Golf Buzz

Oakley sues Rory McIlroy over Nike deal
Rory McIlroy and Nike Golf haven't yet officially announced that they have signed a big new endorsement deal, but already there's some serious consternation over it.
15 Dec 2012 - 12:02am - 0 Comments
Jordan Spieth turns pro, forgoing final two years at Texas
University of Texas star Jordan Spieth is calling it quits on his glittering amateur career and going pro, he announced on Friday.
14 Dec 2012 - 4:56pm - 0 Comments
Bode Miller beans wife with golf ball, almost puts her eye out
I have witnessed a fair amount of accidental golfer-on-golfer violence over the years. One time, I was paired with a newly retired couple, neither of whom was very good nor hit the ball very hard.
14 Dec 2012 - 12:57am - 0 Comments
President Ford's golf clubs auctioned off
President Gerald Ford might not have been the best golfer, but he certainly was an enthusiastic one. And while spectators lining the ropes needed to keep an eye out whenever he had a driver in his hands, his clubs are now helping to keep young people in life's fairway.
13 Dec 2012 - 3:39pm - 0 Comments
Time for Little Linksters to take their biggest cuts
Golf season might be taking a bit of a breather for the holidays, but the smallest swingers better have their A-Games ready. Why? Because it's time for the Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing contest.
12 Dec 2012 - 10:25pm - 2 Comments
Grip it and sip it, says John Daly of his new drink
Almost everyone who's ever swung a golf club knows that an 'Arnold Palmer' is a (delicious) blend of iced tea and lemonade. But did you know that a 'John Daly' is an Arnold Palmer with a shot of vodka?
10 Dec 2012 - 11:56pm - 0 Comments
Chalk one up for the senior crowd
In case you missed it this weekend, Australia's Peter Senior pulled off an amazing feat Down Under, winning the Australian Open at the age of 53, to become the tournament's oldest winner.
10 Dec 2012 - 9:48am - 0 Comments
Tom Watson wants to be 2014 Ryder Cup captain
Tom Watson has just wrapped up playing at the Australian Open for the first time since he won it in 1984. Now he's got another "back to the future" target on his mind.
9 Dec 2012 - 2:34pm - 0 Comments
Rory's new pad
According to numerous real estate sources in the Palm Beach Gardens area, Rory McIlroy has signed a contract to purchase a $10 million, 10,000-square-foot home in the Old Gate community of Jupiter across the street from the Bear’s Club where he is a member. The home, built in 2012 and
8 Dec 2012 - 11:29am - 0 Comments
Is 'Johnny Football' also 'Johnny Golf?'
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has rocked the world of college football this season, and is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.
7 Dec 2012 - 6:06pm - 0 Comments
Caddie fight!
While the media was focused on Adam Scott's putter situation yesterday at the Australian Open, they overlooked one other bit of news. There was a caddie fight!
6 Dec 2012 - 6:22pm - 0 Comments
Can rivals be friends?
From the earliest days of competition, the thought has been that negative feelings toward an opponent would only help motivate a person to defeat them. Storied athletic rivalries are often accompanied by stories of bitter feelings and outright hostility (i.e.
6 Dec 2012 - 1:33pm - 0 Comments
Watch: Interview with a 14-year-old Tiger Woods
Shane Bacon, a blogger for, recently got his hands on an amazing interview with a 14-year-old Tiger Woods in 1990 from Trans World Sport.
6 Dec 2012 - 10:44am - 0 Comments
No golf in Olympics, says Tom Watson
Who’s against golf in the Olympics? Apparently Tom Watson is.
4 Dec 2012 - 1:12am - 0 Comments
Is there a Ryder Cup bounce? You bet there is!
Is there such thing as a Ryder Cup bounce? It sure looks like it. Since the European team made that miraculous comeback to retain the golden chalice at Medinah a little more than two months ago, seven members of that victorious squad have gone on to win tournaments. They are:
3 Dec 2012 - 11:33pm - 0 Comments
Heckling on the golf course?
Former PGA Champion Keegan Bradley -- who also proved himself a match-play force in the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah -- was the victim of some unwarranted, distasteful heckling at Tiger Woods's World Challenge on Saturday.
3 Dec 2012 - 8:36am - 3 Comments
The drinks are on G-Mac!
Well, maybe they will be next time. Every time he wins a tournament, Graeme McDowell has a tradition.
3 Dec 2012 - 12:10am - 0 Comments
'Dead Men's Clubs,' new golf novel just in time for Christmas
I don't know about you, but I'm way behind in my reading these days – so much for this being the slow season in golf.
1 Dec 2012 - 1:10pm - 0 Comments
Do not monkey around with this baboon
Camera shots of the crowd, the water, a cute kid, etc...are standard for golf coverage.  In the business, they are called "cut aways" and they always add some flavor to a pretty standard routine of covering sports.  
30 Nov 2012 - 4:11pm - 0 Comments