VIDEO: European Tour’s ‘The Content Committee’

ANOTHER HUMOROUS VIDEO FROM the European Tour: European Tour Originals presents The Content Committee. Tired of being asked to take part in viral videos by media types, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee. Ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the first Rolex Series … 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

VIDEO: The Awkward Reporter on European Tour

THIS IS FUNNY STUFF. I PROMISE. Golf Channel: “With the cheeky direction of Ryder Cup stars Nicolas Colsaerts and Chris Wood ringing in his ears from a secret location, “reporter” Thomas Gray took to the microphone with global golfing icons such as Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood and Rafa Cabrera Bello, delivering … Read more

Associated Press: ‘Stenson Awards’

IN A TUESDAY GOLF COLUMN, the Associated Press wrote about the “Stenson Awards.” They were  referring to Henrik Stenson, of course, who, as I was reminded, had a phenomenal year. What did 40-year-old Henrik win? European Tour Player of the Year. The Race to Dubai. A silver medal at the Rio Olympics. The Open Championship. … Read more

Win-Win: Hideki Matsuyama Wins, Tiger Woods Plays

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA WON THE HERO WORLD CHALLENGE for his fourth victory in his last five starts. Matsuyama finished at 18 under, and, except for a 73 on Sunday, he made it look easy. “I played very, very well until today,” Matsuyama told Golf Channel. “Today I struggled a little bit.” Henrik Stenson finished second at … Read more

Rose Is Golden in Rio

In July Justin Rose expressed disappointment about Olympic no-shows. MAKING A CLUTCH BIRDIE on the last hole, England’s Justin Rose edged Sweden’s Henrik Stenson to win the gold medal in Rio on Sunday. Joining Rose and silver-winner Stenson on the podium was American Matt Kuchar, who captured the bronze by firing a brilliant 63 on … Read more

Heeeere’s Jimmy!

JIMMY WALKER WON THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP on Sunday by sinking a 3-foot par putt on the final green at Baltusrol Golf Club. A few moments earlier Jason Day sank an eagle putt on the par-5 18th to pull within one stroke of Walker’s lead. It made the 72nd hole more interesting, but Walker, despite an … Read more

Jack Nicklaus: Stenson-Mickelson Eclipses ‘Duel in the Sun’

WHAT DID JACK NICKLAUS THINK of the showdown between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson in the final round of the 145th Open Championship? He shared his thoughts on Facebook. Via Jack Nicklaus on Facebook. “I was fortunate to watch every second of today’s final round of the Open Championship,” the Golden Bear said, “and I … Read more

Henrik Stenson: ‘I Felt Like It Was My Time’

I’VE BEEN WATCHING MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF for a long time, and the final-round duel at Royal Troon between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson was the best I’ve ever seen. Stenson prevailed, of course, shooting an 8-under 63 that included 10 birdies. Winner of the 145th Open Championship with a total of 20-under par, the Swede … Read more

Day Leapfrogs McIlroy After Palmer Triumph

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. Golf news from Brian Keogh’s Irish Golf Desk. JASON DAY SNATCHED THE ARNOLD PALMER Invitational at Bay Hill to take over from … Read more