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Thursday May 3, 2012 7:10 PM
Webb Simpson said he was nervous playing golf with Tiger Woods. It sure didn't show.
Thursday May 3, 2012 6:29 PM
For all the attention he garners, Ricky Fowler is yet to win on the PGA Tour. That's his main goal for 2012. With a 6-under 66 to kick off the Wells Fargo, he's in striking position, but Steve Elling says the clock is starting to tick.
Wednesday May 2, 2012 9:49 PM
Rory McIlroy remains near the top of the golf world as he gets back to business at the scene of his first PGA Tour victory. But he remains as determined to keep his life as balanced and grooved as his swing, Steve Elling says.
Tuesday May 1, 2012 3:37 PM
Tour golfers playing in podunk events in Indonesia get as many rankings points as those playing traditional PGA events in the U.S.? Steve Elling says that's hogwash -- it's time for a new rankings system.
Tuesday May 1, 2012 3:00 PM
How's this for refreshing? He lost at Quail Hollow last year in a playoff against Lucas Glover, but Jonathan Byrd says falling to his old Clemson teammate wasn't so bad. Steve Elling hails the change of pace.
Tuesday May 1, 2012 2:11 PM
Each week during the official PGA Tour season, CBSSports.com's Steve Elling and Shane Bacon give their best shot at pegging the winner and seeing what other golfers will have a good week. The picks are based on a combination of homework, guesswork and just plain instinct.
Tuesday May 1, 2012 11:37 AM
French Open champion Thomas Levet has arrived at a second straight European Tour event without his golf clubs.
Tuesday May 1, 2012 11:35 AM
Five more young golfers have committed to playing in this year's Travelers Championship, which is gaining a reputation as a good tournament for new talent to break through on the PGA Tour.
Tuesday May 1, 2012 8:23 AM
After winning last week for the first time on home soil, Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal hopes it will springboard him to success in this week's Spanish Open.
Monday April 30, 2012 4:32 PM
The only questions Tiger Woods fielded before his next tournament came from his fans.
Monday April 30, 2012 4:28 PM
Even though he has yet to play at The Olympic Club, Rory McIlroy already knows what to expect this June.
Monday April 30, 2012 3:28 PM
After falling just short multiple times, Jason Dufner makes it over the hump Sunday and wins his first PGA Tour title in New Orleans. Steve Elling and Shane Bacon debate the new No. 1 on the non-winner list.
Sunday April 29, 2012 7:24 PM
Stacy Lewis won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title, holding off hard-charging teen Lexi Thompson by a stroke.
Sunday April 29, 2012 7:10 PM
Jason Dufner beat Ernie Els with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff Sunday in the Zurich Classic to win for the first time in 164 starts on the PGA Tour.
Sunday April 29, 2012 1:30 PM
On the 50th anniversary of the 1962 U.S. Open, award-winning producer Ross Greenburg releases a one-hour documentary of that epic battle between Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Sunday April 29, 2012 7:53 AM
Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a final round 4-under 68 to secure his maiden European Tour victory with a five-stroke win at the Ballantine's Championship on Sunday.
Saturday April 28, 2012 9:31 PM
Stacy Lewis birdied five of her last seven holes Saturday to shoot a 5-under 67 and take a two-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome into the final round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.
Saturday April 28, 2012 7:50 PM
Jason Dufner shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Graham DeLaet after the third round of the Zurich Classic.
Saturday April 28, 2012 8:17 AM
Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a second straight 7-under 65 Saturday to open up a five-shot lead after the third round of the Ballantine's Championship.
Friday April 27, 2012 8:31 PM
Jason Dufner moved into position for yet another bid to win his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Zurich Classic.
Friday April 27, 2012 8:16 PM
Stacy Lewis birdied five of her final nine holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead Friday after the second round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.
Friday April 27, 2012 2:45 PM
Masters champion Bubba Watson has struck one of his fans in the head with a hooked drive.
Friday April 27, 2012 8:42 AM
Bernd Wiesberger shot a course record 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Marcus Fraser after the second-round of the Ballantine's Championship on Friday.
Thursday April 26, 2012 8:15 PM
Jennifer Rosales birdied five of the first seven holes on the back nine and finished with a 5-under 67 on Thursday in the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic for a share of the first-round lead with Katie Futcher, Lindsey Wright and Caroline Hedwall.
Thursday April 26, 2012 7:51 PM
Ken Duke and Cameron Tringale topped the Zurich Classic leaderboard at 7-under 65 on Thursday, leaving defending champion Bubba Watson six strokes back at TPC Louisiana in his first tournament since winning the Masters.
