Golfing World: Inside the game with Stacy Lewis
We look back at last year’s Women’s British Open with champion Stacy Lewis.
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.
Tiger ties Tiger's record, leads Tiger's event
Frank Nobilo and Terry Gannon recap Round 2 of the 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
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.
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,
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.-Correct. -Liverpool, he won an open championship and a pioneer for the US Open , he has played top with 30-99, was a runner-up in a kinda of weird 2005 Michael Campbell US 7 with Gordon but [unk] in throwing up all over themselves but he was a runner-up there so Augusta, he has obviously won four times too, so we'll see. -Yeah, and he is a horse for a course and they all are. We know that Phil is too but Tiger really is. He is almost neurotic when it comes to-to being able to play certain golf courses and not really liking others as much and so that's why next year is to see. -Whenever we said that… -Oh yeah, oh yeah. -But next really. -2010, it was lined up for him, yeah. -But Tiger had a very good year. -Five times. Phil Mickelson has never won five times. -In a… -Which is-which is pretty remarkable and maybe it's a case of Tiger, yeah, he's still,
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.committee changed in 18/4 in recent weeks because of what happened with Tiger Woods . That's not necessarily the case. We'll get to that in a second, but here is what the rules of golf now say as it pertains to 18/4. And David, let's start with you and all of your USGA experience. This relates to the ball being at rest and then moving. Did the USGA clarify its position? -Well, first, I think it's a good decision. It's a [unk] that Padraig Harrington where initially two years ago in the decision-- this is not a rule change. This is a decision. But it said if a player could not possibly have known that the ball moved, we will remove the disqualification penalty, but he still had two shots. This goes one step farther for Padraig Harrington . -But let's qualify this in terms of the rule because people are already calling it the Tiger Woods rule because of what happened in Conway Farms. You were rules official for many years. -Yeah. -What should have happened in thatthey may-- I'm not-- I know that this new decision applies for Padraig Harrington . -Right. -Because they were really-- When they were writing this, before the Tiger incident,-- -Right. -they worked on this. They were thinking
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
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.
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
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