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
The interview room was packed, with green-jacketed Augusta National members lining the back wall to make sure journalists didn't get too unruly. Tiger Woods was on his way in, finally ready to answer some of the questions about the mystery that surrounded his life.
26 Mar 2011 - 7:08pm - 3 Comments
Martin Laird already had lost a four-shot lead Saturday at Bay Hill, and as his 6-iron on the par-3 17th began to fade weakly toward the pond, he wondered if a two-shot lead would disappear even quicker.
26 Mar 2011 - 6:06pm - 0 Comments
Martin Laird loves when he can smash a driver, and that carried him a long way Friday at Bay Hill.
25 Mar 2011 - 6:33pm - 0 Comments
Spencer Levin is atop the leaderboard after the opening round for the third time this year, so that's nothing new. It was his score Thursday afternoon at Bay Hill that surprised him and everyone else.
24 Mar 2011 - 6:45pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods is going through his fourth swing change in his 15 years on the PGA Tour. Arnold Palmer played a half-century without changing his swing once.
23 Mar 2011 - 8:14pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods is now giving lessons on mobile phones. Woods launched a mobile application Wednesday called, “Tiger Woods: My Swing,” for the iPhone and iPod touch geared toward helping golfers of all skill levels improve through video analysis and instruction.
23 Mar 2011 - 6:06pm - 0 Comments
A toddler sitting on his father’s shoulder behind the third green at Bay Hill broke the silence of Wednesday morning with a comment that made the gallery laugh and caused Tiger Woods to break into a big smile. “I hope you win, Tiger,” the boy said.
23 Mar 2011 - 5:28pm - 0 Comments
Bubba Watson was moved when he heard about the earthquake and tsunami that caused so much destruction in Japan, and he began thinking about a contribution to the relief efforts, just as he did with Haiti earthquake.
22 Mar 2011 - 8:10pm - 0 Comments
Someone’s dream comes true every December.
22 Mar 2011 - 6:45pm - 1 Comments
The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is returning to Dove Mountain in 2012 for the sixth straight year. The PGA Tour said Monday that the World Golf Championship event again will be played at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, where Luke Donald won last month over Martin Kaymer.
22 Mar 2011 - 12:55am - 0 Comments
The PGA Tour is considering a change to the end of its season in which players who don’t make the FedExCup playoffs would compete for their cards in a series of tournaments against top Nationwide Tour players.
21 Mar 2011 - 7:35pm - 0 Comments
Gary Woodland, a pure athlete who only started serious golf competition eight years ago, figured out quickly that hitting the ball from here to the moon was not going to help him win tournaments.
20 Mar 2011 - 6:12pm - 0 Comments
Geoff Ogilvy was curious about a new style of grips that he made the switch to when he was home in Australia late last year. What’s so unusual about the leather grips from The Grip Masters?
20 Mar 2011 - 5:18pm - 0 Comments
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