Crooked Stick experienced a mass assault Thursday as players took advantage of the soggy conditions, says Jeff Rude.
Byron Nelson called it a trance. The contemporary usage is zone. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods seem to find it frequently.
Snubbed Hunter Mahan says he "feels empty right now." Also overlooked, Rickie Fowler says "you really can't argue with" Davis Love III's Ryder Cup picks. Our Jeff Rude says the team is deep, but the "great" label will be determined at Medinah.
Tiger Woods leads the PGA Tour in victories (three), scoring average (68.91) and FedEx Cup points, but he’s hardly a lock for Player of the Year entering the playoffs.
Sergio Garcia leads the Wyndham Championship by one shot before play was suspended in N.C.
Sergio Garcia served further notice Saturday that he dearly wants to be on the European Ryder Cup team. He did so the proper way, with his clubs.
Jimmy Walker fired a 62 on Friday at the Wyndham Championship to leap into the lead as the second round moved into the afternoon wave.
The 94th PGA went down as a logistical nightmare for fans and anyone traveling the one road in from nearby Charleston, S.C.
Tiger Woods' struggles at Sawgrass and Riviera are well-documented, but this sudden inability to play well on the weekend at a major is his new kryptonite.
For Vijay Singh, Friday's 3-under 69 at the PGA Championship was another bright spot for the 49-year-old, who has found some of his old form recently after years of struggles, says Jeff Rude.
Joost Luiten - or Willibrordus Adrianus Maria Luiten - had Kiawah Island buzzing when he got to 8 under on Thursday, but don't let his fade back to 4 under fool you - he's got game.
Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal talked Ryder Cup on Wednesday at the PGA Championship, with the U.S. likely down to only one spot remaining on its squad. Who will get it?
The ability to scramble will be key to success this week at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, giving the likes of Luke Donald a chance to capture a major championship.
Ben Crane took a gamble in not traveling to the Open Championship as the first alternate, and that cost him a spot. Thursday's 66 at Firestone shows he has put that behind him, says Jeff Rude.
Adam Scott returns to Firestone as defending champion in the WGC-Bridgestone though the Aussie is licking his wounds from the Open Championship, says Jeff Rude.
Jeev Milkha Singh, son of one of India's most revered athletes, aims to fill a void in his father's otherwise sterling legacy says our Jeff Rude.
Ernie Els proves with the Open Championship victory that he still can win on golf's biggest stage.
R&A: Success of the long or belly putter at Open will not hasten its decision on "anchoring."
Brandt Snedeker didn't card a bogey for the first 40 holes at Royal Lytham. But he made up for lost time with five in his next seven holes. Thankfully, he's comfortable coming from behind.
With iron after iron, Tiger Woods dissected Royal Lytham Friday to the tune of a second consecutive 3-under 67. Whether his game plan of bunting his way around will work is yet to be seen.
Adam Scott brought in a different mindset on Thursday morning: Play the first hole like it is the 72nd hole of a tournament. After a 6-under 64 at Royal Lytham, looks like it might work out.
During a 45-minute session with the media on Wednesday at the Open Championship, David Duval was so well-spoken and relaxed that he resembled a veteran politician or lawyer.
One year after fading at the Open Championship and blaming the weather, Rory McIlroy says he has grown from the experience and has regained his form.
The longest drive at Royal Lytham is the route for your correspondent simply to get to the golf course.
David Duval returns to Royal Lytham, site of his lone major title, as a different golfer than in 2001. Given his happy new life, that's just fine.
Webb Simpson, who is skipping the British Open because of the pending birth of his second child, is just the latest major champion with an unorthodox swing.
Any number of scenarios could play out Sunday at the U.S. Open – some are just more interesting than others.
Despite the Hollywood buzz and huge galleries surrounding the Open's rock-star group, one player emerged in a league of his own - Tiger Woods, simply reminiscent of old times. Jeff Rude.
Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played decidedly different rounds Thursday at Olympic. Mickelson was a story of duck-and-cover, while Woods excelled in his conservatism.
Tiger-Phil-Bubba. Donald-McIlroy-Westwood. K.J.-K.T.-Y.E. Someone at the USGA is having some fun with the pairings, but Jeff Rude wants to know if the viewer benefits.
Champions Tour player Graham Marsh had holes-in-one on back-to-back days, and then had to WD due to a sore back.
Affable Aussie Anthony Summers, an unlikely sectional winner and one-time toilet cleaner, can't wipe the smile off his face entering the U.S. Open.
Hate To Be Rude: After years of heartache, Jason Dufner has won twice in the past four weeks and is coming into his own at the age of 35.
Behind stellar rounds of 60-63, former Georgia star Harris English will head to Royal Lytham for the British Open after taking the top qualifying spot in Texas on Monday.
J.J. Henry is enjoying success at the HP Byron Nelson Championship and it's easy to see why.
As the Tour makes its annual two-week stop in Dallas/Fort Worth, memories of Ben Hogan (left) and Byron Nelson flow – especially for Jeff Rude.
Kevin Na admits he has a hard time pulling the trigger, but also says it's not nearly as painful for viewers as it is for him. Jeff Rude explains.
Jeff Rude weighs in on Tim Finchem's stance defending the PGA Tour's sanctioning of the Masters, regardless of Augusta National's controversial membership policy.
With wit, wisdom and a little something extra for a grade-school teacher, Peter Alliss stole the show at Monday night's Hall of Fame induction says our Jeff Rude.
Hate To Be Rude: Tiger fielded softball questions from his fans on Monday instead of participating in a typical tournament press conference. Here are some, ahem, questions that were left on the cutting-room floor.
Bubba Watson should take the advice of Al McGuire and Arnold Palmer on dealing with media.
Hate To Be Rude: Michael Allen, who knows what it’s like to play for survival, finds himself on top of the Champions Tour.
Hate To Be Rude: Bubba Watson’s thrilling victory at Augusta ranks among golf’s most significant major championships. Where does it rank in the all-time top 20 major moments?
Fred Couples' hopes for middle-aged Masters glory ended Saturday with a third-round 75.
Jeff Rude: Tiger's back? Not by the looks of his dismal performance in Augusta over the first two rounds, where he looked more like a circus act than a contender.
Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods hit the ball all over the course on Thursday, and somehow managed to shoot 72. That 'might have won him the tournament,' says a certain former coach.
Jeff Rude: Billy Payne addressed the media on Wednesday, deflecting questions about potential female membership, but he did talk about growing the game. Shouldn't they go hand-in-hand?
In 2011, Rory McIlroy says that Angel Cabrera's speed on the course threw him off his own game. He'll get a chance to prove he's learned from that in the first two rounds in 2012.
Monkey glands? Yep, it's on Charl Schwartzel's Champions Dinner menu. Um, yummy?
Jeff Rude: Charlie Wi posted an octuple bogey last week at the Transitions. He had a shaky track record at Bay Hill. So, of course, he is the early leader at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.