• The #LastDayOfSummer only means we are getting closer to the 118th #USOpen at Shinnecock Hills! https://t.co/GX3sFFpB50

    The #LastDayOfSummer only means we are getting closer to the 118th #USOpen at Shinnecock Hills! https://t.co/GX3sFFpB50
  • Phelps: Woods' arrest a 'massive scream for help'

    Michael Phelps and Tiger Woods have each experienced the pinnacle of their respective sport, and they have also both dealt with turmoil in their personal lives. Now it appears the swimmer has offered to throw the golfer a lifeline.
    According to a New York Times report, Phelps reached out to Woods following his arrest in May for driving under the influence. While Woods was not under the influence of alcohol, a toxicology report later revealed that he had a combination of five drugs in his system,
  • #ThursdayThoughts from @DJohnsonPGA: "Golf is a weird sport. Some days you got it. Some days you don't." https://t.co/qMFXihSY9J

    #ThursdayThoughts from @DJohnsonPGA: "Golf is a weird sport. Some days you got it. Some days you don't." https://t.co/qMFXihSY9J
  • Golf Channel Implementing Unique Fan Engagement Opportunity with Presidents Cup Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Manhattan

    On-Air Talent across NBCUniversal to Give Video Clues on Golf Channel Social Platforms for Fans to Find Oversized Presidents Cup throughout the City
    Digital Version of Scavenger Hunt to Allow Non-Locals Chance to Participate 
    On-Site Winners to Receive Tickets to 2017 Presidents Cup; Grand Prize to Award Trip for Two to 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia
     ORLANDO, Fla. (September 21, 2017) – In anticipation of one of golf’s biggest events making its way to the New York metrop
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  • Matthew Euro Solheim captain in native Scotland

    Catriona Matthew will lead the European Solheim Cup team when the 2019 matches are staged in her native Scotland, the Ladies European Tour announced on Thursday.
    Matthew, 48, is one of the best European Solheim Cup players ever, ranking third in European victories by an individual. She is 18-11-8, a record bettered only by Annika Sorenstam (22-11-4) and Laura Davies (22-18-6). Matthew is the only Scot to win a women’s major. She won the Ricoh Women’s British Open in 2009, one of her
  • High School senior makes two aces in five holes

    A Pennsylvania high school senior made a hole-in-one while preparing for a rival match. And then made another one 40 minutes later.
    According to the Morning Call, Ben Tetzlaff, 17, made two aces less than an hour apart during a nine-hole practice round.
    The first came at the 104-yard second hole at Iron Lakes Country Club and the second at the 140-yard sixth.
    “I still can’t believe it, and I was the one who did it,” Tetzlaff told the Morning Call. “So I can’t imagin
  • Happy b-day Bill Murray! Actor, celeb golfer turns 67

    A very special birthday shoutout is in order for actor and celebrity pro-am golf icon Bill Murray, who turns 67 on Thursday.
    Murray has been stealing the show on the golf course forever, dating all the way back to his role as Carl Spackler in a little movie called "Caddyshack." Maybe you've heard of it.
    Whether he's talking trash to President Obama in a putting contest or throwing his club while playing Pebble Beach, Murray is one of a kind. So join us in wishing him a happy birthday by tak
  • #QuestionsINeedAnswersTo ... Who will hoist the #USOpen 🏆 at Shinnecock Hills? https://t.co/F42LpT3Ei3

    #QuestionsINeedAnswersTo ... Who will hoist the #USOpen 🏆 at Shinnecock Hills? https://t.co/F42LpT3Ei3
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  • Rahm could take FedExCup and Race to Dubai

    ATLANTA – Jon Rahm watched last year’s Tour Championship on television, just three months removed from his college career and bound for the PGA Tour following top-5 finishes at the Quicken Loans National and RBC Canadian Open.
    That he enters this week’s finale fifth on the playoff points list is a testament to how well the Spaniard has played his first full year as a professional. That he also has a chance to win the European Tour’s season-long race is amazing, even to Ra
  • Money is money, but the FedExCup has earned respect

    ATLANTA – Pat Perez, never one to mince words or sugarcoat a $10 million elephant in a room, was asked on Wednesday about his chances this week at the traveling circus’ big finish.
    “You know, for me to win the FedExCup, there's got to be a million things that have to go right and the biggest one happens to be me winning,” the eclectic veteran figured. “For me it's like winning the Powerball, because all the top guys would have to play bad, which they haven't done al
  • 2017 TOUR Championship TV Coverage

