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.
Bryson DeChambeau ended 2016 looking for answers with his putting. After debuting the stroke and a self-fashioned putter at the Franklin Templeton Shootout in December, the transition has not been a fruitful one. Before this week, DeChambeau had missed three consecutive cuts, then suddenly withdrew from the Genesis Open, into which he was invited on a sponsor’s exemption, after just 28 holes and citing a hand injury.
Fowler was an active child, and Taka wanted to keep the boy busy while at the same time learning how to play golf himself. The driving range pro, Barry McDonnell, gave the child a few games to keep him occupied. Little Rickie had a good, albeit unorthodox, swing. "I'm going to build him a great golfing mind," he told his friend and driving range co-founder, Bill Teasdall, "and by the time he's 20, he won't even know where it came from." Rory McIlroy had the best year in 2014, but Fowler wasn't far behind his fellow 25-year-old.