Throwback Thursday — Jimmy Walker’s 1st PGA Tour Win at the 2013 Safeway Open (then the Frys.com Open)

We now know Jimmy Walker as the smooth-talking Texan with the laid back demeanor and steely stare. Before winning six PGA Tour events and the 2016 PGA Championship, though, Jimmy arrived at the 2013 Fry's.com Open having started 187 events on tour without a victory. Sunday, October 13th, 2013, was the day that would all … Continue reading Throwback Thursday — Jimmy Walker’s 1st PGA Tour Win at the 2013 Safeway Open (then the Frys.com Open)

From Carnoustie to Canada: How the 27 players who made the trek fared this week

This week, twenty seven players made the trek over from Carnoustie and last week's British Open to Ontario, Canada for the RBC Canadian Open. A large part of the reason RBC and the Canadian Open brass have been looking for a change in dates, and will get it, is the difficulty in attracting marquee players … Continue reading From Carnoustie to Canada: How the 27 players who made the trek fared this week

Abbey’s final stand — What the Canadian Open will miss about Glen Abbey

Spectator viewing areas One of the first courses specifically designed for use on the PGA Tour, Jack Nicklaus made sure to include plenty of viewing areas for fans to convene in when putting together Glen Abbey. With the course set up in an outwardly expanding circle away from the clubhouse, nearly all of the action … Continue reading Abbey’s final stand — What the Canadian Open will miss about Glen Abbey

Teen phenom Joaquin Niemann surges up the Canadian Open leaderboard looking for 1st win

"The one thing I just need, maybe, is to win a tournament and get into the Playoffs." Pretty high hopes for a 19-year old from Chile. But when you've been the #1 ranked amateur in the world, then start your PGA Tour career with three top-tens in your first five starts, and earn full PGA … Continue reading Teen phenom Joaquin Niemann surges up the Canadian Open leaderboard looking for 1st win

PGA Tour Pros give their best memories of Glen Abbey

It was 1977 the first time Glen Abbey hosted the Canadian Open. The winner, Lee Trevino, can still remember every single hole on the course. A course that's quite different now than it was then, something his retelling makes abundantly clear. "The 9th hole was a very difficult hole for us short hitters, because it … Continue reading PGA Tour Pros give their best memories of Glen Abbey

Inside the Driving Range at a PGA Tour Event

If practise makes perfect, it makes sense that the majority of the guys out here spend their free time on the driving range. Us regular human beings have all been to a local range and know what to expect: grass mats, rubber tees and old yellow golf balls that whirr through the air. Things are … Continue reading Inside the Driving Range at a PGA Tour Event

See Glen Abbey Before It’s Too Late

This year marks the 30th time that Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, will play host to Canada's national open. Unfortunately, what most of us fear happening when we turn 30, is in danger of happening after things wrap up here on Sunday night; irrelevance. It's not that the course isn't in good shape or well … Continue reading See Glen Abbey Before It’s Too Late

I asked 11 LPGA Golfers, “What’s the most nervous you’ve ever been on a golf course?”

We've all been there: You've booked a tee time. You've gotten everyone together. You've arrived at the golf course early enough to get some practice in. Your clubs are clean. You're ready to go out on the course and shoot a great score. Then you step up to the first tee. All of a sudden, … Continue reading I asked 11 LPGA Golfers, “What’s the most nervous you’ve ever been on a golf course?”

I spoke with Brittany Lincicome about playing on the PGA Tour this week

After a very successful (albeit, slightly disappointing) week, in which Brittany Lincicome lost in a playoff at the LPGA's Marathon Classic in Ohio, she is now on her way to Kentucky, to compete in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship. In doing so, she will become the first woman in 10 years to accomplish the feat, … Continue reading I spoke with Brittany Lincicome about playing on the PGA Tour this week

Inside the Ropes for Brooke Henderson’s final round at the Marathon Classic

It was a tough finish for Brooke Henderson today. After a birdie on the 14th hole, the tournament looked like it was hers to win. Back-to-back bogeys on the next two holes, and missing makeable birdie putts on the two finishing par-fives, would leave her one stroke out of a playoff. However, considering her best … Continue reading Inside the Ropes for Brooke Henderson’s final round at the Marathon Classic

Inside the Ropes of Brittany Marchand’s final round at the Marathon Classic

After shooting one-under in yesterday's third round, while paired with Lexi Thompson, Brittany Marchand was back in the same pairing again today. Despite playing with one of the top golfers in the world, having to deal with crowds rooting almost exclusively for Lexi, and moving after each of Lexi's shots, Brittany never showed one ounce … Continue reading Inside the Ropes of Brittany Marchand’s final round at the Marathon Classic

Moving Day at the LPGA’s Marathon Classic — Videos, Photos, Interviews & More

As Santana (ft. Rob Thomas) once famously said, on Smooth:  "Well, it's a hot one. Like seven inches from the midday sun." That's how it felt today. I sweat through my shirt within an hour of being on the course. And the leaders hadn't even teed off yet. Brooke Henderson put it perfectly yesterday when she … Continue reading Moving Day at the LPGA’s Marathon Classic — Videos, Photos, Interviews & More

Lexi Thompson Q&A

         At twelve years old, I was sorting hockey cards into books, by team, alphabetically. Lexi Thompson, was playing in the US Women 's Open. Not all heroes wear capes. I spoke with Lexi on Wednesday before the tournament, and followed along with her third round today, which was nice because she … Continue reading Lexi Thompson Q&A

Cheyenne Woods Ready to Make Her Move this Weekend

Despite not getting the finishes she's been hoping for as of late, Cheyenne Woods has, she will admit, been playing better golf. I followed her opening two rounds this week at the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, and was fortunate enough to have a couple of conversations with her. We covered a range of topics, … Continue reading Cheyenne Woods Ready to Make Her Move this Weekend

Feature — Local girl Jillian Hollis tees it up at the Marathon Classic

She may be just 21 years old, but Ohio native Jillian Hollis speaks like she's been on Tour for years. Maybe it's her journalism degree, maybe it's her midwestern charm. Whatever it is, she's gaining a lot of fans in the Sylvania area, as she not only sets her sights on the LPGA Tour, but … Continue reading Feature — Local girl Jillian Hollis tees it up at the Marathon Classic

Brooke Henderson in the hunt yet again, after opening round 67

Brooke Henderson has her name near the top of an LPGA leaderboard yet again. She fired an opening round four-under 67 this afternoon at Highland Meadows Golf Club, and currently sits in a tie for fifth, just one stroke back of the lead. I briefly spoke with her following the round: Q: Brooke, you haven't … Continue reading Brooke Henderson in the hunt yet again, after opening round 67

Smylie Kaufman’s Struggles Continue

Disclaimer: It took everything in me not to title this blog, "Kaufman without much to Smylie about". But I digress. Does this look like the face of a happy golfer? It's not. Since finishing fourth last October at the Sanderson Farms Championship (not exactly a top-tier event), Kaufman has competed in 18 events on the … Continue reading Smylie Kaufman’s Struggles Continue