Thursday April 26, 2012 8:44 AM
Victor Dubuisson of France overcame tough scoring conditions to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a two-shot lead after the first-round of the Ballantine's Championship on Thursday.
Wednesday April 25, 2012 7:15 PM
His name first catches your attention, but John Huh's game is generating the conversation now. Steve Elling says the 21-year-old rookie is off to a spectacular start that's almost as remarkable as his journey to the PGA Tour.
Tuesday April 24, 2012 8:25 PM
One of the perks Rich Beem received for winning the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine was a 10-year exemption on the European Tour.
Tuesday April 24, 2012 8:03 PM
John Daly received a late invitation to play the Zurich Classic this week.
Tuesday April 24, 2012 7:52 PM
Royal and Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson says the St. Andrews-based organization has invested $16 million in toughening and tightening all courses used to host the Open Championship, including lengthening the courses for the 2012 and 2013 editions.
Tuesday April 24, 2012 10:52 AM
Each week during the official PGA Tour season, CBSSports.com's Steve Elling and Shane Bacon give their best shot at pegging the winner and seeing what other golfers will have a good week. The picks are based on a combination of homework, guesswork and just plain instinct.
Tuesday April 24, 2012 9:28 AM
In a state known more for Mardi Gras, gators and jambalaya, Louisiana has cooked up quite a stew of golfers. Steve Elling says this amazing list, going back to pre-World War II, starts with a Thunder Bolt.
Tuesday April 24, 2012 9:26 AM
TPC Louisiana doesn't light a fire for players, but despite the low course ranking, the Zurich Classic can get spicy. Steve Elling says 2011's playoff hinged on a bad rule that worked its hoo-doo on the loser.
Monday April 23, 2012 4:51 PM
After winning in Texas, Ben Curtis has four tour titles, one a major. But is he a great player in the grand scheme? Steve Elling and Shane Bacon debate that notion, Michelle Wie and hot-head Scott Piercy.
Monday April 23, 2012 8:56 AM
The course at Royal Lytham and St. Annes has been lengthened by 181 yards for this year's British Open, with all but two holes having been altered since the last time the tournament was held there in 2001.
Sunday April 22, 2012 6:54 PM
Ben Curtis won on the Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since 2006, holding off Matt Every and John Huh in a tense back-nine finish for a two-stroke victory.
Sunday April 22, 2012 4:38 PM
Michael Allen, with a little help from David Frost, has gone from practically unknown on the Champions Tour to practically unbeatable.
Sunday April 22, 2012 11:52 AM
Branden Grace of South Africa shot a final-round 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the China Open by three shots.
Sunday April 22, 2012 11:48 AM
Third-ranked Lee Westwood defended his Indonesian Masters title Sunday with a two-stroke victory despite a shaky final round.
Saturday April 21, 2012 11:20 PM
Japan's Ai Miyazato won the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Saturday for her eighth career LPGA Tour title, birdieing three of the last six holes for a 2-under 70 and a four-stroke victory.
Saturday April 21, 2012 7:17 PM
Ben Curtis remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 2006 despite his first stumbles at the Texas Open, shooting a 1-over 73 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round.
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:09 PM
David Frost and Michael Allen birdied nine of the first 13 holes and combined for a 9-under 63 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Tom Purtzer and Brad Bryant in the Legends of Golf.
Saturday April 21, 2012 12:10 PM
Defending champion Lee Westwood birdied two of the first four holes and moved to 13 under at the Indonesian Masters on Saturday before lightning and rain halted the third round.
Saturday April 21, 2012 8:27 AM
Branden Grace of South Africa shot an 8-under 64 and has a three-shot lead after three rounds of the China Open on Saturday.
Saturday April 21, 2012 2:04 AM
Defending champion Lee Westwood shot a 4-under 68 on Friday in the Indonesian Masters and had a two-stroke lead Saturday after the completion of the suspended second round.
Saturday April 21, 2012 1:13 AM
Japan's Ai Miyazato shot a 2-under 70 on Friday in difficult wind conditions to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Friday April 20, 2012 11:47 PM
Former British Open champion Ben Curtis revived fading memories of his tournament prowess by taking the second round lead at the Texas Open on Friday.
Friday April 20, 2012 4:45 PM
Brad Bryant and Tom Purtzer teamed up for a 12-under 60 to take the first round lead at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf championship Friday.
Friday April 20, 2012 9:22 AM
Gary Boyd of England and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet of France shared the second-round lead of the China Open after shooting 5-under 67s on Friday to move to 11 under.
Friday April 20, 2012 9:20 AM
Defending champion Lee Westwood holed four birdies Friday for a convincing halfway total of 11-under 133 at the Indonesian Masters.
