SAN DIEGO — If anyone is comfortable on grass — long, short or something in between — it should be Adam Schenk.
He grew up on a sod farm in Vincennes, Ind., where Zoysia, fescue and bluegrass — as well as beans, corn and wheat — were among the cash crops on the family's 1,500 acres.
What does he remember most about farm life?
"A lot...Read more
SAN DIEGO — When you think of Canadian golfers on the PGA Tour, the first name that pops up is 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir. Older diehards might come up with George Knudson, another eight-time winner from the 1960s and early '70s.
The next? Good luck.
Canada is known for chasing hockey pucks and pumping out fish the size of Mini Coopers....Read more
SAN DIEGO — A former world No. 1 is getting acclimated pretty quickly this week at Torrey Pines. The current No. 1 looks as comfortable as ever here.
Justin Thomas fired a 9-under 63 Thursday on the North Course to move to 13-under 131 through the first two days of the Farmers Insurance Open, good for a share of the lead with Adam Schenk and ...Read more
SAN DIEGO — Mark Twain famously called golf a good walk spoiled.
The South Course at Torrey Pines played 7,695 yards Thursday from the first tee to the 18th green. That amounts to nearly 4 1/2 miles (not including side trips into the rough) of walking. And standing.
Most spectators don’t bring chairs with them, so tired legs ...Read more
The thing with PGA Tour player Patrick Reed, a short-game wizard operating on the shortest of golfing leashes, is that the doubts and denials far too routinely outflank the impressive polish of his game.
Think back to 2021, when he cruised to a five-stroke win in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. He stiff-armed challengers, fought ...Read more
SAN DIEGO — Dustin Johnson may be the only person on the planet who associates San Diego with bad weather.
For good reason.
"The last few times I played here was some of the worst weather I think I've ever played in," said Johnson, who returns to the Farmers Insurance Open for the first time in five years. "It's not a fun course to play in ...Read more
SAN DIEGO — In golf, Jon Rahm is the ultimate blue-chip stock. Hefty expectations are backed up by a never-ending string of bankable returns.
He contends along the West Coast, along with the East. He contends in the Midwest and the South. He contends in the desert. He contends at the majors, owning Top 4s in all — including a win at the ...Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — He occasionally hears wisecracks from the gallery but learned long ago how to tune them out. When you’ve grown up on the edge of celebrity, the world is filled with background noise.
He may carry his father’s name and is chasing his father’s dream, but the comparisons between John Daly and John Daly II are ...Read more
Former President Donald Trump’s real estate company has settled a dispute with the PGA over the pro golf group’s decision to scrap a marquee tournament that was scheduled to be staged at his New Jersey resort.
Eric Trump, a top Trump Organization official, Tuesday announced the deal in a joint press release with the PGA. The terms of the ...Read more
Wearing Sunday red and making a back-nine charge is nothing new to Tiger Woods.
This time he brought his son, Charlie, along for the ride.
With the pedal to the metal, father and son reeled off 11 straight birdies to nearly reach the winners’ circle — a well-worn spot for the pairing’s elder statesman. Team Woods ultimately ran out of ...Read more
When it comes to Tiger Woods, longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay has seen it all — and often with the best view in the house.
Mackay, like everyone else in golf, wondered if he’d ever get a chance to watch Woods out on the course again after a horrific single-car accident shattered his lower right leg a little less than 10 months ago.
Tiger Woods spoke to reporters for the first time since his horrifying single-car crash in February, but it would not be accurate to say he answered their questions about what actually happened.
“All those answers have been answered in the investigation,” he said Tuesday morning. “So, you can read about all of that there, in the police ...Read more
The pioneering Lee Elder, who in 1975 broke the color barrier as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters, died Sunday night at age 87. His death was announced by the PGA Tour and first reported by African American Golfer's Digest.
Elder, who lived in a senior community in Escondido, was honored at Augusta National in April when he joined ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wil Myers is scheduled to make $22.5 million next year to play outfield and first base for the San Diego Padres.
All that money, however, could not buy him tee times at Carmel Country Club.
While Major League Baseball may be shut down in the coming weeks by a labor dispute between team owners and players, the 30-year-old ...Read more
Tiger Woods is getting back into the swing of things after being badly injured in a February car crash.
Woods shared a video Sunday showing him back on a golf course, where he hit a ball down the fairway.
“Making progress,” Woods captioned the short clip on Twitter.
Woods suffered multiple breaks to his right leg after his SUV smashed ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — At the 2030 Presidents Cup, people currently in middle school will hoist beers and cheer for golfers currently in high school, and even the sitting U.S. president, traditionally invited, could be here in St. Louis, whomever he or she or they may be.
Nine years is a long time from now — will golf carts be hovercrafts by then? —...Read more
- Birdie binge gives Adam Schenk a share of 36-hole lead at Farmers Insurance Open
- Bryce Miller: Canadians etch PGA Tour history half-century in making at Farmers
- Farmers Scene & Heard: Can't stand all the walking around? Pull up a chair.
- Farmers notes: Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas set up for weekend duel
- Dustin Johnson returns to Farmers Insurance Open with sunny disposition