Bubba Watson Rises to #3 in Rankings
6/30/2015
Bubba Watson rose from fifth to third in the world Monday following his win at the Travelers Championship on Sunday, giving the United States four of the top five players in the world.The American bloc contains #2 Jordan Spieth, #3 Watson, #4 Dustin Johnson, and #5 Jim Furyk all trailing Rory McIlr...
Larrazabal Rises to 25th in Race to Dubai
6/29/2015
Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal secured a much stronger foothold in the Race to Dubai standings with his win at the BMW International Open on Sunday in Munich.Larrazabal moved from 43rd to 25th in the standings, now claiming 576,068 points through 13 events.  He is one of five Spaniards currently in...
Spieth, McIlroy Lead ESPY Nominations
6/29/2015
ESPN’s ESPY awards return to television in mid-July and voting is currently opening on the media giant’s website, with a host of golfers in the mix for some of the golden trophies.American comedian Joel McHale, a huge fan of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, who played football and was on the rowing team...
BMW International Open
6/24/2015
Tournament PreviewMartin Kaymer, who missed the US Open cut last week after winning the Major in 2014, hopes to recharge his batteries back home in Germany this week with a run through the BMW International Open in Munich.Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti is the defending champion after winning a four-wa...
Golf Birthdays: June 22-24
6/24/2015
June 22Dustin Johnson, current world No. 3 and runner-up at the 2015 US Open, turns 31. Johnson also finished tied for second at the 2011 Open Championship, and has nine PGA wins overall, including two WGC events.June 23Colin Montgomerie, who ranks fourth all-time on the European Tour win list with...
Jordan vs. Tiger vs. Rory – A Comparison
6/23/2015
There’s something about that third year as a full-time professional golfer that seems to be the kick into gear. With Jordan Spieth now owner of the Masters and US Open titles in his third year on the PGA Tour, and doing so still a month away from his 22nd birthday, it had us thinking back t...
Golf Birthdays: June 16-18
6/17/2015
June 16England’s Simon Khan, a two-time European Tour winner, turns 43. His rookie win was at the 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open, and he added a crown at the 2010 BMW PGA Championship.Phil Mickelson, winner of five career Majors, turns 45. Mickelson has three Masters wins – 2004, 2006, 2010; one PGA...
Wood Into Top 100 with Lyoness Win
6/15/2015
Chris Wood jumped into the top 100, landing at No. 78 following his win at the Lyoness Open on Sunday.Most of the rankings moves were on the back half of the Top 100 with many top names sitting out in anticipation of the upcoming US Open this week.However because of those breaks, Justin Rose reclai...
Tee Times Set for US Open
6/15/2015
The US Masters champion Jordan Spieth will be paired with Australia’s Jason Day and the UK’s Justin Rose in one of the biggest threesomes of the opening rounds of the US Open, with the three slated to tee off at 2:17 p.m. local time Thursday at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington.Phil Mickelson, the...
Golf Birthdays: June 11-12
6/11/2015
June 11Geoff Ogilvy, winner of the 2006 US Open, turns 38. The Australian has 13 professional wins under his belt, including eight on the PGA Tour and four on the European Tour. He was two strokes off the lead through 36 holes at the Open, then a shot back after 54. On the final day, five different...
Lyoness Open
6/10/2015
Tournament Preview The final European Tour event before the US Open kicks off Thursday as Mikael Lundberg seeks to defend his title at the Lyoness Open at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, where he nicked Germany’s Bernd Wiesberger in a playoff last year.The course was opened in 2000 and is a...
NBC Swipes British Open from ESPN
6/10/2015
NBC is back in the Major golf game, winning a contract to begin broadcasting the Open Championship in 2017.The network signed a 12-year deal with the R&A on Monday. The Open just finished an eight-year contract with ESPN.Since NBC owns the Golf Channel, it marks the first time that specialty st...
Race to Dubai Standings: June 8, 2015
6/8/2015
Nordea Masters champion Alex Noren joined the Top 10 of the latest Race to Dubai standings, reaching 835,252 through 12 events played.Rory McIlroy leads the merry chase with more than 2.665 million points.Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen, who finished second to Noren after winning two weeks ago, has risen...
Lingmerth, Noren Reach Top 100 with Wins
6/8/2015
David Lingmerth and Alexander Noren were born less than three hours’ distance from each other in Sweden. On Sunday, they came from two different spots to within one place of each other in the latest Official World Golf Rankings thanks to their big wins.Noren, a native of Stockholm, won the Nordea M...
Nordea Masters
6/3/2015
Tournament PreviewWith the US Open coming up fast, the best of the European Tour are either taking time off or hitting the links to sharpen their craft before the second Major of the year. Those on the lee side of the pond will do so at Sweden’s Nordea Masters starting Thursday, where local...
Kjeldsen Joins Dubai Top 20
6/2/2015
His big win at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open upjumped Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen into the top 20 of the Race to Dubai standings released on Monday. Through 13 tournaments played, Kjeldsen has 586,444 points. Irish Open runner-up Bernd Wiesberger rose to fifth in the standings, the fifth man...
Idle Bubba Watson Replaces Stenson at No. 3
6/2/2015
Not playing turned out to be a pretty sweet deal for Bubba Watson last week, as the American moved up to No. 3 in the world, bypassing Henrik Stenson. Stenson was also idle, having not played since May 17. The Swede has struggled lately, at least from what you expect of a player who won both...
Kjeldsen Wins Irish Open in Playoff
6/2/2015
Proving that you can wipe out an awful round with one great shot, Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen won the Irish Open on Sunday in a playoff with a birdie on the first hole, defeating Bernd Wiesberger and Eddie Pepperell. The recently turned 40 Kjeldsen had been in the lead since Friday, but stumb...