Friday April 20, 2012 12:57 AM
Authorities say Australian pro golfer Matthew Giles has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his car into a home southeast of Phoenix.
Friday April 20, 2012 12:55 AM
Spain's Azahara Munoz shot an 8-under 64 in blustery conditions Thursday for a share of the second-round lead with Japan's Ai Miyazato in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Thursday April 19, 2012 8:47 PM
Matt Every arrived at the Texas Open having sworn off instructors, proudly cutting practices short and cringing at the sight of other players endlessly tweaking their swings.
Thursday April 19, 2012 11:27 AM
The golf world is talking about Bubba Watson and his self-made Masters championship. But Steve Elling says anybody looking for a trend shouldn't bother; Watson's too unique to have any broad impact on the game.
Thursday April 19, 2012 11:22 AM
Defending champion Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters.
Thursday April 19, 2012 7:32 AM
Matthew Baldwin of England took advantage of calm early conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 Thursday and lead the China Open by one stroke after the first round.
Thursday April 19, 2012 2:09 AM
Beth Bader shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday at windy Ko Olina to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng and three other players in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Tuesday April 17, 2012 6:36 PM
Carl Pettersson was runner-up at both the Sony Open and Houston Open before he cashed in last week with a win at Hilton Head. Three high finishes would be enough to put him at No. 10 in the Ryder Cup standings, except for one small problem.
Tuesday April 17, 2012 3:14 PM
Everything you need to know about the Valero Texas Open.
Tuesday April 17, 2012 3:13 PM
Seems fitting the pudgy Swedish Bubba, Carl Pettersson, is now tied with his skinny, rather eccentric compatriot Jesper Parnevik with five tour wins. Steve Elling says it's a Swede time to play golf.
Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:07 PM
Scioto Country Club is returning to the national spotlight in golf for the first time in decades.
Tuesday April 17, 2012 11:55 AM

Each week during the official PGA Tour season, CBSSports.com's Steve Elling and Shane Bacon give their best shot at pegging the winner and seeing what other golfers will have a good week. The picks are based on a combination of homework, guesswork and just plain instinct.

Monday April 16, 2012 1:19 PM
Svelte Luke Donald? Left Harbour Town hungry after a 37th-place finish dropped him from No. 1. But Carl Pettersson? The Swedish Bubba strikes a blow for all dumpy duffers, Steve Elling and Shane Bacon say.
Sunday April 15, 2012 6:05 PM
Carl Pettersson had another fast start and finished with a 2-under 69 for a five-shot victory over Zach Johnson on Sunday in the RBC Heritage.
Sunday April 15, 2012 5:18 PM
Michael Allen won the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am on Sunday for his second Champions Tour title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a three-stroke victory over Kenny Perry.
Sunday April 15, 2012 3:56 PM
Luke Donald said he's proven he's among the world's best, even if he won't have the No. 1 ranking to prove it.
Sunday April 15, 2012 12:47 PM
Louis Oosthuizen shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open, providing some consolation for losing the Masters in a playoff the previous week.
Saturday April 14, 2012 11:55 PM
Michael Allen talked more about a pair of pars than an eagle as he took a commanding lead at the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am.
Saturday April 14, 2012 11:39 PM
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen completed a 3-under 69 on Sunday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Malaysian Open.
Saturday April 14, 2012 6:02 PM
Carl Pettersson had a run of five straight birdies on the front nine and finished with a birdie on the 18th hole to shoot a 66 and take a one-stroke lead over Colt Knost after the third round of the RBC Heritage on Saturday.
Saturday April 14, 2012 8:59 AM
A thunderstorm suspended play at the Malaysian Open for the second straight day, with Louis Oosthuizen holding on to a one-shot lead halfway through his third round.
Saturday April 14, 2012 1:27 AM
Louis Oosthuizen finished off a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Malaysian Open after the completion of the rain-delayed second round.
Friday April 13, 2012 9:48 PM
Bruce Fleisher was as surprised as anyone to find himself atop the leaderboard.
Friday April 13, 2012 7:10 PM
Colt Knost shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Carl Pettersson after the second round of the RBC Heritage.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:02 PM
Nick Price has dropped out of a Champions Tour event because of an injured left elbow.
Friday April 13, 2012 9:47 AM
Jim Furyk loves the unique nature of the RBC Heritage, just not the sports coat that goes to the champion.
Friday April 13, 2012 3:33 AM
Hennie Otto and Jbe Kruger reached 9 under Friday to share the early second round lead at the Maybank Malaysian Open as South African golfers continued to dominate the event.
