Golf
April 11
Scottie Scheffler got his first green jacket and first Masters trophy on Sunday after winning the tournament by three shots.

Souhan: Can Masters champion Scheffler be golf's Next Big Thing?

Scottie Scheffler has won four tournaments already this year, but to become the new Next Big Thing, he'll be dueling with a lot of former Next Big Things.
Golf
April 11
Scottie Scheffler celebrated after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on Sunday.

Souhan: Through smiles and tears, Scheffler lives his Masters dream

Scottie Scheffler capped off an amazing two months with his grandest feat of all, winning the Masters on Sunday to validate his new status as the best player in golf.
Golf
April 11
Tiger Woods tipped his cap on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National.

On a 'tough road', Woods limps to second straight 78 at the Masters

The 46-year-old superstar was all smiles, though, after his first competitive rounds since a horrific car accident 14 months earlier.
Golf
April 11
Tom Hoge teed off on the 14th hole during a practice round at the Masters on Wednesday.

Fargo golfer Hoge finishes his first Masters on a down note

The Fargo pro had a bogey and double bogey on his final two holes for a 78, and said he was disappointed with his play for the week.
Golf
April 10
Tom Hoge of Fargo shot a second-round 74 on Friday at the Masters.

Souhan: Following Fargo's Tom Hoge at the Masters

The course is tricky but there are birdies available, as Hoge proved today. Here's a hole-by-hole recap.
Golf
April 9
Scottie Scheffler (pictured) is still the favorite to win the Masters after the third round, but Cameron Smith is only three strokes behind him.

Souhan: Scheffler holds steady, Smith surges to second in Masters

Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith will be the first pairing of top-10-ranked players in the final round since 2015.
Golf
April 9
Fargo’s Tom Hoge made the cut after two rounds of the Masters, but is well down the leaderboard. He’s determined to enjoy his weekend at Augusta N

Midwest-like weather hasn't put Hoge off the Masters

Having made the cut but nowhere near contention, Fargo's Tom Hoge said he's determined to enjoy his time on the course.
Golf
April 9
Scottie Scheffler chips to the 14th green during the second round at the Masters golf tournament on Friday, April 8, 2022, in Augusta, Ga.

Fargo's Tom Hoge dunks bunker shot on No. 7 for a surprise birdie

Crowds line up to see Tiger Woods play.
Minneapolis
April 8
Geese flew in formation over a golfer at Hiawatha Golf Course.

The future of Minneapolis' Hiawatha Golf Course remains up in the air

After eight years of intense back and forth, the Park Board's newest attempt to adopt a solution for the course's ecological woes has hit another wall.
Golf
April 8
Tom Hoge of Fargo shot a second-round 74 on Friday at the Masters.

Fargo's Hoge finds himself among Minnesotans at Masters

At his first Masters, North Dakotan Tom Hoge has spent time with the Lehmans and even encountered a rules official from Faribault.
Golf
April 8
Scottie Scheffler watched his drive on the 18th tee during the second round at the Masters on Friday in Augusta, Ga.

Souhan: Scheffler says bye-bye with six birdies on day two of Masters

Scottie Scheffler became the sixth player ever to take a five-shot lead into the weekend.
Golf
April 8
Tom Hoge of Fargo shot a second-round 74 on Friday at the Masters.

Souhan live at the Masters: High winds, high scores shuffle leaderboard

It was an unpredictable day at Augusta National because of the weather, and few golfers were going low.
Golf
April 8
Tiger Woods heads up the fairway after hitting his tee shot on the first hole.

Souhan: Woods shoots 71 amid Masters throng, calls for 'lots of ice'

If you wanted to walk with Fargo's Tom Hoge or former Gopher Erik van Rooyen, you could stand within a foot of them. Walking with Tiger? Good luck with that.
Golf
April 7
Sungjae Im teed off on the 15th hole at Augusta National on Thursday on his way to a 67 and the first-round lead in the Masters.

