Chris Keane Sean Knapp holding the trophy after winning the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane) MINNEAPOLIS – Just moments before his victory in the 63rd U.S. Senior Amateur Thursday morning at the Minikahda Club, Sean Knapp was in tears. Having reached his first final in a USGA
Tiger Woods has made plenty of headlines this summer, and few of them have been positive. But recently, there have been signs that the 14-time major champ is in much better shape than the night he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. RELATED: Tiger Woods to begin latest ‘comeback’ at Presidents Cup,
Three years ago, Hunter Mahan headed to TPC Boston and the then Deutsche Bank Championship at a high point in his career. Days before, against a field that included Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and a rookie by the name of Jordan Spieth, Mahan—the only player at Ridgewood Country Club to have played in
The new Titleist 818 hybrids remind golfers that when you’re talking about clubs that are used primarily to hit targets distance cannot be an amorphous goal in and of itself. Rather, these clubs are best when distance is specific and functionality is paramount. The upgrade from the Titleist 816 hybrids of two years ago, the
Earlier this week Tim Rosaforte reported on Hurricane Harvey’s effect on Houston’s golf community, which boasts a heavy PGA Tour presence. One of the featured players, Chris Stroud, has seen his property transformed into a shelter for his neighborhood, housing 20 people who have been displaced by the massive flooding. Stroud, a journeyman who won
Of all the buzz-worthy conversations in golf this year, women’s golf apparel was one of the more unexpected. It began when we wrote about the LPGA’s updated dress code that cracked down on racerback tank tops, leggings, joggers, and skirt length: “Length of skirt, skort, and shorts must be long enough to not see your
It’s funny, but for a guy whose legacy has been forged as one of golf’s premier golf instructors, Jim McLean is occasionally cautious of golf instruction. Specifically, McLean is leery of overburdening young golfers with too much information at an age when plenty of golf can come through instinct. McLean, who was third on Golf
NORTON, Mass. — What exactly does the word “Playoffs” in FedEx Cup Playoffs mean? It depends whom you ask. “If you’re going to have playoffs,” William McGirt told me recently, “then make it where there’s more volatility. Why would you reward a guy for letting that guy sit at home and take the week off?”
Driving the ball longer makes golf a lot more fun, thanks to shorter approach shots, easier pars and bragging rights with your buddies. Plus, who doesn’t love giving the ball a good, healthy rip? But power is elusive; sometimes the harder you try, the shorter you hit it. In this video series, PGA Tour instructor
“Totally under water,” is how my conversation with Robin Burke started Monday afternoon. The wife of two-time major champion Jackie Burke was my eyes and ears to the devastation unfolding in Houston, describing what the golf community at historic Champions Golf Club was doing in the on-going aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and what many were
The golf ball that’s become a bit of a cult favorite, the Truvis version of Callaway’s Chrome Soft, now has a charitable mission behind its soccer-ball pattern. The Truvis golf ball, which features colored pentagons arranged in a pattern designed to improve visibility and concentration, will be offered with green pentagons. The green pentagons are
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Ernie Els was named the winner of the 2017 Heisman Humanitarian Award at Liberty National on Tuesday for the work of his foundation, Els for Autism. The four-time major winner will join the likes of Joey Cheek, Jeff Gordon, and Mia Hamm as the 12th recipient of the award. “I’m a
Dustin Johnson won the Northern Trust in dramatic fashion while wearing the next generation of Adidas TOUR360 Boost shoes. It was the first time DJ wore the shoe and we have a feeling he’ll stick with it for the foreseeable future. Chris Condon The current TOUR360 kicks are on sale for $170. Adidas will release
Dustin Johnson didn’t have the major championship season he wanted, but he made it clear he thinks a FedEx Cup would look nice on his mantel with a final-round 66 and playoff win at the Northern Trust. Johnson used both power and touch to catch Jordan Spieth — power in the form of routine 330-yard
Golf courses in the greater Houston area, albeit the least of concerns there, nonetheless have been inundated with flooding that will contribute to the devastating economic impact the region will experience in the weeks and months ahead. The extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey won’t be understood for awhile and is likely to
