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  9/16/2014 10:41:00 AM
Tiger Woods Laughs Off Rory McIlroy’s ’Last Few Holes’ Comment. Tiger: ’Phil Has Less Holes to Play Than I Do’
  9/16/2014 10:39:00 AM
PGA Tour announces Player of the Year candidates.  The PGA Tour on Monday announced its five nominees for the 2014 PGA Player of the Year, a group headlined by Rory McIlroy.
  9/16/2014 10:37:00 AM
Ante up to play America’s 10 most expensive golf courses. 
  9/16/2014 4:00:00 AM
Golf Digest’s Top 100 In Music. Anybody who watches the AT&T from Pebble Beach knows that horn player and jazz maven Kenny G is a pretty fair golfer, as is singer and former beauty pageant contestant Justin Timberlake

But who knew that country crooner Vince Gill was a plus-.3 handicap, putting him at the top of Golf Digest’s latest compliation of Top 100 golfers in the music industry? Or that Alice Cooper is still a single-digit handicap?

The best part of the list, of course, is that it offered a reason to come up with this old photo of the one and only Willie Nelson playing golf. Willie by the way, still sports a 20 handicap.
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  9/15/2014 8:44:00 PM
Greg Norman is putting his chainsaw away -- for now. On the phone from his Colorado ranch, just two days removed from being released from the hospital after a chainsaw accident, Greg Norman confessed to one regret.  "I wanted to go home and cut that...
  9/15/2014 6:14:00 PM
Geoff Ogilvy says he found his game again by going to the range less. An exhausted Geoff Ogilvy finished last out of the 29 players competing at the Tour Championship. Admittedly, it was frustrating, but not enough to make the 37-year-old Australian feel any less satisfied about the way...
  9/15/2014 4:21:00 PM
Watch and marvel as Rory McIlroy makes 55 medium-length putts in a row. At last week’s BMW Championship, Rory McIlroy four-putted the 12th hole at Cherry Hills two days in a row. It was a shocking display by the world’s top-ranked golfer even if McIlroy has never been...
  9/15/2014 4:03:00 PM
Famed Wentworth GC sold for $220 million. Wentworth Golf Club, one of Britain’s most famous courses and the headquarters of the European Tour, has been sold to Chinese firm Reignwood Investments for 135 million pounds ($220 million).
  9/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
Tour Confidential: Rethinking the Ryder Cup After Billy Horschel? Plus, Rory on . Billy Horschel is America's hottest player right now, but he won't be in Scotland for the Ryder Cup. Our panel debates the Ryder Cup selection process, the inexplicable FedEx Cup points, and whether private clubs have an obligation to host the President.
  9/15/2014 11:30:00 AM
Rickie Fowler Says PGA Apologized for Rushed 72nd Hole at PGA Championship. Rickie Fowler said that PGA of American President Ted Bishop apologized to him this week for the way his officials handled the 72nd hole at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
  9/15/2014 11:28:00 AM
Over the moon: Sullivan's ace earns trip to space.  Andy Sullivan’s hole-in-one Sunday at the European Tour’s KLM Open will send him to infinity and beyond.
  9/15/2014 11:28:00 AM
Response to Rory makes Fowler 'hesitant' with media.  Rory McIlroy made an honest assessment about Tiger and Phil getting older. Friday, Rickie Fowler backed him up.
  9/15/2014 12:50:00 AM
Missing Links: ’Stevie’s what Tiger used to call me. I hate that name,’ and slig. Stories of interest you might have missed? Steve Williams was introduced as Stevie at his Caddie Hall of Fame induction ceremony recently and bristled. “It’s Steve,” Williams said. “Stevie’s what Tiger used to call me,...
  9/15/2014 12:24:00 AM
Tiger says strength back, but not his swing. Tiger Woods says he has his strength back. The next task is to find a new swing.
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  9/14/2014 10:45:00 PM
For Billy Horschel, it was about the money — $13.5 million. It isn’t about the money, we often hear disingenuously in sports, but this time it was about the money, and Billy Horschel unapologetically has said as such. Billy Horschel on the 16th green (Getty Images...
  9/14/2014 11:57:00 AM
Norman: ’No major damage’ from chain saw. Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
  9/14/2014 10:08:00 AM
Greg Norman says he’s "one lucky man" after chainsaw accident. Greg Norman described himself as "one lucky man" after apparently suffering an injury while using a chainsaw. A picture of the former World No. 1 golfer was posted on his Instagram feed Saturday showing him...
  9/14/2014 8:17:00 AM
Donald Trump offers President Obama free golf for life -- if he resigns. 


