Only three weeks remain for aspiring players to automatically qualify for the 2018 Ryder Cup. Hope is not lost for those who fail to grab one of the eight selections; following the PGA Championship (the final chance for an automatic bid), candidates have another four tournaments to prove their mettle to United States captain Jim
Three years ago Troy Merritt won the Quicken Loans National in wildly impressive fashion, including carding a third-round, course-record 61 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club en route to a three-stroke victory over Rickie Fowler. It was his second 61 that season, and Merritt appeared to be the latest talented 20-something poised to make more
Francesco Molinari took home the claret jug. But it’s Tiger Woods that continues to move the needle. Woods’ return to contention during a major final round was a catalyst of curiosity throughout the world on Sunday, a sentiment reflected in the ratings. According to NBC Sports and Golf Channel, which televised the Open Championship, this
You say you can drive it 300 yards, but the last time you did it the hole was downhill, downwind and the ball caromed off the cartpath. You say you shoot in the low 80s, but you haven’t carded an 85 or better without two mulligans and a few generous gimme putts in about four
Whether you find your ball in a difficult lie or you’re playing a hole with a design feature that makes you anxious, these are the moments in any given round that often determine if you stroll or trudge back to the parking lot. To avoid taking big numbers, go with the play that has a
As technology improved in drivers, heads got bigger. More volume meant more technology to help you hit it farther and straighter. But with today’s irons, it’s sort of the opposite. The goal is to fit springlike face technology into a smaller, more attractive package. “The smaller you get, the more difficult it is,” says Paul
Although they might serve you well on a golf trip to Ireland or Scotland, where a lot of times you can chase the ball onto the green, those low, and often thin, iron shots are probably costing you strokes in the United States. There are just too many holes on American courses where you’re asked
When you’re done cycling through the typical phases of a golfer’s mental state after hitting one in deeper rough—from disappointment to anger to anguish to finally, resignation—give yourself a healthy slap in the face (glove hand, preferred) and cue the internal “Raiders of the Lost Ark” theme song. You’ve got this. Not only are you
The best thing you can do for your swing is to let it be an athletic motion. What I mean is, let your body and the club flow back and through so the swing is smooth and natural. One area I see a lot of golfers losing this flow is on short wedge shots, say,
For a while on Sunday morning, I knew exactly what my lead for today was going to be: “NOW, he’s back.” If I had a dollar for every time I have seen someone write or heard someone say, “Tiger’s back,” in the last five years, I would be as wealthy as Eldrick T. Woods. I
No tournament in golf underlines the need to putt great like the Masters. But how can you improve your putting stats? Butch Harmon School of Golf director of …
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Tom Watson reveals his swing secret, that maintaining good lower-body posture has many benefits. Transcript This lesson is going to introduce another secret.
Dustin Johnson had a quick exit at Carnoustie. Oddsmakers think it will be a different tale at Bellerive. Not long after Francesco Molinari lifted the claret jug in triumph, gambling books released odds for the 2018 PGA Championship. And it’s the World No. 1 who comes in as favorite, with the 34-year-old listed at 14-1.
When it mattered the most—over 36 holes of weekend major championship pressure—Francesco Molinari didn’t make a mistake. Not only did the 35-year-old Italian go bogey-free for the weekend, he also played exquisitely on Sunday in what was unquestionably the toughest pairing at Carnoustie. Whether playing partner Tiger Woods was surging or struggling—and the waves each
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Francesco Molinari earned the claret jug, the title “Champion Golfer of the Year” and the glory of winning a major championship, the first Italian to do such a thing, by shooting a closing 69 on Sunday at Carnoustie Golf Links, finishing off an eight-under 276 at the 147th Open Championship. Oh, and