• DJ two behind quintet of leaders in Canada

    There were plenty of low scores to begin the RBC Canadian Open, where birdies were sandwiched around a brief afternoon rain delay. Here's how things look after the opening round at Glen Abbey, where Kevin Chappell is among a group of early co-leaders:
    Leaderboard: Kevin Chappell (-7), Hudson Swafford (-7), Brandon Hagy (-7), Matt Every (-7), Ollie Schniederjans (-7), Vijay Singh (-6), Bubba Watson (-6), Smylie Kaufman (-6)
    What it means: It's a crowded leaderboard after the opening round, as the
  • Web.com pro asks for walk-up music suggestions

    If you like golf but are put off by the peace and tranquility of the great outdoors, then does the Web.com Tour have something for you this week.The Digital Ally Open is offering walk-up music for players as they make their way to the 17th green (*provided they're closest to the pin in their group).Players were allowed to choose their own tune to jam out to, but Scott Langley decided to turn the question over to Twitter and let the people decide:Taking suggestions for my walk up song for 17th ho
  • Spieth celebrates birthday with cake in claret jug

    We're not the only ones celebrating Jordan Spieth's 24th birthday.Turns out, The Open winner is celebrating himself. And keeping with the recent trend of using major championship trophies to hold things other than the traditional victory drink, the birthday boy blew out his candle out with the help pf the claret jug.Celebrate Big! #24 #family #championgolferoftheyear @nothingbundt @jordanspieth A post shared by Christine Spieth (@mcspieth) on Jul 27, 2017 at 5:23am PDT Spieth's mom shared some p
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  • Masters champ Garcia commits to Australian PGA

    The green jacket will be making an appearance on the Gold Coast of Australia later this year.
    Masters champ Sergio Garcia has officially committed to the Australian PGA Championship, held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at RACV Royal Pines Resort in Queensland. It will mark the Spaniard's first appearance in Australia sincehe finished T-28 at the 2010 JBWere Masters.
    "I look forward to celebrating the end of the year at the Australian PGA Championship," Garcia said in a statement. "It's been a long time since I
  • Watson continues turnaround with opening 66

    After months spent struggling to find his form, Bubba Watson is starting to contend with some regularity.
    The two-time Masters champ broke out of a lengthy slump with his T-6 finish last month at the Memorial Tournament, and he was on the leaderboards through 36 holes at The Open before fading to a tie for 24th. Watson continued his upward trend Thursday at the RBC Canadian Open, where he shot a 6-under 66 to move within a shot of co-leaders Hudson Swafford and Brandon Hagy.
    "I had a couple, I
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  • Kuchar battles dizziness during Canada opener

    Days after he nearly captured The Open, Matt Kuchar struggled to stay on his feet during the opening round of the RBC Canadian Open.
    Kuchar made the trek from England to Ontario shortly after finishing runner-up to Jordan Spieth at Royal Birkdale. He has built a strong record at Glen Abbey Golf Course, including a runner-up in 2013 and top-10 finishes each of the last two years.
    But Kuchar dealt with dizzy spells throughout his opening round, a 1-under 71 during which he was visited by an on-cou
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  • Happy 24th birthday to our 2015 champ! See you at Shinnecock in less than 11 months. https://t.co/TjQiD3QqQ8

    Happy 24th birthday to our 2015 champ! See you at Shinnecock in less than 11 months. https://t.co/TjQiD3QqQ8
  • Watch: Sergio, fiancee take couples quiz

    Sergio Garcia and Angela Akins are getting married this Saturday in Texas.
    The Masters champion and his bride-to-be sat down for this couples quiz. Sergio did pretty well. Angela, well …
  • Happy birthday, Jordan! Spieth turns 24

    Happy birthday to the Champion Golfer of the Year, Jordan Spieth! Spieth on Sunday became only the second player in golf history to win three legs of the grand slam before the age of 24. Well, now he is 24 and we're celebrating with this look at Jordan through the years. Click here or on the image below to view:
  • 'Resilient' Kuchar will 'keep moving forward'

