• Horsfield gallops to top of Celtic Classic leaderboard

    Horsfield gallops to top of Celtic Classic leaderboard
    Sam Horsfield’s impressive UK Swing form continued at the Celtic Classic, where he holds a one stroke lead after the second round.
    The Englishman, who won his first European Tour title at the Hero Open a fortnight ago, fired a seven under 64 on the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort to move one stroke ahead of first-round leader Thomas Pieters of Belgium.
    Horsfield was two under for the day standing on the ninth tee but carded four successive birdies around the turn and added two mor
  • Halfway Through UK Swing – A Look Back and Forward

    Halfway Through UK Swing – A Look Back and Forward
    The coronavirus pandemic had a profound impact not only on public health, professional and social lives, but it also had a radical impact on sports. The whole sporting world has had to adapt to the restrictions and measures dictated by the virus and its spread. To fit in with the COVID-19 guidelines, most sporting events are taking place without spectators with additional focus on hygiene and testing for players, officials, and support staff. We have seen games and tournaments postponed, seasons
  • Paul Casey (66) looking to extend East Lake streak

    Paul Casey (66) looking to extend East Lake streak
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – With a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship now under his belt, Paul Casey is turning his attention to East Lake.The Englishman wasn’t among the pre-tournament favorites last week in San Francisco, but he held up well during the final round en route to a T-2 finish that marks his best career result in a major at age 43. It also solidified his postseason aspirations, as Casey originally added this week’s Wyndham Championship in an effort to ensure he&rsquo
  • Tee times moved up for third round of Wyndham Championship

    Tee times moved up for third round of Wyndham Championship
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – With inclement weather in the forecast, players will get an early start on the third round at the Wyndham Championship.Tournament officials opted to move up tee time for Saturday at Sedgefield Country Club to avoid incoming storms, with players teeing off between 7-9 a.m. ET in threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 tees. A crowded leaderboard with 16 players separated by two shots means even playing threesomes won’t be enough to get all of the co-leaders together, with Tom
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  • In logjam atop leaderboard, Billy Horschel hoping experience gives him an edge

    In logjam atop leaderboard, Billy Horschel hoping experience gives him an edge
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – It’s a quartet atop the leaderboard at the halfway point of the Wyndham Championship, but Billy Horschel hopes that some extra experience will give him the edge in what he expects will be a “shootout” this weekend at Sedgefield Country Club.Co-leader Tom Hoge has never won on the PGA Tour before. Neither has Talor Gooch, who’s also in the group at 10 under, while Si Woo Kim counts the 2016 Wyndham as one of two career victories. But Horschel has t
  • Brooks Koepka (MC) coy about injury status after Wyndham Championship

    Brooks Koepka (MC) coy about injury status after Wyndham Championship
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – After a ragged performance and a missed cut at the Wyndham Championship, something physical is clearly bothering Brooks Koepka. But don’t expect him to tell you what it is.Koepka was one of the headliners for this week’s event at Sedgefield Country Club, where he was making his first appearance since a T-6 result in 2015. But Koepka struggled on the greens Thursday en route to a 2-over 72, and his brief comeback attempt in the second round unraveled with a tr
  • Jerry Kelly (72) leads as only player under par at difficult Senior Players

    Jerry Kelly (72) leads as only player under par at difficult Senior Players
    AKRON, Ohio – Jerry Kelly was the only player at par or better after two days on Firestone's difficult South Course in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour Champions' first major of the season."You get out of position here, you're in deep trouble, and that's what it's like in a major," Kelly said. "That's why I haven't done that well in that many majors. It's definitely harder to get back in position."Kelly shot an even-par-72 on Friday in tricky wind co
  • Stacy Lewis, Azahara Munoz share lead halfway through Ladies Scottish Open

