Golf

Do It Yourself Golf: How To Build Your Own Simulator, Putting Green, Clubs And More

Go to a big-box hardware store like The Home Depot or Lowe's on a Saturday afternoon and you'll find two types of people: those who played golf that morning, and those who didn't. It's easy to look lost in those massive aisles, but the golfers look especially so, traipsing open-mouthed in their …

A simple fact was proven at Travelers: Nobody gets buckets like Jordan Spieth

In a game predicated on scoring, no one is better at doing so than the Golden Child<p>Daniel Berger's reaction to Jordan Spieth's all-time bunker shot on Sunday at the Travelers Championship was telling. Berger had just been waylaid by one of the great shots of Spieth's life in the first hole of a …

Jordan Spieth

Do It Yourself: Swings

Even instructors agree, the best players are often self-taught<p>‘Swing your swing," Arnold Palmer famously said. "Not some idea of a swing, not a swing you saw on TV, or swing you wish you had. No, swing your swing." Sound counsel, given the source; Palmer's was far from aesthetically pleasing, but …

Bubba Watson

The past winners of the British Open at Royal Birkdale

Peter Thomson, 1954<p>Arnold Palmer, 1961<p>Peter Thomson, 1965<p>Lee Trevino, 1971<p>Johnny Miller, 1976<p>Tom Watson, 1983<p>Ian Baker-Finch, 1991<p>Mark O'Meara, …

British Open

Phil Mickelson reveals details for the first time following high-profile caddie split

Phil Mickelson’s recent split with his longtime caddie, Jim “Bones” McKay, made big news in the golf world. It caught everybody so off guard — they had been together 25 years, after all — but for the first time following the pair’s announcement, Mickelson went into greater detail about the …

Phil Mickelson

This Drone is Helping Golf Courses Stay Green

In just a few short years, the advancement in drone technology has made it possible for everyone from a young child to commercial business to use its …

Drones

Leadership and the Fundamentals of the Golf Swing

The golf swing is a brilliant metaphor for what it takes to drive change<p>With the U.S. Open behind us and the British Open lying just ahead, it's not unusual to be watching some golf. The big tournaments generate a lot of the media interest. A typical telecast offers all kinds of analysis. As an …

Leadership

Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods' life problems bigger than golf

Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods has a steep climb to face if he is to return to professional golf, an arduous task compounded by "more life problems …

Jack Nicklaus

Why Brooks Koepka laid low (sort of) after his U.S. Open win, the tour's new Mr. X and a Palmer contemporary still grieves

I Think…<p>Brooks Koepka’s decision to lay low after winning the U.S. Open makes sense. Two years ago, he told manager Blake Smith that if—or when—he won a major championship, the media trip to New York was a non-starter. “Nothing against the media,” Koepka said. “That’s just not me.” So that’s why we …

U.S. Open (Golf)

Relentlessly on message, Phil Mickelson is a marketer's dream

If corporate America conducted a draft among golfers, Phil Mickelson would be first to exit the green room.<p>He is a marketer's dream, completing missions with good cheer and extra cheese.<p>Up at dawn Monday in New York, he knocked out a series of high-profile interviews, explaining his breakup with …

Phil Mickelson

Brooke Henderson takes her best shot at Phil Mickelson in test of golf skills

Print<p><b>By Chris Stevenson</b><p>OLYMPIA FIELDS, ILL. — Brooke Henderson took great joy smashing Phil Mickelson in the face Monday.<p>The 19-year-old from Smiths …

Brooke Henderson

Ranking Jordan Spieth's Travelers Championship celebration among golf's all-time reactions

Golf is not a style-over-substance sport, especially when it comes to celebrations. Perhaps no game has produced such poor triumphant gestures, often highlighted -- er, lowlighted -- by the failed high five. So when a player properly executes an emotional outburst it's, well, cause for celebration, …

Jordan Spieth

Talk of Golf: Jordan Spieth draws Tiger Woods comparisons with incredible bunker shot to win 10th PGA Tour title

Jordan Spieth’s sand-wedge flew in one direction, Michael Greller hurled the bunker rake in the other. This was one of those rare moments when throwing clubs, or indeed, green-keeping equipment, seemed totally acceptable.<p>And the ensuing botched-up chest bump between player and caddie was a thing of …

Jordan Spieth

Another new No. 1 in women's golf as So Yeon Ryu takes the top spot in Rolex Ranking

The latest Rolex Rankings were released Monday morning, and there's another new World No. 1 in women's golf. So Yeon Ryu, fresh off her victory at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday, grabbed the top spot for the first time in her career. The 26-year-old is the third South Korean to have …

Women's Golf

Titleist 718 Irons Spotted

Titleist 718 Irons Spotted - Images have been released of some new Titleist 718 irons that are to be seeded on tour over the next few weeks<p><b>Titleist</b> …

Confidential: Is it fair to compare Jordan Spieth to Tiger Woods?

