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A report in The Sun suggests Rory McIlroy’s efforts to rally at the British Open may have been undone by a greedy fan. McIlroy’s drive at the par-5 15th hole went wide left. Efforts to find the ball nestled among...
If you've ever been to a Major League Baseball game, you know it's common practice for the home team to blast "walk-up" music for its players as they approach home plate for their at bat. Typically, they are songs...
Instead of kicking dirt on the fire and walking out of the forest of public disputed, Bernhard Langer is instead fanning the flames of the ongoing debate about his putting stroke. “It’s human to be jealous, let’s put it that...
Hard to believe it’s been 17 years since Tiger Woods hit one of the defining shots of his career at the then Bell Canadian Open. Leading Grant Waite by one stroke as he came the 72nd hole, Tiger Woods found...
If most major championship victories have an iconic image, then Jordan Spieth’s point to caddie Michael Greller and “Go get that!” command is that image for the 2017 Open Championship. Spieth drained an eagle from downtown to stir the Claret...
Before bashing Johnny Miller for his lukewarm reaction to Branden Grace’s blistering 62 at Royal Birkdale, it’s important to keep perspective. And for perspective, we turn to none other than our own Rich Hunt, who tweeted https://twitter.com/Richie3Jack/status/888884216867508225 For a second helping of...
Like the old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, torpedo your chances of making the cut at The Open with a string of bad decisions on one hole.” Justin Thomas started his second round just two strokes off...
You’ve probably heard quite enough about Southport native Tommy Fleetwood trying to win the British Open at the course he snuck on to play with his father as a child. But the better Tommy Fleetwood story this week might be...
The Twitterverse had a field day with Justin Thomas’ Ralph Lauren cardigan-and-tie combination. While Thomas let the world know what he’d be wearing earlier this week, when he donned the outfit, it caught some of the good folks on Twitter...
Listen, I'm all for being progressive with fashion in golf. I get the push to make golf wear more relaxed, and I applaud the efforts to attract more youth golfers; "Make golf cool again," and all that. I comprehend...
Padraig Harrington is getting a lot of attention this week. Not because he won the British Open the last time it was contested at Royal Birkdale, but rather because of a more recent development: Some unique changes to his...
"But then there's the 7 iron. I never miss with the 7 iron." In the cult-classic, 1998-movie Tin Cup, Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy and his caddie have a collective meltdown during a U.S.-Open local qualifying round where they break each...
It was a lot easier to knock Bryson DeChambeau’s “science-based” approach to the game of golf when he was missing cut after cut earlier this year. But after his come-from-behind win at the John Deere Classic, which came on the...
Sure you do! If for no other reason that seeing how an octogenarian executes a reverse somersault after balancing on the side of a vessel, Gary Player's tweet is worth checking out. Age is just a number & we are...
The British Open (or Open Championship, depending on your persuasion) returns to Royal Birkdale this year. There have been plenty of historic moments at The Open at Royal Birkdale. Justin Rose’s brilliant performance in 1998 as an amateur is certainly...
How much should a professional golfer give to charity? The intersections between giving and the PGA Tour are many (as are the initiatives to let us know about those intersections). Regardless, it’d be surprising to find out another sport’s stars...
Another golf tournament, another rules controversy. Did Jon Rahm violate the Rules of Golf en route to his six-stroke victory at the Irish Open? Jimmy Walker and Brandel Chamblee certainly think so. The European Tour, rules official Andy McFee, and...
In response to both public and media scrutiny of their putting strokes, Bernhard Langer and Scott McCarron have released a joint statement insisting they are fully compliant with the Rules of Golf. Interestingly, the authors of said Rules, the USGA,...
The USGA’s so-called “anchoring ban,” Rule 14-1b, has been in effect since January 1, 2016. In some sense, then, it’s interesting to see the controversial bit of legislation as a hot topic of discussion in the summer of 2017. Nevertheless,...
As a pro golfer, you always put the raingear in the bag, no matter what the forecast says! It's not like it weighs anything or there's a shortage of space. Sung Kang learned this lesson the hard way during...
Good news in the “justice in the golf universe” department: The pair of four-wheeling teenage who tore up the Golf Club of Houston’s 16th green have been identified. Brian Buckner, director of agronomy at the Shell Houston Open host course,...
If you recall, in this very space, we discussed some of Rickie Fowler’s post-U.S. Open remarks and the young star’s demeanor in defeat. In response to the chatter about his final-round 76 and optimistic take on failing to win the...
Steph Curry, who's fresh off a 2017 NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors, is taking his talents to professional golf after accepting a sponsors' exemption into the 2017 Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic the week of July 31....
Before we discuss Jack Nicklaus’ recent take on Tiger Woods’ future prospects, let’s ponder a different question: Why do we care what Jack Nicklaus thinks? Is it just because every time Jack talks Tiger, it’s fodder for another article?...
You may have seen Adam Schenk capture the Web.com Tour’s Tom’s Lincoln Land Charity Championship over the weekend. To that, we say, congratulations, Mr. Schenk. But as Geoff Shackelford rightly noted, there’s a buried lede in this game story, and...
Let this be a lesson to you: If you’re going to run a combined meth lab/golf cart chop shop out of a house in a gated retirement community, don’t be conducting front-door drug deals as well. Ultimately, it was neighbor...
Rory McIlroy withdrew from the Abu Dhabi Championship January 16 with a hairline fracture in his rib. It kept him out of action until the WGC-Mexico in March. At The Players Championship in May, he reaggravated the industry and...
Jordan Spieth is rightfully unhappy with the way he's putting right now. First the raw data. Jordan Spieth is presently 40th in strokes gained: putting, picking up .351 strokes on the field average. This is well off his second-best figure on...
Sandbagger, too humble, or is Erin Hills really just too easy? Playing Erin Hills today. Projected Score: 147 pic.twitter.com/Ll4kGUt9zP — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 19, 2017 J.J. Watt, an All-Pro defensive lineman for the Houston Texans, took to Erin Hills with some buddies...
Some of the post-U.S. Open murmuring from the golfspace this morning (beyond Skip Bayless): Two big bogeys from tournament first-round leader Rickie Fowler. Yes, the root cause of his failing to get the job done Sunday was hitting just 61...
Whatever your feelings about how the USGA has conducted recent championships, you have to love this touch from the governing body. In honor of Arnold Palmer’s historic, barnstorming 1960 U.S. Open win at Cherry Hills, Mike Davis and company unveiled...
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...

19th Hole

Martin Flores’ hole-in-one at the 16th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship locked up his PGA Tour card for 2018. Impressive, right?...