Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck recaps the PGA Championship and Justin Thomas's breakthrough victory. He also talks Patrick Reed and the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship venues, golf's young stars and more.
After a heated confrontation at the PGA Championship, SI/GOLF writer Alan Shipnuck and 2003 PGA Champion Shaun Micheel reconciled and achieved a greater understanding of each other's struggles and pursuits.
If golf is a game of regrets, everyone but Justin Thomas is leaving Quail Hollow replaying what could have been. Kevin Kisner, the 54-hole leader, said, "Oh man, number seven is going to haunt me." He wasn't alone.
Phil Mickelson shot a raggedy 74 to miss the cut at the PGA Championship, and afterward no one wanted to speak of what they had just seen. Not his new looper, Tim Mickelson, and not former caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay.
In this week's #AskAlan mailbag, SI's Alan Shipnuck fields questions about comparing Tiger to Rory and Jordan, whether Donald Trump is good for the game of golf, and if an Olympic gold medal has the prestige of a major trophy.
Donald Trump is never more at home than he is on the links. But, as with everything in the life of a President, his relationship with the game—and the relationships he's built through it—are more complicated now.