Golf

Fed Ex Cup Produces Unlikely Champion

Billy Horschel Fed Ex Champ

By: Kayla Mortellaro The last four weeks the players on the PGA Tour have been competing week after week for the opportunity to win the FedEx Cup and the $10 million prize associated with it. The playoff format takes the top 125 players from the regular season and adds a four tournament playoff system with the point values increasing during ... Read More »

Ryder Cup Teams are Set

Ryder Cup 2014

 By: Kayla Mortellaro The Ryder Cup is that one event that elicits national pride, nerves and excitement all at the same time from start to finish of each and every day of competition. On Wednesday, captain Tom Watson for the United States and captain Paul McGinley of the European team gave three more players the opportunity to compete for their ... Read More »

Mahan’s Big Week

Hunter Mahan 2

  By: Kayla Mortellaro The first playoff event on the PGA tour concluded Sunday with Hunter Mahan walking off the 18th green as the champion of the Barclays. Mahan hasn’t won on the PGA tour since the Shell Houston Open in 2012 nor been in contention often after he famously flew home to witness the birth of his first child ... Read More »

Golf’s Version of the Playoffs Set to Start

Tour Championship, Fed Ex Cup trophy

 By: Kayla Mortellaro The fall months are soon approaching and the PGA Tour needed to do something to try and make golf relevant with the ramped up football coverage and all-day Sunday NFL games. The tour’s answer; the Fed Ex Cup. The Fed Ex Cup is a season-long point’s race that concluded last week at the Wyndham Championship with the ... Read More »

LPGA Playing Fourth Major of the Year

Suzann Pettersen

By: Kayla Mortellaro The fourth major on the LPGA’s calendar is underway this week in Rochester, New York at Monroe Golf Club. From a player’s perspective, a major championship venue should be challenging yet fair and reward good golf shots. It is also exciting to play in front of large crowds who are golf enthusiasts and truly support the event. ... Read More »

The Year’s Fourth Major Saved the Best for Last

Rory McIlroy 2

By: Kayla Mortellaro The PGA Championship, the year’s final major, contested at Valhalla Golf Club had it all. It had the rising star, the most consistent player in major’s this year, the veteran who takes us on a roller-coaster ride and a smattering of other story-lines that had us glued to the television Sunday afternoon. Rory McIlroy started the day ... Read More »

McIlroy’s Consistency Could Turn to Dominance

Rory McIlroy with driver

By: Kayla Mortellaro Rory McIlroy came from behind Sunday to beat Sergio Garcia at the World Golf Championship- Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio and reclaimed the world number one spot. McIlroy shot a 4-under 66 to win by two and collect the trophy in his first start since winning The Open Championship two weeks ago. McIlroy started the day three strokes ... Read More »

International Crown- A New Competition with Similar Results

International Crown

By: Kayla Mortellaro The PGA provides great drama, usually resulting in tortured defeat for rooting American fans, with Ryder Cup action. The Ryder Cup pits the USA against Europe. Less watched and usually American dominated is the President’s Cup which features the United States versus the highest qualifying international players. Women’s professional golf features the Solheim Cup as the exact ... Read More »

The Current State of Pro Golf

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By: Kayla Mortellaro In the wake of men’s professional golfers playing for purse sizes larger than ever before but retail sporting stores are laying off PGA teaching professionals from their departments, where is the real state of the game of golf? On Tuesday, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced the company laid off 500 of its in-store PGA professionals due to a ... Read More »

Can McIlory Carry Golf?

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By: Kayla Mortellaro Three major golf championships are in the books for the 2013-2014 season, with incredible and often times flawless execution, golf fans are still pining for a dramatic Sunday Tiger-like charge to fuel that once on-edge, dying interest in the majors. Rory McIlroy entered Sunday’s final round at the British Open with a six stroke lead over Rickie ... Read More »