The new TFi 2135 Satin collection of putters builds on the alignment ideas established by the TFi 2135 putters when they debuted two years ago. The TFi 2135 took alignment a step further by elevating the putter’s sightline in line with the middle of the ball. Now, the TFi 2135 Satin putters take off-center hit
On the Tuesday of U.S. Open week, I was with my short-game coach, Pete Cowen. He pulled me aside and said he wouldn’t work with me until we talked. That’s when he told me there was no way I could win the way I was going about things. It was harsh, but I’m the type
The final round of the final regular-season event on the Web.com Tour had all angst and agita you’d expect when PGA Tour cards are on the line, even if the final results didn’t necessarily reflect it. As it turned out, the top 25 on the Web.com money list entering the WinCo Foods Portland Open were
Michael Cohen Jerry Kelly, who won the Boeing Classic on Sunday, shown here at the American Family Insurance Championship earlier this year. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images) Jerry Kelly was a moderately successful PGA Tour player better known as a tour leader in body English. His gyrations were on full display in the Boeing Classic,
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Coming into the FedEx Cup Playoffs, it felt like Dustin Johnson was flying a bit under the radar, if that’s possible for the player ranked No. 1 in the world. Even entering the final round of The Northern Trust, down three strokes to Jordan Spieth, Johnson was lurking in the shadows,
Dustin Johnson could nominate a lot of clubs as being the one that proved key to his victory in The Northern Trust. The new TaylorMade TP Juno putter that he put in the bag this week and converted a must-make 19-footer for par at the last to force overtime with Jordan Spieth would be a
To pick these holes of fame, we opted to stay within a 50-mile radius of our offices in the World Trade Center. Like any good All-Star team, we couldn’t have just pitchers and catchers, so we picked our favorite first hole, our favorite second and so on, but no more than one hole per course.
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Jordan Spieth didn’t get out to a vintage start on Thursday at The Northern Trust, sitting five back after an opening round one-under 69. Much like in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Spieth flipped the switch, playing the next 36 holes in 11 under, including Saturday’s six-under 64 at Glen
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. – It’s not often professional golfers suffer injuries that force them to fall to the ground in pain, but that’s what happened to Lucas Glover during his third round at The Northern Trust on Saturday. With the ball above his feet on a side slope in Glen Oaks Club’s 18th fairway, Glover
In the summer, NCAA golf champions can bask in the glory of their recent success. And the University of Oklahoma men’s golf team was able to do just that, enjoying the new best friend they made last May at Rich Harvest Farms when the Sooners defeated 2016 champs Oregon in the final match. https://twitter.com/OUgolfHYBL/status/893116703810494465 https://twitter.com/OU_Athletics/status/897224650962370563
In the borough of Queens, in the shadow of Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the U.S. Open tennis championship is played, sits Flushing Meadows Pitch & Putt, a fun, gritty little 18-hole par-3 course that exemplifies the unique urban appeal of public golf in New York City.
It’s rare when a leader board shapes up exactly how a golf fan wants it to, but that’s exactly what’s happened through 36 holes at The Northern Trust, the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler lead the way at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, N.Y., tied
Tiger Woods has made headlines for a variety of things not related to golf the past few months, but that will change in September, says friend Steve Stricker. On Thursday, the Presidents Cup captain told Golf Channel that the 14-time major champ will be at Liberty National for the biennial event as an assistant captain.
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Ever since Dustin Johnson’s stumble down a staircase and subsequent withdrawal from the Masters, we’ve seen glimpses of his pre-April self. Brief flashes of the guy who won three straight times, took over the No. 1 ranking in the world and did it with ease. On Thursday at The Northern Trust,
TEE SHOTSYou’re facing the most important drive of the round—or maybe your life—and you gotta find the fairway. What do you do? Here’s what you don’t do: Don’t make a short, wristy swing and try to steer it in play. I’ve seen a lot of golfers suddenly change their driver swing when the pressure’s on.