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  3/2/2015 5:33:00 PM
Watch Ian Poulter lose the Honda Classic by hitting two consecutive shots into t. Despite hitting three balls in the water through 13 holes of his final round at the Honda Classic, Ian Poulter still managed to have the lead on the 14th tee. Then disaster struck. Related: Our...
  3/2/2015 2:10:00 PM
Tiger’s accuser retracts comments about failed drug test. 
  3/2/2015 11:33:00 AM
Gil Hanse hired to create new course in Mississippi. 
  3/2/2015 8:38:00 AM
PGA Tour refutes claim Tiger is suspended. Tiger Woods’ agent denies a claim by a journeyman professional golfer who said in a radio interview that Woods has been suspended for a month by the PGA Tour.
  3/2/2015 12:45:00 AM
Greg Norman: ’Certain players are happy going through motions. They don’t . Stories of interest you might have missed... “Most Tour pros, [Greg] Norman said, don’t really want to reach the top, not down deep, not in a sport where 20th place can pay six figures. ‘Certain...
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  3/1/2015 12:35:00 AM
PGA Tour caddies furious after being forced to take shelter from storm in metal . Earlier this month, PGA Tour caddies filed a $50 million class-action lawsuit against the tour. And what happened on Saturday at the Honda Classic certainly isn’t going to make that go away. As severe...
  2/27/2015 9:51:00 PM
Tiger Woods gets some earthy advice from...Kid Rock?. Everyone, it seems, has advice for Tiger Woods, who has taken a hiatus while he attempts to resurrect his golf career. Here’s some from an unlikely source, Kid Rock, who apparently has joined the Bear’s...
  2/27/2015 10:37:00 AM
Greg Norman doubts Tiger will return to top form. 
  2/26/2015 8:05:00 PM
Throwback Thursday Quiz: Name the obscure golf professional from the 1990s. This Throwback Thursday is a special one, because it marks the start of a new series: Name The Obscure Golfer From The ’90s.Do you pride yourself on your historical golf knowledge? Then this one should...
  2/26/2015 7:58:00 PM
"Occupy Golf" movement gathers steam in Brazil amid controversial Olympic plans. Golf’s first appearance in the Olympics since 1904 won’t happen without a few bumps along the way.While questions have been raised in court rooms about what impact the new Olympic golf course designed by Gil...
  2/26/2015 6:37:00 PM
Nike gets Tiger, Rory, Wiesy, Barkley, and Bo Jackson all in one 30-second ad. There’s no shortage of star power in Nike’s new commercial for its Vapor driver with Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, Charles Barkley and Bo Jackson making appearances in the 30-second ad. Those are some...
  2/26/2015 3:36:00 PM
How "old married couple" Dan Hicks and Johnny Miller are making TV history this . We might not see any records broken on the course at this week’s Honda Classic, but a bit of history is being made in the broadcast booth. When NBC picks up its TV coverage of...
  2/25/2015 11:50:00 AM
Bamberger: Davis Love will bring back ’pod’ system to Ryder Cup. 
  2/25/2015 8:30:00 AM
Presidents Cup going to Quail Hollow in 2021.  The 2021 Presidents Cup will be held at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, it was announced Wednesday.
  2/25/2015 1:16:00 AM
Captain Davis Love III: ’It’s a new business model...2016 will be a collaborativ. PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Davis Love III was officially introduced as the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tuesday, the consensus choice to carry out a new game plan best described by using a term...
  2/24/2015 8:15:00 PM
Jason Dufner looks like a lean mean golfing machine. After battling a neck injury throughout the 2014 season, Jason Dufner had a tough decision to make."If I didn’t do it, I wasn’t going to be able to play golf," Jason Dufner said of his...
  2/24/2015 5:01:00 PM
The problem with Florida golf. 
  2/24/2015 12:07:00 PM
Trump National - Philadelphia and Makefield Highlands to host local qualifiers. The Trump course in South Jersey formerly know as Pine Hill and the Yardley muni Makefield Highlands have been tapped to host local qualifiers for the U.S. Open.

Here’s the press release:

The USGA today announced local qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested June 18-21 at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash. – the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest.

Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 111 sites in 43 states, will take place between May 4-21.
  2/24/2015 1:01:00 AM
According to source, Love was the Task Force’s unanimous choice and Couples was . Once word spread that Davis Love III would be given his second chance as U.S. Ryder Cup captain, the inevitable question was why Fred Couples was denied a chance at his first.According to a source...
  2/24/2015 12:26:00 AM
Butch Harmon: If Tiger calls, I’ll listen. 
  2/24/2015 12:23:00 AM
Broke Back9Network suspends operations indefinitely. 
  2/23/2015 6:03:00 PM
Report: PGA Tour to return to Aronimink GC in 2018. 
  2/23/2015 3:07:00 PM
As Tiger Woods Fades, a Fear That Golf’s Revenue Will, Too. Since joining the PGA Tour in 1996, Tiger Woods has been golf’s transcendent figure, credited with expanding the sport’s television audience, fan base, tournament purses and sponsorship deals.

