NEWS: R&A’s Slumbers Talks Trump And The Open

On the day after Rory McIlroy reportedly played 18 holes with President Trump, Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A, was asked if he would do the same. He was not about to dismiss the idea. “With all the senior people in the world,” said Slumbers, “I think it’s…

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QUICK TAKE: Johnson Could Reach No. 1 With Riviera Win

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA. – Dustin Johnson and his fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, announced Saturday they are expecting their second child, they have a new puppy and by Sunday evening, Johnson may have a new world ranking. If Johnson wins the rain-soaked Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club – he starts a…

QUICK TAKE: With Palmer On His Mind, Saunders Leads Genesis Open

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Sam Saunders doesn’t need reminding that his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, won what is now called the Genesis Open three times. The tournament wasn’t played at Riviera Country Club in the 1960s – Rancho Park Golf Course is where Palmer won in 1963, 1966 and 1967 –…

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Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake at the 2012 Ryder Cup Gala.

News: Tiger-Owned Company Buys Junior Golf Tour

His back is keeping him out of competition (and away from press conferences, at least for the time being) but Tiger Woods has remained a busy guy, at least on the business front. To the surprise of almost everyone, Woods now owns part of a junior golf tour. This week,…

NEWS: McDowell, Sörenstam Among New Arnold Palmer Invitational Hosts

Emotion will be palpable next month when the Arnold Palmer Invitational takes place for the first time without its namesake’s presence. To assist in filling the void left by one of the game’s legends, who died last September, a group of five – Graeme McDowell, Annika Sörenstam, Peter Jacobsen, Curtis…

NEWS: Peter Jacobsen Receives Charlie Bartlett Award for Unselfish Contributions

The Golf Writers Association of America has named seven-time PGA Tour winner and television analyst Peter Jacobsen the winner of the Charlie Bartlett Award for unselfish contributions to the betterment of society. Jacobsen – twice a Ryder Cup participant and twice a Champions Tour major champion – has added to…

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NEWS: Tiger Cancels Press Conference Due to Back Spasms

The Tiger Woods withdrawals continued this week when it was first announced that Woods’ scheduled Tuesday press conference at the Genesis Open had been moved to Wednesday, only to have that press conference cancelled altogether due to Woods’ continuing problems with back spasms. The reason given was that Woods has…

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PostCast, Episode 6: Playing Golf Matchmaker, Lexi Thompson’s Remarkable Life and More

In this Valentine’s Day-themed episode of the PostCast, Sean Fairholm and Cassie Stein discuss the best and worst possible combos of male and female tour professionals, what makes us fall in love with the game and more. The co-hosts are joined by LPGA Tour insider Steve Eubanks, who explains what…