    Although Matt Kuchar was more than ready to move on from last week’s loss at The Open, on Wednesday at the RBC Canadian Open. there was no way to remain in the present.
    While the lion’s share of questions fixated on Jordan Spieth’s victory, Kuchar did his best to move on to this week’s event at Glen Abbey.
    “I think part of what makes us pros out here is the resiliency and [to] kind of keep plugging along,” said Kuchar, who briefly took a one-stroke lead on Sun
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  • Power Rankings: 2017 RBC Canadian Open

    The PGA Tour heads back across the Atlantic Ocean this week for the RBC Canadian Open. A field of 156 players will tackle Glen Abbey Golf Club, which is hosting the event for the fourth time since 2013.
    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.
    Jhonattan Vegas won this event last year by one shot over a trio of players. Here are 10 names to watch in
  • Langer: Jealousy plays a role in anchoring criticism

    Bernhard Langer and his long putter will be back in the spotlight this week at the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl.
    The 59-year-old told The Telegraph on Wednesday that it is “hurtful” some would accuse him of still anchoring his putter against his sternum, which was outlawed by golf’s governing bodies in 2016.
    Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has been one of the most ardent critics of Langer and fellow ex-anchorer Scott McCarron, who have combined to win three of the four
  • Poulter can relate to Kuchar's Birkdale heartbreak

    Matt Kuchar and Ian Poulter now have something in common.
    They both got their hearts broken at Royal Birkdale.
    Nine years ago, Poulter holed a 15-footer on the final green that he thought would give him The Open title. That's when Padraig Harrington came home in 32, with an eagle on the 71st hole, to win by four.
    Poulter was crushed, and now Kuchar can relate.
    RBC Canadian Open: Articles, photos and videos
    Playing alongside Jordan Spieth, Kuchar was one shot clear with five holes to play, s
  • The other side of the Open coin: Kuchar's perspective

    Perspective can be relative. Consider Jordan Spieth’s 13th hole on Sunday at The Open. You know the one that took more than 20 minutes for the Golden Child to play a shot and will be a highlight reel special for the next 20 years.
    For Spieth, the foul ball tee shot and frantic moments that led to an unlikely bogey was nothing less than a sea change in the round, a shift so dramatic it would carry him all the way to the claret jug.
    For the fans who watched the surreal episode it was histori
  • DJ 'still feeling the effects' of freak back injury

    Dustin Johnson conceded Wednesday that he’s still not 100 percent after suffering a freak back injury prior to the Masters.
    Johnson had been cruising heading into Augusta, winning three consecutive starts, but he said he slipped on a flight of stairs at his rental house and was unable to play in the year’s first major. After a tie for second at the Wells Fargo Championship, he hasn’t finished better than 54th in his last three starts – his worst stretch in more than three
  • Greller on 13th hole: 'Just absolute chaos'

    The 29-minute scene that unfolded on the 13th hole Sunday at Royal Birkdale played a pivotal role in deciding the outcome of The Open, and it's a scene that will be replayed for years to come. But what was it like inside the ropes with the claret jug hanging in the balance?
    "Just absolute chaos," said Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller.
    Greller shared some of the emotions he experienced in the moment during a recent interview with Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. Greller explained that the biggest
  • Lyle confirms he is battling leukemia for third time

    Jarrod Lyle confirmed Wednesday that he is battling acute myeloid leukemia for the third time.
    Lyle, 35, was admitted to Royal Melbourne Hospital earlier this week after a routine blood test showed abnormal results.
    The Australian was first diagnosed with the disease as a 17-year-old. After being cancer-free for more than a decade, he suffered a relapse in 2012 at the same time his first daughter, Lusi, was born. (Check out Rex Hoggard's multi-part series here.)
    After beating cancer for the seco
  • Watch: Spieth, country singers chug from claret jug on stage

    The Jordan Spieth Claret Jug Chug tour continued Tuesday night in Dallas.
    Spieth went on stage at House of Blues while country music singers Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen were performing and brought The Open prize with him and each of the three took a swing.
    It's been a busy few days for the claret jug.
  • TV viewer can't tell "Boo!" from "Kuuuuch!"

