Rickie Fowler is borrowing an idea from his friend Jimmy Walker at The Honda Classic this week: he's playing with a shortened driver. Walker cut his driver down earlier this year at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and credited the change for his hot start. Fowler followed suit and with his Cobra driver, cut from 44 1/2 inches to 43 1/2 inches, hit 31 of 42 fairways through three rounds at PGA National.
When Tiger Woods decides to return to the PGA Tour is a mystery these days, and the greatest major champion to ever play doesn't know what to think of Woods's situation either. Eighteen-time major-winner Jack Nicklaus, who is also the architect of PGA National's champion course, the site of this week's Honda Classic, joined NBC's Johnny Miller and Dan Hicks in the booth on Sunday and weighed in on Woods.
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.