• BC's Adam Hadwin Rested After Week Off, Ready For Home Game At Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Is Rested And Ready To Tee It Up In A 'Home Game' Of Sorts At The Waste Management Phoenix Open - File Image

    By Alfie Lau

    When we last saw Adam Hadwin, he was signing autographs in Palm Springs with a smile on his face, even though deep inside, he had to be hurting after coming T2 to unheralded Adam Long at the 60th Anniversary Desert Classic.

    Hadwin has spent the last week in his Scottsdale home, finishing his break and now he’s ready to tackle his “home game” of a golf tournament, the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

    Hadwin was part of Wednesday’s Annexus Pro-Am, which utilizes the innovative and effective two-pro tag-team format. For Hadwin, that meant playing the back 9 at TPC Scottsdale (Stadium) course at 9:40 a.m. with amateurs Donn Lux, Chris Lane, Wayne Cheplin and Rick Tigner, and getting to experience the craziness of the 16th hole, which was already in full throat Wednesday morning.

  • New Rules Will Simplify Game's Penalty Implementation

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    "Even though a new set of guidelines have now been put into play for the game of golf, the rulebook still doesn’t address one major component found in every weekend warrior’s game — the mullligan or breakfast ball.

    Despite that oversight, the new rules, the first in over six decades, will make the game’s regulations a bit easier for one and all to comprehend and abide by. At least that’s the word coming from Adam Helmer, the Director of Rules and Competitions for Golf Canada.

  • Canadians David Hearn And Blair Hamilton Monday Qualify For Waste Management Phoenix Open

    David Hearn (Shown Here) Along With Blair Hamilton Monday Qualified For This Weekend's Waste Management Phoenix Open Making It 5 Canadians In The Field This Week On The PGA TOUR - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Alfie Lau

    McCormick Ranch Golf Course is 10 miles from the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale.

    For Canadians David Hearn and Blair Hamilton, along with former University of California Golden Bear Max Homa, it was a triumphant drive just after 9 a.m. Tuesday as they were the three successful Monday qualifiers into the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

    The trio, along with University of Illinois alum Nick Hardy, had all shot blistering (-7) rounds of 65 on Monday and for most Monday qualifiers, that would have meant a relaxing Monday night before heading to TPC Scottsdale to get ready for The Greatest Show On Turf.

  • Justin Rose Wins Farmers Insurance Open, Mackenzie Hughes Top Canadian

    2019 Farmers Insurance Open Winner Justin Rose - File Image

    By Alfie Lau

    England’s Justin Rose was never seriously threatened Sunday as he walked away with a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott at the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open.

    Rose, who finished at (-21) after his second straight round of (-3) 69, made five birdies in his final 12 holes to win his 10th PGA Tour title, now the most amongst golfers from England.

    Rose dedicated the win to his regular caddy, Mark Fulcher, who recently underwent heart surgery and is expected back on Rose’s bag by the Masters. In the interim, Gareth Lord, best known as Henrik Stenson’s caddy, is filling in and was on the bag for Rose’s San Diego victory.

  • Mackenzie Hughes And Tiger Woods: Just Another Saturday At Torrey Pines

    Canada's Mackenzie Hughes Got The Better Of Tiger Woods For At Least One Day At The Farmers Insurance Open At Torrey Pines - Image Credit Claus Anderson/Golf Canada

    By Alfie Lau

    “It’s never a bad day playing with Tiger.” 

    How many people get to say this, not just once, but twice in the past year?

    Ontario’s Mackenzie Hughes got to say this Saturday afternoon at Torrey Pines, after his third consecutive round of (-2) has him in the middle of the pack, T36 at (-6) in the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open.

    But that’s the smallest part of the story, as Hughes fired the low round in his group, one shot better than Scott Stallings and Tiger Woods.

  • Four Canadians Make Cut In San Diego, Led By BC's Adam Svensson Justin Rose Leads By 3

    Surrey, BC's Adam Svensson Is The Low Canadian After Two Rounds Of The Farmers Insurance Open At Torrey Pines - File Image

    By Alfie Lau

    On another Chamber of Commerce day in San Diego, with temperatures hot, no wind and a soft golf course, Justin Rose tied the 36-hole record at the Farmers Insurance Open with a two-round score of -15.

