Woods Struggles Again
Tiger Woods was 2-under through 8 holes today starting on the back nine at the BMW Championship and was looking poised to make a move up the stagnant leaderboard. Unfortunately for Tiger his wedge game abandoned him and he limped home with a (+1) 72, which leaves him at +3 for the tournament, currently in a tie for 46th, 10 strokes behind the leader. There is no cut at this week’s FedEx...
I had all year to play my way on the team, and when you leave it up to the...– Charley Hoffman, last week’s Deutsche Bank Championship winner, on failing to get one of Corey Pavin’s Ryder Cup Captain’s picks. A classy response, unlike JB Holmes.
Appleby Struggles Since 59
Since his record-tying 59 during the final round to claim victory at the Greenbrier, Stuart Appleby has gone 16 consecutive rounds without breaking 70. ================================================== The following content may also interest you: Ranking the PGA TOUR’s 59’s Our idea to improve the FedEx Cup Playoffs Tour Striker Pro Training Aid review
Another Miserable Start for Tiger
Tiger has once again dug himself a big hole at the start of a playoff round. Tiger just took a double bogey six on the par-4 first hole at the BMW Championship. A weak push off the tee left him well over 200 yards in from the rough, which he left well left and short into a greenside bunker. He blasted into the rough and then chipped safely on to the green from there before missing a four-footer...
Bob Rotella's 9/11 Story
Golfweek.com is running a story about people in the golf industry and their memories of 9/11. Renowned golf psychologist Bob Rotella has the most remarkable of the collection: Rotella was at Washington Dulles International Airport with his wife the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. They were heading to Pebble Beach, Calif. “The plane was half full and I was happy because I would get to lie down and...
Moore Torches Back Nine at BMW
After a lackluster 1-over par 36 on the front nine, Ryan Moore exploded at the BMW Championship with a 7-under par 29 on the back side. Moore had 7 birides and two pars, finishing the round with 5 straight birdies. Moore is currently tied for the lead at 6-under with red-hot Matt Kuchar (who has completed 13 holes).
Bubba Watson hits a right-handed driver left handed (holding it upside down)…305 yards.
Sour Grapes for JB Holmes
A few quotes from J.B. Holmes after not receiving a captain’s pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team: “I’ve played good all year,” Holmes said. “I had a bunch of top-20 finishes and some top 10s. I’ve only missed two cuts. It’s been a good year for me, so it’s disappointing.” “As many rookies as are on the team this year, and with it looking like Corey Pavin was going for more experience, I...
Mickelson Misses 2nd Straight Pro-Am
Phil Mickelson missed his second consecutive pro-am by skipping yesterday’s event at the BMW Championship. This time it was at the request of the sponsor. Mickelson decided to skip the pro-am at last week’s Deutsche Bank Championship to spend more time at home practicing, and instead went to a Deutsche Bank dinner party on Saturday in the clubhouse. Top 30 players get two exemptions...
Players Grumbling About BMW Greens
A few players are already grumbling about the greens at this week’s BMW Championship at Cog Hill’s Dubbs Dread course, the third leg of the PGA TOUR playoffs. Matt Kuchar, who is #1 on the FedExCup points list and won the 1997 U-S Amateur on the same course before Rees Jones’ renovation in 2008, said that Jones’ work on the green complexes made the course...
Stack and Tilt is one method of swinging. If it’s such a great system, then why...– Sean Foley (Tiger Woods unofficial swing coach) getting a little testy about accusations that he stole much of his swing philosophy from Stack and Tilt.
Fowler Not a Reach
For those that think the Rickie Fowler captain’s pick by Corey Pavin was a reach, think again. We stated on Monday night why Fowler had the edge for the final pick and we think Pavin got it right. Fowler is currently ranked 33rd in the world, two spots ahead of Stewart Cink and 14 spots clear of automatic qualifier Jeff Overton. Here are a few other rankings of prominent U.S. players that...
FedEx Cup Playoffs Get Interesting This Week
As we enter the third leg of the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup this week, the playoffs should get much more interesting. So far, the fields have been trimmed from 125 to 100 and then to 70, with very few marquee players having been eliminated. That will change this week at the BMW Championships when the playoff field is cut from 70 down to 30 for the playoffs final leg, the TOUR Championship. Here is how...
Club Review - STX Pro-FIT 5 Putter
STX Pro-FIT 5 Series Putter (35”, tested with red, green and black inserts) Suggested Retail: $199 (additional inserts are extra) http://www.stxputters.com/ Overall: 4.5/5 Alignment: 5/5 Performance on Fast Greens: 5/5 Performance on Slow Greens: 4/5 Look: 4.5/5 Feel: 5/5 Summary: The STX Pro-FIT 5 putter features an innovative and revolutionary design that has been executed extremely...
Charley Hoffman is a lock.– Former U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger on Charley Hoffman’s chances of getting a captain’s pick after his final round 62 that helped him capture Monday’s Deutsche Bank Championship. Hoffman was not selected by Corey Pavin on Tuesday morning.
Name the only player to have competed in every round in the history of the FedEx Cup Playoffs (through the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championships). Difficulty level: MEDIUM To view the answer, click READ MORE. Steve Stricker
Pavin Makes Ryder Cup Captain's Picks
Corey Pavin’s long-anticipated U.S. Ryder Cup Captain’s Picks are in. He has selected the following four players: Tiger Woods Zach Johnson Stewart Cink Rickie Fowler
Our Final Thoughts on the Ryder Cup Picks
After much speculation, tomorrow morning at 10:30am Corey Pavin will make his four captain’s selections to round out the U.S. Ryder Cup squad. Due to their experience and solid play over the last few weeks, it seems to be pretty much a given at this point that Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink will get three of those selections. The fourth one is a real toss-up, and honestly I...
Tour Striker Review
Tour Striker PRO (7-iron) Retail Price: $99.99 http://www.tourstriker.com Technical Benefit: 5/5 Ease of Use: 5/5 Benefit for High-handicappers: 5/5 Benefit for Low-handicappers: 3.5/5 Cost: 4/5 Overall: 4.5/5 Summary: The Tour Striker is a wonderful training aid that is designed to teach golfers what the correct impact position is during the golf swing. Feedback is instant and helps to...
Did 3 U.S. Ryder Cup Hopefuls Miss Their Chance?
Three U.S. Ryder Cup hopefuls may have had their chances for a captain’s pick dashed on Saturday by missing the cut at The Deutsche Bank Championship, the second FedEx Cup playoff event on the PGA TOUR. Anthony Kim, Sean O’Hair and Ben Crane were three of the only 25 players not making the cut at this week’s limited field playoff event. Crane and O’Hair were considered...