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Van Cynical Mailbag: Tiger’s Jeans, the Tour’s Off-Season and Ryder Cup ‘Pods’

So many questions, so few brain cells left to respond, so why waste time with mere written words, let’s get right to the Van Cynical Mailbag. As always, thanks for asking… Vans, What did you do during the Tour’s off-season?–Mark Brown via Twitter I hibernated. That was the longest 10 days of my life. It […]

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Tales from the tours, both large and small, mark the year in golf for 2013

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Steve Stricker made it clear that money was not important. His plan was to defend his title at Kapalua and walk away from the PGA Tour for the rest of the year. Over the holidays leading into 2013, he reached a compromise and cut his schedule roughly in half. He […]

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PGA Tour Confidential: Best Players Never to Have Won a Major, the Tour’s Nonprofit Status and Where to Go South for the Winter

Getty Images With his girlfriend on his bag, Sergio Garcia held off Henrik Stenson to win the Thailand Championship, his first victory since last December. 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 […]

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PGA Tour Confidential: Best Players Never to Have Won a Major, the Tour’s Nonprofit Status and Where to Go South for the Winter

Getty Images With his girlfriend on his bag, Sergio Garcia held off Henrik Stenson to win the Thailand Championship, his first victory since last December. 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 […]

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Joy for Scott Jamieson immediately after winning play-off to take European Tour’s Nelson Mandela Championship

“I knew I required a rapidly begin and was fortunate adequate to get that,” Jamieson stated right after also being presented with a framed drawing of Mandela. “It’s an honour to win a tournament like this. Receiving your name on any European trophy is a amazing achievement, but it is a bit a lot more […]

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Much much more at stake than money as PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoffs begin

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — The FedExCup was all about the $ ten million bonus when it started in 2007 since there was nothing left to decide. Tiger Woods was the best player in golf, and every person knew it. He currently had won 5 times that year, like the PGA Championship at Southern Hills. He currently had […]

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Mickelson, Kuchar headline Byron Nelson, but parity reigns on PGA and other tours

Carlos M. Saavedra / SI Phil Mickelson (ten) joins Matt Kuchar (5) as the only players in the Byron Nelson field ranked in the best ten. Byron Nelson is remembered as the golfer who once took the guesswork out of selecting a winner on the PGA Tour. He won 18 of 35 tournaments, like 11 […]

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Look back on 2011 reveals tales from tours with Els, Couples, a lot more

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mike Tuten has spent the last 20 years on the North Shore of Oahu shaping surfboards. He joined his brother, Titleist rep Chris Tuten, for a round of golf on the Plantation Course at Kapalua at the commence of the year. Walking down the seventh fairway, the Pacific Ocean on the horizon, […]

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Notebook: Kaymer named European Tour’s final 2011 Golfer of Month

Getty Images Victory in Shanghai helped Martin Kaymer cement his second Golfer of the Month honor in 2011. VIRGINIA WATER, England — Martin Kaymer’s victory in the WGC-HSBC Champions has earned him the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month Award for November/December, tour officials have announced. Kaymer began the final day of […]

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McIlroy hopes to emulate Donald and excel on PGA and European tours

Getty Images Rory McIlroy finished a comparatively low 29th on the 2011 PGA Tour income list, but hopes to boost that by playing a lot more events in America subsequent season. HONG KONG — Rory McIlroy intends to invest much more time playing in the United States subsequent year, juggling his commitments with the European […]

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