The PGA Tour playoffs begin this week on CBS and last season's FedEx cup champion, Rory McIlroy, is back to defend his crown. He is one of the sport's biggest stars – on and off the golf course. "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell spoke to him at Yankee Stadium about charity, golfing with the president and his good friend, Tiger Woods. Next month marks McIlroy's 10th year as a professional golfer. He also just got married. "Rory McIlroy is good. Jeez, if you had to ask me 10 years ago when I was just on the verge of turning professional, 'What would you like the next 10 years to look like?' I would never have envisioned what I've been able to do on the golf course or off it for that matter,"
Billy Payne is retiring as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters, the club announced Wednesday. He will be replaced by Fred Ridley. Payne, who turns 70 in October, had served in the role since 2006 and was instrumental in modernizing Augusta National, admitting the club’s first female members and growing the game worldwide. Ridley, a former president of the USGA, has served as the competition chairman since 2007. A former U.S. Amateur champion, Ridley, 65, is the first chairman to have played in the Masters (1976-78). Payne will retire from his role Oct. 16 and become chairman emeritus. “The privilege I experienced serving as chairman of Augusta National and the Masters was far
With the world of modern equipment at his disposal, Henrik Stenson pulled the cover off his 8-year-old 3-wood with no embarrassment or hesitation. “I think quite a few [players] would like to hit like I end up,” he told The Post on Tuesday at Glen Oaks Club, where The Northern Trust will start Thursday and kick off the first of the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs. Stenson’s personal whuppin’ stick has become a thing of legend, hitting it so often and with such proficiency that he didn’t even pack a driver in his bag last week while winning the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina to vault him from No. 75 to No. 23 in the playoff rankings. The 41-year-old Swede credits a lot of that to his most reliable weapon, a 2009 Callaway Diablo Octane.