Donald Trump offers President Obama free golf for life -- if he resigns

  9/14/2014 8:17:00 AM
Caroline Wozniacki says Rory McIlroy ended engagement with 10-minute phone call. If he wasn't ready for marriage, couldn't Rory McIlroy have told Caroline Wozniacki that in person?
Caroline Wozniacki was so shocked about her break-up with Rory McIlroy in May, that when the dreaded phone call came from the world’s top golfer, she said she thought the first five minutes of their ten-minute conversation was a joke.
  9/12/2014 10:13:00 PM
Is a disaster looming for California golf courses battered by drought?. None of the news on the California drought front and its impact on golf has been good, but it has taken another unfortunate turn. The El Nino weather pattern that was expected to bring vast...
  9/12/2014 8:52:00 AM
US. Mid-Am: Scott Harvey of North Carolina wins. 
  9/11/2014 9:13:00 AM
Christina Proteau, 6 months pregnant, thrives at U.S. Women’s Mid-Am. Christina Proteau’s run at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur was remarkable for many reasons, not only because each of her first three matches at Harbour Trees Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind., took 19 holes to complete.
  9/10/2014 10:27:00 PM
Dustin Johnson to Wayne Gretzky: ’It’s going to make me a better person…and. Dustin Johnson told his future father-in-law Wayne Gretzky that his hiatus from golf is "going to make me a better person and a more responsible person," and by extension a better golfer, Gretzky said on...
  9/10/2014 9:32:00 PM
Happy Gilmore actor Richard Kiel, 74, dies. Richard Kiel, the actor who played Mr. Larson in the movie Richard Kiel, the actor who played Mr. Larson in the movie "Happy Gilmore," died Wednesday in Fresno, Calif.
  9/10/2014 8:23:00 PM
Miceli: McIlroy not wrong in comments on Phil, Tiger. Rory McIlroy sparked a lot of buzz Wednesday with his comments about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. But Alex Miceli writes that there’s no need for the World No. 1 to apologize what he said. Rory McIlroy sparked a lot of buzz Wednesday with his comments about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. But Alex Miceli writes that there’s
  9/10/2014 10:50:00 AM
President Obama snubbed at Winged Foot, three other clubs, says report. 
  9/10/2014 8:46:00 AM
US. Mid-Am: Quarterfinal matches set at Saucon Valley. 
  9/10/2014 8:15:00 AM
Arnie: A collection of Arnold Palmer stories.  If you are a fan of Arnold Palmer -- who among us isn’t? -- check out this collection of stories Golf Channel website has put together to celebrate his 85th birthday.

You could spend the entire day reading stories on the myth and legend of Arnie, his upbringing in Latrobe, his long-time rivaly and friendship with Jack Nicklaus, personal stories, his off-course businesses and the ladies in his life.

