Even the top professionals cringe and speak in whispers when they go back to what Hinako Shibuno said to her caddie before playing her second shot into the 18th green at the AIG Women’s British Open she won at Woburn. “I can’t believe that she said what she said,” is how they tend to put it. That’s as far as they can go without using the dreaded word “shank.” Our Lewine Mair has the story.
The $15 million payday for the winner of the Tour Championship is – in the words of Justin Thomas – “an extremely substantial amount of money.” But top players say money isn’t the major motivator for this, or any other tournament they play. Our Ron Green Jr. writes the story.
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With East Lake Golf Club still quiet outside and the duty of presenting a $15 million winner’s check to a player Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the revamped Tour Championship still days away, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan sat for an hour with media members Tuesday morning, taking questions on a variety of topics. Our Ron Green Jr. was there.
The Old Course at St. Andrews is almost certainly the most famous course on the planet, but what is not acknowledged as often is that it is also one of the most interesting courses on the world from a design standpoint, simple yet complex and singular because it was largely fashioned by Mother Nature, not man. Our John Steinbreder writes the story.
Bob Dedman Jr. is the smart, influential and bold owner of Pinehurst Resort, which is hosting the U.S. Amateur this week. Our Ron Green Jr. examines Dedman’s enlightened stewardship of what can fairly be called the home of American golf.