On this week's podcast, Wisconsin.Golf's Gary D'Amato & Rob Hernandez look at Jerry Kelly's runner-up finish on PGA Tour Champions, offer a Neil Johnson/Charlie Danielson update & talk college golf
While there is no guarantee the U.S. Open will someday return, the United States Golf Association has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to Erin Hills by awarding the public course in the town of Erin two more of its prized championships.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf reflect on a historic Masters Tournament and what Tiger Woods' improbable victory means for the game. They also look back at other events of the past week and look ahead to what's next on the Wisconsin golf calendar.
AUGUSTA, Georgia — After each of his first 14 victories in major championships, there were fist pumps and smiles and hugs for those in his inner circle. But except for his Masters victory in 1997, when he became the first man of color to win a major championship and was greeted by his ill fa…
AUGUSTA, Georgia — It’s just a coincidence, but the final leader board at the 83rd Masters Tournament was populated by golfers for whom Wisconsin golf tournaments played important roles in their development as young players.
AUGUSTA, Georgia — The junior golfers and high schoolers and even the college hotshots who heard their parents and coaches talk about the force that was Tiger Woods in the early 2000s might have wondered at times if he really could have been that good.
AUGUSTA, Georgia — If Tony Finau could tie for 10th place on a grotesquely sprained ankle in his Masters Tournament debut in 2018, what could he do with two good feet?
AUGUSTA, Georgia – Jason Day was soaking his aching back in the bathtub Friday morning, throwing a pity party, complaining about his rotten lousy luck. Of all the times for his back to go out. And of all the ways – bending over to give his daughter a kiss one day earlier on the putting green…
AUGUSTA, Georgia — The most popular figure at Augusta National this week isn’t Brooks Koepka or Bryson DeChambeau, or even Tiger Woods.
AUGUSTA, Georgia – Mark O’Meara is coming up on the 35th anniversary of his first PGA Tour victory, in the now-defunct Greater Milwaukee Open.
AUGUSTA, Georgia – In the span of nine days, Corey Conners went from winning the last spot in a Monday qualifier for the Valero Texas Open to winning his first PGA Tour event to trying to explain it all in a pre-tournament interview at his first Masters.
AUGUSTA, Georgia – About 20 years ago, David Kwarciany of Pewaukee applied for patron badges for The Masters Tournament. His secretary, who drafted the letter, figured she might as well apply, too, so she made a copy, signed it and mailed both letters to the Augusta National Golf Club.
AUGUSTA, Georgia – You’ve waited for this moment, your Masters Tournament debut, since you first got good at golf and started dreaming about Amen Corner and green jackets. You’ve finally reached the promised land, the Augusta National Golf Club, a blanket of emerald turf framed by towering p…
Could old war horses Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson win The Masters? Combined, they’ve donned the green jacket seven times and have 28 top-10 finishes at Augusta National. They’re the modern-day Jack and Arnie. Sure, either could win.
AUGUSTA, Georgia — No matter where golf takes Sarah Balding, no matter what she accomplishes, she’ll never forget the two days she spent with her family at the 2019 Masters Tournament.
After covering the Masters Tournament for 27 years, the last 26 consecutively, I’ve learned a few dos and don’ts and a couple secrets about the Augusta National Golf Club that I’m willing to pass on for a price.
After a lost year in which knee pain and subsequent surgery limited him to a couple minitour events, Charlie Danielson of Osceola took another step on the comeback trail Friday.
Sarah Balding has the right perspective on the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the talented junior golfers who make it to Augusta National and get to compete on the grandest stage in golf on the eve of the Masters Tournament.
Coach Steve Bailey didn’t want the members of his golf team to see their new home at the Marquette University Athletic & Human Performance Research Center until it opened.
In recent years, Wisconsin has played host to the best golfers in the world (2017 U.S. Open and three PGA Championships), the best female golfers in the world (two U.S. Women’s Opens), the best senior golfers in the world (2007 U.S. Senior Open), and the best amateurs in the world (2011 U.S.…
SOUTH MILWAUKEE — In the early 1970s, decades before the 24/7 news cycle, smartphones and social media conspired to ruin the myth-building of our sports heroes, Archie Dadian might as well have been Arnold Palmer to a bunch of teens learning to play golf at Grant Park in South Milwaukee.
Burleigh E. Jacobs Jr., who won the 1939 Wisconsin State Amateur Championship and captained the University of Wisconsin golf team in the early 1940s, died on March 8. He was 99.
The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic enters the third and final year of its contract with the LPGA Tour in 2019, but LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan is quick to dispel any doubt about its future.
