Rory McIlroy: Tiger And Phil Are "Into The Back Nine Of Their Careers"

The Tour Championship begins today, and it's the first time since 1992 that neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson qualified. We are, by any reasonable observer, toward the tail-end of a generational torch-passing at the top. The world's No. 1 certainly qualifies as a reasonable observer. » 9/11/14 2:17pm Thursday 2:17pm

PGA Golfers Play Better When Paired With The Best Players

Are the top golfers in the world affected by the quality of their company? Do they lift their performance when they're paired with great players? You wouldn't immediately think so. After all, no golfer reaches the highest levels of the profession without having learned how to block out distractions and simply play… » 8/09/14 1:46pm 8/09/14 1:46pm

Deer Antler Spray Panic: Vijay Singh Is Dumb, But He's Not A Doper

Vijay Singh admitted to using deer antler spray, a "supplement" containing the banned substance IGF-1. But deer antler spray is so ineffective at delivering IGF-1 that the PGA tour has decided not to punish him. This is almost more embarrassing for Singh: he may not be suspended, but he did get scammed. » 5/01/13 10:05am 5/01/13 10:05am

Phil Mickelson Came Thisclose To Shooting A 59 Today

This is sort of agonizing. On the last hole of the Phoenix Open today, this birdie putt lipped out for Phil Mickelson. Had he holed it, he would have shot a 59, which is golf's answer to baseball's .400, i.e. the outer bound of human ability. Only five golfers have shot a 59 on the PGA Tour. Mickelson said after his… » 1/31/13 4:06pm 1/31/13 4:06pm

Should Golf Be Allowed To Grow Up? The USGA Says No.

Let us, for a moment, discuss the intricacies of golf. Putting is perhaps the most difficult aspect of the game. One inch to the left, you win; one more to the right, you lose. Good putting requires an incredibly smooth stroke. In recent years, some players have started to use long putters—which they press to their… » 11/28/12 6:30pm 11/28/12 6:30pm