Oh Captain My Captain

Tiger Woods roasting his Celebrity Cup team’s swings is 100 times more entertaining than the Oscars

There's almost too much material to work with, so Woods starts small, suggesting A-Rod lose the lanyard. Yes, this is the same man currently dating J-Lo. No, we do not understand it, either.

Tommy Gainey to serve 11 months probation, avoids jail, after solicitation arrest

Former PGA Tour winner Tommy Gainey, who was arrested in Polk County, Fla., in December for soliciting a prostitute and facing a first-degree misdemeanour charge, will avoid jail after agreeing to serve 11 months probation, according to court records.
Hot Hot Heat

Tiger Woods ‘rips’ Presidents Cup partner Justin Thomas: ‘I carried his ass in Australia’

Of the 14 rounds they've been paired together, Thomas has beaten Woods 10 times, tied him three times and lost just once in their most recent pairing, which came in the final round of the 2019 Hero World Challenge (Woods shot 69 to Thomas' 70).
Is great golf genetic?

Do genes matter In golf?

Does genealogy make the athlete or do they just set the stage?
Distance Debate

11 stats from the USGA/R&A Distance Insights Project that show just how split people are on distance

If you’re looking for definitive conclusions in the massive reports that contributed to the USGA and R&A’s recently released Distance Insights Project, they are quite nearly at every turn and occur so often they can occasionally contradict themselves.

Rookie English pro Curtis Knipes fires 66 for first round lead in Egypt

Curtis Knipes’ professional career might be in its infancy but the English teen is clearly in a hurry to get his maiden win in the paid ranks.
John Feinstein

Like Count Dracula, Phil Mickelson rises again

In 1975, when Gary Groh won the Hawaiian Open, the first sentence of the story written by the late, great Bob Green for the Associated Press said this: “Arnie lost again.”
News & Tours

Here’s what tour pros say the next steps should be following the USGA/R&A distance report

With the USGA and R&A having released the preliminary results of their Distance Insights Project, it seemed a worthwhile exercise to ask the players responsible for much of the handwringing what it is, exactly, they think needs to be done.
Golf Digest Podcast

Golf Digest’s editor-in-chief played in the final group at Pebble Beach, making your best golf moment kind of lame by comparison

Jerry Tarde has been the editor-in-chief of Golf Digest for four decades. He’s won Lifetime Achievement Awards, played money matches against major champions, and if we thought he wouldn’t be reviewing this post, we might confess to levels of deep-rooted resentment.
PGA Tour

Why Tiger Woods is hoping a third time is the charm with Justin Thomas pairing at Riviera

Tiger Woods will be looking for a first win at Riviera Country Club this week and a record 83rd PGA Tour title. First things first, he'll need to get past Justin Thomas.

Phil Mickelson won’t play in WGC-Mexico even if he qualifies, says he will be on family trip instead

Phil Mickelson can still qualify for next week’s WGC-Mexico Championship if he moves into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking after this week’s Genesis Invitational.
Golf Travel 2020

Travel Guide 2020: Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort

The Chiang Mai Highlands golf course is built on a ‘power spot’ - the hermitage of Kuba Sivichai, the revered monk who founded the famous Doi Suthep temple.
Golf Travel 2020

Travel Guide 2020: Royal Gems Golf City

Ever dreamed of playing Augusta National, the Old Course at St. Andrews…Sawgrass, Oakmont, Bayhill, the Belfry? At Royal Gems Golf City...

Keyser eyes fast start at NEWGIZA as Egypt becomes 12th MENA Tour host country

Egypt will become the 12th country to host an official MENA Tour event in the regional circuit’s eight and a bit season history when the $75,000 NEWGIZA Open begins on Tuesday morning.

NEWGIZA is a new, aesthetically pleasing test for MENA Tour’s best

The second event of the new MENA Tour season on the outskirts of Cairo promises an aesthetically pleasing test.

More distance from the tee starts from the ground up

No amateur ever asked for less distance off the tee but few know how to go about maximising their potential with a driver in hand. Many weekend warriors get it wrong from the get-go...
Junior Golf

Dubai juniors event added to U.S. Kids Golf Foundation international schedule

The Middle East’s burgeoning Junior Masters Open Tour has received a significant boost with the  U.S. Kids Golf Foundation adding Dubai to its international schedule.

Rory McIlroy set to overtake Brooks Koepka as No. 1 in the World Rankings

Although neither was in action this week, the Ulsterman will overtake Koepka for the top spot in the World Rankings when they come out officially on Monday.