AKRON, Ohio – The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee. Tiger Woods has reason to see only a big ATM machine.
A new PGA Tour season began with a familiar name atop the leaderboard Friday at Kapalua.
6 Jan 2012 - 10:57pm - 0 Comments
Paul Casey dislocated his right shoulder while snowboarding in Colorado, sidelining him for the first two months of the year and damaging his chances of qualifying for Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
6 Jan 2012 - 2:18pm - 0 Comments
Steve Stricker went the final five months of the year without a top 10, mainly because of an injury to his neck that caused weakness in his left arm. He decided to treat it with therapy instead of surgery, and so far is pleased with the decision.
5 Jan 2012 - 8:08pm - 0 Comments
Steve Stricker is back on Maui, a familiar place for a guy who has won on the PGA Tour in each of the last three years to qualify for the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Not so familiar are some of the guys he’ll be trying to beat.
5 Jan 2012 - 7:43pm - 0 Comments
Lucas Glover sprained his right knee in a freak paddle board accident and might not be able to start his season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. “Just fell off the board,” Glover said Thursday. “Done that a thousand times.”
5 Jan 2012 - 7:34pm - 0 Comments
In the last two years of the FedExCup playoffs, a runner-up finish for Martin Laird at The Barclays and for Chez Reavie at the Deutsche Bank Championship was enough for them to lock up a spot in the Tour Championship -- and three of the majors -- after what had been ordinary seasons.
5 Jan 2012 - 3:34pm - 0 Comments
Christmas arrived a day early in Dallas at the home of Harrison Frazar.
5 Jan 2012 - 2:15pm - 0 Comments
Gary Woodland is unlike most players at Kapalua. He is one of the most athletic figures in golf, certainly among the most powerful. And considering that he didn’t start playing serious golf until college, he’s not even close to reaching his potential.
5 Jan 2012 - 2:10pm - 0 Comments
The list of who’s not at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions reads more like a “Who’s Who.”
5 Jan 2012 - 1:44pm - 0 Comments
Rickie Fowler is impossible to miss on the golf course. So, too, all these kids showing up at tournaments sporting his look.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:44pm - 0 Comments
Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland have been friends since they were amateurs. They first played a practice round in college and have remained close. It's only a coincidence that they're two of golf's best athletes.
2 Jan 2012 - 4:52pm - 0 Comments
Greg McLaughlin, the tournament director of the Chevron World Challenge, was standing on the first tee before the start of the final round earlier this month when he was asked his thoughts on the day.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:46pm - 0 Comments
Mike Tuten has spent the last 20 years on the North Shore of Oahu shaping surfboards. He joined his brother, Titleist rep Chris Tuten, for a round of golf on the Plantation Course at Kapalua at the start of the year.
31 Dec 2011 - 7:51pm - 0 Comments
Rod Pampling had a few nervous moments while watching parts of the final PGA Tour event on TV, though it ended well for him. After starting the year with only limited status as a past champion, he regained his full card at No. 124 on the money list with $2,033 to spare.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:42pm - 0 Comments
Before showing up for his final tournament of the year, Zach Johnson met with his team for a two-day summit to assess the season and look ahead to 2012. He failed to win for the first time since 2006, but the year didn’t feel like a failure.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:36pm - 0 Comments
Golf seasons are defined by the majors, and this year was no exception.
27 Dec 2011 - 12:24pm - 0 Comments
Before going into the final round of the AT&T National with a share of the lead last summer, Nick Watney checked in with his swing coach, Butch Harmon. Neither of them had much to say. It was handled in a short text message.
23 Dec 2011 - 1:35pm - 0 Comments
The first PGA Tour event of the new year at least will sound like a big tournament.
21 Dec 2011 - 12:21pm - 0 Comments
Imagine winning two of golf’s biggest trophies only a couple of months apart. Then, right when it looks as though a dream season can’t get any better, competing against a limited field of stars and beating Tiger Woods on the last day when no one gave you much of a chance.
20 Dec 2011 - 5:21pm - 0 Comments
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