Tiger Woods’ Dominance at Bridgestone
7/31/2014
Even by Tiger Woods’ own lofty standards of achievement, his performance at the WGC Bridgestone rises far beyond the bell curve.In the 15 years that the tournament has existed since first taking on the WGC emblem, Woods has won the tournament eight times – meaning slightly more than 50% of the time...
Rory McIlroy at Bridgestone
7/31/2014
Jumping up to No. 2 in the world after winning the Open Championship two weeks ago was a great step forward for Rory McIlroy.He can take another one this weekend if he wins the WGC Bridgestone and current No. 1 Adam Scott finishes no better than No. 6.If those two things happen, McIlroy will retake...
Tiger Wood Dominates Putt-Putt … For Now
7/31/2014
Every golfer for a generation has grown up wanting to beat Tiger Woods. Now that list includes his own son.Doing a press conference in Boston last week, Woods talked about his 5-year-old son Charlie, and his suddenly competitive drive to beat his own dad in any competition possible, particularly on...
WGC - Bridgestone Invitational
7/31/2014
Tournament Feature It’s not a Major, but the WGC Bridgestone certainly draws like one every year in Akron, Ohio, where its prize money counts as official earnings on both the PGA and European Tours.It’s also as good a place as any for Tiger Woods, down to No. 10 in the world, to snap out of his sea...
Tiger Woods Almost Out of Top 10
7/29/2014
Ineffective play when he is healthy and skipping lots of tournaments between them is leading to Tiger Woods nearing a dip out of the top 10 in the official World Golf Rankings.Woods fell to 10th in this week’s poll, dropping a spot as RBC Canadian Open runner-up Jim Furyk clambered from 10th to 8th...
M2M Russian Open
7/23/2014
24/07/14, Thursday While there are plenty of international eyes on Moscow for a whole other set of reasons, the golfers of the European tour will try to focus on the links when the M2M Russian Open kicks off Thursday at the Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club. With tensions between Russia, the Ukr...
Race to Dubai
7/21/2014
Nothing like a fat paycheck to jump to the top of the standings in your tour’s most prestigious field. Rory McIlroy did just that on Sunday, winning the Open Championship to overtake Thomas Bjorn as the new money leader for the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. In his 10 European Tour events thi...
Fed Ex Cup update
7/21/2014
Henrik Stenson won both the Race to Dubai and the FedExCup a year ago. The way Rory McIlroy has caught fire of late, he might have a chance to do the same thing in 2014. McIlroy’s win at The Open Championship on Sunday moved him to the top of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, and into 11th...
Feature on Rory Mcilroy
7/20/2014
A Win for Rory McIlroy Would Make Dad’s Bet a RealityYou can almost imagine the gleam in the eye of the bookie who took the bet from Gerry McIlroy 10 years ago, when the father of Rory McIlroy and three friends each put down £100 that his then teenage son would win the Open Championship before he t...
Rory, Jack, & Tiger: A Comparison
7/20/2014
With his victory at The Open Championship on Sunday, Rory McIlroy entered elite company, becoming just the third man in PGA history to record victories at three of the four Majors championship by the age of 25.The other two? Jack Nickalus, who has 18 Majors all-time, and Tiger Woods, who has 14.The...
The British Open
7/15/2014
Tournament Feature Three years later, The Royal Liverpool hosted the Open Championship for the first time, with Harold Hilton firing a 80-75-84-75 - 314 to take the crown.Located in Merseyside, North West England, it was founded in 1869 and became a "royal" designation when it enjoyed the patronage...
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
7/10/2014
10/07/14, Thursday Tournaments outside the limelight can make for strange bedfellows, and strange leaderboards as well. That’s one way to explain the trio atop the scorecard through one round at the John Deere Classic on Thursday: Zach Johnson, #21 on the PGA Money List this year; South Afr...
Masters 1st Competitor dies at 103
7/9/2014
Samuel Henry Ball, who played in the first-ever Masters tournament in 1934, passed away earlier this week at the ripe old age of 103.Ball was 23 when he played in the first Augusta National Invitation Tournament in 1934. He finished tied for 38th, 25 shots behind the winner, Horton Smith.Ball, born...
The British Open
7/9/2014
At 47 years old, Steve Stricker has seen and done more than most every will on the PGA Tour.But staying committed to his promise to spend more time with his family is perhaps his greatest accomplishment.Earlier this week, Stricker announced he will skip the British Open for a second straight year t...
Rory McIlroy Dating Blog
7/8/2014
Rory McIlroy Spotted Out with Irish Model/Singer Nadia FordeWhat do you do to move on from being engaged to a top-flight tennis largely regarded as one of the most beautiful female athletes in the world?Find yourself an equally gorgeous model/singer, of course.Former No. 1 Rory McIlroy was spotted...
Alstom Open
7/3/2014
03/07/2014, Thursday The Alstom Open is a vital stop on the European Tour because the top three finishers qualify for the British Open.That’s particularly vexing for a majority of the field so far this week, considering three of the top 4 men on the leader board are already qualified for the third...