Phil Mickelson and Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay End 25-Year Player-Caddie Relationship

Phil and Bones have officially split. It doesn’t get any better than this exchange from 2012. — Skratch (@Skratch) June 20, 2017 IT’S OVER. BOTH RELEASING STATEMENTS, Phil Mickelson and his caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay announced they are moving on from an on-course working relationship that dates back to 1992. As far as I … Read more

Happy Birthday: The Old White Course at The Greenbrier Is Turning 100

The 1st tee at Old White. (Courtesy of Gene via Flickr) ON SATURDAY THE GREENBRIER WILL CELEBRATE the 100th anniversary of The Old White Golf Course. Designed by Charles Blair Macdonald and named for the Old White Hotel, the course opened in 1914. President Woodrow Wilson was among the first golfers to play Old White … Read more

‘Hard Year’ Turns Victorious for Jonas Blixt

WHEN I READ IN THE ROANOKE TIMES that no 54-hole leader had won The Greenbrier Classic, I thought uh-oh. That didn’t sound good for Johnson Wagner, the local story since he played collegiate golf at nearby Virginia Tech. Sure enough, Wagner faded in the final round with a 3-over 73 and Swede Jonas Blixt rallied … Read more

Who Are Those Guys? Scott Stallings Edition

Editor’s note: In “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) kept saying, “Who are those guys?” That line reminds me of the PGA Tour some weeks, including this last one. ON SUNDAY I WAS FLIPPING from the U.S. Senior Open to the Greenbrier Classic. I hoped Olin Browne would … Read more

How It’s Done: Andres Gonzales at the Greenbrier Classic

PGA TOUR ROOKIE ANDRES GONZALES demonstrates the chip-and-run shot to perfection on the 15th hole of Old White at The Greenbrier Classic. Gonzales, self described as “half man, half amazing,” went on to card a 69 on Thursday but slipped to a 74 on Friday to miss the cut. Gonzales is perhaps best known for … Read more