Category Archives: Golf Channel

In Tournament of Champions field, Michelle Wie West now aspires to be champion mom

ORLANDO, Fla. – Michelle Wie West has two simple goals for this week’s LPGA season opener: have fun and make a lot of birdies. Wie West earned her spot in the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions field courtesy of her victory at the 2018 HSBC Women’s World Championship. The limited-field kickoff event, now held […]

Tour assigns designated areas for autographs, prohibiting outside 'paraphernalia'

LA QUINTA, Calif. – One of the ongoing issues faced by PGA Tour officials since the circuit restarted its schedule in the summer of 2020 was how to handle autographs, which were originally banned upon the resumption of play. That policy has been adjusted for this season with the Tour creating designated areas for players […]

Aaron Beverly receives Sifford Exemption to play at Riviera

APGA member Aaron Beverly will play in next month’s Genesis Invitational after receiving the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption from tournament host Tiger Woods. Beverly, who starred at Sacramento State, recently won the APGA Tour’s Fall Series finale at Wilshire. Earlier in the year, his first on the developmental circuit, he endured a bout with COVID-19 […]

In Abu Dhabi, Collin Morikawa has his latest chance to become No. 1

Collin Morikawa this week will have a third chance to become the top-ranked player in the world. The first opportunity came in December at the Hero World Challenge, where he failed to convert a five-shot lead heading into the final round. He closed with 76, his worst score since March. “I was frustrated for a […]

Kevin Na: Brooks Koepka, other pros liked my Grayson Murray tweet

Kevin Na apparently wasn’t the only one who got a chuckle out of his social-media spat with fellow pro Grayson Murray. Speaking with Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, Na said that he’s heard from several other tour pros and caddies, including Brooks Koepka, after trading Twitter barbs with Murray on […]

This week in golf: TV sked, tee times, info for American Express, other events

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the golf world and how you can watch (all times ET): PGA Tour The American Express Thursday-Sunday, PGA West (Stadum/Nicklaus Tournament) and La Quinta CC, La Quinta, California Course specs: Stadum – Par 72, 7,158 yards, designed by Pete Dye ; Nicklaus Tournament – Par 72, 7,147 yards, designed […]

American Express odds: Jon Rahm favored over Patrick Cantlay

Two weeks after his runner-up at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, world No. 1 Jon Rahm is back in action at The American Express. Rahm is the betting favorite for the Palm Springs event, according to PointsBet Sportsbook, which lists Rahm at +550 odds, ahead of Patrick Cantlay (+850) and Scottie Scheffler (+1800). The 2018 […]

This golfer is 6'10" with Kyle Berkshire swing speed – and he's playing American Express

One of the longest hitters in professional golf is teeing it up in Palm Springs this week. No, not Bryson DeChambeau. Not Wilco Nienaber, either. Rather, Nienaber’s fellow South African, James Hart du Preez, who at nearly 6-foot-10 and 260 pounds is a slightly leaner Jon Thompson – with Kyle Berkshire’s swing speed. Hart du […]

OWGR moves: Hideki Matsuyama inside top 10; Russell Henley cracks top 50

Hideki Matsuyama is back inside the world’s top 10 after his second victory of the season. Matsuyama, who defeated Russell Henley in a playoff Sunday at the Sony Open following last fall’s home triumph at the Zozo Championship, climbed eight spots to No. 10 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking. In the process, Matsuyama […]