Mickelson wins finale; Langer takes 6th Schwab Cup title
Phil Mickelson stood on the 18th green at Phoenix Country Club, a wide smile across his face as he held yet another PGA Tour Champions trophy. Next to him was 64-year-old Bernhard Langer, grinning just as broadly as he hoisted the Charles Schwab Cup trophy at an age when most players are playing from the front tee boxes, not fighting for championships. Mickelson birdied three of the final holes Sunday to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, and Langer held on to win his sixth PGA Tour Champions season points title.news.yahoo.com
Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat
As if there wasn’t enough suspense and second-guessing of the Ryder Cup captains in past years, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic could make things more topsy-turvy than usual this time around. The last time the envelope was actually opened was at the Belfry in 1993, when Scotsman Sam Torrance had to withdraw because of a foot injury and his match against Lanny Wadkins — whose name was in the U.S. envelope — was ruled a tie. Under the current agreement, Stricker would be able to replace a single player with anyone he chooses — from non-playing assistant captain Phil Mickelson to a player who flies in at the last moment.news.yahoo.com
Mickelson and Schauffele money games during pandemic pay off
Phil Mickelson spoke of having some self-doubt in the two years leading up to his PGA Championship victory. Xander Schauffele might have contributed to that, particularly during some money games a year ago in San Diego. Golf resumed, and Schauffele missed a playoff at Colonial by one shot in the first event back.news.yahoo.com
Manhunt in deadly NJ house party shooting, African volcano erupts, NBA playoffs: 5 Things podcast
On the 5 Things podcast: a shooting investigation launched in New Jersey, a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo forces thousands to evacuate, & Reviewed.com's Amy Roberts offers travel tips for staying distant.usatoday.com
Golf world sends well wishes to Tiger Woods after California car wreck
Golf world sends well wishes to Tiger Woods after California car wreck Not long after news of Tiger Woods' car crash rocked the sports world, pro golfers like Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson wished Woods a full recovery. CBS Los Angeles sports director Jim Hill reports.cbsnews.com
Tiger Woods won't play in The Match 3, but the show's producer hopes to make it an annual Black Friday event
Zuriff, the co-creator of the celebrity golf tournament The Match, said the third installment promises more entertainment, more celebrity call-ins and more golf cart bantering, though it'll be the first event without Tiger Woods. "I think it's more than just golf," he said, "And Tiger is the greatest golfer of all time. The Match 3 will air on WarnerMedia's TNT network and raise money for Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The company told CNBC bets have so far favored the Curry and Manning team beating Barkley and Mickelson. Zuriff cautioned Curry is an underrated golfer and expects him to make the Match 3 competitive.cnbc.com
Column: Golf can't expect to be this entertaining always
Next up: Real golf, from Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, where the PGA Tour is set to resume. The PGA Tour would be wise to take notice because an event like this can only broaden the appeal. They got tired and couldn't keep pace with soaring prize money on the PGA Tour. Woods is appealing because he's Tiger Woods. Would this have been as successful in the middle of a normal PGA Tour season?
Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing
Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson. In the second and final charity match that brought live golf to TV, this exhibition was as entertaining as the real thing. Woods lagged a long birdie putt close enough that his partner, Peyton Manning, didn't have to putt. Woods shot 75 that day.
Tom Brady Splits His Pants During Charity Golf Tournament
Tom Brady had a wardrobe malfunction on national television! While picking up his ball on the seventh hole, it was revealed that Brady had split his pants wide open. CNN reports that within the first 30 minutes of the broadcast, they had raised $1.5 million in additional charitable donations. Overall, they were able to pull in over $20 million for charity. In the end, Brady not only split his pants, but Woods and Manning won the game.
Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs
Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, The Match: Champions for Charity, is a chance to see Tiger Woods swing a golf club for the first time in 98 days. One difference is the players will be in their own carts, whereas the four PGA Tour players last week carried their bags. Mickelson won their first made-for-TV match over Thanksgiving weekend in 2018, a pay-per-view event that ran into technical problems and was free for all. Woods was going for his seventh straight PGA Tour victory when Mickelson beat him at Torrey Pines in 2000. After this exhibition, golf has two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to return at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.
TV production does its part in conservative return to golf
It was vastly different from any PGA Tour broadcast on network TV, said Greg Hopfe, executive producer of PGA Tour Entertainment. With so few cameras a typical PGA Tour event on network TV has about 20 cameras players at times were held in place to allow the cameras to get in position. It all was done with a conservative return to golf, following CDC guidelines and keeping contact minimal. Everyone who worked the event 28 people at Seminole, 23 people at PGA Tour Entertainment offices in St. Augustine were tested for the new coronavirus. It's roughly 1,000 miles from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to Fort Worth, and then 1,000 to Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage, and just under 1,000 miles to Cromwell, Connecticut, for the Travelers Championship.
Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks
It was the first live golf on television since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf and other sports on March 12. We dont want them having to wear masks and be doing what weve been doing for the last number of months. McIlroy criticized Trump on the McKellar Journal podcast this week for politicizing the pandemic and says he would not play golf with him again. Tirico raised McIlroys name as being among those who have played with Trump and what they talk about on the golf course. I guess the ones that dont, I dont get to see as much.
McIlroy delivers the winner as live golf returns to TV
Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot Sunday as live golf returned to television for a Skins game that revealed plenty of rust and raised more than $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. Down to the last shot, McIlroy barely stayed on the shelf left of the pin, measured at 13 feet. The final carryover gave McIlroy and Johnson $1.85 million for the American Nurses Foundation. Fowler's seven birdies were worth $270,000 in a separate fund from Farmers Insurance, while McIlroy made four birdies in regulation worth $175,000 and Wolff had three birdies for $135,000. The last live competition on TV was March 12, the first round of The Players Championship.
Live golf returns to TV with a different look at Seminole
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)Live golf returns to television on Sunday, and it might not look entirely familiar except for the players. The only rake on the golf course will be carried by a PGA Tour rules official. Farmers Insurance is pledging $1 million toward birdies and eagles that goes to healthcare workers, and PGA Tour Charities has an online donation program during the telecast. Within the golf community, the golf course is a big part of why people are excited about it, McIlroy said on the podcast. The PGA Tour has had 10 tournaments canceled or postponed since the last one completed, the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Tirico hosting live golf from 1,000 miles away
Tirico is one of many announcers who has had to trade the press box for a home office. Tirico will be in the corner of his office in Michigan, some 1,300 miles away. The soft return of golf includes testing for COVID-19, thermal readings, social distancing and limited access. Rich Lerner from Golf Channel is doing play by play, with NBC analysts Paul Azinger and Gary Koch. You could get a lot of people become Matt Wolff fans if he has the game he showed in Minnesota, Tirico said.