Jack Nicklaus talked to the media on Thursday ahead of the PGA Championship, and says he is impressed by Rory McIlroy, while also saying he'd pick Tiger Woods for the Ryder Cup squad.
Rory McIlroy, who is one victory from a career Grand Slam, has shown signs of being like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at the tender age of 25.
"Maybe I can put a little pressure on him," Rickie Fowler said Saturday after he had done exactly that to Rory McIlroy yet faded to a six-shot deficit at the British Open.
Tiger Woods used to own weekends at major championships. Now they seem to own him. A trend continued Saturday in the British Open: He hasn’t shot in the 60s on a major weekend since 2011.
Forget about what we saw and said Thursday. He’s not ready. An inconsistent Tiger Woods clearly needs more competitive repetitions, particularly with a driver, before he’s ready to contend in a golf tournament.
Some even-par rounds are more eventful than others. Henrik Stenson reinforced that Thursday during the British Open when he putted a ball off of a green and, five holes later, broke a wedge over his knee.
Rust? What rust? Tiger Woods didn’t look corroded in the least, after bogeys on the first two holes anyway. Rather he looked comfortable and dangerous in shooting 3-under 69 in the Open Championship first round Thursday.
John Daly had one word for the Royal Liverpool rough –“Brutal." He has put a TaylorMade 1-iron in his bag to help steer clear of the rough at Hoylake.
Henrik Stenson, the dryly humorous Swede, would be a great player to have as a next-door neighbor, writes Jeff Rude -- especially after his wit shined Wednesday at Hoylake.
With only 12 competitive rounds on the PGA Tour in 2014, Tiger Woods claiming that only finishing first is acceptable might be a bit of a stretch. But his competitors are seeing signs that his game is awfully close.
"If I'm getting too sugary," five-time Open champion Tom Watson said while waxing nostalgic in advance of the 2014 British Open, "stop me." No one stopped him.
The PGA Tour announced that the WGC-Match Play Championship will move from February to May and will now be hosted at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
Errie Ball, who died on July 2 at the age of 103, visited with our Jeff Rude to talk about playing in the 1934 Masters and the keys to living a wonderful life.
Patrick Reed is back. OK, so he's not top 5 in the world, but he's focused again after the birth of his first child and is in position to capture his fourth PGA Tour victory in the last calendar year.
Tiger Woods was encouraged despite missing the cut at the Quicken Loans National in his PGA Tour return. But he didn't show he's ready to contend any day soon, writes Jeff Rude.
After sorting some things out with his putter, Erik Compton shot 3-under 68 Thursday at the Quicken Loans National as he tries to qualify for the Open Championship.
With seven bogeys on his first 12 holes and three birdies on his last six, Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour with a 74 in Thursday's first round of the 2014 Quicken Loans National at Congressional.
As the years have gone by, people have expressed doubt that Tiger Woods will surpass Jack Nicklaus' record for major victories. Apparently four-time major winner Ernie Els isn’t one.
Bill Haas is the Quicken Loans National defending champion. But he’s not the same player he was a year ago: "The game changes weekly. Daily even, absolutely," he said.
Members of the 2013 Presidents Cup teams visited President Obama on Tuesday night at the White House -- and found it an unexpected healthy snack stop.
Rusty and inconsistent on Quicken Loans National pro-am day despite the fact he said his back felt great, even expectations for Tiger Woods eventually change. So says our Jeff Rude.
Tiger Woods' return from a back injury to PGA Tour next week in the 2014 Quicken Loans National tournament at Congressional seems a surprise for a few reasons.
While his agent would not confirm an official return date, those close to Tiger Woods are indicating that his swing ramp-up is going well and that a return at the British Open is a possibility.
NBC reporter Roger Maltbie lost his cart driver on the 11th tee after a North Carolina Highway Patrol officer arrested Maltbie's driver after claiming the man ran over the officer's foot and did not stop when ordered.
46-year-old Toru Taniguchi somehow found humor in his third-round, 18-over 88 on Saturday at the U.S. Open.
Martin Kaymer is in complete control of the U.S. Open, but they don't crown champions after 36 holes. Pinehurst No. 2, as well as the players chasing, might have something to say about Kaymer taking the champion's hardware back home to Germany.
