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2024-02-28 10:24
Talor Gooch proves pro golf still has natural comedians. Plus, Pebble Beach preps 6th hole for work, Valhalla's zoysia has greening to do, Netflix season 2 trailer drops, Quotables, This, Th… Read More
2024-02-26 12:27
Rookie winner Jake Knapp holds off Finland's Sami Valimaki to earn Masters trip. Elsewhere, van der Merwe takes first Africa Am, Rahm confirms money and less golf sold him on LIV, Anthony Ki… Read More
2024-02-22 07:13
More on the precarious state of pro golf as run by pro golfers. Plus, Augusta course news, Riviera's fourth under siege, new GB&I captain, Africa Amateur underway, This, That and Reads Read More
2024-02-21 17:38
The special invitations to international players appear consistent with past cases. But an unusually high number in one announcement also highlights deficiencies in the Official World Golf R… Read More
2024-02-19 23:07
The former Masters champion makes nine birdies to win the Genesis Invitational by three over Zalatoris and List. A wrap on the week plus notes on the 10th, top players, future events and CBS… Read More
Quad Questions: Sean McManus
2024-02-13 10:58
The retiring CBS Sports Chairman discusses the state of golf television, his proudest accomplishments, Jim McKay, and what it was like to be with his father during the Munich hostage trag… Read More
2024-02-01 06:09
New Tour investment partner will make players richer. Joy to the world!Plus, Netflix goes all in on Ryder Cup, Scott Simpson suddenly has a lot to say, Quotables, This, That And Reads Read More
2024-01-25 04:06
Adrian Meronk departs for LIV and Nick Dunlap continues to make history while mulling his big decision following an historic victory. Plus, Merion gets another U.S. Open, Dodo is back at Bet… Read More
Weekend Wrap: Nick Dunlap(a) Makes History
2024-01-22 04:55
The University of Alabama golfer becomes the first amateur to win on the PGA Tour since Phil Mickelson in 1991. Plus, Rory McIlroy wins in Dubai, Santiago De la Fuente books three major trip… Read More
2024-01-19 04:20
The creator of ForeMajorsGolf.com has compiled Grand Slam records into one site along with rankings, a comparison tool and the results of 463 majors to date Read More
Major(s) News & Notes, January 18th, 2024
2024-01-18 06:10
Bernhard Langer to play his final Masters in 2024. Plus, Joaquin Niemann is trying to play his way into majors, Pelley's intriguing global game comments, major ticket availability status, T… Read More
2024-01-12 04:06
Phil Mickelson concedes he would not be a good '25 Ryder Cup captain option, Royal Portrush changes approved ahead of the next Open, plus a bunch of good content from the St Andrews Links Tr… Read More
2024-01-05 05:35
A major victory isn't enough for Jon Rahm to overcome Tour politics as Scottie Scheffler wins player of the year without capturing a major. But at least Rahm was in Maui just in case players… Read More
2024-01-04 04:12
Major venues faced uncertainty and mystery in 2023. A review of the setups through the eyes of those who prepared the courses. Plus, a poll! Read More
2023-12-13 09:58
Timing is everything after another wild week in golf. Plus, Tiger Woods should get a special exemption to Pinehurst, USGA nominations, Bobby Mac brings the Ryder Cup to Oban, This, That, and… Read More
2023-12-11 06:11
Jon Rahm spoils his classy image in mere hours as part of an unfortunate trend. Plus, a weekend wrap of on and off-course moves, McIlroy's revealing comments, and a distance survey follow-up… Read More
2023-12-07 20:35
Assessing why a major championship-focused player is making the move to LIV and leaving the PGA Tour in trouble. The announcement is made on Fox News Read More
2023-12-06 19:34
R&A and USGA change ball testing but not until 2028 after industry feedback. A look at the specifics and supporting rationale Read More
Follow The Vancouver Protocols
2023-12-05 07:15
The PGA Tour and PGA of America are trying to disrupt a distance rule change even after getting bifurcation scrapped. Meanwhile the USGA and R&A are respecting the outlined process Read More
2023-11-30 04:56
Luke Donald will be back to lead Europe in the 2025 Ryder Cup. Plus, changes to Open qualifying series, Rickman retiring, the Little Pro, Nike brings back revolutionary shoe, '34 Masters bad… Read More
2023-11-28 18:16
Rusty but ready to test out his surgically repaired ankle, Tiger Woods addressed key PGA Tour issues and his plans for 2024 ahead of the Hero World Challenge Read More
2023-11-15 08:20
The good soldier Rory McIlroy served as the PGA Tour's de facto spokesperson until Tuesday morning before resigning his Board seat later in the day. Look for a big 2024 after relieving himse… Read More
2023-11-08 08:55
Encouraging Tiger Woods news, Captain Luke Donald receives more endorsements, Allisen Corpuz reflects on U.S. Women's Open win, Royal Birkdale update, Lucas Glover seeks '25 role, plus This… Read More
2023-11-02 19:09
TGL loses Jon Rahm who throws out first pitch in the Green Jacket. Plus, Hovland believes he's the world's best right now, a slew of Ryder Cup insights along with This, That and Reads Read More
2023-10-26 07:18
The Asia Pacific has started and a 2024 return to Japan is announced. Plus, news from Pinehurst, the suspicious Open rota declines in Golf Magazine's latest ranking, and This, That and Reads… Read More
2023-10-25 08:26
As the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship arrives at the Melbourne masterpiece, a look at what's changed since the PGA of America mulled international majors during Olympic years. Plus, an AA… Read More
2023-10-16 09:08
The latest Twitter missives from the fallen star display delusions of LIV Golf grandeur as signs point to continued divide between Saudi Arabia's upstart league and the golf establishment Read More
2023-10-10 20:23
OWGR head cites closed shop while admitting the men's ranking is diminished without the Public Investment Fund-backed players. The news puts the already fraying "framework agreement" in doub… Read More
2023-10-03 08:47
A Times report quotes Xander Schauffele's father claiming his son was threatened with Ryder Cup expulsion over contract demands. Patrick Cantlay joined the Schauffele's in demanding terms Read More
2023-10-01 07:50
Europe Wins The 2023 Ryder Cup. And it was more of the same old, same old for team USA when going overseas. A wrap plus more on McIlroy v. LaCava and the best quotes from Sunday in Rome Read More
2023-09-28 08:55
Clark livens up the pre-match chatter and Rory delivers plenty of quotes. Plus, a roundup of press conferences, the gala dinner, weather, Monty strikes again and an Opening Ceremony preview… Read More
2023-09-27 08:55
Why foursomes first? Plus, more on Marco's rough approach, extensive and enlightening Quotables, R.I.P. Michael Bonallack, This, That and Reads Read More
When In Rome!
