Jordan Spieth Day 1 Leader at Hero Challenge

If he was awed by the company he kept at the Hero World Challenge on Thursday, Jordan Spieth certainly overcame it on the course. The 21-year-old third-year PGA pro fired a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead at  Tiger Woods' tournament in Windhaven, Florida. He held a one-stroke lead over Steve Stricker, who is … Continue reading Jordan Spieth Day 1 Leader at Hero Challenge

Steve Stricker Is Halftime Entertainment at Wisconsin Football Game

Steve Stricker has hit clutch shots in front of some big crowds in his time, but 80,000 people? That's a new one. Stricker, wearing an Illinois hat for his alma mater and a Wisconsin shirt for his hometown team, fired three shots off the top of the University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall stadium scoreboard during … Continue reading Steve Stricker Is Halftime Entertainment at Wisconsin Football Game

Barclays Win Guarantees Fat Check, Top 10 Finish for Mahan?

First the bad news for Barclays champion Hunter Mahan. Only one golfer in the seven-year history of the FedExCup has won both the first tournament of the four-week playoff and the overall title. That man? Vijay Singh, who won the Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008 en route to the title. Now the … Continue reading Barclays Win Guarantees Fat Check, Top 10 Finish for Mahan?

Steve Stricker Charges Within 1 Stroke of John Deere Lead

Here comes Steve Stricker again. The three-time John Deere Classic winner fired a 7-under 65 to get to 16-under for the tournament. He's one stroke behind the equaly-sizzling Brian Harman who shot a 65 to get to 17-under. The hottest golfer on the course Saturday was Scott Brown, who fired a 10-under 61. Harman had … Continue reading Steve Stricker Charges Within 1 Stroke of John Deere Lead

Zach Johnson, William McGirt Tied as John Deere Classic Hits Turn

Apparently Zach Johnson is pretty intent on making up for last year's playoff loss at the John Deere Classic. Johnon followed up his opening-round 63 with a 4-under 67 to remain tied for first place at 12-under through two rounds at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. Johnson shook off three bogeys with seven … Continue reading Zach Johnson, William McGirt Tied as John Deere Classic Hits Turn

Three tied for lead at John Deere Classic

Tournaments outside the limelight can make for strange bedfellows, and strange leaderboards as well. That's one way to explain the trio atop the scorecard through one round at the John Deere Classic on Thursday: Zach Johnson, #21 on the PGA Money List this year; South Africa's Rory Sabbatini, whose missed nine cuts in 22 events … Continue reading Three tied for lead at John Deere Classic

Family First: Steve Stricker Withdraws from British Open

At 47 years old, Steve Stricker has seen and done more than most every will on the PGA Tour. But staying committed to his promise to spend more time with his family is perhaps his greatest accomplishment. Earlier this week, Stricker announced he will skip the British Open for a second straight year to spend … Continue reading Family First: Steve Stricker Withdraws from British Open

Statistics Don’t Favor Greenbrier Leader Hurley

Statistics are a funny thing in sports, particularly in golf. Billy Hurley III is trying to ignore them. In the brief five-year history of the Greenbrier Classic, no player has ever won the tournament after leading following 54 holes. And Hurley has never led a tournament after 54 holes, and obviously never won a PGA … Continue reading Statistics Don’t Favor Greenbrier Leader Hurley