JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Late Monday U.S. Presidents Cup captain Steve Stricker huddled with his assistant captains to discuss a crucial issue. Pin positions? No. Possible pairings? Nope. Instead, the U.S. team wanted to talk about what to do this week when the national anthem is played at Liberty National. The controversy that was sparked by President Donald Trump’s comments last week and the ensuing reaction from the world of sports prompted Stricker to bring his players and coaches into the conversation and after a team meeting early Tuesday he said they all agreed to stand for the national anthem. “There were no issues on our part,” Stricker said. “We had a good talk and we all realized that there
Phil Mickelson will remain a Callaway Golf endorser for the remainder of his playing career, it was announced Tuesday. Mickelson, who joined Callaway in 2004, will continue to play a full set of the company’s equipment. He has won half of his 42 PGA Tour titles, and four of his five majors, since switching to Callaway. “Our long association has been hugely important to my career and this extended agreement is a great honor,” Mickelson said in a release. “We’ve enjoyed close personal and working relationships for 13 years, and I’m very grateful that it will continue through my playing days and beyond.” The 47-year-old is competing this week at the Presidents Cup, his 23rd consecutive team competition.
It’s not every day that a young golfer has the opportunity to experience the game in a way that unlocks their already well-developed interest in math and science. Yet that is just what happened during the first-ever Learning Science Through Golf Academy, an innovative, three-day program that brought 24 First Tee participants from around the country this summer to the USGA headquarters in New Jersey. The high school students selected to participate in the academy hailed from 16 states and represented 21 First Tee chapters. While many of them were meeting each other and visiting the USGA for the first time, they had a shared interest in science and math, as well as a love of the game through their