Friday April 13, 2012 12:09 AM
Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice was 8-over par after eight holes Thursday when first-round play was suspended because of darkness in the Nationwide Tour's TPC Stonebrae Championship.
Thursday April 12, 2012 7:14 PM
Chad Campbell used a fast start, and Vaughn Taylor and Colt Knost had strong finishes to share the first-round lead at 4-under 67 in the RBC Heritage on Thursday.
Thursday April 12, 2012 8:06 AM
British Open champion Darren Clarke has married his fiancee Alison Campbell in a small beach wedding in the Bahamas.
Thursday April 12, 2012 8:04 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-Charl Schwartzel of South Africa shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Malaysian Open.
Wednesday April 11, 2012 7:58 PM
He hasn't been clinically diagnosed, but all signs -- and friends and family -- say Masters champion Bubba Watson has attention deficit disorder. Steve Elling says the condition is a mixed bag for golfers at the highest level.
Wednesday April 11, 2012 10:57 AM
Each week during the official PGA Tour season, CBSSports.com's Steve Elling and Shane Bacon give their best shot at pegging the winner and seeing what other golfers will have a good week. The picks are based on a combination of homework, guesswork and just plain instinct.
Wednesday April 11, 2012 8:12 AM
Four days after losing the Masters in a playoff, Louis Oosthuizen will try to overcome disappointment and fatigue when he tees up Thursday in the first round of the Malaysian Open.
Tuesday April 10, 2012 8:24 PM
Everything you need to know about the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.
Tuesday April 10, 2012 6:08 PM
The world had been kicking American tails for some time, evidenced by six major titles in a row. But Bubba Watson triumph in Augusta helps further a Yank charge that has Steve Elling wishing for a Ryder Cup now.
Tuesday April 10, 2012 3:15 PM
Speeding between the Masters and his next tournament cost Jose Maria Olazabal $621 when a Georgia sheriff's deputy pulled him over for driving 97 mph on a rural highway.
Sunday April 8, 2012 10:15 PM
He doesn't use swing coaches. He fidgets, and sometimes refers to himself in the third person. But none of that stops Bubba Watson from winning the Masters. Steve Elling says it's something that endears everyone to him.
Sunday April 8, 2012 8:26 PM
Andres Gonzales completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Soboba Golf Classic, beating Andrew Svoboda by two strokes for his first Nationwide Tour title.
Sunday April 8, 2012 7:42 PM
Bubba Watson saved par from the pine straw and won the Masters on the second hole of a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen.
Saturday April 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Phil Mickelson unleashes a familiar Lefty run and trails Masters leader Peter Hanson -- his pair for the final round -- by one. Steve Elling says Augusta brings out the best in Mickelson, who has history in his sights.
Saturday April 7, 2012 7:13 PM
Peter Hanson made back-to-back birdies to close out a round of 7-under 65 and take the lead after three rounds at the Masters.
Saturday April 7, 2012 2:01 PM
Tiger Woods is subject to discipline by the PGA Tour for kicking his golf club after a poor shot at the Masters.
Friday April 6, 2012 7:43 PM
Fred Couples has the lead and Tiger Woods has a lot of work to do heading into the weekend at the Masters.
Friday April 6, 2012 5:36 PM
Sergio Garcia claims to love Augusta National, though some past results and comments would indicate otherwise. Steve Elling says Friday was one of the good days, a 68 that has Garcia in full contention heading into the weekend.
Friday April 6, 2012 4:09 PM
Jason Day, who tied for second at the Masters and U.S. Open last year, withdrew during the second round at Augusta National on Friday with an injured left ankle.
Thursday April 5, 2012 10:35 PM
The golf writer for the 'New York Times' told a website Thursday she wouldn't want to cover the Masters again until Augusta National invites a woman to be a member.
Thursday April 5, 2012 8:37 PM
Lee Westwood rattled off four straight birdies on the front side Thursday en route to a stress-free round of 5-under-par 67 at the Masters, where he's still trying to win his first major championship.
Thursday April 5, 2012 7:32 PM
Tiger Woods couldn't put any dressing on his first round at the Masters as he sprayed the ball all over Augusta National. It was ugly, but Steve Elling says not totally disastrous to the truth-telling Tiger.
Wednesday April 4, 2012 3:05 PM
Jabbed, prodded and poked repeatedly about a topic that never really goes away, Billy Payne wouldn't budge.
Wednesday April 4, 2012 3:00 PM
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson always seem to have their A games at Augusta in good, bad or train-wreck years. Steve Elling says the Masters just always seems to fit the majestic-hitting pair like a green jacket.
 

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