Two snapshots from Liberty National could illustrate the fortunes and future at the top of the world golf ranking. One was of Tiger Woods dropping to his hands and knees with back pain. The other was of Masters champion Adam Scott swinging his driver, a beautiful blend of balance, rhythm and power.
Jim Furyk teed off in the final round of the PGA Championship with a one-stroke lead Sunday, looking to give golf another middle-aged major champion.
Ex-Rebel Adam Scott followed Thursday’s 65 with a 68, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Jason Dufner, who matched a major championship scoring record with a 7-under 63 in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday
Adam Scott, a former UNLV standout, ran off five straight birdies early in his round at soft and vulnerable Oak Hill, and finished with a 15-foot par for a 5-under-par 65 that gave him a share of the lead Thursday with Jim Furyk in the PGA Championship.
Before she can think of four in a row, Inbee Park first has to make up an eight-shot deficit at the Women’s British Open. Playing in the strongest wind this week, she had a pair of three-putt bogeys in a round of 1-over 73 that left her closer to the cut line than the lead.
Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,” he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.”
Wearing a black rain suit and a soft smile, Inbee Park looked calm as ever standing before the imposing Royal & Ancient clubhouse moments before she teed off Thursday in the Women’s British Open.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Inbee Park once felt she could walk down the streets of Seoul as the No. 1 player in women’s golf without being recognized.
A golf center on Las Vegas Boulevard south of the Strip is undergoing a major rebranding.
In: TaylorMade Golf Experience.
Out: Callaway Golf Center.
Lee Westwood has contended enough in the majors that he can identify important moments, even if he could barely see his ball.
At the peak of his career, Tiger Woods was better than an ATM. A wager on the world’s most dominant golfer was an investment that typically produced a solid return.
Phil Mickelson doffed his cap to an adoring and applauding crowd in the grandstands overlooking the 18th green at the Scottish Open, and walked to the side of the putting surface to hug his wife and three children.
When I heard that Gary Player was going to pose naked for ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue, the first thing that came to mind was those cardboard boxes with pinholes the smart kids made in third grade so they could safely view a solar eclipse.
Every time Inbee Park hits ’em stiff all weekend and curls in another birdie putt and is handed yet another giant check and golden cup, another young woman who played golf at Bishop Gorman named Angelica Wright tells her friends and the co-workers who care that she beat Inbee Park.
Inbee Park won the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday to make history with titles in the year’s first three majors.