    Stacy Lewis, Azahara Munoz share lead halfway through Ladies Scottish Open
    NORTH BERWICK, Scotland – Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday.Lewis, a former top-ranked player and a 12-time LPGA Tour champion, birdied the final four holes to bounce back from her only dropped shot – at the 12th – at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.The two-time major winner is looking for her first win in nearly thre
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  • Sam Horsfield (64) again finds himself atop leaderboard at Celtic Classic

    Sam Horsfield (64) again finds himself atop leaderboard at Celtic Classic
    NEWPORT, Wales – Sam Horsfield kept up his excellent form since the resumption of the European Tour by shooting 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Celtic Classic on Friday.The Englishman has been one of the leading players on the so-called U.K. Swing over the past month, having won the Hero Open and earning a top-10 finish in the British Masters.With an eagle at the par-5 18th hole, Horsfield moved to 11 under par for the tournament being held at C
  • Shane Lowry (63) may have to cancel buddy's trip planned for next week

    Shane Lowry (63) may have to cancel buddy's trip planned for next week
    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Shane Lowry's second-round 63 at the Wyndham Championship was a welcome result, and it vaulted him into tournament contention. But it also may cause the reigning Open champ to adjust his plans for next week.Lowry entered the final regular-season event at 131st in points, with only the top 125 advancing to the playoff opener next week at TPC Boston. The usual drama surrounding players keeping or losing cards is missing this week at Sedgefield Country Club, with the COVID-19 pan
  • Stacy Lewis (66) took advantage of the break and is taking advantage of the restart

    Stacy Lewis (66) took advantage of the break and is taking advantage of the restart
    Stacy Lewis is liking this pathway back to the game in the LPGA’s restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic.There was Toledo for back-to-back weeks in Ohio, where she tied for ninth at last week’s Marathon Classic for her first top 10-finish in a year. She was born in Toledo, and Marathon is one of her sponsors.Now there are back-to-back weeks in Scotland.“I truly love playing in Scotland,” Lewis said.She showed that again on Friday, making four consecutive birdies to
  • Pieters back in the swing at Celtic Manor

    Pieters back in the swing at Celtic Manor
    Thomas Pieters holds a one-shot lead at the European Tour’s Celtic Classic after firing a first round 64.
    The 28-year-old Belgian has not played since the Qatar Masters in March, but he showed no sign of rust at Celtic Manor with a seven-under-par round that included eight birdies.
    The four-time European Tour winner, who became a father for the first time during lockdown, never looked back after dropping his only shot of the day on the second, coming home in 29 to move one shot clear
  • Caddie’s infraction ends Segundo Oliva Pinto’s U.S. Amateur hopes

    Caddie’s infraction ends Segundo Oliva Pinto’s U.S. Amateur hopes
    BANDON, Ore. – Segundo Oliva Pinto’s spirited run in his first U.S. Amateur came to a heartbreaking end in a greenside bunker late Thursday afternoon at Bandon Dunes.Tied with Georgia Tech’s Tyler Strafaci in their Round of 16 match, Pinto was preparing to hit his fourth shot from the front greenside bunker at the par-5 finishing hole when TV cameras showed Pinto’s caddie, a local looper named Brant Brewer, bend down and brush the sand.Strafaci’s caddie, dad Frank J
  • Harold Varner III part of three-way tie for lead as play suspended at Wyndham

    Harold Varner III part of three-way tie for lead as play suspended at Wyndham
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Harold Varner III, Tom Hoge and Roger Sloan each shot 8-under 62 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship, the PGA Tour's final regular-season event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.Varner started the go-low parade at at Sedgefield Country Club with an eight-birdie, no-bogey round that matched his career best on the PGA TourWhat 59? Harold Varner III on his opening 62 at Wyndham: 'Wish I'd thought about it'Hoge and Sloan, playing toget
  • What's Tiger Woods' go-to order at Starbucks?