    Golf, as a sport, wants to bring in a new fan base. It might take some of them a while to catch up.
    Poor Jim Bowens, from the southwest English town of Devon, was quite confused while watching the final round of The Open.
    As fans at Royal Birkdale were bellowing “Kuuuuuuch!” to support Matt Kuchar in his showdown with Jordan Spieth, Mr. Bowens was quite certain they were booing him. He was so appalled, he wrote a letter to the editor at the Daily Express.
    Ah, Jim.Jim, Jim, Jim.You've
  • Watch: Big bounce leads to world record drive

    Phillis Meti didn't win the Mile High Showdown, but she did set a new world long drive record.
    In the semifinals against Sandra Carlborg, Meti carried her drive about 340 yards, where it hit something, possibly a sprinkler head, and bounded another 60-plus yards down the grid.
    The drive counted and Meti advanced, but she lost in the finals to Troy Mullins (374-363).
  • Troy Mullins (Women), Maurice Allen (Men) Win 'Mile High Showdown' World Long Drive Event

    First Televised World Long Drive Association Title for Both Mullins & Allen
    Ryan Reisbeck Moves to No. 1 in World Long Drive Rankings
    DENVER, Colo. (July 25, 2017) – The high elevation of Denver offered an ideal setting for welcoming two first-time, televised-event World Long Drive champions, as Troy Mullins (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Maurice Allen (Pine Hills, Fla.) each claimed the top prize at the Mile High Showdown.
    Despite her position as the highest remaining seed entering the sem
  • Lyle in hospital after 'abnormal' blood test

    Jarrod Lyle has returned to the hospital for what his doctors fear is a third battle with cancer.
    The 35-year-old Australian has twice beaten leukemia, most recently in 2012. (Rex Hoggard flew to Australia three years ago to document Lyle's story. Read the entire series here.) 
    A family spokesman released this statement Tuesday:
    “A routine blood test conducted earlier this week returned abnormal results and Jarrod was immediately admitted to hospital and placed under the care of his p
  • The #USOpen Trophy took a trip out to Shinnecock's neck of the woods this weekend and spent some time at Dan's Tast… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

    The #USOpen Trophy took a trip out to Shinnecock's neck of the woods this weekend and spent some time at Dan's Tast… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
  • Days later, still difficult to sum up Spieth's win

    Finding words to describe Jordan Spieth’s Sunday performance at The Open is difficult. So, let’s begin by agreeing on one thing: The Open always delivers.
    Since Louis Oosthuizen’s stunning runaway at St. Andrews in 2010, every Open Sunday has produced something remarkable.
    It began with Darren Clarke’s emotional victory at Royal St. George’s in 2011. In his 20th Open – at age 42 – Clarke held off Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson for an emotional triumph
  • For U.S. Am, Riviera's 1st hole a par 4; 18 drivable?

    Fans watching this year’s U.S. Amateur at Riviera might do a double take.
    Tournament director Ben Kimball said at media day Monday that two of the most iconic holes likely will play differently for the world’s best amateurs.
    One definite change is to the first hole, which will play as a long par 4 for the tournament. As a 503-yard, downhill par 5, the first hole annually ranks as one of the easiest holes on the PGA Tour. This year at the Genesis Open, it played to a 4.271 scoring ave
  • Being Jordan Spieth: Want to get inside his head?

    Being Jordan Spieth. What is that like? To the point, what was it like being him Sunday at Royal Birkdale?
    Pay $20, sign a waiver and crawl inside that head of his, connected to his thoughts and emotions. Those nauseating nerves waiting to be announced on the first tee. The thrill of that first tee shot, the feeling of perfection punctuated with a club twirl. Then the disgust of discovery.
    Four hours – a little more since things went sideways – of adrenaline and fear and panic and ex
  • Field Set for Tonight's "Mile High Showdown" Long Drive Event Airing in Primetime at 7 p.m. ET on Golf Channel

    Preliminary Women’s Division Rounds Produced Record Longest Drives Ever in
    Sanctioned Long Drive Competition with 401 (Carlborg) & 402 (Mullins) Yards
    No. 1 in World Long Drive Rankings Up for Grabs Tonight for Reisbeck, James
    2nd of 3 Televised WLDA Events in 2017; to Feature Eight Men & Four Women
    The World Long Drive Association (WLDA) will stage its second of three televised events in 2017 with the ‘Mile High Showdown’, airing tonight at 7 p.m. ET in primetime on Go
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  • Blair tweets picture from Tiger bunker at Glen Abbey

