• Nicklaus says Woods' status is puzzling
    The Associated Press

    Nicklaus says Woods' status is puzzling

    Jack Nicklaus says he was ''painting a picture'' when he suggested after a practice round with Tiger Woods at the 1996 Masters that Woods had the game to win at least 10 green jackets. In an interview before making an appearance in the NBC Sports broadcast booth, Nicklaus was raving about the growing number of young players who can win major championships. ''And now, I don't know about Tiger,'' Nicklaus said.

  • Monday Morning Swing Coach: Why a shorter driver like Fowler's might work for you
    Golf1 hour ago

    Monday Morning Swing Coach: Why a shorter driver like Fowler's might work for you

    Fowler went with a driver shaft that was an inch shorter than his standard model, supposedly to improve on his 58.8 driving-accuracy percentage. Fowler hit 67.8 percent of his fairways while suffering only a six-yard loss in distance. It doesn't matter how much speed you can generate or what shaft you use -- find the sweet spot and, like it did for Fowler, the ball will go far. John Dunigan, White Manor C.C., Malvern, Pa. ( @JohnDuniganGolf ): I’m hoping Fowler’s switch fuels a trend.