Over the last six years, he has missed chunks of time because of personal travails and injuries, enabling the tour to test its preparedness for life after the gold rush.

But for all the skill and social media savvy of players like Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, can they captivate as many people as Woods, who raised the level of athleticism in the game while remaking a sport known for its mostly white country-club composition?

More from The New York Times.
  2/23/2015 1:09:00 PM
The PGA Task Force didn’t want Fred Couples as Ryder Cup captain because he’s to. Up until about a week ago, Fred Couples was considered a near-lock to captain the 2016 Ryder Cup team. But the three-time Presidents Cup captain was passed over in favor of Davis Love III after...
  2/23/2015 10:13:00 AM
Tiger continues drop in world rankings, with no bottom in sight. Tiger Woods dropped to 70th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, his worst ranking since he was 75th in 1996.
  2/23/2015 5:00:00 AM
Slideshow: The New Yorker’s View of Golf. When in doubt, laugh: A cartoonist’s pencil captures some funny golf moments in this New Yorker book excerpt.
  2/21/2015 1:37:00 PM
Video: And you thought Charles Barkley had the yips. 
  2/21/2015 10:33:00 AM
Trevino: DLove was the right choice for Ryder Cup; Mickelson should pipe down. 
  2/21/2015 10:25:00 AM
Michael Jordan explores building super-private course in Florida. 
  2/20/2015 9:50:00 PM
Johnny Miller and David Duval call bulls#!t on Tiger’s explanation for his short. We’ve all witnessed Tiger Woods’ short-game woes of late and we’ve all heard his go-to explanation. Woods has maintained a change in his full swing under new instructor Chris Como has resulted in a different...
  2/20/2015 8:33:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus says Tiger will break his record for the millionth time.. We’re not sure if Jack Nicklaus has actually said it a million times, but it wouldn’t be that surprising. Every now and again someone will corner the Golden Bear and ask him if he thinks...
  2/20/2015 8:01:00 PM
Why was a Jack Nicklaus progeny trending on Twitter (hint: great hands)?. Jack Nicklaus’ grandson Nick O’Leary, a tight end from Florida State, apparently turned in an impressive performance at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Friday, resulting in his name trending on Twitter. It is clear...
  2/20/2015 8:43:00 AM
Rich Lerner on playing golf with the kids.  Took my son and his friends to play golf a few days ago, which made for an interesting time with basketball-obsessed teens.
  2/19/2015 9:00:00 PM
The Muny Life: Mayfair Country Club. Recently, I wrote about Mayfair Country Club, a muny in Sanford, Florida, and its interesting connection to Moe Norman. But wait! There’s more!The driveway at Mayfair is flanked by enormous live oaks. They were planted...
  2/19/2015 3:52:00 PM
This is what a PGA Tour pro’s chipping disaster looks like. Thank goodness Shotlink doesn’t exist for recreational golfers like us, because it would probably be full of images like this. But it only tracks the pros on the PGA Tour, which means we can marvel...
  2/19/2015 3:30:00 PM
Tiger not ready to return for Honda Classic. Tiger Woods will not play next week’s Honda Classic at PGA National, electing to take more time away from the game rather than compete in the PGA Tour event nearest to his Jupiter, Florida, home.
  2/18/2015 1:38:00 PM
Lydia Ko says she plans to retire when she’s 30 to be a psychologist. In July, Lydia Ko became the LPGA’s youngest woman to win $1 million, she’s already won five times on tour, and this year she ascended to first in the World Rankings. All she needs now...
  2/18/2015 1:20:00 PM
Missing Links: Is Tiger finished? Was Steve Jobs finished when Apple fired him i. Stories of interest you might have missed? Is Tiger Woods finished? Was Steve Jobs finished when Apple fired him in 1985? “To Tiger, I cite what Steve Jobs said: ‘Don’t let the noise of others’...
  2/18/2015 9:52:00 AM
Nobilo: Woods had equipment edge during historic run.  Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo says that one of the main reasons for Tiger Woods’ unprecedented dominance in 2000 was that he was one of the few players who switched from the wound ball to the solid ball.
  2/17/2015 6:40:00 PM
Michael Jordan’s insight into Tiger Woods in 1998 is looking truer by the second. Tuesday marks Michael Jordan’s 52nd birthday, which gives us a chance to recognize both his basketball career (apparently he was pretty good), and his statesman-like standing within the game of golf.When he’s not burning people...
  2/17/2015 5:48:00 PM
NFL owner, golf enthusiast eyes purchase of Rees Jones course in S.C.. Even as golf promotes the idea that the game is open to all comers, it still requires wealth at the ownership level and few are wealthier than Robert McNair. The billionaire owner of the Houston...
  2/16/2015 11:32:00 PM
Report: Davis Love III to be next U.S. Ryder Cup captain. Davis Love III, captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in a losing effort at Medinah in 2012, will get a chance at redemption in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaksa, Minn. Love...
  2/16/2015 3:29:00 PM
Happy Gilmore’s 19th anniversary: Our 19 favorite scenes. On the 19th anniversary of the cult-classic Happy Gilmore, we take a look at 19 of our favorite scenes from the movie.
  2/16/2015 11:31:00 AM
How did the Clambake go so wrong?. 
  2/16/2015 11:27:00 AM
As Mickey Wright turns 80, her legend still glows bright. 
  2/16/2015 11:25:00 AM
Four ways of looking at Tiger’s meltdown. 
  2/16/2015 9:20:00 AM
Billy Casper remembered as golfer, humanitarian. 
  2/16/2015 5:00:00 AM
Bill Murray: Keeping ’Em Laughing. Why does Bill Murray regularly bring his humorous antics to Pebble Beach? It’s his unique way of repaying golf for the impact the game has had on his life
  2/14/2015 9:17:00 AM
Sex, shame & swing: How Tiger’s game came undone. 
  2/14/2015 8:56:00 AM
Report: Horschel paid caddie $1M after FedEx win.  It’s customary for a caddie to receive 10 percent of his player’s winnings. In this case, Billy Horschel’s caddie ended up with 10 percent of $10 million.
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Back in the late spring of 2013, I got an email from Jack Rowe, co-chair of the Green Committee at Whitemarsh Valley CC. He was eager to show off the results of renovations that had been on-going at Whitemarsh since 2011. Phase 1 and Phase 2 – the heavy lifting – were complete; Phase 3 will be completed in the coming months.