Not coincidentally, Golf Channel has also announced it will rerun its award-winning documentary on the life of golf’s great ambassador.
  9/10/2014 8:15:00 AM
Finchem confident Olympic course gets done despite legal battle.  PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said on Tuesday that he was still confident the layout would be completed in time for the 2016 Games.
  9/10/2014 8:15:00 AM
Been here before: Finchem asked about Tiger's decline.  When Tim Finchem first started working with the PGA Tour in 1986, Jack Nicklaus was on the decline and a perpetual refrain sounded questioning how he could be replaced. Now, it’s Tiger Woods.
  9/10/2014 8:15:00 AM
7-year-old fined $271 for driving golf cart.  Seven-year-old Clayton Knight, Jr. - henceforth referred to as CJ - was ticketed and fined $271 for driving a golf cart along the Galveston, TX shoreline while accompanied by his mother.
  9/10/2014 8:10:00 AM
This week’s heroes? Billy’s bladder and the 2016 Ryder Cup team. Zeros? Captain . Michelle Wie returns from injury at the Evian, clearly the game's best fifth major, and Alan Shipnuck loves the U.S. Ryder Cup team's chances -- in 2016 -- in this week's Heroes & Zeros.
  9/10/2014 8:10:00 AM
Side by Side: Rory and Tiger. Side by Side: Rory and Tiger
Time waits for no one, but Arnold Palmer’s legend remains as strong as ever. Arnold Palmer is stooped now, his variety of ailments -- a hip, the back -- mounting a late charge the way he once routinely did, though in this case no one applauds. Or approves. He...
  9/9/2014 9:01:00 PM
Why golfers might care about the Scottish independence vote. With the Sept. 18 vote looming and polls tightening, the vote on Scottish independence does have one potentially important, life-changing consequence for golf: making a golf trip to Scotland more affordable! First Minister Alex...
  9/9/2014 8:33:00 PM
6 things Apple’s new iPhone and Watch can do that golfers will care about. Even if it’s not trying to, Apple launching a new product invariably affects the way golfers do things. In that vein, here are a few new features from the new iPhone 6 (from $199) and...
  9/9/2014 7:27:00 PM
With a heavy heart, Nick Faldo wins Payne Stewart Award for his contributions to. Nick Faldo has another honor to add to a resume that includes six major championships, being ranked No. 1 in the world for 98 weeks, entrance into the World Golf Hall of Fame and being...
  9/9/2014 5:13:00 PM
Head-to-head match play against mosquitoes and ticks. Last month, at the men’s member-guest, Michael U. showed me a gadget he had attached to his bag: He told me that it contained a battery-powered fan, which enveloped him and his golf cart with a...
  9/9/2014 2:04:00 PM
How He Hit That: Sergio Garcia’s chip into the water at the BMW. The stakes were high for Sergio Garcia, who trailed by two shots Sunday at the BMW Championship going into the reachable par-5 17th. A win would solidify his position in the FedEx Cup, but more...
  9/9/2014 10:16:00 AM
U.S. Mid-Am: Live Scoring Match Play brackets. 
  9/8/2014 3:20:00 PM
President Obama admits golf mistake, is still lampooned in a cartoon reading Gol. President Barack Obama appeared on "Meet The Press" for the 12th time on Sunday to talk, among other things, about his decision to play golf shortly after his statement on the murder of American journalist...
  9/8/2014 3:19:00 PM
U.S. Mid-Am: GAP and Phila players well-represented in Mid-Am. 
  9/8/2014 2:53:00 PM
7 things you need to know after Week 3 of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. With the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs complete, here’s what you need to know heading into the final week: BEST-TIMED BEST TOURNAMENT EVER Billy Horschel nearly claimed this category last week until a...
  9/8/2014 10:46:00 AM
Harig: Nature calls Horschel. Billy Horschel needed a bathroom break before sinking the winning putt at Cherry Hills.
  9/8/2014 9:25:00 AM
US. Women’s Mid-Am: Live scoring, 1st Round Match Play. 
  9/8/2014 9:23:00 AM
US. Mid-Am: Live scoring, 1st Round Match Play. 
  9/8/2014 12:33:00 AM
Missing Links: McIlroy ’the biggest yipper,’ and PGA Tour taken to task in defen. Stories of interest you might have missed? The headline to this story by James Corrigan of the Telegraph employs one of the two nastiest words in golf (“yip,” the other being “shank”): “Rory McIlroy turns...
  9/7/2014 11:07:00 AM
US. Mid-Am: It’s a home game for Matt Mattare. 
  9/7/2014 11:06:00 AM
US. Mid-Am: Live leaderboard. 
  9/7/2014 11:04:00 AM
US. Mid-Am: Preview of the championship at Saucon Valley. 
  9/6/2014 2:01:00 PM
Is "Baba Booey" good for golf? One of our own says yes. If you haven’t heard cries of "Baba Booey" during a golf telecast recently, then you probably haven’t been watching a lot of golf. This seemingly non-sensical phrase, which is actually a reference to radio star...
  9/5/2014 7:05:00 PM
Bill Belichick makes fun of a reporter for wearing golf shoes to a press confere. Bill Belichick’s press conferences are usually dull, cliche-filled affairs -- after all, the man did only smile seven times last season. But the New England Patriots head coach got off to an early start this year,...
  9/5/2014 11:54:00 AM
Saucon Valley’s Matt Mattare ready for U.S. Mid-Am. 
  9/5/2014 10:22:00 AM
Williams inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame.  After a career that has spanned nearly four decades and included 14 major titles, Steve Williams was inducted Wednesday into the Caddie Hall of Fame.
  9/5/2014 10:22:00 AM
2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team capsules.  The dynamic duo of Phil and Keegan is back for the Ryder Cup. Check out the names and numbers on the U.S. side.
Jeffersonville Golf Club. By now the rags-to-respectability success story that is Jeffersonville Golf Club should be well known to many golfers in the region.

