Golf Swing Sparks 12-Acre Wild Fire
A golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, California hit a shot from the rough on Saturday in which his club snagged a rock, causing a spark that lit the rough ablaze and eventually burned 12-acres and attracted 150 firefighters to the scene. Fire officials say the fire burned through the rough, into vegetation next to the course and over two dry, brushy hillsides. No charges were...
PGA TOUR Suspends Pro-Am DQ Rule
In a statement Tuesday morning the PGA TOUR announced that a player who arrives late to a pro-am tee time will now “be required to participate in the remainder of the pro-am round and may be required to perform additional sponsor activity.” The player, however, would not be disqualified like Jim Furyk was this past week at The Barclays when he overslept and missed his Pro-Am tee...
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U.S. Captain's Picks
After the PGA Championship we took a look at some possible U.S. Ryder Cup captain’s picks. Today we’re going to see how each of them fared at The Barclays and if anyone’s stock has moved up or down. U.S. captain Corey Pavin is to announce his four picks on Sept. 7 in New York. Anthony Kim - Missed Cut. Rounds of 73-75 are not helping Kim’s case. He will need to show...
September Special at Broad Run GC
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Quail Hollow To Get PGA Championship
On Tuesday the PGA of America will announce that Quail Hollow will host the 2017 PGA Championship. Quail Hollow is the current host of the PGA TOUR’s Wells Fargo Championship, which generally draws one of the strongest non-major fields on the PGA TOUR.
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Few Big Names Eliminated From FedEx Cup Playoffs
The Top 100 players in the FedEx Cup points list after the conclusion of yesterday’s The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey have advanced to the second leg of the playoffs, next week’s Deutsche Bank Championships. Very few big name players failed to advance. Two of the biggest names to not advance were Corey Pavin and Sergio Garcia but both were a foregone conclusion...
Oklahoma State's Uihlein Wins U.S. Amateur
Peter Uihlein won the 110th U.S. Amateur on Sunday, holding off yet another back-nine charge from Stanford’s David Chung for a 4 and 2 victory at Chambers Bay. Uihlein was ranked as the number one golfer in the world by the Royal and Ancient coming into the event and he lived up to the hype by capturing one of the most crueling tournaments in all of golf. Uihlein was one of 64 of the 312...
Local Four-Ball Event Gets Decided on 10th Playoff...
Thomas Bartolacci, Jr. of Saucon Valley CC and Glenn Smeraglio of Mercer Oaks GC outlasted John LeBoeuf of Philadelphia CC and Cory Reighard of Llanerch in a grueling 10-hole extra session to win the 39th Golf Association of Philadelphia Four-Ball Stroke Play Championship Friday at Doylestown CC (par 72, 6,551 yards). Both teams carded a 66 in regulation.
There’s nothing like the feeling of winning a PGA Tour golf tournament....– Matt Kuchar on winning The Barclays on Sunday.
It’s definitely the best birthday present I’ve ever had in my life. ...– Oklahoma State junior Peter Uihlein after capturing the 2010 U.S. Amateur on his 21st birthday.
Casey and Rose Deserved Ryder Cup Spots
Paul Casey and Justin Rose have to be left wondering what else they could have done to have made the 2010 European Ryder Cup team. After Monty snubbed each of them with his three captain’s picks, you could argue that since they hadn’t qualified on their own merit that they have no one else to blame but themselves. The reality is they have the European Tour to blame for a terrible...
Monty Makes Ryder Cup Picks
European Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie made his three captain’s picks on Sunday to round out the 12-man European squad. Monty selected Padraig Harrington, Edoardo Molinari and Luke Donald. They join automatic qualifiers Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Ross Fisher, Francesco Molinari, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Peter Hanson in Europe’s...
Disasterous Round 3 Start for Tiger
Tiger Woods started his third round at The Barclays today with a disasterous triple bogey seven on the 380-yard 1st hole. The first hole at Ridgewood is about as easy a starting hole as you’re going to find for a par-four, but Woods sailed his opening 3-wood well left into the trees and out of bounds. After re-teeing it, he found the first cut up the left side of the fairway, missed the...
Get Ready for Great U.S. Am Final Four
Be sure to tune into the final four of the U.S. Amateur today at Chambers Bay. The action will be televised at 4pm EST on NBC. After a great quarterfinals that saw all four matches advance to the 18th hole, the first semifinal features David Chung of Stanford, arguably the hottest amateur golfer in the country the past two seasons, against defending champion Ben-Hun An who will be a freshman at...
Euros Fighting Hard for Final Ryder Cup Spots
Several European golfers who are battling for a spot on the 2010 European Ryder Cup team - either by merit or captain’s pick - are putting up a strong effort in their last attempt before Captain Colin Montgomerie’s final roster is set on Sunday. On the European Tour this week there are four players fighting for one of the nine automatic spots who are all tied for 7th place after 36...
