PGA Tour

Cameron Smith shows his grit again, rallies to defeat Brendan Steele in a playoff

Smith needed his mental toughness on a wet and wild afternoon at Waialae Country Club, where he began the day three strokes behind leader Brendan Steele before forcing a playoff and winning on the first hole of sudden death.
European Tour

A Sunday 62 gives Branden Grace the South African Open title and a unique career milestone

Branden Grace carried plenty of motivation with him at this week’s South African Open.

New TaylorMade SIM Max and Max OS irons find new ways to add face flex

The new TaylorMade SIM Max and Max OS irons come from a lineage of designs aimed at making the face more flexible.

R&A to create world’s largest golf library after IMG exec Alastair Johnston gifts his nearly 30,000-volume collection

In his native Scotland, Alastair Johnston is best known for his involvement with the Glasgow Rangers Football Club
News & Tours

Youngest player in Masters history earns card on PGA Tour’s China circuit

Guan, now 21, finished T-10th during the China’s series qualifying tournament this week thanks to rounds of 72-71-72-79.

Michelle Wie says becoming a mom won’t be the end of her pro career. It’s a motivator to play more.

After announcing her pregnancy, Wie said she has no intention of quitting golf.

Pete Dye made golfers doubt themselves ‘with invention, deception and railroad ties’

Pete Dye, the man who reinvented golf course design, is gone, succumbing to Father Time at age 94.
Tiger Watch

Tiger Woods commits to Farmers Insurance Open, Genesis Invitational

Tiger Woods has announced his 2020 bow.
Happy 40th Sergio!

The sneaky-good Sergio Garcia streak that’s in no danger of ending anytime soon

Most golf fans were left feeling pretty old after finding out Sergio Garcia celebrated his 40th birthday on Thursday.
Savage Phil

Phil Mickelson needles Justin Rose over not having a lifetime Masters invite

No matter how much a golfer has accomplished in his career, getting an invite to the Masters never gets old. Too bad a three-time Masters champ had to poke his nose in and ruin the moment.
The Grind

Justin Thomas passes Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed’s enemies list grows, and Pat Perez’s $8,000 toilet

Welcome to another edition of The Grind where we started the new year not with a bang, but with a beep. In fact, a series of very annoying pre-dawn beeps thanks to the batteries dying in a carbon monoxide alarm.

WIN! We’ve got 40 double passes to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to give away

Golf Digest Middle East has 40 double passes to give away to our loyal readers across the four days of the Jan. 16-19 Rolex Series event.
News & Tours

Siyun Liu in position to become first woman to earn PGA Tour-sanctioned status

Siyun Liu plans to turn professional after completing her senior season at Wake Forest this spring. Where she plays is turning into an interesting proposition.

An expert in fan behavior explains why fans have it in for Patrick Reed

This may blow over. The jeers in Melbourne mere gamesmanship, the shout in Maui a lone wolf. It could wash away with a mea culpa or be replaced with another controversy in the never-ending news cycle.

10 wild, outlandish predictions for professional golf in 2020

Here are a few things I know to be true: First, any writer who makes predictions will inevitably have those predictions thrown in his face if and when they turn out to wrong.
News & Tours

As wildfires rage at home, Australian golfers look to raise money for relief efforts

The sun was shining while the palm trees swayed in a steady breeze as a small squall blew through Waialae Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
PGA Tour

Abraham Ancer’s Tiger comment before Presidents Cup was misunderstood and so is tequila, he says

Fresh off a solid performance in his first Presidents Cup, Abraham Ancer is ready to take the next step in his professional career. A very big, exciting step.
Keeping Perspective

Matthew Wolff’s refreshing approach to managing expectations in 2020

Matthew Wolff has been afraid of heights since he slipped off a ski lift chair when he was 8. The heights of golf, however, he’s not hesitant to scale.