    What's Tiger Woods' go-to order at Starbucks?
    We all want to be like our favorite athletes, and now we can start our days off like Tiger Woods. In a recent GOLFTV interview, Woods shared his go-to Starbucks order: A grande, non-fat (milk), double-shot (espresso), hazelnut latte. A commute with @TigerWoods.We covered a lot of topics.Enjoy another (extended) episode of At Home with Tiger Woods. Presented by @CDWCorp. pic.twitter.com/EnNls49ITI— GOLFTV (@GOLFTV) August 11, 2020Host Henni Zuel described his order as “
  • Don’t forget about Harrison Ott, Vandy’s last man standing at U.S. Amateur

    Don’t forget about Harrison Ott, Vandy’s last man standing at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – Harrison Ott’s teammates call him “Cheeks” because he lacks a little cushion … well, you get the idea.He may leave Bandon Dunes this week with another nickname: “The Silent Assassin.”There’s not a whole lotta flash in Ott’s game – much unlike his All-American teammate at Vanderbilt, John Augenstein, who is literally nicknamed “Flash.” But as Ott proved in Thursday morning’s 19-hole victory over medalist
  • In search of third straight win, Danielle Kang four back after opening 71 at Ladies Scottish

    In search of third straight win, Danielle Kang four back after opening 71 at Ladies Scottish
    NORTH BERWICK, Scotland – Danielle Kang started her bid for a third straight win on the LPGA Tour with an even-par 71 in the first round of the Ladies Scottish Open on Thursday, leaving the American four shots off the clubhouse lead held by Nicole Broch Larsen.The American golfer bounced back from bogeys on Nos. 3 and 4 by making birdie at the par-5 10th and then the last hole at an event that is being played without spectators and in an isolated environment at the Renaissance Cl
  • Alex Levy tests positive for coronavirus at Celtic Classic as Thomas Pieters leads

    Alex Levy tests positive for coronavirus at Celtic Classic as Thomas Pieters leads
    NEWPORT, Wales – Alex Levy became the first golfer to test positive for the coronavirus at a European Tour event and was one of two French players withdrawn on the opening day of the Celtic Classic on Thursday.Thomas Pieters shot a 7-under 64 in his first competitive round in five months to take the lead on the latest stop of the tour's six-week U.K. Swing, but the bigger talking point came off the course.Levy came into contact last weekend with a friend in France who has since t
  • Webb Simpson opens with 66 at Wyndham with Paul Tesori back on bag

    Webb Simpson opens with 66 at Wyndham with Paul Tesori back on bag
    Webb Simpson doesn’t need another reason to feel confident around Sedgefield Country Club, but he received a boost this week with caddie Paul Tesori back on the bag.Two weeks ago Tesori could only make it halfway through the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational before stepping away because of back pain. For the final two rounds in Memphis Simpson worked with Joey Duplantis, before he turned to longtime friend Jonathan Dilanni for last week’s PGA Championship, where he tied for 37th. Simps
  • What 59? Harold Varner III on his opening 62 at Wyndham: 'Wish I'd thought about it'

    What 59? Harold Varner III on his opening 62 at Wyndham: 'Wish I'd thought about it'
    Harold Varner III didn’t even realize Thursday that he was a few birdies away from golf’s magic number.Eight under par as he headed to his 16th hole of the day, Varner said he was so engrossed in the round that he didn’t know he had to birdie the last three holes at par-70 Sedgefield Country Club to break 60.“Dang, I wish I would have,” he said afterward. “I didn’t think about it at all. Just trying to birdie every hole. You can go get it out h
  • Brooks Koepka on relationship with Dustin Johnson: 'You guys overplay a lot of things'

    Brooks Koepka on relationship with Dustin Johnson: 'You guys overplay a lot of things'
    Though he apologized for his PGA Championship comments that were widely perceived as dismissive of his peers, Brooks Koepka said he had no plans to address the matter with the main target.In an interview with Golfweek that was published Wednesday, Koepka said he hadn’t spoken to any of the players who were in contention at the PGA and that talking to Dustin Johnson is “not something I’m planning on doing.” After the third round at TPC Harding Park, Koepka had pointed out,
  • Playing his sixth event in a row, Brooks Koepka 'flat' during opening 72

