After 35 years, the PGA’s Champions Tour is still extending older golfers’ careers. And this week, the tour announced a major business deal. OAG’s Doug Tribou talks with golf great Hale Irwin and others about the history and future of the tour.
In 2004, Beijing issued a ban on the construction of golf courses in China. But since the moratorium went into effect, no other country has built more golf courses. Author Dan Washburn joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book “The Forbidden Game.”
When a sports writer penned a fictional interview making fun of Tiger Woods, the world’s best-known golfer responded in his own article. It was published on a website run by another sports icon: Derek Jeter.
To compete for fans’ time, pro sports leagues are taking steps to shorten their games. For our look at the latest experiments, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with an expert on time about how sports fit into our busy lives.
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.