    Tiger Woods' future in the game of golf is murky, to say the least, but his past remains as clear and unforgettable as ever.
    Case in point, this tweet from Zac Blair on Tuesday ahead of this week's RBC Canadian Open.
    Is @TigerWoods even real 6 iron 213 tucked pin over water ... 72nd hole #OkBye pic.twitter.com/lQ6lof6CRe— Zac Blair (@z_blair) July 25, 2017
    That bunker should look plenty familiar. And just in case it doesn't, or you want to watch it again - you want to watch it again - you
  • Most-Watched Final Round of the Open in Eight Years

    NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of Jordan Spieth’s dramatic victory at
  • Spieths celebrate win with 5 a.m. champagne party

    Jordan Spieth's return to Dallas was met with a 5 a.m. champagne party.
    Jordan's mother, Christine, posted the following pictures to Instagram of the Champion Golfer of the Year covered in champagne, celebrating his Open win with his family.
    Ain't no party like a Spieth family party, 'cause a Spieth family party ... goes down at the airport? (Be sure to click through the first post to see all 10 images.) Welcome Home..Champion Golfer of the Year! #5amcelebration #slideformorepics #theopen #proud
  • Spieth's Sunday scoring notes: 'We guessed' on 13

    The scoring sheet for Jordan Spieth's final round at The Open details clubs and yardages he hit on every hole Sunday at Royal Birkdale. Except one.
    As you can see below, there is a curious submission on the 13th hole, where Spieth blew his tee shot so far right he ended with a drop on the practice range, and a note at the bottom from caddie Michael Greller: "We guessed."
  • Equipment review: Align technology from Golf Pride

    Golf Channel equipment insider Matt Adams is joined by Golf Pride product manager Bruce Miller to discover the technology behind the new Align grips.
  • Frustrated Willett would consider back surgery

    Former Masters champion Danny Willett told reporters at the Open Championship that he might have to consider surgery if his back woes continue.
    Willett, who has fallen to No. 43 in the world ranking, has withdrawn or missed the cut from six of his past eight worldwide starts. Last week at Royal Birkdale, he finished 76th out of 77 players and didn’t mince words about the state of his game.
    “S---,” he told British reporters (via the Telegraph). “It’s just frustrating
  • Bones: Greller gave 'most critical yardage' in history

    Jim Mackay needed to make some tough calls while on Phil Mickelson's bag for 25 years. But even Bones was blown away by the role that caddie Michael Greller played during the most critical moment at this year’s Open Championship.
    With Jordan Spieth miles right of the 13th fairway, and facing a third shot from the driving range, there was a disagreement in yardage between player and caddie. Spieth thought he needed 3-wood and a 270-yard shot.
    “Buddy,” Greller told him, “y
  • Spieth about to embark on quest for career slam

    SOUTHPORT, England – Phil Mickelson knew it the moment his birdie putt fell into the hole to win the 2013 Open at Muirfield, just as Rory McIlroy was well aware of the historical path that had opened up to him when he won at Royal Liverpool a year later.
    Only five men have won the career Grand Slam, the most exclusive of golf’s clubs reserved for the type of legacy that requires only a first name – Jack, Tiger, Gary, Gene and Ben.
    Like Mickelson and McIlroy before him, Jordan S
  • Stock Watch: The positive and the questionable

    Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll examine which players’ stocks and trends are rising and falling in the world of golf.RISING
    Jordan (+10%): Guts, tenacity, heart, a heightened sense of the moment – it was all on display during an instantly legendary stretch to steal The Open. Of the many titles Spieth has won in his life, the claret jug was the most rewarding.
    Kooch (+5%): Now 39, he might not get a better chance to win a major, but the Smiling Assassin endeared himself to s
  • Nicklaus: Spieth win had 'guts, determination and skill'

    Leave it to the Golden Bear to put Jordan Spieth's victory at The Open into perspective.
    Spieth's three-shot triumph at Royal Birkdale gave him the third leg of the career Grand Slam, joining Nicklaus as the only players to snag three of the four legs before turning 24. In the wake of Spieth's memorable victory over Matt Kuchar in England, Nicklaus took to Twitter to share his thoughts of what turned into one of the most unexpected back-nines in championship history.
    "Jordan Spieth's Open victor
  • By the numbers: A look back at The 146th Open

