Simply put: Augusta National is the most iconic and exclusive golf course on the planet. Home to the PGA Tour’s most prestigious tournament (The Masters), this course is rich in tradition and history. Unfortunately the club’s strict rules and limited memberships prohibit the vast majority of the public from ever experiencing the thrill of playing a round at Augusta National. 2.
Author: The Cheat Sheet
Posted: April 29, 2017, 3:38 am
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 Tags: Bud Cauley, interviews, Justin Thomas, pgatour, Zurich Classic of New Orleans Following a second-round 64, Bud Cauley and Justin Thomas reflect on their play in the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Will Haskett from PGA TOUR Radio.
Author: Miami Herald
Posted: April 29, 2017, 2:48 am
Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith posted a 10-under 62 in Friday's four-ball format to move into the lead in Louisiana.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 29, 2017, 1:11 am
If you want to hit a drive 400 yards, Dean Burmester has the answer: Carry it 320 yards, land it on a cart path, then have it carom off rocks. As he shows in Round 2 of the Volvo China Open, it's really not that hard.
Author: Golf Channel
Posted: April 28, 2017, 5:46 pm
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — The first team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years has produced the first penalty for slow play since 1995. PGA Tour officials say Miguel Angel Carballo and Brian Campbell were penalized one shot on the 14th hole of the opening round at the Zurich Classic for their second bad time. They opened with a 74 in foursomes. They were on the clock when Carballo went over his allotted time on the 12th hole. Then, Campbell had a bad time on the 14th hole. Typically, a player receives a warning after the first bad time and a one-shot penalty after his second. Because they were a team in foursomes, however, rules specify that a "player" includes his partners. Until Thursday, the last time
Author: USA Today
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:55 pm
Three-time major champion Larry Nelson stops by the Golf Channel Podcast to talk about his golden years, fitness and that time he was supposed to be the 1995 Ryder Cup captain.
Author: Golf Channel
Posted: April 28, 2017, 1:15 pm
April 28, 2017 RELATED INFO BALTIMORE, Md. – Sophomores Will Grimmer and Caleb Ramirez each garnered red numbers on Day One of the 2017 Big Ten Championships, shooting 1-under 69’s to earn shares of fourth place individually on the 70-player leaderboard. Ohio State is slotted second overall in the team standings at 3-over (283). Starting the day on Hole 10, Grimmer dropped in four birdies before ‘the turn’ and sat two shots under par heading to the Hole 1 tee box. He then surrounded a lone bogey with eight pars in the second half to complete the day at 1-under. Ramirez took the opposite route to 69, going 1-over through the first nine holes before burying three straight birdies on Holes 4-6 to
Posted: April 28, 2017, 8:00 am
April 28, 2017 CHICAGO – Longtime DePaul golf coach Betty Kaufmann announced today that she is retiring following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Kaufmann and the Blue Demons play at the BIG EAST Championship starting Sunday in Okatie, S.C. “I want to thank DePaul for the tremendous opportunity to work for such a great institution all these years. My time here was enjoyable, engaging, challenging and rewarding,” said Kaufmann. “The environment at DePaul allows you to learn every day from tremendous coaches, faculty and staff as well as our student-athletes. I want to personally thank all the student-athletes who played for me and helped to grow the program. It was a pleasure and privilege
Posted: April 28, 2017, 8:00 am
Chris Stroud knew something was going on with his ball when he lined up a birdie putt from just off the green at No. 8 Thursday at the Zurich Classic. The ball was on a downslope and appeared to be moving ever so slightly, then it magically rolled onto the green. Stroud made the birdie putt from the new position, and he teamed with Brian Stuard for a 4-under 68.
