Let's debate: Controversy good for the game?
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay discuss the many controversies from the 2013 season and how it will affect the game of golf.
Golfing World: Inside the game with Stacy Lewis
We look back at last year’s Women’s British Open with champion Stacy Lewis.
Tiger's rule? Discussing the USGA's latest Decision
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay express their opinions about the USGA rule that seemed to be implemented because of Tiger Woods at the 2013 BMW Championship.
Looking ahead: Will Tiger be even better in 2014?
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay talk Tiger Woods and his perfect setup to be successful at a handful of major championships in the 2014 season.
Man down: Tour needs rules official watching TV
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay discuss controversy as it relates to rules infractions. Feinstein suggests an easy fix of keeping a rules official in the TV trucks at all times.up a phone and call in and affect the outcome of a major championship . It would be like somebody calling in during the Super Bowl and saying, "Wait a minute, there's another angle of which you're going to see holding." Stop the game. Go and look at it, and then go back and replay it. It can happen in any other sport. It's still an issue that needs to dealt with and there's actually an easy way to deal with it. I don't understand what's at it. They put a rules official in the [unk] and let them look at every single thing that anybody else sees on [unk]. -Ed, you could join [unk]. Like, they did it. They used to do it, the PGA Tour did it. -But they don't do it now. -They don't do it. -They don't do it now, and when it comes at them, we can't afford another rules official. Are you kidding me? -That's interesting, did I say that? -That was the answer I got when I first brought that up. -At the President's Cup, Mark [unk] long time PGA Tour rules official, I suppose in the NFL still understands sports and golf. [Unk] he was with us on the telecast, all four days in the booth with everybody. Kind of explaining the rules as they went along, and that's because he was a match play scenario as opposed to stroke play. -I think we did it for years [unk]. -If you put somebody in the truck, every single week and designated him as a PGA Tour rules official, I think he might be [unk]. -Somebody calls in and you say yes, our rules official is looking at it
How bizarre: Weird and wacky on LPGA in 2013
Tom Abbott takes a look back some of the most unusual moments that occurred on the LPGA in 2013.played through it the next few events. The following week in Singapore, Natalie Gulbies contracted malaria and missed a full 2 months of competition. In March, Yani Tseng missed her pro-am tee time at the Kia Classic. She was the defending champion but overslept and was disqualified from the event. -I feel really terrible. I mean, I feel so sorry to the sponsor, to
Tiger ties Tiger's record, leads Tiger's event
Frank Nobilo and Terry Gannon recap Round 2 of the 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.the end just 10 birdies and it looked relatively easy. -All right. Zach Johnson had the overnight lead after the opening round. Now he's 2 shots back, will play with Tiger. Your thoughts on who might give chase. Remember, Graeme McDowell played with Tiger and he's beaten him here before a couple of times. -Yes. I wouldn't discount with the weather forecast , you know, really anyone from McDowell up there because you know McDowell knows what's it like to win here twice. He's never finished worst than 2nd, but you know Kuchar and Zach Johnson have played extremely well. We're expecting maybe a little bit of rain. If it does get softer, it helps guys like Kuchar and Zach Johnson around here. That birdie at 18 there by Zach Johnson , that sort of certainly sent a message. -Some rain overnight they think. Maybe frost delaying the tee times. Again, tough weather over
Of course: Classic venues that need to host majors
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay express which golf courses they think the PGA Tour should be taking advantage of in 2014 and which courses around the nation should be renovated.Merion and David Fay had such a huge part in getting the US Open in play at that storied venue outside of Philadelphia so Jeff you're a golf course design god, there's the Country Club, [unk] set on Long Island, you're one of those guys who loves seeing big championships, gohits, they have memories of you know, Merion, Ben Hogan, you know, Justin Rose's shot on 18… -What will come up in-in future years. So I think that the national is such a great golf course . I mean-I, do you think a US open could be held there? -No. -I mean logistically to could, you know, in Shinnecock. -Of course. -You don't think it's too short. -He's not talking to us. -Its just too short. -Yeah. But you what it-it there, but I think was great thing they took the Walker Cup there and the more you do that, the better it is for the game. -Now, you also thought Merion was a little bit too short as well. So national could be able to host the US open ? -Well yeah but then you got that next door neighbor called Shinnecock. That is some [unk]. -Well and you got shackles preferably whining about, you know, the setup, complete funky stuff like that. -The question