• Johnny Miller: Rickie Fowler hasn't learned to finish Sundays 'like a true champion'
    Golf

    Johnny Miller: Rickie Fowler hasn't learned to finish Sundays 'like a true champion'

    Rickie Fowler picked up his fourth career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, but it wasn't as smooth as the four-stroke barrier indicates. He started the day with a four-shot lead and won the Honda Classic by that much, but Fowler, who was 0 for 4 in converting 54-hole leads or co-leads entering Sunday, shot a two-over 37 on the front nine and saw his lead slip to one at times. "He hasn't learned how to do that yet." In his press conference, Fowler was asked specifically about Miller's comments. "Well, I started with a four-shot lead and I still won by four, so I didn't play great," he said. A win's a win." It was Fowler's first win since the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship.

  • Since this golf course went brown, it’s battled ATVs, burglars and snakes
    Miami Herald

    Since this golf course went brown, it’s battled ATVs, burglars and snakes

    Wayne Rosen, a well-known developer of upscale homes, kept his promise — well, one of them. After not getting the rezoning he requested last year to build single-family homes in an industrial area, Rosen — who had vowed to let Homestead’s Keys Gate Golf Course “go brown” — has not relented. True to his word, the golf course today is indeed brown. But it’s not just a matter of dead grass. Piles of tree branches and trash have overtaken tee boxes. Ponds and water hazards are surrounded by knee-deep grass. Once-emerald fairways are now filled with weeds and sand. Dilapidated bathrooms with collapsed roofs are adorned with yellow police tape. Since the course closed, city officials have dealt with

  • #AskAlan: Alan Shipnuck reveals his worst experience on the golf beat
    Golf

    #AskAlan: Alan Shipnuck reveals his worst experience on the golf beat

    Welcome to another edition of #AskAlan…Please keep the thoughtful questions coming… “Among top 20 players, who would you most AND least like to be stuck on a desert island with and why?”—Mark (@mocycling) I’m gonna ignore the homoerotic nature of this question and assume you just mean personality-wise. In that case, I’d most like to have to pass the hours with Paul Casey. Also, back hair. “Will there be another Zach Johnson who gets to PGA Tour without much power but finds a way to win majors?”—Brian (@briankoppelman) Well, I suppose Jordan Spieth could be put into this category, though he’s an average-length hitter, not a shorty.