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Steve Williams claims publishers misrepresented him over Tiger Woods ‘slave’ row

Several of Williams’ colleagues have privately argued that he has betrayed the commitment to confidentiality that caddies are supposed to keep. Michael Greller, the publicity-shy former maths teacher who has carried Jordan Spieth’s bag throughout the Texan’s dominant 2015 campaign, would be unlikely even to contemplate such a book project. “If he ever did, I […]

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US Ryder Cup task force over the top, says Rory McIlroy

His certainty was the opposite to his scepticism about the recent US Ryder Cup revamp. McIlroy believes Davis Love is a “great captain” but was clearly taken aback by Tuesday’s unveiling. The selection was made by the PGA of America’s ‘Task Force’, which was set up in the wake of the defeat at Gleneagles (the […]

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Rory McIlroy fury over missed cut at Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy could not conceal his anger after missing his first cut in seven months at the Honda Classic in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday. “I’m p—– off,” the world No 1 said, after a four-over 74 saw him crash out on seven-over. “I don’t like missing cuts. I’m not going to be playing this […]

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Joost Luiten cements his status as a Ryder Cup star of the future with crushing win over Pablo Larrazabal

“It’s matchplay, you have to be aggressive and with the soft greens here you can fire at the pins,” Luiten said. “I’m playing the most consistent golf of my career and I suppose that in terms of energy it is good not to have gone down the stretch.” It could prove vital. Standing between Luiten […]

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Move Over Gleneagles — Chatter About Hazeltine’s 2016 Captains Has Already Started

The Ryder Cup is just a mere five days gone, but players on both sides of the pond are already talking about 2016, and who they want at the helm to lead them there. In all the drama surrounding U.S. team captain Tom Watson’s decisions, Phil Mickelson’s candid remarks about his captaincy and murmurs of […]

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Masters 2014: Golf’s dilemma over future as it struggles on short walk from exclusivity and stuffiness to obscurity

But none of this hides the growing sense that golf in the old heartlands of America and Britain needs to change if it is not to end up as a country for old men. Who says so? Well, Rory McIlroy, actually. You could hear the plates drop at Augusta when the new Tiger Woods pointed […]

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John Daly’s unfortunate disaster at Innisbrook revives the debate over sponsor’s exemptions

ORLANDO — You don’t want to step on a guy when he’s down, and there’s no reason to criticize John Daly for shooting a 90 last week in the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook. That score was inflated thanks to a 12 on one hole and what he said was a full-blown case of the putting […]

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Kevin Stadler wins Phoenix Open by one stroke over Watson, DeLaet

Getty Images Kevin Stadler holds up his ball after making birdie at the ninth hole Sunday. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Stadler won the Phoenix Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title when playing partner Bubba Watson missed a 5-footer for par on the final hole. Stadler, the 33-year-old son of PGA Tour winner Craig […]

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Zach Johnson wins Hyundai Tourn. of Champions by one over Spieth

Getty Images Zach Johnson won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for his third victory in his last six starts. KAPALUA, Hawaii — Zach Johnson started the new year the same way he ended the last one.  Johnson pulled away with three straight birdies on the back nine at Kapalua and closed with a 7-under 66 for […]

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Sergio Garcia wins Thailand C’ship by four shots over Henrik Stenson

Sergio Garcia won the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday, giving him four career Asian Tour titles. CHON BURI, Thailand – Sergio Garcia shot a final-round 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes and win the Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club on Sunday.  The 33-year-old Spaniard, who held the lead since the […]

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