GOLF.com's Alan Bastable and Josh Berhow join Ryan Asselta to discuss Jordan Spieth's 10th career PGA Tour victory before the age of 24.

Jordan Spieth

Tiger Woods Won't Attend 2017 Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods will miss the 2017 Quicken Loans National competition as he continues to battle back to full health.<p>According to Ryan Lavner of the Golf Channel, Woods is still receiving treatment and adjusting his pain management.<p>The superstar usually hosts the tournament, which is played in …

Tiger Woods

Open Championship 2017 odds: Dustin Johnson is the favorite at Royal Birkdale

There are some familiar names atop the early odds for The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale<p>Three of the biggest favorites for the British Open in a month are just two weeks removed from missing the cut at the last major. Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy are all heavyweights when it …

Sports

Woods not attending his D.C.-area event

(The Sports Xchange) - Tiger Woods, who has missed numerous tournaments the past few seasons because of ongoing back problems, will not perform his usual duties as tournament host at this week's Quicken Loans National as he addresses his use of prescription drugs to manage his back pain.<p>Woods was …

Sports

Aditi Ashok records career-best finish on LPGA tour

Leading Indian golfer Aditi Ashok secured a career-best tied 25th finish in LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship here.<p>Aditi totalled eight-under …

Michelle Wie

Confidence Kills: What If Everything You've Been Told To Think Is Wrong?

Most golfers have selective memories. Ask us to recount our best shots, and we can tell you the club we hit, where we hit it, and whatever it was we just had for lunch. It's everything else that tends to be a blur. The implication of needing just one great shot to "bring you back" is that you're …

Preparing for a better golf year

You play the same way you practice is a coaching adage used in all sports at all levels. If it is true, most golfers have little hope of playing …

Quicken Loans National 2017 odds: Surprising picks from model that nailed the U.S. Open

SportsLine simulated the Quicken Loans National 10,000 times and came up with some surprises<p>This week, the Quicken Loans National takes place at TPC Potomac for the first time. There are 120 golfers in the field.<p>But before you bet on the event or enter a fantasy golf tournament on FanDuel or …

Sports

Senior Opens scheduled for Nebraska, Pennsylvania courses

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Golf Association has announced that Omaha Country Club in Nebraska and Saucon (SAH'-kuhn) Valley Country Club in Pennsylvania will host the 2021 and 2022 U.S. Senior Open Championships, respectively.<p>The USGA said in a news release Monday that the 2021 Senior Open …

Sports

2017 LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas ~ Final Round (Pt 3/3)

Michelle Wie

Injured shoulder forces John Daly to withdraw from U.S. Senior Open

A week after withdrawing from the PGA Tour Champions’ stop in Wisconsin, John Daly will now be sidelined from arguably the most prestigious event in senior golf. The 51-year-old, who won his first 50-and-older tournament in May at the Insperity Invitational, has pulled out of this week’s U.S. …

John Daly

Vandals again damage Golf Club of Houston with tire tracks

The Golf Club of Houston -- the home of the PGA Tour's Houston Open -- has had a hole damaged by vandals for the third time in two years.<p>The club …

Jordan Spieth on where his Travelers Championship winner ranks among his all-time best shots

<i>Dallas-based golfer Jordan Spieth recently went on ESPN's Ryen Russillo Show following his dramatic win at the Travelers Championship. Here are some</i> …

Jordan Spieth

Phil Mickelson shares some heartwarming parenting advice on ESPN's Mike and Mike

Phil Mickelson made a bold decision earlier this month: The 47 year-old sacrificed one of his final opportunities to win a U.S. Open to attend the High School graduation of his daughter. Despite some questioning from golf fans about the move, Mickelson was totally at ease with the decision.<p>Speaking …

Phil Mickelson

Meet "Hood Adjacent's" James Davis, Comedy Central's rising star -- and most avid golfer

<i>Comedian James Davis is a busy man these days. He’s got a new show, "Hood Adjacent With James Davis", debuting on Comedy Central on June 28 (9 p.m. ET), and an hour-long stand-up special in the works for next year on the same network. The only drawback is his golf game has been neglected. Davis’</i> …

Tiger Woods