Pro Golf Weekly

  • Anthony Kim isn’t ready to compete on the LIV circuit — yet
      For the record, I’d rather play golf than watch it.  If I need to just watch, I’d rather do it live at the course.  If I can’t do that I’d have to settle for TV or the  Internet.  The latter is what I had to do to see Anthony Kim ‘s return to professional golf ...
  • LET brings a unique team event to Florida’s Feather Sound
    In these times of turmoil for professional golf tours it was almost shocking to learn about the upcoming Aramco Team Series. Its first event of 2024 is coming up fast — March 7-10 at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, FL. Imagine an event that is part of the Ladies European Tour (LET) hosting an event ...
  • Florida Swing will give the PGA Tour a refreshing change
    PALM HARBOR, FL. – The first two months of the PGA Tour season were marred by unusually bad weather in California and an overly exuberant crowd in Phoenix.  Now – as soon as the last putt drops at the Mexico Open — it’s time to welcome the Florida Swing. The Sunshine State takes over the month ...
  • LIV tour is off to a good start after its first two tournaments
    With the LIV Golf League venturing outside of the United States for the first time this season, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s happening with this controversial circuit. LIV has had events in Mexico and Las Vegas.  Both certainly fared well going head-to-head with PGA Tour stops, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the ...
  • LIV’s season-opening tournament was eye-catching.
    The controversial LIV Golf League has only 14 tournaments in its third season, but the first one of 2024 couldn’t have gone any better for the fledgling circuit. LIV’s debut in Mexico went head-to-head with the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which underwent a major format change, was elevated to a “signature’’ event for the ...
  • Langer’s injury puts a damper on the Chubb Classic
        OCALA, FL. – Bernhard Langer, appropriately enough, has always been the focal point of the upcoming Chubb Classic but now – due an unfortunate circumstance – it’s for the wrong reason. Langer tied Hale Irwin’s record for PGA Tour Champions wins with his 46th at last year’s Chubb event, a tournament he has won five times.  ...
  • Here’s the most interesting products from the PGA Show
    ORLANDO, FL. – Every year it’s the same thing – only different. The 71st PGA Show again showcased the newest of the new in golf gear and attire. There were more than 1,000 companies and brands to entice the approximately 30,000 industry members who gathered at Orange County National Golf Center, for the traditional Demo Day, ...
  • PGA Show, tournaments put Orlando in the golf spotlight
    ORLANDO, FL. – PGA Tour Champions opens its season in Hawaii and the PGA Tour has shifted its events to California, but — for the next couple weeks, at least — Orlando is where most of the action is in professional golf. The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions – first event of the Ladies PGA ...
  • LPGA retains Tournament of Champions theme in its opener
    The PGA Tour no longer starts its season with a Tournament of Champions.  The field at last week’s Sentry event in Hawaii, for better or worse, was dominated by players who got in by finishing in the top-50 finish in last year’s FedEx Cup. The LPGA, though, will again celebrate its recent winners at its season-opening ...
  • McIlroy is changing his tune as Sentry opens PGA Tour season
    The first event on the pro golf tours teed off at The Sentry tournament in Hawaii, on Thursday. Formerly the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions, it had a new format, with 35 winners on the PGA Tour in 2023 and the top 50 in the 2023 FedEx Cup Playoffs eligible to compete. It’s a good thing ...
  • Men’s pro golf faces another year of turmoil
      It’s most appropriate to wish all our golf enthusiasts a happy holiday season.  This is a season-ender is like no other, however. Only the much-debated “Framework Agreement,’’ that is to bring together the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Tour, is left among major golf developments in 2023.   The agreed upon deadline for this agreement ...
  • Rahm’s jump to LIV puts the golf world in a tizzy
    What? Jon Rahm has jumped to LIV?  Who woulda thunk it?’’ Certainly not me, at least not until the rumors of his signing dragged on long enough to make the actual event almost anticlimactic. This development made it emphatic that the Saudi-backed circuit is here to stay. So, how big was it? Too big for it to ...
  • PGA Tour Champions now has its own World Cup
      BRADENTON, Florida — Who says who can’t teach an old dog new tricks? In the case of the wonderful world of tournament golf the “old dog’’ is PGA Tour Champions, and the 50-and-over circuit has never been reluctant to try something new. This week, though, it may have gone overboard with its World Golf Champions Cup. It’s ...
  • Price, Leadbetter will be a great team in creating Soleta course
      MYAKKA CITY, Florida – When you put Nick Price and David Leadbetter together on a golf project you most likely will have a winner. This week those two were in the spotlight at the ground-breaking for the Soleta Golf Club on the outskirts of Sarasota, FL.  Soleta’s expected opening is in late 2024 and will be ...
  • LIV’s second season is over; now the fun begins
      LIV Tour’s second season is history.  The team championship at Doral created great drama and was an appropriate ending to the 2023 campaign. Now, however, the real fun begins. LIV chief executive officer Greg Norman took at least a brief look ahead during lulls in the action at Doral..  He started by confirming that he hasn’t been ...