Raining Birdies (and Rain) Early at Merion

IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG DAY at the U.S. Open. The first round teed off on schedule but was suspended at 8:36 a.m. as the first band of a severe storm approached Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Thunder is rumbling overhead as I sit in the media center. Several groupings starting on the … Read more

Is Boo Back?

Boo Weekley REMEMBER BOO WEEKLEY? IT LOOKS LIKE he’s got the sticks working nicely again. While Kevin Streelman went about winning the Tampa Bay Championship, his first PGA Tour victory in 153 starts, Weekley vaulted up the leaderboard with a final-round 63 to finish second. There are a lot of 63s on the tour these … Read more

Boo Weekley Fighting for PGA Tour Card

Boo Weekley (Allison) GOLF CHANNEL’S RANDALL MELL FILED A STORY today on Boo Weekley. The 39-year-old former Ryder Cupper is No. 121 on the PGA Tour money list as he tees it up this week at The McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia. The top 125 earn full playing privileges. Weekley has entered the majority … Read more

Wyndham Championship: My Notes from the Gallery

ON FRIDAY I ATTENDED the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Following are my notes and random thoughts from my day at Sedgefield. • It was brutally hot. You know how some people say, “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity”? On Friday it was the heat AND humidity. Not usually … Read more

2009 Verizon Heritage TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

THE 2009 VERIZON HERITAGE is underway at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Purse: $5.7 million Winner’s share: $990,000 Defending champion: Boo Weekley Inside the field Inside the course 2009 Verizon Heritage Leaderboard TV SCHEDULE Twelve hours of TV coverage are on tap for the 2009 Verizon Heritage. Thu, 4/16: GOLF … Read more

U.S. Ryder Cup Team Drops By Oval Office

DID JIM FURYK ROLL some putts across the presidential seal? Did Boo Weekley tell the president any colorful jokes? Did Phil Mickelson slap one of his patented flop shots from behind the president’s desk? (Actually, Lefty and four other Ryder Cup teammates didn’t make it.) (Image: Clint L/Flickr) U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger, assistant … Read more

2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Takes Shape

Ben Curtis (Mike Davis/Flickr) WE NOW KNOW EIGHT of the 12 members of the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team. The PGA Championship was the cutoff for earning a spot on the team via the points system. The remaining four team members will be captain’s picks. Here are the top eight on points: Phil Mickelson (5,342.500) … Read more

Men in Plaid

Davis Love is a plaid man. (Eddie Honeyfield/Flickr) This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Verizon Heritage played at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Arnold Palmer won the first one in 1969. Boo Weekley is the defending champion. The Plaid Jacket always follows the Green Jacket. The Green Jacket … Read more