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. While Nicklaus at first said he doesn't "have a take" on Woods, he said he was "a bit puzzled" by the situation. "I've seen Tiger a little bit in the last several months, not in the last month or two," he said. "He looked great.
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.
Pro golfer Rory McIlroy found himself on the defense on Friday, less than a week after joining President Trump in Florida for a round of golf at the Trump International Golf Club. “This wasn’t an endorsement nor a political statement of any kind,” the 27-year-old Northern Irishman posted to Twitter. “It was, quite simply, a round of golf.” The four-time majors winner faced an onslaught of criticism online after he accepted Trump’s invitation to join him in West Palm Beach, Fla., last weekend, where he noted after their round that the president was “a decent player for a guy in his 70s.” The pair was joined for 18 holes by Nick Mullen, a sports agent, and Rich Levine, a Trump friend. Within minutes