Stories by Jeff
Local Erick Morales ‘living the dream’ at PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open
Erick Morales is just a normal guy, a former college player at Rutgers who works at an eyeglass distribution center. But this week at the Puerto Rico Open, he's living the dream.
John Daly eyes top-10 at PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open
John Daly looks for a top 10 at the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open, where he is 2 under through two rounds.
Long-hitting Brandon Hagy turns heads at PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open
Brandon Hagy, a former Cal standout, is turning heads at the PGA Tour's 2015 Puerto Rico Open with his long drives and impressive swing speed.
PGA Tour rookie Mark Hubbard aims for 'trifecta' in Puerto Rico
To say it’s been an eventful few weeks for PGA Tour rookie Mark Hubbard would be a bit of an understatement.
David Duval tees it up at PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open before donning TV analyst hat for Golf Channel
David Duval played 18 holes at the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open before reporting for afternoon television duty in the Golf Channel booth.
Putting tip sparks Luke Donald at PGA Tour's Honda Classic
Luke Donald is in contention at the Honda Classic thanks in part to a putting tip from Northwestern head coach Pat Goss.
Brooks Koepka makes cut at PGA Tour's Honda Classic after 14-stroke turnaround
Brooks Koepka rebounded from an opening 8-over 78 to card a second-round 64 and make the cut Friday at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Rory McIlroy struggles at 2015 Honda Classic in PGA Tour return
Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 player in the world, shot a first-round 3-over 73 at PGA National's Champion Course during the first round of the PGA Tour's 2015 Honda Classic.
Phil Mickelson enjoys wind-blown challenge at PGA Tour's Honda Classic
Phil Mickelson shot a 71 in the first round of the PGA Tour's 2015 Honda Classic at PGA National and noted how the wind and water hazards made the course difficult.
Past Honda champs grind for another shot at PGA Tour glory
Three former Honda Classic champions lingered on the range Wednesday after most practice had wrapped up. There is no room for rest in this game.
Greg Norman on Tiger Woods: He's mentally ‘unraveled’
In a “Today Show” interview on NBC, Greg Norman expressed doubts that Tiger Woods can make the climb back to the pinnacle of the game.
Reason for Ryder Cup optimism with U.S., Davis Love III and Redeem Team II
For those who view the Ryder Cup through red, white and blue lenses, we've been hovering over the hospital bed, gravely distressed. How did we get ourselves into this mess?
Jimmy Walker calls Riviera favorite PGA Tour playground as he tees up at Northern Trust Open
One guy to watch as the Northern Trust Open gets underway today outside Los Angeles? Jimmy Walker, who has been solid and consistent since the fall of 2013.
Could U.S. Ryder Cup captaincy find Davis Love III for a second time?
Reports surfaced Monday that Davis Love III would captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2016. Could a troubled U.S. Ryder Cup team forge into its future by once again reaching into its past?
2015 inductees Mark O’Meara, David Graham visit World Golf Hall of Fame
Mark O’Meara and David Graham, two members of the World Golf Hall of Fame's 2015 induction class, made a first-time visit to the shrine Monday.
Champions Tour golfer Jim Thorpe reflects on 'inspiration' of Charlie Sifford's life
Ahead of the Allianz Championship, veteran touring pro Jim Thorpe recalls the importance of Charlie Sifford, who died Feb. 3 at age 92, to the world of golf.
Champions Tour eyes options for Charles Schwab Cup playoff system
One element of the Champions Tour’s historic 20-year marketing extension with Charles Schwab & Co., sponsor of the season-ending Schwab Cup, is to add some spice to the end of the schedule with a couple of playoff events leading into the 30-man finale.
Tiger Woods needs his old swagger, Colin Montgomerie says
When it comes to Tiger Woods and his recent struggles, there is no short supply of opinions on what’s happening with the former World No. 1, and what he should do next.
Nolan Henke will make his Champions Tour debut this week at the Allianz Championship and stepping insde the ropes once again
Having been on golf’s sidelines for the better part of, oh, a decade, Nolan Henke will make his Champions Tour debut at this week’s Allianz Championship at the Old Course at Broken Sound.
The Tiger Woods Effect takes hold at Phoenix PGA Tour stop
The Super Bowl has come to Phoenix. And on Sunday, there even is a football game scheduled somewhere in town.
Major leap: Big plans drive Rickie Fowler's PGA Tour season
After top 5s in the four majors last year, Rickie Fowler emerges as 'legit.'
Dustin Johnson interview with Golfweek's Jeff Babineau: 'Time to grow up'
Dustin Johnson announced that he will return to the PGA Tour in early February, but the 30-year-old says he is a different man than the one who skirted drug-use allegations and a party-boy image.
Webb Simpson shoots 62 at Sony Open in Hawaii with short putter in hand
Webb Simpson putted his way to an opening-round 62 at the Sony Open in Hawaii using a conventional-length putter.
PGA Tour rookies Blayne Barber, Nick Taylor off to fast starts
Blayne Barber and Nick Taylor were standouts in college, but it has taken them some time to reach the PGA Tour. Now, the Tour rookies, both teeing it up at this week's Sony Open, are getting a chance to see how they stack up against golf's best.
Chance pays off for Trey Mullinax at qualifier for PGA Tour's Sony Open
For Trey Mullinax, it’s already been a good week. The former Alabama All-American is basking in the sunshine on the island of Oahu, preparing for the PGA Tour's Sony Open.
Babineau: Patrick Reed's stock rises with fourth PGA Tour title
Patrick Reed was criticized for his confident words after winning the 2014 PGA Tour event at Doral. But the 24-year-old simply has the game to back it up.
Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama head into the final round of the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua as co-leaders at 17 under
Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama, the 54-hole leaders at the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions, hold more in common than might appear on the surface.
Chesson Hadley getting 'game ready' at Kapalua beside PGA Tour's best
Most players at the top of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions leaderboard through two rounds had played Kapalua before. That is, except for Chesson Hadley, who is using the week to get himself "game ready."
With tee-to-green consistency, Russell Henley leads after the first round of the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Russell Henley's New Year's resolution was to become more consistent from tee to green. One round into his year, at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, it's so far, so good as Henley leads at 8-under 65 at Kapalua Resort's Plantation Course.
Entering 2015, Jason Day targets improved health, world's No. 1 ranking
There's no doubt Jason Day has immense talent. Entering 2015, the 27-year-old Australian hopes he can stay healthy and ascend to No. 1 in the world ranking.
John Smoltz blended Hall of Fame career with coveted tee times
John Smoltz, who pitched 21 seasons in Major League Baseball, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Thanks to a well-used little black book, he's an accomplished golfer, too.
Zach Johnson turns PGA Tour career into a growing business with help from Team Zach
Zach Johnson and "Team Zach" held its annual meeting last month in Orlando, Fla., to review the 2014 season and identify potential areas of improvement for 2015. One thing he'll work on: his putting.
A key for Matt Kuchar's successful season is getting off to a fast start in January at the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua
Matt Kuchar says he’s never been much of a goal-setter, but mainly, he’s driven by one idea when each new year rolls in: just find a way to get better and with a fast start each year, he has certainly done that.
Geoff Ogilvy returns to Kapalua after breaking winless streak
Geoff Ogilvy returns to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where he has won twice, after breaking a winless streak in 2014.
Jeff Babineau wraps up '14 with thoughts on Palmer, Spieth, Ryder Cup
Senior writer Jeff Babineau wraps up the year that was on the PGA Tour with his thoughts on Arnold Palmer, Jordan Spieth at The Masters and the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Jeff Babineau's Untold Story from 2014: Stacy Lewis is a modern-day athlete who 'gets it'
Jeff Babineau's Untold Story of 2014 touches on the fact that there is not a more underrated, underappreciated star in our game than the LPGA's Stacy Lewis.
Bernhard, Jason Langer win PNC Father/Son Challenge by 2 with a 13-under 59 Sunday in Orlando, Fla.
Bernhard Langer picked up another win Sunday (his sixth of the year) at the PNC Father/Son Challenge with his 14-year-old son Jason by his side.
PNC Father/Son Challenge pairs major-winning dads, sons of ranging talent levels
The sons playing in this weekend's PNC Father/Son Challenge range from strong junior and amateur golfers to players who are relatively new to the game. Still, this "family major" is a highlight for the major-winning dads and their kids.
Red-and-black Patrick Reed shines at Hero World Challenge
Patrick Reed bested playing partner Tiger Woods at the Hero World Challenge Friday with a round of 9-under 63.
Fresh off Aussie Open victory, Jordan Spieth flying high into Hero World Challenge at Isleworth
It's nearly 9,400 miles from Sydney, where Jordan Spieth won the Australian Open, to Orlando, Fla., where the 21-year-old is competing in this week's Hero World Challenge at Isleworth. Yet, Spieth appears to be as fresh as anyone in the field.
All systems go for Tiger Woods on eve of World Challenge
There was no scorecard for Tiger Woods on Wednesday during a pro-am round for the Hero World Challenge, but if this were a pre-flight check, all Woods’ instruments appeared to be working fine.
Rickie Fowler's torrid play could make him Isleworth scene-stealer
Tiger Woods is filling the role of lead hero at this week’s Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Country Club, but Rickie Fowler deserves an early-week look, too.
Shades of Bubba Watson: Victory in China opens another chapter
There are many shades to Bubba Watson, but victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions opened another chapter in his story of self growth.
Jack Nicklaus returns for PNC Father/Son Challenge
Jack Nicklaus and his son, Jack II, highlight the field for the 2014 PNC Father/Son Challenge.
Golfweek PostGame: Nick Taylor wins Sanderson Farms Championship
Golfweek PostGame breaks down the PGA Tour action at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi, where another 20-something, Nick Taylor, stole the show.
Babineau: Remorseful Bishop shines light on aftermath of social-media slip
Ousted PGA of America president Ted Bishop spent Tuesday morning inside the studios of Golf Channel in Orlando trying to explain how two regretful messages expressed across two social-media platforms late last week have thrown his near four-decade career as a PGA professional into turmoil.
Robert Streb takes McGladrey Classic in playoff for 1st PGA Tour win
It took three weeks, but the PGA Tour got its first playoff of the new season at the McGladrey Classic, with Robert Streb prevailing over Brendon de Jonge on the second extra hole to win his first PGA Tour title.
For Chris Kirk, it's time for a major move
Chris Kirk is coming off the season of his life, having won not once, but twice in 2013-14, including the McGladrey Classic, which he’ll try to defend beginning Thursday not far from his former home in Sea Island.
Tour win in hand, Ben Martin lands at McGladrey as a new man
As players began to file into Sea Island for the third tournament of the Tour’s Fall Series, Ben Martin, 27, still was walking on air after his first Tour victory.
Greg Norman to play pro-am, broadcast at FT Shootout
Greg Norman, who is recovering from a chainsaw-related injury, received clearance to play at the pro-am of the Franklin Templeton Shootout before joining the Fox Sports broadcast booth for the December tournament.