Word is out Tuesday that Phil Mickelson won’t play in the 2014 Humana Challenge.
- Nov. 5, 2013
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Word is out Tuesday that Phil Mickelson won’t play in the 2014 Humana Challenge.
While all members of the military were honored Saturday at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, the day was especially memorable for four wounded warriors.
The chasers all said the same thing, how a five-shot lead entering the final round of a PGA Tour event is not impossible to overcome. How the Palmer Course at PGA West has some tough holes, water and bunkers that can sneak up and cause a bogey or worse.
Stewart Cink considers himself a bigger underdog today than the Atlanta Falcons, his favorite football team.
The easy-going Roberto Castro didn't necessarily have an easy go of it on the back nine at La Quinta Country Club on Saturday afternoon.
Eric Dickerson holds the NFL single-season rushing record of 2,104 yards, set in 1984 while with the Los Angeles Rams.
David Duval is not in the field of the Humana Challenge this year, but the specter of his most famous round, and the most famous round in tournament history, popped up again Saturday.
Earlier this week, Carson Daly joked that the success of his reality talent show, 'The Voice,' has helped earn his way back into the celebrity field of the Humana Challenge. But a show close to his heart is 'Last Call with Carson Daly,' which broadcasts when most people are in deep sleep.
Following the lead of fellow PGA Tour rookies Russell Henley and James Hahn, Lee Williams climbed the leader board Friday at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
For 18 holes Friday at the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West, Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar gave the people what they wanted.
One of the regulars at the Humana Challenge has been guitar legend Don Felder of The Eagles. A long-time friend of Clinton, Felder spoke Thursday about politics, and how he came up with his enduring classic, 'Hotel California.'
Most golf pros follow a tried and true path to the PGA Tour — junior golf, lots of instruction, college, maybe a few years on mini-tour and the Web.com Tour and then to the big tour.
On a day that saw plenty of rookies and second-year golfers climb up the leader board, Aaron Baddeley was one of the few household names to have a strong showing.
Four birdies in a row on the front nine of La Quinta Country Club was the ticket to Scott Stallings' meteoric rise up the leader board Friday. He finished the day at 13 under, in a three-way tie for third.
This year many players accused of using performance enhancing drugs were eligible for the first time to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, and for only the third time, no one was inducted.
BOLTON IN CONTENTION: When talking about his chances of winning the amateur title at the Humana Challenge, smooth-sounding crooner Michael Bolton begins to sound a little like the neurotic characters Woody Allen made famous in his movies.
Former President Bill Clinton casually roamed the grounds of PGA West on Thursday morning, chatting up the crowd on hand for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, trading stories with the likes of Hall of Fame golfers Billy Casper and Gary Player, signing autographs and stopping to watch people on stationary bikes pedal for smoothies.
A week after 23-year-old Russell Henley rocked the PGA Tour by winning the Sony Open in Hawaii as his first event as a PGA Tour member, the charge of the youth brigade continued in the Coachella Valley.
PGA Tour rookie Russell Henley birdied his final five holes en route to winning the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday.
Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr played for the Edmonton Oilers, who won five Stanley Cup titles during his tenure there from 1981-91. In 2003, Fuhr was inducted into the hockey Hall of Fame. Fuhr spoke about the start of the NHL season on Saturday, after being delayed by the lockout.
Coming off what is traditionally considered to be the most difficult of the three courses at the Humana Challenge, Ricky Barnes' 7-under 65 at La Quinta Country Club has him tied for eighth and poised to make a strong run in the next two rounds.
Bill Clinton has been a friend of Manny Pacquiao for a while, but after watching the Filipino superstar lose his first fight in seven years, the former president began to take interest in his conqueror, Timothy Bradley.
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For many players on the PGA Tour, the first round of today's Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation will be the start of their 2013 PGA Tour season. And nothing is better for a pro than an early victory, said the tournament's defending champion.
After dominating the Sony Open last weekend with a 24-under 256 — the lowest score, by four shots, in tournament history — 23-year-old Russell Henley is poised to make his presence known at the Humana Challenge starting Thursday.
Gary Player never won the old Bob Hope Classic, coming closest in 1963 when he lost a playoff to a second-year pro named Jack Nicklaus.
If Tim Clark doesn't already sport a nickname, his colleagues may soon start referring to him as 'Silver.'
After a two-year hiatus, and buoyed by his new gig as host of 'The Voice,' College of the Desert alumnus Carson Daly has returned to the Coachella Valley this week to play on the celebrity side of the Humana Challenge.
Mike McCallister knows full well that shaking your finger at people and telling them to be healthier can turn people off an important message.
When the Palm Springs Golf Classic began in 1960, the tournament gave away $15,000 to local charities. It wasn't until years later that it was learned the tournament had lost money that first year and had borrowed the $15,000 to fulfill its promise of distributing funds to charity.
For the first 52 years of the PGA Tour's stop in the Coachella Valley, play for professionals would begin today at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. But a format change in 2012 means the tournament now doesn't begin until Thursday, and that's fine with one of the tournament's veterans.
Mark Wilson knows he missed the cut in the 2012 Sony Open before coming to the desert and winning the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.
In the pro shop at Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert is a flag from the 2012 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. It is signed to the membership at Ironwood from an honorary member of the club, 2012 Humana Challenge winner Mark Wilson.
Listen to former President Bill Clinton discuss his involvement at the Humana Challenge, and it can be difficult to figure out which he's more excited about — the health care conference he hosts or the PGA Tour golf event. Read more ...FULL COVERAGE:
The 2012 version of the desert's PGA Tour stop went through more changes than most tournaments see in a decade. A new sponsor came on board, the event switched to a new format, a new and fairly famous host walked the grounds of the three courses, and of course, there was a new name that for the first time in 46 years didn't feature Bob Hope.
Mark Wilson laughs a bit at the idea of being labeled a golfer whose success only comes on the West Coast.
Brandt Snedeker returns to the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation this week full of confidence coming off of a career year on the PGA Tour.
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