Greg Dick had played a lot of golf throughout Wisconsin as a talented young amateur and then nationally as a member of the University of Houston and Northern Illinois University golf teams.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf give you some ideas for our golf story contest being run through our sister publication Golftime Midwest magazine on Golftimemag.com and look back at Jerry Kelly and Skip Kendall's week at the PGA Tour Champions Hoag Classic, John Langhoff ear…
MARATHON, Florida — The road to Florida Keys Country Club was impassable, so Mike Bell parked his truck a half-mile away and started walking, picking his way through a debris field that included upended cars, toppled power poles, uprooted trees and the smashed hulks of boats from the marina …
Andy Staples has built an impressive portfolio as a golf course architect, including renovations of The University Club of Milwaukee and historic Meadowbrook Country Club in suburban Detroit and a co-design of the acclaimed Sand Hollow Resort course in St. George, Utah.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf commiserate over the glum forecast and its impact on the start of the Wisconsin golf season, a look back at a weekend of professional golf dominated by guys over 55 and look ahead to a week without Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational…
Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker haven’t played their best golf in 2019 for vastly different reasons. The one thing the Madison residents have in common is that they’d like to get back on track this week in Tucson, Arizona.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf look back on the official announcement of Steve Stricker as the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, talk about the incredible buzz around golf at the Chicago Golf Show and look ahead to this week's Cologuard Classic on the PGA Tour Champions.
Tim Grogan is in the golf business in Wisconsin, so he hopes winter drags on for a couple more months, the snow doesn’t melt until April and spring is unseasonably cold and rainy.
MILWAUKEE — It took all of seven or eight seconds for Steve Stricker to choke up.
MILWAUKEE — After the formal news conference in which Steve Stricker was introduced as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain for the 2020 matches at Whistling Straits, the Madison golfer conducted an interview with a few members of the media Wednesday.
MILWAUKEE — Steve Stricker officially became the 29th U.S. Ryder Cup captain Wednesday, with PGA of America president Suzy Whaley introducing the Madison golfer as the one who will lead the American side into 43rd Ryder Cup, which will be played Sept. 22-27, 2020 at Whistling Straits in Haven.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf talk about Wednesday's scheduled announcement of Steve Stricker as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain for the 2020 matches at Whistling Straits in Haven.
Steve Stricker has been named captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the 2020 matches and will be formally introduced by the PGA of America at a press conference at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
First came the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run, which set attendance records reflecting Wisconsin’s pent-up demand for major championship golf.
When they first met, something about Harrison Ott impressed Vanderbilt University men’s golf coach Scott Limbaugh even more than Ott’s ability to get a golf ball in the hole quickly.
Steve Stricker doesn’t know what Tiger Woods is going to ask him to do at the 2019 Presidents Cup, but whatever it is, Stricker will be ready.
Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf give us their take on the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am, Monday's Genesis Open qualifying and Golf Industry Show; with an injury update on Jerry Kelly and a look ahead to this week's PGA Tour Champions Chubb Classic and more.
Expectations were high for the University of Wisconsin men’s golf team going into the 2018-19 season, and with expectations comes pressure.
Gary & Rob look back at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, react to recent news coming out of Whistling Straits & Erin Hills and look ahead to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Golfers talk about elevation changes on golf courses. They rarely talk about elevation changes on greens.
The golf program at Marquette University has made impressive strides — big leaps, really — in Steve Bailey’s nine years as head coach.
The latest stories from Wisconsin.Golf's reporting team.
Wisconsin golf headlines from newspapers, Websites and other news outlets around the region.
Janesville Gazette: 5,000 golf balls spill onto Janesville highway
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Fennimore: Report says Southwest Tech in talks to acquire nine-hole Hickory Gove GC for golf, culinary instruction
Wed, Jan 9, 2019
@WisDotGolf's Top 18 of '18: No. 2 | Three victories on PGA Tour Champions make 2018 way above average for Madison's Steve Stricker
Mon, Dec 31, 2018
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Oconomowoc wants to buy a portion of the Paganica Golf Course to extend Thackeray Trail
Sat, Dec 29, 2018
Nekoosa: Golf magazine adds Sand Box at Sand Valley to Best New Course honors
Sat, Dec 29, 2018
BizTimes.com: PGA plans additional hospitality structure for 2020 Ryder Cup after units sell out
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
WLIF-West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue golfer meets Green Bay man who gifted her an education
Fri, Dec 7, 2018
WSAW-Wausau: Wisconsin Rapids man played golf with Pres. George H.W. Bush on 9/11
Wed, Dec 5, 2018
Nekoosa: Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley Resort runner-up to Streamsong as 2018 Best New Course
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Golf Digest: Streamsong Black edges out Sand Valley's Mammoth Dunes for Best New Course of 2018
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Wisconsin State Journal: Golf pro lawsuit ends up costing Madison more than $1.2 million
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Superior Telegram: UW-Superior removes Roger Plachta as softball, women's golf coach
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Opponents of Kohler golf course claim Wisconsin DNR caved to political pressure
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
WTMJ-Milwaukee: Menomonee Falls teen Marty Swab raises money for junior golf scholarships
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Wisconsin State Journal: Jerry Kelly helping design par-3 golf course that is part of new residential project in the town of Middleton
Sun, Nov 18, 2018