In a change directed at scorecards and television viewers, golf revised one of its rules Thursday so that players who learn of a violation after they sign their cards can be penalized without being disqualified.
7 Apr 2011 - 12:48pm - 0 Comments
The PGA Tour is contemplating the radical change of handing out only Nationwide Tour cards at Q-School, in part to make sure promising young players are properly prepared for the big leagues. Neale Smith can understand that thinking better than most.
4 Apr 2011 - 11:48pm - 0 Comments
Ryo Ishikawa understands that whatever pressure he faces this week at the Masters doesn’t even compare with what his people in Japan are facing as they try to recover from the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed so many lives.
4 Apr 2011 - 11:29pm - 0 Comments
The Bob Hope Classic has a new title sponsor and a new format, according to a magazine report.
4 Apr 2011 - 11:22pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods made a quiet return to Augusta National on Sunday to complete a weekend of practice for the Masters, minus the media crush trying to document his every move. It was far different from last year.
3 Apr 2011 - 8:11pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson feels pretty confident about his game heading into the Masters. The defending champion at Augusta outdueled Scott Verplank on Sunday to win the Shell Houston Open by three shots, his first victory since earning his third green jacket last April.
3 Apr 2011 - 6:26pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson shot his lowest round in two years on Saturday, tying the course record with a 9-under 63 to share the lead with Scott Verplank after three rounds at the Shell Houston Open. Verplank shot his second straight 65 to catch Mickelson at 13 under par.
2 Apr 2011 - 8:08pm - 2 Comments
Course knowledge matters at the Shell Houston Open. PGA Tour rookie Chris Kirk shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Anthony Kim and 2008 winner Johnson Wagner after two rounds at Redstone.
1 Apr 2011 - 8:41pm - 0 Comments
Jimmy Walker didn't make every birdie putt he saw during the first round of the Shell Houston Open on Thursday. It only seemed that way.
31 Mar 2011 - 8:37pm - 0 Comments
Anthony Kim says his swing needs major renovation. Maybe returning to the site of his last victory will help turn his game around, too.
31 Mar 2011 - 12:06pm - 0 Comments
Ryo Ishikawa first made people take notice because of his golf. He won his first Japan Golf Tour event as a 15-year-old amateur, won the money title at 17 and last year became the first player to shoot 58 on a major tour.
31 Mar 2011 - 1:00am - 0 Comments
Jhonattan Vegas could barely speak English when he made his first appearance in a PGA Tour event, as an amateur at the 2003 Shell Houston Open.
30 Mar 2011 - 7:33pm - 0 Comments
Shell Oil Co. has agreed to a five-year extension as the title sponsor of the Houston Open. The oil giant has been the tournament’s title sponsor since 1992, the third-longest tenure on the PGA Tour. The event dates to 1946, and is the 10th oldest tournament on the tour.
30 Mar 2011 - 12:45pm - 0 Comments
World No. 2 Lee Westwood is hoping this week's Shell Houston Open will provide him with the perfect build-up to the Masters. The Englishman is back in action for the first time in three weeks and is confident his game is in decent shape as the countdown to Augusta National continues.
30 Mar 2011 - 12:25pm - 0 Comments
So many people surrounded the first tee that it was hard to see who was playing. The gallery stretched down the entire length of the 461-yard opening hole and wrapped around the back of the green on a sun-baked Sunday at Bay Hill. Now on the tee, Tiger Woods.
29 Mar 2011 - 4:39pm - 6 Comments
With a second win on the PGA Tour now under his belt, Scotland's Martin Laird is turning his thoughts to trying to do something achieved just once since 1935.
28 Mar 2011 - 5:32pm - 0 Comments
Most tournament directors go to extra lengths to accommodate players, from arranging courtesy cars to making dinner reservations to securing tickets for a sporting event or concert that week. Not many have the challenge facing Steve Timms at the Shell Houston Open.
27 Mar 2011 - 10:56pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein played the Transitions Championship recently and easily made the cut.
27 Mar 2011 - 10:45pm - 0 Comments
All that stood between Martin Laird and victory at Bay Hill were two putts from just inside 90 feet on the 18th hole, which didn't seem all that long considering what he already had been through Sunday.
27 Mar 2011 - 6:24pm - 0 Comments
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