• What's in the bag: CJ Cup winner Jason Kokrak

    What's in the bag: CJ Cup winner Jason Kokrak
    Jason Kokrak earned his first PGA Tour victory at the CJ Cup. Here's a look inside his winning golf bag:DRIVER: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees), with Accra TZ5 shaftFAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green shaftIRONS: PXG 0311 T GEN2 (3-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shaftsWEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52, 56, 60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx shaftsPUTTER: Bettinardi Studio Stock 38BALL: Titleist Pro V1
  • John Daly, Jim Furyk fire 64s to share lead on PGA Tour Champions

    John Daly, Jim Furyk fire 64s to share lead on PGA Tour Champions
    BOCA RATON, Fla. – Playing his fourth event since revealing he’s fighting bladder cancer, John Daly shot an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the lead with Jim Furyk in the PGA Tour Champions' TimberTech Champions.Daly had his lowest score in his five-year career on the 50-and-over tour. The two-time major champion won his lone Champions title in 2017 in Houston.“Just tired all the time, just something the doc told me I’d be,” Daly said. “Trying to
  • Wyndham Clark, Ryan Armour share lead at very windy Bermuda Championship

    Wyndham Clark, Ryan Armour share lead at very windy Bermuda Championship
    SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda – Ryan Armour and Wyndham Clark survived ferocious wind Friday in the Bermuda Championship to share the lead going into a weekend that includes 64-year-old Fred Funk.Armour could only guess where the 30 mph gusts would blow his golf ball across Port Royal. The 44-year-old from Ohio still managed three early birdies and another on the par-5 17th for a 1-under 70. Clark played in the afternoon and reached 10 under par until a pair of late bogeys for a 68.They were at 8-u
  • With wife and son on site, Peter Malnati fires 63 to lead Bermuda Championship

    With wife and son on site, Peter Malnati fires 63 to lead Bermuda Championship
    SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda – Peter Malnati saw his infant son at a PGA Tour event for the first time since the pandemic, which brought a smile to his face and another birdie on his card for an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead Thursday in the Bermuda Championship.The tournament is the first to allow limited fans – no more than 500 a day at Port Royal – since the opening round of The Players Championship on March 12.The final birdie was the ninth of the round for Malnati, who has gone fr
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  • Q&A as Callaway president Brewer and Topgolf CEO Berle talk merger

    Q&A as Callaway president Brewer and Topgolf CEO Berle talk merger
    In the pandemic world of Zoom meetings, it’s often difficult to discern body language and facial cues because of bad internet connections or evolving technology. That wasn’t the case with Chip Brewer.From the outset of a Q&A with the Callaway Golf president and chief executive, there was no mistaking his excitement. “My job is to not screw it up and be supportive,” he said with a smile when asked about Callaway’s recent merger with Topgolf.In a wide-ranging inte
  • Jack Nicklaus asks people to vote for Donald Trump, warns against 'socialist America'

    Jack Nicklaus asks people to vote for Donald Trump, warns against 'socialist America'
    Jack Nicklaus warned against his country turning “into a socialist America” and implored people to vote for Donald Trump, in an Instagram post on Wednesday.Nicklaus has long been friends and played golf with the current U.S. president. The two are also business partners as Nicklaus has designed courses at Trump-owned properties. The president also earmarked $20 million in his 2020 fiscal plan directed towards a mobile project at a Miami children’s hospital in Nicklaus’ na
  • APGA's Kamaiu Johnson gets sponsor's exemption into first PGA Tour event

    APGA's Kamaiu Johnson gets sponsor's exemption into first PGA Tour event
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The North Course at Torrey Pines typically is busy with a Saturday pro-am for players who miss the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open. This year, it featured an 18-hole competition for the fledgling Advocates Pro Golf Association.Now the APGA Tour is picking up even more momentum.The Farmers Insurance Open announced Tuesday that Kamaiu Johnson, who won the APGA Tour Championship last year, has been awarded a sponsor's exemption to play his first PGA Tour event next y
  • Callaway Golf, Topgolf announce massive merger

