Leaderboard: Moving day at Zurich Classic
(Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:50:04 GMT)
Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes have a ways to go if they are going to catch the leaders in the PGA Tour's two-man event at Avondale, La.
PGA Tour gives first slow play penalty in more than 20 years at Zurich Classic
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:40:44 GMT)
The PGA Tour handed out its first pace of play penalty in 22 years during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans Thursday. The team of Miguel Angel Carballo and Brian Campbell were each given a bad time for taking too long to execute their shots (under the current rules of golf, players have 40 seconds). A penalty of one stroke is only given out following two bad times (the first receives a warning), but since the team is playing as one player, both Carballo and Campbell's bad times were combined, resulting in an extra stroke being assessed.
Ben Crane pays off $6,000 putting contest debt after Twitter call-out
(Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:29:36 GMT)
APRIL 14: Ben Crane plays his tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the 2017 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 14, 2017 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. At the start of the week, Ben Crane hadn’t paid up on a $6,000 debt dating back to a 45-minute putting contest during the week of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Frustrated, the debt collector didn’t know what to do, so he turned to friend, mentor and journeyman PGA Tour pro Tom Gillis.
'That was crazy!' Watch ball magically move on green
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:45:00 GMT)
Chris Stroud knew something was going on with his ball when he lined up a birdie putt from just off the green at No. 8 Thursday at the Zurich Classic. The ball was on a downslope and appeared to be moving ever so slightly, then it magically rolled onto the green. Stroud made the birdie putt from the new position, and he teamed with Brian Stuard for a 4-under 68.
Snow suspends play at Pac-12 tournament
(Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:57:00 GMT)
Not even a late-April tournament date could spare the Pac-12 Championship from some typical Colorado weather. The second round of Pac-12s at Boulder Country Club was suspended Saturday because of, yep, snow. There was a 30-minute snow delay on Friday before most teams were able to finish their second rounds. Scores reflected the difficult conditions, as players wrapped up Friday in 25-degree temperatures with a snow/sleet mix. Only two players are under par – Oregon’s Wyndham Clark and Washington’s Carl Yuan, with two holes to play in their second round – and the defending champion Ducks lead the way at 16 over par. Top-ranked USC is 31 over after two rounds of the play-six, count-five format.
Reed-Cantlay partnership working well at Zurich
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:57:00 GMT)
AVONDALE, La. – Team Patrick, Reed and Cantlay, would seem an unlikely pair at the Zurich Classic. Reed is nicknamed Captain America, for his exuberant play for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Cantlay, meanwhile, often looks like he’s sleepwalking down the fairway. “I think we both bring each other more to the middle,” Cantlay said Friday, after the team combined to shoot 62 in better-ball. “I think we’re both kind of on the extreme sides, and we bring each other to the middle, so that’s good.” Cantlay met Reed while in high school, and they maintained their friendship through college and amateur golf. Reed has established himself as the premier team player of his generation, and he’s lived up to his
Photo Gallery: La Cañada vs. San Marino in Rio Hondo League boys' golf
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:27:00 GMT)
Photo Gallery: La Cañada vs. San Marino in Rio Hondo League boys' golf
Ricochet off the stands leads to closing China Open eagle for George Coetzee
(Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:17:10 GMT)
One of the perks of being a high-level pro golfer is having hordes of people watching you play, including in massive grandstands around tees and greens. George Coetzee got the full benefit of the grandstands on Saturday on the final hole of the European Tour’s Volvo China Open. George Coetzee got a nice break on Saturday.
Watch: How to hit it 400? Use cart path and rocks
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:46:00 GMT)
If you want to hit a drive 400 yards, Dean Burmester has the answer: Carry it 320 yards, land it on a cart path, then have it carom off rocks. As he shows in Round 2 of the Volvo China Open, it's really not that hard.
Welcome back, #AskESPNCaddie
(Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:05:41 GMT)
You know that saying, if you love something, set it free? Well, I loved doing #AskESPNCaddie and set it free for a bit. But now it's back, so I guess it will always be mine -- and yours! For those who don't know how it works: Jump on Twitter, write #AskESPNCaddie and ask whatever you want. Every week I'll pick some of the best ones and use them here. Then I'll hit you up on Twitter so you can brag to all your friends and tell them a half-truth when you say you're "a published writer." Enjoy! That's a great question, but very speculative. Norman won the Open Championship twice, his only two majors. He's better known for two of his three second-place finishes at the Masters, but he also finished
DePaul Golf Coach Betty Kaufmann to Retire Following 2016-17 Season
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT)
April 28, 2017 CHICAGO – Longtime DePaul golf coach Betty Kaufmann announced today that she is retiring following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Kaufmann and the Blue Demons play at the BIG EAST Championship starting Sunday in Okatie, S.C. “I want to thank DePaul for the tremendous opportunity to work for such a great institution all these years. My time here was enjoyable, engaging, challenging and rewarding,” said Kaufmann. “The environment at DePaul allows you to learn every day from tremendous coaches, faculty and staff as well as our student-athletes. I want to personally thank all the student-athletes who played for me and helped to grow the program. It was a pleasure and privilege
PGA Tour pro pays off $6k bet after getting called out on Twitter
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:12:47 GMT)
Ben Crane’s name was put in the streets this week at the Zurich Classic. One PGA Tour pro blasts another for not paying up and reminds us how much we wish we had more public golf beef. The enormous purses at each and every event on the modern PGA Tour (thanks Tiger!) guarantee the winner at least $1 million.
Ko: Number of caddie firings bit misleading
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:55:00 GMT)
IRVING, Texas – Rolex world No. 1 Lydia Ko says her caddie count may seem high for a 20-year-old pro, but it’s misleading. Ko said she didn’t really know what she was looking for her rookie year, when she went through a bunch of caddies before settling on Jason Hamilton as her first real full-time caddie late in the season. “Obviously, the number of caddies I’ve had is not a small number,” Ko said. “My first year, I didn’t technically fire eight caddies. I didn’t even know what I wanted or needed in a caddie. As an amateur, you’ve always got a friend, or my mom ...” Ko gave a thumbs up to Peter Godfrey as her newest caddie after their first start together Thursday at the Volunteers of America
Start your bidding for a meet-and-greet with Jason Day, Michael Phelps
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:20:31 GMT)
It won’t come cheap, but the opportunity to meet a major championship winner and the most decorated Olympian of all time is up for auction. Billed as the chance to “play alongside Jason Day and Michael Phelps” May 22 round in the Celebrity Golf Outing at Illinois’ St. Charles Country Club, the fine print indicates it is strictly a private, five-minute meet-and-greet. But it includes a nice bonus – the highest bidder’s threesome gets to choose a fourth player among a group of celebrities including Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. It’s just one of the many intriguing packages up for bid in the the second annual Charitybuzz golf auction. No one has
Ryan Palmer capitalizes on a solid bunker shot at Zurich
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:53:50 GMT)
In the second round of the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Ryan Palmer knocks his 130-yard fairway bunker shot into within 11 feet on the par-4 10th hole, then drains the putt for birdie. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE.
Podcast: Nelson talks Ryder Cup, fitness, golden years
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:00 GMT)
Three-time major champion Larry Nelson stops by the Golf Channel Podcast to talk about his golden years, fitness and that time he was supposed to be the 1995 Ryder Cup captain.