After recording 17 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour from 2008 to 2011, Anthony Kim hasn’t played a tournament in more than two years. And he’s a got a big reason to stay on the couch. Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Alan Shipnuck tried to find out what happened to Kim.
As Rory McIlroy won the 2014 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ drought in majors continued. He’s stuck on 14 major victories and Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 seems further away than ever. Sports writer Chuck Culpepper says even if he falls short, missing the mark won’t tarnish Tiger’s career.
While the rest of the golf industry is in a tailspin, one company has managed to thrive. Using new technology, Topgolf is drawing crowds to its 10 locations in the United States. Topgolf CEO Ken May joins Bill Littlefield to share the company’s secrets.
Erik Compton tied for second at the U.S. Open last weekend, an especially impressive feat given that he’s a two-time heart transplant recipient. Compton spoke with Bill Littlefield about his recovery and recent success.
Benton Harbor, Mich., has been through tough times in recent years. But Harbor Shores, a golf course built right in the middle of downtown, has given the city hope for economic development. Reporter Greg Echlin has the story.
Australian golfer Steven Bowditch came into last week’s Texas Open ranked No. 339 in the world, but he went on to earn his first PGA Tour victory. Bowditch has also been open about his battle with clinical depression. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his story.
Still chasing Jack Nicklaus and his 18 majors, Tiger Woods finished in a tie for 40th at the PGA Championship over the weekend. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce was there to witness the performance.
It’s time for veteran golfer Vijay Singh to decide whether he can still compete on the regular PGA Tour, or if it’s time for a move to the senior circuit. As Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports, that decision is made even more complicated by the lawsuit Singh has brought against the PGA.
The USGA is expected to ban long-handled putters. It’s a serious matter for the sport, but Bill turns to Bill Pennington of the New York Times to chat about the proposed ban’s more lighthearted implications.
The Ryder Cup golf tournament is underway, but is anyone watching? John Feinstein, who writes about golf for the ‘Washington Post’ and ‘Golf Digest,’ talks through the tournament’s history of ups and downs.