Gary McCord On Phoenix Open: ‘Always A Great Tournament’

By Dave Shedloski The Waste Management Phoenix Open has the perfect date on the PGA TOUR calendar. What other event is big enough to share the weekend sports stage with the Super Bowl? The Greatest Show on Grass returns this weekend on CBS Sports, and the usual mix of fan fun and fantastic golf are on the menu at TPC Scottsdale. More than 600,000 fans came out last year to watch...
18 days ago

Gary McCord On John Deere Classic: ‘Great Views And Great Golf’

By Dave Shedloski The PGA TOUR is the only major tour in the world in action this week with the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but a fine field nonetheless has assembled at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, for the John Deere Classic. With the likes of two-time major champion Zach Johnson and three-time John Deere winner Steve Stricker headlining the field, this week’s...
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary McCord On WGC-Bridgestone: ‘Golf Course Still Holds Its Own’

By Dave Shedloski A small but extremely potent field is poised for a 72-hole slugfest when the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational begins Thursday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Sixty-one of the world’s best, including world No. 1 Jason Day, reigning FedExCup champion, Jordan Spieth, and newly minted U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson, will vie for the Gary...
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary McCord On Zurich Classic: ‘A Lot Of Latitude With Tee Shots’

By Dave Shedloski The Zurich Classic of New Orleans offers a $7 million purse. Those populating this week’s 156-player field at TPC Louisiana had better be prepared to go low to have a shot at the $1.242 million first prize. In the 10 years that the New Orleans stop has been played at TPC Louisiana, the winner has had to shoot 13-under or better. Designed by Pete Dye with assistance...
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The next generational shift in golf might be on TV

SAN DIEGO (AP) Peter Kostis went to the Ryder Cup as a swing coach and left with a broadcasting career. USA Network televised the 1989 matches when no one else wanted the Ryder Cup. Jim Simpson was the lead announcer. Gary McCord, Ben Wright and journalist Don Wade were part of the reporting crew. ''They get over there and realize they may be short a person,'' Kostis said. '...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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