Last December, Rico Hoey was among 16 U.S. players who attended the Walker Cup practice session at Los Angeles Country Club. At that time, Hoey figured he’d remain amateur after his final semester at USC, play in the U.S. Amateur at Riviera in his hometown Los Angeles and have a good chance to make it back to LACC in September as a member of the 10-man U.S. Walker Cup squad. Hoey turned pro after the NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms, signed with management company Yee & Dubin, inked equipment and apparel deals with Callaway, and headed off to Canada as a member of the Mackenzie Tour. Some questioned the decision, but Hoey didn’t want to end up in a situation like the ones LSU’s Sam Burns, UNLV’s John Oda and Hoey’s college teammate Sean Crocker experienced this summer.
ATLANTA (AP) Dustin Johnson had a chance to win $10 million while sitting in front of a television.
The FedEx Cup finale is set up in such a way that the winner may not even be participating in the final moments. That should change.
ATLANTA (AP) The tournament that Tiger Woods launched 10 years ago remained on next season’s PGA Tour schedule.
ATLANTA (AP) In the five years since the LPGA Tour decided that the Evian Championship would be a major, the debate over its status has received as much attention as the winners.
Ryan Asselta and Sean Zak break down the golfers to choose and avoid this week at the Tour Championship.
Jay Monahan settled into his chair with an easy smile and slight hunch, giving the commissioner’s annual State of the PGA Tour news conference a fantasy football draft feel. Of the litany of things that have changed the last year since Monahan took over for Tim Finchem, however, friendly body language doesn’t begin to accurately portray the differences between the old and new bosses. As metaphorical extremes go, maybe the easiest way to judge the gulf between current and former regimes was Monahan’s socks, a flowery pattern that fit playfully with the predictable loafers and blue blazer, which firmly announced there is new management now calling the shots in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. As best anyone can tell, he didn’t own flowers, just a stoic, B-to-B pragmatist who, in fairness, oversaw unprecedented growth during his tenure as commissioner.
SI Senior Writer Michael Bamberger talks about where he thinks Tiger Woods’ future in golf lies.
And like a lot friendly relationships, it appears that while these two really respect each other, they reserve the right to poke fun if the moment strikes. And that moment struck last week when the 2011 Open champion Clarke joined the Dubai Eye Sports Tonight Podcast to talk all things golf, including Tiger. While Clarke couldn’t have said nicer things about the 14-time major winner for most of the chat – such as he was a “good guy” and that he is the greatest golfer of all time – the most revealing quote came when the topic turned to Woods picking up a dinner tab. “He had a very successful savings account,” Clarke said through a laugh. “He didn’t quite pay for too many dinners whenever we were
The 2017 PGA season is coming to an end and we are finally at East Lake for the Tour Championship with $10 million on the line for the winner of the FedEx Cup playoffs. This is a unique event in that there are only 30 players in the field and obviously…