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What exactly is the PGA Tour’s Pace of Play policy? Here are the basics
On the heels of J.B. Holmes’s win at Riviera, the Tour’s Pace of Play policy has been thrust back into the spotlight. But what exactly is the Pace of Play policy on Tour?. Golf Channel’s George Savaricas tweeted the Tour’s official document, which lists the guidelines.
WATCH: Lion chases down leopard at the wildest golf course you’ve ever seen
Skukuza Golf Club is a wild, fascinating place. The nine-hole course is located within the limits of Kruger National Park in South Africa, which immediately sends it to the top of the “best wildlife sightings” golf course power rankings. Evidence of that popped up over the weekend, when video surfac
Steve Stricker is more than ready to captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2020 — after all, he nearly got the job in 2016
Editor’s note: Ted Bishop was the 38th president of the PGA of America and selected Tom Watson to be the U.S. Ryder Cup captain in 2014 at Gleneagles. On Wednesday, Steve Stricker will become the first American Ryder Cup captain never to have won a major championship when he is officially selected t
FIRST LOOK: Bridgestone’s e12 Speed and e12 Soft golf balls
Bridgestone’s new three-piece e12 Speed and e12 Soft golf balls fall under the e-Series umbrella, but don’t assume that means they are a true replacement for the e6. With a $30 price point, the e12 features technology typically reserved for tour-level offerings — specifically, a new mantle layer tha
Tiger Woods ran out of gas this week, but make no mistake: Riviera now belongs to him
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Someday you’ll think of this historic Tour event here — the old L.A. Open at Riviera — as Tiger’s tournament. As Bay Hill is to Arnie and the Memorial is to Big Jack, this golfing get-together will belong to Tiger Woods. Maybe, someday, he’ll even get a photo of himself o
Thomas on Genesis loss: 'It will bother me the rest of my life'
MEXICO CITY – When Justin Thomas began the final round of last week’s rain-delayed Genesis Open he was four strokes clear of the field and cruising. Eighteen holes, two three-putts and a four-putt later he was headed south to Mexico following the third runner-up finish of his career.
In defense of J.B. Holmes: Why the PGA Tour’s slow play problem has nothing to do with one guy
Two days after golf’s tastemakers — in the broadcast booth, on social media, and in the media-media — collectively excoriated J.B. Holmes for grinding the Genesis Open’s final nine holes to a near-halt, I submit to you this simple idea: It is not his responsibility to play fast. He has little incent
J.B. Holmes grabbed the co-lead at the Genesis Open, and then his ball disappeared
J.B. Holmes worked his way into a tie for the lead at the Genesis Open, but all of that changed at the 7th hole of the final round. Holmes found the bunker off the tee on the par-4 7th, but his second shot from the sand barely cleared the lip of the bunker, only to get caught in Riviera’s thick kiku
How elevation changes at the WGC-Mexico Championship plays a role in club selection and bag setup
Any golfer will tell you there’s an addictive rush that comes from absolutely nuking a golf ball into the heavens. Assuming your tee shot doesn’t find the hazard stakes, you feel like a pro with a PGA Tour card for a fleeting moment.
The Etiquetteist: What’s the right amount to tip a caddie?
If etiquette questions were adjudicated in the court of public opinion, the gavel would come down against Matt Kuchar, who is widely seen as having stiffed his fill-in caddie after tipping him a reported $2,000 in the wake of his $1.3 million win at the Mayakoba Classic in November.
Yo, Gear Guy! Is there any difference between yellow and white Pro V1s?
Welcome to another edition of Yo, Gear Guy!, an interactive GOLF.com series in which our resident dimplehead (a.k.a., GOLF’s deputy editor of equipment, Mike Chwasky) fields your hard-hitting questions about clubs, fittings, gadgets, bounce, lofts, CG, MOI, and a bunch of other scary acronyms. This
PGA Tour players rejoice decision to allow shorts during practice rounds
The PGA Tour announced on Monday that it will allow players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds effective immediately. As instantaneous as that decision was, the reaction from pros was just as quick.
Slow play on PGA Tour: Problem of policy or implementation?
MEXICO CITY – Pace of play at the game’s top echelon is an issue, again, because social media said so. Armchair rules officials with quick fingers on the stopwatch marched from the electronic woodwork on Sunday as J.B. Holmes inched his way around Riviera Country Club to his fifth PGA Tour victory.
WGC-Mexico field adjusting to life, distances at 8,000 feet above sea level
MEXICO CITY – As Justin Thomas warmed up early Tuesday at the WGC-Mexico Championship he carefully studied each shot. More than perhaps any other week on the PGA Tour, the Mexico stop requires a higher attention to detail because of how much farther the golf ball flies.
Jordan Spieth makes quad, shoots second-highest score of pro career
Jordan Spieth holed out from 14 feet to end his day at the Genesis Open on Sunday at Riviera Country Club, but little went his way before that. Spieth made a quadruple bogey, triple bogey and double bogey en route to signing for a 10-under 81, the 25-year-old’s highest score in relation to par in hi
‘Surreal, awesome and nuts’: For Tiger’s playing partner, Saturday round a dream come true
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — As Peter Malnati and Tiger Woods walked off the 12th tee at Riviera Country Club, Malnati asked the 14-time major winner if he was nervous about playing alongside him and informed Woods he wore a bucket cap to make him look less intimidating.
3 five-second fixes to cure your shanks, putting strike and driving accuracy
Need a couple quick fixes? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here’s three of them to help you play better golf, right now… Forget teeing it high and letting it fly. When you’re halfway through a round and can’t hit a fairway, tee your ball down a little lower and put more weight on your front foot, s
This college’s Augusta National-inspired practice facility is outrageous
If the University of Illinois is not your top choice among golf schools, wait until you see their incredible Augusta National-inspired practice facility. Located on campus right next to the J.G. Demirjian Indoor Golf Practice Facility, the enormous outdoor practice center consists of 56,000 square f
Tony Romo to return to PGA Tour at AT&T Byron Nelson
DALLAS — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and CBS announcer Tony Romo has accepted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, May 9-12, at his home course, Trinity Forest Golf Club.
Report: Augusta National planning tunnel to run underneath Washington Road
Augusta National’s imprint on the city it calls home is only getting bigger. A local news station is reporting that the club is creating a large tunnel underneath the popular Washington Road.