Did the hard part of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur just happen? Or is it about to come? The answer to the question likely depends on which side of the cut line your found yourself on Thursday evening. For the 30 golfers who have one more round to play after 36 holes at Champions Retreat,
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Lexi Thompson, on arrival here earlier this week, professed her unwavering love for the ANA Inspiration, then reinforcing it on a beautiful spring morning here on Thursday. Thompson, who won here in 2014, opened the LPGA’s first major with a three-under par 69 that gave her a share of the lead
Tiger Woods and GolfTV are launching a series of head-to-head matches, to be distributed on GolfTV’s OTT platforms, according to Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav. GolfTV, the live and on-demand video service Discovery launched with the PGA Tour in 2018, announced last fall that Woods had agreed to a multi-year partnership that will offer
The new Titleist CNCPT irons (CP-01 and CP-02), despite their $4,000 price tag, really offer a simple premise: How much better could an iron be if money were no object? We’ve seen the idea in recent years with the high-end, multi-thousand-dollar iron sets from PXG, pretty much the undisputed leader in price- unconscious golf equipment.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — The bright side illuminates the high road on which LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan is traveling when discussing Augusta National having scheduled its inaugural Women’s Amateur opposite the ANA Inspiration. The bright side, he said here on the eve of the start of the ANA Inspiration, is that there “sure is an
Rickie Fowler has proven himself style-wise as a guy who isn’t afraid to take risks, experiment with color and always looks good in the process. When it comes to majors, it’s no surprise that Fowler will wear his signature orange shade. A fun surprise he’ll debut at Augusta is Puma’s new Union Camo Collection. The
The difference between winning and losing is more pronounced in professional golf than in any other sport. In addition to a trophy and a bigger check, a PGA Tour victor’s spoils include job security for the next two seasons. It’s this last prize that often proves to be the most valuable. Turns out, though, it
Greenside bunkers have always been one of my favorite places to be on a golf course. As a kid, I pretended to be Seve Ballesteros and would try to get the ball out of all kinds of difficult lies in the sand. It was fun, but I’m guessing many of you might not feel the
As he pursues his second green jacket next week at the Masters, Jordan Spieth will wear an array of colors ranging from quiet shades of white and navy to brighter pinks and greens. In the Under Armour Vanish collection, the 2015 Masters champ show off a collection of unique stripe patterns at Augusta. His Thursday
Tiger Woods’ grasp on the PGA Tour’s all-time money list is nothing new, but a new graphic showing the history of said list is making the rounds. And it’s staggering. RELATED: How much money has Tiger Woods earned per shot in his career? Data Golf is behind the (literally) moving chart that tells the story
In his 20 career PGA Tour wins, Dustin Johnson has been dressed in navy for all but five—two of which he wore just a slightly different shade of blue. Yet this year at the Masters, Johnson is banking on a new color to bring him success: gray. Whether it is the start of a new
When it comes to wedge designs, Titleist’s Bob Vokey and his right-hand man, Aaron Dill, are rarely at a loss for creative thoughts. That’s what happens when you can tap into a great number of the best players in the world for inspiration—”The best R&D team in the world,” as Voke is fond of saying.
The R&A is making a change to its dress code this summer. Although it might be some time before its embraced. On Tuesday the governing body announced that, for the first time in tournament history, players will be able to wear shorts during the Open Championship at Royal Portrush during practice rounds. The European Tour
Equipment We rated golf balls based on our four criteria (Performance, Innovation, Feel and Demand) and conducted player testing at the Marriott Grande Vista Resort in Orlando. Our process includes full swings and a lot of short-game shots. Yours should, too. We evaluated 65 entries at three prices (Over $35, $26-$35 and $25 and Under).
Usually the area around a green is level with or lower than the putting surface. But sometimes you’ll find your ball on a mound near the green, leaving you with a downhill chip. Sure, it was a lucky break that the hill kept your ball within chipping distance. But now what? This atypical lie presents
The PGA Tour is staying in Texas this week for the Valero Texas Open, which is being held the week before the Masters for the first time because of the PGA Tour’s new schedule. TPC San Antonio is the host, and the tournament is contested on the Oaks Course, which is designed by Greg Norman.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — The most coveted piece of mail in golf, postmarked Augusta, Ga., is from the Board of Governors of the Augusta National Golf Club, extending an invitation to play in its tournament, with a superfluous R.S.V.P. Why superfluous? Well, who is going to turn down an invitation to play at Augusta? It
A three-lined version of the Callaway Chrome Soft X Phil Mickelson used to win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February this year is now a product you can buy. Callaway has just released a new option of the Chrome Soft X with what it calls “Triple Track Technology,” a series of three alignment
The answers don’t quite add up. But in the minds of Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia, the incident has been settled. The incident, of course, referring to the dust-up over the weekend at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play between Kuchar and Garcia. After missing a putt on the seventh hole in his quarterfinals tilt with
Remember when Nike made the custom version of the Air Zoom Victory Tour for Rory McIlory at the Players? Take that idea, multiply it by five, and give it a Masters theme. The team at Nike announced five Masters-specific shoes that their tour players will be wearing while playing Augusta National for the Nike Roshe
Editor’s Note: An awkward non-concession in a match between Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia in their quarterfinal match of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship invited new interest in Kuchar’s complicated personality. This profile is from the May issue of Golf Digest, on newsstands now. Matt Kuchar stood just inside the glass doors leading from
The Cobra King F9 Speedback driver, already with four wins since its introduction last fall, debuts an alternative look today that also subtly pays homage to the year’s first major. Introduced last fall, the King F9 Speedback, used in wins by Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson, is the company’s flagship driver, sporting a
Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of April 1. Kisner continues Match Play dominance The Presidents Cup teams won’t