Another Point of Pride From Xander Schauffele’s Golden Moment in Tokyo

HOORAY FOR USA’S XANDER SCHAUFFELE, gold medal winner in the Olympic Men’s Golf Competition. It’s the first American gold in golf in more than a century. Schauffele edged a charging Rory Sabbatini (the silver winner playing for Slovakia) by a stroke. The bronze medalist was Taiwan’s C.T. Pan, who reached the podium by winning a … Read more

2012 Honda Classic TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

THE 2012 HONDA CLASSIC IS IN PROGRESS at PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Tom Gillis currently leads at 8 under after shooting a 64 in the second round. First-round leader and U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love (6 under) is set to tee off at 1 p.m. ET. Vaughn Taylor is … Read more

The Rules Geek: 20 Seconds Is Too Late for Rory Sabbatini

Editor’s note: The Rules Geek is an occasional and potentially annoying feature at ARMCHAIR GOLF. IMAGINE ARRIVING 20 SECONDS LATE for a tee time. No big deal, right? Wrong, as Rory Sabbatini found out at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions a couple of weeks ago. Sabo showed up 20 ticks late for his second round … Read more

Catching Up on ‘The Stones’

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, all. A quick update on “The Stones”: Bridgestone Phil Mickelson is going for No. 1. Lee Westwood is going home. Tiger Woods is going everywhere except in the fairway. South African Retief Goosen leads the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after two rounds at 7-under par. Mickelson and Justin Leonard are one shot back. … Read more

2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship TV Schedule and Notes

THE 2010 HP BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP is in progress at TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. Steve Elkington is the current leader at 8 under. Purse: $6.5 million Winner’s share: $1.17 million Defending champion: Rory Sabbatini The field The course Tee times The live report Tournament news Tournament website 2010 HP Byron … Read more

Gusty Breezes and Missed Putts at Puerto Rico Open

(Photos courtesy of Rob Hayashida of Golf Views) ARMCHAIR GOLF is in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, for the Puerto Rico Open. RORY SABBATINI TYPIFIED PLAYERS I watched on a windy Saturday at the Puerto Rico Open. Putts didn’t drop for the South African and the frustration showed. In fact, of the several groups I watched, … Read more

Geoff Ogilvy Enjoys Golf on the Plantation

2010 SBS Championship Recap Winner: Geoff Ogilvy Score: 22 under, 270 (69, 66, 68, 67) Quote: “I like the golf course, I think it’s fair to say.” Fact: Won with clean-shaven look instead of last year’s stubble. Thought: Will Geoff win his second major in 2010? YOU CAN CHANGE the name of the tournament from … Read more

PGA Tour Explores Cost-Cutting Measures

( FACING THE REALITIES of the economic crisis head on, the PGA Tour is considering and implementing a number of belt-tightening moves for the 2009 season. A tour insider, speaking on the condition of anonymity, previewed several things the tour and players are doing. Those giant winner’s checks and ostentatious trophies are out. The tour … Read more

The PGA Tour’s Rodney Dangerfields

Larry Nelson Consider it a Rodney Dangerfield list. They’re PGA Tour players who don’t get the respect they deserve. Here’s’s most underrated players of the last quarter century: Larry Nelson John Daly Jose Maria Olazabal Mark Calcavecchia Tom Kite Bernhard Langer Rory Sabbatini Calvin Peete Larry Nelson. OK, I’m on board. Nelson won three … Read more

Johnny Miller’s Class of ’08 Picks

At, Johnny Miller opines on the game’s best performers, from driving to putting. “You might be asking why Tiger’s name isn’t on all of them — some would argue that it could be,” Johnny writes. “But from my spot in the NBC tower, I definitely see players who have an edge over Tiger and … Read more