No. 1 Day Backs Out of Olympics, Cites Zika
6/29/2016
For the second time in a week, a golfer ranked in the top 5 in the world is leaving the Olympic field, because of concerns of the Zika virus.No. 1 Jason Day, the defending champion at the PGA Championship, made his announcement on Tuesday.“The sole reason for my decision is my concerns about the po...
Stenson Takes BMW Title
6/28/2016
Henrik Stenson won the BMW International Open on Sunday, his first victory of any sort in 17 months.His final-round 71 was enough to complete a 17-under 271, holding off Darren Fichardt and Thorbjorn Olesen, who finished tied for second at 14-under.Played at the Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof, ,the tour...
Dustin Johnson Rises to No. 3 in the World
6/23/2016
His win at the US Open and general brilliance over the past 365 days saw Dustin Johnson rise to No. 3 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings. Johnson was sixth last week and eighth at the end of 2015.Johnson is averaging 9.6496 points per event, just ahead of No. 4 Rory McIlroy’s 9.3887. Jason...
Dustin Johnson’s Timeline to the US Open Title
6/22/2016
It was a long strange trip for Dustin Johnson to reach his first Major victory. Here’s a look at some of the highlights and low lights leading up to his triumph on Sunday. January 13, 2008 – Johnson finished tied for 10th at the Sony Open in Hawaii at the start of his first full season on the...
Dustin Johnson Wins First Major at Last
6/21/2016
With a potential one-stroke penalty and the ghosts of 2015 hanging over his head, Dustin Johnston just went out and played golf on Sunday, shooting a closing-round 69 to win the US Open, his first Major.The victory elevated Johnson to No. 3 in the world, surpassing Rory McIlroy who missed the cut a...
US Open
6/17/2016
17/06/15, Friday Three rain delays, the fall-out of the worst which angered several players, led to a suspension of play at the US Open in Pennsylvania on Thursday, with only nine players having completed the first round.Agitation came early from a number of golfers on the course when rain first ca...
Oakmont’s US Open History
6/15/2016
When it comes to old golf courses, the US doesn’t have much to say – heck, the Golf Club in Edinburgh was established 30 years before there even was a US.Still, a 113-year legacy is nothing to take lightly, and when Oakmont hosts the US Open beginning Thursday, it will be the ninth time the tournam...
Spieth to Play Open with Johnson, DeChambeau
6/14/2016
Zach Johnson will be the old-timer in his initial play group as the US Open begins Thursday at Oakmont Golf Course in Illinois.The 40-year-old Johnson, who won the Open Championship , will be paired with the defending champ Jordan Spieth, all of 22 and ranked No. 2 in the world, and Bryson DeChambe...
Wu the Man at Lyoness Open
6/13/2016
China’s Ashun Wu took best advantage of Zander Lombard’s Day 4 slide, rallying to win the Lyoness Open by one stroke, firing a 13-under 275 in France on Sunday.It’s Wu’s second European Tour title. He shot a 3-under 69 to go with his 7-under 65 on Saturday. He made up considerable ground on the fro...
Fitzpatrick Into Top 35; McGirt Top 50
6/11/2016
Matthew Fitzpatrick, all of 21 years old, rose to No. 32 in the world in the latest  Official World Golf Rankings, after his win at the Nordea Masters. He is the youngest player in the top 50.First-time PGA winner William McGirt took an even greater jump, rising from 102nd to 44th after winnin...
Fitzpatrick Wins Nordea, Second Title in 8 Months
6/9/2016
Matthew Fitzpatrick’s early-round dominance paved the way to a 16-under 272, delivering him the Nordea Masters title on Sunday.It’s Fitzpatrick’s second win on Tour in less than a year. The British phenom won’t turn 22 until September. Fitzpatrick only needed a final-round 71 to win the tournament...
Ian Poulter Out 4 Months Due Hurt Foot
6/5/2016
Age catches us all, and it looks to be catching up with Ian Poulter.The 40-year-old Poulter announced this week that the arthritic joint in his right foot will require an extended leave of absence that might cost him a spot on the European Ryder Cup team come the fall.The foot has clearly affected...
Zika Virus Has No. 1 Day Wary of Olympics
6/5/2016
It’s not the competition, the course, nor the interruption in his normal schedule that has Jason Day reconsidering competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, it’s the Zika virus.Day told reporters at The Memorial that he has been reconsidering his attendance in the event after reading a news report abo...
Chris Wood Chops Down BMW Title
6/5/2016
In a mad final day scramble, England’s Chris Wood notched the crown at the BMW PGA Championship with a 9-under 279, edging Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg by a single stroke.Karlberg’s closing round 65 made things intense, highlighted by his ace on No. 2 that parlayed into a 5-under front nine. But his bo...