Coach Butch Harmon says he loves it when Dustin Johnson hits driver nearly everywhere. "Best club in his bag," says Tiger Woods' former coach. Johnson agrees, saying he gets in trouble when he tries to "steer it."
Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk combined for a total of two PGA Tour victories in 2012, posing the question: Can they regain their old form?
Notebook: Having posted a morning 70 to sit at 3 under, just one off the lead, Brandt Snedeker birdied four of the first six holes in the afternoon and at 6 under he shared the lead at one point, led by himself at another. Then, he stumbled backward.
Having originally been penciled in for a Monday finish, the season opener morphed into a Monday start thanks to unrelenting wind. Finally, on the fourth day, the fury gave everyone a break.
It’s as if Groundhog Day has arrived in paradise. The calendar says it’s Sunday, but it sure feels like Saturday. Or Friday. Wake up, feel the fury of wind, watch players walk around with long faces, listen to PGA Tour officials tell you play remains suspended.
For a second straight day, ferocious winds had forced PGA Tour officials to scrap play in the season-opener, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Two hours into its 2013 season, the PGA Tour had to call things to a halt. Blame it on trouble in paradise – bizarre weather conditions that veteran residents of Maui insist they have never seen before.
Connecticut native J.J. Henry, who grew up about 20 miles away from Newtown, will honor the 26 victims of the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting with 'S.H.E.S.' on the side of his hat.
"He's a Ryder Cup hero. That defines who he is." Ian Poulter appreciates that notion, but feels that many ignore his success outside the biennial event.
Hyundai executive: “The way that golf has changed, how many times they need to play . . . there’s not much we can do about that. But there’s a lot we like about this, and the field still is awfully good. So we don’t have any concerns."
Here is a wish as we sit on the threshold to the 2013 golf season: Don’t force the Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods rivalry; let it happen. What else does our Jim McCabe think is on the horizon for the PGA Tour?
From the level of Anthony Kim's dedication to Steve Stricker's sudden schedule cutback to the looming battles between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, here are 10 players and their story lines to follow on the PGA Tour in 2013.
From Rickie Fowler's first PGA Tour victory to the beautiful walk that is Pebble Beach, our Jim McCabe gives you a series of bests from 2012 on Tour.
Its name is fitting, because as it sits amid a string of gems in an endless sea of golden sand, praise has come its way in respectful tones. Hushed, not loud. Unpretentious, not bodacious. Dignified, not flamboyant. Whispers.
Our Jim McCabe is conflicted, first wanting to applaud the PGA of America for making a bold decision, but also throwing some water on that fire, as the choice itself wasn't necessarily the right one.
Did two PGA of America staffers save the Ryder Cup for Europe? Just how did caddie Kip Henley deal with a gator on the course? Our Jim McCabe offers these snapshots from his past year on the road . . .
The 2012 PGA Tour season provided dozens of unforgettable highlights. Without time or space to detail all of them, here is one man’s choice of the top 10 . . .
Feelings remain strong on both sides of the anchoring debate. Mark O'Meara and Tom Watson weigh in.
Graeme McDowell fired a solid 3-under 69 on Thursday, but he says about 10 percent of his golf vigor is gone right now. He's a bit spent after a hectic 12-week stint during which he played in Dubai, China and the U.S. A 10-week break should fix that.
Matt Kuchar didn't know if his unique stroke would be banned or not, but was all smiles on Wednesday after the R&A and USGA said his putting technique is fine moving forward.
Initial reaction to the anchoring ban among prominent Tour winners who use long putters: We'll play by the rules, albeit grudgingly.
As victories go, Tiger Woods was more than happy to talk about the one that served as a bridge from a forgettable part of his career to something he’s more accustomed to.
PGA Tour players voice their concern and frustration about the proposed ban on anchoring.
Three days ago, Dottie Pepper officially was announced as an independent director with the PGA of America. She is convinced the timing is right to walk away from her job with NBC’s golf-coverage team.
