Stories by Jim
Co-leader Will MacKenzie riding momentum at Mayakoba
What thrilled Will MacKenzie wasn’t the four birdies and an eagle that he made in a 10-hole stretch in Thursday’s opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, but the 12-foot birdie putt he made at the par-4 17th.
Mayakoba ace earns John Huh new car
For John Huh, it seems to always be a good day at the Mayakoba Resort. Huh, 24, will take home a car thanks to his first-round hole-in-one.
Unplugged Manuel Villegas nearly missed OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Think these kids never go anywhere without their cell phones? Manuel Villegas proves they don't, and it almost cost him a start in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Greg Norman returns to golf at Mayakoba after chainsaw accident
Greg Norman returned to competitive golf for the first time since a Sept. 13 chainsaw accident on Wednesday at a pro-am for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
PGA Tour Notes: Chris Stroud loves Mayakoa; Graham DeLaet's forgettable trip; more
When it comes to mapping out his season, Chris Stroud puts a big circle around the OHL Classic at Mayakoba – and for good reason. Stroud is one of three players who can say they’ve played in each of the eight editions of this tournament.
Harris English looks to turn his game around at the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, defending champion
Harris English comes to the OHL Classic as the defending champion, but his game isn't as sharp as it should be after a rough stretch of golf to end the 2013-14 season. He looks to re-energize himself this week.
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.
Beach embodies PGA of America's highest standards
Bob Beach serves as a positive example among the PGA of America's ranks after the fallout of former president Ted Bishop.
Notes: Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter go pure Euro Tour in China
We know they play hard for the European Tour come Ryder Cup time, but playing pure European Tour tournaments is another story. Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter are in China for the BMW Masters, but it’s just the fourth pure European Tour tournament for each of them.
Jason Knutzon's Asian Tour odyssey stretches into a second decade
Beautiful thing, this global golf. You can’t quite make it over to the PGA Tour, just hang tight in your Asian surrounds and guess what? The PGA Tour will come to you.
Suzy Whaley calls Ted Bishop 'not sexist' but agrees with PGA's ouster
So, when the news of Ted Bishop’s faux pas surfaced and morphed into a controversy large enough to cost him his job, just where was Suzy Whaley and what did she think of his comment?
PGA's 'clarification' adds layer of intrigue to Bishop caper
The PGA of America released a statement Monday clarifying former president Ted Bishop's status with the organization moving forward.
Notes: Adam Scott calls on familiar caddie, Jason Dufner returns, more
Familiar faces returned to the Tour as caddies this week, Jason Dufner is returning to competition and Kevin Streelman is still making birdies.
Ryder Cup captaincy remains still a for David Toms
Seizing the Ryder Cup captaincy remains a possibility for David Toms, despite the PGA of America's effort to change its selection strategy.
Bob May keeps PGA Tour dreams alive in Las Vegas
Years after playing with Billy Horschel PGA Tour Q-School, Bob May hopes to make it back to the Tour one day.
Man of his word: Billy Horschel stays committed to Charley Hoffman's event
Billy Horschel could have used every excuse in the book: tired from his run to the FedEx Cup title or needing more time at home with his newborn. But the Florida product refused to do that to Charley Hoffman and his pro-am event in Las Vegas.
Journey started in high school, Jon Curran joins best friend Keegan Bradley on PGA Tour
Through state championships and tragic deaths, Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley have remained the closest of friends. In 2014-15, Curran will finally join his roommate on the PGA Tour.
Bikinis and birdies? Only in Vegas for Shriners
Swimming pools – six of them – are going to offer spectators the chance to cool off from the desert heat while watching the action at the 16th green, 17th tee and 18th hole at TPC Summerlin for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this week.
Removed from golf, Bill Mallon returns to Pinehurst
After a successful golf career at Duke and a stint on the PGA Tour, Bill Mallon's professional work as a doctor brings him back to his beloved Pinehurst.
Kelly Xu among finalists for second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Finals
Eighty junior golfers, including last year's girls 7-9 champion Kelly Xu, have earned invitations to Augusta National Golf Club to participate in the second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals on April 5.
Right or wrong, Phil Mickelson's Ryder Cup revelations will force change
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson issued a statement Oct. 4, dealing with recent reports of an emotional team-room scene at Gleneagles and taking responsibility for his team's issues.
The Dunhill provides pro-am fix; Ryder Cup notes
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship offers pairs some of the world's top golfers with notable celebrities at St. Andrews, Ryder Cup notes and more.
Hindsight is 20/20 on Tom Watson's picks
U.S. captain Tom Watson made surprising moves on Saturday at the 2014 Ryder Cup, including sitting Phil Mickelson for both matches.
Ryder Cup recap: Rory McIlroy-Sergio Garcia def. Jim Furyk-Hunter Mahan, 3 & 2, in Saturday-afternoon alternate-shot
In a tight Saturday-afternoon Ryder Cup battle, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia of Europe pulled away late to earn a 3-and-2 win over Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan of the U.S. at Gleneagles.
Tom Watson left with 12th-man decision for Sunday singles
United States captain Tom Watson faces a tough decision in determining with American will play 12th in Sunday's singles matches at the Ryder Cup.
