Golf: Europe Undaunted by Woods and Mickelson at Ryder Cup-Fleetwood
Ryder Cup debutant Tommy Fleetwood claims neither he nor his European team mates will be overawed by the presence of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in the United States line-up at the biennial trans-Atlantic head-to-head later this month.
Carnoustie’s 18th Hole Is Ready to Make, or Break, Another Legacy
No. 18 was the site of meltdowns by the leaders at two previous British Opens, and it caused plenty of problems on Thursday, too.
Leishman, Smith to Play for Australia at Golf’s World Cup
Marc Leishman will partner Cameron Smith for the home team when Australia hosts the World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan Golf Club in November.
Jordan Spieth won’t be getting a Tour Championship invite but he will be getting a slap on the wrist.
The 25-year-old will miss the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in his career next week after just barely falling short of finishing in the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings — and in the process will be violating a Tour rule.
According to the PGA Tour’s Strength of Field Regulation, if a player plays 25 events in a season, he need not add any new events to his playing schedule. If he plays less than 25, then that player must play add a start to his schedule that he hasn’t played in the last four years. The Tour Championship would have been the 24th event of Spieth’s season.
For failing to satisfy the Strength of Field Regulation, Spieth is set to receive either a fine of more than $20,000 or a three-tournament suspension; the Tour will determine which penalty will be assessed.
When asked for comment by GOLF.com Monday, the PGA Tour offered: “Regarding Jordan — like any issue where a player is found to be in violation of a PGA TOUR Regulation, the PGA TOUR will handle directly with that player and have no additional comment.”