I’ve always been a fan of Whitemarsh, in Lafayette Hill, host of the old IVB Golf Classic on the PGA Tour, so I jumped at the chance.
  2/13/2015 6:41:00 PM
R.I.P. Rhonda Glenn, golf historian, former ESPN anchor. Rhonda Glenn, the first female anchor on ESPN who became a USGA historian and tireless promoter of women’s golf, died after a long illness, a longtime friend said. Glenn was 68.
  2/13/2015 2:29:00 PM
This PGA Tour pro already won Valentine’s Day with a Pebble Beach proposal. We all know these guys on the PGA Tour are good. Apparently, they’re also pretty romantic. Take rookie Mark Hubbard, who proposed to girlfriend Meghan McCurley on Thursday after holing out on No. 18 at...
  2/13/2015 2:14:00 PM
Guy tries to hit heroic bunker shot, fails spectacularly. Golf is really hard, but people forget that sometimes. After all, with pros spending so much time hitting so many incredible shots, it makes that simple truth easy to overlook. Take this one, for example,...
  2/13/2015 10:06:00 AM
Police: Allenby not in strip club; arrest made. Police say three people leaving a restaurant with Robert Allenby are not believed to be connected to a case where he was left with a scraped and bloodied face.
  2/11/2015 4:48:00 PM
Tiger: Won’t return until game is improved. Tiger Woods said his golf is not acceptable for the PGA Tour and he will not return until it is.
  2/10/2015 8:02:00 PM
You can’t get into Newport C.C., but $45 million puts you right next to it. In the Gilded Age (1870-1900, for those who cut American History to go smoke behind the gym), Newport, Rhode Island was the summertime playground for East Coast old money. Families like the Vanderbilts, Astors and...
  2/10/2015 6:03:00 PM
Q&A with local golf course broker Larry Hirsh. 
  2/10/2015 4:45:00 PM
Tiger Woods’ staggering decline looks even worse in graph form. Cast your mind back to a year ago. Tiger Woods was coming off a five-win player of the year season in 2013, and even though he started his 2014 season injured, he was still the...
  2/10/2015 1:59:00 PM
The first thing we do, let’s kill all the headcovers. My favorite headcover was made of black plush and had the Grateful Dead’s red-white-and-blue “Steal Your Face” skull logo embroidered on it.I got to play golf with Jim Furyk once, and before we teed off...
  2/9/2015 5:08:00 PM
Dean Smith loved to beat Bobby Knight at golf. 
  2/9/2015 3:27:00 PM
There’s science to prove laying up doesn’t pay off. J.B. Holmes found himself in one of golf’s most debated and enduring situations on Sunday. A reachable distance away from the green of the par-5 18th hole (which, for him, was 235 yards) with water...
  2/9/2015 2:56:00 PM
Daly’s ex-wife sues his fiancee over failed marriage. John Daly’s ex-wife Sherrie Miller is suing his fiancee, Anna Cladakis, for splitting up their marriage in 2007.
  2/9/2015 5:00:00 AM
Has Tiger Woods hit rock bottom?. Tiger Woods has a long road back to the top from here.
  2/8/2015 3:18:00 AM
If his career was underappreciated, Billy Casper didn’t seem to hold any grudges. Statistics are the simplest way to measure the legacy of Billy Casper, who died Saturday evening at age 83 in Utah. During his impressive playing career, the San Diego native amassed 51 PGA Tour...
  2/7/2015 9:44:00 PM
R.I.P. Billy Casper, 83. Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83.
  2/7/2015 3:31:00 PM
Why the USGA thinks the timing is right for a Senior Women’s Open. NEW YORK — It seems too much of a coincidence that the USGA, in the first year of its 12-year, $1.1 billion TV deal with FOX Sports, would announce the debut of the U.S....
  2/7/2015 8:51:00 AM
Charlie Sifford got his start at Cobbs Creek. 
  2/7/2015 5:00:00 AM
The 10 Coolest Jobs in Golf. Lucky bastards.
  2/6/2015 3:12:00 PM
5 things we didn’t know were problems until Tiger Woods told us they were. Tiger Woods usually has an explanation lined up whenever he plays poorly. Some of them -- bad weather, tricked-up layouts, noisy photographers -- are no different then what other tour pros blame. But then there...
  2/5/2015 4:00:00 PM
Remembering Charlie Sifford. 
  2/5/2015 12:30:00 PM
Harbor Pines GC on market for $3.75 million. 
  2/5/2015 5:00:00 AM
The Golf Digest 50: Tiger’s Still No. 1. Tiger Woods barely edges Rory and Phil, but it’s down from $121.9M in his peak year.
  2/4/2015 11:25:00 PM
Mickelson on Woods’ issues: ’I think Tiger’s going to have the last laugh’. LA JOLLA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson, a short-game virtuoso, came to Tiger Woods’ defense on Wednesday when he was asked about Woods’ issues around the green. “I think that Tiger’s going to have the last...
  2/4/2015 8:48:00 PM