    Playing his sixth event in a row, Brooks Koepka 'flat' during opening 72
    Brooks Koepka would prefer to have this week off. He’s playing his sixth tournament in a row and is coming off back-to-back weeks in contention in big events. Little wonder he conceded that he’s “a bit tired” and came out “pretty flat” Thursday at the Wyndham Championship, where he opened with a 2-over 72 and is in danger of missing the cut.Then there's the reality of the situation: Koepka entered the week at No. 92 in the FedExCup standings, and playing
  • Report: Brooks Koepka regrets word choice in Harding Park comments

    Report: Brooks Koepka regrets word choice in Harding Park comments
    After talking the talk and failing to back it up with his play during the final round of the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka has a few words he would like to have back.Koepka was within reach of three straight PGA titles and a piece of history last week at TPC Harding Park, where he started the final round two shots off the lead of Dustin Johnson. But he drew criticism for some brash words following the third round, where he put the target on his former friend and seemingly downplayed his career
  • Report: Brooks Koepka regrets some of his words ahead of PGA final round

    Report: Brooks Koepka regrets some of his words ahead of PGA final round
    After talking the talk and failing to back it up with his play during the final round of the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka has a few words he would like to have back.Koepka was within reach of three straight PGA titles and a piece of history last week at TPC Harding Park, where he started the final round two shots off the lead of Dustin Johnson. But he drew criticism for some brash words following the third round, where he put the target on his former friend and seemingly downplayed Johnson's
  • Alexander Levy withdrawn from Celtic Classic as COVID-19 precaution

    Alexander Levy withdrawn from Celtic Classic as COVID-19 precaution
    NEWPORT, Wales – Alex Levy has been withdrawn from the Celtic Classic, which started on Thursday.Levy came into contact with a friend who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, the European Tour said in a statement.The contact occurred while Levy was at home in France last weekend. When he arrived at Welsh tournament venue Celtic Manor Resort, he tested negative. He is showing no symptoms, the tour added, but was withdrawn as a precaution and told to self-isolate for 14 days.Full-f
  • Underdogs upset John Augenstein, Davis Thompson at U.S. Amateur

    Underdogs upset John Augenstein, Davis Thompson at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – The bigger they are, the harder they fall.Jonathan Yaun reminded himself of that when he saw his matchup for Wednesday’s Round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur. Yaun, a rising junior at Liberty who just a few months ago was barely ranked inside the top 500 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, had to begin his match-play run against Georgia’s Davis Thompson, a first-team All-American and the highest-ranked amateur in the field at Bandon Dunes.“My initial thought,&rdq
  • Experience tops youth – but just barely – as Stewart Hagestad advances at U.S. Amateur

    Experience tops youth – but just barely – as Stewart Hagestad advances at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – Stewart Hagestad is in the final year of his 20s. He’s played in 20 USGA championships, half of them U.S. Amateurs, and qualified for each of the past three U.S. Opens. He won the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2016, took low-amateur honors the following spring at the Masters and has been on two winning Walker Cup teams.Oh, and he had just shot 66 some 15 hours earlier.Most 18-year-olds playing in their first U.S. Amateur would be understandably intimidated drawing the decorated
  • Going for third straight win, Danielle Kang 'uncomfortable' with links courses

    Going for third straight win, Danielle Kang 'uncomfortable' with links courses
    Danielle Kang’s quest to win a third consecutive title will be challenged overseas this week.Yes, there’s been added angst with international travel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the competitive challenge for Kang is about links golf at this week’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open and next week’s AIG Women’s Open.By the way, the LPGA reported Wednesday that there have been no positive tests among players and caddies in Scotland, so far.
  • Zach Johnson 'can't fathom' no patrons at November Masters

    Zach Johnson 'can't fathom' no patrons at November Masters
    This year's Masters will have a different spot on the calendar, and a much different feel without patrons or guests walking the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club.Tournament officials made the announcement Wednesday that the year's final major would be played without galleries present. The decision confirms that all three of the 2020 majors will be played without fans and all but ensures that the calendar will turn to 2021 before the public can once again line the fairways and greens of a Tou
  • Golf Central Podcast: November Masters to be played without patrons

