The Grind

Rory McIlroy’s walk-off wedge, Bryson DeChambeau’s bold photo, and Brooks Koepka puts his nemesis on a dartboard

Welcome to another edition of The Grind where we are going to try to be even more positive than usual this week.
News

Lee Westwood: ‘Not worth it’ to travel to U.S. for Tour events, might miss PGA Championship

Because he does not hold a PGA Tour card, Lee Westwood technically is not one of the 25-or-so PGA Tour players trying to find a way back into the country—despite stringent travel restrictions and quarantine policies—to resume their tournament schedule.
PGA Tour

Charley Hoffman lays out PGA Tour’s ‘new normal,’ says players are ‘a hundred percent comfortable’ with it

Are PGA Tour players ready for the “new normal” of safety protocols and changes in their routines that will be required amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic?
The Match II

Everything you need to know about The Match: Champions for Charity

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and a pair of NFL legends in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are set to entertain us.
LPGA Tour

LPGA cancels another event and Q School, moves ShopRite for second time

The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the 2020 LPGA Tour schedule.
Middle East’s Favourite Holes

The Middle East’s 18 favourite holes

What would a compilation of the Middle East’s favourite holes look like? Stunning. Long. And very, very tough. Welcome to the region’s dream 18.
The Match II

Phil Mickelson promises more trash talk in charity match: ‘Tiger and I clamped up the first time’

The main criticism of the first match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, as well as Sunday’s TaylorMade Driving Relief skins game, was the lack of trash talk between the players. At both events, the banter was (somewhat) promising early, but it quickly fizzled out.
The Gulf Club

A Beginner’s Guide to Topgolf

Founded in 2000 by American twins Steve and Dave Jolliffe as a way to spice up their driving range practice sessions...
News & Tours

It’s a confusing time to be a young pro golfer. Just ask Akshay Bhatia

It was late January and Akshay Bhatia, the former top-ranked junior who skipped college to turn pro last fall at age 17, was cruising the friendly skies in Phil Mickelson’s $40 million Gulfstream V, the two lefties on their way to the European Tour’s Saudi International.
PGA Tour

Memorial appeals to Ohio governor to let fans attend

The Memorial is set to begin on July 16. Patrick Cantlay is the defending champ.
Great Golf Debates

Should professional golfers be allowed to wear shorts?

Our latest installment of “Great Golf Debates” challenges modern tradition.
Equipment

How Tiger Woods sparked a dramatic shift in the golf-ball business

It was May 2000 when Hal Sutton heard that Tiger Woods had changed from a wound Titleist Professional 90 golf ball to Nike’s solid-core, urethane-covered Tour Accuracy sphere. Said Sutton, “That can be a very dramatic change in a person’s life.”
Golf History

There are great stories about U.S. Open qualifiers; too bad we won’t have any in 2020

Running 108 local qualifiers and 12 sectional qualifiers simply isn’t feasible in these times, so the U.S. Open will feature a fully exempt field for the first time in a very long time.
News

USGA cancelling U.S. Open qualifying, four of its championships

The governing body confirmed the decision to Golf Digest on Monday, and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic it also cancelled four championship events.
The Best of Golf Digest

Dan Jenkins: Why I hate family golf

From the archive (December 1994): In celebration of Golf Digest's 70th anniversary, we’re revisiting the best literature and journalism we’ve ever published. 
Golf & Social Distancing

TaylorMade Driving Relief: Golf’s elite embrace a new type of distance control

Here it was an unspoken endorsement of golf’s new reality.
Return to Golf

Six takeaways from the TaylorMade Driving Relief charity event

On Sunday at Seminole, golf returned.
TaylorMade Driving Relief

Rory McIlroy’s trash-talk game was on display VERY early during the TaylorMade Driving Relief

Chris Condon By Stephen Hennessey One of the best parts of the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match has been the four competitors, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff, ...