Kevin Kisner gave his dad the ultimate Father's Day gift on Friday. Kisner pulled his father, Steve, out of the gallery to caddie the last couple of holes knowing he wouldn't make the cut at the U.S. Open.
Jeff Rude sits down with David Dusek to chat about Martin Kaymer's record-breaking opening two rounds at the U.S. Open and what to expect for the rest of the day.
The optimist: In caring for his ailing son, Craig Dolch perseveres amid a heart-wrenching daily trial. Dolch is a clear choice as Golfweek's 2014 Father of the Year.
On U.S. Open eve, Matt Kuchar told his family that he loves Pinehurst No. 2. On Thursday, Kuchar shot 1-under 69 to put himself in a great position to win his first major championship.
If asked to identify the U.S. Open quote of the week so far, your correspondent would look no further than Henrik Stenson's quip about the fifth green at Pinehurst No. 2 after an opening 69.
Senior writer Jeff Rude spent the morning walking Pinehurst No. 2, following the likes of Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. Listen to his impressions of the tournament at mid-day Thursday.
It’s clear who will win this week’s U.S. Open. Guaranteed. Write it down. Here it is . . . Plus, the club pro who bounds his drives past J.B. Holmes, Padraig Harrington's whereabouts and more.
Rory McIlroy enters the U.S. Open at Pinehurst with 'a bit of confidence' as he searches for his third major title. He'll just have to get past the second-round troubles that have plagued him recently.
Bubba Watson called Pinehurst No. 2, this year's U.S. Open venue, the "toughest we'll play." Yet, the two-time Masters champ feels comfortable on the restored Donald Ross gem, likening it to a course he grew up on in the Florida Panhandle.
There aren’t many golf stories that, as they say, are too big to write. But we could have one if Phil Mickelson were to win the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, even as World No. 1 Adam Scott might be the favorite.
Sometimes in U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying a qualifier isn’t even the story. So it went with the sad tale of Danny Lee, who slid late as Justin Leonard, Seung-Yul Noh and Justin Thomas co-meadaled in Columbus.
Michael Putnam, the 2013 Web.com player of the year, and Web.com player Brett Stegmaier each shot 5-under-par 67 at Brookside Golf and Country Club on Monday morning to share the midway lead at U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying in Columbus.
And two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson shot an outgoing 32 en route to seizing a one-stroke advantage through 54 holes of the Memorial Tournament on PGA Tour.
Phil Mickelson said Saturday that a federal investigation into potential insider trading hasn’t affected his golf performance before this week, even as a report said the FBI interviewed him last year at a New Jersey airport.
A day after his play off the tee led to a 9-under 63, Rory McIlroy found the rough more often than not, leading to a dismal 78. The positive? He's still within striking distance.
Keegan Bradley was pretty bummed after tying for 29th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. So whom does he lean on for help but his own mom, Kaye. Their conversation led to a big change for Bradley: a conventional-length putter.
On the eve of the Memorial Tournament, Jack Nicklaus talked about the shape his game's in, his career majors record in Tiger Woods' sights and how far he might have driven the ball in his prime using today's equipment.
After being fitted for his potential Ryder Cup gear at the Memorial on Tuesday, Matt Kuchar already feels his juices flowing as the U.S. tries to regain the crown they saw slip through their fingers at Medinah.
Jerry Magee has experienced nearly everything you can as a professional golfer, but his most nervous moments might be ahead of him as he prepares to introduce his daughter-in-law, Annika Sorenstam, at a Wednesday ceremony at the Memorial.
Tiger Woods says his back pain is no longer "debilitating" -- but as he posted on his blog two weeks ago, the 14-time major champion says he has no date for his return from back surgery.
Consider it a good way for Jordan Spieth to block one out: Asked Wednesday if he considered talk of being the PGA Tour’s “next big thing” as a burden or compliment, Spieth simply said he tees it up and tries to win.
Through 54 holes of the Players Championship, Jordan Spieth is bogey-free and tied for the lead as he searches for his second career PGA Tour victory.
For Geoff Ogilvy's game, there’s light again. You can see it in his play and hear it in his words as he's in the top 10 midway through the Players Championship.
Sources have told Golfweek that there is a strong possibility that the Open Championship will return to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.