    Golf Central Podcast: November Masters to be played without patrons
    Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner react to news that November's Masters will be played without patrons in attendance. They also break down Collin Morikawa's quick rise to major champion, Tiger's performance at the PGA and more.
  • Gordon J Brand passes away at 65

    Gordon J Brand passes away at 65
    European Tour winner and Ryder Cup player Gordon J Brand has died at the age of 65 following a short illness.
    Cambridge-born Brand made more than 450 appearances on the European Tour and 196 appearances on the European Senior Tour, winning six times across the two Tours.Brand was a popular and respected figure throughout his long career on the European Tour from 1977 to 2003, and he was prolific winner on the Safari Tour during that period, winning seven times, including three victories at the I
  • Kirk Triplett adds Black Lives Matter sticker to bag ahead of Champions major

    Kirk Triplett adds Black Lives Matter sticker to bag ahead of Champions major
    Kirk Triplett will have a Black Lives Matter sticker on his bag this week at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, becoming the first player on a PGA Tour-sanctioned circuit to openly support the movement via golf bag signage or clothing.Triplett and his wife, Cathi, have an adopted son who is African-American. He explained that some of the difficult conversations he has had recently with his 18-year-old son, Kobe, prompted him to add a public display of support heading into the first maj
  • Q&Gray: Big week for Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson, but for different reasons

    Q&Gray: Big week for Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson, but for different reasons
    The strangest season in PGA Tour history is officially entering the home stretch.This week’s Wyndham Championship marks the final regular season event of the 2019-20 campaign, one that was truncated and rearranged by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a chance for some players to take a breather after last week’s major, but also an opportunity to bolster positions heading into the Tour’s three-week playoff run.From a familiar past champion to a reeling star and major champs on t
  • Augusta National announces no patrons at the November Masters

    Augusta National announces no patrons at the November Masters
    Amen Corner will be quiet this fall.Augusta National Golf Club announced Wednesday that this year’s Masters will be played without patrons in attendance because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes exactly three months before the rescheduled Masters is set to be played, Nov. 12-15.“Since our initial announcement to postpone the 2020 Masters, we have remained committed to a rescheduled Tournament in November while continually examining how best to host a global
  • Emotional Zach Johnson named 2020 Payne Stewart Award winner

    Emotional Zach Johnson named 2020 Payne Stewart Award winner
    Zach Johnson had quick success after a long road to the PGA Tour. He won as a rookie and reached the Tour Championship in Atlanta, where one of the perks was attending a ceremony to watch Jay Haas accept the Payne Stewart Award.He remembers it being powerful, inspiring, motivating.It brought Johnson to tears 16 years later when he was selected Wednesday to receive the Payne Stewart Award.''It makes everything I've done on and off the golf course worth it,'' Johnson said. ''It makes everything wh
  • TaylorMade unveils new Spider FCG putter

    TaylorMade unveils new Spider FCG putter
    TaylorMade has expanded its range of Spider putters to include the all-new Spider FCG (Forward Centre of Gravity), a design which promises to offer blade-like performance from a mallet-style head.
    The challenge of engineering a mallet with blade-like performance starts with CG placement. In traditional mallet designs, much of the weight is in the perimeter and rear of the putter head – which helps to increase MOI and enhance distance control.
    With Spider FCG, two-thirds of the to
  • Bullen bags PGA Kent Open at Prince’s

    Bullen bags PGA Kent Open at Prince’s
    Rustington Golf Centre PGA Professional Michael Bullen had to produce what he described as one of the rounds of his career to deny Angus Mottershead outright victory in the PGA Kent Open.
    The pair completed the two-round Stableford format event at Prince’s Golf Club locked on 78 points, each collecting more than £1,000 as a result of sharing the prize money allocated for first and second places and finishing as the leading trainees. In addition, Bullen won £200 for posting the
  • U.S. Amateur hopes end on final hole for Cole Hammer, Preston Summerhays

