It will surely go down as one of the great pars of the 2018 European Tour season. Or any season really. Standing on the 17th tee of the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course on the Portuguese Algarve, Tom Lewis was 22 under par and one-shot ahead of his playing partner, third-round leader Lucas Herbert, in
ATLANTA—Rory McIlroy already said what happens this week, or at the Ryder Cup, won’t change the complexion of his year. There’s truth to that. He’s one of the vaunted, and cursed, players whose seasons are viewed through a four-tournament prism. Cruel in itself, especially so when you fall short on that spectrum. Yet, whatever magnitude,
Tiger Woods still needs one more good round to win for the first time in more than five years. His work through three days at the Tour Championship, though, was enough to earn a different type of title. Masters favorite. That’s right, Tiger Woods is now officially the favorite to win the 2019 Masters, according
ATLANTA — Rory McIlroy used to dream about playing with Tiger Woods in the final group in the final round of a tournament. Sunday at East Lake, he’ll find out what it feels like for real. The two will go off last, at 2:05 p.m. EDT, with Woods holding a three-stroke advantage over McIlroy and
With a piece of a 36-hole lead for the first time in more than three years, golf fans began Saturday wondering if this would finally be the week that Tiger Woods wins again. But by the time Tiger made the turn, the question on many peoples’ minds changed to How much Woods will win by?
Celia Barquin Arozamena, the decorated Iowa State golfer that was murdered on a golf course earlier this week, was honored before the school’s football game on Saturday. Barquin Arozamena, the Big 12 women’s champ, was supposed to be on the field this weekend to celebrate being chosen as Iowa State’s female athlete of the year.
ATLANTA—Justin Rose is No. 1 in the world. On Friday at East Lake, he was treated like, well, No. 2. Rose had one of the worst tee times in golf: the one in front of Tiger Woods. For those that haven’t experienced Tigermania in person, fans sprint ahead of the 14-time major winner, hoping to
ATLANTA—It wasn’t pretty. Not compared to the show he staged on Thursday. But this ain’t ice-skating; no points for aesthetics in this game, especially on a Friday afternoon. And whatever he lacked in style is outweighed by where he sits on the leader board, which, for Tiger Woods, is in a tie for first heading
Tiger Woods had a chance to grab hold of the Tour Championship on Friday at East Lake, but a late-round double bogey marred an otherwise excellent round. Even with the blemish, Woods finished strong with a birdie at the 18th hole to post a second-round 68, good enough to be tied for the lead with
For a second straight PGA Tour event, Tiger Woods shares the opening lead. But can he build on his momentum this time at the Tour Championship? Two weeks after a disappointing Friday at the BMW Championship left Tiger clawing to catch up over the weekend at Aronimink, he’ll tee off in the final group with
As a general rule, weekend hackers take the amount of lipouts they’ve had in a round and multiply it by four to emphasize that the golf gods are (eternally) against them. So “Geez! I’ve had FOUR lipouts today!” actually translates to one lipout on a three-footer that was on the low side the whole way
The $10 million FedEx Cup bonus will get most of the attention this week, but there’s actually more at stake at the Web.com Tour Championship. Certainly, not monetarily — the winner of the event will earn slightly more than last place in East Lake and that’s not factoring in the playoff bonus — but in
Even now, more than 30 years later, Tony Jacklin calls the 1987 Ryder Cup matches at Muirfield Village “the best week of my golfing career.” Which is saying something for a golfer of no small achievement. Once the first British player in 18 years to win the Open Championship, less than 12 months later Jacklin
Perhaps you’ve already heard the backstory of Valentino Dixon’s artwork. That the man who spent 27 unjust years behind bars, exonerated this week, got into the game when golfing Attica warden James Conway brought in a photograph of Augusta National’s 12th hole for the inmate to render as a favor. Remarkably, the peace and possibility
ATLANTA—Rory McIlroy wasn’t haven’t it. He understood the question, or perhaps more importantly, why it was asked. But he shut it done immediately. The question being, “These next two weeks, could they really change the complexion of your season?” “Not really,” McIlroy replied. “I’m playing well. It’s not always about the results, it’s about the
The story of a man freed after spending 27 years in jail for a crime he did not commit resonates beyond just the world of golf. It’s no surprise, then, that when Valentino Dixon, who Golf Digest first profiled in 2012 as he wiled away time in Attica prison on a murder charge drawing golf