Consider Round 1 of Tiger Woods' Northwestern Mutual World Classic to have been filled with many hits (the field average for the 18 players was 72.78, with 64 bogeys) and barely any giggles.
Tiger Woods conceded that moving his end-of-year World Challenge tournament from southern California to central Florida made sense, albeit with some emotions.
Angel Cabrera seeks to defend his Argentina Open title in his home country as the LatinoAmerica Series wraps up; Q-School still packs pressure for status on Web.com Tour from all walks; plus more notes from pro golf.
Jordan Spieth has re-defined the expression “making all the right moves” since leaving the University of Texas early in his sophomore year – and is looking beyond his rookie-of-the-year season on PGA Tour.
This weekend would certainly fall into a time of year considered the 'offseason' that touring pros openly seek -- yet 39 of the world’s top 50 players are playing golf.
Touring pros often speak of seeking an 'offseason,' but tournaments such as Tiger Woods' World Challenge boast strong fields nonetheless; plus standout rookie Jordan Spieth's outlook, Angel Cabrera's chase of another Argentinian Open and more in this week's recap of pro notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.
Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson are among American PGA Tour stars to win the Australian Open -- but few follow their footsteps on the trek these days.
Had Connor Arendell wanted to enjoy the European Tour card he had just secured, he didn’t really have the time. He went from Spain to Florida for the Web.Com Tour's second stage of Q-School.
Adam Scott's successful Australian Masters defense, followed by a team win at the World Cup, overshadowed two good performances from Matt Kuchar.
Former LPGA players remember Lenny Wirtz -- better known as a college-basketball referee -- for his devotion to women's pro golf in the 1960s and remain thankful for all he contributed.
John Hahn secured his European Tour card for next season last week at the European Tour Qualifying Tournament. Now, the 24-year-old rookie is ready for his global adventure.
The PGA Tour signs two big sponsorship extensions despite the fact Tiger Woods tends to skip those events; Masters invitations are at stake amid shuffles around the top 50 in the world rankings; plus more in senior writer Jim McCabe's weekly notes.
History shows there's too much volatility in the Official World Golf Ranking to say two years ahead of time who will qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
A little extra planning served Jim Renner well leading up to this week's OHL Classic in Mexico; a winter wish list for the game; crowded event rosters; plus more in this week's PGA Tour news and notes.
Among the competitors in the PGA Tour's 2013 Q-School are a number of young men whose fathers (and one's grandfather in Arnold Palmer) grounded it out in thousands of PGA Tour tournaments combined.
One of the most difficult things to do for a world-class player is to win when you are expected to do nothing less -- thus, Adam Scott deserves praise.
The Manila Masters golf tournament will play on in the Philippines, despite nearby destruction from a typhoon: “They want to use the opportunity to try to raise some funds for the victims,” an Asian Tour representative said.
The Asian Tour's Manila Masters will play on; Adam Scott enjoys a successful homecoming; plus more in our recap of this week's pro notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.
Former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman didn’t couch his opinions on a wide range of topics -- including the topic at hand, slow play.
Golf researchers have a clear message on slow play: Saving minutes here and there and educating golf course owners, head pros, superintendents and golfers on how and why a round of golf slows is crucial.
Spanning the globe, Jim McCabe's weekly notes from the pros include new issues for PGA Tour card holders, big-name travel demands and much more.
FedEx Cup points have been hard to come by overseas; Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy lament travel demands; Phil Mickelson eyes Dubai; plus more in this week's notes on the pro scene from Jim McCabe.
Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day will be among 14 of the world's top 50 players teeing it up in the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.
Jonas Blixt, who has qualified for the European Tour's finale in Dubai, is committed to dual-tour membership in 2014 – which history shows might take a toll on those who take a swing at it, even when they fare well.
Jim Renner is just one player affected by the way PGA Tour cards were handed out for the 2013-14 wraparound season, while Davis Love III sees first-hand the conflict between needs of players and tournament organizers.
Jimmy Walker leads the FedEx Cup points list after four starts in the PGA Tour's wrap-around events, while Aaron Baddeley also has found success. It’s been a different set of stories for a handful of others, however.
Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald began 1-2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but are now 62 and 61, respectively, while 2009's major winners have struggled since and Bubba Watson also is among those in a funk.
Ninth in the Race To Dubai, Peter Uihlein at the BMW Masters posted his third top-five finish in his last four starts. The American also is giving back to the game abroad.
Ryo Ishikawa's maturation process is to be admired – if for no other reason than he's grown to look more comfortable than ever while growing his game amid the most intense pressure one can imagine.
Six world-class players – including Nos. 1 and 2, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott – have opted to skip this week’s HSBC Champions in China.
Ryo Ishikawa matures, Tiger Woods skips HSBC, Peter Uihlein thrives abroad and much more in a recap of senior writer Jim McCabe's notes from the professional ranks this week.
The R&A's replacement of International Final Qualifying for the Open Championship with the Open Qualifying Series is a better, cleaner and more fair approach, says Jim McCabe.
Chesson Hadley gets his arms around the PGA Tour in a hurry; Chris Smith turns to a baseball standout for support; plus more in our notes on the pros.
Several Tour players are shedding the difficult effects of injuries as one season gives way to another. Here's the latest on a few, including Jhonattan Vegas, Spencer Levin and others.
Saying he has emerged from an 'identity crisis' after going back to the Web.com Tour Finals to regain his PGA Tour status, Sean O'Hair says he might be playing the best golf of his multi-million-dollar career.
Accomplished veterans including Davis Love III, Geoff Ogilvy and Jonathan Byrd took advantage of the wraparound season's benefits at last week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
After being turned down by plenty of top-ranked U.S. players, Matt Kuchar has finally found a World Cup partner in Kevin Streelman.
At 19-under 194, Webb Simpson, who shot 4-under 67 Saturday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, has the 54-hole lead in a PGA Tour tournament for the fifth time.
Webb Simpson follows Thursday 64 with an 8-under 63 on Friday to take a commanding four-shot lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Conditions were near perfect Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and J.J. Henry took the most advantage with an opening-round 60 to take the first-round lead in Las Vegas.
Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before his opening round Thursday, citing illness.
The U.S. kept its opponents without a lead in 11 Presidents Cup matches, while the Internationals did so just three times; plus more in our PGA Tour notes.
Left-hander Phil Mickelson, a future hall-of-famer, is now 6-10-3 in singles play -- 2-5-3 in the Presidents Cup, 4-5-0 in the Ryder Cup.
Three members of the 2013 Presidents Cup teams are teeing it up at this week's Frys.com Open: Angel Cabrera, Marc Leishman and Hideki Matsuyama. Plus, Monday qualifying drew some notables.
Tony Johnstone was in the team room and on the course at the Presidents Cup, one of Internationals captain Nick Price’s trusted assistants, a savvy veteran of this global golf business and a lifelong friend.
Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson had discussed their Presidents Cup strategy nearly a month ago, but Lefty decided to call an audible on Friday afternoon and it led to a 4-and-3 route of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.
Internationals Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama rally late to salvage a half point from Americans Bill Haas and Webb Simpson. Maysuyama, making his Presidents Cup debut, biridied two of his last three holes to help secure the half point.
Here's a list of Tiger Woods’ partners in Ryder and Presidents cups.
And for his eighth Presidents Cup, 15th international competition and 69th session team match since 1997, Tiger Woods gets a 19th different partner – Matt Kuchar.
Despite winning the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner gives himself a B-plus for a season-long grade. He is just one of many who are self-critical despite plenty of success.