The new wraparound portion of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup schedule came to a completion this past Sunday at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Harris English capped off the new fall FedEx Series with a victory, and as such climbed to second on the latest standings heading into 2014. English is just 27 points behind Jimmy Walker for the top spot.
The next FedEx Cup event will be held in the second week of January 2014 in Hawaii for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Continue reading →
The game of golf is becoming more international every year. The biggest growth has been seen on the continent of Asia. That has never been more evident than with the PGA Tour alongside the China Golf Association announcing the new PGA Tour China.
This was made public on Sunday following the conclusion of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai as a FedEx Cup playoff event won by Dustin Johnson. There have been several PGA Tour events and other professional golf events contested in China in recent years, spurring the growth of golf in the area. Continue reading →
Some PGA Tour fans might be asking this week, ‘where’s Tiger?’
The AT&T National benefitting the Tiger Woods foundation is an annual stop on the PGA Tour at Congressional Country Club. But Woods actually won’t in the field this week, due to an elbow strain he suffered a few weeks back, and aggravated again in the U.S. Open. Woods is typically in the field, but his absence will be noticeable and disappointing.
We won’t see Woods compete until the 2013 British Open from Muirfield beginning on July 18th. That means that it will be roughly a month in between starts for the No.1 ranked player in the world, and back-to-back majors. That is of course unless he opts to change up his schedule to get a tournament in within these next couple of weeks, though unlikely. Continue reading →
It’s been a golf course that Tiger Woods never had much success in trying to tame. Sure, he had one victory back in 2001 at TPC Sawgrass for the PLAYERS Championship, but in the 12 years since it was lackluster. That all changed this week, as Woods captured the 2013 PLAYERS Championship by two shots.
It was Woods’ 78th victory in his 300th start. Coincidentally, Woods won on his 100th start on the PGA Tour, as well as his 200th. The win also puts him just four wins behind the all-time PGA Tour wins mark of 82 set by Sam Snead. Continue reading →
We have the Masters, U.S Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship. Then we have the World Golf Championships that take place throughout the season, as well as the FedEx Cup Playoffs that occur at the the end of the year. And then there’s the PLAYERS Championship. Often thought of as unofficially the ‘5th Major’, the PLAYERS Championship is essentially in a category all it’s own.
The PLAYERS Championship is known as the signature event on the PGA Tour, given the fact that it is played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Florida, where it just so happens to be the world headquarters of the Tour. Continue reading →
We have essentially reached the halfway point of the 2013 PGA Tour season, albeit only one Major Championship is in the books. There are still three Majors to be played, as well as the Players Championship, and the FedEx Cup playoffs. But January through all of April has provided golf fans with plenty of excitement.
Whether you like Tiger Woods or not, you have to understand that him winning again is good for the game of golf. Woods has won three times, and would have had a great chance at the Masters had it not been for that unfortunate penalty after hitting the flagstick and the subsequent drop. Continue reading →
With the 2013 Masters beginning next week, players on the PGA Tour will get the chance to play one last tournament before the first Major championship of the season. But for each player in the field at Augusta National, they all have their own process and routines when it comes to preparing for a Major championship. There are many who opt to skip the event the week before a Major entirely, so as to not waste energy and focus on the Major. Other conventions of thought lead to playing at much tournament and competitive rounds as possible, to keep in the flow and mindset of being in the heat of battle. Continue reading →
One of the hotly debated issues in the world of golf going on right now centers around the anchored putter, and the United States Golf Association attempting to define the stroke on the putting green.
The anchored putters, or ‘long putters’ are nothing new to the game of golf. In fact, players have been using them for more than a quarter century.
But the recent trend of players switching to the anchored putter, and winning big tournaments has been chipping away at the issue of the putting stroke. So much so that the USGA has brought it under serious consideration to ban the practice of an anchored putter entirely. Continue reading →
The Northern Trust Open is currently going on from Riviera Country Club this week out in California. and while there is a load of talent in the tournament, we are going to take a moment to loo ahead to next week’s World Golf Championships event, because it is truly one of the most unique events in sports, and one of the most fun to watch in golf.
It’s the Accenture Match Play Championship, with the top-64 players in the world qualifying in four different brackets, just like you see in the March Madness tournament in College basketball. Yes I know, it’s 68 teams now, but really, everyone knows the tournament unofficially begins after the play-in games. Continue reading →