PGA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Patrick Cantlay Wins FedEx Cup and $15 Million

PATRICK CANTLAY WON THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP and FedEx Cup on Sunday. It was his sixth victory on the PGA Tour. Jon Rahm finished runner-up at East Lake. As the FedEx Cup leader coming into the week, Cantlay was spotted at least a two-stroke advantage on the field at the season-ending event. He needed it to … Read more

Patrick Cantlay on the Putts That Won the BMW Championship: ‘I Needed All of Them’

NO, IT WASN’T A MAJOR, but yesterday’s duel between Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau at the BMW Championship had major-like implications. Cantlay emerged victorious after a six-hole sudden-death playoff at Caves Valley. It was a master class in pressure putting. I could sit here for a long time trying to remember someone who putted as … Read more

The Beauty of Golf: When Shane’s Captain’s Prize Equals Rory’s FedEx Cup

Embed from Getty Images By Michael Kilcourse Guest contributor Michael Kilcourse is a member of Castlebar Golf Club in Co. Mayo, Ireland. SO RORY MCILROY, THE SUPERSTAR, wins $15 million and caps off what was a very consistent year of golf. I wonder, though, if you could get him to tell you the absolute truth about how … Read more

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Rory McIlroy Takes It to Brooks Koepka and Elite Field to Win Second FedEx Cup

RORY MCILROY REMINDED US of his greatness when all the cylinders are firing, as they were at East Lake Golf Club on Sunday in the FedEx Cup finale. Even World No. 1 Brooks Koepka admitted he gets caught up watching Rory when the Northern Irishman is on a tear. From my vantage point on the … Read more

MORNING READ: ‘It’s Koepka’s World, and Players Know It’

WRITING FOR MORNING READ, veteran golf scribe Mike Purkey says “not since Tiger Woods was at his peak has there been this clear of a delineation – both in world-ranking points and nearly everyone’s perception – between the best player in the world and everyone else.” Purkey explains why Koepka has a clear path to the … Read more

VIDEO: Tiger Woods Wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour Title; Justin Rose Claims FedEx Cup

HE DID IT. TIGER WOODS WON the season-ending Tour Championship in a fairy tale comeback that virtually no one expected, including him. It was his first victory since 2013. Woods now has 80 victories on the PGA Tour, just two short of the record set by golf legend Sam Snead. “I loved every bit of … Read more

Looping (Conclusion): Pro Caddie Pay and Caddie’s Role as a ‘Safe Harbor’

Embed from Getty Images Caddie Mark Fulcher with Justin Rose, back-to-back winner of the WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open. Following is the final installment in John Coyne’s caddie series. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. THE ECONOMICS OF CADDIE PAY, as well … Read more

BMW Championship To Be Played at Wrigley Field

The curse is over. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. As a tip of the cap to the Cubs, I bring you this spoof from the archives. IN A LAST-MINUTE SURPRISE that caught virtually every player off guard except Dustin Johnson, the 2011 BMW Championship, the third leg … Read more

Rory McIlroy Roars at East Lake

RORY MCILROY DEFEATED RYAN MOORE on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the 2016 Tour Championship. And it was dramatic. The Northern Irishman holed out his second shot on the par-4 16th hole for an eagle, climbing the leaderboard and crashing the playoff. “It was incredible,” McIlroy told Golf Channel’s Steve Sands. … Read more

2016 TOUR Championship TV Schedule and Broadcast Notes

By Golf Channel Communications The PGA TOUR season will culminate at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta, with each of the top-5 players in the current FedEx Cup standings guaranteed to claim the FedEx Cup and accompanying $10 million bonus with a victory this week. NBC Sports Group will provide more than 20 hours of live … Read more