Henrik Stenson's prior appearances at the Wyndham Championship set the bar pretty low. He missed the cut in 2010 and 2011, followed by a flu-induced withdrawal in 2012. But Stenson is a far different player these days, and that disparity was on full display Thursday when he shot a bogey-free 62 to sit alone in second place, one shot behind Matt Every. "I guess my game is in slightly better shape than it has been some of the other times when I've shown up here," Stenson told reporters. "Couple of the times where I've been here I haven't been playing well at all. Certainly I felt like I would have a better chance this year to do myself justice on here, and I certainly got off to a good start."
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- She has zero endorsements, about 600 Twitter followers and a caddie who makes beef jerky on the side, so now is the best time to talk to Angel Yin, before things get nuts. She is spinning around on a fancy chair in the clubhouse at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, her thoughts alternating between fame and how comfortable the chair is. It reclines, but it also looks like an office chair, and for a second, that's fascinating to Yin. "Woo, this is nice," she says. "This is like the best invention." Yin is about to be a big name, at least that's what the golf experts think, because she's powerful and fearless and can hit a golf ball farther than just about anyone in
Less than a week after hinting that he might be done for the remainder of 2017, Rory McIlroy on Friday committed to play next week's Northern Trust, the first leg of the FedExCup Playoffs. McIlroy is the postseason's defending champion, after taking both the Tour Championship and the FedExCup in dramatic fashion last fall. The news that he'll tee it up in the first playoff event is only surprising in light of what he offered following his T-22 finish last Sunday at the PGA Championship. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he said, referring to his upcoming schedule. “You might not see me until next year. You might see me in a couple weeks’ time. It really depends.” McIlroy has been hampered