Jordan Spieth fired a 7-under 63 in the opening round, while Rory McIlroy also started strong after missing the cut at the U.S. Open.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 10:46 pm
Frank "Sandy" Tatum, one of golf's greatest ambassadors and a former USGA president, died Thursday at age 96. Tatum served on the USGA executive committee from 1972-80 and he was president from '78-'79. At the 1974 U.S. Open – nicknamed "The Massacre at Winged Foot" – Tatum defended the brutal setup with his infamous quote: “Our objective is not to humiliate the best players in the world," Tatum said. “We’re simply trying to identify who they are.” Hale Irwin won the tournament with a score of 7 over par. "All of us at the USGA are deeply saddened by the passing of truly one of the great individuals ever involved with golf," said Mike Davis, the USGA's executive director. "Sandy Tatum certainly
Posted: June 22, 2017, 10:45 pm
It’s always cool to meet a pro athlete, especially one you’re a fan of, but for one woman at the Travelers Championship, it was so much more than that. Noreen, an elderly golf fan, finally got the chance to meet Rory McIlroy — and she was pretty excited! Today, a long-time @McIlroyRory fan got her Wish of a Lifetime when she was able to meet the young star.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 8:58 pm
CROMWELL, Conn. – Jordan Spieth was cruising along at the Travelers Championship at 3 under par when he stepped to the sixth tee. Just as Spieth, Brandt Snedeker and Wesley Bryan were preparing to hit the crowd behind the tee box began to stir. “A lady fainted and then obviously we were going to wait, our officer was right on top of it, and then the guy that was walking with us was on top of getting the paramedics involved, and she ended up being OK,” said Spieth, who opened with a 63 for a one-stroke lead. “We obviously were hoping she was going to be OK. And then wanted to be appropriate on how we went through the rest of our hole.” Spieth said this is the second time in a month someone in
Posted: June 22, 2017, 7:37 pm
CSN gave Nate Schmidt a Go-Pro to use on his vacation golf outing in Hawaii during some downtime in the 2016-2017 season. This is the behind the scenes footage.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 5:09 pm
Jason Day needs a pick-me-up at the Travelers. Tiger Woods took time out from his injury and medication rehab to reach out with some tips, but Jason Day was too angry with himself to get back to his mentor. Maybe Jason Day should have called Tiger Woods back after all.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 2:30 pm
The Claret Jug, the Open Championship trophy, in front of the clubhouse at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, the host course for the 2017 Open Championship during a Media day for the 146th Open Championship on April 24, 2017 in Southport, England. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images With the U.S. Open in the books, the major championship focus now shifts across the pond to the 2017 Open Championship. For the tenth time, Royal Birkdale will host golf’s oldest major. So, what can we expect? Well, it’s difficult to gauge any expectations off the past British Opens contested at Birkdale. The last two have been won with fairly modest scores. In 1998, Mark O’Meara defeated Brian Watts in a playoff after both men
Posted: June 22, 2017, 8:00 am
The Golden Child is on top of the leaderboard in what could be the start of the "Summer of Spieth."
