Rory McIlroy’s season is officially over — he’s busy resting and recovering as he prepares for a big 2018 — but this video from his closing stretch on the European Tour is just starting to make the rounds on social media. And for good reason. It’s pretty common practice for players to hand over their golf balls to members of the crowd — usually young kids — in between holes. What’s not as common is just how happy those kid was after receiving his souvenir. Total joy on his face. Just a small act of kindness, inspiring a young golf fan for life.
Colin Montgomerie is feeling even more confident entering the PGA Tour Champions playoffs. Montgomerie earned his second victory in five weeks on Sunday, a three-stroke win at the SAS Championship. The victory "gives me a huge amount of confidence going into the playoffs, and I look forward to the next few weeks with added incentive now," Montgomerie said.
Rickie Fowler had a busy off weekend. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy served as grand marshal for Homecoming at his alma mater in Stillwater as the Pokes thumped the Baylor Bears 59-16. Fowler participated in a pro-am at Karsten Creek, rode in the Homecoming parade and hit autographed balls into the crowd at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday evening (while Mike Gundy removed his shirt). Fowler is one of the more celebrated athletes in Oklahoma State history, and it was cool to see him return to his college home for a weekend and talk about how much the place meant to him. "When people see (Homecoming weekend), I think they understand a little more what Oklahoma State is," Fowler said. "The main
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Brendan Steele (U.S.) 556 2. Pat Perez (U.S.) 500 3. Keegan Bradley (U.S.) 300 3. (2) Tony Finau (U.S.) 300 5. (61) Kang Sung
Fred Ridley recalls soaking up the ambience of Augusta National a week before his debut in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion. He was alone under the massive oak tree next to the clubhouse when he turned around and realized he had company. Clifford Roberts, co-founder of the club and the first chairman of the Masters, was standing behind him. "I kind of jumped and thought, 'Oh God, what have I done?'" Ridley said. "We had a nice conversation. The interesting thing was, we were leaving and he says, 'Now young man, you're going to be playing in the Par 3 next Wednesday. You make sure you get some practice over there.' He loved the Par 3. That was my recollection of the only conversation
American Pat Perez won the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic, claiming a four-shot victory over compatriot Keegan Bradley on Sunday at TPC Kuala Lumpur. The 41-year-old only managed to make par on the back nine, but did enough to finish the tournament with a 24-under 264 to take home the $1.26 million prize purse and 500 FedEX Cup points. The bulky golfer admitted he never expected to reign supreme in the sweltering conditions in Kuala Lumpur.
There's a reason Lake Central's Alexis Miestowski wore black on the second day of the golf state finals. Actually, a couple, but the main one was a not-so-subtle reminder Miestowski had won a state title. Miestowski, the Post-Tribune 2017 Girls Golfer of the Year, had presence. Everything about her on the course was done with a purpose. "I caught myself doing it accidentally at first," she said of wearing black. "I did it since I won state. There is an intimidation factor involved. When I put my game face on, I don't think about anything else but winning. "All I want to do when I'm out there is win." Lake Central coach Chris Rossiano always appreciated that about Miestowski. "I call her a predator
Geoff Shackelford hopes the restoration of Belmont Golf Course, which hosted the 1949 PGA Championship, will keep the A.W. Tillinghast design features.
This college golf team practices their game even off the green. Brady Dixon lined up his shot from deep in a hallway, took a swing and it landed … right in a red Solo cup. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer presents your Daly Click.