Golf Birthdays: September 1-4
8/31/2015
September 1Keith Clearwater, two-time PGA Tour tournament winner, turns 56.  Both of those wins came in his rookie year of 1987 – the Colonial and the Central Classic.September 3Dave Eichelberger, who has four wins on the PGA Tour and six on the Champions Tour, turns 72. He won the Greater Mil...
McIlroy Retakes No. 1 Spot
8/31/2015
Rory McIlroy is back to being ranked No. 1 in the world thanks to Jordan Spieth missing the cut at last week’s The Barclays.Just 0.1360 average points separates the two men, which means how they fare in the weeks ahead of the FedEx Cup, and McIlroy in the Race to Dubai, could conceivably see them f...
Golf Birthdays: August 28-31
8/31/2015
August 28 Rick Fehr, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, turns 53.  He won the 1986 BC Open and the 1994 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic.Joakim Haeggman, a three-time winner on the European Tour, turns 46. The Swede won the 1993 Spanish Open, the 1997 Scandinavian Masters, and the 200...
Pieters Crowned at Czech Masters
8/30/2015
Thomas Pieters again didn’t let a two-stroke bungle wear him down, firing a final-round 69 to win the D+D Real Czech Masters on Sunday in Prague by three strokes.After losing two strokes Saturday with a penalty for playing the wrong ball, Pieters struggled out of the gate with a double bogey on No....
Pieters Into Race to Dubai Field with Win
8/30/2015
Belgium’s Thomas Pieters got hot at the right time, scoring a win at the Czech Masters Sunday to fight his way into the top 60 of the Race to Dubai standings released after the event’s conclusion.Pieters has 447,766 points to rank 53rd in the standings. The top 60 players make the post-season tourn...
D+D REAL Czech Masters
8/27/2015
28/08/15, Friday Spain’s Eduardo De La Riva  bogeyed the second hole, then set a blistering pace on the rest of the course at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, Czech Republic, on Thursday, tying for the lead after one day at the D+D REAL Czech Masters.De La Riva is tied with Italy’s Renato...
Golf Birthdays: August 23-27
8/27/2015
August 23Chris DiMarco, the American who finished second at three Majors in a three-year period, turns 47. DiMarco won three PGA tournaments between 2000-2002. He reached No. 6 in the world in 2005.Todd Fischer, a four-time professional winner, turns 46. Fischer had four Top 3 finishes on the PGA T...
PGA Championship Trending International
8/20/2015
Simply by the nature of the event, the PGA Championship has produced far more American winners than any other nationality; after all the PGA is an American institution, and while an Englishman, Jim Barnes, actually won the first two tournaments back in the 1910s, the US also had a 31-year winning s...
Made in Denmark
8/20/2015
Tournament Preview The gorgeous Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort plays host to the Made in Denmark Challenge as  European Tour resumes this week after its best players visited Wisconsin in the US for the PGA Championship.This is the second installment of the Made in Denmark, which debuted in 2...
Jason Day Lofts First Major with Record Finish
8/17/2015
For the third time in four Majors this year, Jason Day has at least a share of the lead going into Sunday.He hopes to break form in Wisconsin tomorrow and finally win his first Major.To do so, he’ll have to hold off a bevy of contenders within striking range, most notably world No. 2 Jordan Spieth,...
FedEx Cup Standings Update: August 17, 2015
8/17/2015
Jordan Spieth didn’t win the PGA Championship on Sunday, but his lead for the pricey FedEx Cup post-season chase got laughably higher with his runner-up finish.By taking second at the PGA Championship, Spieth increased his total on the season to 4,169 points. No. 2 Jason Day has 2,459 points, a dis...
Golf Birthdays: August 17-21
8/17/2015
August 17Sean Murphy, who racked up six Nike Tour wins in his career, turns 50. He was the Nike Tour’s leading money winner and Player of the Year in 1993. His best finish at a Major was tied for 32nd at the 1996 US Open.August 18Brett Quigley, a top 20 money list finisher on the PGA Tour in 2006,...
