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Rules for golf qualifying in the 2016 Olympic Games: U.S. will only get four players no matter how many in Top 15

Getty Images Based on the new Olympic qualifying rules announced Monday, Tiger Woods would qualify for the U.S. team but Phil Mickelson would not. The International Golf Federation announced the qualification system to be used for golf in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and some top American players might find themselves […]

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Tour Confidential: Bubba’s Return, Olympic Golf and a Tiger-less Match Play

Getty Images Bubba Watson shot 64-64 on the weekend at Riviera to capture the Northern Trust Open title, his first since the 2012 Masters. Every Sunday night, Golf.com conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join […]

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McIlroy’s option for Olympic team may be determined by precedence

Getty Pictures Rory McIlroy is from Northern Ireland, and he has been caught in a hard spot politically whether or not to play for Ireland or Fantastic Britain when golf returns to the Olympics in 2016. By Bernie McGuire Connected Press Series: European Tour CRAIL, Scotland — Royal &amp Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson is seeking […]

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McIlroy is contemplating Olympic waiver

To upset neither the British nor the Irish, contemplating the Northern Ireland golf star Rory McIlroy even an athlete withdraws at the Olympic Games … Continue valign=’middle’>

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Pádraig Harrington’s view from the 11th Tee, US Open at Olympic Club

A handful of nice Padraig Harrington pictures I identified: Pádraig Harrington’s view from the 11th Tee, US Open at Olympic Club Image by Steve Wilhelm

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Gary Van Sickle’s Mailbag: Tour cell-telephone policy, Tiger’s probabilities at Olympic

Fred Vuich/SI What are Tiger’s probabilities at Olympic following his win at Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament. Regardless of well-known demand, let’s dip into the Van Cynical Mailbag one particular last time before we ride those cable automobiles halfway to the stars subsequent week at the U.S. Open in San Francisco. Hi Gary,Reading Peter Alliss’s current comments […]

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