Are Golf Spectators Becoming Too Rowdy?

Bubba at the noisy 16th hole in 2014. THERE WAS TROUBLE ON THE 17TH hole at the Honda Classic, according to at least two PGA Tour players, Billy Horschel and Sergio Garcia. This wasn’t the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where mammoth crowds and a raucous atmosphere on the 16th hole are part of the deal, … Read more

Golf on TV: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Volvo World Match Play Championship, Greater Hickory Kia Classic, LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship, Hong Kong Open

The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release. Reigning FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel returns for this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. Along with Horschel, Webb Simpson headlines the field as the defending champion after finishing six shots clear of the field last year. On the … Read more

Weary Rory Regrets Not Taking a Week Off

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. Rory RORY MCILROY’S BRILLIANT US SEASON did not get the fairytale finish he’d hope for as … Read more

Golf Digest: Billy Horschel Swing Sequence

BILLY HORSCHEL IS THE HOT PLAYER on the PGA Tour at the moment. The winner of last week’s BMW Championship, Horschel has charged ahead at East Lake Golf Club, where he holds the halfway lead at the season-ending TOUR Championship. Horschel has posted a pair of 66s to stand at 8 under par, two shots … Read more

Billy Horschel Prevails as Playoff Casualties Mount

Billy Horschel BILLY HORSCHEL CAPTURED HIS SECOND PGA Tour win and a measure of redemption at the BMW Championship in Denver. A final-round 69 propelled Horschel to a two-shot victory over Bubba Watson, who closed with a 66. The 27-year-old Floridian moved into second place in the FedEx Cup points race as he heads to … Read more

Youth Serve Notice at AT&T National

By Matthew Wurzburger Ben Kohles TONIGHT THE EYES OF THE BASKETBALL community are focused on Brooklyn, New York, for the 2013 NBA Draft. Draft night belongs to the next wave of talented players entering the league; young players who represent the future of the sport. Earlier today, at Congressional Country Club some 230 miles south … Read more

Not-So-Sweet Merion Produces High Scores

Merion was unkind to Tim Clark on Friday. (© USGA/Michael Cohen) THE CONCERN AT THE BEGINNING of the week, as biblical rains fell in Ardmore, was this: How would poor little Merion fare against the world’s best golfers? One glance at the leaderboard as we await the start of the third round tells the story. Merion … Read more

Billy Ball

Billy Horschel fired a 67 at the U.S. Open. (© USGA/Hunter Martin) BILLY HORSCHEL HIT ALL 18 GREENS in regulation in the second round of the U.S. Open on Friday at Merion Golf Club. Horschel’s impressive ball-striking exhibition resulted in a 3-under 67, tying him with Phil Mickelson for low round of the championship. Horschel’s 36-hole … Read more

McIlroy and Woods Trade Jabs and Match Scores

Rory McIlroy on Friday at Merion Golf Club. (© USGA/Joel Kowsky) THEIR DAY BEGAN EARLY. RORY MCILROY and Tiger Woods resumed their first round at 7:13 a.m. on Friday and both finished with a 3-over 73 on Merion’s East Course. A short while later, along with Masters champion Adam Scott, they were on the tricky layout … Read more

Billy Horschel Wins Battle of New Orleans

Billy Horschel BILLY HORSCHEL CLAIMED HIS FIRST PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Horschel, who has come close this season, broke through by firing a final-round 64, which tied the course record. It included a clutch 27-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole to beat D.A. Points by a … Read more