7:07 PM ET Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Rafa Cabrera Bello never had a chance to meet Arnold Palmer. The Spaniard played Bay Hill for the first time Thursday with Palmer’s grandson, Sam Saunders, and had an ideal debut with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Cabrera Bello opened
For Lynx, the Black Cat is a good sign. Lynx, one of the most popular golf brands in the U.S. through the mid-1990s, which included major championships won by Fred Couples and Ernie Els using the classic Lynx Parallax irons, has been rediscovering itself in Europe over the last few years. It’s now making some
“A hero,” wrote Joseph Campbell, “is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” A description apropos for Phil Mickelson. For how often has the five-time major winner sacrificed his scorecard in the pursuit of the ridiculous, all for the benefit of our enjoyment? A sentiment on display Thursday at
4:00 PM ET ORLANDO, Fla. — Rory McIlroy’s awareness concerning golf’s career Grand Slam is quite keen, as was made clear Wednesday when he interrupted a question about it to clarify that he’s already had four chances to get the job done. McIlroy, who turns 30 this year, has been on hold since winning the
After a five-week absence from the PGA Tour, Justin Rose is looking to continue his winning ways at this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. But like everyone in the field at next month’s Masters, the Englishman already has an eye on Augusta National. And he plans on enlisting some help with his preparation for the year’s
Rules Modernization The United State Golf Association and the R&A unveiled a comprehensive proposal of what they’d like the Rules of Golf to be starting Jan. 1, 2019. According to one of the USGA’s chief officials, John Bodenhamer, the two organizations are in lockstep about making the rules easier to understand and apply.
ORLANDO – Not long before Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters, the crowning achievement to his unparalleled career in major championships, Lee Trevino was begging anyone who would listen to him to not agitate the Golden Bear about his latest victory drought. “Leave him alone,” Trevino was quoted as saying. “Please, leave him alone. When
8:53 PM ET Tony Romo has added a second PGA Tour golf event to his 2019 slate. The former Cowboys quarterback-turned-NFL analyst for CBS has accepted a sponsor’s exemption to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. It will mark the second straight season Romo plays in the event, which will
George Gankas presents a practical golf swing lesson for producing a push draw shot. Often novice golfers make an effort to hit the golf ball as straight as possible. While all golfers should be able to hit a straight shot at will, most PGA Tour Pros find more value drawing the ball to produce their
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Bettinardi has extended its Studio Stock putter range to include the new Studio Stock 38 Armlock. The SS38 Armlock, milled from a solid block of stainless steel, will now offer golfers a high-performing, compact mallet in an Armlock-style putter. It joins the SS28 Slotback as the second Armlock option in the 2019 Studio Stock Series.
Arnold Palmer was golf’s King of Cool. He had a casual elegance apart from anyone else in his time. Apparel-wise, Palmer pushed the boundaries with color, fit and style. From mock collars to flat brim hats, Arnie wasn’t afraid to try bold styles or make a statement. The impact he made on the golf style
The sticklers call this “lift, clean and cheat,” but if even the pros do it from time to time, why shouldn’t you? If a course is really wet, has just been aerated, or just has spots where it’s in lousy condition, move your ball a few inches, no closer to the hole. And if there
Christiaan Bezuidenhout is a name foreign to most American golf fans. That won’t be the case after the South African’s story is heard. Bezuidenhout, a fledgling talent currently on the European Tour, wrote a blog post for the tour’s website. In the article, Bezuidenhout details his brush with death as a child, and the lifelong
2:31 PM ET A major change to the Rules of Golf took place beginning Jan. 1, with making the rules simpler one of the big goals among the game’s governing bodies. And in many ways, that is the case, with the rulebook being pared down from 34 rules to 24, with easier explanations and more
The PGA Tour continues its Florida Swing this week with the Arnold Palmer Invitational, played at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Fla. This will mark the third playing of the API since Arnie’s death in September of 2016. This tournament has been the site of countless historic finishes over the years, many of