Remembering Tom Weiskopf: How Did That Final Putt at the 1975 Masters Miss? And More

I WILL REMEMBER TOM WEISKOPF like many others: supremely talented with a beautiful golf swing. A nearly great PGA Tour player and Open champion also seen as an underachiever. Back in the 1970s it was unusual to see a man of Weiskopf’s size (6 foot 3 inches) exhibit such an impressive combination of power and … Read more

USGA History Makers: The Final Round of the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont and Johnny Miller’s 63

I ran across this and other historical golf films on the USGA app included with my new Roku TV. You can also find them on YouTube. It’s hard to believe how grainy and primitive the coverage was nearly 50 years ago. I don’t remember it that way. I watched this and other major championships during … Read more

Paul Azinger on Replacing Johnny Miller: ‘I’m Just Going to Be Me. It’s Got Me This Far, Right?’

IT’S OFFICIAL. PAUL AZINGER WAS NAMED as the lead golf analyst who will follow Johnny Miller at NBC. Azinger is going to be busy in 2019. He will work the Masters for the BBC, the U.S. Opens for FOX, and the NBC golf telecasts beginning with the WGC-Mexico Championship in late February. Azinger recently talked … Read more

Lead Golf Analyst Johnny Miller to Retire from NBC Broadcast Booth in Early 2019

Johnny Miller’s NBC debut at the 1990 Bob Hope Classic. — Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) October 16, 2018 LEAD GOLF ANALYST JOHNNY MILLER WILL RETIRE from NBC Sports in January 2019. Miller’s last event will be the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  In a statement to Golf Channel, Miller said: “The call for being there for … Read more

New Film ‘Summer of ’76’ Featuring Johnny Miller and Seve Ballesteros Is Coming to Golf Channel on July 18

JOHNNY MILLER. A KID NAMED SEVE. ROYAL BIRKDALE. If you love golf history, this will be good stuff. Made by Golf Channel, the “Summer of ’76” will premiere on Tuesday, July 18, to coincide with Open week. From Golf Channel (edited): In July of 1976, America celebrated it’s Bicentennial. At the same time, the golf … Read more

Dustin Johnson: ‘I’m Proud of the Way I Played’

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK of this Johnson kid? Sheesh. Dustin Johnson is owning it. What’s “it”? I’d say everything in the golf world. DJ won another World Golf Championship this past weekend, this time the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. He knocked off Jon Rahm in the final, 1-up. “I feel … Read more

Rickie Fowler: ‘My Putter Saved Me’

RICKIE FOWLER WON THE HONDA CLASSIC by four shots on Sunday, finishing 12 under on the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. It was Fowler’s fourth PGA Tour victory and his first win since the 2015 Deutsche Championship. “My putter saved me. I made some good putts,” Fowler told … Read more

Oakmont Is Alien, The Terminator and Predator

(Plucked from the archives, and updated.) THE USGA’S COURSE SETUP MAN Mike Davis was “giddy” about course conditions at Oakmont Country Club heading into the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “I am truly giddy the whole week that I’m here. It’s just so good,” Davis said. “In fact, it’s perfect [and] it’s been that … Read more

Separation at the Top: Jason Day Adds Players to Win List

WITH HIS WIRE-TO-WIRE VICTORY at The Players Championship, Jason Day has won seven of his last 17 starts and solidified his position as the top-ranked golfer in the world. But, if you listen to the 28-year-old Aussie, you realize he’s not entirely satisfied and that he won’t rest on his laurels. “I just wanted to … Read more