Absolutely.– Tiger Woods when asked if he still believes he will break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles.
Great Matchups Highlight Today's US Am...
The 2010 U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay is down to its final eight competitors with the quarterfinals set for today. Today’s matchups: David Chung v. Scott Langley This is a heavyweight battle between two big-time amateur golfers. Chung has claimed three major amateur titles over the past two summers. while Langley is the current NCAA Individual Champion. Max Homa v. Ben-Hun An An is...
Book Review: "Freddie and Me"
Freddie and Me By Tripp Bowden Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: A former Augusta National caddie recounts the invaluable life lessons he learned from the late Freddie Bennett, the fabled club’s legendary caddie master. This book is great not only for its behind the scenes look at Augusta National Golf Club, something that the public rarely gets a glimpse of, but also for its unique and heart-warming...
Palmer Torches Front Nine, Tiger Lurks
Despite hitting just 3 of 7 fairways, Ryan Palmer torched the front nine at Ridgewood CC for a sparkling 7-under par 28. A par 36 backside awaits Palmer as he tries to become the third player this year to break 60 in a PGA TOUR event. Tiger Woods is showing his best form of the season and is currently five-under through 15 holes. So far Woods has missed just one fairway and two greens at the...
Mickelson Has Best Shot Yet to Take Over #1
Phil Mickelson could overtake Tiger Woods and go to No. 1 in the world this week if: he wins he is second alone and Tiger does not win he is third alone and Tiger is outside top 4 he is fourth alone and Tiger is outside top 8 he is fifth alone and Tiger is outside top 14 he is sixth alone and Tiger is outside top 21 he is seventh alone and Tiger is outside top 32 he is eighth alone and...
A Closer Look at Ridgewood CC
The driveable 291 yard par-4 5th with it’s almost impossibly narrow putting green. Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ will host this week’s opening playoff tournament, The Barclays. Ridgewood last hosted the event in 2008 when Vijay Singh outlasted Sergio Garcia in a playoff. The course was designed by A.W. Tillinghast, who constructed the layout in 1929. It’s a...
Tiger On Fire to Start the Playoffs
Going out in the first group today, Tiger Woods has made 4 birdies in his first 7 holes and sits in first place at -4. Woods has hit all 7 greens and 5/6 fairways.
U.S. Amateur Field Trimmed to 32
After Day 1 of Match Play at Chambers Bay, the U.S. Amateur field has been trimmed down to 32 players. Thursday will feature two more rounds of play match, which will see the field dwindle to the final 8. Some highlights of Round 1: Medalist Jeff Wilson lost 3 and 2 to Amory Davis. Brad Benjamin defeated Tommy McDonagh 6 and 5. Benjamin is the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion. David...
What would I have shot on a normal golf course?– The question of 16 year old golf sensation Jordan Spieth, asking his caddie/instructor Cameron McCormick at the end of his second round of U.S. Amateur stroke play qualifying at the brutally tough Chambers Bay. McCormick responded: “Probably a 72.” Spieth shot an 83 and failed to qualify.
U.S. Amateur Readies for Match Play Today →
The 36-hole stroke play qualifier has been completed and the top 64 players will begin match play today to determine the 2010 U.S. Amateur Champion at Chambers Bay. TV coverage begins today at 6:30pm EST on the Golf Channel.
Furyk DQ'd From First Playoff Event
Jim Furyk was late for his pro-am tee time in The Barclays this morning and has been disqualified from the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events. Furyk uses his cell phone as an alarm clock and when he woke up he realized he had no power on his phone. The Tour’s policy is anyone missing a pro-am time except for injury or family emergency is ineligible for the tournament. Furyk is third in...
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Death of LPGA's Blasberg Ruled a Suicide
A Nevada coroner has ruled professional golfer Erica Blasberg’s death was a suicide. Blasberg died May 9 at her home in the suburban hills of Henderson, about 15 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. The 25-year-old was found with a plastic bag over her head. The Clark County coroner’s office said Tuesday that Blasberg died of suicide due to asphyxia, coupled with the presence...
Brutal Pace of Play at U.S. Amateur
Four groups did not complete play Monday during the first round of the U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay. The final groups were on pace for a brutal almost-6 hour round. By the end of Monday, 12 players were given a one-stroke pace-of-play penalty. Three players at The Home Course, the other course used for stroke play, were also given penalty strokes. The length of Chambers Bay (over 7,700 yards)...
Monty's Ryder Cup Headache
Things didn’t get any easier for Colin Montgomerie this past weekend. His Ryder Cup captain’s picks got more difficult when Peter Hanson played his way onto the team with a win at the Czech Open and bumped the world’s ninth ranked player, Paul Casey, out of the final automatic spot. Hanson is a nice player, but hardly who Monty wants for the team. Coming down to the last week...