Im plays off good vibes from dad, grabs Masters lead

The South Korean shot a 67 and said he was inspired by a shot his father hit in Wednesday's Par 3 Contest.
Golf
April 7
Tiger Woods tips his cap to the gallery after teeing off on No. 12 during first-round play at the Masters on Thursday.

Day 1 at Augusta National

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from Thursday at the Masters.
Golf
April 7
The gallery packs around the first tee watching five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods for a practice round.

Souhan live at the Masters: How close could I get to Tiger Woods?

It was a mob scene at the first hole when Tiger Woods teed off for his first round of the Masters. That and more from the scene, including another place that's really crowded at Augusta National.
Golf
April 6
Erik van Rooyen carried his daughter Valerie during the Par 3 contest at Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday.

Former Gopher van Rooyen has no problem being in Woods' wake

The South African golfer is playing in his 11th major and second Masters this week.
Golf
April 6
Phil Mickelson at the 2020 Masters

Souhan live at the Masters: Mickelson's absence and course changes

Masters chairman Fred Ridley held his annual press conference on Wednesday and said Phil Mickelson withdrew from The Masters in a text, and that the tournament did not dissuade him from playing.
Golf
April 6
Tiger Woods, front, and Justin Thomas played a practice round together Wednesday ahead of the Masters.

Souhan: With no clear successor, Woods still consumes golf spotlight

If golf had produced another king, Tiger Woods might be more of an oddity and less of an obsession this week.
Golf
April 5
Tom Hoge hits out of a bunker on the second hole during a practice round at Augusta National Golf Club on Monday.

From Fargo to Augusta: Hoge basks in his first Masters

Tom Hoge will be the first North Dakotan to play in the Masters since Mike Podolak in 1983, and he is more than an endearing long shot.
Golf
April 5
Tiger Woods tees off on the seventh hole Monday during a practice round for the Masters.

Souhan: Can Woods win the Masters? Why not?

There's no reason to believe Tiger Woods, recovering from a severe leg injury, can contend at Augusta. Except for all the other times he's defied expectations.
Golf
April 5
Spectators leave the Augusta National Golf Course after play was suspended because of approaching inclement during a practice round for the Masters on

Souhan at the Masters: Woods is in; Fargo golfer plays with Spieth

Practice rounds were suspended and patrons asked to leave the course during a thunderstorm that started in late morning and is still going on mid-afternoon.
Golf
April 5
The gallery of patrons packs around the first tee watching five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods tee off to start his practice round for the Masters

Souhan escapes to the Masters. Can Twins, Vikings escape mediocrity?

Columnist Jim Souhan makes his annual trip to the Masters and chats about Tiger Woods and other subplots. Plus, Daily Delivery host Michael Rand muses about the Twins, Vikings and answers a Vikings quarterback query.
Golf
April 4
Tiger Woods prepares to hit on the driving range while practicing before the Masters golf tournament on Sunday.

Tiger's at the Masters, but will he be there as a player or a spectator?

At the end of a mostly empty practice range with the Masters a few days away, Tiger Woods was back in his element on Sunday. Will Augusta National be the first site of his latest comeback?
Minneapolis
March 24
Golfers walked the Hiawatha course in September 2015.

Mpls. Park Board revives Hiawatha Golf Course redesign

Newly elected park commissioners are reversing course on the previous board's preservation of 18 holes at the Hiawatha Golf Course.
Sports
March 16

Norman-led Saudi golf league announces schedule, no players

Greg Norman and his LIV Golf Investments announced an eight-tournament schedule Wednesday that will offer $255 million for the total prize fund and a format that includes both individual and team play.
Minneapolis
March 5
Pro golfer Tom Lehman, left, and Darwin Dean, president of the Upper Midwest Bronze Amateur Memorial Golf Tournament, are working to preserve the Hiaw

Brooks: Park Board takes another swing at Hiawatha golf course

Preservationists and pro golfers rally around the Hiawatha golf course
St. Paul
March 4
The former Hillcrest Golf Club site in St. Paul’s northeast corner.

