The first year of the Tour Championship at East Lake offered great promise for dramatic theater on the par-3 18th. Hal Sutton saved par from a deep bunker to get into a playoff, then hit a 4-wood to 6 feet for a birdie to beat Vijay Singh. That was in 1998.
21 Sep 2011 - 6:48pm - 0 Comments
After nearly two years of not knowing when he would be able to play, Scott Verplank decided to have surgery to rebuild his left wrist and will be off the PGA Tour for about five months.
21 Sep 2011 - 2:34pm - 0 Comments
Steve Stricker is concerned about losing strength in his left arm, and it didn’t help Tuesday at East Lake that he was hitting balls next to Bubba Watson. He watched Watson pound one drive so far that it hit the net on the back of the range on the fly.
21 Sep 2011 - 1:45am - 0 Comments
David Toms was presented the Payne Stewart Award on Tuesday, in honor of the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on his way to the Tour Championship in 1999.
21 Sep 2011 - 1:33am - 1 Comments
Luke Donald is unlike any other No. 1 player in golf over the last two decades. No, he still hasn’t won a major.
20 Sep 2011 - 6:27pm - 0 Comments
Fred Couples has a short list of candidates to be a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup and will use the Tour Championship as one last audition.
19 Sep 2011 - 7:15pm - 0 Comments
Geoff Ogilvy was the big winner at the BMW Championship.
18 Sep 2011 - 8:42pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods was among the winners after the BMW Championship, even though he didn't play. Woods slipped to No. 49 in the world ranking Sunday, meaning he will be eligible for the Chevron World Challenge, the tournament he hosts in Southern California in December.
18 Sep 2011 - 8:30pm - 1 Comments
Justin Rose was trying not to lose the BMW Championship until he decided to play like he wanted to win.
18 Sep 2011 - 6:35pm - 0 Comments
It's not quite the "fifth major" for Justin Rose, though it's a big deal. He spent last week at the "J.R. Challenge," named after himself and involving seven of his best friends from childhood who meet each year for a week of golf.
17 Sep 2011 - 4:24pm - 0 Comments
Steve Stricker withdrew from the BMW Championship on Friday because of weakness in his left arm that first began to bother him nine months ago.
16 Sep 2011 - 8:13pm - 0 Comments
Coming off his best round of the year, Justin Rose figured it couldn't get much better in the BMW Championship. He was good enough Friday for a 3-under 68 and a share of lead with Mark Wilson.
16 Sep 2011 - 6:44pm - 0 Comments
Feeling as though he had nothing to lose, Justin Rose put himself in position for a big gain with his best round of the year Thursday in the BMW championship.
15 Sep 2011 - 6:42pm - 0 Comments
In what likely will be the last time the BMW Championship is played at Cog Hill, some of the PGA Tour’s top players are not sorry to see it leave the public course south of Chicago.
14 Sep 2011 - 10:09pm - 0 Comments
Only 70 players made it to Cog Hill for the BMW Championship, the third leg in the FedExCup playoffs. For those who didn’t have good years, they still can make up ground by performing well in the playoffs. Ernie Els has done just that.
14 Sep 2011 - 9:54pm - 0 Comments
David Toms has been around long enough to realize that good play takes care of everything. That’s especially true at the BMW Championship, where a strong week could pay big dividends.
14 Sep 2011 - 1:50pm - 0 Comments
Robert Allenby was more dejected than angry after the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. He finished out of the top 50 for the second straight playoff event. Time is running out for him. Only this had nothing to do with the FedExCup and its $10 million prize.
6 Sep 2011 - 7:38pm - 0 Comments
The Presidents Cup could feature about 18 of the top 50 players in the world ranking on Nov. 17-20 in Melbourne. The World Cup is the following week in China, and it could have just as many.
6 Sep 2011 - 7:28pm - 0 Comments
Brandt Jobe has been so frustrated with his putting over the last few months that he stopped having fun. It reached a point at the Deutsche Bank Championship that he decided to use a belly putter in the third round.
6 Sep 2011 - 7:21pm - 0 Comments
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