SCOTTSDALE — When news of a potential new tour aiming to lure the game’s biggest stars emerged last week, the PGA Tour did not initially comment. Its commissioner Jay Monahan, however, did send an email to players on Monday expressing the organization’s thoughts, Golf Digest has confirmed. The gist of Monahan’s message: The PGA Tour
4:31 PM ET Ernie Els has a unique perspective on the proposed Premier Golf League that hopes to lure the top players in the game to a big-money, team-oriented concept. Els strongly considered playing in a league under a similar concept more than two decades ago. The South African, who won four major championships during
An equipment editor at Golf Digest sounds like a dream job, and seeing the assortment of new clubs clustered around Mike Stachura and Mike Johnson’s desk does little to disrupt the fantasy. But look closer and you might also see stacks of scientific papers thick as college textbooks. Or one of the Mikes entering another
6:42 PM ET Associated Press BOCA RATON, Fla. — Madelene Sagstrom won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-3 17th to tie for the lead and winning with a par when Nasa Hataoka missed a 3-footer on the last. Sagstrom finished with a 2-under 70
Jordan Spieth’s comeback showed signs of early promise at Torrey Pines, only for the weekend (73, 74) to bring much of what has plagued him for the past two years. And with it, an unwanted distinction. For the first time since 2013, the former No. 1 is outside the Official World Golf Ranking top 50.
Turns out, Tiger Woods didn’t need to win a record 83rd PGA Tour title to reclaim his status as one of the favorites to win the year’s first major. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released updated Masters odds on Monday and Tiger is back at the top of the board along with Brooks Koepka and Rory
8:55 AM ET The men’s Olympic golf tournament is still six months away, but Americans, including Tiger Woods, trying to grab one of the four spots available in the 60-player field are already in an intense battle to get to Tokyo, where the competition begins on July 30 at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Here are some
It would be overstating matters to label them the “forgotten men” of European golf. But for half of the visiting team in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National in Minnesota, the still on-going contrast between winning and losing has been stark indeed. Where the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari and Jon Rahm are
7:36 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — Marc Leishman realized he had at two-shot lead as he stood over a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Torrey Pines. He also knew Jon Rahm was the only one who could catch him. That made his final birdie all the more important. It
Golf, compared to other professional sports, is mostly a controversy-free game. There are rules disputes, and slow play can really get on people’s nerves, but it’s nothing to get that worked up over. But this Saudi Arabia tournament the past two years sure has gotten people going, hasn’t it? I don’t usually follow player commitments—I
Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Jan. 27. Leishman triumphs at Torrey Marc Leishman celebrated Australia Day in
7:55 PM ET SAN DIEGO — While competing in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday, a shaken and subdued Tiger Woods was unaware that Kobe Bryant had died. The news of Bryant’s reported death broke while Woods played the front nine, and his caddie, Joe LaCava, learned of the accident but decided
Tiger Woods has seemingly defied physics many times to produce amazing results throughout his legendary career. His latest bit of sorcery, though, wound up hurting him. In Sunday’s final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods holed his approach shot on the par-4 second hole at Torrey Pines’ South Course. At least, he appeared to
8:30 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — Jon Rahm chipped in for birdie and holed out from 111 yards for eagle to start his round Saturday, and he scrambled superbly along the back nine for a 7-under 65 at Torrey Pines and a one-shot lead over Ryan Palmer in the Farmers Insurance Open.
When you’ve won a tournament seven times, as Tiger Woods has the Farmers Insurance Open, it’s no surprise that you’re going to be the all-time money winner in the event. Entering the week at Torrey Pines, Woods had made $6.995 million in prize money in 18 Farmers starts. Trailing Woods in the No. 2 spot
LA JOLLA, Calif. — After posting a five-under 67 to get within two shots of Jon Rahm’s lead ahead of Sunday’s final round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Rory McIlroy offered the most detailed player response thus far to a story that’s been bubbling all week. McIlroy was asked about the Premier Golf League, a
9:04 PM ET SAN DIEGO — It has been seven years since Tiger Woods last won at Torrey Pines, and the results since that eighth professional victory on the shores of the Pacific have been mixed; he has never been in contention coming down the final nine holes. Sunday presents Woods’ his best chance, although
Eddie Pepperell has been one of Bryson DeChambeau’s most vocal critics when it comes to slow play. On Sunday, the Englishman will finally have the chance to tell the American what he thinks in person. RELATED: Eddie Pepperell can’t stop, won’t stop roasting Bryson’s pace of play Pepperell and DeChambeau will be paired in the
9:46 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — Ryan Palmer wasn’t aware of any score but his own Friday at Torrey Pines, and he knew it was good enough to at least get himself back into the mix at the Farmers Insurance Open. He was on the North Course without much bustle — Tiger
LA JOLLA, Calif. — He’s hitting bombs. He’s also missing cuts. For the second straight week, Phil Mickelson will head home early from a tournament near and dear to his heart. A week after missing the cut at the American Express by six, Lefty will miss the weekend at his hometown Farmers Insurance Open after
LA JOLLA, Calif. — If you thought a double-bogey on the first hole of Torrey Pines South was going to derail Tiger Woods, perhaps you need a history lesson. He double-bogeyed the relatively straightforward par 4 three times during the 2008 U.S. Open and won the tournament. He made six yet again on Friday at
9:25 PM ET SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson called the concept of a new professional golf tour that would bring together big names with huge purses “intriguing,” adding that he is “curious” about what the Premier Golf League is putting together. Several players and agents have been approached by the league about participating, according to
What a difference a few months makes. In late November, the Ladies European Tour announced it was entering into a joint venture with the LPGA in hopes of revitalizing the struggling oversees professional women’s golf tour. Two months later, the LET announced its 2020 season schedule. The biggest feature: The LET will be competing for
7:30 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — Rory McIlroy, who can return to world No. 1 with a win this week, opened the Farmers Insurance Open with a 5-under 67 on Torrey Pines North on Thursday and is tied for third. Sebastian Cappelen and Keegan Bradley had the low scores of the opening
After winning the Hero World Challenge for his first victory in more than two years, Henrik Stenson wanted to carry that momentum forward the rest of the year. There was just one problem. He was done playing for the year. The first-place finish at Tiger Woods’ star-studded Bahamas event also finished off Stenson’s playing schedule
LA JOLLA, Calif. – Tiger Woods knows he could have started faster, could have hit it closer, could have squeezed a few more shots out of his first round of 2020. He also knows you can never be too upset with something in the 60s. “Overall, I felt like the golf course was definitely gettable
7:22 PM ET SAN DIEGO — The season began for Tiger Woods in October, the first time he’s ever taken part in the PGA Tour’s fall wraparound schedule. But getting to Torrey Pines is where the new year truly begins for Woods, and it doesn’t hurt to get off to a good start. There were
That Dean Burmester shot a three-under 69 on the Majlis course during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic was notable on its own, given how difficult the conditions where during Thursday’s opening round. Firm greens, thick rough and gusty breezes left the day’s scoring average at 74.11 and put the 30-year-old South
4:14 PM ET SAN DIEGO — Rory McIlroy has a chance to return to No. 1 in the world this week for the first time since late in 2015. That’s not something he saw coming as recently as July, when he missed the cut at The Open, playing at Portrush, Northern Ireland, near his hometown.
Tiger Woods will make his first start in 2020 when he competes in this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, joining an impressive field that includes seven of the top 15 players in the World Ranking. A seven-time winner of this event, Woods has had plenty of success at Torrey Pines, including a 2008 U.S. Open win.