JERSEY CITY, N.J. — After another lopsided session on Saturday morning, the outcome of the 12th Presidents Cup is no longer in doubt, with the Americans now up by a commanding nine points, 11½ – 2½. All that remains is to figure out the final score to determine just how large of a rout we
A lot of my improvement as a PGA Tour rookie has come from observation, followed by trial-and-error sessions in which I work something new into my game. It was this process that was key to my first tour victory this year at Torrey Pines. Like a lot of young power players, I had a preference
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Day 1 of the Presidents Cup featured something we’re not used to seeing in three former U.S. Presidents gathered to watch a golf tournament. But it also produced something golf fans have gotten very used to at the biennial event: The U.S. leading. After grabbing a 3.5-1.5 advantage at the end
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — When Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas reached the third tee on Thursday at Liberty National, they found themselves 1 down to Hideki Matsuyama and Charl Schwartzel. Their teammates, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, quickly went 2 down right behind them against Adam Scott and Jhonattan Vegas. In other words, it was
If you were wondering why PXG might have failed to win its request for a temporary restraining order banning the sale of TaylorMade’s P790 irons, there are some powerful—and sort of funny—words from TaylorMade’s recently released legal filings from last week that not surprisingly make the case the P790 irons do anything but infringe on
TaylorMade’s new TP Red putter line is hoping it gets the same boost to success when its top staff players first began putting with a distinctive red model back in May of 2016. Led by Jason Day’s rise to No. 1 while using a Spider Tour mallet modeled after the coloring on the redback spider
Tiger Woods rightfully has been credited with inspiring a new generation of golf talent, from Jason Day to Justin Thomas. But a new potential star is making his pro tournament debut this week. And he even shares Woods’ famous middle name. Meet “the new Tiger,” Robin Tiger Williams. He’s 16, he’s teeing it up at
You’re going to see a lot of red, white and blue at the 2017 Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club this week, but Rickie Fowler’s patriotic shoes are going to stand out against it all. The inspiration behind Rickie’s Puma Golf Ignite hi-top and low-top golf shoes? The American flag, of course, but also
The Presidents Cup gets underway this week at Liberty National, a former landfill in Jersey City, N.J., that features views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. It’s the 12th edition of the team match-play event between the United States and an International team, which is made up of players from the rest of
JERSEY CITY, N.J.—“How do you fix the Presidents Cup?” It’s such a common refrain that it’s become a de facto tradition for the biennial event. Though the years change, the complaints remain the same. It lacks the spirit of the Ryder Cup. The competition is nonexistent. There’s no history, the players don’t care, and—perhaps the
NEW YORK — The four living members of the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2017 took disparate paths to arrive at the same destination. Davis Love III was the son of golf professional seemingly born to play the game. Ian Woosnam used his powerful swing, and demeanor, to will himself to greatness. Lorena
JERSEY CITY, N.J.—There are certain luminaries, be they musicians, politicians, comedians and yes, athletes, who emit a distinct aura, their cultural transcendence so great the light never dims, no matter the regularity of appearance. In golf, no one radiates this like Tiger Woods. Which is funny, because this year, perhaps more than any other, made
You can confirm what you’re doing (or should be doing) with your golf swing using technology such as a TrackMan radar or a BodiTrack pressure mapping system. But you don’t need those devices to make a bunch of useful adjustments from the types of data they gather. Here we’re going to talk about some of
When you scroll down and see Brooke Henderson’s driver swing, you’ll probably think If I tried that, I’d be in the hospital. Knowing the physical limitations of the typical amateur golfer, we won’t disagree. But even if copying her physicality isn’t realistic, her mental approach to driving is worth considering. “I’m not technical at all.
