“Playing 7 of last 9 last year was too much.” + 8 other takeaways from Tiger Woods’ Presser this morning

On Ranking his 2018 Season "The most rewarding. There was a point where I didn't know if I'd ever do this again." "Going into '18, it was let's see if I can get through the West Coast. Now I know I can do that and manage and make sure I'm fresh." On his schedule last … Continue reading “Playing 7 of last 9 last year was too much.” + 8 other takeaways from Tiger Woods’ Presser this morning

Inside the Pod — Episode 44 –Talkin’ Snedeker, Ryder Cup, Playoffs, Tiger & More

https://soundcloud.com/rj-mccullough-868287311/teeing-off-ep-44-w-evan-sheldon Friend and fellow golf-nut Evan Sheldon joined me this week on Teeing Off. We discussed a number of topics and had a healthy debate on quite a few of them. Here's what we discussed: SEGMENT 1 Brandt Snedeker opens with 59 and goes wire-to-wire to win the Wyndham Is this enough to earn him … Continue reading Inside the Pod — Episode 44 –Talkin’ Snedeker, Ryder Cup, Playoffs, Tiger & More

Inside the Pod — What’s in Episode 42 of Teeing Off

https://soundcloud.com/rj-mccullough-868287311/teeing-off-ep-42-w-danielle-kang-adam-stanley I haven't been as active with my podcast in the last month or so as I'd have liked. It wasn't because I was on vacation or just taking a month off, though. Unfortunately on the afternoon of June 25th, as I pulled into my hotel near Chicago, Illinois, I got some bad news. I … Continue reading Inside the Pod — What’s in Episode 42 of Teeing Off

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

The Mindset of a PGA Tour Pro, the Week After a Major

We've heard it a million times. It's the week or two before a major and all the players are talking about, is how they're ramping up for the big event. But what about after a major? In an attempt to delve deeper into the mindset of a professional golfer, I asked six PGA Tour pros at … Continue reading The Mindset of a PGA Tour Pro, the Week After a Major

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

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

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

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

Canadians All Over the LPGA Leaderboard Going Into the Weekend

Here is where we stand through 36 holes. Four Canadians started the week, three will continue it. T-1st -- Brooke Henderson (-9) T-16th -- Brittany Marchand (-4) T-54th -- Alena Sharp (E) MC -- Maude-Aimee Leblanc Brooke Henderson went out and nabbed herself a share of the lead this afternoon, shooting a five-under 66 to … Continue reading Canadians All Over the LPGA Leaderboard Going Into the 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

Feature — Canadian LPGA Rookie Brittany Marchand

At 25 years young, Canadian LPGA rookie Brittany Marchand appears calm and confident beyond her years as she finishes up her second round at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After cozying up her fourth shot beside the hole, a mid-range putt from just off the fringe, Brittany would tap in for par. … Continue reading Feature — Canadian LPGA Rookie Brittany Marchand

On-site at the LPGA’s Volvik Championship — Wednesday

Wednesday means Pro-Am day! All the nerves of a regular day on Tour (from the Am's) but without any of the stakes or quality of shot-making! Yay! While it may not be the fastest paced round of golf you'll ever see, once again it was extremely evident how differently the LPGA does things than the … Continue reading On-site at the LPGA’s Volvik Championship — Wednesday

On Site @ LPGA Volvik Championship – Tuesday

Ann Arbor, Michigan. About 40 miles from Detroit, it's home to the University of Michigan, their gorgeous stadium aptly named "The Big House" (its quite large), and this week, Ann Arbor plays host to the LPGA's Volvik Championship. The course hosting, is Travis Pointe Country Club. Full disclosure, it's my first time covering an LPGA … Continue reading On Site @ LPGA Volvik Championship – Tuesday

Zurich Classic: What to watch for

I'm not going to sit here and pretend I love this event. Any team event in golf that isn't The Ryder Cup or The Presidents Cup, just doesn't pass the sniff test to me. Sure, its fun and entertaining, but the fact that it's for a legitimate PGA Tour event, and both winners get the … Continue reading Zurich Classic: What to watch for

My Takes on the Valero Texas Open

"You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas" That quote can be attributed to Davey Crockett, but it may as well have come out of Kevin Na's mouth. You see, back in 2011, TPC San Antonio and the Valero Texas Open were the site of the highest score ever recorded on … Continue reading My Takes on the Valero Texas Open

RBC Heritage: Friday – Day 5

Okay, first things first: That Leafs game sucked last night. It just flat out sucked. 5-1 and that Kadri hit, ugh. I do think its a little unfair that every clip going around the internet doesn't show Wingels' elbow to Marner that started the whole thing, but that's the world we live in. Anyways... Another beautiful … Continue reading RBC Heritage: Friday – Day 5

RBC Heritage: Opening Round

Woke up to another beautiful day. For some reason, I heard Jim Harbaugh in my ear touting his classic line: "Attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind." So I did. Perfect weather, opening day of the tournament, Lucky Charms for breakfast and Drizzy on the Drive to the course. Off to a good … Continue reading RBC Heritage: Opening Round

RBC Heritage: Day 3

Sunshine! Let there be light! Yes, we finally woke up to a bright, sunny day, and could not have been happier about it. Excitement coursing through my veins, I hopped out of bed, showered, downed a coffee and some breakfast, threw on a nice golf outfit (I wore shorts and a polo so you can … Continue reading RBC Heritage: Day 3