    The PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs conclude this week at the TOUR Championship - the last of four tournaments in the playoffs - contested at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The field is comprised of the top-30 players in the FedExCup standings, all of whom are now qualified for the 2018 Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship by virtue of their trip to the PGA Tour season finale. The top-5 players in the standings (Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman and Jon
  • Perez bemoans physique, swing - but still in finale

    ATLANTA – Pat Perez is not your typical PGA Tour player. Just ask him, he’ll tell you.
    “It's frustrating because I see these guys, perfect builds, they're tall and they're skinny and they've got all this strength, and then there's me who kind of waddles around,” Perez shrugged on Wednesday at the Tour Championship. “I don't like working out, I like to sit, kind of do nothing, so it's kind of my own fault I guess on the strength.”
    At 41 years old, Perez also is
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  • It took 7 years, but Leishman is back at East Lake

    ATLANTA – When Marc Leishman qualified for the 2009 Tour Championship, it felt natural, easy even.
    Now, seven years, two children and three PGA Tour victories later, it’s easy to concede that sometimes things don’t go as planned.
    The Australian was playing his first year on Tour in ’09 and his trip to East Lake locked up the Rookie of the Year Award. It was also marked the last time he had played the finale before qualifying for this year's edition.
    “The first year
  • Power Rankings: 2017 Tour Championship

    The PGA Tour heads south to Atlanta this week for the Tour Championship. A field of 30 players will tackle East Lake Golf Club, where one player will leave with the FedExCup.Be sure to join the all-new Golf Channel Fantasy Challenge to compete for prizes and form your own leagues, and log on to www.playfantasygolf.com to submit your picks for this week's event.
    Rory McIlroy won this event last year in a playoff over Ryan Moore. Here are 10 names to watch in Georgia:
    1. Justin Rose: This could be
  • Don't expect to see shorts anytime soon on Tour

    ATLANTA – As players showed up early Wednesday at the Tour Championship the vibe of a 30-man field and no pro-am made for a relaxed morning, even with temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees and humidity around 80 percent.
    That’s not normally the case during the summer at most events, where five-hour pro-am rounds and brutally hot conditions can make for a long day.
    It’s why the PGA Championship allowed players to wear shorts earlier this season at Quail Hollow and the Europe
  • PXG inks equipment deal with six college programs

    Six top-tier college programs have inked an equipment and club-fitting deal with PXG.
    Both of the 2016-17 NCAA men’s finalists, Oklahoma and Oregon, will receive up to 10 full sets of clubs to be custom-fitted for both the men’s and women’s programs. Vanderbilt, Duke and Cal also entered into a relationship with the Scottsdale, Arizona-based manufacturer.
    The deal is part of PXG’s University Program, as the manufacturer, which burst onto the scene in 2014 and now counts 1
  • Podcast: Evian winner Nordqvist joins the show

    Two-time major champion and new friend of the show Anna Nordqvist joins the Golf Channel Podcast to discuss her Evian Championship victory. She also compares this major win to her first in 2009, discusses her bout with mono, talks a little Solheim Cup, and muses on cooking and travel. Listen to the pod right here:
  • Nervous Thomas ready for 'crazy fun' Prez Cup

    ATLANTA – Justin Thomas isn’t hiding his excitement as next week’s Presidents Cup approaches.
    “It’s going to be a crazy, crazy fun week,” he said on Tuesday at East Lake.
    Thomas will be one of six rookies on Steve Stricker’s team next week at Liberty National in New Jersey, and he is predictably anxious to get the matches underway, so much so assistant captain Jim Furyk offered some friendly advice this week.
    “I talked to Jim Furyk a little bit las
  • Spieth's FEC prep? Early dinners and couch time

    ATLANTA – Jordan Spieth, who won the 2015 FedExCup, has a specific plan when it comes to the PGA Tour’s post-season.
    The mission for the first three post-season stops is to maintain his position on the points list, and then treat the finale at East Lake like a major championship.
    Exactly what does that mean.
    “A very boring week off the golf course,” he said on Tuesday at the Tour Championship.
    In practical terms, that means conserving energy at the end of what has been a
  • Monahan, the man with the plan

    ATLANTA – Jay Monahan settled into his chair with an easy smile and slight hunch, giving the commissioner’s annual State of the PGA Tour news conference a fantasy football draft feel.
    Of the litany of things that have changed the last year since Monahan took over for Tim Finchem, however, friendly body language doesn’t begin to accurately portray the differences between the old and new bosses.
    As metaphorical extremes go, maybe the easiest way to judge the gulf between current
  • Leishman's secret to win: Obsessive lawn mowing

