VIDEO: Tiger Woods Captures PGA Tour Record-Tying 82nd Win at ZOZO Championship in Japan

TIGER WOODS IS THE KING OF COMEBACKS. The latest is his surprising victory at the inaugural ZOZO Championship in Japan. It’s that magical win No. 82 on the PGA Tour, tying Woods with the longtime record holder, golf legend Sam Snead. At the moment, it’s hard to believe Tiger won’t win No. 83 to break … Read more

PGA TOUR Video: ‘When Tiger Woods Met Sam Snead’

FUN ANECDOTE FROM TIGER WOODS. If Sam Snead told any other five-year-old to do something, I’d bet that he would do it. But not Tiger Woods. Another thing: Playing the ball down on every course, no matter what, is pretty smart if you want to get better. It’s too late for me, though. I’m rolling … Read more

Jack’s ‘Letter to His Younger Self’

Embed from Getty Images IF YOU’RE A JACK NICKLAUS FAN, or at least interested in golf history, you may enjoy Jack’s “Letter to My Younger Self” that published a while back at THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE. In the letter there are details about his early life and career that I didn’t know (or had forgotten). I … Read more

RIP Ken Still, Member of 1969 U.S. Ryder Cup Team

THE DEATH OF PGA TOUR PLAYER KEN STILL was reported a little more than a week ago. He was 82. A native of Tacoma, Washington, where he died of kidney failure, Still won three times on the PGA Tour and played on the 1969 U.S. Ryder Cup team captained by Sam Snead. I wrote about … Read more

Golf Voices From the Past: Ben Hogan

BEN HOGAN WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST golfers to ever play the game. One could argue that no one worked harder to earn his spot on the professional circuit and among other golf legends. Hogan was not as talented as Byron Nelson and Sam Snead. “The Hawk” (Hogan’s nickname) simply didn’t give up. The game … Read more

A Brief History of the Crosby Clambake (Pebble Beach Pro-Am)

By I Love Carmel California IN 1937 FAMOUS CROONER BING CROSBY decided to get some friends together for a fun golf event that would also raise money for charity. He held the first event with about 60 players at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in San Diego. Crosby donated $3,000 for the prize money. It … Read more

Timeless Swing Advice From the ‘Peckerwood Kid’

By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. THE GREAT THING ABOUT READING GOLF BOOKS is that we can still keep learning from the pros, even if those great players are now playing in the hereafter and not on tour. I recently picked up a copy of The Education of a Golfer by … Read more

First Class Enters Virginia Golf Hall of Fame

I LIVE IN VIRGINIA AND WOULD say it’s a good state for golf with a rich history. But until this year Virginia didn’t have a golf hall of fame. “Five legendary Virgnia golfers and a longtime volunteer rules official will be the first class of inducted into the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame,” wrote Bill … Read more

Flashback Friday: Sam Snead vs. Bob Goalby in ‘All Star Golf’

I STUMBLED ACROSS THIS YESTERDAY. It’s a made-for-television match at the Philadelphia Country Club between golf legend Sam Snead and a youthful Bob Goalby. The host is the colorful three-time Masters champion Jimmy Demaret. The show is called “All Star Golf,” which aired from 1957 to 1963. Enjoy.

What Golf and Ken Harrelson Gave Baseball

By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission. WHY AND WHEN DID BASEBALL PLAYERS start wearing golf gloves in the batter’s box? Golfers, more than anyone else, might be the first to ask that question seeing, as they do, ball players tugging at their golf gloves as they approach the plate. … Read more