May
21
2014

Adam Scott is the number one golfer in the world.  Since 2011, Scott has had three wins on the PGA Tour and seven top 10s in major championships.  At the Crowne Plaza Invitational, he said he celebrated his achievement with close friends on Monday, and he will be looking to retain his number one ranking […]

May
24
2012

After a very long hiatus, welcome (back) to this special edition of Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not), and interesting story lines and tidbits from behind the scenes. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been OVER A YEAR since I last […]

May
27
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Balls in the Air

Welcome to Balls in the Air, where I size up my Fantasy Golf picks of the week, featuring guys to watch (or not) and interesting story lines. Disclaimer: Don’t yell at my if my picks suck. There’s no mathematical formula to my attempt at predicting something as random as golf scores. After a pseudo-one-week respite, […]

Jun
1
2009

Perhaps it’s just me, but the turn of events yesterday at the Crowne Plaza Invitational strangely reminded me of the Masters. The main similarity is obvious – Clark was gunning for his first PGA victory and Perry was aiming for his first major championship, and well, neither of them were able to seal the deal. […]

Jun
1
2009

Steve Stricker never let up. He was two down with two to play. After missing a short par putt on the 16th hole, he chipped in for birdie on the 17th, which ended up getting him into the playoff with Tim Clark and Steve Marino, both of whom were gunning for their first win on […]

May
25
2014

Adam Scott became the no. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings on Monday, and lived up to his first test with a dramatic playoff victory against Jason Dufner at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Scott showed why he is a deserving number one by making three birdies on the back nine on Friday to […]

May
20
2015

View image | gettyimages.com The ever-unpredictable Patrick Reed was scheduled to play at the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, along with next week’s Irish Open at Royal County Down, which world no. 1 Rory McIlroy is hosting for the first time. However, he unexpectedly withdrew from both events on Monday. […]

Jul
30
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Tour

  #452929720 / gettyimages.com Adam Scott has been the World No. 1 for a little over two months, and he has played excellent golf to hold on to the top spot. In his first event as No. 1, Scott defeated Jason Dufner in a playoff to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational. In addition, he finished […]

Jul
15
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

  #120607815 / gettyimages.com World no. 1 Adam Scott should be the favorite to win this week. He has eight top-10s in the majors since 2011, and finished second at The Open in 2012 and T3 in 2013. If I had to bet on one player to win at Royal Liverpool, it would be Adam […]

Jun
10
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Open

  #450391534 / gettyimages.com Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite to win the 2014 U.S. Open. Three weeks ago, Rory won the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, which has the golf world speculating his game is close to the tremendous form he showed in 2012. However, even if Rory plays well, there are several players […]