    Marc Leishman got his second win of the year on Sunday at the BMW Championship and is at East Lake this week with a chance to win the FedExCup title and the $10 million bonus that comes with it.So what would he do with all that extra cash? Probably not hire a lawn guy.After his big win, the 33-year-old Australian gave a detailed description of how obsessed he is with mowing his own lawn, saying he's is out there every single day at least once. "Neighbors think i'm crazy," he told reporters.Loved
  • Clarke: 'Good guy' Woods didn't pay for many dinners

    By all accounts, Darren Clarke and Tiger Woods are buddies who go back a number of years.And like a lot friendly relationships, it appears that while these two really respect each other, they reserve the right to poke fun if the moment strikes.And that moment struck last week when the 2011 Open champion Clarke joined the Dubai Eye Sports Tonight Podcast to talk all things golf, including Tiger.While Clarke couldn't have said nicer things about the 14-time major winner for most of the chat - such
  • Tour releases 2017-18 schedule of nearly 50 events

    ATLANTA – The PGA Tour released next season’s schedule on Tuesday, a lineup that includes 49 events, two more than this season, and some questions.
    The first half of the schedule remains virtually unchanged, with the West Coast and Florida swings the same as they were in 2017, with the addition of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, March 22-25, which will be played the same week as the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
    There is, however, uncertainty after that, wit
  • Tour expands anti-gambling reach as it monitors daily fantasy

    ATLANTA – The PGA Tour unveiled a new integrity program on Monday, sublimating its long-held policy of forbidding players from gambling and expanding its reach.
    The new policy now includes players, their support teams, tournament staff and volunteers, and all Tour personnel. The Tour also has teamed with London-based Genius Sports, which has created a system which tracks betting in real-time.
    On Tuesday, Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said the new policy was a sign of the times, not a respo
  • The Social: From Ludacris to the ridiculous

    PGA Tour stars walk the red carpet before the Tour Championship (and look good doing it), Rory McIlroy shows off his soccer skills without tearing a ligament and some of the wildest swings you've ever seen are on full display.All that and more in this week's The Social.Welcome to Atlanta, where Ludacris serenaded the top 30 in the FedExCup rankings for making it to the playoff finale at East Lake.The players were shown plenty of southern hospitality as they walked the red carpet at the kickoff c
  • Spieth, Thomas paired at Tour Championship

    They combined to win the last two majors of the year, and now they'll share the final pairing during the opening round of the season-ending Tour Championship.
    Jordan Spieth will begin play at East Lake Golf Club as the top seed in the points race, followed closely by Justin Thomas. Spieth admitted last week at the BMW Championship that Thomas' five wins make him the leader for Player of the Year honors, but he also believes that a Spieth win this week - along with the FedExCup title - could make
  • With no sponsor, Tour out of Tiger's D.C. event

    Updated 4:05 p.m.
    The PGA Tour has terminated its contract with Congressional Country Club, which was scheduled to host the Tour's Washington, D.C., area stop next season and in 2020. It currently has no title sponsor.
    The termination of the contract was announced to members at Congressional via a letter on Monday and first reported by CSN Mid-Atlantic’s J.P. Finlay.
    “The Tiger Woods Foundation currently has no title sponsor for their PGA Tour golf tournament. Because of that circums
  • Tour Championship: Tee times, TV schedule, stats

    The top 30 players in the FedExCup standings are back at East Lake for the Tour Championship. Here's the key info for the final event of the season.
    Golf course: East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., was opened in 1908 and designed by Tom Bendelow. East Lake was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1913, George Cobb in 1959, and Rees Jones in 1995 and 2008. The course will play as a par 70 at 7,385 yards.
    Purse: $8.75 million
    TV schedule (All times Eastern): Thursday, 1-6 p.m. on Golf Channel; Friday, 1
  • Stock Watch: Bad trend for veteran Tour caddies

    Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll examine which players’ stocks and trends are rising and falling in the world of golf.
    RISING
    Marc Leishman (+8%): Remember Billy Horschel’s sprint to the FedExCup title in 2014, with a close call in Boston, a win at the BMW and then a clean sweep at the Tour Championship? Leish might be copying that winning formula.
    Anna Nordqvist (+5%): Still not 100 percent from her bout with mono, Europe’s best player summoned the goods when she need
  • At Shinnecock Hills, site of the 118th #USOpen, with championship manager Charlie Howe. pscp.tv/w/bI7TgjUwOTYy…

