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Q&A as Callaway president Brewer and Topgolf CEO Berle talk merger

In the pandemic world of Zoom meetings, it’s often difficult to discern body language and facial cues because of bad internet connections or evolving technology. That wasn’t the case with Chip Brewer. From the outset of a Q&A with the Callaway Golf president and chief executive, there was no mistaking his excitement. “My job is […]

Jack Nicklaus asks people to vote for Donald Trump, warns against ‘socialist America’

Jack Nicklaus warned against his country turning “into a socialist America” and implored people to vote for Donald Trump, in an Instagram post on Wednesday. Nicklaus has long been friends and played golf with the current U.S. president. The two are also business partners as Nicklaus has designed courses at Trump-owned properties. The president also […]

APGA’s Kamaiu Johnson gets sponsor’s exemption into first PGA Tour event

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The North Course at Torrey Pines typically is busy with a Saturday pro-am for players who miss the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open. This year, it featured an 18-hole competition for the fledgling Advocates Pro Golf Association. Now the APGA Tour is picking up even more momentum. The Farmers Insurance […]

Callaway Golf, Topgolf announce massive merger

Callaway and Topgolf announced on Tuesday an all-stock merger with an implied equity value of Topgolf of approximately $2 billion. “Together, Callaway and Topgolf create an unrivaled golf and entertainment business,” said Chip Brewer, Callaway’s president and CEO. “We’ve long seen the value in Topgolf and we are confident that together, we can create a […]

Tiger Woods not playing Houston Open ahead of Masters Tournament

Tiger Woods will not compete in next week’s Houston Open, his manager, Mark Steinberg, confirmed to Woods suggested last week at the Zozo Championship that he was considering adding the Houston event to his schedule to prepare for next month’s Masters. “We’ll see how this week goes and make a decision from there,” he said […]

Two-tee start, no Par 3 Contest for November Masters Tournament

While Augusta National Golf Club has invited ESPN’s “College GameDay” to host its show on tournament grounds Saturday of the Masters, there will be no Par 3 Contest. Augusta National announced on Tuesday that the traditional Wednesday event will not take place this year as no patrons will be allowed on the course throughout the […]

This week in golf (Oct. 26-Nov. 1): TV schedule, tee times, info

Here’s a look at what’s happening in professional golf this week, and how you can watch it: PGA Tour Bermuda Championship Thursday-Sunday, Port Royal Golf Course – Southampton, Bermuda Course specs: Par 71, 6,828 yards, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1970) Purse: $4 million Defending champion: Brendon Todd Notables in the field: Todd, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington, […]

Golf Central Podcast: Sleeper picks for Masters; will Bryson drive Augusta greens?

In this Golf Central Podcast, senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner discuss Tiger Woods’ performance at the Zozo Championship and what he and Phil Mickelson will need to do to prepare for the Masters. They also break down Bryson DeChambeau’s 400-yard carry and his plan to debut a 48-inch driver at Augusta, and reveal […]

Masters Tournament to host ‘College GameDay’ before Saturday’s coverage

Augusta National will host ESPN’s celebrated “College GameDay” show on Saturday of the Masters Tournament. The announcement was made Tuesday in a statement from Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley. “Given the circumstances brought about by the pandemic, the delivery of quality content is as important as ever to the storytelling of the Masters Tournament,” said […]

Defending champ the second betting favorite at Bermuda Championship

Brendon Todd is the defending champion of this week’s Bermuda Championship and the only top-50 player in the field. However, he’s not the early odds-on favorite to retain his title. Here’s a look at the odds, as of Tuesday morning, courtesy PointsBet Sportsbook: 11/1: Will Zalatoris 12/1: Brendon Todd 22/1: Harold Varner III 25/1: Doc […]

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