Neighbors fear losing 'quiet' with former St. Paul golf course's development

The Port Authority wants the shuttered Hillcrest Golf Club to buzz with new jobs and housing.
Golf
February 27
Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez (shown in January of 2022) recorded his second hole-in-one and closed with a 7-under 65 on Sunday to win the Cologuard

Jimenez's second ace propels him to Cologuard Classic win

Miguel Angel Jimenez had his second hole-in-one of the tournament and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Cologuard Classic
Colleges
February 24
Golfers practiced at St. Paul’s Town and Country Club golf course in May 2018.

Town & Country rejects St. Thomas bid for land for athletics expansion

St. Thomas is continuing to explore other options for its athletics program, beginning with an ice hockey arena, after the country club's board turned down the $61.4 million offer.
Colleges
February 21
A view of downtown Minneapolis is one of the many features at St. Paul’s Town and Country Club golf course.

St. Thomas looking at Town & Country Club land for expansion

The Tommies are in search of a site for an ice hockey facility befitting their Division I classification and have inquired about the availability of the golf course, the oldest country club in Minnesota.
Sports
February 7
Tom Hoge knew things were thumbs-up once he had birdied No. 17 on Sunday at Pebble Beach.

Souhan: Back in Fargo, they saw Tom Hoge's first PGA Tour win coming

Hoge's first career victory came Sunday at Pebble Beach, but those were simply the final steps in a process begun long ago in North Dakota.
North Metro
January 12
Green Haven Golf Course

Anoka considers expensive overhaul of Green Haven Golf Course

"This is a big ticket," Mayor Phil Rice said of the plans.
Golf
January 8
Inbee Park won the first of her seven majors at the 63rd U.S. Women’s Open at Interlachen in 2008.

Interlachen adds to legacy, will host 2030 U.S. Women's Open

The country club was where Inbee Park announced her arrival, where Annika Sorenstam made a loud departure and where Bobby Jones added the men's Open to his Grand Slam season.
Business
November 27, 2021
Tommy Kramer tested a driver during a private fitting at 2nd Swing golf store in Minnetonka. Sales companywide jumped 15% in 2020 and are on pace to i

Minnesota's golf businesses are on the upswing during tough times

Golf courses, retailers and tech companies are continuing to see significant growth after a record-breaking 2020.
Sports
October 12, 2021

USGA, R&A provide rule for tours to limit driver length

The length of Phil Mickelson's driver he used in winning the PGA Championship won't be allowed. Bryson DeChambeau can only use a 48-inch driver when he's competing in Long Drive Association events.
Golf
October 8, 2021
High school senior Isabella McCauley is the first woman and youngest ever to win the Minnesota Golf Champions tournament, beating a field of men and w

Souhan: Phenom golfer McCauley has LPGA in mind after Gophers

Isabella McCauley became the first woman and youngest player ever to win the Minnesota Golf Champions tournament last weekend.
Sports
October 1, 2021
Will Zalatoris pumps his fist after making a birdie on the ninth hole of his second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship

Will Zalatoris shoots 61 to share lead at Sanderson Farms

Will Zalatoris felt like he couldn't miss on the green and rarely did Friday in setting the course record with an 11-under 61 to share the lead with Nick Watney and Sahith Theegala in the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Golf
September 27, 2021
Hazeltine played host to the 2016 Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup will return to Hazeltine in 2029 — it's sooner than you think

The young American team could be dominant for another decade as Minnesotans look forward to the popular match-play competition.
Golf
September 26, 2021
Team USA players sprayed champagne after winning the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

A new era for American golf: U.S. team rolls to Ryder Cup victory

The Americans routed Europe 19-9, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka embraced, and Dustin Johnson went 5-0.