Tiger opens Hero World Challenge with up-and-down 72, six back of lead

Some even-par rounds are a bit of a slog—a birdie here, a bogey there, but never deviating too far from the baseline. Others, like Tiger Woods’ opening 72 at the Hero World Challenge, are a bit of a roller coaster.
PGA Tour

Gary Woodland, Patrick Reed lead Hero World Challenge as U.S. Presidents Cup contingent generally shines

The Presidents Cup is still a week away, but with 11 of the U.S. team’s 12 players in the field at Albany for the Hero World Challenge, this week figures to be a pretty good entree to the matches at Royal Melbourne.
Presidents Cup

Here’s how the U.S. team will handle the 10,000-mile trip from the Bahamas to Australia

There are much easier tasks than finding two places farther apart than The Bahamas and Australia. Allow me to do the cartography for you: the site of this week’s golf event, Albany Golf Club, sits about 10,000 miles away from the site of next week’s golf event, Royal Melbourne.

Tiger Woods outdrives Justin Thomas, lets him know about it in humorous fashion

If there’s anything Tiger Woods loves more than winning, it’s some good old-fashioned needling. And when one of golf’s younger stars is involved? Even better.
So Close

Brandel Chamblee’s brutal break on a near hole-in-one at Q School is the stuff of nightmares

If Brandel Chamblee winds up missing out on a PGA Tour Champions card by one shot, he will directly trace it back to the “half” shot he lost during the opening round of Q School’s final stage overnight UAE time.
Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Rookie-of-the-Year Robert MacIntyre headlines latest batch of Desert Classic signings

MENA Tour winner turned European Tour Rookie-of-the-Year Robert MacIntyre headlines the latest gaggle of players confirmed for the 31st Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Jon Rahm’s memorable year to end with Hero World Challenge defence and two walks down the aisle

It has been a big year for Jon Rahm, capped with last week’s victory at the DP World Tour Championship and the season-long Race to Dubai title as well. The victory was his third of the year, along with wins at the Irish Open and the Spanish Open.
Tiger Watch

Tiger Woods is ready for a two-week sprint, beginning with the Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods took a leisurely stroll around Albany Golf Club on Tuesday, enjoying a stress-free pro-am in front of 30ish spectators.

Bryson DeChambeau bulks up in a bid to gain driver distance

Two months ago, Bryson DeChambeau weighed just under 90kg and struggled to do 10 arm raises with a 4.5kg weight. Now he’s up to 11kg weights and tips the scale at a brawny 102kg.

Tiger Woods: I understand the politics behind Saudi International but golf ‘can help heal a lot of that’

Tiger Woods might not be among the big names set to tee it up in the 2nd Saudi International late next month but the 15-time major champion has gone into bat for golf in the Kingdom, hitting out at criticism of the European Tour stop in western media.
News & Tours

Phil Mickelson responds to Saudi criticism: ‘I understand those who are upset or disappointed. You’ll be OK’

Unlike many of his peers who have remained mum on their involvement beyond their initial commitment to the Saudi International, Mickelson defended his decision on Monday night with a series of tweets aimed at detractors.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Graeme McDowell named Irish Open host for 2020, 2021

Graeme McDowell’s return to Royal Portrush, a links he used to walk as a youngster, was one of golf’s feel-good stories in 2019. The Ulsterman is going back—and giving back—to his homeland in a different capacity starting next season.

Brandel Chamblee is putting down his mic and going back to Q School this week

Thirty-four years after going to Q School for the first time, Brandel Chamblee is headed back. This time around, though, he’s got a pretty good day job to fall back on.

Tiger Woods kicks off Hero World Challenge week with a victory in the ‘Hero Shot’

Tiger Woods against Jordan Spieth. It wasn’t exactly The Match, the made-for-TV exhibition between Woods and Phil Mickelson last Thanksgiving. But neither was the result.

Michelle Wie, Trevor Immelman joining CBS Sports as network continues golf overhaul

Michelle Wie and Trevor Immelman are joining CBS Sports, as the network continues to retool its coverage for 2020.