1. Why Davis Love Is Ryder Cup Captain: PGA from Mars, Fred Couples from Venus

    If you've never read the groundbreaking book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus , the idea that the PGA of America is Mars and Fred Couples is Venus might not make sense to you...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 4 days ago 3,322 reads 5 comments

  2. Surprise Decision by Ryder Cup Task Force: Maybe All We Need Is Love

    The not-quite-official announcement of Davis Love III as the next US Ryder Cup captain was a little reminiscent of the Monty Python skit: " You never expect the Spanish Inquisition !!" We never expected Davis Love...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 14 days ago 1,946 reads 2 comments

  3. Tiger Woods' Glutes: Is There Anything to His Comment About Their Deactivating?

    When Tiger Woods withdrew partway through his first round at the Farmers Insurance Open, he cited back pain due to gluteal muscles that were "deactivated." He made it sound like they were intercontinental ballistic missiles...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 25 days ago 6,756 reads 1 comments

  4. Tiger Woods: Does He Need a Completely New Game or Just More Practice?

    Depending on whom you listen to, Tiger Woods either needs to go back to Butch Harmon or Hank Haney or just needs more practice...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 1 month ago 9,046 reads 22 comments

  5. Jay Haas and Bill Haas: Are They One of the Great Father-Son Duos in Golf?

    With Bill Haas' victory at last week's Humana Classic, it might be time to give Bill and his father, Jay Haas, their due as being one of the most remarkable winning families in the history of professional golf...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 1 month ago 1,156 reads 1 comments

  6. Are 400-Yard Drives so Commonplace That Par Fours Are Now Par Threes?

    With The Plantation Course at Kapalua in the rear-view mirror, it's time to talk long ball again. At the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, nine drives went 400 yards or more...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 1 month ago 4,032 reads 9 comments

  7. Zach Johnson: How Did Short-Hitting Zach Johnson Win Hyundai on a Long Course?

    In the 2014 season, there were 999 drives of 348 yards or longer. Not one of them belonged to Zach Johnson . His average drive is so far back of that you almost need a range finder to locate it...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 1 month ago 1,454 reads 0 comments

  8. Jordan Spieth: Is He the Next Dominant Player to Watch on the PGA Tour?

    When we think of dominant play in golf, we think of Tiger Woods winning the U.S. Open by 15 strokes in 2000 or winning The Masters by 12 shots in 1997. It's unusual for anyone to win a golf tournament by that large a margin...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 2 months ago 1,921 reads 4 comments

  9. Tiger Woods: What's Next for His Short Game and His 2015 Schedule

    In the next two months, Tiger Woods has some work to do on his game—particularly his short game. In terms of his calendar for the next few months, he said, "It's a pretty full schedule...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 3 months ago 9,505 reads 1 comments

  10. Tiger Woods Is Still Sick; Jordan Spieth, Shoots 63 for 7-Shot Lead

    The stories at the top and bottom of the leaderboard at the Hero World Challenge were very different. At the lowest rung was tournament host, Tiger Woods , fighting nausea and actually vomiting during the third round...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 3 months ago 2,676 reads 1 comments

  11. Tiger Woods: His Next Major Starts Now at Hero World Challenge

    Tiger Woods has been a man of mystery for most of 2014. Now, as the year concludes, he is teeing it up in what could be considered his next major...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 3 months ago 3,825 reads 1 comments

  12. Suzy Whaley: How Much Impact Will She Have as First Woman Officer of the PGA

    When Suzy Whaley was little, it’s not likely that she looked at mom or dad and said "One day, I want to be an officer of the PGA of America...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 3 months ago 512 reads 0 comments

  13. PGA Tour Rises After the Silly Season Surrender; Tour Now Has 11-Month Calendar

    Kudos to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem . The ups and downs of the economy in the last six years combined with diligent work at Tour headquarters have given him a legacy that even former PGA commissioner Deane Beman would envy...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 3 months ago 5,590 reads 1 comments

  14. Fred Couples: It's Time for America to Get on 'Couples for Captain' Bandwagon

    Whether Phil Mickelson meant to or not, he threw Fred Couples' visor into the captain's race with his post-event comments after the recent Ryder Cup...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 4 months ago 3,203 reads 1 comments

  15. Bubba Watson's Victory at HSBC Championship Was Kind of a Big Deal

    Whoever said the fall golf season hasn't been exciting didn't watch the HSBC Championship. Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson won a playoff after losing his place in a ...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 4 months ago 2,111 reads 1 comments

  16. 2016 Olympic Golf: Is the Course in Peril? Could Another Be Substituted?

    It's hard to judge what's going on in Rio de Janeiro from a continent away. But when a judge considers asking the golf-course developer to move three holes and redesign the rest of ...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 4 months ago 9,966 reads 2 comments

  17. Ted Bishop: What Firing for Twitter Outburst at Ian Poulter Means for Golf

    Ted Bishop was just getting ready to complete a two-year stint as president of one of the country's most respected golf organizations, the PGA of America, founded in April 1916...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 4 months ago 2,414 reads 0 comments

  18. Ben Martin Gets Lucky in Las Vegas at Shriners Hospital Tournament

    Some guys announce their victories ahead of time with a series of high finishes or by contending for the lead at tournaments for a couple months. Ben Martin? Not so much. He missed the cut the first week of the 2015 season at the Frys...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 4 months ago 1,691 reads 2 comments

  19. PGA Tour Fall Season Events Have Change in the Air: Big Guns Arrive

    Can you smell it in the air? Opportunity for victory. Another notch in the belt. Another big check in the bank. Typically, this is not the time of year for the top players to show up...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 5 months ago 6,778 reads 0 comments

  20. Patrick Reed: After Ryder Cup, Maybe He Is 1 of the Top 5 Players

    Everyone smirked when Patrick Reed brashly announced on NBC TV last winter before winning the WGC Cadillac Championship that he was a top five player. After watching the Ryder Cup matches, it doesn't sound so much like bragging...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 5 months ago 1,956 reads 7 comments

  21. 10 Things the US Needs to Do to Fix Ryder Cup in the Future

    No matter what you think of the Phil Mickelson/Tom Watson difference of opinion , the statements made it clear that the U.S. team is in need of a fix for Ryder Cup losses that have plagued teams since 1995...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 5 months ago 1,953 reads 7 comments

  22. Why McIlroy, Rose, Kaymer, Garcia and the Rest of the Euros Will Beat the US

    Let's face it, with Rory McIlroy , Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer , Sergio Garcia and historic Ryder Cup standouts Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, Europe is favored in the matches that begin on Friday...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 5 months ago 576 reads 0 comments

  23. Horschel's Dream Becomes Reality; He Beats McIlroy and Furyk for FedEx Cup

    Billy Horschel has “want to,” that intangible quality that is hard if not impossible to teach. This week, this month, he had more of it than the other 125 players who suited up for the FedEx playoffs...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 6 months ago 2,495 reads 0 comments

  24. McIlroy, Horschel, Fowler, Furyk, Day: How Can They Win the FedExCup?

    It’s one of the great unanswerables of the golf season: On Saturday night at the Tour Championship, will the winner of the FedExCup be Rory McIlroy , Billy Horschel , ...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 6 months ago 3,132 reads 0 comments

  25. McIlroy, Horschel and Day: Tour Championship Is Kind of a Big Deal

    To borrow a phrase from Ron Burgundy, for today’s players, the Tour Championship is kind of a big deal. Sure they are tired. Sure they have aches and pains. Sure they have other things going on in their lives at home that need attention...

    Kathy Bissell Written by Kathy Bissell about 6 months ago 3,873 reads 0 comments