18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus describes the tough test golfers can expect at the Olympic Club golf course.
World Sport's Patrick Snell and Mark McKay discuss what Tiger Woods' victory at Memorial means ahead of the U.S. Open.
Tiger Woods is a long way from matching Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles, but he is still in with a chance of equaling the golf legend's mark of 73 PGA Tour victories on Sunday.
European golf legend Colin Montgomerie tells CNN's Amanda Davies that Tiger Woods may never win another major title.
When Arnold Palmer drove up Magnolia Lane on the eve of the 1962 Masters, he was in a confident mood. He'd already won it twice, as well as the U.S. and British Opens, but this was to be his "Annus Mirabilis" -- the year he cemented his reputation as a global sporting superstar.
Golf returns to Olympics in 2016 after a 112-year hiatus and some of the greatest names in the sport are battling to put their name to the new course on which the event is to be played.
Tiger Woods returns to play at Bridgestone Invitational, CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
No lie: Tiger Woods has not won a golf tournament in 628 days.
The Masters stories in the SI Vault
Yes, I know Tiger Woods has been playing lousy golf. His stroke average has been over 71 for more than a year. He hasn't scored this poorly since his swing was hampered by his diapers.
Money has changed the game of golf -- and for the better, says Jack Nicklaus.
From Tiger Woods to China, golf great Jack Nicklaus discusses his life on the links and how the game is changing.
World number one Tiger Woods closed with a lackluster level-par 72 as his winless stretch in the majors extended to seven attempts after his latest disappointment at the British Open.
It is surely fitting that the home of golf, St. Andrews in Scotland, is hosting the 150th British Open, which started on Thursday on the famous links.
Tiger Woods needs to buckle down to regular tournament play if he is to achieve his goal of breaking the all-time majors record of 18 set by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.
All-time major record holder Jack Nicklaus believes that Tiger Woods will return to the golf course in time to appear in next month's Masters.
The sale of Don Riddell's Living Golf flag has now been completed. The auction raised $4,839 for the relief fund in Haiti.
Golf legend Tom Watson says Tiger Woods needs to "clean up his act" and show some humility in public when he returns to the circuit after sorting out his tangled personal life.
In the 10 years since the turn of the century, golf has seen some remarkable twists and turns, but the domination of the sport by one man was a story few other developments could match.
I don't know if you have ever done it, but for a long time it seemed like everyone had at least once or twice said "Jack Nicholson" when they meant "Jack Nicklaus" and vice versa. It seems weird if you think about it... yes, the names are similar, but it's hard to imagine that Nicklaus and Nicholson often share a similar context. Nicholson isn't winning Masters. Nicklaus isn't winning Oscars. But the strangeness of having two people that famous with similar names seemed more than many of us could handle. Eddie Murray and Eddie Murphy shared a similar connection.
Five-time champion Tom Watson enjoyed a "spiritual experience" as his superb opening 65 at Turnberry evoked memories of his classic head-to-head duel with Jack Nicklaus in the 1977 British Open.
The early leader at Turnberry, Tom Watson says having a good start is where he wants to be.
The 138th British Open Golf Championship begins at the Scottish resort of Turnberry on Thursday with Tiger Woods spearheading the array of U.S. star players aiming to capture the world's oldest major.
We are back with the continuing evolution of an experiment that last appeared two weeks ago: a combination column with Boston Red Sox senior advisor and baseball writer extraordinaire Bill James...
The localness of what we did down at the paper defined everything. Even as a kid brand-new to the staff and brand-new to the newspaper business, hired to work during summer vacations, I could tell that.
The U.S. Open golf championship had a humble beginning when 11 players in 1895 completed on a nine-hole course in Newport, Rhode Island.
Thursday's play at the 109th U.S. Open golf tournament at Bethpage Black has been cancelled for the day because of heavy and persistent rain which left the New York course completely saturated.
Larry Smith has a preview of the start of the U.S. Open men's golf tournament.
A few years ago, Muhammad Ali's wife, Lonnie, gave me her business card. And the name of her company was: GOAT, Inc.
U.S. Masters -- April 9-12, 2009
Tiger Woods' former coach, Butch Harmon, sits down for a chat about the golf pro.
Professional golfers and hackers alike try all sorts of unusual things to avoid the dreaded three-putt: cross-handed grips, staggered stances, elongated putters. Jayson Woodbridge has his own trick. He swings with one hand.
