by Jeff Skinner This is the time of year when professional golfers start to put the hammer down. This week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational kicks off a stretch of golf that will not only test the best golfers in the world but wear them out at the same time. The next eight weeks of the PGA Tour schedule consists of seven tournaments including a WGC, a major and the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Here is what the next two months have in… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Four years after winning the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open Inbee Park finally returned to the winner’s circle at The Evian Masters. Park withstood a charge from Hall of Famer Karrie Webb who tied for second with Stacy Lewis. Park played outstanding golf as her final round 66 included three closing birdies and gave her a two stroke win over Webb and Lewis. Lewis had started the day tied with Park but couldn’t mount any charge through her… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner Fred Couples had never won an Open Championship but he did have nine top ten finishes before he moved on to The Senior Open Championship. In his first appearance at The Senior Open Couples came home with the hardware with a two stroke win over Gary Hallberg. Bernard Langer started the final round with a one stroke lead over Couples but uncharacteristically failed to close the deal. Langer ballooned to a 75 and finished in sixth place,… Continue Reading
Take a look at this time lapse video as the eighteenth hole at The Evian Golf Club transforms into a stadium. It takes weeks but you’ll see it in a few seconds.
by Jeff Skinner Tom Watson and the rest of the seniors are back on the hallowed links of Turnberry this week for the Senior British Open. This is the scene of one of Watson’s greatest victories and at the same time the place with the most bittersweet memory of all. It was here that Watson battled with Jack Nicklaus in the ‘Duel in the Sun’ and it was here in 2009 that he was two shots from winning his sixth… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The LPGA gets back on the course this week at the soon to be major, Evian Masters. The Evian will officially become the LPGA Tour’s fifth major in 2013 but it pays like a major this year. The Evian and the U.S. Open are tied for the largest purse on tour at $3.25 million with first place taking home $487,500. That will get your attention. One of the most perplexing questions at The Evian is what kind… Continue Reading