Here’s to hoping Phil Mickelson’s run at the Desert Classic is a sign of things to come in 2019

  Congratulations to Adam Long. His birdie Sunday on the eighteenth green at the Desert Classic to win his first PGA Tour event in six starts was nothing short of remarkable. Everything was riding on a birdie putt for the 31-year old, exemptions the biggest payday of his life and more. He nailed it. Not so for Phil Mickelson who could only stand back and watch on the 18th finishing T2. If Mickelson had won Sunday at PGA West, it would merely be just another victory, his 47th worldwide. A win at a tournament that is mostly sentimental, not on […]

Rory McIlroy to play Farmers Insurance Open

  Rory McIlroy announced this week that he will play the Farmers Insurance Open next week, beginning January 24th at Torrey Pines in San Diego. It’s a big move for Rory as he shifts his focus to a mostly American golfing schedule as he let known during the winter. It’s a big win for Golf, in general, to get Rory on the national stage early in the calendar year at an American event. The idea is, of course, the always tricky scheduling to get one’s mind and body and game ready for the Majors. For Rory, it’s about winning the majors.  He’s […]

Dustin Johnson is on the cover of February’s Golf magazine

  Golf magazine was purchased in 2018 from Time Inc. by Howard Milstein. The magazine gets a facelift in its February 2019 issue featuring Dustin Johnson on the cover. The print copy is out now, and the most noticeable thing is the dimensions of the magazine are a little bit larger now, coming in at 9 inches wide and 11 inches tall and a side stripe on the left side giving it more of a booklet, catalog feel. Golf magazine also owns golf.com and is under the footprint of a new company 8AM Golf, which also is now the parent […]

Still hope after 40, Kuch wins in Hawaii, a win for the old guys

  40 is not old. Let’s start with that. But in terms of the PGA Tour it seems like it is. The young players on tournament can hit longer than anyone in history or course architects ever imagined, and they are winning a lot. Of the 10 winners on the 2018-19 PGA Tour season, starting with the Safeway Open in October, six players were born in the 90s, two in the 80s. Sunday in Hawaii at the Sony Open, Matt Kuchar, joined Charles Howell III as the second winner on Tour this season born in the 70s. At 40, (Howell III […]