TPC Scottsdale, boisterous galleries are a great recipe for golf tournament fun

The par-3 16th hole at the <a href="">Stadium Course on the TPC Scottsdale</a> gets all the attention at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and rightly so. Honestly, watching… more »

WGC-Accenture runner-up Paul Casey's kind gesture in Houston

Fresh off of playing 34 holes Sunday in the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain near Tucson, Paul Casey drove home to Scottsdale, Ariz., only to catch an early morning flight to Houston today.… more »

Tiger Woods really did show humility, contrition in 'public appearance'

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Over the next 24 hours or so, every pundit imaginable will offer their analysis of Tiger Woods' public appearance at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Beach, Fla.  this morning. Count me among those who will not be tuning into to CNN or Fox News tonight t… more »

Intentional or not, Tiger Woods sticks it to Accenture

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So now we get word on the first day of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship that Tiger Woods will appear at a news conference ?or something like that ? on Friday. Yep, that's what we found out this afternoon when the Golf Channel interrupted coverag… more »

Hank Haney International Golf Academy is a pipeline to college golf

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If you're a young person looking to play golf on the collegiate level or perhaps even make it to the professional ranks -- or if you're the parent of someone who has those aspirations -- the Hank Haney International Golf Academy, located on Hilton Head I… more »

New TPC San Antonio golf course will be a good test for the Valero Texas Open

I just got a sneak preview of the newest course to host a PGA event, the AT&T Oaks Course at the brand new TPC San Antonio. My first impression after playing the Greg Norman-designed layout -- which got an assist from Sergio Garcia -- is that this is… more »

Disney resort being built next to Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii gets a name

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Construction on the first Walt Disney resort in Hawaii has been under way for some time. Now it has a new name. It's being called The Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii, and it's located right next to the Ko Olina Golf Club."Aulani,"… more »

Happy Birthday, Jack Nicklaus, and happy anniversaries, too

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It's hard to believe that Jack Nicklaus just celebrated his 70th birthday. Doesn't it seem like yesterday when he won the Masters? Well, it's been 24 years since Nicklaus won his last and 18th major. The Golden Bear was 46 years old that historic week… more »

With a little help, here's a preview on this week's Bob Hope Classic, hosted by Arnold Palmer

Actually, this one sort of fell in my lap. James Handal, 13, is a golf enthusiast and aspiring writer, so he submitted a report to us on this week's Bob Hope Classic, hosted by Arnold Palmer. Since he's there and I'm here, I figure James has a better han… more »

Bad Golfer alert: Have we got a road trip for you

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If you believe that golf goes better with beer, cigars and ugly shorts, then we have a trip for you.It's called the Divine Nine, which is this crazy golf excursion in the Carson City, Nev., area for the past 10 years. The rotation includes courses li… more »

If you want to cut to the chase in your golf game, take a playing lesson

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For the past couple of days, Jay Synkelma showed me around the two courses ? Conquistador and Canada -- at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. Synkelma is the lead instructor for the Hilton Golf Academy there, so I really lucked… more »

Accenture champion Geoff Ogilvy helps Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain break in 2010

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What a difference a year can make. Last year, at this time, players were preparing to the play the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship at the brand new Jack Nicklaus-designed Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. Since then the golf course has b… more »

Monterey Peninsula's Black Horse Golf Course to host U.S. Open qualifier

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In an announcement that should come as no surprise, the Bayonet Course at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Club in Seaside, Calif., on the Monterey Peninsula will host a U.S. Open qualifier this year.The course, which a little over a year ago came out of $13… more »

Take it from the Accidental Golfer: Berner's 'Accidental Lessons' doesn't lack passion

I've always appreciated anyone who has a passion for his or her craft. Dave Berner is one of those guys.You may remember Berner as the host of the This Week podcast. His enthusiasm was contagious. When he did an interview on a podcast,… more »

Dreaming of golf in Hawaii

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While most of the mainland United States is in the deep freeze, the 2010 golf season starts out in primetime in Hawaii. For the next two weeks we can catch golf on the Golf Channel at night. This week, it's the SBS Championship from the Plantation Course… more »