Featured groups: McGladrey Classic

By Will GrayOctober 16, 2012, 9:19 pm

The PGA Tour heads to coastal Georgia for the third event of the Fall Series as the Seaside Course hosts The McGladrey Classic. Who will put together a big week as the 2012 PGA Tour season nears its conclusion?

Click here for a full list of first round tee times. Here are a few groups to keep an eye on this week in Sea Island, Ga.:

7:35 a.m. (off 10 tee): Tom Pernice, Jr., Kevin Chappell, Harris English

Chappell enters this week as the odd man out, currently 126th on the money list, and has two weeks left to play his way to a Tour card for 2013. As a Valdosta native, Sea Island resident and University of Georgia alum, English completes the Peach State trifecta and will likely have some serious fan support from the hometown crowds. Pernice, meanwhile, continues to serve as an example for Vijay Singh among others that a PGA/Champions Tour double-dip is possible.

8:05 a.m. (10 tee): Zach Johnson, Ben Crane, Davis Love III

Two of the area's more popular residents find themselves paired with the defending champion for the first two rounds. Love calls Sea Island home, while Johnson now resides in neighboring St. Simons Island. The pair were together as captain and player at the Ryder Cup, and while Johnson is making his first start since Medinah, Love seemingly has not yet taken a break since putting down his walkie-talkie for the final time. Crane, who a year ago won in a playoff over Webb Simpson, tees it up a week after a back injury forced him to withdraw from the Frys.com Open.

8:15 a.m. (10 tee): Jonas Blixt, David Toms, Jim Furyk

Blixt became the third rookie to win on Tour this year with his victory at CordeValle, and now is making a serious push for Rookie of the Year honors. Toms, whose name is among the leaders for the U.S. Ryder Cup captaincy in 2014, is making his first start since withdrawing from the Deutsche Bank Championship for personal reasons and knows a thing or two about playing golf in SEC country. Furyk is playing for the first time since the Ryder Cup, hoping to erase some of the painful memories of Medinah and end his season on a high note.

12:35 p.m. (1 tee): Gary Woodland, Vijay Singh, Charles Howell III

Having found the fountain of youth, 49-year-old Singh tees it up again on the heels of his T-4 finish last week, his best result on Tour in over a year. Woodland (T-9) and Howell (T-11) also turned in much-needed solid performances at CordeValle. This group could produce some of the longest drives of the week on the Seaside Course, with each player averaging at least 295 yards off the tee this season.

12:45 p.m. (1 tee): Jason Day, Stewart Cink, Bud Cauley

Georgia resident Cink will have support from the galleries as he pairs with two of the game's best young guns. Cauley will be looking to improve upon last year's T-15 result as he seeks his fifth top-10 finish in the last nine starts of his impressive rookie campaign. Day, meanwhile, continues to bounce back from mid-season injury woes and finished in solo fourth position in Las Vegas the last time he teed it up two weeks ago.

1:35 p.m. (1 tee): Bobby Gates, Alexandre Rocha, Jason Kokrak

A trio of men looking to continue their late-season momentum as their focus closes on the magic number for the next month - 125. Kokrak's runner-up result last week got him on the right side of the number (currently 117th on the money list), while at 128th Rocha still has some work to do despite his T-4 finish at CordeValle. Gates is a bit further back at 137th, and although he missed the cut last week he does have a T-13 showing from Vegas the week prior upon which he can hope to build.

Getty Images

Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

Article: After DJ and Tiger, Trump plays golf with Jack

Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'

President at the Presidents Cup

Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump

Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73

Cart on the green

Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green

Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National

Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open

Trump golf properties


Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

Getty Images

Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.