Tiger Woods mourns Charlie Sifford while seeking answers to his game. LA JOLLA, Calif. — The trials of Tiger Woods have been compounded by the tribulation of his having lost a man he often called his grandpa. Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to join the PGA...
  2/4/2015 2:31:00 PM
This is the craziest hole-in-one you’ll ever see. Australian Richard Green has had a solid career, racking up three European Tour wins and finishing T-4 at the 2007 British Open. But forget all about those other accomplishments. Green is now the guy who...
  2/4/2015 1:21:00 PM
After Charlie Sifford’s death, an outpouring of support on Twitter. Charlie Sifford -- called golf’s Jackie Robinson after becoming the first African-American golfer to play on the PGA Tour -- died on Tuesday night. He was 92.Sifford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last...
  2/4/2015 5:42:00 AM
Sifford, ’Jackie Robinson of golf,’ dies at 92. Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and who broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said.
  2/3/2015 5:32:00 PM
Caddies file class-action lawsuit against PGA Tour over sponsored bibs. More than 80 caddies filed a class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Tuesday, saying they want a share of the reported $50 million derived from the sponsored bibs they are required to wear.The lawsuit...
  2/3/2015 4:40:00 PM
R&A’s outgoing Chief Executive explains "controversial" decision to end British . The R&A announced on Monday what many had feared would be the case: that, starting in 2017, British Open would move away from the BBC, which has broadcast the tournament for more than 60...
  2/3/2015 2:24:00 PM
Reed responds to allegations of cheating. Patrick Reed responded to a book excerpt released last week that included accusations of cheating and stealing while the golfer played collegiately at Georgia and Augusta State.
  2/3/2015 11:01:00 AM
Bethpage Black to host future Barclays events. Getting a tee time at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course is typically difficult. Getting a spot on its calendar to host a professional tournament won’t be much easier now, either.
  2/2/2015 7:30:00 PM
Patrick Reed issues statement on book allegations. In response to a series of allegations put forward by journalist and contributor Shane Ryan in his forthcoming book -- among them that Patrick Reed cheated and stole while a student in college --...
  2/2/2015 7:00:00 PM
8 ways golfers can snap their slump, according to a hypnotherapist. We’re not sure if Tiger Woods’ current funk is technically a "slump," but regardless, it’s clear he’s not in the same groove he’s used to -- especially around the greens.Whatever the case with Tiger’s game,...
  2/2/2015 6:12:00 PM
Oddsmakers are begging you to bet on Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines this week. Are you a believer that Tiger Woods will turn around his game this week and take home the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines? If so, the odds are in your favor! After his worst...
  2/2/2015 1:14:00 PM
Missing Links: Woods now 56th in world, eligibility for Doral WGC event in doubt. Stories of interest you might have missed? Hard to believe that Tiger Woods was No. 1 in the World Ranking only eight months ago. Now? “Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as...
  2/2/2015 9:23:00 AM
Gil Hanse discusses Streamsong, Olympics course. 
  1/31/2015 7:05:00 PM
ESPN’s Mike Greenberg talks about his biggest thrill in golf and how he shaved 1. Mike Greenberg, 47, host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio, has worked for ESPN for over 18 years. And Greeny’s an avid golfer. He joined Golf Digest for a quick...
  1/31/2015 5:20:00 PM
Azinger on Woods: ’When Tiger says’s a signal he doesn’t know what the. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods has been dissected in recent days more than frogs in high school biology classes. Yet one man’s opinion was conspicuously absent — until Saturday morning. Paul Azinger, now an ESPN...
  1/30/2015 8:56:00 PM
Somehow, Tiger Woods conjures up comedy in wake of his worst round as a pro. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Well, there’s always stand-up comedy should professional golf cease to be an option for Tiger Woods. Or not. After signing for the worst score of his professional career, an 11-over par 82...
  1/30/2015 4:38:00 PM
Returns of Tiger’s short game are in: ’Worst I’ve ever seen a tour pro around th. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The returns are in on Tiger Woods’ chipping and pitching woes during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday and they’re not good. Golf Channel’s crew on site...
  1/30/2015 2:28:00 PM
Watch Bubba Watson hit a 341 yard drive to six feet (and then miss the putt). Bubba Watson shot a six-under 65 on Thursday at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, which left him one shot off the lead with 54-holes to play. The highlight of his round was, undoubtedly, this...
  1/30/2015 1:46:00 PM
Reed accused of stealing, cheating in book excerpt. In a book excerpt released on a website Friday, Patrick Reed is being accused of both cheating and stealing as a collegiate golfer, furthering his image as "golf’s remorseless villain."
  1/28/2015 5:24:00 PM
Hopewell Valley GC near Princeton is for sale. 
  1/28/2015 9:13:00 AM
Allenby's animosity toward media misplaced.  Robert Allenby targeted the media in an acrimonious news conference Tuesday.
  1/27/2015 7:38:00 PM
Allenby defiantly stands by his account, blames media for the controversy. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Robert Allenby defiantly stuck to his story on Tuesday while blaming the media for creating and sustaining a controversy from his night on the town in Honolulu on Jan. 16. “There has...
  1/27/2015 5:03:00 PM
The Grind: "Deflategate’s" possible link to golf, Paulina’s baby, and first worl. Welcome to a special 100th edition (!) of The Grind, where we, well, OK, so we don’t have anything special planned. We’ve been just as caught up in "Deflategate" as everyone else and just...
  1/27/2015 1:08:00 PM
Woods explains how cameraman knocked out tooth.  We’ve already read the explanation for Tiger Woods’ missing front tooth from his management team.
  1/27/2015 1:08:00 PM
Sifford in stable condition in Cleveland hospital.  Charlie Sifford, the man who broke golf’s color barrier, is in stable condition Southpoint Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, fighting a bacterial infection after also suffering a stroke, Golf Channel learned Monday.
  1/27/2015 11:48:00 AM
Hansen’s “A Difficult Par” wins USGA Book Award. The U.S. Golf Association has given its prestigious Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2014 to James Hansen for his definitive biography of Robert Trent Jones Sr., “A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf."
  1/27/2015 8:46:00 AM
'16 Open host Royal Troon reviewing all-male policy.  Royal Troon Golf Club, which next year will host the Open Championship, announced Tuesday a “comprehensive” review of its all-male membership policy.
  1/27/2015 8:46:00 AM
Report: USGA to announce Senior Women's Open.  The USGA will soon announce the creation of a new U.S. Senior Women’s Open, according to a report from Golfweek.
  1/26/2015 9:21:00 PM
This guy had the best time of anyone at the PGA Show and it wasn’t even close. Matty Duplessis is an entrepreneur, an entertainer, and an accomplished golfer. Oh yeah, he’s also only 11. We recently highlighted his music video in which Matty, better known by his social media handles @Md_18undapar, shows...
  1/26/2015 5:16:00 PM
Back9Network eliminating 35 full-time positions, sues former CEO. The Back9Network, the new golf lifestyle channel that made its debut Aug. 29 on DirecTV, is eliminating 35 full-time positions, the Hartford Business Journal reported. CEO Charles Cox called it "a thoughtful strategy that will...
  1/26/2015 4:43:00 PM
Drought could delay test event at Olympic Course. A severe drought could further delay efforts to hold a mandatory test event at golf’s Olympic Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
Clinton: Golf 'best therapy a president can have'.  President Barack Obama, and every golf-loving commander-in-chief, before him has taken a lot of grief for his numerous trips to the course.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
Allenby saga takes more twists.  A new development in Robert Allenby’s story of being robbed in Hawaii calls into question previous accounts. Rex Hoggard reports.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
Kite's wife, Christy, passes away.  Christy Kite, wife of World Golf Hall-of-Famer Tom Kite, passed away Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
The Country Club chosen as Boston Olympic golf host.  Documents show that a bid by Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics include The Country Club as a potential venue for golf.
  1/25/2015 5:48:00 PM
D. Johnson on lawsuit: It's been a distraction.  In an interview with on Friday Dustin Johnson, but there remains a professional challenge that still looms.
  1/24/2015 10:40:00 AM
The Union League GC at Torresdale: Makeover for a classic club and course. If all goes as scheduled, in early or mid-May, the Donald Ross-designed course we’ve long known as Torresdale-Frankford Country Club will stage something of a grand reopening amid hoopla and high hopes.

Along with a new name – it is now called The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale – the venerable club in Northeast Philadelphia will boast a $3 million restoration of its classic-era the course, and a $4 million renovation of its stately clubhouse.

"Bringing these two clubs together is the new business model," said Jeff McFadden, general manager of the Union League.
  1/23/2015 12:19:00 AM
Oosterhuis to retire after 20 years in broadcast. Peter Oosterhuis of England is retiring after 20 years as a golf analyst for CBS Sports and Golf Channel.
  1/22/2015 7:05:00 PM
Robert Allenby isn’t getting any help from Honolulu witnesses. Another day, another version of what happened to Robert Allenby last Friday night in Honolulu. On Wednesday, a third homeless person, Chris Khamis, came forward as a witness, telling his side of the story to...
  1/22/2015 5:40:00 PM
Mickelson sees progress for Ryder Cup team. Phil Mickelson, in his first public comments since the final day of the Ryder Cup, spoke favorably Thursday about the fallout he helped initiate, saying he expects good things to come from the task force that has been formed to address the U.S. team’s iss
  1/22/2015 1:32:00 PM
Live from Day Two at the PGA Merchandise Show. Upgraded towels The towel on my bag is boring and gross. The towels made Devant Towels are not. They got involved with the caricature artist David O’Keefe to create some pretty fun towels. The one here...
  1/21/2015 7:35:00 PM
Weird/awesome golf news of the week: Lee Westwood saved a man from drowning. Lee Westwood’s performance under pressure at major championships has long been questioned. But boy, did he prove he can come up clutch off the golf course. The reported that Lee Westwood saved British millionaire...
  1/21/2015 6:35:00 PM
The golf industry gets behind a new golf website for women. A new golf website for women,, has just launched. The site is the product of a long list of partners: the LPGA, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, The First Tee, the USGA,...
  1/21/2015 5:55:00 PM
Olympic Golf officials feeling better about preparations for 2016. (Well sort of. During an International Golf Foundation panel discussion at the PGA Merchandise Show,  officials updated attendees on the progress of golf’s return to the Olympics in 2016. Mid-way through the Q&A session, a member of...
  1/21/2015 3:19:00 AM
It’s a boy! Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson announce the birth of their first. As President Barack Obama started to give his sixth State of the Union address, a different type of message started to spread across the country over the Internet. Paulina Gretzky had given birth to a...
  1/21/2015 2:53:00 AM
Reviving the Hogan Club Line and Returning It to Its Roots. Until Tuesday at the P.G.A. Merchandise Show, golfers had not seen new clubs bearing the Hogan name in seven years. But Terry Koehler, who grew up idolizing Ben Hogan, has resurrected the line.
  1/20/2015 8:27:00 PM
A man nicknamed "Tiger Hoods" built a mini-golf course in Brooklyn out of trash. People react differently to tough times. Very differently. When one Brooklyn man’s wife divorced him, he turned to creating a mini-golf course out of trash to feel better. On Tuesday, The New York Times ran...
  1/20/2015 6:14:00 PM
7 things we learned about Dustin Johnson in his first interview since taking a l. In his first interview since taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson opened up about growing up, missing golf, and getting help. Pete Thamel has the story in this week’s Sports...
  1/20/2015 4:49:00 PM
Italian ski organizers say Tiger wasn’t hit in the tooth by a cameraman. 
  1/20/2015 3:07:00 PM
Gil Hanse tabbed to design a third course at Streamsong Resort and a fourth coul. Streamsong Resort’s two golf courses had quite the debut in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses issue, which came out earlier this month. And now the trendy Florida destination is about to be...
  1/20/2015 2:39:00 PM
Allenby responds to conflicting reports of alleged abduction.  There have been conflicting reports about Robert Allenby’s alleged kidnapping and robbery this past weekend in Honolulu.
  1/20/2015 2:39:00 PM
Woman: Allenby found one block from bar, not 10 km.  An Australian TV station is reporting Monday that it tracked down the homeless woman who found a beaten and robbed Robert Allenby, but she disputes a few key details of Allenby’s account.
  1/20/2015 2:35:00 PM
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  1/20/2015 12:52:00 AM
Tiger Woods’ missing tooth saga continues, dentists around the world prepare to . Lindsey Vonn broke a 35-year-old skiing record with her 63rd career World Cup victory and boyfriend Tiger Woods was there to see it. Well, we think this is him:According to a USA Today story, Woods...
  1/19/2015 2:04:00 PM
Golf at a crossroads - sponsor. Golf’s leaders are warned that they must not squander the opportunity of Rio 2016 to broaden the appeal of the sport.
  1/19/2015 1:26:00 PM
Missing Links: ’Was this golf’s biggest choke?’ Kaymer’s collapse recalls Van de. Stories of interest you might have missed? “Was this golf’s biggest choke?” James Corrigan of the Telegraph asks. “Certainly Martin Kaymer’s remarkable capitulation from being 10 shots ahead with 13 holes to play to losing...
  1/19/2015 1:12:00 PM
Woods, missing tooth, supports Vonn in Italy. Tiger Woods showed up in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Monday to support girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, who won her 63rd World Cup title.
  1/19/2015 10:24:00 AM
Vonn's mother likes 'nice guy' Woods.  Tiger Woods wasn’t present for Lindsey Vonn’s record-tying win Sunday, but he was watching at home, and he has made a positive impression on Vonn’s mother.
  1/19/2015 10:24:00 AM
Watson's car nets $410K for charity at auction.  Bubba Watson’s car sold for $410,000 Friday at auction, with all proceeds donated to Birdies for the Brave.
  1/19/2015 10:24:00 AM
Golf Channel celebrating 20th anniversary.  Twenty years ago on Saturday, Arnold Palmer flipped a ceremonial switch to launch a risky venture that cynics saw as an easy punch line.
  1/18/2015 2:41:00 PM
Golfer Allenby on robbery: Happy I’m alive. His left eye bruised and swollen shut, Australian golfer Robert Allenby is still shaking over a beating and robbery that left him unable to remember anything except being dumped in a gutter near a park.
  1/18/2015 2:39:00 AM
Aussie Robert Allenby reportedly kidnapped, beaten robbed Friday night in Honolu. Robert Allenby of Australia reportedly was kidnapped, beaten and robbed after leaving a wine bar in Honolulu after missing the cut in the Sony Open of Hawaii on Friday, the Golf Channel has reported. Allenby’s...
  1/17/2015 7:25:00 AM
Every DQ’ed from Sony Open over club rule. Matt Every became the first PGA Tour player to be disqualified from an event in 2015 when he played with a non-conforming club in Friday’s second round of the Sony Open.
  1/17/2015 3:03:00 AM
Justin Leonard admits he’s been a slacker recently, but that’s all about to chan. HONOLULU -- Justin Leonard has been a slacker. If this is news to you, don’t feel bad. It also was news to Justin Leonard. A former British Open champion and Ryder Cup hero, Leonard, at 42,...
  1/16/2015 6:05:00 PM
There’s a petition circulating to ban Chris Berman from commentating on golf tou. If your New Year’s resolution is to be a more proactive citizen in 2015, or if you’re just in the mood for some good ’ole fashioned trouble making, we stumbled across a few golf-related petitions...
  1/16/2015 5:55:00 PM
USGA already seeking volunteers for 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont. 
  1/16/2015 4:18:00 PM
At first glance, the anchoring ban could be the best thing to ever happen to bel. Admittedly, it’s a small sample size. A very small sample size. But Webb Simpson’s 62 at the Sony Open in his first PGA Tour round with a regular putter showed the long putter he’s been...
  1/16/2015 10:43:00 AM
20 Years of Golf: Players' advice to 20-year-old selves.  If PGA Tour pros knew then what they know now, what would they do differently? On Golf Channel’s 20th anniversary, here’s what some of the game’s biggest names would tell their 20-year-old selves.
  1/15/2015 7:13:00 PM
Bill Clinton defends President Obama’s golf habit. Former President Bill Clinton defended President Barack Obama’s golf habit in a guest appearance on the television show “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Wednesday. Meyers brought up the criticism Obama has endured for his...
  1/15/2015 6:04:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus didn’t have his swing speed tested until he was 58 -- and it was s. Jack Nicklaus never worked with launch monitors and TrackMans during his time on the PGA Tour. But when the 18-time major champ finally had his swing tested as a senior, Nicklaus showed why he had...
  1/13/2015 2:08:00 PM - By USGA Staff
Philadelphia Cricket Club awarded 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. First, the newly-restored Cricket Club gets the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship, in June.

