NBC golf analyst Brandel Chamblee wants to believe the Instagram chatter that Tiger Woods has been working avidly with instructor Chris Como in hopes of playing the Masters, which begins next week. "If you can believe what you read on social media, his coach has been down there with him in Palm Beach and he has been hitting lot of golf balls," Chamblee said Tuesday on a media conference call. "The way I understand it, he has been practicing quite diligently. It wouldn't surprise me if Tiger shows up at Augusta National." Said fellow NBC analyst Colin Montgomerie: "He is still the needle in the game and it would be great to see him play. … But if he does, I hope he can compete and that we're not
Last week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play was certainly thrilling for PGA Tour fans, but now that the dust has settled, it's time to return to stroke play at this week's Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. With two World Golf Championship events in the last month, it might not feel like Masters Thursday is nearing, but here we are. Here are my power rankings for the week.
HUMBLE, Texas – World No. 1 Dustin Johnson may have withdrawn, but it's still a star-studded field this week at the Shell Houston Open. Here's a look at a few marquee, early-round groupings as players make their final preparations for the Masters (all times ET): Rahm enters with plenty of momentum after his run through the WGC bracket came up just short of another victory. He'll be joined by Mickelson, a Houston regular whose brother, Tim, represents Rahm, while Berger will round out this trio that doesn't exactly lack confidence as he looks to better last year's T-5 finish at this event. 9:20 a.m. Thursday, 2:10 p.m. Friday: Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Jim Herman Fowler skipped last week's