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February 2012


Tiger's agent lashes out at Haney's Tell-All
2/29/2012
Tiger Woods' agent lashed out at his client's former swing coach tell-all book, "The Big Miss, calling it "armchair psychology" and "ridiculous".Hank Haney's book about his six years as Woods coach is titled, "The Big Miss" and goes on sale March 27, a week before the Masters.Mark Steinberg, Woods'... view

US Open to be harder than ever say USGA
2/28/2012
If USGA executive director Mike Davis has his way, the record low scores at last year's US Open at Congressional are unlikely to travel to the West Coast.Davis said Monday at San Francisco's majestic Olympic Club that the course will be ''the hardest start in a US Open'' when players tee off June 1... view

Mahan defeats McIlroy in Match Play Finale
2/27/2012
Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy's march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship on Sunday.Mahan won, 2 and 1, to capture his second World Golf Championship title.McIlroy defeated Lee Westwood in the semifinals Sunday morning, a high-stakes match because if either of them won the Match Pla... view

ESPN.com's Wojciechowski wins writing awards
2/24/2012
ESPN.com senior national columnist Gene Wojciechowski was named a double winner Thursday in the Golf Writers Association of America's annual writing contest. Wojciechowski was one of seven first-time contest winners. His look at Kevin Na, one of the slowest players on the PGA Tour, won in the categ... view

FedEx extends PGA sponsorship through '17
2/23/2012
The PGA Tour is keeping the FedEx Cup for at least five more years with a significant sponsorship renewal.Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Wednesday that FedEx has extended its umbrella sponsorship through 2017. That's the final piece of sponsorship renewal that the tour navigated through a troub... view

Mickelson hits ball in fan's shorts!
2/22/2012
Phil Mickelson took Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 classic “Get Shorty” to a whole new level on Saturday.  Lefty hit an errant tee shot on the Par-4 15th hole of the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles Saturday that actually ended up in a spectator’s shorts.Mickelson sliced his tee shot into the galle... view

Woods gets Spaniard in Match Play
2/21/2012
Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano fancies the idea of being a ’Tiger tamer’ at this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship where he will meet three-times winner Tiger Woods in the opening round.Fernandez-Castano, ranked 48th in the world, has never previously played in the company of Woods a... view

Haas beats Lefty, Bradley in Riviera playoff
2/20/2012
Bill Haas clinched his fourth PGA Tour title by topping Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in an exciting sudden death play-off for the Northern Trust Open Sunday at Riviera Country Club.The 29-year-old Haas sank a curling 43ft birdie putt at the second extra hole, the driveable par-four 10th, to se... view

Sorenstam turns down Solheim Captaincy
2/17/2012
Former top-ranked golfer Annika Sorenstam says she's turned down the chance to be captain for Europe in the 2013 Solheim Cup against the United States.“The Solheim Cup has been an important part of my career and I hope to one day lead the European team,” the Swede said yesterday.“After working with... view

Donald's 'major' ambition
2/16/2012
World Number One Luke Donald is getting ready to tee it up Thursday at Riviera Country Club for the Northern Trust Open, and all eyes will be on last years PGA and European tour money title holder."The best part of being No. 1 is knowing that my best golf is good enough to get me to that spot, just... view

Luke, Lee & Rory top seeds in Match Play
2/15/2012
The qualifying period for the WGC-Accenture Match Play is now over and the field is pretty well set. No's 1-4 in the world, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer will grab the top seeds in each of the four brackets, while Ernie Els, who was on the outside looking in at 65th in t... view

Miller:Tiger will tie Jack's record - not break it
2/14/2012
NBC Sports golf analyst Johnny Miller is known for making brash predictions on-air, and he offered one about Tiger Woods in an exclusive Golf Magazine interview: Miller said Woods will win four more majors and at least 30 more tournaments, which would leave Woods tied with Jack Nicklaus for most ca... view

Mickelson tames Tiger at Pebble Beach
2/13/2012
From a six-shot deficit to a two-shot lead in just six holes, Phil Mickelson showed that form is temporary as he gave Tiger Woods a Sunday spanking, beating him by 11 shots at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Woods has talked a good game ahead of the event in California and after a 67 in the third round, lo... view

Woods belly bashing is no worries for Scott
2/10/2012
One of the greatest exponents of the belly putter could see the tool of his trade under threat, as World No8 Adam Scott’s weapon of choice could be banned by powerbrokers in the golf world.However, the man who got him involved in the long putter in the first place, coach Brad Malone, is in no doubt... view

Couples: "I want to be Ryder Cup captain"
2/9/2012
Fred Couples said that he hopes to follow his success as 2011 U.S. Presidents Cup captain with a shot at being Ryder Cup captain.Speaking in Dubai on the eve of the Dubai Desert Classic, where his playing partners will be John Daly and Colin Montgomerie, Couples said: “Maybe in the next two or four... view

Tiger happy with game ahead of Pebble Beach
2/8/2012
Getting ready for his first PGA Tour event of the year, and Tiger Woods is on, if not exactly a hot-streak, a solid run of results that even a poor final round in Abu Dhabi couldn't diminish.Third at the Australian Open, a solid Presidents Cup and winner of the Chevron World Challenge, and his tie... view

Golfweek lauds new Nike putter
2/7/2012
Nike's new Method Concept putter is the club that really stands out at this weeks PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, writes Golf Week's James Achenbach.The flaming red front section and midnight black back section is "among the most eye-catching" of the putters on show, but it's the concept design "a... view

Stanley rises from the ashes at Phoenix Open
2/6/2012
After his dramatic collapse at Torrey Pines, Kyle Stanley was in tears again at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. This time, however, they were tears of joy rather than despair, as he overcame an eight-stroke deficit for his maidan PGA Tour title."I just want to thank my mom and dad. They've done a lot f... view

Callaway announce HEX Black Tour Golf Ball
2/3/2012
Callaway Golf Company today announced the March worldwide availability of the all-new HEX Black Tour golf ball. The product of a multi-year Research & Development enterprise, Callaway's HEX Black Tour features a host of new and proprietary technologies that differentiate this ultra-premium golf... view

Woodland: I'm getting into the swing of things
2/2/2012
Gary Woodland was irritated by his showing at Torrey Pines, failing to make the 54-hole cut.Then again, he realized it might take time for him to adjust to a new swing."I'm changing the whole path of the swing," Woodland said. "I'd like to be ready for Augusta."Woodland already has gone through sub... view

Tiger back into Top 20
2/1/2012
Tiger Woods has moved up to 17th in the world rankings after his tie for third place at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Woods climbs 8 places after losing his head-to-head battle with England's Robert Rock in the final group.After Abu Dhabi, his first event of the year, Woods next scheduled... view

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