Author: Golf Channel
Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:45 pm
Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be squaring off against his former defensive coordinator and current Georgia head coach Kirby Smart at next week’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament in Georgia. The event will be held next week at Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga. Smart will be playing with former Georgia football player David Dukes, while Saban’s partner will be former Alabama running back Mark Ingram, a Heisman Trophy winner, reports. Smart and Saban worked together on Alabama’s staff for almost a decade before Smart became UGA head coach last season. Things have gotten heated on the recruiting trail between the two – see Maurice
Posted: April 27, 2017, 9:14 pm
AVONDALE, La. – Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer can’t get enough of this team concept. First, they shot a 6-under 66 in alternate shot to share the lead at the Zurich Classic. And on Thursday night they headed to the New Orleans Saints’ facility to watch how the team prepares to make the 11th pick in the NFL Draft. “It’ll be really cool just kind of sitting in the back and watching that process take shape,” Spieth said. “I’ve always wondered what it’s like.” It’s Palmer’s second time in the Draft war room, after attending a few years ago with his caddie, James Edmondson. “They’re actually watching Shot Tracker more than anything,” Palmer said. “You’d be surprised. They’re watching what we’re doing
Author: Golf Channel
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:14 pm
The PGA Championship in Charlotte is already sold out, but as of Thursday, golf fans again have the chance to buy tickets. The PGA of America and PrimeSport have launched an official ticket exchange for the championship that runs Aug. 7-13 at Quail Hollow. The secondary market for buying and re-selling tickets can be accessed here. On the new re-sell marketplace, single-day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday start at $189, according to the site. In a statement Thursday, the PGA said its ticket registration last year saw a record response, and that week-long and single-day passes for championship rounds sold out months ago. Fans had from mid-May until the end of July last year to register
Author: The Charlotte Observer
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:24 pm
''I wrote them quite a while back and asked for one, and they politely called me and declined,'' Stricker said. He didn't think that was enough to warrant a special exemption, but his brother-in-law and agent, Mario Tiziani, told him it was worth a shot. He's just trying to figure out the best path. Stricker turned 50 in February and has been splitting time on both tours. He has top-10s in his three starts on the PGA Tour Champions, including a runner-up finish to Tom Lehman in Arizona. He tied for 16th in the Masters earlier this month, his best finish in four starts on the PGA Tour. If nothing else, Stricker has entered U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Tennessee. That's where he played a year
Author: Golf Channel
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:08 pm
AVONDALE, La. – The social-media controversy surrounding Ben Crane’s putting-contest debt is now over. PGA Tour veteran Tom Gillis took to Twitter on Wednesday to call out Crane for allegedly owing his “friend" $6,000 for a lost putting contest in Phoenix. More players got dragged into the mix, with Charley Hoffman posting on Instagram that it was Daniel Berger who had won the contest and been stiffed out of the cash. Crane denied comment on Wednesday afternoon, but he said after his first round Thursday that “it’s all good.” “One thing was said and another thing was said. It was miscommunicated,” Crane said. “But we’re all good. We had a great conversation about it.” Crane said that he has yet
Author: Golf Channel
Posted: April 27, 2017, 3:39 pm
Master the pitch-and-run for better control on shots around the green. David Leadbetter demonstrates this essential skill.
Author: Golf Digest
Posted: April 27, 2017, 10:00 am
This week is going to be a fun (and different) week on the PGA Tour. Over four days at the Zurich Classic, 80 two-man teams will play two rounds of alternate shot (first round and third round) and two rounds of best ball (second round and fourth round) to determine a winner.  The 80 teams will be cut to 35 after Friday. Winners will split FedEx Cup points, get a two-year exemption and into the Players Championship, PGA Championship and Tournament of Champions next January in Hawaii. They will neither receive OWGR points nor an exemption into the 2018 Masters. Here is a look at all 80 teams (there are some interesting ones) and when they tee off on Thursday in Round 1. 8 a.m. -- Spencer Levin
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: April 27, 2017, 9:01 am
April 27, 2017 WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women’s golf team jumped and cheered when their school name appeared on the screen and the Hoyas found out they were headed to Texas to play in the NCAA Lubbock Regional, hosted by Texas Tech, from May 7-9. Georgetown won its first-ever BIG EAST Championship last weekend, leading from start to finish and posting a nine-shot victory to reach the postseason for the first time. The NCAA Lubbock Regional, hosted by Texas Tech University, will be held from Monday, May 8 to Wednesday, May 10 at The Rawls Course, the home course of the Lady Raiders. Completed in September 2003, the 270-acre parcel features an 18-hole championship level course with
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:00 am
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