    At Shinnecock Hills,site of the 118th #USOpen, with championship manager Charlie Howe.pscp.tv/w/bI7TgjUwOTYy…
  • Watch: Rory shows off soccer trick skills on Instagram

    The latest social media challenge taking over the Internet involves a little more skill than dumping an ice-cold bucket of water on your head.In a partnership with his fragrance line (obviously), international soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has started the #CR7Challenge, which is basically just doing your best soccer juggling trick, uploading the video to Instagram, and then nominating seven others to do the same.Ronaldo showed off his sweet moves and then called out his very high-profile fr
  • Tour hopes to prevent gambling issues with new policy

    PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan’s Tuesday’s press conference at the Tour Championship will include plenty of topics.
    The Tour announced on Monday the implementation of a new integrity program that will begin next year in order to “protect its competitions from potential outside influences related to gambling.”
    Although the Tour has prohibited gambling for many years, the new policy will now include players, their support teams, tournament staff and volunteers, and the e
  • Nordqvist moves up to No. 4 after major victory

    Anna Nordqvist soared nine spots to No. 4 in Monday’s release of the new Rolex Women’s World Rankings.
    The big move came after Nordqvist defeated Brittany Altomare Sunday in a playoff to win the Evian Championship. It’s Nordqvist’s second major championship title.
    This equals the highest Nordqvist has climbed in the world rankings since she turned pro before joining the LPGA in 2009. She also climbed to No. 4 back in 2010.
    Sung Hyun Park flip flopped with Lexi Thompson ag
  • Randall's Rant: The Evian earned a major* asterisk

    Right now, the Evian Championship feels more like a major showcase for Group Danone than it does a major championship for women’s golf.
    Group Danone is the French multinational corporation and title sponsor that owns Evian.
    Stick a big, fat asterisk on Sunday’s result.
    It’s an asterisk that this observer doesn’t assign lightly, because it goes on the gold-star resume of an LPGA commissioner. It goes on the resume of a leader whose transformative vision thrives in part bec
  • We're live at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club with the @USGA’s Jeff Hall discussing preparations for the 118th #USOpen: facebook.com/USOPEN/videos/…

    We're live at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club with the @USGA’s Jeff Hall discussing preparations for the 118th #USOpen: facebook.com/USOPEN/videos/…
  • With the @playofffinale set, 51 players are exempt into the 2018 #USOpen so far. Here is the full list:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

    With the @playofffinale set, 51 players are exempt into the 2018 #USOpen so far. Here is the full list:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
  • With no sponsor, Tiger's D.C.-area event backs out of Congressional

    The PGA Tour’s annual stop in the Washington, D.C., area, has terminated its contract with Congressional Country Club, which was scheduled to host the event next season and in 2020, and currently has no title sponsor.
    The termination of the contract was announced to members at Congressional via a letter on Monday and wasfirst reported by CSN Mid Atlantic’s J.P. Finlay.
    “The Tiger Woods Foundation currently has no title sponsor for their PGA Tour golf tournament. Because of that
  • Ten years after pro debut, McIlroy at crossroads

    It was 10 years ago Monday that Rory McIlroy turned professional, and all he’s done since is win four majors, hold the No. 1 world ranking for 95 weeks and become the most electrifying player of the post-Tiger Woods era.
    But perhaps it’s fitting that this landmark falls today, with McIlroy at a professional crossroads.
    It’s been a transitional year, both on and off the course, and Sunday marked the end of a disappointing PGA Tour season in which he couldn’t even qualify f
  • Free admission for first responders at Web Tour Champ.

    The Web.com Tour will offer free admission and clubhouse access to all first responders at the upcoming Web.com Tour Championship.
    Like much of Florida, the Ponte Vedra Beach area was significantly impacted by Hurricane Irma. As a result, the tournament will provide free admission and complimentary clubhouse access to all first responders, as well as their significant others and other dependents.
    The promotion includes free beverages in both the Fan Zone and clubhouse locations.
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  • Leishman up to world No. 15 after BMW win

    Marc Leishman moved up to a career-best 15th in the Official World Ranking after his win Sunday at the BMW Championship.
    Leishman won for the second time this season, and he also finished third in his previous start at the Dell Technologies Championship.
    Jason Day and Rickie Fowler also moved up a few spots with their solid finishes at the BMW. Day rose from ninth to sixth after a fourth-place finish. Fowler moved up from 10th to seventh thanks to his T-10 at Conway Farms.
    Tony Finau was another
  • What's in the bag: BMW Champ., winner Leishman

