Category Archives: Golf Channel

John Catlin closes in 64 to win second European Tour event at Irish Open

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland – John Catlin birdied three of his last four holes Sunday to close with a 6-under 64 and storm from behind for a two-shot victory in the Irish Open, his second in three weeks on the European Tour. Catlin, a 29-year-old American who until this year had only won on the Asian Tour, […]

Adam Long takes two-shot lead into final round in Puntacana

We’re not at Winged Foot anymore. Through 54 holes of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, Adam Long leads the way at 17 under. Here’s where things stand entering the final round in the Dominican Republic: Leaderboard: Long (-17), Hudson Swafford (-15), Mackenzie Hughes (-14), Xinjun Zhang (-13), Nate Lashley (-12), Sean O’Hair (-12) […]

Phil Mickelson is answer to Final Jeopardy! question – and no one answers correctly

Phil Mickelson was the answer to a recent Final Jeopardy! question. Unfortunately for the three contestants, they had little clue. Here’s the question: On Forbes’ 2020 list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, at age 50 this active individual sportsman is the oldest. Here were the answers: „Who is Jagr.” „Who is Phil n.” And „Who is […]

Despite hornet sting, Hudson Swafford (67) grabs solo lead in Punta Cana

Two holes into his second round Friday in the Dominican Republic, Hudson Swafford was stung by a hornet. Instead of negatively affecting his round, though, the sting actually helped Swafford focus. He fired a 5-under 67 to break out of what was a four-way tie for the lead at the Corales Punta Cana Resort and […]

Sebastian Soderberg forced to withdraw from Irish Open because of contact tracing

Sebastian Soderberg was forced to withdraw from the Irish Open after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by the European Tour on Friday morning. The contact happened before the Swedish golfer entered the tournament bubble at Galgorm Castle Golf Club, yet Soderberg was not notified until Thursday night. Despite […]

Punta Cana providing opportunity for players to challenge for first PGA Tour win

It was a sun-splashed day with relatively little breeze for the opening round in the Dominican Republic. It was also a prime opportunity for several players to jockey for early position as they contend for what would be a watershed win. The Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship is no longer an opposite event, […]

Watch: Padraig Harrington lifts giant tree branch to play shot at Irish Open

Rule 15.1 of the Rules of Golf permits that golfers can “remove a loose impediment without penalty anywhere on or off the course and may do so in any way.” This includes boulders a la Tiger Woods at the 1999 Phoenix Open. This also covers large tree branches – branches like the one Padraig Harrington […]

Tiger Woods officially commits to defend Zozo Championship title at Sherwood

Tiger Woods will defend his title at the Zozo Championship. Woods committed Wednesday night to the Oct. 22-25 event, which was moved from Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan, to Sherwood Country Club in Lake Sherwood, California, because of COVID-19 concerns. “It is disappointing that we will not be able to play in Japan […]

Florida State's John Pak still No. 1 in PGA Tour U rankings; Vandy's John Augenstein rises

Florida State senior John Pak was one of 13 amateurs who started the week at the 120th U.S. Open. He was the only one left standing Sunday at Winged Foot. The 21-year-old Pak, who opened his first major championship in 1-under 69, finished at 18 over, which was good enough for a share of 51st […]