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Making the United States Ryder Cup for the first time had long been a goal for Jimmy Walker, though it was a fairly remote one as he toiled away almost anonymously as a journeyman on the highly competitive PGA Tour. But that changed in the proverbial blink of an eye after the American made a stunning start to the 2013-14 season, winning three times in eight events to rocket up the U.S. Cup standings.
To borrow a phrase from Ron Burgundy, for today's players, the Tour Championship is kind of a big deal. Sure they are tired.
Rory McIlroy is perplexed that his remarks on Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson being on the "last few holes" of their careers caused so many headlines. McIlroy was asked on the eve of the Tour Championship whether Woods and Mickelson not being eligible for the 30-man field represented a changing of the guard.
Tour events were up 7-8 percent this year - these measure the number of people who tuned in during a telecast not playing and somewhat to the fact that we had very few playoffs this year compared to the last two years. And playoffs really do help our ratings.
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Tournament wins on both sides of the Atlantic have made 2014 "a good year" for world number five Justin Rose, who says a slightly better showing in the majors would have transformed his campaign into a great one. For the most part, the Englishman was happy with his performances in golf's four grand slams where he pinpointed his only blemishes as slow starts at the Masters and U.S. Open, along with an occasional putting lapse.
One of the many really knuckleheaded things a lot of golf announcers say is "Looks like he's trying to make this chip shot, Johnny - he's taking the pin out!" Personally, I'm trying to make every chip shot, and, because I want to increase the chances of this happening, I leave the flag in almost all the time. The only time I take it out is when the flag is inclined toward the point I think the ball will enter the hole, leaving no space for the ball to drop, thus increasing the chance of hitting the flag and remaining out.
With the FedEx Cup Playoffs heading into its fourth-straight week, and with Phil Mickelson withdrawing from last week's BMW Championship in hopes of "resting" for the Ryder Cup, the question has been raised: Do golfers have a legitimate complaint regarding the frenetic end-of-the-season schedule? Two writers, Geoff Shackelford and Sam Weinman , square off on the issue. As a connoisseur of the First World art of pro-golfer griping, normally I'd embrace the end-of-season whining we are hearing about the schedule.
With neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson qualifying for the Tour Championship for the first time in more than two decades, it might signal a changing of the guard, especially now that Rory McIlroy has emerged as a solid No. 1 in the world.
When Morgan Hoffmann had missed the cut in the final regular-season FedEx Cup event, he barely reached the PGA Tour's playoffs -- after which he adopted a playing-with-house-money mentality that paid off. See the action and emotion from Sunday's final round of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills during the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs.
The 2012 BMW Championship, which was played at Crooked Stick, was named that year's "Tournament of the Year" by the PGA TOUR, with benchmarks achieved in several areas, including attendance, community support and philanthropic contributions back to the Evans Scholars Foundation, the tournament's sole charity.
Henrik Stenson, of Sweden, waits for a judge to rule on a lie on the 18th hole in the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
The FedEx Cup 2014 marathon is nearing its finish. Following Billy Horschel's victory at the BMW Championship, the final 30-man field is set to tee it up at East Lake for the Tour Championship.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 01:16 pm
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