Goodbye Golf: PGA TOUR Statement on Canceling PLAYERS and Other Tournaments

FOR A BRIEF MOMENT, I THOUGHT maybe there will be professional golf to watch. This thought flashed after seemingly every other sport cancelled or postponed games and seasons. It began with the NBA on Wednesday. This golf thought was short-lived, though. Yesterday the PGA TOUR slammed the trunk on its flagship event, THE PLAYERS Championship, … Read more

Journeyman Kevin Na: From ‘Just Bear With Me’ to ‘Catching Up on My Wins’

BACK IN 2012 KEVIN NA was grinding on the golf course in the worst way. He was stuck. Na would stand over the ball and couldn’t pull the trigger. All the golf world witnessed it when Na found himself leading the 2012 Players Championship. It was excruciating to watch. “[T]rust me … I get ripped,” … 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

A Mother’s Love and Jason Day

WITH JASON DAY CONTENDING AT the Players Championship, I’m pointing you to a Karen Crouse feature story on Day that published ahead of the Masters in the New York Times. Consider it a belated Mother’s Day tale. (No pun intended.) Jason Day is leading the Players Championship. (Keith Allison) Day’s background and journey to world … Read more

Jason Day Leads Players After Record-Tying 63

ABOVE: John Swantek and Kelly Hawkins take an in-depth look at the field teeing it up at the 2016 PLAYERS Championship. THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IS UNDER WAY at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Thus far, the scoring is low, low, low.  Jason Day fired a record-tying 63 in his opening round to take the early … Read more

James Hahn: ‘I Am Good Enough and Belong Out There’

CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, CUT, WIN. That, friends, is James Hahn’s last nine starts on the PGA Tour. Yes, eight straight missed cuts, and then victory, in a sudden-death playoff. It happened yesterday at Quail Hollow Club in the Wells Fargo Championship. Hahn finished 9 under along with Robert Castro, and then … Read more

VIDEO: Young Rickie Fowler Was Freddie Couples for Halloween

MANY OF US HAD IDOLS growing up. For 7-year-old Rickie Fowler, it was Freddie Couples. Little Rickie watched his idol win the Players Championship in 1996. And long before he donned orange from head to toe, young Rickie dressed up as Freddie Couples for Halloween. That is true idol worship. Now Fowler is a Players … Read more

PGA TOUR’s Doug Milne Is Proud to Be on Front Lines

PGA TOUR Media Official Doug Milne shared the following reflection about his career last week on Facebook and granted permission to publish it here. By Doug Milne AS I TOOK A FEW MINUTES to walk around the grounds of the PLAYERS Championship today and see how far it has come, I couldn’t help but reflect … Read more

Tiger Woods Talks About Black Pioneers and Lack of African-American Tour Players

PETE BROWN, THE FIRST BLACK GOLFER to win on the PGA Tour, died last Friday, just two days after Calvin Peete passed away. With a dozen tour wins, including the 1985 Players Championship, Peete was the winningest African-American player until Tiger Woods came along. Pete Brown In his Tuesday media conference at TPC Sawgrass, Tiger … Read more