As Hurricane Dorian heads up the Southeastern U.S. We are anticipating that the storm will impact several of our partner courses. We are making every effort to adjust tee time listings on our website, but please contact courses directly to check the status and availability before booking. If you currently have a tee time in […]
Western Canada’s province of Alberta features both dramatic mountain ranges and expansive prairies. It’s also home to some of the north’s most legendary resort golf, not to mention a smattering of the best golf courses in Alberta found around its two largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton. There is also a lot going on these days […]
Chicago, like any big city, can be pricey. It doesn’t matter where you go for entertainment – out to eat, to watch a game, exploring a museum – every experience can feel expensive. Fortunately, playing golf doesn’t have to be that way. The game offers a variety of courses that can make it affordable for anybody […]
Not many people outside of Michigan realize that Lansing is the state capital. Lansing is centrally located in the middle of the mitten, but it’s only one-fifth the size of Detroit and smaller than Grand Rapids as well. It might not be the golf capital of Michigan, but for a city its size (roughly 115,000 residents), […]
Milwaukee is a blue collar town, and proud of it. That Midwestern ethos of work hard, play hard (especially in summer) helps Wisconsinites survive the long winters without golf. The best golf courses in Milwaukee reflect this blue-collar background but offer enough for those looking for something higher-end. Milwaukee probably isn’t on the radar of most golf […]
Just how we never would have drawn this one up.Adam Scott posted a one-under-par 70 under sunny, one-club breezy conditions to slip away from early finishers Sung Kang, Scott Brown and fellow third round co-leader Matt Kuchar. The win is Scott’s second at Riviera, but first for the record books after his 2005 36-hole win […]
Harold Varner (purple shirt) just off Riviera’s 10th tee short of the first fairway bunker. Leading the Genesis Invitational at the time, Harold Varner hit an unfortunate 129-yard tee shot at Riviera’s 10th and ultimately made double bogey. Yet CBS did not show the shot for almost an hour. (Other issues with the broadcast were […]
Golf Gods, you’ve gotten us this far. Now don’t mess up the glorious 2020 Genesis we’ve got on our hands.After three days of ideal weather and nine of the world’s top 10, it should come as little surprise to see a leaderboard topped by names like McIlroy, Kuchar and Scott, with lurkers like Johnson and […]
We’ve been spoiled by a sensational field this week at Riviera, perhaps adding to the attention given to next week’s WGC Mexico City Championship facing some noticeable absences. It seems absurd to offer this reminder on the fan-unfriendly topic of scheduling dynamics: there are too many options over a season, too many obligations, and too […]
Greg Hardwig of the Naples News talked to Champions playing this week’s Chubb Classic and asked Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Bernhard Langer and Jack Nicklaus about the proposed Premier Golf League. Two-time Genesis Invitational winner—yeah I went there—Fred Couples thinks the PGA Tour essentially has a prestige component that a new tour just does not […]
Researchers followed nearly 5,900 adults 65 and up over a decade and are prepared to say at least once-a-month golfers are going to live longer (well, 8% chance). Finally, golf makes national headlines for a good reason!From a WebMD story:The study will be presented later this month at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference […]
The stars keep aligning this week at the Genesis Invitational, as Tiger’s first hole eagle putt measured out at 24 feet, 8 inches according to ShotLink. Just over two weeks since Kobe Bryant’s passing, the former No, 24 and No. 8 of the Los Angeles Lakers, here is Woods’ eagle putt en route to an […]
It’s rare in golf history to have an active player call for sensible regulation or a splitting off of the pros from amateurs, but Rory McIlroy did it yesterday at Riviera.Speaking in advance of the Genesis Invitational, answering a question from the LA Times’ Mike James who filed this piece on the distance debate:Q. Rory, […]
We have nine of the top ten, a non-rainy forecast, and in a storyline only Hollywood could muster up, Tiger Woods on the cusp of his 83rd PGA Tour win to break Sam Snead’s record. The golf in this week’s Genesis Invitational is at Riviera Country Club where…—Tiger Woods made his debut as a 16 […]
By now many are probably weary of hearing about Riviera’s wily 10th hole. Annual discussions of design dynamics that produce magical play and baffling decisions has been covered pretty extensively. So here is more on George Thomas and Billy Bell’s 311-yard gem!Two top-5 players, two views on how to play a hole where the lay-up […]
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Putting practice is one part of golf that almost every player can do at home. As such, there are TONS of putting mats and training aids available now. So much so, that it’s hard to sort out what’s worth your money and what isn’t. Over the past year, a new product called the Perfect Practice […]
Wedge play is one of the more unique areas of golf compared to approach shots and tee shots. Your practice should reflect those differences. This is an area of golf that can quickly lower scores for players of all levels. It can help you save more pars, but more importantly, help reduce double bogeys (or […]
For the fifth year in a row, I attended the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Usually, I don’t do show recaps because I prefer to do more in-depth articles on products that I think are relevant to Practical Golf readers. But for whatever reason, I felt compelled to do a writeup this year. There are […]
I’ve heard it many times before: “I can’t hit a fairway wood to save my life.” Hitting a solid 3-wood off the deck is one of the tougher things to do in golf. The shaft is long, there’s very little loft, and you’re probably facing a longer shot. Let’s face it; the situation can be […]
Swing Caddie recently introduced the SC200 Plus launch monitor as a replacement for its SC200 model. Almost all features have remained the same, but they have added swing speed mode – which allows you to measure your swing speed without hitting a ball. I’ve had a chance to test the SC200 Plus, and I’ll share […]
I talk a lot about strategy, and how it can really lower your scores. One of the pillars of course management is knowing your yardages to various points on the golf course, which is why I have always advocated most golfers using GPS technology. My number one strategic recommendation relies on knowing the back yardage […]
Focus on what you can control and accept what you can’t. Some variation of this phrase appears in religious texts, self-help books, and social media accounts that supply endless inspirational quotes. It’s one of the most clichéd (and essential) concepts out there. When it comes to golf, control is perhaps one of the most significant […]
Most golfers want to know how to add distance to their game, and they should. Hitting it farther gives you a better opportunity to post lower scores. How can you do it? In my opinion, having a laser-sharp focus on increasing your golf ball speed is the way to get it done. In this article, […]
Few things in golf can replicate the clean, scintillating aesthetics of a straight muscle-back blade. In the category of blade irons, Mizuno has long been recognized as a true industry leader. Both amateurs and professionals agree, there’s something special about Mizuno forgings. Case in point? Mizuno pays very few players to use their products on […]
For years, anecdotal information dominated the discussion of golf improvement. It still does in many circles. With newer technology, we have more reliable data on which to base decisions, rather than guess. In my experience, taking a healthy dose (but not too much) of this information can help players improve. One of the most interesting […]
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After how he ended last year, Tiger Woods set the bar high -- again. At age 44 and with his health history, this week made it clear there are still going to be times when his game and body aren't quite right.
Tiger Woods struggled to the finish on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational, closing with a 6-over 77 for one of the worst 72-hole performances of his career. He had seven bogeys and a double-bogey en route to finishing last among those who made the cut.
Scott Parel overcame a three-shot deficit Sunday and closed with an 8-under 63 to win the Chubb Classic by two shots over Bob Estes, his third career victory on the PGA Tour Champions to surpass $5 million for his career.
While Stephen Leaney leads the Chubb Classic by a stroke over Bernhard Langer heading into Sunday's final round, it's Fred Funk looking to make history. Two shots back, Funk looks to become the oldest competitor to win a PGA Tour Champions event.