Field Level Media Jan 9, 2024, 09:36 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Gary Woodland dealt with loss of appetite and energy, jolting awake in the middle of the night, tremors and an overwhelming feeling of fear until doctors could figure out what was wrong. A benign lesion resting on his brain had to be removed
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Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterJan 8, 2024, 12:13 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions Tiger Woods announced Monday that his longtime partnership with Nike has ended after 27 years, closing one of the most iconic brand relationships in
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Field Level Media Jan 7, 2024, 11:25 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Rickie Fowler promised that his fans “don’t have to worry” about him leaving the PGA Tour for LIV Golf. Fowler was the subject of speculation after his longtime sponsors, Farmers Insurance and Rocket Mortgage, disappeared from his hat and shirt during this week’s
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Associated Press Jan 6, 2024, 09:03 PM ET Open Extended Reactions KAPALUA, Hawaii — Chris Kirk two-putted for birdie from just short of the 18th green at Kapalua on Saturday, giving him a 7-under 66 for a one-shot lead in The Sentry and hardly any room for error going into the final round of the
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Jan 5, 2024, 06:13 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Former U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland is in the field for next week’s Sony Open in Hawaii, his entry coming just three months after he underwent brain surgery. The PGA Tour announced the 144-player field Friday for the year’s first full-field event. Woodland was diagnosed with
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Associated Press Jan 5, 2024, 11:11 PM ET Open Extended Reactions KAPALUA, Hawaii — A new year, the same old Scottie Scheffler. The world’s No. 1 player had eight birdies and an eagle Friday for a 9-under 64 at The Sentry, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the PGA Tour’s season
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ESPN News Services Jan 3, 2024, 09:19 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy says he regrets being too quick to judge players who joined LIV Golf and now accepts that the Saudi-backed tour is part of the sport. McIlroy has been a vocal critic since the breakaway tour launched in 2022
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Associated Press Jan 4, 2024, 10:23 PM ET Open Extended Reactions KAPALUA, Hawaii — Collin Morikawa already has won two majors and played in the opening session twice in the Ryder Cup. His opening tee shot Thursday at Kapalua felt as special as any moment. Long before Sahith Theegala rolled in his 10th birdie for
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Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterJan 4, 2024, 10:42 AM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions The PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund haven’t yet finalized a deal to combine their commercial assets, including the rival LIV Golf
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Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterJan 3, 2024, 04:00 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler won two official PGA Tour tournaments in 2023, while Spain’s Jon Rahm won four times, including his second
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Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterJan 3, 2024, 09:42 AM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions After a nearly seven-week hiatus, the 2024 PGA Tour season begins Thursday at the Sentry in Kapalua, Hawai’i. The sport still remains divided, as
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Field Level Media Jan 3, 2024, 12:57 AM ET Open Extended Reactions There is a strong argument to be made that Mackenzie Hughes has benefitted as much as any player from Jon Rahm‘s departure from the PGA Tour to LIV Golf. At No. 51 after last year’s Tour Championship, Hughes fell one spot shy of
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Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterDec 31, 2023, 06:48 PM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Open Extended Reactions The PGA Tour is working to extend its negotiations with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund to form a new for-profit entity, tour commissioner Jay
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ESPN News Services Dec 31, 2023, 08:23 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Patrick Cantlay revealed in an interview that his representatives met with LIV Golf at least once in 2023, but he has “no plans” on leaving the PGA Tour. “It’s a personal calculation based on your values, your priorities, et cetera,” Cantlay told Golf
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Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior WriterDec 29, 2023, 09:56 AM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia LIV Golf League golfer Harold Varner III was arrested for driving while impaired in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday, according to Mecklenburg County court records. Varner, 33,
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Field Level Media Dec 18, 2023, 01:49 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Viktor Hovland said he completely understands why Jon Rahm signed with LIV Golf, but the world’s No. 4-ranked player doesn’t plan to be the next marquee player to bolt to the Saudi-backed league. In an appearance on the “Fore” podcast in Norway, Hovland
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