Bill Haas made a statement with his birdie on 18, and then watched from the clubhouse as Bubba Watson put on a clinic, despite the wind picking up Thursday afternoon, making conditions trickier.
Tiger Woods is on the sidelines. The last two dozen majors have been divvied up among 21 winners. Good luck making sense of it all with the Masters beginning Thursday.
Even though Tiger Woods will be missing the first Masters of his career, like it or not, it’s a good bet that “Tiger Talk” will still dominate at next week’s tournament.
Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world.
Webb Simpson had six birdies over his last nine holes for a 5-under 66 that made him the clubhouse leader at The Barclays.
From an operations standpoint, there is ample space in the state park for hospitality and other structures that have turned the Ryder Cup into the biggest show in golf.
Adam Scott, Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar were the closest pursuers, while eight other players were lurking within five shots of the lead.
If you’re a golfer chasing that first major title, you’ve come to the right place. The list of winners at the PGA Championship is filled with guys who were once in your spiked shoes.
It’s great to see the 2003 U.S. Open champ’s name at the top of the leaderboard. Furyk is too good and has been in contention too often not to have won more majors (despite his painful looking swing!)
When Woods is on, most of his fellow competitors are intimidated. None would admit it, but even solid top-10 golfers seem to lose their confidence when Woods is on. Mickelson is not one of them.
Tiger Woods’ performance on the course once again has dominated golf headlines all season. And rightly so. He comes into this week’s PGA Championship having blown away the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend.
The last one eluding Mickelson is the U.S. Open, a championship where he’s been the runner-up six times — most recently last month at Merion.
Woods, it was another mystifying showing by a guy who used to produce that sort of magic fairly regularly.
Lefty birdied four of the last six holes, capped by a 10-footer at the tough 18th to claim his fifth major title.
Whoever wins this one will have to earn it. “It will be a fun weekend,” Woods said. “This golf course is going to be difficult.”