2023-09-24 11:12
Travel tips if you're headed to the 2023 Ryder Cup and the Eternal City Read More
Major(s) News & Notes, September 15th, 2023
2023-09-15 06:43
The Ryder Cup buzz builds. Plus, Portmarnock might be an Open possibility, there will be a new Old Course Keeper Of The Green, tickets are selling fast at '24's major venues, and a bunch of… Read More
2023-08-30 03:47
Captain Johnson adds Thomas, Morikawa, Koepka, Spieth, Fowler and Burns to join team qualifiers in Rome where "algorithms" have detected possible American horses for the host course Read More
2023-08-24 08:16
Jon Rahm reiterates importance of majors when asked about the FedExCup. Plus, GB&I's Walker Cup squad, Europe's final two weeks before Rome decisions, the Mickelson pile on, ANGC summer… Read More
2023-08-17 10:59
The Walker Cup roster is about to be filled, Ryder Cup teams are shaping up and a past Captain speaks out. Plus, more on multiple-major site Cherry Hills hosting the U.S Amateur and a bunch… Read More
2023-08-10 08:05
The final major of the year commences at Walton Heath. Plus, Lytham gets a Women's Open, PGA Tour's '24 schedule has major ramifications, plus notes on Thomas, Harman, U.S. Women's Am and… Read More
2023-08-03 09:43
Tiger surfaces as a Board member. Plus, the World No. 1 fails to win a major but posts 2023's lowest Grand Slam score, Walker and Ryder Cup moves, R&A participation study news, and Reads… Read More
2023-07-20 11:09
Slumbers is concerned about pro golf's sustainability, reiterates intent to act on distance. Plus, Clark discusses his love of links and U.S. Open and much more from Hoylake Read More
2023-07-19 02:16
Players opine on a number of topics including the new par 3. Plus, NBC and Sky coverage plans, pricey merch reviewed, and inside Hoylake's clubhouse Read More
2023-07-17 16:09
Smith holds back tears while returning the Claret Jug. Fitzpatrick welcomes his brother to a major, Jordan gets to hit the opening tee shot and other notes from a busy Day at the 151st in… Read More
2023-07-16 11:12
The 151st Open arrives at Royal Liverpool with a bold new short par 3 17th. Might we be so lucky to have chatter about the rebooted finishing stretch cut into the tedious PGA Tour-LIV talk? Read More
2023-07-13 09:46
Birkdale lands the 154th, loads of Open news, Lahinch gets the Walker Cup, Valhalla and Augusta construction work, the U.S. Women's Open is a ratings success and much more Read More
2023-07-05 09:11
A mix of established journeyman, a Masters champion and newcomers qualify for The 151st Open. Plus, three LIV players also make it through while nine no-show Read More
2023-06-29 11:33
Framework lacks specifics except when it comes to the OWGR. Plus, a Pebble preview, USGA clarifies McIlroy's drop, LACC was cruel to missed drives, Team USA's Ryder Cup issues and other stuf… Read More
Sixth Sense
2023-06-28 10:39
How did LACC's 6th fare against the world's best? Plus, will it join lists of golf's inspired short par 4's? A post 2023 U.S. Open breakdown of the drivable two-shotter Read More
2023-06-23 09:35
Women's PGA is underway, Riviera's U.S. Open is official, USA Walker Cup players announced, a surprisingly tough hole at LACC, and other Reads.The Quad’s weekly news and notes from the… Read More
Tuesday At The 2023 U.S. Open
2023-06-14 09:45
The smallest holes provide the biggest discussion points for Tuesday's press conferences at L.A. North. Plus, Monahan on leave after medical situation and the 123rd Field by the numbers Read More
2023-06-10 09:12
Two big par 4s close out the 2023 U.S. Open course. Learn more about L.A Country Club’s 17th and 18th as The Quad wraps its one-off deep dive into a course. Hope you’ve enjoyed i… Read More
2023-06-08 09:00
A wee par 3 may be stand out during the upcoming U.S. Open week. It is followed by a massive par 4 to begin a spectacular set of finishing holes Read More
2023-05-31 10:07
The Fried Egg's L.A. North first look. Plus, Mickelson's LIV/rest theory, Rickie rebuts the USGA and R&A by saying players are not really longer, Quotables, This, That, And Reads Read More

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