Mickelson gets day off as Saturday foursomes announced
For the first time in Phil Mickelson's Ryder Cup career, he will not partake in any action on Saturday, as captain Tom Watson stuck with a pair of hot hands in afternoon foursomes.
Ryder Cup recap: Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson (Europe) def. Bubba Watson/Matt Kuchar (U.S.), 3 and 2
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson garnered their third point for Europe on Saturday morning, beating Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson, 3 and 2. Recap the highlights here!
Rose and Stenson make steady team for Europe
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson teamed up to create a strong force for Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup, winning two points Friday.
U.S. rookies trust Watson's foursomes selections
Ryder Cup rookies Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth were initially disappointed by being left out of Friday's afternoon foursomes, but trust captain Tom Watson's picks.
Ryder Cup notes: Four-balls first; slow greens; more
Ryder Cup play began with four-balls Friday, as Seve Ballesteros initiated in '97; slow greens have been a factor already; plus more news and notes from Gleneagles.
Ryder Cup Tracker: Rickie Fowler/Jimmy Walker (U.S.) vs. Thomas Bjorn/Martin Kaymer (Europe)
Jimmy Walker chipped in twice and made a 6-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th to secure a half-point for the U.S., as he and Rickie Fowler battled back from an early 3-down deficit against Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn.
Ian Poulter not a part of afternoon foursomes matches at Ryder Cup
Not only did Ian Poulter’s string of seven straight wins in the Ryder Cup come to an end in Friday’s opening day of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, so, too, did his foursomes streak.
Ryder Cup pairings for Friday four-ball matches
U.S. captain Tom Watson and European captain Paul McGinley revealed their pairings for Friday's morning matches at the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Patrick Reed won't have wife as his caddie at Ryder Cup
Patrick Reed's wife Justine, who gave birth to daughter Windsor Wells in May, will not caddie for her husband at the Ryder Cup.
After missing out in '12, Hunter Mahan ready to heal Ryder Cup wounds
After missing out on making the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team, Hunter Mahan couldn't bear to watch the festivities at Medinah on television. Two years later, Mahan has made the team and is ready to heal the wounds of 2012 with a victory at Gleneagles.
Phil Mickelson's comment at Ryder Cup fuels tabloid headlines
Phil Mickelson laughed off a playful jab he made at the European Ryder Cup team Wednesday, but not until after it provided brilliant fodder for several tabloids.
Ryder Cup tunnel's mural has interesting choice
As players walk in a tunnel to the first tee at Gleneagles, the Americans can look left and see images of 10 notable past Ryder Cuppers, while the Europeans can look right for a similar effect.
Ryder Cup mainstays: Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood
The 2014 Ryder Cup will stretch Phil Mickelson’s consecutive appearances to 10, while Jim Furyk and Lee Westwood have stretched it to nine in a row.
Quick hits: Jim Furyk as a utility infielder; Henrik Stenson's Ryder Cup return
Jim Furyk has had 14 different partners over eight previous Ryder Cups, leaving him as America's "utility infielder." Meanwhile, Henrik Stenson returns to the Ryder Cup stage for the first time since 2008.
Tom Watson's surprising Open vs. Ryder Cup statistic
Iconic a figure as he is, U.S. captain Tom Watson owns more Claret Jugs (five) than Ryder Cup appearances as a competitor (four).
Ryder Cup notes: Bob Torrance's words; Ian Poulter's target; Rory McIlroy's proximity
European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is drawing inspiration from the late Bob Torrance, while the U.S. will be taking aim at Ian Poulter's "80 percenter" record.
Europe holds OWGR edge over U.S. in 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
Europe’s Ryder Cup team includes four of the world's six top-ranked players, while Jim Furyk leads Team USA at fourth with three teammates also in the top 10 of the OWGR.
World Golf Hall of Fame's 2015 induction heads to St. Andrews, 2019 to Pebble Beach
World Golf Hall of Fame officials announced that the 2015 induction ceremonies will be held at St. Andrews during British Open week – and at Pebble Beach in 2019.
McCabe: No apology necessary from Hal Sutton for his 2004 Ryder Cup pairing of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson
The disastrous results of pairing Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aside, 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton simply gave us what we wanted.
Phil Mickelson brings thrills, spills to his 10th Ryder Cup
History paints an uneven picture of U.S. fan favorite Phil Mickelson, at least when it comes to his Ryder Cup resume.
Rickie Fowler gets Team USA haircut for 2014 Ryder Cup
Rickie Fowler prepares for Ryder Cup week by getting a team USA haircut.
Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams split after three years
Adam Scott and Steve Williams, Tiger Woods' former caddie, have ended their player-caddie partnership, splitting up after three years.
Notes: Ryder Cup, FedEx Cup fodder; American sweep; more
Had the deadline for U.S. Ryder Cup qualifying ended after the FedEx Cup playoffs, Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk would've been automatic picks. Also, the player with the best cumulative score in the playoffs? Jim Furyk.
McCabe: Billy Horschel brilliant, but maintaining success will be challenge
It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Billy Horschel came from nowhere to win the 2013-14 FedEx Cup title, but he certainly started his rush into the winner’s circle from the middle of the pack.
After making it to East Lake, Cameron Tringale locks down 2015 major invites
After qualifying for the Tour Championship, Cameron Tringale earned invitations into next season's first three major championships, including the 2015 Masters.