We asked the PGA Tour's biggest stars to name the female celebrity they'd most like to, ahem, give a lesson to. No one was brave (or foolish) enough to pick Tiger's wife, but these dream dates are more at home being knockouts on the red carpet than hitting knockdowns on the range. Click here to find out which PGA pro has a 'Rollergirl' fantasy.
"If you want to improve your playing skills, you have to know exactly what needs improving. It won't help to empty a bucket of range balls with your driver when it's your putting that's killing your scores.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON erased 25 years of national frustration on Sunday but also moved a step closer to becoming the best player never to have won a major. Harrington (below) is the first native son to win the Irish Open since John O'Leary in 1982. Harrington, 35, won by parring the first playoff hole after he and Bradley Dredge tied over 72 holes at five-under 283 at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, in Limerick. The No. 11–ranked player in the world, Harrington has now been victorious twice on the PGA Tour and 12 times in Europe, where he also won the money title last year. "I've always said that after the four majors, this is the next event I've wanted to win,"Harrington said. Well, one down, four to go, and the clock's ticking, Paddy.
A new show airing this weekend will make most hackers wish they'd paid more attention in science class. While most of us accept that advances in technology have helped PGA Tour stars hit the ball off the planet, it is their mastery of science that has raised every element of the modern game, according to the producers of the show, Science of Golf, airing May 19 on CBS.
Louisville, Ky. -- The Los Angeles Open always sounded like an important stop on the PGA Tour. For starters, there's the name. In this age of bottomless sponsors, now it's known as the Nissan Open but in our hearts, it's still the Los Angeles Open -- a city open.
SAVANNAH, Ga.(AP) Curtis Strange, the dominant American golfer in the 1980s whose career was defined by consecutive U.S. Open victories, and two-time major champion Hubert Green were elected Tuesday to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Augusta, Ga., April 7, 2007 -- By PGA Tour standards, Vijay Singh is an old man. At 44 in the Age of Tiger Woods, he should be counting his pension assets and preparing to break Hale Irwin's Champions Tour record of 45 wins. He shouldn't be staying on the range all hours of the night, making busy work for the Augusta National grounds crew.
You may be shocked to learn that The International, a first-class stop with one of the loveliest courses on Tour in Castle Pines, is dead. Tournament founder Jack Vickers and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem joined forces Thursday in Denver to make the announcement.
1. "Super" proposal update: Some of you may have wondered, as I did, whatever happened to the wedding proposal that was supposed to take place in a Super Bowl commercial. Well, that plan fell through when the company that was slated to pony up the $2.6 million for the ad time backed out, and CBS then decided not to run the proposal as an in-house ad. Instead, the man once known only as "J.P." -- he turns out to be a Seattle Internet marketing executive named Rand Fishkin -- borrowed $3,000 from his mother to buy time in the Seattle market during Tuesday night's showing of Veronica Mars, his beloved's favorite show. Thankfully, when Geraldine DeRuiter saw the proposal at 9:23 p.m. PT, she said yes. Congrats to the happy couple. You can find links to both the proposal and her response (a lot of "What?!... what?!... what?!" with a "yes" mixed in) here.
Somehow, it figures that Paul Goydos, the everyman hard-luck Linus of the PGA Tour, finally wins a tournament for the first time in 11 years and he's not even the main headline. The biggest story at the Sony Open was that of a local Hawaiian teen sensation who made the cut and won the hearts of fellow Hawaiians.
With the PGA's first full-field tournament of 2007 swinging into action this week -- officially, it's the Sony Open, but you know it as the Michelle Wie Classic -- it's time to look at eight people, places and things to watch for this year (and predict how each will end up):
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- In the absence of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, Australia's Stuart Appleby has a golden opportunity to win a rare fourth successive title at this week's Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii.