Brian Biggane

Brian covers the Miami Dolphins and has been a sports writer with The Palm Beach Post for 29 years. The Daily Dolphin

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2018 Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler connects with young players
 Every now and then, Rickie Fowler, the defending Honda Classic champion and No. 7-ranked golfer in the world, drives from his house on the Loxahatchee River across Jupiter to Jonathans Landing to lend a hand to the Chipwreckers junior program. “His involvement is very genuine, very sincere,” director of golf Neil Lockie said....

Posted: a day ago

Every now and then, Rickie Fowler, the defending Honda Classic champion and No. 7-ranked golfer in the world, drives from his house on the Loxahatchee River across Jupiter to Jonathans Landing to lend a hand to the Chipwreckers junior program. “His involvement is very genuine, very sincere,” director of golf Neil Lockie said....
Calcavecchia holds off Langer for first Champions Tour win in 3 years
 Mark Calcavecchia emerged from some of the wildest late-round swings in the 13-year history of the tournament to forge a two-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer at the Boca Raton Championship Sunday at the Old Course at Broken Sound. While his first Champions Tour victory in three years - and only his second since 2011 - goes down as the...

Posted: 7 days ago

Mark Calcavecchia emerged from some of the wildest late-round swings in the 13-year history of the tournament to forge a two-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer at the Boca Raton Championship Sunday at the Old Course at Broken Sound. While his first Champions Tour victory in three years - and only his second since 2011 - goes down as the...
Mark Calcavecchia, Bernhard Langer battling for Boca Raton title
 Two of the best golfers ever to call Palm Beach County home will battle it out for the Boca Raton Championship on Sunday. Tequesta’s Mark Calcavecchia birdied the final three holes to polish off a 6-under 66 Saturday, giving him a 14-under total and a two-shot lead over Boca Raton’s Bernhard Langer and setting up a final-round...

Posted: 8 days ago

Two of the best golfers ever to call Palm Beach County home will battle it out for the Boca Raton Championship on Sunday. Tequesta’s Mark Calcavecchia birdied the final three holes to polish off a 6-under 66 Saturday, giving him a 14-under total and a two-shot lead over Boca Raton’s Bernhard Langer and setting up a final-round...
Following tragedy, golfer Brad Bryant is slowly picking up the pieces

Posted: 8 days ago

Golf became almost an afterthought to Bart Bryant when he lost Cathy, his wife of 34 years, to brain cancer last April at age 53. Now 10 months removed from that loss, Bryant demonstrated that his rededication to the game is paying off Saturday, shooting an 8-under 64 to pull within three shots of the lead in the Boca Raton Championship at...
Pain-free, Calcavecchia opens Boca Championship with 8-under for lead
 Posting only 10 top-25 finishes in 61 events over the past three years on the PGA Tour Champions had Tequesta’s Mark Calcavecchia thinking the unthinkable. Could the former British Open champion walk away from the game for good at age 57? If pain was going to be his constant companion, then the answer was yes. A surgical procedure on...

Posted: 9 days ago

Posting only 10 top-25 finishes in 61 events over the past three years on the PGA Tour Champions had Tequesta’s Mark Calcavecchia thinking the unthinkable. Could the former British Open champion walk away from the game for good at age 57? If pain was going to be his constant companion, then the answer was yes. A surgical procedure on...
Bernhard Langer not slowing down at 60 on Champions Tour
 Bernhard Langer turned 60 last August, an age when history tells us even the best players on the PGA Tour Champions can no longer compete at the consistently high level needed to win. So, it might be asked, do his fellow competitors at this weekend’s Boca Raton Championship, which begins today at Broken Sound, expect him to quietly...

Posted: 10 days ago

Bernhard Langer turned 60 last August, an age when history tells us even the best players on the PGA Tour Champions can no longer compete at the consistently high level needed to win. So, it might be asked, do his fellow competitors at this weekend’s Boca Raton Championship, which begins today at Broken Sound, expect him to quietly...
Daly, Langer, Miguel Angel Jimenez paired in Boca Raton Championship
 Crowd favorite John Daly, Boca Raton’s own Bernhard Langer and the charismatic Miguel Angel Jimenez will comprise arguably the most prominent threesome when the Boca Raton Championship gets underway Friday at the Old Course at Broken Sound. That trio begins the 54-hole event on the first tee at 11 a.m., one hour after the tournament...

Posted: 11 days ago

Crowd favorite John Daly, Boca Raton’s own Bernhard Langer and the charismatic Miguel Angel Jimenez will comprise arguably the most prominent threesome when the Boca Raton Championship gets underway Friday at the Old Course at Broken Sound. That trio begins the 54-hole event on the first tee at 11 a.m., one hour after the tournament...
West Palm Beach golfer JR Reynolds, 51, dies of cancer
 John “JR” Reynolds of West Palm Beach, a respected member of the Palm Beach-area golf community who had been battling cancer in recent years, died Thursday. He was 51. The son of Mike Reynolds, the first head pro at the Loxahatchee Club, JR Reynolds played golf and baseball at Benjamin and golf at Duke from 1984-88. Diagnosed...

Posted: 15 days ago

John “JR” Reynolds of West Palm Beach, a respected member of the Palm Beach-area golf community who had been battling cancer in recent years, died Thursday. He was 51. The son of Mike Reynolds, the first head pro at the Loxahatchee Club, JR Reynolds played golf and baseball at Benjamin and golf at Duke from 1984-88. Diagnosed...
Without sponsor, Boca Raton Championship goes on with strong field
 There was much celebration last April when it was announced that Allianz, the controversial insurance giant from Germany, would no longer be the title sponsor of the PGA Champions Tour event at Broken Sound in Boca Raton that it had supported for the previous 12 years. But whatever hopes the Tour and Boca civic leaders had to find a quick...

Posted: 15 days ago

There was much celebration last April when it was announced that Allianz, the controversial insurance giant from Germany, would no longer be the title sponsor of the PGA Champions Tour event at Broken Sound in Boca Raton that it had supported for the previous 12 years. But whatever hopes the Tour and Boca civic leaders had to find a quick...
Local startup combines golf and business
 Combining golf and business is nothing new; in fact, according to the PGA of America, nearly 60 percent of businessmen who play golf report having closed a deal on the course. The Back-9 Boardroom, a startup launched locally about a year ago by California native Steve Lyga, hopes to turn such opportunities into a national enterprise with...

8:52 PM Sunday, Jul. 02, 2017

Combining golf and business is nothing new; in fact, according to the PGA of America, nearly 60 percent of businessmen who play golf report having closed a deal on the course. The Back-9 Boardroom, a startup launched locally about a year ago by California native Steve Lyga, hopes to turn such opportunities into a national enterprise with...
Brooks Koepka’s U.S. Open win makes for great Father’s Day present
 Brooks Koepka had one duty to fulfill before doing the obligatory post-match TV interview to discuss his U.S. Open victory Sunday evening: Call his father Bob back in Atlantis. “He said, ‘Happy Father’s Day, Dad,’ ” Bob Koepka said. “I told him, ‘You couldn’t have given me a better present....

2:34 AM Monday, Jun. 19, 2017

Brooks Koepka had one duty to fulfill before doing the obligatory post-match TV interview to discuss his U.S. Open victory Sunday evening: Call his father Bob back in Atlantis. “He said, ‘Happy Father’s Day, Dad,’ ” Bob Koepka said. “I told him, ‘You couldn’t have given me a better present....