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QUICK TAKE: Spieth’s Sharp Putting Leads To Third-Round 65 View More
Jordan Spieth (Photo credit: Peter Casey-USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Spieth’s Sharp Putting Leads To Third-Round 65

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – On Jordan Spieth’s lengthy list of career achievements, making the cut at the Players Championship hardly qualifies. Then again, Spieth had missed the cut here for three consecutive years and needed a second-round 68 to slip in on the number this year. One step at a…

OPINION: Silence With Regard To LET’s Future Isn’t Golden View More
Mel Reid during the 2017 Solheim Cup (Photo credit: Brian Spurlock-USA Today Sports)

OPINION: Silence With Regard To LET’s Future Isn’t Golden

Much of what Mel Reid said at the recent GolfSixes tournament about the present state of Ladies European Tour cannot be denied. They do not have enough tournaments – 13 to the 34 of those on offer on the LPGA Tour – and, as a result, some of the players…

QUICK TAKE: Simpson Ties Course Record, Takes Five-Shot Lead View More
Webb Simpson tied the course record at TPC Sawgrass, firing a 63 in the second round of the Players Championship. (Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Simpson Ties Course Record, Takes Five-Shot Lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – After Webb Simpson banged in a 27-foot birdie putt from behind the 15th green at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course on Friday afternoon to launch himself deeper into the ether, his playing companion Tyrrell Hatton walked over to Simpson’s caddie Paul Tesori with a simple…

QUICK TAKE: Tree Trouble Sends Fowler Packing View More
Rickie Fowler (Photo credit: John David Mercer-USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Tree Trouble Sends Fowler Packing

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – It looked like Rickie Fowler’s golf ball wedged among the branches of a palm tree alongside the par-4 sixth hole at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course Friday in the Players Championship. The gallery had watched Fowler’s tee shot fly into the tree and never come…

QUICK TAKE: Torn Between Tours, Stricker In Players Contention View More
Steve Stricker (Photo credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Torn Between Tours, Stricker In Players Contention

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Steve Stricker and Phil Mickelson had a bet this year about which one of them would win a tournament first. Turns out, they both won on the same weekend. Mickelson won the WGC-Mexico Championship while Stricker was winning the Cologuard Classic on the PGA Tour…

QUICK TAKE: Perspective Separates Major Champs Garcia, Stenson View More
Sergio Garcia (right) and Henrik Stenson (Photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Perspective Separates Major Champs Garcia, Stenson

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Major champions are different. They look similar, talk the same but there is a slight swagger in their walk, and they give off an almost imperceptible air of superiority. They know that in the grand scheme of things they have done something very few other…

QUICK TAKE: Short-Iron Struggles Mark Woods’ Second Round View More
Tiger Woods (Photo credit: John David Mercer-USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Short-Iron Struggles Mark Woods’ Second Round

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Looking for one swing to summarize Tiger Woods’ Friday at the Players Championship and why he had to sweat out the cut line after finishing 36 holes at 1-under par? Let’s go the par-4 fourth hole. Woods had 106 yards to the hole with water…

QUICK TAKE: ‘Super Group’ Fizzles On Day 1 View More
It was not a stellar first day for Mickelson, Fowler and Woods at the Players Championship (Photo Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: ‘Super Group’ Fizzles On Day 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Had it been opening night on Broadway, the reviews would have been … meh. Were it a special recipe at a trendy restaurant, you might ask for salt and pepper and maybe some hot sauce, too. Had it been … well, without belaboring the point…