Articles by Evin Priest (PGA Tour Editor)

Five things to watch at the PGA Tour’s Desert Classic

FIVE things to keep an eye on at this week’s Desert Classic in La Quinta, California. The Aussies Six Aussies are in the field this week, led by Matt Jones. The Sydneysider is coming off a respectable T29 at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii and will be joined in the California desert event by Curtis Read more…

Five things to watch at the Sony Open in Hawaii

Adam Scott Adam Scott will kick off his year at Waialae Country Club for the first time since 2016. Although he didn’t feature in that edition, he went on to tie second at the LA Open and then win back-to-back events in his next three PGA Tour starts. Scott is coming off an 11-week break that Read more…

The event Leishman says will be a huge winner from FedEx Cup tweaks

By Evin Priest – in Atlanta Until this year, the Wyndham Championship was a much-needed week off for the elite players on the US PGA Tour. It sat between the PGA Championship, the final major of the year, and the Northern Trust – the first event of the $US67 million playoffs. Only those fighting to Read more…

Guide to the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup

That’s it. The Tour Championship is here and thus, the end of a very long US PGA Tour season. It won’t be this long next year, and the Tour Championship’s delivery of the FedEx Cup champion will be far different. (Instead, the FedEx Cup leader will start the season-finale at 10 under par, while the Read more…

How are the Aussies tracking in the FedEx Cup playoffs?

FOUR Australians in the $US67 million FedEx Cup playoffs is the smallest representation we’ve had since the US PGA Tour’s finals series was launched in 2007. But it seems a case of quality over quantity as Jason Day (8), Cameron Smith (16), Marc Leishman (24) and Adam Scott (40) are all in healthy positions on Read more…

Five things you need to know about Australia’s newest Junior World Champ

If you hadn’t heard of young Australian golfer Adam Thorp, you have now. On Saturday, the 17-year-old from Canberra joined an illustrious group of golfers including fellow Australian Jason Day (2004), David Toms (1984), and Nick Price (1974) in winning the Junior World Championship at the famed Torrey Pines in California. Afterwards, Thorp revealed a whopping Read more…

Could this month of mouth-watering golf lure the stars to Australia?

It is the packaged deal with the potential to take Australian golf into a new era. Former Web .com Tour winner-turned golf broadcaster Ewan Porter has conceptualised a solution to the isolation problem our summer of golf faces each year. With a majority of the world’s best players using the ‘fall’ swing (late September through Read more…

Aussie tee times AEST + everything you need to know about US Open

Australian Golf Digest will be on the ground at Shinnecock Hills in New York for the US Open. To get you up to speed, here is a guide to the year’s second major. First round tee times, Aussies Thursday AEST 8:56pm – Trey Mullinax, Gardendale, Ala.; (a) Matt Parziale, Brockton, Mass.; Jason Scrivener, Australia 9:07pm – Read more…

Who are the Aussies partnering with for this week’s Zurich Classic?

Brisbane native Cameron Smith returns to New Orleans to defend his Zurich Classic title alongside Jonas Blixt in the two-man teams event the duo won in extra holes last year. The stroke play format will be foursomes in the first and third rounds and fourball for the second and fourth rounds. The top 35 teams Read more…

John Senden takes indefinite leave from the PGA Tour

By Evin Priest – US-based PGA Tour editor Former Australian Open champion John Senden will take an indefinite break from professional golf, announcing son Jacob has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Aussie veteran Senden, a two-time winner on the US PGA Tour, revealed the news after withdrawing from this weeks’ Zurich Classic of New Read more…