Over the last five years the "Living Golf" team has traveled the world and met some of the best and biggest names in the sport.
Speaking ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic, Woods talks about his ambitions, fatherhood, and global economic troubles.
Two days after a grueling U.S. Open that took him five days and 91 holes to win, Woods said he will have reconstructive surgery on his left knee to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament
World number one Tiger Woods has said his recovery from left knee surgery is going well and he hopes to play in the Memorial tournament in two weeks' time as well as the U.S. Open.
K.J. Choi is the only Asian among the world's top 10 golfers and the first South Korean to win a PGA Tour card. Nicknamed "The Tank" after his days as a competitive weightlifter, Choi realized his passion for golf as a teenager and pursued a professional career against the advice of his parents. His golfing inspiration was a book written by the legendary "Golden Bear" Jack Nicklaus. Choi attributes his success to Nicklaus' "My Way," where he learned the grip, swing and other fundamentals of his game. This year, Choi won the Jack Nicklaus memorial tournament, and he discusses in detail his hopes for climbing further up the world rankings.
CNN's Anjali Rao gets a golfing master class from South Korean PGA golfer K J Choi.
Tiger Woods is the face of golf, but other minority golfers have yet to make their mark. CNN's Terry Baddoo reports.
Welcome to my monthly blog. For those of you not so familiar with me --Tony Q'aja AKA Tony the Tailor -- I'm sure you will be familiar with my first golfing venture at least, Darren Clarke.
AKRON, Ohio -- The Presidents Cup logo hasn't appeared on the side of a milk carton yet under the headline, "Missing!" But it's close. In what constitutes a great piece of trivia, the Presidents Cup is going to be held -- shhhh! -- next month in Montreal.
This month Living Golf celebrates its 50th edition and as a way to commemorate the achievement, Justin Armsden spent time with the legendary Jack Nicklaus at St Andrews, a course which holds a special place in the heart of the Golden Bear as it was there that he retired from the game at the 2005 British Open.
1. Which of the following people would you like to be stranded with on a desert island?
GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) -- The Par-3 Shootout, which has featured Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson, has been canceled for this summer but will resume in 2008.
The late-afternoon sun slants low through the Osage orange trees off the 7th hole at Inniscrone Golf Club, burnishing the bunkers with a soft, warm, wintry glow. Here in the mushroom country of Pennsylvania, these mock orange trees-battered by wind and scarred by lightning-flank the fairway like wounded veterans in a memorial parade for some forgotten hero.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Fred Couples bent backward on the 13th fairway, looking as if he might start doing some yoga right there in Amen Corner. There was a little twist to the left, a little twist to the right.
Augusta, Ga., April 4 -- Don't let him win.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Fred Couples bent backward on the 13th fairway, looking as if he might start doing some yoga right there in Amen Corner. There was a little twist to the left, a little twist to the right.
An excerpt from Fanatic: 10 Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die by Jim Gorant, published by Houghton Mifflin June 2007. Copyright Jim Gorant. For more information go to jimgorant.blogspot.com
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - The PGA Tour approved a field of 120 for Tiger Woods' tournament in July, defusing a debate that divided players for weeks.
(AP) -- About the only negative memory Phil Mickelson has of Sunday at the Masters last year was finishing his third round in the morning. The sudden clicks of a camera from the tower over the 18th tee when he was at the top of his swing led to a wild shot and ultimately a bogey that reduced his lead to one shot.
"I am, by nature, a control freak," Tiger says with a smile.
Let's say you're filling out your entry in the all-important office Masters pool, and like the NCAA hoops pool, you know you've got to stray from the typical No. 1 seeds if you hope to make a splash.
Interview by Josh Sanburn
Augusta National's image as an exclusive (and exclusionary) institution is a reflection of the club's co-founders, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. As the most famous glam-ateur in the game's history, Jones was the face of the club, the front man who hung out with Hollywood stars and heads of state. Roberts was an enigma -- a man with an eye for detail and innovation both as the club and Masters tournament chairman for 45 years, he was also myopic in his world view, once infamously muttering, "As long as I'm alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black." Thirty years ago, Roberts, in declining health, wandered out onto the world's most famous course and blew his own brains out. The legacy he left is one of intrigue, with fact and fiction intertwined like coffee and fresh cream before the spoon gives them a stir. Here's the truth, half-truths and downright fairy tales about the man behind the curtain for so many years at the Masters.
