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Rory McIlroy didn’t have his best stuff at the U.S. Open. In this wake of his poor performance and missed cut, McIlroy decided to respond to blow off some steam, responding to PGA Tour Champions pro and polemicist Steve Elkington’s...
Rickie Fowler was a sensation on the PGA Tour long before he had a win to his name. And while it would take and expert in branding and marketing to describe exactly why this was the case, we can...
Before we get to this story, ask yourself these two questions. What is Kevin Na’s reputation among golf fans? Watching his “fescue video,” did you perceive it was intended as a joke? Na’s pre-tournament video showing the length of the fescue a...
While reports indicate the USGA’s hasty efforts to dethatch portions of the the property weren’t a response to the Kevin Nas of the world, the optics of the mass mowing effort were much discussed. Indeed, reporters broke the news to...
Wet weather looks to be on the way to Erin Hills, which would make the already dense fescue in the course’s native areas even more treacherous. That, and a storm of player discontent over rough length is already brewing...
Ernie Els pointed out Davis Love III’s resume now reads in part: "Ryder Cup captain. PGA champion. caddie.” Why is it that Love, who missed out on U.S. Open qualifying at the Columbus qualifier, will be carrying a bag...
I wish there was anything I loved in life as much as PGA Tour players love complaining about the U.S. Open venues being too difficult. I mean that so sincerely. And as a golf fan, I want to send...
Among the most common Steve Sticker-related platitudes: He’s a great putter, he experienced a late-career resurgence, and he’s a really nice guy. Addressing the latter, John Feinstein penned a piece for Golf World on occasion of Stricker qualifying for the...
Pointless speculation? Clickbait-level take? Giving voice to a widely held but unspoken sentiment? There are several ways to spin Paul Azinger’s suggestion that Tiger Woods may have a problem with painkillers on “The Herd.” And while Azinger can be a...
Maurice Allen, basking in the afterglow of advancing to the semifinals, may have gotten out over his skis a bit with some remarks he made to the Golf Channel at the WLD’s Clash at the Canyon. While the entirety of...
Typically when you see a golfer putting with something other than a putter, it means one of the following: They're putting so poorly that using another club is actually beneficial to their score They snapped the putter over their leg (or...
During last week’s Memorial Tournament, Phil Mickelson announced he plans to skip the U.S. Open to attend his daughter’s high school graduation in California June 15. Mickelson is yet to officially withdraw, allowing for improbable and unforeseen occurrence (such as...
Is there a better time of the year for golf fans than the U.S. Open? Official U.S. Open practice rounds at Erin Hills are still a week away, and Adam Scott has already begun pleading with the USGA to...
Horror stories of airlines losing or damaging golf pros’ clubs are legion. But this one is particularly bad in the “dreams shattered” department. Michael Buttacavoli plays on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica was on his way to U.S. Open sectional qualifying...
It made all the sense in the world for Andrew “Beef” Johnston to join forces with Arby’s last year as his star was on the rise. After all, the fast-food chain is famous for its roast beef and the...
Here at GolfWRX, we love us some Zac Blair. An engaging, equipment and course architecture enthusiast, Blair is one of the best follows on Twitter. Yesterday, for example, he posted some shots from a quick spin around the Toledo gem...
If you’ve ever wondered how today’s professional golfers would fare with trying to hit Ben Hogan’s legendarily difficult to hit clubs, you’re in luck. Writing for Golf Digest, Curt Sampson details some pre-Dean & DeLuca Invitational shenanigans. A number of pros...
Now free to play as much golf as he likes without scrutiny, 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama is taking advantage. Visiting Scotland for a £2,000-a-head charity dinner in Edinburgh at the home of philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter...
Confirmed Red Sox fan Justin Thomas was willing to compromise his beliefs for sponsor CitiBank. And if you’re going to compromise your beliefs, well, it’s best to go all out and enjoy the experience, as Thomas did Tuesday. Appearing at...
While this story lands in Buzzroll due to its social media sourcity, we’re not suggesting there’s anything “light” about the substance. Billy Horschel’s playoff victory over Jason Day at the AT&T Byron Nelson was particularly poignant. This was obvious to...
If you find it hard to believe the best golfers in the world become complacent, don’t listen to what top coach Pete Cowen has to say. Cowen, who presently has the likes of Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and...
Coming to four million Wheaties boxes this fall, it’s Jordan Spieth! No golfer has appeared on the iconic orange cereal box since Tiger Woods. The list of Wheaties box-adorning golfers is a distinguished one. Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino,...
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee used his television platform on Sunday to call out Ian Poulter on not playing to win The Players Championship -- a bold claim, for sure. But Poulter's response implying Chamblee isn't even qualified to...
Ian Poulter went from losing his Tour card (we thought) to finishing tied for second at The Players Championship in a period of weeks. While Poults' effort to chase down Si Woo Kim, who won by three strokes, was lauded...
Restating the headline: Justin Thomas made just one par in a 19-hole stretch at TPC Sawgrass. Still don't believe it? It's not fake news, trust us. As ESPN’s Jason Sobel noted, from the 12th hole Thursday through the 12th hole...
The basketball-golf shoe concept started on the feet of Keegan Bradley and his custom, one-off "Air Keegan's." Those were super cool, and had golf fans and sneakerheads alike fawning over them. Then Nike released a golf-specific version of its classic...
23-year-old PGA Tour rookie Grayson Murray had been on a social media roll in recent weeks. Between tweeting an underrage girl and lamenting the fact that she was still in high school, bellyaching over supposed bias in the Official...
In his rookie campaign, Grayson Murray has been best known for incendiary Twitter takes. So you'll be relieved to hear this Murray-related item actually focuses on action inside the ropes... sort of. During Sunday's final round of the Wells Fargo...
In a play to use social media as a way to boost interest in the event, the LPGA Tour's ShopRite Classic has put its final sponsor exemption up to a vote on Twitter. We've partnered with @MVPindex to award the...
Want to play golf with Paige Spiranac? Well, here’s your opportunity. Charitybuzz’s second annual golf auction gives you the chance, but of course it’s going to cost you. The good news: Your thousands of dollars will go to help a...
Is manga, the Japanese-style comics, the future of golf instruction? Probably not. But we were interested to see that golf instructional comics are apparently a big thing in Japan. CNN’s Living Golf show featured a few of the more popular...
Update: 4/26/17 at 10:30 a.m. That was quick. After less than 24 hours, the following message now appears when you click Costco's link for Kirkland Signature Tour Performance golf balls. ---------- After a hiatus from the market, Costco's Kirkland Signature golf balls...
The traditions of the Masters and Augusta National are well covered in the media; Champions Dinners, Ceremonial Opening tee shots, pink azaleas, Green Jackets, pimento cheese sandwiches, white caddie jumpsuits... the list goes on and on. But there's a...
Rory McIlroy and fiancee Erica Stoll will marry this weekend, per a report from the Belfast Telegraph. And the venue the pair have chosen is certainly interesting. Ireland’s Ashford Castle, the luxury spot where McIlroy and Stoll have celebrated the...
According to Smylie Kaufman last week, #SB2K17 looked DOA. The MVP of #SB2K16, Kaufman told Golf Digest’s Alex Myers and Barstool Sports the trip was in doubt. "We've talked, but I doubt we can get anything on paper," Kaufman told...