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Tiger Woods to Return to PGA Tour Golf at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods’s long-awaited return to the PGA Tour will begin at home against the smallest field in competitive golf. Woods will play the Hero World Challenge at Albany December 1-4, starting alongside a mere 17 other players. “A lot of players make their homes right there, so it’s a buddy trip to Ti’s house,” quipped one irreverent wag of a golf commentator, and he’s...

U.S. Dominates Sunday Singles, Breezes to Ryder Cup Victory at Hazeltine

Amidst a tumult and shouting that would have impressed even the great Grantland Rice himself, the United States defeated Europe 17-11, winning their first Ryder Cup since 2008. Patrick Reed preened like an NFL linebacker, Phil Mickelson made putts from Duluth, St. Cloud, and Monkato, and Ryan Moore – the last man to make the team – sank the Ryder Cup...

Returning from Injury, Tiger Woods Announces Future Golf Tournament Schedule

As is his custom, using his website, Tiger Woods announced the conclusion of his rehabilitation from microdiscectomy surgery and released his future competitive golf schedule. Woods will play in the Safeway Open in Napa California to open the 2017 PGA Tour season October 13-16. Woods said he also intends to play the Turkish Airlines Open in November and his Tiger...

One and Done? More One-hit Wonders win at PGA Championship Than Other Majors

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – As night falls at Baltusrol and the forest-draped mountain is shrouded by low clouds, the waning crescent moon shines feebly in the overcast sky. Finally, the promised rain came, just a thin shower, but I was too late. Against all predictions, the 2016 PGA Championship finished on time Sunday night. Inside the clubhouse amber lights burn cheerfully...

The Longest Shot – Club Pro Ed Furgol Wins the 1954 U.S. Open at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – —“I didn’t win despite my handicap, but because of it – just as Hogan came back from that automobile accident, and Babe Zaharias came back from a cancer operation. — Ed Furgol after winning The 1954 U.S. Open at Baltusrol At precisely 9 o’clock the sun went down with a last vermillion flash behind old Baltus Mountain, and a wave of...

Stop the Madness! How to Keep Tour Pros From Shooting 20-under and Endless 63s at Majors

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Right on cue, Baltusrol did what it always does at major golf championships – surrender a record low score. Sometimes it’s an immortal that does it – such as Jack Nicklaus or Phil Mickelson. Sometimes, however, it’s a journeyman who comes out of nowhere – Lee Janzen or Thomas Bjorn leap to mind. Each of those four men set either an all-time in...

Players Ready to Roll at Baltusrol, 98th PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – When you look at a map of Baltusrol Country Club, the payout of the golf course resembles a barbell with the left side over-inflated on the bottom. But to the professional golfers assembled here for the last major golf championship of the year, the 98th PGA, it looks more like the plumpest, fattest, juiciest chicken wing this side of Buffalo...

The PGA Championship at Baltusrol – A Haunted Golf Course, but not a Scary One

“Ye friends that weep about my grave Compose your minds to rest Prepare with me for sudden death And be forever blest” That is the chilling epitaph on the forlorn, grey tombstone standing sentinel over wealthy oxen farmer Baltus Roll’s lonely grave in a northern New Jersey Presbyterian burial ground. His was a pioneering family in the region, so they were rumored to...

Sally Jenkins Wins Gold Medal for Body Slamming Corrupt Olympics Cesspool

We’ve said it from day one – golf didn’t need to be in Olympics. This was just a money grab for the networks, the IOC, and the PGA and European Tours. We’ve steadily reported about the terrible format of the tournament, the devastating Zika virus, the filthy water conditions sickening athletes by the dozens, and the security risks. Now Sally...

Bad Day for Golf – USGA President Botches Women’s Open Winner’s Name, Spieth out of Olympics

What a lousy week for professional golf. First boats start floating across fairways at The Greenbriar Resort, forcing cancellation of the PGA Tour event and sending everyone scrambling for rescue and clean-up efforts after a disaster displaced thousands in West Virginia. But then came the embarrassing double whammy that a) Jordan Spieth is pulling out of the Olympics...

Rory McIlroy, Jason Day to Skip Rio Olympics Over Zika Fears

We said this was a terrible idea, and each day we are proved more prophetic. If it’s not fecal matter on the water, savage protests, a recession with people starving in he streets, government corruption to make even Hillary Clinton blush, it’s now a mosquito-borne virus that delivers genetic defects to your kids while slowly decaying your brain and blood...

Future U.S. Open Venues Through 2026

With today’s announcement that Oakmont and Shinnecock Hills will host the 2025 and 2026 U.S. Opens respectively, that fills up all spots available for the next ten years. Here is a list of all future U.S. Open venues through 2026. 2017 – Erin Hills Golf Club, Erin, WI 2018 – Shinnecock Hills Country Club, Southampton, NY 2019 – Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble...

The U.S. Open Comes Back to Oakmonster – Golf’s Toughest Test on Golf’s Toughest Course

—Friends to Jay: “Who’s going to win the U.S. Open this year?” Jay to Friends: “Oakmont, that’s who.”— Of all the major championship venues I’ve seen in my career as a sports writer – and I’ve see everything from Augusta to Pebble and back – Oakmont is my favorite. Cresting the hill of the second fairway, when the great grassy ski slope unfolds before you...