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Patton Kizzire On First Tee Shot In Front Of Tiger: Didn't Feel I Was Holding The Club

You have to love the honesty and respect Patton Kizzire (74-78) has for his elders and in particular, Tiger Woods.From Bob Harig's account at the Honda where Woods fired a second round 71. Kizzire, 31, is the only player who...Show More Summary

Uihlein Tries To Challenge Nicklaus, Governing Bodies

I remember the days when now-retired Acushnet CEO Wally Uihlein's arguments were a little stronger and resonated with more folks. Perhaps there are simply more people who've seen professional golf bog down, become less interesting and...Show More Summary

Tiger's Iron Play Improves And Aren't We Glad ShotLink Proves It

In his return to PGA National, Tiger Woods opened with an even par 70 in breezy conditions with greens under criticism from players for a lack of grass (Randall Mell reports). Bob Harig's story for covers what was again, mostly positive, with one rough hole mixed in along with a less-than-pretty day statistically. Show More Summary

Ogilvy: "The things taking the fun out of golf"

Geoff Ogilvy covers most of the things you'd expect someone of his character and wisdom to not care for in the modern game. Still, he offers his usual honesty and strong takes that makes this piece for Golf Australia worth your time.On...Show More Summary

Will Jack's Concern About The Scale Of Golf Be Heard?

Lost in Jack Nicklaus highlighting the likelihood of pending USGA/R&A changes in their distance stance and his views on Titleist's chilling effect on discussion, were the Golden Bear's views on golf's scale.We've heard many bring up sustainability, including Tiger Woods most recently. Show More Summary

Tiger Wheels It Right Back At Honda, Meets Stoneman Douglas High Student Volunteer

Tiger's wheeling himself right back into the PGA National fray and as Dan Kilbridge reports for Golfweek, there wasn't much to this new normal to say in advance of a 7:45 am tee time with Patton Kizzire and Brandt Snedeker. There was,...Show More Summary

Na, We Don't Have A Problem: Retired Cricketer Mocks PGA Tour Slow Play

H/T to Alex Myers for spotting the latest gem for the slow play files: a cricketer mocking last weekend's Genesis Open slow play and in particular, prime culprit Kevin Na. As we know, the PGA Tour embraces slow play and seems to think...Show More Summary

Jack Nicklaus Singles Out Titleist In Distance Debate

I was flipping through some books last night reading quotes about the distance debate and one in particular actually made me laugh at its ridiculousness. (More on that below). Not coincidentally, the quote came from the subject of Jack...Show More Summary

And Then Mike Davis Told Jack: "We're Going To Get There" On Ball Rollback

With the Honda Classic in town and a role in the tournament, Jack Nicklaus talked to media about a variety of topics, including distance. Over dinner Sunday night, USGA CEO Mike Davis suggested a solution along the lines of what Nicklaus has long proposed is now on the table.Golfweek's Dan Kilbridge reports: “Mike said, ‘We’re getting there. Show More Summary

Bubba Has Had A Hall Of Fame Career, By Some Standards

With two majors--both Masters--and a career total of ten wins, he's moved into World Golf Hall of Fame status in the Monty/Freddie era where standards changed. Matt Adams and I discuss on Golf Central's Alternate Shot...

Shock: PGA Tour's Procter & Gamble CMO Has All Of The Best B-Speak Down Pat

WSJ's Brian Costa gets the first in-depth interview with PGA Tour Chief Marketing Officer Joe Arcuri (thanks reader John) and the ex Procter & Gamble man is the first true B-speak and M-speak artisan at Tour headquarters since the Finchem...Show More Summary

Tiger, Stricker Land Assistant's Carts For 2018 Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk's answering questions now on Golf Channel--surely there will be stipulations for cart key access should Tiger Woods make the team on points--but for now we're up to three and all have been fitted for earpieces (and their designated assistants to the assistants) already! The PGA of America press release: U.S. Show More Summary

Post Genesis Instagram Wrap: Tiger, Bubba, Kraft, Shark

The Tiger Woods 12th hole follow-through finally got the homages it deserved. Bubba's got a charity challenge going after win 3 at Riviera. A retro image from the old L.A. Open days featuring Ben Hogan on Riviera's 5th tee (I believe). Show More Summary

Bubba And GMac: Two Additions To 2018 Ryder Cup Intrigue

They can play the Ryder Cup on a polo field with 24 drones and we'd probably find intrigue in the biennial team match play event. But the possibility of Graeme McDowell enjoying a resurgence and Bubba Watson playing his way onto theShow More Summary

ShackHouse 54: Genesis Open And Tiger's Return To Riviera

House and I convene on Sunday night to discuss Bubba Watson's win, the Genesis Open week for Tiger and what to look for in his game at this week's Honda Classic.As always the show is brought to you by Callaway and the new family of Rogue's,...Show More Summary

An Overview Of How The Distance Debate Got To This Point

For those who haven't read my 2005 thriller The Future of Golf, or perhaps who have friends needing to understand why the governing bodies are warming up on the distance issue, Golfweek's Alistair Tait sets up the reason for the shift in position as we anticipate a report in the coming days. Show More Summary

Must Read: Kimmage Chats With Harrington, McIlroy

Carve out a few minutes or Instapaper this Sunday Independent conversation moderated by Paul Kimmage and featuring Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy chatting. This is a nice teaser: Harrington says: "We would like to spend more time with Rory in the evenings. Show More Summary

Genesis: Bagdad's Bubba Gets His 10th Win But Won't Be Retiring Any Time Soon

Love him or wonder about him, Bubba Watson is now a three-time winner at Riviera, joining elite company and solidifying his place as a genuine LA golf legend. He's now the PGA Tour's second-winningest lefty, still 32 wins behind Phil Mickelson. Show More Summary

Genesis Final Round Preview: There Are No Tracy McGrady's In Bubba's Way Today

An even numbered year aligns nicely for 2014 and 2016 Genesis Open winner Bubba Watson, who, as I note in my five dream scenarios for Sunday's final round, is chasing elite company as a three-time winner of this event. Only Macdonald...Show More Summary

Augusta National Files Plans To Lengthen 5th Hole

John Boyette with the exclusive Augusta Chronicle details on plans filed by Augusta National to realign the Old Berckmans Road to extend the 5th hole by a significant yardage. The plan submitted does not appear to significant changeShow More Summary

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