This was supposed to an off week for Tyler McCumber. Fresh off missing the cut in last week’s Korn Ferry Tour event, he wanted to get away, so he did what any other bearded 29-year-old might do: he went to the woods. McCumber packed his car up and drove from the Jacksonville area to the
What do artists desire most: critical acclaim or commercial success? They aren’t mutually exclusive, and every creator desires both, but rarely, in any medium, do the two overlap entirely. When he was younger, the always outspoken Kidd might have strived purely for critical consideration, embracing the notion that the artist’s role is to push the
The expanding category of cool women’s clothes and gear has been a welcome sight from golf companies over the past few years, so we’ve decided to devote this space to collect the newest apparel and accessories here (scroll down for the latest). Whether you’re looking for something to wear during your next round or a
The most obvious reminder of their absence is the silence. Stuff an approach to kick-in range or miss a three-footer, and you’re getting the same reaction. Or, more precisely, the same lack of one. The PGA Tour has now conducted two tournaments without fans, a common-sense precaution aimed at mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19.
CROMWELL, Conn. — PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan addressed safety concerns at tour events during an impromptu press conference Wednesday following five players withdrawing from the Travelers Championship in the last two days due to coronavirus-related issues. “While we’ve been thorough in building and implementing a program that mitigates as much risk as possible, we
It’s shaping up to be a nice week for Sahith Theegala. The winner of the 2020 Haskins Award as the best player in men’s college golf, as well as the Ben Hogan Award, Theegala not only is making his first PGA Tour start as a professional this week at the Traveler’s Championship, but he has
CROMWELL, Conn. — Brooks Koepka is planning to withdraw from the Travelers Championship, according to a Golfweek report, after his caddie Ricky Elliott tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, multiple sources tell Golf Digest that an announcement of other positives tests will come this afternoon. The PGA Tour has scheduled a 2 p.m. press conference with
There’s an old saying, particularly appropriate in these times, that proclaims “be the change you want to see.” Mike McCartin and Will Smith, golf course shapers and designers turned public golf advocates, have done exactly that by taking the fate of three of their hometown’s historic old courses into their own hands—with some significant help
Not to brag, but that puts us up 254.96 units collectively on the year. If you’re a casual fan thinking about placing a golf bet, well gosh, hop on the train! Now’s the time to do it, and you’re in the right place. We know the hot streak will end at some point, but our
Last month, Rory McIlroy was a guest on the McKellar Golf Journal podcast. During what turned out to be a fascinating 90-minute conversation with the world’s top-ranked golfer, one of the hosts—OK, it was me—was banging on about/bemoaning the rise of science and the relative demise of artistry in the game at the highest level.
For starters, let’s acknowledge that these chunky Puma golf shoes are not for everyone. But here’s what you need to know about the new RS-G shoes that has fashion-forward golfers rejoicing: The chunky 1980s shoe style is resurging in fashion over the past few years. Now it’s making its debut in golf. Trendy products are
Prevailing in a PGA Tour Monday qualifier is tougher than ever. To do it in a playoff is impressive. To have your four-time major winner brother cheering you on is stuff that will be talked about for a lifetime. Chase Koepka notched that hat trick on Monday when he shot five-under-par 67, emerged from a
Nick Faldo’s golf career as a both a player and broadcaster has taken him all over the world. For now, though, he’s remained a key cog in the sport’s television coverage despite staying put in Orlando. Not that fans have been able to notice. The 14-year-plus chemistry developed between the CBS lead golf analyst and
HILTON HEAD ISLAND — From a distance, you could just make out the muted yellow of Webb Simpson’s shirt as he prepared to tee off on the 18th hole Sunday. Beyond that faded bit of color, he was little more than a silhouette against Calibogue Sound. He’d looked even smaller a moment before, when he
Golf Pride is not only the leading maker of grips, but it has a proclivity for debuting special editions of its grips, such as a return of the original Green Victory or the colorful MCC Teams grips introduced this year. Now the company has announced another option—its red, white and blue version of its MCC
