Golf on TV: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Barracuda Championship, 3M Championship

The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy headline the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, where Woods defends as an eight-time champion. Golf Channel will air live, primetime coverage of all four rounds of the Barracuda Championship (Reno-Tahoe Open formerly), while Paul … Read more

Jim Furyk Talks About That 59

ABOVE: Highlights of Jim Furyk’s 59 at the BMW Championship. GONE CAMPING IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS, I missed the weekend excitement at the BMW Championship, beginning with Jim Furyk’s 59 (nines of 31 and 28) on Friday, the sixth 59 recorded in PGA Tour history. Other members of the 59 club include Al Geiberger, … Read more

Ryan Moore: Par, Bogey, Bogey, 61

Ryan Moore THREE PLAYERS SHARE THE 36-HOLE LEAD at 16 under at the 2012 Humana Challenge in Partnership with the Clinton Foundation. These guys (all of them, not just the leaders) go especially low in Palm Desert. Ben Crane (63), David Toms (65) and Mark Wilson (62) are at 128, three ahead of a four-player … Read more

Joe LaCava and PGA Tour Caddie Economics

Joe LaCava is Tiger’s new bag man. JOE LACAVA WORKED HIS FIRST tournament for Tiger Woods this past week, a new employment opportunity LaCava called a “no-brainer.” It’s LaCava’s third bag this year. He started the year with long-time employer Fred Couples and then moved on to rising star Dustin Johnson at Freddie’s suggestion. Finally, … Read more

2011 RBC Canadian Open TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

THE 2011 RBC Canadian Open is being played in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Kris Banks was the first-round leader with a 3-under 67. Scott Piercy is currently leading at 4 under with the second round in progress. Paul Goydos and Banks, who hasn’t teed off, are one back. Purse: $5.2 … Read more

Life After 59 Not So Hot for Goydos and Appleby

PAUL GOYDOS FIRED A PGA Tour record-tying 59 at the John Deere Classic in July. He went on to finish second to Steve Stricker. Stuart Appleby matched Goydos a few weeks later with a final-round 59 that earned Appleby a victory at the inaugural Greenbrier Classic. Their games have cooled off considerably since, especially Goydos’. … Read more

Captain Pavin’s Picks: ‘My Team Is on the Floor’ (Clip)

U.S. RYDER CUP CAPTAIN Corey Pavin announced his four picks today at a PGA of America press conference. They are Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink, Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler. Pavin, as seen in the above clip, revealed his picks in the kind of defiant fashion that marked his competitive career, pointing his left index finger … Read more

Stuart Appleby Shoots 59 and Loses His Shirt

STUART APPLEBY MAY NOT make it into the World Golf Hall of Fame as a player. With nine PGA Tour wins and no majors, Appleby currently falls short of the numbers that have put other players in the Hall. But after shooting a PGA Tour record-tying 59 on August 1 at the Greenbrier Classic, a … Read more

Why David Duval’s 59 Is My Favorite

IT MUST BE SOMETHING they’re spraying on golf courses, because 59s, a once-rare score (for 18 holes), are spreading like kudzu. And their even-rarer cousins—the 58 and 57—are also popping up from Asia to Alabama. What gives? I thought I would take inventory of the 59s before they start appearing every week at some pro … Read more