Category: PGA Tour

NEWS: Five-Time Open Champion Peter Thomson Dies View More
Peter Thomson won five Open Championships. (Photo: Tim Wimborne, Reuters)

NEWS: Five-Time Open Champion Peter Thomson Dies

Peter Thomson, the Australian golf great who won the Open Championship five times between 1954 and 1965, died Wednesday at his home in Melbourne, his family announced. Thomson, who had battled Parkinson’s disease in recent years, was 88. Thomson, who was the first Australian to win the Open, raised the…

NEWS: Five-Year Extension Will Keep Houston Open On PGA Tour Schedule View More
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane (left) poses with starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel as he receives his ring during the 2017 World Series ring ceremony. (Photo Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

NEWS: Five-Year Extension Will Keep Houston Open On PGA Tour Schedule

The Houston Open, a fixture on the PGA Tour since 1946, lives on. With a substantial boost from Houston Astros owner Jim Crane, the tournament that was on the verge of ending this year, has a five-year extension beginning in the fall of 2019. The Houston Open will move to…

QUICK TAKE: Thomas Revels In Rise To No. 1 View More
When Justin Thomas knew he would supplant Dustin Johnson atop the world ranking, he stayed up late enough to see it for himself. (Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Thomas Revels In Rise To No. 1

DUBLIN, OHIO – In the hours after the Players Championship ended and it became official that Justin Thomas would supplant Dustin Johnson atop the world ranking, he stayed up late enough to see it for himself. Thomas had been flying home to South Florida when he learned that Johnson’s T17…

QUICK TAKE: Woods Favors Shorts On Tour View More
Tiger Woods at the 2005 Tavistock Cup (Photo credit: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Woods Favors Shorts On Tour

Given the option, Tiger Woods would like to wear shorts during hot-weather tournaments. Answering a question Thursday on a Facebook Live event with Bridgestone, whose golf balls he plays, Woods threw his support behind the idea. It’s not under consideration at the moment – the PGA Tour requires players to…

QUICK TAKE: Simpson, Up By Seven, Is In Command Of Players View More
Webb Simpson (Photo credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Simpson, Up By Seven, Is In Command Of Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – All that’s left now for Webb Simpson is to finish what he has so brilliantly started over three days at the Players Championship. Seven strokes ahead. Eighteen holes remaining. Looking for perspective? The biggest 54-hole lead ever lost on the PGA Tour is six strokes,…

QUICK TAKE: Poulter Left ‘Raging’ After Irksome Finish View More
Ian Poulter (Photo credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Poulter Left ‘Raging’ After Irksome Finish

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Sometimes the words fit the actions and this time they did. “The water is going to taste like acid when I have a drink later tonight,” a fiery Ian Poulter said. “I’m raging right now.” At least that’s what he said publicly. What he said privately…