PGA Championship
8/14/2015
14/08/15, Friday After his near miss two months ago at the US Open, Dustin Johnson is pushing for contention at another Major.The American who mysteriously missed the last few months of the 2014 season fired a 6-under 66 to take a 1-stroke lead after 18 holes at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.Johns...
Golf Birthdays: August 10-16
8/14/2015
August 10Kenny Perry turns 55. He has had success on both the PGA and Champions Tours, with 14 PGA wins and eight Champions. While never winning a Major, he finished second twice and third once, and won the 2009 Payne Stewart Award and 2013 Champions Tour Player of the Year.August 11Grant Waite tur...
PGA Championship Preview: Part II
8/13/2015
Continuing from Part I on Tuesday, here is a hole-by-hole look at the back nine at Whistling Straits, home of the 2015 PGA Championship beginning Thursday.No. 10: Voyageur, Par 4, 361 yards – An up-and-down sloping fairway kicks off the back nine, with a deep bunker on the right side of the landing...
Featured PGA Championship Tee Times
8/12/2015
The tee times have been announced for this week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Some of the more interesting opening round trios are listed and analyzed below.Front Nine7:45 a.m. – David Toms, Mark Brooks, Vijay Singh: All three are former PGA Championship winners; the...
PGA Championship Preview: Part I
8/11/2015
Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, hosts the PGA Championship for the third time in 11 years.The Straits Course will host the vents, as it did in 2004 when Vijay Singh defeated Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard in a playoff and the 2010 PGA Championship, which saw Martin Kaymer defeat...
McIlroy a Go For PGA Championship
8/11/2015
Just five weeks after injuring himself playing soccer, and months before traditional wisdom says he would be fit for athletic competition, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy has declared himself ready for this week’s PGA Championship, one of two Majors he won a year ago, and his first action since the US Ope...
Fed Ex and race to Dubai updates
8/11/2015
Justin Rose moved into the Top 10 of the latest FedEx Cup standings, while Jordan Spieth expanded his huge lead.Rose, who finished tied for third at the event, moved from 12th to seventh in the standings, with 1,592 points. Spieth, who finished tied for 10th at the event, leads the chase with 3,839...
Lowry Into World Top 20 with Win
8/11/2015
Ireland’s Shane Lowry surged from 44th to 19th in the latest Official World Golf rankings on the back of his win Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone.American Jim Furyk, who finished tied for third at Bridgestone, moved up from sixth to fourth, giving the US a three-man bloc from No. 2 to No. 4 of Jordan...
Golf Birthdays: August 6-9
8/10/2015
August 6Doug Ford: Two-time Major winner Doug Ford turns 93. Ford won the 1957 Masters and 1955 PGA Championship among his 19 PGA titles. The 1955 PGA title came when the tournament was still a match-play style, and he defeated Cary Middlecoff 4&3, winning Player of the Year honors in the proce...
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
8/5/2015
Tournament Preview A new champion will be crowned at the WGC-Bridgestone this week, as defending champion Rory McIlroy continues to be sidelined by an ankle injury.With eight-time champion Tiger Woods ineligible, the focus is squarely back on No. 2 Jordan Spieth, who with a win here would displace...
Golf Birthdays: August 1-4
8/5/2015
August 1Brad Faxon, eight-time PGA Tour winner, turns 54. His eight wins came between 1991 and 2005, with two each 1992. In 1999-2000, he won back to back B.C. Open titles. He racked up three Top 10 finishes at Majors, including fifth at the 1995 PGA Championship.Brandt Jobe, a veteran of the PGA a...
Fowler Rises to No. 5 in Rankings
8/4/2015
Rickie Fowler didn’t win the Quicken Loans National on Sunday, but his second-place finish saw him rise to No. 5 in the world, a jump of three places inside the Top 10.Dustin Johnson slid from fifth to seventh, and Justin Rose from seventh to eighth to make way for Fowler. The US has five of the to...