    Marc Leishman set records en route to winning the BMW Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs' third event. Here's what was in the winner's bag:
    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic (9 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution II shaftFairway woods: Callaway GBB Epic (15 degrees), Steelhead XR (21 degrees), with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC Tour Spec 9.2 X shaftsIrons: Callaway Apex UT (3), Apex Pro 16 (4-PW), with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X shaftsWedges:&
  • McIlroy to play British Masters, then Dunhill Links

    After failing to qualify for the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy has added another start to his upcoming schedule.
    McIlroy has signed up for next week’s British Masters on the European Tour, an event hosted by one of his longtime friends, Lee Westwood.
    Battling a rib injury for all of 2017, McIlroy said at the PGA Championship that he was considering shutting it down for the rest of the year. Instead, because of “outside expectations,” he played the first three playoff events,
  • Monday Scramble: The end, for better or worse

    Marc Leishman stays hot, the Tour Championship field takes shape, the Evian becomes a farce and more in this week's edition of Monday Scramble:Forty-six events down, just one more to go, and so much is still up for grabs.
    The red-hot Leishman crashed the top 5 party, but the other four leading contenders for the FedExCup all are ranked inside the top 5 in the Official World Ranking. The system has worked, for now.
    As the playoff No. 1, Jordan Spieth has the most mathematical scenarios working in
  • With the #BMWChamps in the books, 16 more players have earned exemptions into the 118th #USOpen.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

    With the #BMWChamps in the books, 16 more players have earned exemptions into the 118th #USOpen.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
  • Suddenly, Rose has a shot at the FedExCup

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – He put a charge into the leader and raced up the standings, but a sizzling final round from Justin Rose was still not quite enough to catch Marc Leishman at the BMW Championship.
    Rose started the final round seven shots behind the Aussie, but he managed to trim the deficit to two shots after a birdie on the 13th hole. That proved to be as close as he could get, though, as the Englishman failed to capitalize on birdie chances on Nos. 14 and 15 and eventually finished in
  • This time, Leishman slams the door shut

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – With the tournament reaching its final stage, the leaderboards surrounding each green reflected a familiar scenario. Marc Leishman had amassed a two-shot lead after more than 60 holes of golf, and the trophy was within reach.
    It’s the same script that played out two weeks ago at TPC Boston, where Leishman fumbled away his lead down the stretch by shooting a back-nine 40. But faced with an opportunity for redemption and with Justin Rose quickly making up ground, th
  • After Further Review: New rules needed - and fast

    Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds.
    On Sergio Garcia's seeimingly interminable rules consultation Sunday:
    The six-month input period for the USGA and R&A’s modernization of the Rules of Golf recently ended, but after watching Sunday’s action at the BMW Championship, there was just a single message that needed to be sent to the rule-makers.
    Hurry.
    Nothing served as a better example of everything that&rsqu
  • After all-too-long ruling, Sergio saves his par

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Thanks to one of the more improbable – and lengthy – pars on the final hole in BMW Championship history, Sergio Garcia is on to East Lake.
    The Spaniard drew play to a grinding halt at Conway Farms Golf Club when his discussion with rules official Stephen Cox and eventual drop within a water hazard lining the final green took more than 20 minutes to sort out.
    Garcia’s approach to the par-5 18th hole found the hazard, and his ball was situated next to a
  • Finau, Cantlay, Schauffele crash Tour Championship

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The final bubble watch of the season saw some familiar faces come up short, while several newcomers rallied to punch their tickets to the Tour Championship – and Augusta National.
    There was plenty of drama during the final round of the BMW Championship, but rather than seeing players fumble away their spots inside the coveted top 30, Sunday was about others rising to the occasion under some unique pressure. Chief among them was Tony Finau, who chipped in for birdi
  • ANA winner Ryu takes Annika Major Award

    So Yeon Ryu claimed the Rolex Annika Major Award on Sunday as the best overall performer in the LPGA’s five major championships this year.
    Ryu won the points-based award named for Annika Sorenstam by winning the ANA Inspiration at year’s start, then going T-14 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, T-3 at the U.S. Women’s Open, T-43 at the Ricoh Women’s British Open and T-40 at the Evian Championship.
    Ryu finished with 78 points, 10 more than Anna Nordqvist.
    Evian Ch

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