    Callaway Golf, Topgolf announce massive merger
    Callaway and Topgolf announced on Tuesday an all-stock merger with an implied equity value of Topgolf of approximately $2 billion.“Together, Callaway and Topgolf create an unrivaled golf and entertainment business,” said Chip Brewer, Callaway’s president and CEO. “We’ve long seen the value in Topgolf and we are confident that together, we can create a larger, higher growth, technology-enabled global golf and entertainment leader.”Callaway invested in Topgolf i
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  • Tiger Woods not playing Houston Open ahead of Masters Tournament

    Tiger Woods not playing Houston Open ahead of Masters Tournament
    Tiger Woods will not compete in next week’s Houston Open, his manager, Mark Steinberg, confirmed to GolfChannel.com.Woods suggested last week at the Zozo Championship that he was considering adding the Houston event to his schedule to prepare for next month’s Masters.“We'll see how this week goes and make a decision from there,” he said at Sherwood Country Club.Despite finishing tied for 72nd out of 77 players, Woods decided not to play the Houston event, which
  • Two-tee start, no Par 3 Contest for November Masters Tournament

    Two-tee start, no Par 3 Contest for November Masters Tournament
    While Augusta National Golf Club has invited ESPN’s “College GameDay” to host its show on tournament grounds Saturday of the Masters, there will be no Par 3 Contest.Augusta National announced on Tuesday that the traditional Wednesday event will not take place this year as no patrons will be allowed on the course throughout the week.“The fun and excitement of watching Masters competitors with their friends and family is what makes the Par 3 Contest such a special part of M
  • Chiericato claims WPGA One-Day Series crown

    Chiericato claims WPGA One-Day Series crown
    Catherine Panton-Lewis fired a superb 73 to tie for first place at the WPGA One-Day Series event held at Wrotham HeathKent golf pro Keely Chiericato (pictured above) won the 2020 WPGA One-Day Series Order of Merit, but Catherine Panton-Lewis rolled back the years to deny her a double celebration.
    In what was the final event of the series held at Wrotham Heath Golf Club in Kent, the pair tied-first after posting one-over-par rounds of 73. As a result, Chiericato earned enough poin
  • Golf Central Podcast: Sleeper picks for Masters; will Bryson drive Augusta greens?

    Golf Central Podcast: Sleeper picks for Masters; will Bryson drive Augusta greens?
    In this Golf Central Podcast, GolfChannel.com senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner discuss Tiger Woods' performance at the Zozo Championship and what he and Phil Mickelson will need to do to prepare for the Masters.They also break down Bryson DeChambeau’s 400-yard carry and his plan to debut a 48-inch driver at Augusta, and reveal their Masters sleeper picks. Listen below: 
  • Masters Tournament to host 'College GameDay' before Saturday's coverage

    Masters Tournament to host 'College GameDay' before Saturday's coverage
    Augusta National will host ESPN’s celebrated “College GameDay” show on Saturday of the Masters Tournament.The announcement was made Tuesday in a statement from Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley.“Given the circumstances brought about by the pandemic, the delivery of quality content is as important as ever to the storytelling of the Masters Tournament,” said Ridley. “While we will dearly miss our patrons at Augusta National this fall, we are excited to showc
  • Defending champ the second betting favorite at Bermuda Championship

    Defending champ the second betting favorite at Bermuda Championship
    Brendon Todd is the defending champion of this week's Bermuda Championship and the only top-50 player in the field. However, he's not the early odds-on favorite to retain his title.Here's a look at the odds, as of Tuesday morning, courtesy PointsBet Sportsbook:11/1: Will Zalatoris12/1: Brendon Todd22/1: Harold Varner III25/1: Doc Redman28/1: Denny McCarthy30/1: Emiliano Grillo33/1: Charley Hoffman, Cameron Tringale, Peter Malnati, Kristoffer Ventura40/1: Luke List, Stewart Cink, Henrik Stenson,
  • Cantlay captures Zozo Championship

    Cantlay captures Zozo Championship
    American Patrick Cantlay fired a final round 65 to win the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship one shot from Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas.The 28-year-old world no.14 began the final day at Sherwood Country Club in California three shots behind Thomas, but finished in front on 23 under par after bagging nine birdies.Thomas made three birdies of his own in the first six holes, but finished with a 69 to share second with Rahm, who closed with a 68. Rory McIlroy made 29 birdies over the week,
  • Justin Thomas' putt keeps Dustin Johnson world No. 1 over Jon Rahm