    Rose ties the score of the immortal Lennie Clements in 1996 and Tom Lehman in 2005, with just 129 strokes, after a second-round (-6) 66 on the supposedly tougher South Course at Torrey Pines. Rose leads Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes heading into the weekend and is 11 strokes clear of the Number 1 attraction here in San Diego, Tiger Woods.

  • North Beats South In First Round At Torrey Pines For 2019 Farmers Insurance Open

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor Carded A Respectable 1-under 71 On The More Difficult South Course At Torrey Pines In Round One Of The Farmers Insurance Open - File Photo

    By Alfie Lau

    Is this the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open or the 5th round of the 60th Anniversary Desert Classic?

    Torrey Pines North and South would presumably be tougher courses than the three courses in Palm Springs used for last week’s PGA Tour stop, but take a look at the first-round scores, particularly from the North Course, and you would be hard pressed to notice the difference.

    While Phil Mickelson shot a 60 in his opening round last week, this week in San Diego, Jon Rahm shot 62, Justin Rose and Doug Ghim both shot 63, C.T. Pan shot 64 and Jordan Spieth shot 65, all on the North Course.

    Torrey Pines North, traditionally three or four strokes easier than the brutish South Course, played to that on a Thursday where there was no wind, the greens and fairways were softened by torrential rains last week, and new rules allowing players to tap down spike marks and other damage provided the most optimal scoring conditions.

  • BC's Hadwin Among GJAC 2018 Players Of The Year

    The Top Female And Male Professionals Of The Year As Voted By The Golf Journalists Association of Canada: Brooke Henderson And Adam Hadwin - Images Courtesy: Golf Canada/Adam Hadwin.com

    TORONTO – Brooke Henderson’s two LPGA Tour victories in 2018, including her historic win on home soil at the CP Women’s Open, earned her two additional honours to add to her rapidly-expanding resumé.

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) has announced Henderson, Adam Hadwin, Garrett Rank and Jaclyn Lee as its 2018 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country. Henderson’s victory at the national open, the first by a Canadian in 45 years, was also voted Canadian Golf Story of the Year by an overwhelming margin.

  • Two British Columbians On 2019 Golf Canada Young Pro Squad

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit (R) Is One Of Two BC Players, Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald Is The Other, Joining The Likes Of Maddie Szeryk (L) On The 2019 Team Canada Young Pro Squad - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 10 athletes—six female and four male—who have been selected to the 2019 Team Canada Young Pro Squad.

    Comprising the 2019 Women’s Young Pro Squad is Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.) , Anne-Catherine Tanguay (Quebec City), Maddie Szeryk (London, Ont.) Augusta James (Bath, Ont.), Jennifer Ha (Calgary) and Jaclyn Lee (Calgary). Lee, 21, makes the transition from the Amateur Squad after turning professional in December.

    The Men’s Young Pro Squad will be represented by Jared du Toit (Kimberley, B.C.), Hugo Bernard (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.), Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver).

  • 2019 Official PGA TOUR Essential Guide To Golf Now Available

    PGA TOUR Essential Guide To Golf

    The latest edition of the Official PGA TOUR Essential Guide to Golf is now available.

  • Doug Ferguson Named Recipient of 2019 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism

    By PGA OF AMERICA

    Doug Ferguson, whose three decades with the Associated Press have made him the most-read golf journalist and one of the game’s most respected chroniclers of professional golfers, has been named the recipient of the 2019 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism.

  • Michael Gligic's Decade-Long Journey To The Web.com Tour

    By BRENDAN STASIEWICH, PGATOUR.COM

    Struggle. Is there a more appropriate word to describe life as a professional golfer attempting to reach his PGA TOUR dream?

  • Video: New 2019 Rules Of Golf Explained

    Some of the new Rules of Golf appear to have confused people.

    This may help, a video highlighting the main changes with the new 2019 Rules of Golf.

     

     

     

  • Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan Among Four New Canadians To Join Team RBC Golf Brand

    Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan Is Joining Fellow British Columbian Adam Hadwin On Team RBC As A Brand Ambassador - File Photo

    RBC has welcomed its newest Team RBC golf brand ambassadors: Corey Conners, Brittany Marchand, Ben Silverman and Roger Sloan. These four Canadians join an elite roster of players, including Canadians Adam Hadwin, Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp.

