Month: November 2019

Dustin Johnson announced on Saturday that has withdrawn from Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge. Johnson, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the Tour Championship, posted on Twitter that he feels he needs another full week of physical therapy before he’s able to compete. However, Johnson, who is scheduled to play for the United States at
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If there’s one stat I’m really proud of, it’s my greens in regulation. I’m hitting three out of every four greens, and that means I have a lot of looks at birdie. Even better, having that many opportunities takes a lot of pressure off my putter because I know that if I two-putt for par,
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The opening tournament of the 2019-’20 European Tour season became notable for something other than being merely the opening tournament of the 2019-’20 season. For the first time in tour history, players were allowed to wear shorts during competition. With temperatures forecasted to reach triple digits all week at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South
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This is what Tom Watson said about his wife, Hilary, shortly after she died just before midnight on Thanksgiving eve at the end of a two-years-plus battle with pancreatic cancer: “The void she leaves,” Watson wrote in a text, “will be filled by memories which will always remain as they leave indelible marks on our
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ABOUT Even the best instructor in the game needs a second pair of eyes now and then. Join Butch Harmon for his 25-minute range session with George Gankas, coach to tour star Matthew Wolff and ranked 11th on Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America. Known for his non-traditional teaching methods, Gankas helps Harmon with
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Essentially, it’s an exhibition before an exhibition. Tiger Woods will host a six-man competition on Monday, Dec. 2 to serve as the kick-off for his Hero World Challenge. The “Hero Shot at Baha Mar” will feature Woods, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Gary Woodland and Henrik Stenson in a made-for-streaming event. All six players
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Sergio Garcia will be returning to the site of his infamous bunker meltdown. According to reports from the Telegraph and ESPN, Garcia is scheduled to play in the 2020 Saudi International. At last year’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia, Garcia was disqualified when European Tour officials deemed the Spaniard had committed “serious misconduct” under Rule
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What does a great golf instructor look like? It has never been harder to fit one into some kind of standard teacher template. The members of Golf Digest’s newest 50 Best Teachers list can certainly be found in the traditional places and playing their traditional roles—working with the greatest players in the world on PGA
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The teachers highlighted in BOLD are on the list of America’s 50 Best Teachers. ALABAMA 1.) Mark Blackburn (17), Blackburn Golf Academy at Greystone G. & C.C., Birmingham 2.) Tony Ruggiero (43), C.C. of Mobile 3.) Wayne Flint, Highland Park G. Cse., Birmingham 4.) Eric Eshleman, C.C. of Birmingham 5.) Jackson Koert, Lakewood G.C., Point Clear 6.)
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Golfers love their accessories, and in an ever-growing world of wearable technology and smart products—from rangefinders to GPS watches—there’s a lot to choose from. Some prefer distance-measuring product with a clean display, others focus on gear with durable construction, and there are those who crave endless analytics and tour-level precision. These gift ideas cover all
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Whether it’s a 50-footer across the green or six feet to shoot a new personal best, imagine feeling comfortable and confident over every putt. Now, anyone can become a better putter with a new, simple approach from David Leadbetter. The key? Putting with your core. To understand what putting with your core means, try this
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The fall is golf’s “offseason,” a soft spot in the schedule when fans can divert their attention to other sports and not miss much. Right? Wrong. The 11 tournaments since the Tour Championship (and the first 11 events of the 2019-’20 PGA Tour season) delivered a host of juicy storylines. With completion of the RSM
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