Golfer Walks Out on 61 and Tournament Lead
This past Saturday at the at the Canadian Tour’s Economical Insurance Group Seaforth Country Classic, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez walked out of the scoring tent without signing his card. He was disqualified. While it’s certainly not the first time something like that has ever happened at a professional golf tournament, it was likely the first time that someone did it who just shot a 61...
I love golf and I love church. I do both every day.– Actor Mark Wahlberg on his daily routine.
LPGA Golfer Rejects Caddy for Being Too Short
Seems LPGA Tour veteran Dina Ammaccapane doesn’t like short caddies. This shocking story comes from John Canzano at The Oregonian at last week’s LPGA Safeway Classic at Pumpkin Ridge. Ammaccapane eventually showed up at 4 p.m. [on Monday], where she was directed to her waiting caddie. Cameron, 19, walked up, and introduced himself. “She looked at me,” he said,...
Round 1 U.S. Amateur Qualifying Scores →
Round 1 scores from the U.S. Amateur. After today’s action, the field will be trimmed to the top 64 players who will then compete in match play for the 2010 U.S. Amateur title.
John Wooden Had Ace and Double Eagle in Same Round
Last week there was a report that the late UCLA basketball coaching legend John Wooden once had a hole-in-one and a double eagle in the same round in 1939. It was said that he saved the scorecard but it had been misplaced over the years. Well, that scorecard has been found (above). The scorecard was signed by six witnesses at Erskine Park Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. Wooden aced the...
Five of the last seven U.S. Amateur champions have been foreign-born. Name the two American winners during that time. Difficulty level: MEDIUM To view the answer, click READ MORE. Colt Knost (2007) and Ryan Moore (2004) are the last two American-born U.S. Amateur winners.
Shoal Creek Lands 2011 Champions Tour Major
The Champions Tour is moving one of its majors to Birmingham’s Shoal Creek, the highly controversial club that hosted the 1990 PGA Championship. The Regions Tradition will replace the Champions Tour’s Jeld-Wen Tradition and the city’s Regions Charity Classic. It will be the first of five majors on the Champions Tour schedule. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Shoal Creek suffered negative media ...
U.S. Amatuer 2010 Field Preview
We mentioned last week that this week’s U.S. Amateur was worth checking out for the course, Chambers Bay. Today we’ll give you a number of players to keep an eye on while you watch: Pennsylvania guys: George “Buddy” Marucci Jr., 58, of Villanova, Pa., won the 2008 USGA Senior Amateur with a 2-up victory over George Zahringer at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Marucci...
A lot of Firsts for Arjun Atwal
Arjun Atwal, a close friend of Tiger Woods, won by a stroke Sunday at the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham Championship. By winning, it was the first time that: Atwal won a PGA TOUR event A Monday qualifier won on the PGA TOUR in 24 years (Atwal is not a TOUR member for 2010) An Indian-born player won on the PGA TOUR
A Few Big Names Miss the FedEx Cup Playoff Cutline
Considering the Top 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list make the playoffs and there are 125 full-time players on the PGA TOUR, it takes a lot to not make the playoffs. Be that as it may, there are a handful of big name players who failed to make the 2010 playoffs: Mike Weir Henrik Stenson Lee Janzen Will MacKenzie Trevor Immelman Tim Herron Fred Couples (only played 7 TOUR events) ...
How Do You Track Your Driving Accuracy?
We came across an interesting article by Golf Digest that prescribes a new way to track your driving accuracy. Instead of measuring your driving simply by Fairway Hit vs. Fairway Missed, they outline a new idea that gives each drive a point value from 0-4, with 0 being a drive in which you have an excellent chance to hit the green on your next shot, and a 4 being a tee shot that goes O.B. By...
Unless his game rapidly improves over the next few weeks, I think anyone in the...– Rory McIlroy on Tiger Woods
Be Sure to Check Out Chambers Bay Next Week
This year’s U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay, a municipal layout, in University Place, Wash., is worth checking out for its quirky nature and incredible scenery on Puget Sound. There’s added interest for this year’s championship since the course will also host the U.S. Open in 2015. Chambers Bay shares hosting duties with another daily-fee layout, The Home Course, for stroke-play qualifying, but...
Tiger to Play First Round of Playoffs
On Thursday Tiger Woods officially entered The Barclays, which starts Aug. 26. It’s the first of four playoff events. Woods is No. 108 in the FedEx Cup standings, and he is likely go further down the list depending on what happens this week at the Wyndham Championship. The top 125 players are eligible for The Barclays, which will be played at Ridgewood Country Club. Woods did not play...
The problem really goes back to the Pete Dye design. It is over the top. I would...– Johnny Miller commenting on Whistling Straits