Ryder Cup: Strick’s Captain Picks and the Two Teams

Team. Complete. With his Captain’s Picks locked, @SteveStricker selects: 🇺🇸 @DanielBerger59 🇺🇸 @Harris_English 🇺🇸 @tonyfinaugolf 🇺🇸 @XSchauffele 🇺🇸 Scottie Scheffler 🇺🇸 @JordanSpieth pic.twitter.com/wFGR3bw8IH — Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) September 8, 2021 THE 2021 RYDER CUP IS AROUND THE CORNER. The matches will be played September 24 through 26 at Whistling Straits, a Pete and Alice … Read more

Land of 1,000 Bunkers

(From the archives. This originally published on August 12, 2010, the last time the PGA Championship was played at Whistling Straits.) Whistling Straits (Dan Perry) WHISTLING STRAITS, SITE OF THE PGA Championship, has sand fairways (see photo). This player’s ball has split the middle, and he looks to have a decent lie from which to … Read more

Larry Bird Land Gets 2015 Senior PGA Championship

AS AN INDIANA NATIVE AND LARRY BIRD fan, I can get behind this news. Larry Bird will host the 2015 Senior PGA Championship. (OK, actually his hometown of French Lick.) From the PGA of America: French Lick Resort’s Pete Dye Course, which opened in 2009, will be the site of the most historic and prestigious … Read more

‘Birdies, Bunkers & Bar Stools’ By Barry Ward

Available at Lulu.com. FEW PEOPLE KNOW THE EXTREME GOOD FORTUNE that converts a pastime into a career. Even fewer are those to whom such a scenario brings success and rewards beyond imaginings. Barry Ward is one of the latter, and after a lifetime in golf writing he is still counting his blessings. He calls it … Read more

Kiawah Green Fees Tip: Save 49% at The Ocean Course

Tiger Woods practicing at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, SC. (Matt Drobnik) WOULD YOU LIKE TO CATCH A HUGE BREAK on the $343 non-guest rate at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, where Tiger Woods is struggling in third-round play of the PGA Championship (currently in a weather delay)? There’s a way. You just … Read more

17th at TPC Sawgrass: ‘Most Terrifying Two Seconds’

The par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, site of The Players Championship. (Perfectance)  (From the ARMCHAIR GOLF archives.) “The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.” −Pete Dye  DO YOU EVER WATCH A GOLF TELECAST and secretly wish you could try your luck on a certain hole? The par-3 … Read more

K.J. KO’s David Toms on Isle of Terror

SUNDAY’S DUEL AT THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP was going to turn out well. And it wasn’t. Let me explain. I like David Toms. I’m a sucker for the quasi old guy who has been down and now has the chance to win a big one like The Players Championship. NBC had me all set up with … Read more

Hoping for More Heritage

I’M AMONG THOSE WHO HOPE The Heritage can attract a title sponsor so it can stay on the PGA Tour schedule for its 44th year and beyond. I admit to being nostalgic. I’ve watched the tournament for a long time and know many of the holes and landmarks at Harbour Town Golf Links, even though … Read more

How Pete Dye’s Dog Killed Herb Kohler’s Sheep

Editor’s note: This tale originates with Monte Burke at Forbes.com. Visor tip to John Strege at Local Knowledge. HERB KOHLER LOVED HIS black-face sheep that wandered Whistling Straits, the Wisconsin golf course that hosted the 2010 PGA Championship won by Martin Kaymer in a sudden-death playoff against Bubba Watson. (And, of course, the home of … Read more