    U.S. Amateur hopes end on final hole for Cole Hammer, Preston Summerhays
    BANDON, Ore. – Two of the top amateurs in the field saw their U.S. Amateur hopes end Tuesday afternoon on Bandon Dunes’ final hole.Cole Hammer, the Texas junior and reigning McCormack medalist, bogeyed the 537-yard, par-5 18th to miss a playoff for the final match-play seeds by a shot while Preston Summerhays, the Arizona State commit and last year’s U.S. Junior champ, made triple to go from safely in the Round of 64 to two shots below the cut line.Hammer didn’t know exac
  • Cohen Trolio among 2 positive COVID-19 tests at U.S. Amateur

    Cohen Trolio among 2 positive COVID-19 tests at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – Over 1,700 on-site COVID-19 tests were conducted earlier this week at the U.S. Amateur.Just two players tested positive. Both withdrew prior to teeing it up.One of them was Cohen Trolio, the 18-year-old who last summer advanced all the way to the semifinals at Pineehurst. This time around, Trolio’s U.S. Amateur was over before it even started.“We’re disappointed, obviously,” Trolio’s dad, V.J., told Mississippi Today as he and his son made the 2
  • Despite MC at U.S. Amateur, Nick Geyer leaves Bandon happy – and with a fiancee

    Despite MC at U.S. Amateur, Nick Geyer leaves Bandon happy – and with a fiancee
    BANDON, Ore. – Nick Geyer is going home early at the 120th U.S. Amateur.He won’t be leaving disappointed.Geyer, the 32-year-old Scotty Cameron fitter from San Diego, shot 84-76 to miss the cut at Bandon Dunes, but it didn’t matter. During his practice round Sunday, Geyer got down on one knee on Bandon’s picturesque 16th hole and popped the question to his girlfriend, Lacey Pelham.“It always matters what I shot, but certainly not as much as how lucky I am to be with
  • Justin Thomas assured $2 million after winning Wyndham Rewards

    Justin Thomas assured $2 million after winning Wyndham Rewards
    SAN FRANCISCO – Justin Thomas shot only one round in the 60s at Harding Park, tied for 37th and lost the No. 1 ranking that he had held all of one week.The week wasn't a total loss.Thomas has played so well this year with a PGA Tour-best three victories that he is assured of being the No. 1 seed when the FedEx Cup postseason begins. That also means he wins the Wyndham Rewards for leading after the regular season, which comes with a $2 million bonus.So he earned $45,000 from the P
  • Luck of the draw a huge factor in U.S. Amateur stroke play

    Luck of the draw a huge factor in U.S. Amateur stroke play
    BANDON, Ore. – If Bandon Dunes is considered as close to true links golf as it gets in the U.S., then stroke play at the 120th U.S. Amateur might as well be half an Open Championship.The luck of the draw has certainly been a big factor.With a smaller field this year, down to 264 players, all competitors teed off the first tees at Bandon Dunes and stroke-play co-host Bandon Trail. This caused 60 players to receive two starting times before noon PT while four groups drew the short straw with
  • Better lucky than good at U.S. Amateur? Feels that way

    Better lucky than good at U.S. Amateur? Feels that way
    BANDON, Ore. – If Bandon Dunes is considered as close to true links golf as it gets in the U.S., then stroke play at the 120th U.S. Amateur might as well be half an Open Championship.The luck of the draw has certainly been a big factor.With a smaller field this year, down to 264 players, all competitors teed off the first tees at Bandon Dunes and stroke-play co-host Bandon Trail. This caused 60 players to receive two starting times before noon PT while four groups drew the short straw with
  • SMU's McClure Meissner (64) sets early pace at U.S. Amateur

