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Tiger Woods’ wise-cracking can’t hide the truth – this injury could spell the end of his career

Yet now, seven major-less years on, the grip of Father Time has him by the scruff. This time he hobbled away from Torrey Pines, carrying only pain and uncertainty; baggage, it has to be said, which has become way too familiar in a torrid last year. His friends are concerned and understandably so. Notah Begay, […]

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Rory McIlroy desperate for Australian Open success as he pursues career grand slam in Augusta

McIlroy, who finished second behind Henrik Stenson in the European Tour’s season-finale in Dubai on Sunday, has credited his win over Adam Scott 12 months ago as being the catalyst for this stunning campaign which as seen him lift two major titles on his way to reinstating himself as the game’s undisputed best. With Scott, […]

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Tour Confidential: Will Phil Mickelson have a career year in 2014?

Should we buy what Phil Mickelson is selling in 2014? What kind of driver and putter inventory do you have? How would you fix the WGC Match Play Championship? The SI Golf Group convened a panel of experts — SI senior writers Michael Bamberger, Alan Shipnuck and Gary Van Sickle, special contributor John Garrity and […]

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Phil Mickelson: Open champion says 2014 could be the best year of his career so far

Mickelson partners Rory McIlroy in the first two rounds of the Abu Dhabi Championship and it will be intriguing to see how their driving compares. McIlroy is convinced that he has found the “perfect” driver-ball combination after a year with Nike. Mickelson claims to be hitting his driver “20 to 30 yards further” than his […]

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European stalwart Montgomerie begins Champions career at Senior Players

Getty Images Colin Montgomerie, at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, will makes his Champions Tour debut only four days after he turned 50 years old. PITTSBURGH — The devilish grin and sharp tongue remain as potent as ever. It’s everything else that’s changed for Colin Montgomerie.  The polish and precision that made the sometimes […]

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My career rested on creating Ryder Cup-clinching putt, says Kaymer

Getty Pictures Martin Kaymer at times wonders if he possesses the psychological strength to bounce back had he missed the putt to clinch the Ryder Cup. LONDON — If he had missed his six-foot putt that clinched the Ryder Cup, Martin Kaymer believes he may possibly have struggled for the rest of his profession. Kaymer faced […]

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Phil Mickelson nicely-placed to secure fourth back-to-back PGA Tour title of his career in California

The left-hander set the pace on day one with a 5-under 66 and, despite the fact that he could not reach such heights on day two, he did card a one-below 70 to stay at the head of the pack. Mickelson’s closest rival for the title, which would follow on from his win at Pebble […]

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