Alberstadt: ‘Is Driver Off the Deck a Good Idea?’

IN A PLAYOFF AT THE FRYS.COM OPEN, Kevin Na faced a long second shot at the par-5 18th. His club choice was driver. Na explained that he hits driver off the deck all the time, including five or six of them during the Open. But the last one didn’t come off. Wrote Ben Alberstadt … Read more

Golf on TV: Open, San Antonio Championship, LPGA KEB–HanaBank Championship, Portugal Masters

The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release. PGA TOUR The PGA TOUR will kick off its 2015-16 season this week with the Open in Napa, Calif., the first of 47 regular season events leading up to the 2016 FedExCup Playoffs next August. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy headlines … Read more

Aussie Steven Bowditch Likes Texas

STEVEN BOWDITCH IS AUSTRALIAN, BUT TEXAS is his adopted home and it’s working out pretty well for him. Bowditch lives in Dallas, he got married at the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas where they play the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, and yesterday he won the Byron Nelson for his second PGA Tour title. Steven Bowditch … Read more

PGA Tour Drives of More Than 400 Yards

Shawn Stefani AT LAST WEEK’S FRYS.COM OPEN, Shawn Stefani hit a 401-yard drive on a 410-yard hole. There was a caveat: Stefani’s smash was a cart-path-aided drive. “There’s no way I could have hit one of those without the help of concrete,” Stefani told Another thing: “I made par,” Stefani commented. “So it is what … Read more

Limited-Edition Putter Helps Bae Win Open

SANG-MOON BAE RECENTLY SWITCHED PUTTERS while working on his game in Japan. The new flatstick was an expensive Odyssey model, but he did get Frys with it. (That was a sorry joke. My apologies.)’s Brendan Mohler reported: Bae started using a limited edition Odyssey Damascus Grand Putter while practicing in Japan during his off … Read more

Matt Kuchar: Give Us a Break

THE NFL IS IN WEEK SIX. During the current NFL season, the PGA Tour has completed a season and started a season. Take that, NFL. Matt Kuchar (Allison) Yes, I’m being silly. There have been several quips about the PGA Tour’s new season and wraparound approach. The 2014-15 season teed off on Thursday with the … Read more

Golf on TV: Open, SAS Championship, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Portugal Masters

The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release. The 2014-15 PGA TOUR season gets under way this week with the Open. Jimmy Walker defends his 2013 title, the first of three victories on the PGA TOUR last season. The Champions Tour stages the first of two consecutive events in … Read more

Jimmy Time at Pebble Beach

AFTER GOING 0 FOR 187, JIMMY WALKER has won three of his last eight starts on the PGA Tour. On Sunday Walker frittered away a six-shot lead before holing a bumpy five-foot par putt on the final green for a one-shot victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. People say it’s hard playing with … Read more

Jimmy Walker: ‘I’ve Always Felt Like I Belonged’

JIMMY WALKER, A GUY WHO NEEDED 188 events to record his first PGA Tour win at the Open last fall, has now grabbed his second win in six starts. Walker carded seven birdies at Waialae Country Club en route to a final-round 63 and a one-shot victory over Chris Kirk at the Sony Open … Read more

Golf on TV: Nick Faldo Makes Champions Tour Debut

By Golf Channel News Following is the tournament lineup and TV schedule for this week. FRYS.COM OPEN (PGA TOUR) Dates: October 10-13 Venue: CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Calif. Golf Channel Airtimes (Eastern): Thursday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay) Friday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Replay) Saturday 5-8 p.m. (Live) / 8:30-11:30 … Read more