Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University Six months after fusion surgery on his lower back kept him from swinging a golf club until recently, Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions. Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, said Monday that the 14-time major champion met with the doctor who performed the surgery on April 19 for a checkup late last week. "He got a nice report and is allowed to proceed," Steinberg said. "He can do as much as he needs to do. Tiger is going to take this very, very slowly. This is good, but he plans to do it the right way."
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
Danny Willett has detailed his struggles in the months following his U.S. Masters triumph last year in a blog, describing how he did not want to play golf as he did not feel good enough. The 30-year-old Englishman, who split with coach Pete Cowen, became the first defending champion since Canadian Mike Weir in 2004 to miss the cut at Augusta this year. "At the end of 2016 I was in contention in the Race to Dubai and I just didn't want to play golf.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Geoff Shackelford hopes the restoration of Belmont Golf Course, which hosted the 1949 PGA Championship, will keep the A.W. Tillinghast design features.