Masters Champion Dustin Johnson: ‘I Dream of Winning a Lot of Majors’

IT’S HARD TO WIN A MAJOR, even when you’re as talented as world No. 1 Dustin Johnson. And especially when the major is the Masters, the one Dustin wanted the most. On Sunday, Johnson finally got a monkey off his back and a Green Jacket draped over his broad shoulders. Going into the final round … Read more

Tiger Woods at the Masters: ‘I Can Walk All Day. The Hard Part Is Bending and Twisting’

Embed from Getty ImagesTIGER WOODS’ REIGN AS DEFENDING Masters champion will end on Sunday when he slips the Green Jacket over the shoulders of … ? On Saturday night, it sure looks like it will be Dustin Johnson, who shot a 65 on moving day to open up a 4-shot lead on three talented non-major … Read more

Golfworld: ‘The Critical Ways Augusta Will Play Differently in November Versus April’

Embed from Getty Images THE 2020 MASTERS BEGINS IN A WEEK. How will Augusta National Golf Club play in November? Golfworld’s Derek Duncan wrote about “a tale of two seasons.” Here’s a snippet: The most fundamental question will be: How will Augusta’s notoriously fast greens play compared to a normal springtime Masters? The answer, barring an extreme … Read more

Heavenly Conversations: Bobby Jones Comforts Byron Nelson

Embed from Getty Images This week’s PGA Tour event got me thinking about golf great Byron Nelson. So I searched this blog for all the Nelson articles. What follows is from April 2007. “I’M DISAPPOINTED IN MY TOURNAMENT, Bobby. It wasn’t the same this year.”“I know how you feel, Byron. It’s hard when all that’s … Read more

Palmer and Woods Announce Book Plans

ARNOLD PALMER AND TIGER WOODS have more to say. And both plan to share more about golf and life in their new books. Arnold at Golf Channel. Arnold’s new memoir will be called A Life Well Played: My Stories. It will publish on October 25. “Though I have written a number of books in the … Read more

VIDEO: Interview With Masters Champion Danny Willett

BEFORE MOVING ON FROM THE 2016 MASTERS, here’s a Golf Channel interview with the newest owner of a Green Jacket, Danny Willett. A lot of you are Jordan Spieth fans, and for good reason. Nonetheless, I think you might enjoy Willett’s chat with Todd Lewis. He sums up Sunday at the Masters extremely well, including … Read more

VIDEO: ‘My First Time at Augusta National’

IT’S MASTERS WEEK. THIS VIDEO helps set the mood. Mark Wahlberg, Wayne Gretzky, PGA Tour players Geoff Ogilvy, Jerry Kelly and Patrick Reed, and sportscaster Jim Nantz reminisce about their first trip to Augusta National, including what makes it the most revered venue in golf. I especially liked how Kelly described it.

Day Leapfrogs McIlroy After Palmer Triumph

By Brian Keogh Brian Keogh is a golf correspondent for The Irish Sun and a contributor to The Irish Times, Golf Digest Ireland and other golf publications. The following excerpt from Brian’s Irish Golf Desk is used with permission. Golf news from Brian Keogh’s Irish Golf Desk. JASON DAY SNATCHED THE ARNOLD PALMER Invitational at Bay Hill to take over from … Read more

Slaying the Dragon of Golf Snobbery

By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. LAST YEAR THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT Golf Club of St. Andrews allowed women to join for the first time in its 262-year history. Not only that, but since 2012 women are accepted as members of Augusta National, even African-Americans! Yes, times are changin’ in clubs. … Read more

Babineau’s 2015 Recap and Golf Shot of the Year

GOLFWEEK’S JEFF BABINEAU HAS COVERED THE SPORT for three decades. On Saturday, in his “My Year in Golf” column, Babineau was “trying to recall a year as complete from start to finish as this one. It never let us down. “It. Just. Kept. On. Delivering.” I’ve been watching golf just as long, and it’s hard to … Read more