    SMU's McClure Meissner (64) sets early pace at U.S. Amateur
    BANDON, Ore. – Each competitor at this week’s U.S. Amateur is allowed, per USGA protocols, up to two people inside their “bubble.”McClure Meissner is safely within that limit, choosing his dad, Kurt, and instructor, Bryan Gathright, to make the trip with him from San Antonio. However, if Meissner’s bubble appears a little bigger than others, it’s because it’s swelling with confidence.The SMU senior, who earlier this summer topped a loaded field at the So
  • Michael Thorbjornsen's strong U.S. Am start aided by caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world

    Michael Thorbjornsen's strong U.S. Am start aided by caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world
    BANDON, Ore. – There are just 21 guys ranked higher than Michael Thorbjornsen this week at Bandon Dunes.One of them just happens to be his caddie.When Karl Vilips, the world’s No. 10 amateur, decided to skip the 120th U.S. Amateur as he continues to recover from a broken left grip finger, he offered his looping services to Thorbjornsen, his friend and fellow Stanford freshman. The partnership paid off brilliantly in Monday’s opening round around Bandon Trails, where Thorbjornse
  • Michael Thorbjornsen starts strong at U.S. Am with help from caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world

    Michael Thorbjornsen starts strong at U.S. Am with help from caddie, the No. 10 amateur in world
    BANDON, Ore. – There are just 21 guys ranked higher than Michael Thorbjornsen this week at Bandon Dunes.One of them just happens to be his caddie.When Karl Vilips, the world’s No. 10 amateur, decided to skip the 120th U.S. Amateur as he continues to recover from a broken left grip finger, he offered his looping services to Thorbjornsen, his friend and fellow Stanford freshman. The partnership paid off brilliantly in Monday’s opening round around Bandon Trails, where Thorbjornse
  • Brooks Koepka grouped with Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose at Wyndham

    Brooks Koepka grouped with Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose at Wyndham
    After failing to capitalize on a chance to win the PGA Championship for the third straight year, Brooks Koepka isn't wasting any time getting back to work.Koepka faltered during the final round at TPC Harding Park, shooting a 74 that dropped him from two shots off the lead into a tie for 29th. But he is continuing his late-season surge this week at the Wyndham Championship, where Koepka will tee it up for the sixth straight week alongside a pair of major champs.Here's a look at some of the marqu
  • No. 2 Danielle Kang closing the gap on Rolex No. 1 Jim Young Ko

    No. 2 Danielle Kang closing the gap on Rolex No. 1 Jim Young Ko
    Danielle Kang is mounting a serious charge at Rolex No. 1 Jin Young Ko and Ko’s lead in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings.With back-to-back victories, Kang is giving herself a chance to become just the third American to ascend to world No. 1 since the rankings were established in 2006.With her victory at the Marathon Classic Sunday, Kang remained No. 2 in Monday’s release of the rankings but is substantially closer to Ko than she was two weeks ago, when the LPGA tour m
  • Presidents Cup returning to Royal Montreal GC in 2024

    Presidents Cup returning to Royal Montreal GC in 2024
    The PGA Tour announced Monday that the Presidents Cup will return to Royal Montreal Golf Club in 2024.Described as the oldest golf club in North America, with roots dating back to 1873, Royal Montreal has hosted the RBC Canadian Open 10 times, most recently in 2014. It also hosted the 2007 Presidents Cup, when a U.S. team led by Jack Nicklaus defeated the International squad captained by Gary Player, 19 1/2 to 14 1/2. The announcement means that Royal Montreal will join Royal Melbourne (1998, 20
  • Power Rankings: 2020 Wyndham Championship

    Power Rankings: 2020 Wyndham Championship
    Golf Channel's free-to-play game is back for another year, and the 2020 season has officially resumed.Located in the NBC Sports Predictor app, Golf Pick 'Em gives fans a chance to win cash and prizes by predicting how some of the top PGA Tour stars will fare against each other on a weekly basis. The focus will be on choosing between a series of seven head-to-head matchups as well as selecting an overall tournament champion and winning score.Players can compete for weekly cash prizes, with a $50,