Hideki Matsuyama is the real deal. On Sunday, the 24-year-old from Japan notched his fourth victory on the PGA Tour, outlasting Webb Simpson in a four-hole playoff at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
6 Feb 2017 - 12:15pm - 0 Comments
When Jon Rahm had a chance to win on the PGA Tour for the first time Sunday, he didn't sit back and play conservative golf.
30 Jan 2017 - 4:31pm - 0 Comments
Until Sunday, Hudson Swafford had never won on the PGA Tour. In the final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge at PGA West, Swafford emerged from the pack with a 5-under 67 to claim his maiden win on Tour, good for a two-year exemption and a trip to the Masters.
23 Jan 2017 - 11:50am - 0 Comments
For all the talk about Adam Scott's switch to a more conventional putting method, PGA Teaching Professional Christian Czaja said it was more Scott's ability to keep the ball in play on PGA National's tight fairways and small greens that keyed his Honda Classic victory.
29 Feb 2016 - 3:20pm - 0 Comments
Match play uses the same skill set as stroke play, but an entirely different set of strategies. Because you're playing against an opponent instead of the entire field, it's almost like chess on grass.
3 May 2015 - 8:13pm - 0 Comments
When every part of your game is working, like it was for Justin Rose this week at the Zurich Classic, it's not hard to get "in the zone." What's harder is staying there.
26 Apr 2015 - 8:37pm - 0 Comments
Jim Furyk's unorthodox swing may not be particularly "pretty" when compared to a classic swing: the likes of, say, a Bobby Jones or a Ben Hogan. But here's the thing -- it's been pretty effective for Furyk, who won Sunday's RBC Heritage playoff at Harbour Town.
19 Apr 2015 - 8:12pm - 0 Comments
Looking for a good drill to retain that muscle memory when the weather turns bad? Follow the lead of baseball players in the on-deck circle.
1 Dec 2014 - 1:33pm - 0 Comments
Cooler temperatures aren't the only thing golfers face during the winter months. Grass goes dormant in most locales, which means there's less material between the ball and ground. That results in a lot of tight lies, and if it's been a dry winter, hardpan as well.
24 Nov 2014 - 11:21am - 0 Comments
Need to chip the ball from off the green? If your course features large greens and ample run-up areas, don't automatically reach for the wedge. Instead, here are three tips to perfect the bump-and-run shot, which will get your ball down and running more quickly.
17 Nov 2014 - 10:15am - 0 Comments
We saw an example of beautiful bunker play in the final round of the HSBC Champions by Bubba Watson, who holed out from a bunker near the final green for an eagle and a spot in a playoff.
9 Nov 2014 - 7:28pm - 0 Comments
Your high school P.E. coach was right: Before you do any athletic activity -- especially golf -- it's always best to loosen your muscles and joints with warm-up exercises. That's even more critical on cooler days.
4 Nov 2014 - 10:32am - 0 Comments
When PGA Tour professionals get into an "in between" yardage situation, they can rely on two things: knowing the exact distance of each of their wedges and hours of practice on the range.
28 Oct 2014 - 10:44am - 0 Comments
Why do professional golfers wind up with far fewer three putts than amateurs? Hours and hours of practice, for one thing. But it's also due to better putting fundamentals, particularly being able to consistently repeat the same motion.
20 Oct 2014 - 1:59pm - 0 Comments
If the most important rule of golf is "play it where it lies," then the most important unofficial rule of golf is "stuff happens." A bad lie, a bad break, a bad swing, a bad putt.
9 Sep 2014 - 10:24am - 0 Comments
As golf fans, we're accustomed to see professionals pull off "miracle shots" from almost impossible lies, like Bubba Watson's hooked wedge shot from the pine straw on the 10th hole at Augusta that led to his Masters win in 2012.
18 Aug 2014 - 2:55pm - 0 Comments
On Sunday at the Memorial, Kevin Na shot the best round of the day -- an 8-under 64. But after sitting and waiting for nearly two hours to find out that he had earned a spot in a playoff, Na hit his first ball into the water.
3 Jun 2014 - 7:41am - 0 Comments
Until his victory Sunday in the Senior PGA Championship, Colin Montgomerie had never won an official tournament in the United States. Some of that was bad luck. Some of it was bad golf. But Montgomerie admits sometimes he's let his emotions get the best of him.
27 May 2014 - 8:50am - 0 Comments
The LPGA Tour is experiencing an explosion of young, talented golfers with impeccable, controlled swings. The women who are winning tournaments this season have impressive rhythm and tempo -- and it's something amateur golfers should strive for when they play, too.
19 May 2014 - 1:12pm - 0 Comments
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