A Very Fine Player

  At the beginning of the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship, which falls on Mother’s Day, there were 30 players within 5 strokes of the lead. Those players were an eclectic ensemble that included superstars, stars on the rise, and a handful of unheralded players shooting for the stars. The superstars were Rory McIlroy, […]

Stalling For Time

Great golf courses tend to be venues that produce the most exciting finishes and Torrey Pines in San Diego proved such a venue again this weekend. Coming to the back 9, on Sunday there were a dozen players in with a chance to win the Farmers Insurance Open.  At the close of play there would […]

The Back 9-Edition 5

1.       With his win on Sunday at the Sony Open, Jimmy Walker won for the second time in his last 6 starts (the first being the Frys.com Open which kicked off the 2014 season……in October). Walker played flawless golf in Sunday’s round shooting a superb 7-under par 63 to claim the trophy over Chis Kirk. […]

The Best 13 From 2013

As the year of 2013 draws to a close we can look back at the many memorable happenings in the game. Here is our take of the most significant 13 moments and achievements.   13. Lydia Ko turns professional. The 16 year old Kiwi who was born in South Korea has already won 5 tournaments on […]

A New Day

It has been quite a three week stretch of golf for 32 year old Australian superstar, Adam Scott. Two weeks ago he was triumphant at the Australian PGA Championship and then followed that up with a win at The Australian Masters.  He has a chance to win the Aussie “Triple Crown” at next week’s Australian […]

The Front 9-Edition 5

1.       It’s been a pretty good year for Australian superstar Adam Scott. The winner of the 2013 Masters (becoming the first Australian player in history to do so. You can read the whole story here http://www.birdgolf.com/good-on-ya-mate/ ) is putting the finishing touches on his best year to date, by having won back to back tournaments […]

An Extraordinary Life

It is with a broken heart that I am writing to tell you that Carey Mumford passed away on Friday (October 18) night at his home in Crossville. The world has lost one of its most magnificent people. Jim Samsing and I were with him and Jan last week. Carey’s brilliant mind was still here […]

A Three-Peat Repeat

The Presidents Cup this past weekend at Muirfield Village Golf Club (aka Jack’s Place) in Ohio was another one-sided conquest for the American team. It was the eighth time in 10 events that the US has won. This version will probably be best remembered for the massive amounts of rain that almost washed away Muirfield. […]

The Front 9

Boo hoo. Boo Weekley won the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial yesterday to register his third career win and first since 2008. The absolute best ‘quote’ on the PGA Tour,  who will always tell you exactly what is on his mind, Weekley’s welcome return to the winners circle is a blessing for golf […]

The 78th

Tiger Woods won his 78th career PGA Tour event at the Player’s Championship today. It was his second win at the PGA Tour’s marquee event and his fourth win of the season. Woods has never won four times this quickly in a season, so it is reasonable to assume that he is back to his […]

Billy. Billy, Billy

For the last month on the PGA Tour, the Tour’s hottest player has been a player who has never won. Until now. 27 year old Floridian, Billy Horschel, birdied the final hole of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to claim his first victory in the most dramatic of fashions. Horschel started the last round […]

Anchors Aweigh

On Sunday afternoon, PGA Tour Commissioner, Tim Finchem, announced that the PGA Tour opposed the proposed ban on ‘Anchoring’ putters. “I think the essential thread that went through the thinking of the players … was that in the absence of data or any basis to conclude that there is a competitive advantage to be gained […]