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QUICK TAKE: After Automatic Eight, U.S. Ryder Cup Race Remains Open View More
Bryson DeChambeau takes a selfie with golf fans during Tuesday's practice round at Bellerive Country Club. (Photo Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: After Automatic Eight, U.S. Ryder Cup Race Remains Open

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | By late afternoon Sunday, Jim Furyk will have the bulk of his U.S. Ryder Cup team determined. Then comes the hard part. Eight automatic qualifiers will be set after the PGA Championship – Rickie Fowler is currently seventh, Webb Simpson eighth and Bryson DeChambeau ninth –…

QUICK TAKE: Year’s Fourth Major Is Stuffed With Subplots View More
Jordan Spieth (left) and Billy Horschel opted for shorts during Monday's steamy practice round, while Brandt Snedeker stuck with pants. (Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Year’s Fourth Major Is Stuffed With Subplots

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | The fourth day of a major championship can be the most exciting. See the Open at Carnoustie last month for proof. The last act of a play often brings the denouement. See any number of thrillers, whodunnits, three-act plays for proof. So what does this suggest…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy In Search Of Winning Formula View More
Rory McIlroy during Wednesday's practice round at the 2018 PGA Championship. (Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy In Search Of Winning Formula

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | Over the past 23 months, Rory McIlroy has won one golf tournament. He won brilliantly at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, shooting 64 on Sunday at Bay Hill, turning the early spring air electric with his finish. It was vintage McIlroy, spectacular and seemingly easy…

QUICK TAKE: Molinaris’ Performances Prove Brotherly Excellence View More
Francesco and Edoardo Molinari, seen here in 2010, go back a long way. (Photo: Carl Recine, Action Images)

QUICK TAKE: Molinaris’ Performances Prove Brotherly Excellence

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | They are the best pair of golfing brothers in the world. The Molinaris, from Turin, are the sons of a dentist, and while one, Edoardo, won the US Amateur, the first European to do so for a century, and can recite a deck of cards from memory…

TRAVEL: Kohler Celebrates Milestones; Remains A Memorable Destination View More
Whistling Straits offers spectacular views and a challenging layout.

TRAVEL: Kohler Celebrates Milestones; Remains A Memorable Destination

KOHLER, WISCONSIN | I find there is much to celebrate whenever I travel to this charming burg north of Milwaukee, for it is as good a golf getaway as there is in this land. The four Pete Dye-designed courses at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits are among my favorites anywhere,…

QUICK TAKE: Drenching Disrupts Practice Time At Bellerive View More
Tiger Woods hits a shot from the fairway during a Tuesday practice round at Bellerive. (Photo: John David Mercer, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Drenching Disrupts Practice Time At Bellerive

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | Splat. That’s the sound of the PGA Championship at Bellerive, at least in the run-up to the start of the year’s final major. A series of downpours Tuesday soaked Bellerive, disrupting practice plans for players trying to learn a golf course that’s instantly familiar. Rory McIlroy…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth, ‘Under The Radar,’ Embraces Opportunity View More
Despite almost winning the Open Championship, Jordan Spieth comes into the PGA Championship under the radar. (Photo: Kyle Terada, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Spieth, ‘Under The Radar,’ Embraces Opportunity

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | A year ago, Jordan Spieth arrived at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow still cradling the Claret Jug he’d won at the Open Championship one month earlier and with a new set of expectations set upon his shoulders. Spieth failed in his first attempt to complete…

QUICK TAKE: Memories Of Tragedy Put Golf Into Perspective View More
The American flag flies above Bellerive Country Club prior to the 100th PGA Championship. (Photo: John David Mercer, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Memories Of Tragedy Put Golf Into Perspective

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | On Sunday, a flight to the US to stay at a hotel on the rim of St Louis. On Monday a drive to Bellerive Country Club where the American Express World Golf Championship event would be held. On Tuesday? Well, Tuesday 11 September 2001 was a…