Stories by John Nicholson

Saturday, April 5, 2014

LPGA Tour boss 'disappointed' with Golf Digest cover

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan weighed in Friday on Golf Digest's provocative cover featuring Paulina Gretzky.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Kevin Stadler wins Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Stadler won the Phoenix Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title when playing partner Bubba Watson missed a 5-footer for par on the final hole.
By John Nicholson

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

16th hole demands attention at Phoenix Open

It's the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale that is the real star and center of attention at the Phoenix Open.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Ex-Jaguar Reed wins Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Former Augusta State golfer Patrick Reed closed with 1-under-par 71 to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the Humana Challenge.
By John Nicholson

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Ex-Jag Reed breaks record, leads by seven

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Former Augusta State star Patrick Reed broke the PGA Tour record for relation to par in the first three rounds, finishing at 27-under Saturday to take a seven-stroke lead into ...
By John Nicholson

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Reed adds to lead in Humana Challenge

A day after shooting 9-under-par 63 at PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course to take the lead, Patrick Reed had another 9-under 63 down the road at La Quinta to stretch his advantage to two ...
By John Nicholson

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Humana Challenge changes its tune

LA QUINTA, Calif. — The perfect weather, mountain views and low scores remain. Little else at the Humana Challenge resembles the event’s glory days.
By John Nicholson

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tseng relaxed for first major

Winless in more than a year, Yani Tseng, 24, enters the Kraft Nabisco Championship in a far different position and frame of mind than she did last season.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Lefty goes wire-to-wire at Phoenix Open

Phil Mickelson won by four shots at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
By John Nicholson

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Mickelson's 59 hopes dashed

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phil Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup and started to walk toward the hole, ready to celebrate golf's magic number.
By John Nicholson

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Vijay Singh admits using deer-antler spray

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Former Masters Tournament champion Vijay Singh has admitted he used deer-antler spray, saying he wasn't aware that it might contain a substance banned by the PGA Tour.
By John Nicholson

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Mickelson plans 'drastic changes' because of taxes

Phil Mickelson said he will make "drastic" changes because of federal and California state tax increases.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Brian Gay wins Humana, headed to Masters

In La Quinta, Calif., former Louisville, Ga., resident Brian Gay defeated Augusta native Charles Howell III in a two-hole playoff to win the Humana Challenge.
By John Nicholson

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Birdie spree carries Hunter Mahan past Steve Stricker

Hunter Mahan is making it look easy on Dove Mountain's undulating greens in the Match Play Championship.
By John Nicholson

Brandt Snedeker gets the best of Kyle Stanley again

MARANA, Ariz. - Brandt Snedeker took advantage of Kyle Stanley's late meltdown - again.
By John Nicholson

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Stanley rallies for first career victory

Kyle Stanley rebounded from a devastating loss to win the Phoenix Open, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit Sunday in a comeback as unlikely as his collapse last week at Torrey Pines.
By John Nicholson

Stanley bounces back, wins Phoenix Open

Kyle Stanley rebounded from a devastating loss to win the Phoenix Open, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit Sunday in a comeback as unlikely as his collapse last week at Torrey Pines.
By John Nicholson

Levin still in charge in Phoenix Open

Spencer Levin remained in control in the Phoenix Open in front of the largest crowd in tournament history, shooting 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a six-stroke lead into the final round.
By John Nicholson

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Spencer Levin stays hot in the desert

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Spencer Levin took one last drag on his cigarette, stamped it out in the rough and climbed into the bunker behind the 17th green. He set up quickly, took a quick glance at the ...
By John Nicholson

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Ryan Palmer leads Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Ryan Palmer parred his final hole at dusk for 7-under-par 64 and the lead Thursday in the suspended first round of the Phoenix Open.
By John Nicholson
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