Rory McIlroy shot 5-under-par 66 to head into the weekend at 11-under 131, setting the record for the best 36-hole score in the 111-year history of the tournament.
Camilo Villegas broke into the top 10 for the first time in 2011, tying for the third at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. His 6-under score was his best on the PGA Tour so far.
Rookie Keegan Bradley, who won two weeks ago at the Byron Nelson, is once again contending. His play shows he’s learning to deal with the pressures of the Tour.
Robert Karlsson’s biggest distinction may be that he is relatively tall for a golfer. But he doesn’t usually loom large on the leaderboard. All that could be changing.
Lee Westwood has never won a major tournament, but he’s been the most consistent contender the past few years. He ranks number 2 in the world, and a solid case can be made for him as a number 1.
Tiger Woods recently pulled out of the upcoming U.S. Open. But a quick look at the numbers shows he’s still on track to tie or surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins.
Brandt Jobe is ranked 216 in the world and climbing. And just this week he made the U.S. Open field. The comeback continues for the journeyman who sliced off the top of two fingers on his left hand back in 2006.
Notes from the world of golf. Tiger Woods is sticking with his agent, Mark Steinberg. Steve Stricker jumps to fourth in the rankings, the highest position of any American player. Mike Weir and Vijay Singh are likely to miss their first majors in awhile, unless the U.S. Golf Association weighs in.
Matt Kuchar always seems to be in contention these last couple years. And he did it again, tying for second at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, OH this past weekend.
Mark Wilson would be in the hunt at the Memorial Tournament if fellow Wisconsin native Steve Stricker weren’t blitzing the field. Wilson sits at 7-under 209 through 54 holes, good for a top-five position, but still five strokes off the lead.
Which young player will take over the PGA, and when will he begin winning? Rory McIlroy and others have the talent. But mistakes and inconsistent play have limited their success so far.
The FedEx Cup is the championship trophy awarded to the winner of the PGA Tour. Similar to the NASCAR point system, the Cup gives golfers an opportunity to improve their point totals as the season and playoffs progress.
K.J. Choi made his first PGA Tour playoff experience a memorable one Sunday. He made par on the island-green 17th to win The Players Championship for his first tour win in three years.
Mark Wilson is an Elmhurst native and might be the fastest rising golfer in the world right now.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Martin Kaymer’s name is etched on the side of the Wanamaker Trophy. A far more compelling image from this PGA Championship was Dustin Johnson taking one last look at his scorecard Sunday […]