• The Ho Sung Choi Show Live, Along With Logjam At Top For AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

    2011 Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers (L) Of The Green Bay Packers And Playing Partner Ho Sung 'The Fisherman' Choi Pose For Photos At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - All Images Credit Alfie Lau

    By Alfie Lau

    The movers and shakers and the superstars of the PGA TOUR were all at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Thursday morning.

    There’s Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, playing with their normal amateurs Wayne Gretzky and Jake Owen. Johnson and Spieth would each shoot (-5) and just two strokes back, both are definite contenders to win again at Pebble.

    You’ve got Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, comedians Bill Murray, Larry the Cable Guy and Ray Romano, and a pretty saucy U.S. Ryder Cup team of Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson, with Reed shooting (-3) and Mickelson (-6).

    Mickelson made history when he discovered that he hit every fairway and to his knowledge, that’s the first time in 27 years that he has accomplished this feat. The PGA TOUR would later correct that and say it was the first time since 1998 – 21 years – that Mickelson had hit every fairway during his round.

  • Surrey’s Adam Svensson Settling In Nicely On PGA TOUR

    Surrey, BC's Adam Svensson Holds Up His PGA TOUR Card Last Fall After Graduating From The Web.com Circuit. Top Left: Adam Holds The B.C. Junior Boys Trophy He Won In Trail In 2011 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Svensson is now a PGA TOUR regular and that’s a surprise to, well, just about no one.

    After all, that’s always been the plan for Svensson, a 25-year-old Surrey native who is off to a solid start in his rookie campaign on golf’s biggest stage.

    “To tell you the honest truth, we anticipated that Adam would do very well in his career at a very young age,” says Svensson’s dad, Frank. “I just knew he had the talent. We did go abroad and tested his talent at a very young age and he did well there. He was just destined to end up on the PGA TOUR, so it’s not really not that much of a surprise to us.”

  • PGA TOUR - Affiliated Tours Canada Player Results Week of January 28, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist - How Canadians Fared Around The World For The Week JAN 31 - FEB 3

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • Rickie Fowler Wins 2019 Waste Management Open

    Rickie Fowler Hung On To Finally Win The Waste Management Open, But Not Without Some Very Anxious Moments - File Photo Courtesy Flickr.com

    By Alfie Lau

    Rickie Fowler finally has the tournament win he craves.

    The Murrieta, CA native had come so achingly close to winning the 2016 Waste Management Open but after going into the water at 17 with a two-stroke lead, he lost in a four-hole playoff to Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. Fowler cried anguished tears in the press conference afterwards because he had wanted to win so badly in front of his grandfather.

    Disappointment the following two years were best summarized by a conversation he had with a local police officer upon leaving last year’s tournament.

    As the officer consoled him and bid him goodbye until next year, Fowler said: “I just want to win this so bad.”

  • Rickie Fowler Leads Waste Management Phoenix Open By 4 After Round 3

    Rickie Fowler Is Your 3rd Round Leader At The Waste Management Phoenix Open - Keith Allison File Image Reused With Permission

    By Alfie Lau

    Three years after he should have won the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Rickie Fowler seems to be on the precipice of making his dream come true. A remarkable round of (-7) 64, which featured eight birdies and just one lone bogey has Fowler four strokes clear of Matt Kuchar and five clear of roommate Justin Thomas.

    In 2016, Fowler was leading by two with just holes to play, but after driving it into the water behind the 17th hole, he was forced into a four-hole playoff, which he eventually lost to Hideki Matsuyama.

    This year, on a sun-splashed Saturday where the usual thousands of Phoenix golf fans come out in droves, it was Fowler who set the torrid pace, with birdies on four of his first six holes to open up a five-shot margin. The lead would yo-yo back to as little as three, but Fowler really put his stamp on the round by making his final birdie on the par-4 17th.

  • Adam Hadwin Grinds Way To Weekend At Waste Management Phoenix Open, Rickie Fowler Leads By 1 After Round 2

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin Produced A Fine Comeback To Make It To The Weekend At The 2019 Waste Management Open - File Photo

    By Alfie Lau

    Rickie Fowler closed out the second round of the 2019 Waste Management Open with four consecutive birdies to take a one-stroke lead over roommate Justin Thomas heading into one of the greatest weekends in golf.

    Fowler followed up his opening round 64 with a 65, and he made the closing holes look effortless. Reaching the par-5 15th in two, he made a routine two-putt birdie before hitting his approach to the rowdy par-3 16th to just under 11 feet. He made that putt as fans cheered lustily for him and then at 17, he drove the green and another routine two-putt birdie pulled him into a tie for the lead with Thomas.

  • Canada’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham Set to Make Return to Pro Golf

    Rebecca Lee-Bentham

    By DAVID LI, Golf Canada

    After announcing her retirement from competitive golf in the summer of 2016, Rebecca Lee-Bentham has spent the last two years teaching the game she loves to others.

  • The PGA of Canada Renews Partnership with The Lincoln Motor Company

    By THE PGA OF CANADA

    The PGA of Canada is proud to announce The Lincoln Motor Company has renewed its partnership with the PGA of Canada as presenting sponsor of the RBC PGA Scramble.

  • Darius Rucker Joins PGA TOUR As Official Brand Ambassador

    By THE PGA TOUR

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced that three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker will become the organization’s first formal brand ambassador. The announcement was made during Rucker’s media appearance at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am where he is competing this week as part of the celebrity field.

  • Birdies Galore At Waste Management Phoenix Open, David Hearn Top Canadian After Round 1

    After Monday Qualifying, David Hearn Finished The First Round At The Waste Management Phoenix Open As The Low Canadian In A T7 After Carding a (4-under) 67 - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Alfie Lau

    When rain pelted California and even Arizona 10 days ago, it softened the golf courses to the point where birdies, birdies and more birdies have been needed to win in Palm Desert, San Diego and, it appears, at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

    Adam Long’s (-26) two weeks ago and Justin Rose’s (-21) in San Diego portend similar numbers needed to triumph in Phoenix after several players shot (-7) 64 on the par-71 Stadium Course.

    The two notable early leaders are good friends and roommates for the week, young American stars Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist - How Canadians Fared Around The World Last Week

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • 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.