    Justin Thomas' putt keeps Dustin Johnson world No. 1 over Jon Rahm
    Dustin Johnson remained world No. 1 over Jon Rahm, thanks to Justin Thomas.Thomas birdied the 72nd hole Sunday at the Zozo Championship, joining Rahm in a share of second place for the tournament. That was just enough to keep Rahm from regaining the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.Johnson, who did not play the Zozo as he continued to recover from a bout with COVID-19, leads Rahm by just over .08 points. Rahm, in turn, is .11 points ahead of Thomas, who stands third in the OWGR.N
  • Justin Thomas: Hard to 'keep the killer instinct' when it's so quiet

    Justin Thomas: Hard to 'keep the killer instinct' when it's so quiet
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – There was no shortage of reasons why Justin Thomas didn’t win the Zozo Championship after starting the final round with a one-stroke lead. Just ask him.“You could say a lot of things,” said Thomas, who closed with a 69 and tied for second at Sherwood. “Making one birdie my last 12 holes out here, shooting even par on the back nine, playing the par 5s 1 under, you can name a lot of things.”Zozo Championship: Full-field scores | Full cove
  • Not quite a home win for Patrick Cantlay but a sweet one at Zozo Championship

    Not quite a home win for Patrick Cantlay but a sweet one at Zozo Championship
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Sherwood Country Club isn’t close enough to Long Beach for Patrick Cantlay to consider it a home game. It’s an L.A. thing, driven by the area’s horrendous traffic and regional loyalties.“I grew up about an hour and a half away and there's a lot of golf between here and there,” Cantlay said of Sherwood, which he had never played before this week.The Long Beach native was just being honest. Of course, that attitude will likely change foll
  • Ross is the boss at Italian Open!

    Ross is the boss at Italian Open!
    Surrey’s Ross McGowan won his first European Tour event in almost 12 years with a hard fought victory at the Italian Open at Chervò Golf Club.
    The 38-year-old from Banstead Downs, who was ranked 560th in the world at the start of the tournament, struggled to find the fairway for much of the week, but holed a plethora of long-range putts to keep him in the mix.
    And he had his putter to thank again on the final day, which he started in a share of the lead with fellow Englishman Laurie
  • Zozo Championship purse payout: Patrick Cantlay claims $1.44 million

    Zozo Championship purse payout: Patrick Cantlay claims $1.44 million
    Patrick Cantlay earned his third PGA Tour win at the Zozo Championship. Here's a look at the purse payout and FedExCup point distribution for Cantlay and the rest of the field at the no-cut event at Sherwood Country Club. Finish   Player   FedEx   Earnings ($)   1 Patrick Cantlay 500.00 1,440,000.00 T2 Jon Rahm 245.00 704,000.00 T2 Justin Thomas 245.00 704,000.00 T4 Russell Henley 108.75 315,000.00 T4 Ryan Palmer 108.75 315,000.00 T4 Cameron Smith 108
  • What's in the bag: Zozo Championship winner Patrick Cantlay

    What's in the bag: Zozo Championship winner Patrick Cantlay
    Patrick Cantlay rallied to top Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas in the Zozo Championship. Here's a look inside his winning golf bag:DRIVER: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 915F (15 degrees)HYBRID: Titleist 816 H2 (21 degrees)IRONS: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9)WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52 and 57 degrees); Titleist SM8 (61 degrees)PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport GSS prototypeBALL: Titleist Pro V1x
  • Patrick Cantlay tops world Nos. 2 and 3 to win Zozo Championship

    Patrick Cantlay tops world Nos. 2 and 3 to win Zozo Championship
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Patrick Cantlay rallied from four shots behind and got far enough ahead that Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas couldn't quite catch him Sunday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood.Cantlay closed with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot victory, the third of his career, and first in his home state of California. All three required making up a deficit of three shots or more.As much as Cantlay celebrated a victory he felt was overdue, Rahm and Thomas were left to rue their mistakes.R
  • Tiger Woods says he'll make a call on Houston Open 'soon'

