Putting a cap on a West Coast swing that produced one marquee winner after another, Dustin Johnson lapped the field at the Genesis Open at Riviera and vaulted to No. 1 in the World Ranking. What does your top five look like? Shane Bacon, golf analyst, Fox Sports ( @shanebacon ): I’m going to go my top-five in the world currently, with Rory simply landing on the list because, when healthy, he’s a top-two player and, when on the couch, he still doesn’t drop out of the Top 5. The only major move I’d make is to swap out Rory, at least until he returns healthy, for Stenson.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Darren Clarke knew what was coming when he used one of his captain’s picks on Thomas Pieters for Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup team. “I’ve been on tour for a long time and I’ve seen massive talent come along,” Clarke told The Guardian ahead of last year’s battle between Europe and the U.S. “I played with Tiger Woods when he was an amateur in the (British) Open. I've seen Rory McIlroy up close since he was a very young kid. Thomas Pieters impresses me in the same league as those guys. “He has that amount of talent.” Clarke knows of what he speaks. While Pieters won the 2012 NCAA individual title representing the University of Illinois and captured three victories on the European
At The Honda Classic, the famed three-hole stretch tests the mettle of the game’s best. Here’s how they survive. The notorious Bear Trap -- holes 15, 16 and 17 -- at PGA National’s Champion course is the gauntlet all Honda Classic winners must