Chris Keane Sean Knapp holding the trophy after winning the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane) MINNEAPOLIS – Just moments before his victory in the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Thursday morning at the Minikahda Club, Sean Knapp was in tears. Having reached his first final in a USGA
Three years ago, Hunter Mahan headed to TPC Boston and the then Deutsche Bank Championship at a high point in his career. Days before, against a field that included Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and a rookie by the name of Jordan Spieth, Mahan—the only player at Ridgewood Country Club to have played in
The new Titleist 818 hybrids remind golfers that when you’re talking about clubs that are used primarily to hit targets distance cannot be an amorphous goal in and of itself. Rather, these clubs are best when distance is specific and functionality is paramount. The upgrade from the Titleist 816 hybrids of two years ago, the
Of all the buzz-worthy conversations in golf this year, women’s golf apparel was one of the more unexpected. It began when we wrote about the LPGA’s updated dress code that cracked down on racerback tank tops, leggings, joggers, and skirt length: “Length of skirt, skort, and shorts must be long enough to not see your
Driving the ball longer makes golf a lot more fun, thanks to shorter approach shots, easier pars and bragging rights with your buddies. Plus, who doesn’t love giving the ball a good, healthy rip? But power is elusive; sometimes the harder you try, the shorter you hit it. In this video series, PGA Tour instructor
The golf ball that’s become a bit of a cult favorite, the Truvis version of Callaway’s Chrome Soft, now has a charitable mission behind its soccer-ball pattern. The Truvis golf ball, which features colored pentagons arranged in a pattern designed to improve visibility and concentration, will be offered with green pentagons. The green pentagons are
Dustin Johnson won the Northern Trust in dramatic fashion while wearing the next generation of Adidas TOUR360 Boost shoes. It was the first time DJ wore the shoe and we have a feeling he’ll stick with it for the foreseeable future. Chris Condon The current TOUR360 kicks are on sale for $170. Adidas will release
Dustin Johnson didn’t have the major championship season he wanted, but he made it clear he thinks a FedEx Cup would look nice on his mantel with a final-round 66 and playoff win at the Northern Trust. Johnson used both power and touch to catch Jordan Spieth — power in the form of routine 330-yard
The new TFi 2135 Satin collection of putters builds on the alignment ideas established by the TFi 2135 putters when they debuted two years ago. The TFi 2135 took alignment a step further by elevating the putter’s sightline in line with the middle of the ball. Now, the TFi 2135 Satin putters take off-center hit
On the Tuesday of U.S. Open week, I was with my short-game coach, Pete Cowen. He pulled me aside and said he wouldn’t work with me until we talked. That’s when he told me there was no way I could win the way I was going about things. It was harsh, but I’m the type
To pick these holes of fame, we opted to stay within a 50-mile radius of our offices in the World Trade Center. Like any good All-Star team, we couldn’t have just pitchers and catchers, so we picked our favorite first hole, our favorite second and so on, but no more than one hole per course.
TEE SHOTSYou’re facing the most important drive of the round—or maybe your life—and you gotta find the fairway. What do you do? Here’s what you don’t do: Don’t make a short, wristy swing and try to steer it in play. I’ve seen a lot of golfers suddenly change their driver swing when the pressure’s on.
Who had a better year than Stew Hagestad? Low amateur at the Masters (tied for 36th overall) and a qualifier for his first U.S. Open, with a large throng of friends and family cheering him on at each. Only 26, Hagestad would appear ready to give the pro ranks a shot and make such events
The new Titleist 718 irons collection might be the widest-ranging offering in company history, but all six new irons are linked by an overriding goal: a singular focus on improving consistency—of impacts across the face, of iron distance gaps neatly fitting within the set and of feel from one club to the next. Already debuted
You’re going along playing well, and then the wheels start to rattle. You hit some loose shots and three-putt once or twice, and now it feels like another mistake will end your round. You can tell yourself to stay calm, but in these situations you can control your mind only so much. Some shots, like
The 2017 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience just wrapped up and nearly 200 companies gathered to showcase their latest products. Unlike Orlando’s annual PGA Merchandise Show, which focuses heavily on golf equipment and gadgets, the Vegas PGA Show puts a spotlight on golf fashion. We scoured the Show to uncover some companies, products and trends