JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Nick Price was a mixture of hope and helplessness Friday night after the International team he captains went down 8- 2 in the Presidents Cup. Hope because only a third of the matches have been played, with 20 points still available toward the 15½ needed to win the cup. Price, a
With the Presidents Cup taking place at Liberty National this week, and Sam Saunders joining the 59 club at the Web.com Tour Finals, it was difficult to keep up with everything in the golf world. But the ladies are playing a golf tournament as well, all the way in Auckland, New Zealand. The field at
A lot of my improvement as a PGA Tour rookie has come from observation, followed by trial-and-error sessions in which I work something new into my game. It was this process that was key to my first tour victory this year at Torrey Pines. Like a lot of young power players, I had a preference
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Spring Break boys of Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler have lit up Liberty National like it’s Baker’s Bay, cruising to a 6-and-4 win in their opening match on Thursday, and then leading comfortably for most of their Friday four-ball session before closing out the International side’s top duo, Louis Oosthuizen
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — It’s a stat that’s hard to ignore: Nine times in the 11 prior editions of the Presidents Cup, the side that’s won the opening session has gone on to win the giant golden goblet. No doubt, U.S. captain Steve Stricker and International captain Nick Price were well aware just how important
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Twenty of the world’s best golfers played in the opening foursomes matches of the 2017 Presidents Cup, but it was a threesome of former U.S. Presidents who were the day’s biggest stars. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton were in attendance, giving the biennial event an extra jolt in
If you were wondering why PXG might have failed to win its request for a temporary restraining order banning the sale of TaylorMade’s P790 irons, there are some powerful—and sort of funny—words from TaylorMade’s recently released legal filings from last week that not surprisingly make the case the P790 irons do anything but infringe on
TaylorMade’s new TP Red putter line is hoping it gets the same boost to success when its top staff players first began putting with a distinctive red model back in May of 2016. Led by Jason Day’s rise to No. 1 while using a Spider Tour mallet modeled after the coloring on the redback spider
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The 2017 Presidents Cup is officially underway at Liberty National Golf Club with the International and American teams squaring off for the 12th time since 1994. The Americans own a 9-1-1 record in the biennial matches, but the last playing of this event was quite close — with Bill Haas clinching
You’re going to see a lot of red, white and blue at the 2017 Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club this week, but Rickie Fowler’s patriotic shoes are going to stand out against it all. The inspiration behind Rickie’s Puma Golf Ignite hi-top and low-top golf shoes? The American flag, of course, but also
Remember that legal beef between Costco and Titleist over the cult-favorite Kirkland Signature ball? It might not end until March 2019. While Costco’s Kirkland Signature ball had limited availability on two separate occasions in late 2016 and early 2017, and hasn’t really been seen since the spring, the two companies continue to battle in U.S.
The Presidents Cup gets underway this week at Liberty National, a former landfill in Jersey City, N.J., that features views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. It’s the 12th edition of the team match-play event between the United States and an International team, which is made up of players from the rest of
JERSEY CITY, N.J.—“How do you fix the Presidents Cup?” It’s such a common refrain that it’s become a de facto tradition for the biennial event. Though the years change, the complaints remain the same. It lacks the spirit of the Ryder Cup. The competition is nonexistent. There’s no history, the players don’t care, and—perhaps the
NEW YORK — The four living members of the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2017 took disparate paths to arrive at the same destination. Davis Love III was the son of golf professional seemingly born to play the game. Ian Woosnam used his powerful swing, and demeanor, to will himself to greatness. Lorena
Jared C. Tilton Peter Malnati. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) Last Sunday, while the PGA Tour was getting ready to wrap up its season, Peter Malnati, a 30-year-old journeyman pro who has bounced between the big tour and its minor-league little brother, the Web.com Tour, broke golf’s silence, becoming the first player to openly
JERSEY CITY, N.J.—There are certain luminaries, be they musicians, politicians, comedians and yes, athletes, who emit a distinct aura, their cultural transcendence so great the light never dims, no matter the regularity of appearance. In golf, no one radiates this like Tiger Woods. Which is funny, because this year, perhaps more than any other, made
You can confirm what you’re doing (or should be doing) with your golf swing using technology such as a TrackMan radar or a BodiTrack pressure mapping system. But you don’t need those devices to make a bunch of useful adjustments from the types of data they gather. Here we’re going to talk about some of
When you scroll down and see Brooke Henderson’s driver swing, you’ll probably think If I tried that, I’d be in the hospital. Knowing the physical limitations of the typical amateur golfer, we won’t disagree. But even if copying her physicality isn’t realistic, her mental approach to driving is worth considering. “I’m not technical at all.
The hardest clubs to design in golf? You’re looking at them. These irons have the classic compact shape that better players prefer, but with technology for forgiveness (multiple materials) and distance (thin-face inserts) that make them playable for the rest of us. This marriage of old and new technology has caught the attention of the
The putter has been perceived as equipment’s technological holdout. For years, golfers were reluctant to embrace innovation in the club they used most. That has changed. Physics give mallets an advantage over blade-style putters in forgiveness, stability and alignment, and tour pros have made them cool. More than half of the top 50 players in
Xander Schauffele wasn’t the most famous player at the Tour Championship, and he wasn’t the biggest. But after shooting 65-68 on the weekend at East Lake, the 5-foot-10 165-pounder took home the tournament win and $3.5 million. Like the guy who ended up winning the FedEx Cup, Schauffele produces lots of power from a small
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Given the proximity to New York City and the past land use on the site where Liberty National Golf Club was constructed, the site of this week’s Presidents Cup is a fairly unique setting to host a big-time golf event. This is a golf club built unlike most others, as these
JERSEY CITY—Liberty National is the site of this year’s Presidents Cup. But on Monday, the big news centered on the event’s next host, Royal Melbourne. More precisely, when the contest will be held. Although Melbourne was named the venue in 2015, officials announced that the biennial celebration will be moved to December. Though the Presidents
I Think… Nick Price need not worry about Hideki Matsuyama, as if he was. The Matsuyama that led the FedEx Cup in points during the regular season in no way resembled the Matsuyama of the playoffs—with exception of the five birdies he made in his final nine holes at the Tour Championship on Sunday. While
We’ve all been there: You’re playing with a couple of really big bombers, and you’re trying to keep up. After they blow it way by you on a couple of holes, you start swinging harder to pick up extra yards. But the harder you go after it, the shorter your tee shots go. What gives?
Being a great putter doesn’t mean you’re rolling in bombs all day. Sure, that would be nice, but quality putting is about distance control from long range and precise aim on the short ones. From inside five feet, the biggest problem I see is a careless routine. It drives me crazy when golfers step up
Down the stretch on Sunday at the PGA Championship, there were a lot of big moments. The putt that hovered on the lip before falling at 10, the chip-in on 13; you can’t win a tournament with one swing. That being said, there was one that stands out. On the tee at No. 17 with
ATLANTA — While Xander Schauffele was on his way to becoming the first rookie to win the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday at East Lake, the algorithmists back in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., were hard at work telling us who might win the FedEx Cup and the $10 million that goes with it.
Kent Horner Bernhard Langer, shown here on the 18th fairway on Saturday at Pebble Beach.. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images) Sixty is not the new 50, but neither is it necessarily a number associated with decline, as Bernhard Langer has proved once more. Langer, who turned 60 a month ago, added a fifth victory on
The 17-hour journey home from South Korea following the 2015 Presidents Cup wasn’t as long as one might imagine for Nick Price. The International team captain kept thinking back to the 1983 Ryder Cup, when the Europeans turned the tide of American domination with an incredibly hard-fought one-point loss at PGA National against a U.S.