Farewell Tour: Watson and Faldo’s Last Open

NOT SINCE SAM SNEAD HAS A TOUR golfer played so well for so long. I’m talking about 65-year-old Tom Watson. At the RBC Heritage last week, Watson made his 501st cut on the PGA Tour after shooting a 69 in the second round. A five-time British Open champion and winner of eight majors, Watson will … Read more

Ted Bishop Authors a Bad Golf Story

Ted Bishop IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN DAILY. A tweet or a Facebook post or other social media message enters the digital world and wreaks unnecessary havoc. Yesterday’s social media fail was authored by PGA of America President Ted Bishop. Bishop, who was spending time with golf great and former European Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo, … Read more

My 2014 Masters Preview

Rory McIlroy seems destined to win a Green Jacket. (internetsense) I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S MASTERS EVE. I just got home from a trip to California and figured I better get up to speed fast when asked to go on the radio to preview the Masters. Some things don’t change. Augusta, for one. Pristine fairways and … Read more

Faldo Series Final Tees Off at The Greenbrier

THE GREENBRIER, THE HISTORIC GOLF RESORT in West Virginia, will host the largest-ever field in the 17th Grand Final of The Faldo Series, which tees off on Tuesday and concludes on Thursday (October 22-24). A total of 101 golfers from 19 countries will join Sir Nick Faldo for the World Amateur Golf Ranking event. 2012 … 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

‘Brain Dead’ McIlroy Struggles at Muirfield

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. Rory McIlroy is lost in his own haze. (mirsasha) DAZED, CONFUSED AND ALONE. A stunned Rory McIlroy staggered … Read more

Nick Faldo Returns to Muirfield—as Player

Nick Faldo CBS AND GOLF CHANNEL ANALYST Nick Faldo talks a lot about golf. Next week the Hall of Famer with six major victories will play. Faldo, exempt as a three-time Open champion, will tee it up at Muirfield in the British Open. It will be his 35th appearance. Nick will turn 56 on the … Read more

Is Anchoring Ban Really ‘for the Good of the Game’?

By Matthew Wurzburger Clinging to past? CBS GOLF ANALYST NICK FALDO USED a lull in the action during Saturday’s coverage of the Crowne Plaza Invitational to offer his opinion of Rule 14-1b, the controversial new rule that prohibits anchoring the golf club. As was to be expected, Faldo wholeheartedly supports the recent R&A and USGA … Read more

Psychologist: Greg Norman Didn’t Choke at 1996 Masters

“This wasn’t a choke. It was a weak link under pressure.” –Rick Jensen, on Greg Norman’s collapse at the 1996 Masters JAMES ACHENBACH OF GOLF WEEK RECENTLY heard sports psychologist Rick Jensen speak at the 2012 World Golf Fitness Summit, a gathering of about 600 golf and health-and-fitness professionals. Achenbach came away with a new … Read more

Luke Donald Back on Top of Golf World

Special to ARMCHAIR GOLF Luke Donald (Allison) LUKE DONALD ONCE AGAIN ESTABLISHED HIMSELF as world No. 1 golfer after winning the 58th BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England. Having lost his world No. 1 rank to Rory McIlroy earlier this month, Donald now enters into his 46th week as the best player … Read more