SI | Morning Read: ’11 Reasons the Ryder Cup Is the Most Compelling Event in Golf’

Embed from Getty ImagesAT SI.COM, MORNING READ SCRIBE John Hawkins opines on the Ryder Cup. After a one-sided half century that saw the Americans dominate, the Great Britain & Ireland team expanded to a European team in the late 1970s. Then along came European Captain Tony Jacklin and Spanish superstar Seve Ballesteros. In the blink … Read more

U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm: ‘This Was Definitely for Seve’

By USGA SAN DIEGO – On a cool, overcast Sunday in 2021, it was Jon Rahm hammering home the most memorable 24-foot birdie putt of his young career, one that gave the fiery Spaniard a one-stroke victory over Louis Oosthuizen in the 121st U.S. Open Championship. Punctuating a 4-under-par 67 to match the championship’s lowest … Read more

BBC Golf: ‘Can Jon Rahm Go One Better Than Seve Ballesteros at Birkdale?’

SPANIARD JON RAHM IS LIGHTING UP the golf world. Last week Rahm won the Irish Open by six shots and has moved up to No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The 22-year-old has won twice in his first full year on tour. BBC Golf’s Iain Carter assessed Rahm’s rise and his chances at … Read more

New Film ‘Summer of ’76’ Featuring Johnny Miller and Seve Ballesteros Is Coming to Golf Channel on July 18

JOHNNY MILLER. A KID NAMED SEVE. ROYAL BIRKDALE. If you love golf history, this will be good stuff. Made by Golf Channel, the “Summer of ’76” will premiere on Tuesday, July 18, to coincide with Open week. From Golf Channel (edited): In July of 1976, America celebrated it’s Bicentennial. At the same time, the golf … Read more

Sergio Garcia: ‘I Felt the Calmest I’ve Ever Felt on a Major Sunday’

WE HAD SEEN THIS MOVIE before. After playing a solid opening nine of 2-under 34 that tied him for the lead with Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia faltered. He bogeyed 10. He bogeyed 11. Coming to the 13th hole at Augusta National, Garcia, the man of major sorrows, trailed Rose by 2 strokes. That’s where the … Read more

SKY SPORTS Serving Up Record Ryder Cup Coverage

From Sky Sports PR. For my golf friends on the eastern side of the pond. SKY SPORTS will offer more Ryder Cup coverage than ever before, including a dedicated channel broadcasting over 300 hours of programming. Sky Sports 4 has become ‘Sky Sports Ryder Cup’ for two weeks around The Ryder Cup. In addition to … Read more

‘Seve’ Now Showing in UK Cinemas

ABOVE: José Luis Gutiérrez, a 4 handicap, plays young Seve Ballesteros. I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I saw Seve Ballesteros in person. In fact, it might have been the only time I saw Seve play tournament golf, other than on television. It was the PGA Championship at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. The … Read more

Bubba Golf: Green Jackets and Hash Browns

Bubba Watson, wife Angie and friends celebrate at Waffle House. (Courtesy @judahsmith) WE KNEW BUBBA HAD ALL THE SHOTS, but this time, this Sunday, the new Lefty was in total control of his game even when the kid (Jordan Spieth) threw a haymaker at him on Augusta’s front nine. Bubba took it, and countered with … Read more

First Set: Adoring Her Lady Ben Hogans

Julie Crichton proudly owns a vintage set of Ben Hogan Princess model clubs similar to these offered on eBay. I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO MEET Julie Crichton recently. Julie is a writer, editor and webmaster for Virginia Tech. She is also a golf enthusiast. During a conference call on another topic, Julie couldn’t resist … Read more

Pebble Beach: Dinner With Johnny Miller (Conclusion)

Editor’s note: I was at Pebble Beach in December for the 2012 Lexus Champions for Charity as a guest of Lexus. This is another installment in an ongoing series. Johnny Miller at Pebble Beach in December. (Lexus) I’M LONG OVERDUE IN GETTING BACK to my time spent with NBC lead golf analyst Johnny Miller at … Read more