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Moving Day Sputters, Periera Overtakes Zalatoris at 2022 PGA Championship

Chilean golfer Guillermo Pereira, Jr. – “Mito” as he likes to be called – took a three stroke lead at the 104th PGA Championship at Southern Hills on Saturday with a 1-under 69. He stands at 9-under for the tournament. Starting one shot behind and paired with leader Will Zalatoris in the final group, he seized the lead with a birdie on the second hole and held it the...

Rory Roars to First Round 65 at Southern Hills

Rory McIlroy charged out of the gate at the 2022 PGA Champion like his thoroughbred days of old, carding seven birdies en route to an opening round of 5-under 65 for a one shot lead over Will Zalatoris and John Hoge. 2017 PGA Champion Justin Thomas shot a 3-under 67 and is two shots back, along with Abraham Ancer and Matt Kuchar. Starting on the back nine, McIlroy...

The Zen of Collin Morikawa at the PGA Championship

Watch out for the wunderkind…again. Collin Morikawa may have the best attitude of any of the reigning PGA Tour superstars. Here’s a kid – and I choose that word with precision, because 25 is still remarkably young for anyone, and because of the youthful exuberance Morikawa in particular exudes – here’s a kid who won the PGA Championship in his first appearance in...

Maxing Out – Gil Hanse Restoration Both Highlights and Modernizes Original Design at Southern Hills

The Southern Hills Country Club that the touring professional golfers will face in the 2022 PGA Championship will bear only a passing resemblance to the 2007 Southern Hills systematically dismantled by Tiger Woods as he won his 13th major and his fourth Wanamaker Trophy. Happily, Southern Hills will appear far more similar to its origins in 1935-36 when Golden Age...

Green Reading Books Banned by New USGA Model Local Rule

The USGA has just passed a new local rule that will allegedly only affect those playing in high level professional and amateur tournaments:  no more using green reading books to teach you the break. Go figure it out yourself. From the USGA press release: “Golf’s governing bodies have made available a Model Local Rule (MLR) to further limit the use of Green...

Youth is Served, Morikawa Claims 2021 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s

Fresh-faced recent college grads that play video games, eat hamburgers every day, don’t have a sense of golf history, and never played links golf in their life aren’t supposed to be taking home ancient championships with silver encrusted trophies that have names, but damn “paying your dues” and “learning how to win,” just point Collin Morikawa to the winner’s circle...

Clash of Major Champions Looms at 2021 Open Championship Final Round

With England under the inept tutelage of a weak king, Edward VI, the only legitimate son of Henry VIII, in 1457 a French raiding party made its way to Kent and burned much of the city of Sandwich to the ground. What was left was pillaged under the orders of the Marshal of France, one Pierre De Breze. During the carnage, the Mayor of Sandwich was murdered. Ever since...

Top Reasons to Watch the Open Championship this Morning

Top Reasons to Watch the Open Championship this Morning GOLF FOR BREAKFAST Don’t you just love it? Wake up to the greatest golf tournament in the world. The heck with playing; it’s high summer, there’s plenty of time for 18 holes after the Open is over. Think of this weekend as golf’s proper rejoinder to breakfast at Wimbledon. And speaking of such… STRAWBERRIES AND...

Oosthuizen Leads, Morikawa, Spieth, and DJ Lurk as 149th Open Championship Reaches Halfway Mark

Louis Oosthuizen fired a scintillating 65 in the second round of the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Club to post 11-under 129 and take a two shot lead over 2020 PGA Champion Collin Morikawa and three strokes over three-time major champion Jordan Spieth. Oosthuizen also set a new Open Championshjip record for the lowest opening 36 holes. A group...

Bogey-free 6-under 64 has Louis Oosthuizen Atop Open Championship Leaderboard at Royal St. George’s

He said he was over the disappointment of the U.S. Open, and then he proved it with his golf clubs. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 Open Champion, fired a sparkling, blemish-free, 6-under 64 to lead the first round of the 149th Open Championship golf tournament at Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Americans Jordan Spieth (the 2017 Open Champion at Royal Birkdale)...

Timeless Royal St. George’s Hosts Resurrection Open Championship

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Open Championship, the de facto world championship of golf, returns for its 149th iteration in the grandest of English traditions. The setting is the sparkling white cliffs of Dover, the ancient, storied town of Sandwich, and the hurly-burly gnarled mounds and frightful bunkers of Royal St. George’s...

Spanish Lullaby – Jon Rahm Wins 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

Jon Rahm, who has endured genuine heartache through the Coronavirus pandemic both on and off the golf course found solace, synchronicity, and redemption in the unlikeliest of places – the crucible of U.S. Open golf championship. Rahm became the first Spaniard to win the U.S. Open after firing a scintillating 4-under 67 to edge South Africa’s starcrossed Louis...

Puzzling Stranger, Promising Young Gun Lead U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

At a U.S. Open where PGA Tour uber-stars and wily veterans were expected to have an advantage a puzzling stranger and a promising young gun hold the lead after 36 holes at 5-under. England’s Richard Bland, obscure even in his own country, fired a dazzling 67, balancing seven birdies against three bogeys, while American Russell Henley, the first round co-leader...