In acts that were rooted in golfing self-preservation, he became an important figure in the effort to make golf more playable for more people, including those who struggled with walking, as he did, and who struggled with the yips.
Steve Stricker is going to be making another kind of condolence call, to either Charley Hoffman or Brian Harman or Phil Mickelson. Among others. But to one of those three in particular. Because he has two spots to fill on the 12-man roster. And three players—Hoffman, Harman and Mickelson—for whom you can make a particularly strong case. Someone is going to be the odd man out.
If golf's TV producers haven't figured it out yet, they will soon: the great amateur events are every bit as interesting, and likely more so, than what the golf played on the PGA Tour week in and week out.
One of the things I enjoy most about the many golf tournaments I get to attend is watching the shots and trying to learn something from them, and seeing how differently they are from us and seeing ways in which we are all in the same boat. Here’s a fivesome of how-to-play golf takeaways.
Golf being the hilarious game it is, Jordan Spieth, one of the youngest players in the field, played on Saturday with the oldest golfer to make the cut at the PGA Championship, the Fijian legend Vijay Singh.
There's no BS with Kevin Kisner. He doesn't play much golf in his casual time and he's most happy hunting, fishing or hanging out with his pals. And this down-home Southern boy is tied for the lead at the PGA Championship.