Rickie Fowler rode a hot putter on Sunday to win the Honda Classic for his fourth career PGA Tour title. One of the most popular players on Tour, Fowler had a memorable year in 2014, when he had top-five finishes in all four majors, but his win at the Honda was his first since the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship. Does Fowler, now 28, have the game to become a truly elite player?
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
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.