    Jordan Spieth's reign as Champion Golfer of the Year has barely lasted a day, but the key moments from a memorable week at Royal Birkdale endure.
    A course that has penalized players in previous Opens yielded plenty of low scores, including Branden Grace's record-setting 62 and Spieth's winning score of 12-under 268. But it also created plenty of havoc for those who dared to stray off line.
    Here's a look back at some of the key course and player stats from the week that was in Southport, England:
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  • What's in the bag: Open champion Spieth

    Jordan Spieth captured the third leg of the career grand slam on Sunday. Here's what the champion golfer of the year has in his bag:
    Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 70 X shaft
    Fairway wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7 X shaft
    Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB prototype (3), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X shaft; Titleist 716 T-MB (4), 716 AP2 (5-9), with Project X 6.5 shafts
    Wedges: Ti
  • Spieth leery of comparisons to Jack, Tiger

    SOUTHPORT, England – Jordan Spieth has been here before. A couple of years ago, back when he was just 21, he won a pair of majors and was compared to a pair of legends.
    The comparisons continue.
    By winning the 146th Open, Spieth joins Jack Nicklaus as the only player to win three different major championships before the age of 24.
    Spieth picked up his first two majors – the Masters and U.S. Open – in 2015. At the time, like this time, Spieth was mentioned in the same breath as
  • Who's the best? Who knows? But Spieth gets it done

    SOUTHPORT, England – It’s the Great Barroom Debate of this era: Who would win if the top players in the world all were at their best?
    For the past few years, the default answer has been Dustin Johnson or Rory McIlroy, who possess the usual hallmarks of dominance, but it’s time to reassess.
    Because what good is all that firepower if they can’t access their potential as consistently as Jordan Spieth?
    Since 2015, Spieth has led after 14 rounds in a major. That’s twice
  • Hey, Phil: Jordan's allowed in the locker room now

    It looks like Phil Mickelson won't be allowed to yell at Jordan Spieth anymore - at least not at The Open. 
    This already-funny story from The Telegraph earlier this week at Royal Birkdale has taken an ironic turn with Spieth claiming the claret jug on Sunday:
    The 47-year-old was in his normal playful demenaour, spotting Jordan Spieth walking into the wrong section of the locker room and telling his young countryman: “This right here is for past champions." 
    Well, Phil, look who's
  • Spieth, McIlroy installed as co-favorites for PGA

    With The Open now decided, the focus will quickly shift to the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, where Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy have been installed as betting co-favorites.
    Spieth has won each of his last two starts, including a dramatic victory Sunday at Royal Birkdale. In his lone appearance at Quail Hollow, he tied for 32nd at the 2013 Wells Fargo Championship.
    He is listed at 8/1 at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, as is McIlroy, who has feasted on Quail Hollow. He has finished T-10 o
  • Open win moves Spieth to world No. 2 behind DJ

    Jordan Spieth's furious rally on Sunday earned him the claret jug, his third major title, and the third leg of the career grand slam.
    It also moved him closer to world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.
    With the victory, Spieth hopped Hideki Matsuyama to take over as No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, shrinking Johnson's nonetheless sizeable margin at the top from 4.3 points to 2.5 points.
    After losing his No. 1 ranking to Jason Day in March of last year, Spieth had fallen all the way to seventh as re
  • Spieth to Greller after eagle: Get that ball

    SOUTHPORT, England – Hey Jordan, about that eagle celebration Sunday on the par-5 15th hole during the final round of The Open.
    What was it exactly?
    It wasn’t overboard. It wasn’t obnoxious. It was…pointing your finger at your caddie?
    The Open: Full-field scores | Live blog: Day 4 | Full coverage
    “I told him to pick the ball up out of the hole,” Spieth said. “It was kind of like an old-school move, when the caddies used to get it out of the hole when g
  • After Further Review: Race to a Slam

    Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds. 
    On the three-way chase for a career Grand Slam:
    With three players now one leg away from the career Grand Slam, expect Jordan Spieth to be the first of the trio to round the bases.
    Spieth might not win next month at Quail Hollow, but he’s ideally positioned to lift the Wanamaker Trophy sooner rather than later and clearly is able to conjure magic on a major stage. Phil Mick

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