ESPN.com Georgia alum Kevin Kisner planned ahead. He just didn't know he would finish Saturday tied for second place in the PGA Tour's Tour Championship at 10-under after carding the lowest score in Round 3, a 6-under 64. On Friday evening, Kisner turned to Twitter to try to find a helicopter that could take him from East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta to Saturday evening's showdown between No. 11 Georgia and No. 17 Mississippi State in Athens, Georgia -- after he finished his third round, of course. When you're three shots off the lead at the Tour Championship, but have equally pressing concerns on Saturday. Moving into contending position didn't stop Kisner from following through on his plan, as
The Presidents Cup has never quite roused the passion of golf's Ryder Cup, but Rickie Fowler thinks this might change when the biennial event between U.S. and International teams hits the Big Apple this week. With New York's vociferous fans sure to amp up the atmosphere, and the International team desperate to end a six-event losing streak dating back to 2005, Fowler is hoping for a competitive week. "The Presidents Cup has a little bit more of a laid back feel, but I think this one will have more of a Ryder Cup feel,” Fowler, who will be playing on the American team, said in a telephone interview.
ATLANTA – One year has passed since the world – not just the sports world – lost Arnold Palmer, the king of golf. Arnold Palmer had a special gift. The PGA Tour has continued to extend and celebrate the King’s legacy, not that it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Last September, days after his death, one of Palmer’s old Ryder Cup bags was placed on the first tee at the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine; in March, at Bay Hill in Orlando, where Palmer spent winters since the mid-1960s, more than 60 players took part in a “21 gun” salute on the practice grounds to start the Arnold Palmer Invitational; at last month’s Boeing Invitational in Seattle, home to a PGA Tour Champions event, a 787-8 Dreamliner flew overhead at Snoqualmie Ridge, with Palmer’s signature, colorful umbrella emblazoned on the belly of the plane.