The worry came to fruition in Hilton Head Friday, a PGA Tour player testing positive for COVID-19 during tournament play, forcing his withdrawal from the event. In itself, the news was not a shock; the tour planned for this. It had to: With 300-odd players and caddies competing in a given week, it was bound
A foursome was tied at the top entering the final round of the RBC Heritage on Father’s Day Sunday: Tyrrell Hatton, Abraham Ancer, Webb Simpson and Ryan Palmer. But recent history suggested 54-hole leads weren’t safe at Harbour Town; the last seven winners on Hilton Head Island had trailed by at least two shots with
A memorable moment deserved a memorable gesture. That’s at least how So Yeon Ryu approached her one-stroke victory over Hyo Joo Kim on Sunday at the Korean Women’s Open, one of the flagship events on the Korean LPGA Tour. In her first start since February due to the long break in competition in her home
Michelle Wie West can add another accolade to her impressive resume: The U.S. Women’s Open champion is now a mom. Wie West gave birth to a baby girl on June 19, Makenna Kamalei Yoona West. She took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her daughter, posting photos of both herself and her husband, Jonnie
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Like most men with oversized chests and arms, the New Bryson DeChambeau looks perpetually uncomfortable, as though his body retains a memory of the range and fluidity it once knew, and yet can’t adjust to life inside the prison bars of bulging muscle. There is not much grace to his game
Following Nick Watney’s positive test for COVID-19 at the RBC Heritage, the PGA Tour said on Saturday that it tested 11 people who may have had close contact with Watney and that all results came back negative. The Tour didn’t release the names of specific people tested, but his Friday playing partners, Luke List and
Rory McIlroy chatted with Nick Watney on the putting green at Harbour Town on Friday morning before heading out to play the second round of the RBC Heritage. Hours later, the world No. 1 got a text from Watney that no PGA Tour player wants to see right now. Watney told him he tested positive
Anthony Kim turned 35 on Friday, a sad reminder that we are all getting old and that it’s been a long time since we saw AK teeing it up on the PGA Tour. More than eight years, in fact, have passed since Kim withdrew after shooting 74 in the opening round of the 2012 Wells
Hally Leadbetter, Golf Digest Senior Producer, interviews her father, David Leadbetter, Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor, on the role fitness plays in his life and the trends we’re seeing among professional golfers today You are using an unsupported version of Internet Explorer. Please upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 or use a different web browser.
Davis Love III is playing this week for the first time since he lost his Sea Island home to a fire in March. Harbour Town is a favorite for many tour players due to its family-friendly atmosphere, but its confines have been especially hospitable to Love: Five of his 21 PGA Tour victories have come
When it comes to finding ways to upgrade your golf game, equipment in all forms is essential. But you shouldn’t focus solely on new clubs. The small things matter, too, Hundreds of touch-ups across all aspects of your game, beyond the importance of finding the best clubfitter, will also up your game, which is why
The U.S. Open was scheduled to be played this week and the ramifications of its postponement extended beyond the event as companies often plan promotions surrounding the event. One such campaign, however, is going off as scheduled as Cobra Golf is introducing its red, white and blue limited edition Pars & Stripes Speedzone and Speedzone
Harbour Town is one of the most strategic and fun-to-watch venues on tour, and it gets the full spotlight it deserves this week, as the PGA Tour rolls on in a post-quarantine world. Finally out of the shadow of Masters week, the RBC Heritage has a strong field and plenty of eyeballs on the action.
A former PGA of America diversity official has posted an open letter critical of his time with the organization. Wendell Haskins worked for the PGA of America from 2014 to 2017, serving as senior director of diversity & multicultural initiatives and director of sports & entertainment marketing. Haskins, in response to statements from PGA of
As the retired PGA Tour slogan goes, “These guys are good.” But when it comes to those caddying for the world’s best golfers, a slightly different saying typically applies: “These guys are also good.” As we’ve seen through the years with guys like Damon Green and Paul Tesori, many loopers remain high-level golfers after abandoning