Mercer Baggs

Editorial Staff

Mercer Baggs is the managing editor for GolfChannel.com. A graduate from the University of Georgia, he has been covering the sport, writing commentary and features for both on-air and online, since 1996. Baggs is a multiple award winner from the Golf Writers’ Association of America.

ARTICLES BY Mercer Baggs

  • 10/28/00 -- Rookie Ian Poulter all-but secured himself a spot in next week's Volvo Masters in the third round of the Italian Open. Poulter fired a 7-under-par 65 on Saturday to take a three-shot lead into the final round in Sardinia, Italy.

  • 10/28/00 -- Tiger Woods spent the third round of the National Car Rental Classic at Walt Disney World chasing Steve Flesch. He didn't catch him, but he didn't lose any ground either.

  • 10/27/00 -- The Italian Open is the final full-field event of the season on the European Tour - the final chance for players to earn their 2001 playing privileges

  • 10/27/00 -- Donnie Hammond is hoping his absence from the PGA Tour will be a brief one. After 17 straight seasons on the big tour, Hammond was sent down to the minors in 2000.

  • 10/27/00 -- If Steve Flesch collects his first PGA Tour victory at this week's National Car Rental Classic at Walt Disney World, he'll have to do it the hard way - by defeating Tiger Woods head-to-head.

  • 10/26/00 -- Tiger Woods doesn't have to worry about keeping his PGA Tour card. He doesn't have to fret about qualifying for the Tour Championship. But that doesn't mean Woods is without motivation at this week's National Car Rental Classic at Walt Disney World.

  • 10/26/00 -- Graduating from the Buy.Com Tour to the PGA Tour is difficult enough; the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail course certainly doesn't help.

  • 10/25/00 -- The last time we saw Tiger Woods in a play-for-pay event was six weeks ago. He stuck a six-iron from 218 yards out of a fairway bunker over water to win the Bell Canadian Open.

  • 10/22/00 -- You can't always judge the competitiveness of an event by the final score. Sometimes the end result belies the true competition. Not in the case of the 4th biennial Presidents Cup

  • 10/21/00 -- Two-and-a-half points. That's all the American team needs in Sunday's singles play to win back the Presidents Cup.