Golf Digest Podcast

Matt Wallace on staying sharp during quarantine, being fueled by a Ryder Cup snub, and a caddie incident gone viral

Tiger Woods won't be the only defending champ at Augusta National whenever the Masters is finally contested. Matt Wallace will return as the reigning King of the Par 3 Contest. Not that he ever plans on winning it again—he knows better now.

Brooks Koepka showing strong leadership skills beyond the golf course

When news came out that Brooks Koepka was donating $100,000 through his foundation to a Florida COVID-19 relief fund, it came as no surprise.

MENA Tour trio find novel ways to practice while practicing physical distancing

The MENA Tour might be on ice but it hasn’t stopped three of the regional circuit’s most recognisable names from finding novel ways, and places, to keep their swings in shape.

Olympic Golf 2020: IOC gives itself four-week window to decide fate of Tokyo Games

The biggest remaining sports event on the 2020 calendar that has yet to be cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus is the Olympics in Tokyo, scheduled for July 29-Aug. 9.
Coronavirus + Golf

Here’s one big way the USGA is relaxing its Rules to cope with the coronavirus

Golfers from around the United States have looked to golf courses (in areas where play is still permitted at least) as a refuge from the sombre realities of the coronavirus pandemic.
Letter from Europe

Paul Lawrie’s golf career takes a twist as he dives into sports management

In a strange new world in which professional golfers suddenly have time on their hands, Paul Lawrie is suffering less than most.
Coronavirus + Golf

On the Korn Ferry Tour, the harsh economic reality of the coronavirus stoppage is sinking in

If you squint tight enough so you only see the lucrative tip of the professional golf iceberg, you’ll get the sense that the coronavirus hiatus has been … inconvenient.
Coronavirus + Golf

Golf courses across the U.S. continue to adapt as restrictions pile up

Wherever golf was still being played in the U.S., it had a new set of rules.
COVID-19 Update

There’s golf still to be played at St. Andrews

In these difficult times, there remains a soothing constant in the golf world: The Old Course at St. Andrews is open for play.

Augusta hotel prices are surging in October. Are you thinking what we’re thinking?

The socially responsible move left the golf community appreciative that the year's first men's major hadn't been cancelled outright and, naturally, guessing when it might be rescheduled.
Power Moves

Brooks Koepka could probably win majors left-handed if these numbers are for real

A day after Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas shared swings and results of a left-handed competition, Brooks Koepka showed his fellow PGA Tour pros who is boss when it comes to switch-hitting on the course.
Recommended Reading

10 timely—and timeless—golf books to help take your mind off the real world

The late George Plimpton—a renowned writer, editor and aristocrat—once developed what he called “A Small Ball Theory,” in which he posited that “the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature.”
News & Tours

World rankings, men and women, officially frozen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Earlier this week, Golf Digest reported the Official World Golf Ranking was being frozen, a move done in response to all major tours currently being on hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Update

Tiger Woods’ foundation offers help to students during coronavirus quarantine

Tiger Woods' TGR Foundation, in partnership with Discovery Education. announced it is offering no-cost lessons, classes, programs and resources through its digital platform.
Going Low

Mini-tour final round features a 59 and two 60s—and none of those players won

So you think you could make it as a tour pro? Here's the latest example why you might have a better chance of becoming an astronaut.

LPGA Tour announces rescheduling of first major, and postponement of further events

The 2020 ANA Inspiration, previously postponed, has a new date.

How some golf companies are stepping up to help with the face-mask shortage during the coronavirus outbreak

The lack of face masks in the United States, and the world, is one of the major challenges associated with the spreading of the coronavirus.
The curious case of Metacomet Golf Club

Brad Faxon saved his childhood club. Members are now suing him for fraud

“The Met” is Metacomet Country Club, a 105-acre course nestled between the bay and Watchemoket Cove in Providence.