was headed for Dallas. All passengers were believed dead hours before the aircraft descended.
It’s 1:30 on the West Coast, and this thing already is over? Are you kidding me? Hey, anyone got a couple spare 49ers tickets at the ’Stick?
So what, exactly, were the tricks Y.E. Yang said he may have up his sleeve today?
Being that this is a road game, the International team tried to make itself at home a little on Saturday night by bringing in a few creature comforts of home.
Tiger Woods has had more success individually than in team competition. But Saturday at Harding Park, Woods stole the show.
Something to keep an eye on at the Presidents Cup: Word out of the International camp is that Angel Cabrera, who sat out the Saturday morning foursomes, has his eye on one particular guy for the Sunday singles.
The pairings are out for Saturday’s morning foursomes matches.
The Presidents Cup continues to impress with its glitzy parade of celebs. Seen on Friday at Harding Park: Baseball legend Willie Mays, who flipped the coin to decide honors on the opening tee. And here’s a conversation one doesn’t see every day. George H.W. “No. 41” Bush having a long conversation with former Oakland Raiders coach and TV announcer John Madden.
After handing away a point with a missed 3-footer in the final foursomes match on opening day at the Presidents Cup – leading to a halve instead of what looked to be a U.S. victory – a visibly steamed Justin Leonard knew how he’d handle it. He stormed right into the U.S. team cabin, slammed the door, threw his stuff down and made a beeline directly to the bar.
U.S. keeps two Thursday teams together, including Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, who steamrolled to victory. Those two likely will be together for all four matches.
Ugliest hole on Day 1 of the Presidents Cup? Easy. That would have to be the sixth hole of the opening match.
Phil Mickelson supposedly arrived to Harding Park this week with a suspect back, feeling a twinge as he chipped and putted late last week, though he has downplayed the injury here in the early going of the Presidents Cup. Surprising that he didn’t injure it further trying to carry partner Anthony Kim around for a good part of the opening day foursomes.
Young Irishman Rory McIlroy is playing with his father, Gerry, at this week’s Dunhill Links over in Scotland, and the tandem teamed for an opening 6-under 66 on Thursday at Carnoustie.
Opened the front door of the house this morning just outside Orlando and it was cool and crisp, a perfect 68 degrees. A sign that finally, autumn is here!
Arnold Palmer showed off a renovated Bay Hill Club Tuesday. Golfweek editor Jeff Babineau rode shotgun with The King.
Georgia didn’t lack for rain this week (none fell at East Lake Thursday, fortunately), but with a SubAir system installed beneath the putting surfaces, the crew at East Lake can suck out any moisture and make the greens as firm and fast as they’d like.
Stewart Cink didn’t quite start his round the way most of us start ours.
Round 1 now in the books, and your FedEx Cup leader in the clubhouse is ... drumroll ... first-round leader Sean O’Hair, who started the Tour Championship in seventh place.
OK, so it’s a little early here at the Tour Championship, but Stewart Cink – he of the British Open champion variety – is 2 under par through five holes, and in the early lead. Using our handy dandy FedEx Cup guide, in order to win the FedEx Cup this week, Cink, who is 26th in the standings, needs this to happen:
Ran into Dennis Walters on the range at East Lake late this afternoon as he was about to conduct yet another youth clinic.
Somebody on Sunday could face a putt, conceivably, on the 18th green at East Lake for $11.35 million. That would be if both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup’s $10 million bounty were on the line.
Stewart Cink did not arrive to East Lake for the Tour Championship empty-handed. He brought the Claret Jug he won this summer at Turnberry, and there it sat on Tuesday afternoon, atop the counter at East Lake’s dapper pro shop.
In a day of team camaraderie, stellar golf and plenty of glory moments, Jeff Babineau explains why no Walker Cupper could match Rickie Fowler.
Why do I love golf so much? Let me count the ways.
There are some interesting faces in the crowd at the Walker Cup.
At the end of this week’s Walker Cup, mid-am Nathan Smith will return to work, a handful of players will return to college and some officially will end their amateur days and turn pro.