Sunday, February 01, 2015
Hideki Matsuyama holes out for eagle from a sand-filled divot
Talk about making the best of a bad situation. Hideki Matsuyama's tee shot on the first hole Sunday at TPC Scottsdale landed in a sand-filled divot. That's one of the worst breaks possible, because you need to make a perfect strike on the ball or it could go anywhere.
The Super Bowl of ice golf is in New Jersey
Forget sitting on comfy sofas around the living room, loading up on snacks and watching the action from Glendale, Ariz. These intrepid golfers have their own Super Bowl to play -- on their own "frozen tundra."
Unrelenting Rory McIlroy rolls to Dubai Desert Classic victory
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- An unrelenting Rory McIlroy secured his second Dubai Desert Classic title in six years with a 2-under 70 in the final round to win by three shots on Sunday.
Michaux: Golf's Bryan Brothers have turned trick shots into art form
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Golf's Bryan brothers have not only turned making a name for themselves into an art form, they've turned it into an industry.
Notebook: Molinari's ace sets off uproar at TPC Scottsdale
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Clutch par putts keep Martin Laird in lead at Waste Management Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open.
Choi wins LPGA season-opener; Ko earns world No. 1
OCALA, Fla. -- With a notable double prize not only within reach, but practically in her grip, teen star Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils Saturday — though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless.
Tiger Woods could miss Doral after dropping out of top 50 rankings
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years.
WATCH: Francesco Molinari's ace at No. 16 sets off roar from the crowd in Scottsdale
The overflow crowd lining the grandstands at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is there for one thing -- to have a good time. Normally, that includes equal amounts of heckling, alcohol and sunburns.
Move over, Keegan: Several Seahawks fans among Tour pros
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Encircled by patrons up and down the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale -- the rowdiest setting for golf on the PGA Tour -- University Place's Michael Putnam felt the glare from one particular set of eyes in the gallery Friday.
Rory McIlroy increases Dubai Desert Classic lead to four strokes
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.
Pinehurst golfers turn back clock with hickory clubs
PINEHURST -- About the only time that 2015 intrudes on Jim Rohr's round of golf is when his phone rings.
Frenette: Don't give up on Tiger Woods just yet
It's easy to jump to conclusions of doom about Tiger Woods after the five-alarm fire he set off Friday by shooting a career-worst 82 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Don't go there just yet.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Place your bets on golf and the Super Bowl
Sunday is, of course, the Super Bowl, as well as the final rounds of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Phoenix Open Notebook: Mickelson misses cut after 'difficult' round
Keegan Bradley's switch to regulation-length putter going well
If you haven't seen Keegan Bradley play golf lately, you might have noticed something different this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.