Now, the USGA has picked Cricket to host the 2020 Amateur Four-Ball, it’s newest championship.

These are fine times for the Wissahickon Course, which was also cited by Golf Digest as one of the best restoration projects of the year.

Photo: Philadelphia Cricket Club
  1/12/2015 5:27:00 PM
Hanse says Olympic Golf Course is complete.  After a series of setbacks, the Olympic Golf Course is finally complete.
  1/12/2015 5:27:00 PM
Trump: 'Great surprises' planned for Turnberry redesign.  Donald Trump is optimistic that Turnberry will soon land another Open Championship after changes are made to a critical three-hole stretch around the turn.
  1/10/2015 10:44:00 AM
Ryder Cup Meltdown: Inside the split between Mickelson and Watson. In the February issue of Golf Digest, Jaime Diaz takes a stab at getting to the bottom of what went wrong between Phil Mickelson, the veteran star for the Americans, and Tom Watson, the respected captain of the American squad that got soundly thumped.

Egos, contrasting styles, a test of wills -- it’s all there.

"Those two rubbed each other the wrong way," former PGA president Ted Bishop told Diaz.
  1/9/2015 3:32:00 PM
Watch Judge Judy tackle one of the thorniest golf issues of our time. If I’m on the course and hook my golf ball off the course, through a nearby road and through somebody else’s window, am I responsible for the damages?That question still occurs to golfers every time...
  1/9/2015 10:39:00 AM
Tiger planning to play Phoenix, Torrey Pines. Tiger Woods will make his 2015 debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a tournament he has not played since 2001.
  1/9/2015 5:00:00 AM
Farewells In 2014. Remembering noteworthy people the game lost last year.
  1/8/2015 9:02:00 PM
Tiger Woods’ former island (yes, island) in Sweden is for sale and it looks incr. To paraphrase Justin Timberlake’s Sean Parker portrayal in "The Social Network," just having a sweet house isn’t cool anymore. You know what’s cool? Having a sweet house on your own private island. But alas, when...
  1/8/2015 4:32:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus documentary set for Fox. As a lead-in to the NFC Championship on Jan. 18, Fox Sports will air “Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion,” a one-hour documentary highlighting the career of Jack Nicklaus. As a lead-in to the NFC Championship on Jan. 18, Fox Sports will air “Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion,” a one-hour documentary hi
  1/8/2015 1:52:00 PM
Ex-PGA president Ted Bishop: My side of the story. Golf magazine is out with nice interview with the former president of the PGA of America, who was fired in humiliating fashion a post-Ryder Cup dust-up with Ian Poulter.

Q: Do you think people at the PGA wanted you out and saw this as an opportunity?

A: Yeah, I do. As the events unfolded, I might have been naďve about some of what was going on around me. The PGA of America gave me a lot of flexibility and freedom to say whatever I wanted. I knew there were times when I got close to the line, but I felt I never crossed it. This is just my nature. That’s who I am and what I do.
  1/8/2015 1:00:00 PM
Watson reads Masters invitation in ESPN commercial. In this year’s Masters commercial for ESPN, defending champion Bubba Watson reads the invitation sent to players who are invited to the tournament. In this year’s Masters commercial for ESPN, defending champion Bubba Watson reads the invitation sent to players who are invited to the tournament.
  1/7/2015 11:00:00 PM
Barbara Nicklaus to receive USGA's Bob Jones Award.  Barbara Nicklaus has been named the recipient of the USGA’s Bob Jones Award, the organization’s highest honor.
  1/7/2015 11:00:00 PM
Clock ticking as anchoring ban looms in 2016.  With the anchor ban only one year away, Adam Scott and others are on the clock.
  1/6/2015 7:00:00 PM
It’s a threesome: Smoltz joins golf partners (and teammates) Glavine, Maddux in . It was a reasonably safe bet that John Smoltz would join former Atlanta Braves teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but an even better bet is that he’ll...
  1/6/2015 5:42:00 PM
Augusta National unseats Pine Valley as No. 1 in Golf Digest latest rankings. Augusta National, home of the Masters, and Pine Valley, our hometown layout of some distinction, continue to play leap-frog with one another in the latest Golf Digest rankings of America’s 100 Greatest Courses.

Pine Valley maintains a shred of dignity and self-respect by holding on to the No. 2 spot.

All this is, of course, a way to sell magazines and keep golfers debating the merits of courses most of them will never play.
  1/6/2015 10:18:00 AM
Duval to join Golf Channel as studio analyst. David Duval is joining Golf Channel as a studio analyst for some of the biggest tournaments.
  1/6/2015 5:00:00 AM
America’s 100 Greatest Courses Shake-up. For the Golden Anniversary of our ranking, Augusta National is the new No. 1. That’s just a start of the changes.
  1/5/2015 9:50:00 PM
Center Square GC under agreement of sale by developer. 
  1/5/2015 3:56:00 AM
With a Weight Off Her Shoulders, a Former L.P.G.A. Pro Is Happy to Carry Bags. After losing her full L.P.G.A. status, Meaghan Francella returns to the tour as a caddie.
  1/4/2015 11:20:00 AM
Golfers react to death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. Golfers pay their respects via Twitter to late ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, 49, who died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Golfers pay their respects via Twitter to late ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, 49, who died Sunday after a battle with cancer.
  1/4/2015 4:26:00 AM
Four-Ball: Tiger, Lefty aim for 2015 rebounds. And Tony Finau to be early favorite for PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year
  1/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Punch Shot: Bold predictions for 2015. writers offer up some bold predictions as we embark on a new year.
  1/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Video: Father hits ball to yank son's tooth.  If Nike ever grows tired of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, we may have found replacement pitchmen.
  1/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Chamblee: My unpredictable year in review.  No wins by Tiger? A golf exec’s ill-advised tweet? A Ryder Cup revolution? No one saw those things coming in 2014.

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