The hardest clubs to design in golf? You’re looking at them. These irons have the classic compact shape that better players prefer, but with technology for forgiveness (multiple materials) and distance (thin-face inserts) that make them playable for the rest of us. This marriage of old and new technology has caught the attention of the
The putter has been perceived as equipment’s technological holdout. For years, golfers were reluctant to embrace innovation in the club they used most. That has changed. Physics give mallets an advantage over blade-style putters in forgiveness, stability and alignment, and tour pros have made them cool. More than half of the top 50 players in
Xander Schauffele wasn’t the most famous player at the Tour Championship, and he wasn’t the biggest. But after shooting 65-68 on the weekend at East Lake, the 5-foot-10 165-pounder took home the tournament win and $3.5 million. Like the guy who ended up winning the FedEx Cup, Schauffele produces lots of power from a small
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Given the proximity to New York City and the past land use on the site where Liberty National Golf Club was constructed, the site of this week’s Presidents Cup is a fairly unique setting to host a big-time golf event. This is a golf club built unlike most others, as these
JERSEY CITY—Liberty National is the site of this year’s Presidents Cup. But on Monday, the big news centered on the event’s next host, Royal Melbourne. More precisely, when the contest will be held. Although Melbourne was named the venue in 2015, officials announced that the biennial celebration will be moved to December. Though the Presidents
We’ve all been there: You’re playing with a couple of really big bombers, and you’re trying to keep up. After they blow it way by you on a couple of holes, you start swinging harder to pick up extra yards. But the harder you go after it, the shorter your tee shots go. What gives?
Being a great putter doesn’t mean you’re rolling in bombs all day. Sure, that would be nice, but quality putting is about distance control from long range and precise aim on the short ones. From inside five feet, the biggest problem I see is a careless routine. It drives me crazy when golfers step up
Down the stretch on Sunday at the PGA Championship, there were a lot of big moments. The putt that hovered on the lip before falling at 10, the chip-in on 13; you can’t win a tournament with one swing. That being said, there was one that stands out. On the tee at No. 17 with
ATLANTA — While Xander Schauffele was on his way to becoming the first rookie to win the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday at East Lake, the algorithmists back in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., were hard at work telling us who might win the FedEx Cup and the $10 million that goes with it.
There was drama. There were surprises. But most of all, there was clarity on Sunday at the Tour Championship. While Justin Thomas entered the final event of the 2017 PGA Tour season in second place in the FedEx Cup points race, most people would agree he was the appropriate winner of the season-long title. And
The 17-hour journey home from South Korea following the 2015 Presidents Cup wasn’t as long as one might imagine for Nick Price. The International team captain kept thinking back to the 1983 Ryder Cup, when the Europeans turned the tide of American domination with an incredibly hard-fought one-point loss at PGA National against a U.S.
Kevin C. Cox Webb Simpson, during the Tour Championship. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) ATLANTA — The word “process” is thrown around a lot in golf. For Webb Simpson it really is more than a cliché. And it has been a long one. That’s what happens when something you’ve done for 11 years gets
Though Lexi Thompson has found success on the LPGA in 2017, with two wins and seven other top-10 finishes, the year has been a difficult, emotional one. It started on the course, with the infamous four-stroke penalty at the ANA Inspiration that cost her a major-championship title. Off the course, Thompson revealed in June that
If you’ve yet to play Gil Hanse’s terrific Rio Olympics course in Brazil—we’re looking at you, PGA Tour players—a more-than-reasonable substitute is Hanse’s Black Course at Streamsong, the just-opened third 18 at the famed Central Florida resort. In fact, the Black is a bigger, broader, bolder version of Rio. The course is reshaped from a
ATLANTA — It was late in the day Thursday, and Rickie Fowler was grinding away on the range under the watchful eye of coach Butch Harmon in the fading light of East Lake following a disappointing three-over 73 in the opening round of the Tour Championship. In every way, Fowler is the image of the
From April to early July, few players had as strong a run on the PGA Tour as Kyle Stanley did. The former Clemson standout made eight of nine cuts during that span, including a T-8 at the Shell Houston Open, T-4 at the Players Championship, T-6 at the Memorial and his redemption victory at the