By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Golf has been looking for the next big star the past five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.
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
Ernie Els and Retief Goosen enter the 2012 season without any assurances of playing in the Masters.
20 Dec 2011 - 1:10am - 0 Comments
Lee Westwood believes he is "going in the right direction" after his victory at the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday in the final tournament on the global golf calendar for 2011. His seven-shot success enabled the 38-year-old Englishman to take the No.
19 Dec 2011 - 12:52pm - 0 Comments
Just like every year, Bo Van Pelt is looking for areas where he can improve. This year, it was fairly easy to figure out once he looked at some of his statistics.
19 Dec 2011 - 11:58am - 0 Comments
The PGA Tour has agreed to loan the Canadian Professional Golf Tour money and assist next year in tournament development and sponsorship. The amount of the loan wasn’t disclosed Wednesday.
15 Dec 2011 - 12:30am - 2 Comments
Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald now is No. 1 in the eyes of PGA Tour players. Donald capped off a sensational season Tuesday by winning PGA Tour Player of the Year, the most significant of the postseason awards because it's a vote of the players.
13 Dec 2011 - 4:49pm - 0 Comments
The good news for Jonathan Byrd is that he played in all four majors this year, one year after he wasn’t eligible or didn’t qualify for any of them. The bad news is that he missed the cut in all four.
8 Dec 2011 - 6:15pm - 0 Comments
Big dreams and a little luck can go a long way in golf, though this much should be clear about the 160 players who finished Q-School, and the players who walked away with a full-time job on the PGA Tour: They all believed they were good enough to compete at the highest level.
6 Dec 2011 - 11:36pm - 1 Comments
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