Hideki Matsuyama cruised to his third PGA Tour win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. Matsuyama started the day with a three shot lead and his bogey free 66 extended his margin of victory to seven strokes over Henrik Stenson and Daniel Berger.
There were some big happenings around the world in golf this weekend as players follow the sun as 2016 winds down. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Justin Thomas staged a final round comeback to successfully defend his title at the CIMB Classic. Thomas was money for the first two rounds (64, 66) and led the tournament until a horrid streak at the turn during the third round where he dropped four strokes to par over three holes. But he found his… Continue Reading
The American Ryder Cup Team has finally broken Europe’s strangle hold on the Ryder Cup. For the first time since 2008 the Americans found a way to get out of its own way and beat a European team that always seemed to find a way to stifle the Americans. To a man each American player has said that this was a family of players, vice captains, caddies and others that found strength in each other and bought into repeat Captain… Continue Reading
Records in the major championship continue to fall as In Gee Chun now holds the record for lowest score to par in any major.
The American Solheim Cup Team pulled off an Brookline-like comeback today at the 2015 Solheim Cup to break the European Team’s hold on the cup. Faced with the almost insurmountable and memorable deficit of 10-6 the ladies of Team USA were in need of a Ben Crenshaw style miracle. Well, Juli Inkster isn’t Gentle Ben but she’ll go down in history as having as much faith in her troops as he did and that faith was well founded. Team USA… Continue Reading
Rory McIlroy earned his tenth PGA Tour win and second World Golf Championship with his 4 & 2 win over Gary Woodland. Rory made a habit of getting behind in his early matches and then staging a late comeback for the win. But he needed no such theatrics against Woodlawn as he cruised to victory. Rory references his Ryder Cup win over Rickie Fowler saying it gave him confidence in match play. The Ryder Cup…it is never out of the… Continue Reading
For many of us October ushers in a fall season full of falling leaves, pumpkin festivals and Oktoberfest. But that’s not the case for the PGA Tour. For Tim Finchem and the mighty and all powerful PGA Tour October isn’t a time when we are heading into the end of the year it is actually the start of a new year. Yes, as only The Great and Powerful Finch can do, he has brought New Year’s into October. This week… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The morning fourball matches closed with the team of Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker earning a tough half point from Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter. Fowler’s eagle putt stopped just short of the hole and thereby cut the USA comeback a bit shorter than Captain Tom Watson had hoped. Team USA was able to pick up a full point on the European Team taking the morning session at Gleneagles 2 ½ to 1½. That still leaves Europe… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The Open Championship returns to Royal Liverpool this week and the last time we saw it during the 2006 Open there had been an unusually warm and dry summer. This year it will play differently as this season has seen its usual amount of rain. But in 2006 we saw a course baked so dry it was beyond brown, it was yellow. We also witnessed Tiger Woods as he put on a display of patience, accuracy and… Continue Reading
by Jeff Skinner The Michelle Wie Buzz continues this week at the Women’s British Open and while it looks like Michelle is about to miss the cut at Royal Birkdale we still can’t help but appreciate how far this young woman has come. From a 14 year old phenom to a 22 year old has been to the top of the golf world. Wie is the most recognized female golfer in the world, critical to the success of the LPGA… Continue Reading