Posted: June 22, 2017, 5:00 am
The 7,354-yard, par-70 course was unveiled Wednesday evening at the South Shore Cultural Center, where community members and golf enthusiasts eyed a plan that could redefine golf in Chicago. Mark Rolfing, the NBC/Golf Channel analyst spearheading the plan, said that as recently as early 2016, he was skeptical of a project that requires coordination among the community, the city, the Chicago Park District, the Western Golf Association and the First Tee of Greater Chicago. Other challenges include dealing with lakefront erosion, constructing costly underpasses and raising tens of millions of dollars so green fees can remain affordable for loyal players of the decaying Jackson Park and South Shore courses. "It's an incredibly complicated puzzle," Rolfing said.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 2:55 am
Two men celebrated on the 18th green after their final rounds in last year’s Travelers Championship. Russell Knox walked off TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., with the winner’s check, but Jim Furyk left with a piece of history — the first man to shoot 58. “I don’t think that much about it,” Furyk said in a recent telephone interview with USA TODAY Sports before the U.S. Open. “I’m trying to focus on the weeks coming up and trying not to look in the rearview mirror as much as I am looking forward. “But it gets mentioned a lot, talked about a lot,” he added. “I guess it’s kind of a fun memory as well. It’s great to reminisce about it. I have some great feelings, so it’s awesome.” In four
Posted: June 22, 2017, 12:52 am
Phil Mickelson once drank a $40,000 bottle of wine out of the claret jug. Excessive? That depends on who you ask. But now we present to you the other extreme. Brooks Koepka, enjoying Fireball Cinnamon Whisky out of the U.S. Open trophy. Fireball, a very drink popular with today's young shot-taking youth, retails for around $15 dollars for a 750-milliliter bottle. Curtis Strange tweeted out the original photo captured from an Instagram Story of a friend of Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky (who were also in attendance). We took the liberty of censoring the curse word for you.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:30 pm
NEW YORK-Adam Scott was among the pro golfers who wondered if the USGA creating punishing conditions at the U.S. Open was the right thing to do, especially when "thinking about the bigger picture of the game of golf," as he said the week before, via Golfweek. So how did he feel about the 2017 U.S. Open, which featured a winning score of 16-under for Brooks Koepka and so many players with low scores? "I don't think it hurt anything," he told For The Win at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers while promoting his new Uniqlo golfwear line. "People will probably say, it wasn't the U.S. Open. I think it's a little unfair to say that. I don't think it's hurt anything. I don't think anything brilliant and revolutionary
Posted: June 21, 2017, 9:05 pm
Live Tournament Coverage to Utilize NBC Sports’ Popular Playing Through” Split-Screen Commercial Break Format NBC Sports’ Authentic Storytelling Includes Wide-Range of Unique Voices: 5 Past “Champion Golfers of the Year;” Comprehensive Golf Central Live From The Open Coverage Complemented by Nostalgic Open-Themed Programming, NBC Sports Group, in partnership with the R&A, is announcing its programming plans for the next men’s major – The 146TH Open – taking place July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale, located north of Liverpool in England. Comprehensive coverage plans surrounding golf’s original championship will include live coverage beginning with the opening tee shot on Thursday to the final putt
Posted: June 21, 2017, 7:55 pm
Taking some time to visit his clothing sponsor in Huntington Beach, California, Patrick Cantlay spent some time showing off his acting skills and performing in a few commercials for Travis Mathew.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 7:00 pm
Live Coverage from First Tee Shot to Final Putt Showcasing the Best Female Golfers From the U.S. and Europe, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20 The Solheim Cup, the biennial, match-play event that features the top players in women’s golf representing the United States and Europe, is set to return to network television for the first time in 15 years when NBC airs the singles matches on Sunday, Aug. 20. Golf Channel and NBC will combine for nearly 30 hours of live tournament action of the three-day event, from the first tee shot to the final putt, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20. Golf Channel also will air live coverage of both the Solheim Cup opening and closing ceremonies. On Sunday, Aug. 20, Golf Channel will
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:50 pm
A technically-sound swing isn’t the only reason a player like Justin Thomas regularly blasts drives over 300 yards despite being 5-foot-10 and weighing 145 pounds. Flexibility and range of motion are crucial to generating more power and, perhaps more importantly, to staying healthy. Although only 24, Thomas is a big proponent of assisted stretching to ensure he stays limber and is able to continue competing at a high level for another 20 to 30 years. And he’s certainly not alone in the world of professional golf. It’s why the PGA Tour’s newest marketing partner — Massage Envy — is a stretch only in the literal sense. Massage Envy has signed a four-year partnership with the PGA Tour and PGA Tour
Posted: June 21, 2017, 2:00 pm
Draws Zach Johnson … In ZJ we trust. His numbers on approach have declined since he turned 40 years of age 16 months ago, but TPC River Highlands is still the kind of joint where he's expected to make the cut at worst. He's done that in nine of his 11 trips and finished sixth just two years ago, but he's likely overpriced in DFS because of the slower rollback that usually occurs with talents of his cachet. Now, what is concerning is how he'll be performing when he shows up at the John Deere Classic in three weeks. If that tournament was this week, he wouldn't be an automatic in as many fantasy formats as usual in that event. Jim Furyk … If we're having fun with the common narrative, it's fair
Posted: June 21, 2017, 10:58 am
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