It was only a handful of years ago that the world thought that the PGA Tour was in trouble and Europe would be the solution for the world's best golfers. Those predictions have proved fruitless.
Jim McCabe says the PGA Tour's stop at Walt Disney World, which has been on the schedule since 1971, is in dire need of a sponsor.
Emotions tugged her one way, but Pat Bradley followed her heart elsewhere. To be at the Ryder Cup in spirit for nephew Keegan was possible; to not be spiritual to herself was impossible, so for the first time in her life she made golf secondary and just walked away.
Notebook: With the fall events taking on new importance for the 2013-14 season, the tournament at Disney is noticeably absent from the current schedule.
At first glance, the PGA Tour's 2013 schedule might appear to be thinner. Look again, because it's a year of change.
Amid the beautiful scenery of Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, Padraig Harrington took home his first PGA Grand Slam title in three tries.
Even when it is at its fascinating best, such as Tuesday’s first round of the 30th PGA Grand Slam of Golf, “Bubba Golf,” while thoroughly entertaining, is not as difficult to explain as regular golf.
Tthe Grand Slam of Golf isn’t like most tournaments, so when Ernie Els withdrew with an ankle injury, it started a whirlwind.
From Davis Love III looking at his 27th consecutive top 125 to the likes of Arjun Atwal and Gary Woodland fighting to get inside that magic number, the PGA Tour's money list has plenty of storylines.
Though Ian Poulter was the star of the European show, Justin Rose, who played in every Ryder Cup session, pulled off a singles win that catapulted his squad to an improbable victory.
According to Kerry Haigh, managing director of championships for the PGA of America, if Rory McIlroy was more than five minutes late to his Sunday singles match, he would have lost his match to Keegan Bradley.
Ian Poulter is the emotional leader for the European squad, and his fiery play Saturday morning helped Europe salvage a point in the morning foursomes. Poulter is now 10-3 all-time in the Ryder Cup.
Notebook: Despite brilliant play down the stretch, Tiger Woods moves to 0-3 on the week and has 17 losses for his career, tied for the American worst with Phil Mickelson.
Notebook: Despite playing in every Ryder Cup since 1995, Phil Mickelson pulled off a personal first on Friday - he won twice in the same day with partner Keegan Bradley.
Partnered with friend and mentor Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley makes a huge first impression by leading the U.S. duo to a huge 4-and-3 victory.
Notes: The U.S. has had some luck opening with foursomes in recent Ryder Cup history and Davis Love is sticking with the tradition.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. A dream pairing, right? Well, they lost their two matches as a Ryder Cup duo. And our Jim McCabe says that it was because both tried to be the alpha male. Europe doesn't have that problem. Each pair knows who is in charge.
Padraig Harrington says that Ian Poulter is "one of the guys who wants the ball when the clock's running down" at the Ryder Cup. His impressive resume at the biennial event backs up that lofty praise.
Notebook: Paul Lawrie last saw Ryder Cup action in 1999, but the rejuvenated Scotsman has used a stellar 2012 to add some experience to the European squad.
Notebook: While plenty of PGA Tour players have returned home after the playoffs, the likes of Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler will still keep their eyes peeled on the happenings at Medinah.
Enigmatic Sergio Garcia returns to a happy place: Medinah, where his roller coaster began.
Jim Furyk was in or tied for the lead for the majority of Saturday's third round at East Lake, but then a double-crossed tee shot at No. 17 led to triple bogey. One bad swing left him three shots back with 18 holes to go.
Notebook: Tiger Woods fires a 73 after struggling off the tee, while Bo Van Pelt quietly continues to hang around the top of the leaderboard.
Dustin Johnson had to make a call to the caddie bullpen on Friday, as his normal looper Bobby Brown exited with a back injury, and longtime friend Cameron Hooper climbed over the ropes to take over the duties.
After an opening 67, Scott Piercy still knows that the FedEx Cup title is not likely in his future, but the last player to make the field at the Tour Championship is still making the most of getting to East Lake.
On the eve of the Tour Championship, the most intriguing storylines are about those players closest to the No. 50 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.