Talk of the Tour: Lynn DeBruin, MAJOR Champion

Tom Ferrell Each week we take a look at the drama and storylines of one of sport's most colorful journeys—the tours of professional golf. But there is a much larger tour that bears discussion, and it is one we all plod in search of the means to keep going. And when one of our fellow … Read more

Talk of the Tour: Does the FedEx Cup Really Deliver?

Tom Ferrell Since its debut in 2007, the season-ending FedEx Cup playoff system has brought to golf approximately the same “excitement” that the BCS series brings to college football. That is to say: a halfway-there sense of excitement mingled with controversy and ennui. The Deutsche Bank Championship – the second event in the playoff series … Read more

Talk of the Tour: Being Tiger Woods

Tom Ferrell This past weekend at the Barclay's Championship, the first event of the PGA TOUR's “playoff” series for the Fed Ex Cup, Tiger Woods almost did it again.  Five years after capturing the U.S. Open on a broken leg, he finished One roll of the ball short of tying Adam Scott at Liberty National, … Read more

Talk of the Tour: The U.S Doesn’t “Play”

Tom Ferrell The 13th Solheim Cup has come and gone, leaving history in its wake. For the first time ever, Europe has claimed victory on American soil. That victory came by way of an 18-10 thrashing that left many American players, officials and fans shaking their heads and wondering what is wrong with the Yanks … Read more

Talk of the Tour: Time to Shine, Solheim Style

Tom Ferrell “The beauty parlor is full of sailors,” Bob Dylan once sang. “The circus is in town.” With all due respect to Jason Dufner and his awesome PGA Championship victory, it’s hard for me to turn my attention away from this week’s Solheim Cup. That’s because when I’m not writing this column, I’m the … Read more

Talk of the Tour: Stacy Lewis Conquers St. Andrews

Tom Ferrell Professional golf returns from its three-week sojourn to the game’s home turf this week. Each of the three R&A championships—American Stacy Lewis swiped the third and final, the Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship—produced compelling and memorable storylines. Phil Mickelson’s final-round 66 to win at Muirfield shines the brightest, admittedly, but what Stacy Lewis … Read more