Flashback Friday: ‘First-Tee Jitters’

This one is from the archives. In fact, the below verbiage is the first entry of what was originally called “The Armchair Golfer,” this golf blog, which shortly after became ARMCHAIR GOLF BLOG. (But I continued to call myself The Armchair Golfer.) I wrote this first post on September 28, 2005. An early logo. Well, … Read more

Back Story: Tiger Not Only One Hurting

By John Christensen Copyright © 2014 John Christensen. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Tiger Woods (Allison) TIGER WOODS MAY RECOVER FROM his back injury and play more Masters, and he might even win more majors. But another important story after his recent surgery—the back story, if you will—is that Tiger’s not the only one … Read more

Golf on TV: Arnold Palmer Invitational and Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

By Golf Channel News (The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.) Golf Channel and NBC Sports will provide 23 combined hours of live tournament coverage of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard this week from Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla. The Champions Tour heads south … Read more

Another Toshiba for Fred Couples

FRED COUPLES FINISHED BIRDIE-BIRDIE on Sunday to win the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, by a shot. Bernhard Langer missed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th green that would have forced a playoff. Joining Langer in second place were Steve Pate and Colin Montgomerie, who fired a 62 on the final 18. “I … Read more

Golf on TV: Valspar Championship, Trophee Hassan II, Toshiba Classic

By Golf Channel News (The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.) Golf Channel and NBC Sports will provide 20 hours of live TV coverage of the Valspar Championship this week from Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club outside of Tampa, Fla. The European Tour is in Morocco this week for … Read more

New York Times: Captains ‘Whiffed’ at Presidents Cup

IN AN ODD WEEK THAT INCLUDED a squirrel named Sammy, buckets of rain and a speedy female streaker, the United States won its fifth straight Presidents Cup, fending off the Internationals by the score of 18.5 to 15.5. World No. 1 Tiger Woods secured the deciding point by beating Richard Sterne 1-up. The International team … Read more

2013 Presidents Cup Teams Set

THE TEAMS FOR THE 2013 PRESIDENTS CUP have been finalized. U.S. Captain Fred Couples added youth with his two captain’s picks, selecting Webb Simpson and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, the youngest player to make the U.S. squad in the history of the event. “I feel like [Spieth] is one of our top players,” Couples said, “even … Read more

Rocco Mediate: ‘I Liked It When I Saw It’

ROCCO MEDIATE FIRED 63, 64 AND 64 to win the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic by seven strokes. Mediate’s 191 total tied a Champions Tour record for a 54-hole event. It was Mediate’s second win in 17 starts on the 50-and-over circuit. I guess you’d say he liked the Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, which … Read more

2013 Senior British Open TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

THE 2013 SENIOR BRITISH OPEN is under way at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Gene Sauers leads after shooting a 3-under 67. Only 10 players broke 70 in the opening round. Defending champion Fred Couples carded a 74. Defending champion Fred Couples shot 74 at Royal Birkdale. (Bill Spruce) Purse: $2 million Winner’s … Read more