"I never imagined this would be coming up again," says Ping chairman John Solheim, whose father, company founder Karsten Solheim, sued the USGA and the PGA Tour in 1989 after they tried to ban the square grooves used in the company's Eye2 irons. (The Eye2's were deemed conforming, and both suits were settled out of court.) On Feb. 27 the USGA proposed new regulations on grooves, arguing that current designs impart too much spin on the ball, especially from the rough, thus de-emphasizing the importance of driving accuracy. Like his father, Solheim is not buying the argument, but the USGA is soliciting feedback on the proposal, so, Solheim says, "we will put in our comments and wait to see what they decide." If the USGA stands by the specifications of its new proposal, does he foresee more legal action? Responds Solheim, "I'm not going to say anything about that at this time, because I'm praying it won't get that far."
1. Mark Wilson's putter Have you ever seen a player make so many huge putts down the stretch?
It's a month away, but I can already tell you that Masters Sunday will be special. I know this because it's going to begin with Arnold Palmer winning the Masters.
While it's hard to remember the Masters without Tiger Woods, here, from the pages of our sister publication Sports Illustrated, is a decade-old snapshot of something you'll never forget: the nail-biting quiet before Tiger's first Masters as a professional in 1997, and the aftereffect of the most dominating performance ever seen up to that time in a major championship. (Unattributed lines excerpted from stories by Rick Reilly, John Garrity and Jaime Diaz.)
It's too bad Tiger Woods had his PGA Tour winning streak end at seven last week in Arizona. It means we'll miss the debate about whether his streak was comparable to Byron Nelson's famous run of 11 straight victories in 1945.
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Where does Tiger Woods' current streak of seven consecutive PGA Tour wins rank among all his achievements? Here's my top 12 list.
Two days after winning the biggest cheque of his career, American Paul Goydos was still grappling with the implications of his Sony Open victory in Hawaii.
SINCE RETIRING from competitive golf at the 2005 British Open, Jack Nicklaus has traded long-distance drives for longer-distance flights. The Golden Bear is CEO of his golf course design firm, Nick...
The International team won the inaugural Goodwill Trophy 6 1/2 to 5 1/2, with Australia's Peter Senior securing the winning point with a final hole victory over Bradley Dredge of Wales.
Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer led the tributes for golfing great Byron Nelson, who died at his ranch in Texas on Tuesday at the age of 94.
On my first dat at Mission Hills in southern China, on one of the resort's ten courses, I knock my ball into a sand trap, where it rolls next to the parched carcass of a wayward frog. In a glance, ...
There's a formula for the resort communities cropping up all over the country: golf courses designed by the likes of Tom Fazio or Jack Nicklaus; restaurants owned by celebrity chefs; on-site spas with everything from facials to deep-tissue massages.
American Steve Flesch parred the final hole to take a one-shot lead at the Memorial tournament when the weather-hit first round was completed on Friday.
Tiger Woods, still coping with the death of his father, is to skip the prestigious Memorial tournament at Muirfield village.
Seve Ballesteros makes his return to golf after a two-year absence at the Madrid Open this week, still dreaming that he can add to his 87 career titles.
Chris DiMarco drained a 15-foot birdie putt to give the U.S. a Presidents Cup victory and their captain, Jack Nicklaus, a winning send off at Gainesville on Sunday.
Tiger Woods repelled a mid-round challenge before pulling away on the back nine to claim his tenth major title with victory in the British Open at St Andrews on Sunday.
After 44 years of professional golf, Jack Nicklaus is winding down his storied career this week with his final appearance at a major tournament, the British Open.
Jack Nicklaus made an emotional exit from the British Open after an illustrious career, as Tiger Woods took a giant step towards clinching his 10th major.
Jack Nicklaus will be paired with his great rival Tom Watson for the opening two rounds of the British Open at St Andrews in his emotional farewell to professional golf.
Jack Nicklaus plays his 162nd and last major at the British Open next week in fear of what the future holds for the sport he has graced.
American Chris Di Marco produced his second successive round of 67 to take a four-shot lead at the halfway stage of the weather-hit U.S. Masters at Augusta on Saturday.
Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have been named Presidents Cup captains for the second time running, for the 2005 tournament in Virginia.
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