    Tiger Woods says he'll make a call on Houston Open 'soon'
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Soon. Pressed for whether he’ll play the Houston Open the week before next month’s Masters, Tiger Woods said he’ll make the decision soon.“I'm not going to wait around on that decision and commit either way, one way or the other,” he said following a final-round 74 to tie for 72nd at Sherwood Country Club. “We were talking about our progression and our training sessions and we'll be in the gym tomorrow afternoon and get back after
  • With Masters next on his schedule, Rory McIlroy aims to limit mistakes

    With Masters next on his schedule, Rory McIlroy aims to limit mistakes
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – On Friday, Rory McIlroy said there was plenty of good in his game. He also said there was plenty of bad, pointing out that through two rounds at the Zozo Championship he’d made 15 birdies and yet was mired in the middle of the pack.Following Sunday’s final round, he was asked to reassess his game in what will be his final tune-up before next month’s Masters.“After two days I had made seven [birdies] the first day, eight the second day, so I m
  • Ally McDonald celebrates birthday with first LPGA win at Drive On - Reynolds

    Ally McDonald celebrates birthday with first LPGA win at Drive On - Reynolds
    GREENSBORO, Ga. – Ally McDonald gave herself a big birthday present Sunday, winning the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee for her first tour title. The 28-year-old from Mississippi held off Danielle Kang by a stroke on the Great Waters Course, closing with a 3-under 69 for a 16-under 272 total. Kang birdied the par-5 18th for a 68."I've never doubted my ability, but I've definitely questioned whether I would be able to win out here," McDonald said. "It's really hard to w
  • Ross McGowan wins first European Tour event in 11 years at Italian Open

    Ross McGowan wins first European Tour event in 11 years at Italian Open
    BRESCIA, Italy – Englishman Ross McGowan chipped in from a greenside bunker at No. 16 and rolled in a birdie at the last hole to earn a one-stroke victory at the Italian Open on Sunday, securing his first title on the European Tour in 11 years.Shot of the tournament: McGowan's clutch bunker hole-outMcGowan struggled to keep his emotions in check after the final round, after seeing playing partner Laurie Canter miss his own birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff.Full-field
  • Phil Mickelson clarifies Houston Open comments: Fans won't be 'deciding factor'

    Phil Mickelson clarifies Houston Open comments: Fans won't be 'deciding factor'
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Phil Mickelson produced some headlines earlier this week when he suggested he might skip the Houston Open, an event he normally plays the week before the Masters, after officials announced plans to allow a limited number of fans on property for the first time domestically since the COVID-19 pandemic halted play in March.“For me personally, I don't like the risk that having that happen the week before the Masters,” Mickelson said Wednesday at th
  • Tiger Woods: Right now, Masters Champions Dinner is still on

    Tiger Woods: Right now, Masters Champions Dinner is still on
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Masters week is all about tradition, but it remains to be seen what impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on those staples. We know there will be no patrons, while the Par 3 Contest is still a question mark.However, Tiger Woods confirmed Saturday at the Zozo Championship that the annual Champions Dinner is still a go.Woods, who won his fifth green jacket two Aprils ago, said the plan is to hold the dinner on Nov. 10, in its usual Tuesday ni
  • Even after 66, Tiger Woods still not ruling out adding Houston Open

    Even after 66, Tiger Woods still not ruling out adding Houston Open
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Tiger Woods surprised some when he hinted on Tuesday that, depending on how he played this week at the Zozo Championship, he might add the Houston Open to his schedule in order to prepare for next month’s Masters.A second-round 66 on Friday at Sherwood likely diminished the chances Woods would play the Houston event for the first time in his career, but he still seems open to the idea.“It's just I really haven't played a whole lot,”
  • For Tiger Woods, Friday's progress at Zozo outweighed the score

    For Tiger Woods, Friday's progress at Zozo outweighed the score
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – It wasn’t the 26 putts.It wasn’t the 10-for-13 performance off the tee.It really wasn’t even the score: a second-round, 6-under 66 that was 10 shots better than his sloppy start to the week at the Zozo Championship.If Tiger Woods is being honest at this juncture in his unparalleled career, success isn’t measured on the scorecard so much as it is with the unquantifiable minutia.This week, for example, was a chance for Woods to defend a PG