for you David is because of the position you have for so many years as the executive director of the USGA. How delicate is the balance between the Bethpage Black, the chambers based of the world and going back to the iconic places where the US Open is held? -Well I think the USGA has the right balance now, but I would add one more classic that I'd like to see. The US Open played on, never had it, well it did have one, they're in the 1900 Chicago Golf Club. I think that is an outstanding golf course . -It would be much like Shinnecock or people before 1986 and what is shinnecock Hills. They did not know about it. I think if you and plus its in Chicago part of the country where… -And you need a course in the US. -You need a course in the in Midwest. -So you pick Chicago golf club is the place where you'd like to see. -A US Open . -A place to go back in US Open . What are some of the courses you might [unk] -Well i-I got one that did-did a sort of comes out or left field. Bethpage Red which I think is a great golf course , does not get any attention coz its right next to the black. You know people, when you go to Bethpage, you wanna play the Black… -When it need fixing up, the Black. -USGA put 5 million bucks into it like it did in to the Black. You could-I think you could play US Open . -I don't think that will be a problem for them now. -No, the fact they got [unk]. -Yeah unfortunately, Jeff how about
Grey Goose: Best Rounds of 2013
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay talk best rounds of 2013, with Phil Mickelson's 18th hole at the Open Championship winning it out.that back nine at Muirfield, to win his first ever Open Championship. Adam Scott won his first ever major championship shooting a 69 at Augusta which has to be right up there, but I would assume2013, the first thing we talked about is that round of golf. - Adam Scott shot 69 at Augusta on Sunday to win his first ever major championship, but that pales in comparison, I'm guessing-- -I don't think he fails. Just only to interrupt, I don't think it pales, it was a great round of golf. -Just look into David's face-- -It was a fine round, but now I'm-- -David's face and say you know-- -maybe with Jeff and John, I mean it's gonna be Phil's, but before we walk away from Jim Furyk , 59 is awfully impressive. Having said that, I'm surprised we have not seen more sub 60 rounds out there on the PGA Tour . I mean it's-- we're seeing a few more, but it still-- it's really a mental barrier, I think, with these guys. -Yeah,
Offseason debate: Wrap it up or around?
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay discuss if the PGA Tour needs more of an offseason.-Have we wrapped our heads around, this wrap around season the PGA Tour nostalgia? -Well, as you said, we're big sports fans here. And I think that the answer would be, no because we've been used to a certain advent flow of-- to the PGA Tour schedule. And that part of that advent flow meant this time of year, golf went away except for the hardcore fan watching
Grey Goose: Debating the best images of 2013
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay talk best images of 2013 with Adam Scott's Masters win topping the list.images will stand out for me throughout the year and Mary and Justin Rose kissing up to the sky-- -Really sweet. -Thinking about his father, who had passed away and also Angel Cabrera join the great sportsmanship. We've seen all season long that this game is really all about with Adam Scott in that playoff
Best worldwide player: What, no Tiger Woods?
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay talk best players of the 2013 season with Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson topping the list.the best player worldwide in 2013? -Inbee Park, but-- -He's right. -but Adam Scott . -Three major championships. -Yeah. -[unk]-- three majors. -But I'd say Adam Scott . -Three majors, Adam won 11. How many do they have in the LPGA Tour-- -They only-- they have five. Come on. -Okay. -[unk]-- -[unk] Adam, why? -If you write a check. -Because-- -[unk]-- -I like the consistency of his wins still, I mean, he wins at the Masters then he goes and he-- and he was successful throughout. He stumbled at the US Open. -Right. -But he did-- he played well at the British and-- -The lead all by himself on the back 9 on Sunday. -Exactly. - Adam Scott . -And then for an Aussie to win titles in Australia is a big deal. -Yeah. -So I would give-- I'd give the nod to Adam. -And you got-- -I had Phil Mickelson until a couple of weeks ago, but the back-to-back wins in Australia where there's a lot of pressure on him to succeed-- -Victor. -because of who he is and against very good fields by the way. -Oh, come on. -Who was second? Matt Kuchar? Who was third Vijay Singh ? -There are some very nice players there, but these aren't-- -Not as deep. Not as deep. But when you talk about winning, we're not talking about the top 10. It's much easier to get a top 10 against a field like that. It's not necessarily easier to win. However, four wins worldwide. He wins the Masters. He won a playoff event and he contended in two of the other three majors. -Yeah. - Adam Scott . -Mickelson gets no love. Almost a 59 in Scottsdale-- -No, he's second. -You know what-- you know what-- -and wins that week.a great player. -Okay. -Okay. -He finished second. -And who finished fourth? - Adam Scott won.