    Ahead of a historic golf season marked by the most Canadians ever on the PGA TOUR, RBC continues to grow its commitment to the game on home soil by evolving its brand ambassador program. Now, all Canadian players that have reached the pinnacle of performance and secured status on the LPGA and PGA TOURS are eligible to join the Team RBC Canadian program – currently 10 members strong.

  • BC's Hadwin Aiming For Presidents Cup Spot, Return To Major Championships

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Has His Eyes On A Presidents Cup Spot This Year, Among Other Goals For The New PGA TOUR Season - Image Courtesy www.adamhadwin.com

    By Adam Stanley/Courtesy Golf Canada

    With the Presidents Cup in his sights and high hopes to return to major championship fields, Adam Hadwin knows a strong start to 2019 is essential.

    The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer was in the field at the Sony Open in Hawaii (where he finished T57) – the first full-field event of the 2019 portion of the PGA TOUR season – alongside fellow Canadians Mackenzie Hughes, Ben Silverman, Roger Sloan, Adam Svensson, Nick Taylor, and Corey Conners, (who qualified for the event late on Monday and parlayed that into a T3 finish after back-to-back weekend 64's).

    Hadwin, who notched two top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR and represented Canada at the World Cup of Golf with Taylor (they tied for fourth) during the fall of 2018, said he’s excited to get back into the heat of competition again.

  • Video: PGA Tour Good, Bad And Unusual With New Rules In Play

    In this first 2019 version of The PGA TOUR's The Good, Bad & Unusual, Teryn Gregson recaps the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where Xander Schauffele’s clutch final round performance made him the first multiple-winner of the season.

    Golfers shared their New Year’s Resolutions and tried to navigate the new rules changes with some pretty unusual moments.

     

  • Video: The Good, The Bad And The...Unusual From The PGA TOUR In 2018

    In the Best of The Good, Bad & Unusual of 2018, PGA TOUR golf host Teryn Gregson recaps the most memorable, funny and weird moments of the year.

     Highlights include Tiger Woods’ comeback season, his mob of fans, Phil Mickelson’s dance phase, gators on the course and Ian Poulter’s hilarious audible.

     

  • RBC Canadian Open Earns PGA TOUR’s 'Best Of' Award

    “The Rink” Fan Experience At The 2018 RBC Canadian Open Held At Glen Abbey Golf Club Was Named “Best in Class Element” in 2018 By The PGA TOUR - Golf Canada Image

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – The RBC Canadian Open was recently honoured at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings thanks to the success of its fan experience “The Rink”, earning a TOUR award for “Best in Class Element.”

    “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am pleased to congratulate the RBC Canadian Open for this special recognition,” said PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “The tournament committee should be extremely proud of its hard work and innovation in making the tournament the best among its peers on TOUR.”

  • The Shots That Shaped 2018

    Tiger Woods Called A Wedge From The Bunker On The 10th Hole At Carnoustie In This Year's Open Championship His Best Shot Of The Year - File Photo

    Associated Press Golf Writer Doug Ferguson put together a list of the shots from 2018 representing every club in the bag (that would be 14 for purposes of this article), that he felt were the most memorable of the year. 

    For example he cites: 

    "Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led to par. Both were crucial in making him the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years. Tiger Woods showed glimpses of being back on his game with a long iron and a short one. Tony Finau hit one of the luckiest shots in Ryder Cup history. They were among the memorable shots using all 14 clubs in the bag, from driver to putter, that helped shape 2018 on the PGA TOUR."

    To read his entire list of memorable shots that 'shaped golf in 2018' Click HERE.

  • Three Canadians Earn Web.com Tour Status For 2019

    Michael Gligic Was One Of Three Canadians To Earn Guaranteed Starts For The Web.com Tour Regular Season - Image Credit Claus Anderson/PGA TOUR Canada

    With files from PGATOUR.com

    The final round of Final Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament wrapped up Sunday afternoon at Whirlwind Golf Club (The Cattail and Devil’s Claw), outside Phoenix, Arizona, with recent University of Virginia graduate Danny Walker capturing medalist honors with a 27-under total for 72 holes.

    Along with Walker, finishers from second through to 40th place and ties received guaranteed starts to kick off the 2019 Web.com Tour season, with Canadians Brad Fritsch, Michael Gligic and Albin Choi in that mix. Vancouver's Sean Harlingten was also in the field and earned conditional status finishing T74 with a very respectable 14-under par total, just 4 shots out of the top 40.