Tags: golf

Rory McIlroy Fends Off All Challengers to Win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy’s Sunday drive at TPC Sawgrass was far from leisurely. He spent most of the final round of the Players Championship stuck in his lane in a logjam, pumping his brakes while players grew larger in his rearview mirror. Eddie Pepperell, who started Sunday six strokes behind McIlroy, caught…

Players Championship 2019: Jim Furyk becomes first flagstick putting victim under new rule (Or did he?)

Thanks to the new rules of golf, the game’s most-heated debate these days revolves around a round piece of fiberglass. Does leaving in the flagstick on putts help or hurt you? It’s a question that has produced numerous studies with mixed findings, and just last week, Francesco Molinari became the first player to sink a…

Dan Jenkins, 90, Chronicler of Sports in Raucous Prose, Dies

Dan Jenkins, a sportswriter whose rollicking irreverence enlivened Sports Illustrated’s pages for nearly 25 years and animated several novels, including “Semi-Tough,” a sendup of the steroidal appetites, attitudes and hype in pro football that became a classic of sports lit, died on Thursday in Fort Worth. He was 90. He had experienced heart and renal…