Opened in 1931, it operated for four decades as a family-owned daily-fee course in West Norriton Township, Montgomery County, then spent the next 30 years as a scruffy, undistinguished, utterly forgettable muni.
  9/4/2014 3:24:00 PM
Ernie Els made a fan’s week by signing a tattoo of Ernie Els. How far would you go to pay homage to your favorite golfer? How about a tattoo? And not just any tattoo. A LARGE tattoo. On your leg. Would you do it? Related: The Tour says...
  9/4/2014 12:39:00 PM
Rio court asks for modifications to Olympic golf course. Rio de Janeiro's Olympic golf course faces an uncertain future after a court proposed Wednesday that the under-construction layout should be modified to meet environmental concerns.
  9/4/2014 12:39:00 PM
Thought LeBron’s ’Decision’ was bad? You must have missed the Ryder Cup captain’. The spectacularly cheesy Ryder Cup announcement show from New York confirmed that Tom Watson thinks experience is more important than form and that LeBron’s ‘The Decision’ wasn’t as bad as we thought, writes Alan Shipnuck.
  9/4/2014 12:56:00 AM
Rio court puts Olympic golf course in turmoil. Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic golf course faces an uncertain future after a court proposed Wednesday that the under-construction layout should be modified to meet environmental concerns.
  9/4/2014 12:19:00 AM
Weird Golf News Of The Week: Golfer gets angry, attacks people using his putter . There’s a strangely compelling crime story trickling out of South Florida that makes for some great reading, if you’re into that sort of thing.It all started on the seventh hole of Madison Green Golf Club in...
  9/3/2014 6:50:00 PM
Why does Phil Mickelson want to buy a Rancho Santa Fe Country Club?. Three years ago, Phil Mickelson and his agent and friend Steve Loy bought four private golf courses in Arizona that formed the foundation of their new business venture, the M Club. At the time, Loy...
  9/2/2014 1:37:00 PM
Ryder Cup: U.S. captain’s pick candidates. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson will fill out his 12-man roster with three captain’s picks Tuesday night in New York. Here’s a look at the candidates and how we’re handicapping them heading into Watson’s announcement. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson will fill out his 12-man roster with three capta
  9/2/2014 11:28:00 AM - By USGA Staff
U.S. Mid-Am: Notable players, story lines for Saucon Valley. 
  9/2/2014 9:32:00 AM
Tour Confidential: What’s next for Tiger after splitting with Foley? Plus, Ryder. Does Tiger Woods’ decision to split with Sean Foley make him more or less likely to catch Jack Nicklaus’ major record? Our roundable on Tiger-Foley, what matters most in Ryder Cup picks, and Michael Jordan heckling Ian Poulter at Medinah.
  9/2/2014 9:32:00 AM
Saucon Valley won’t play as ’rough’ for U.S. Mid-Am. 
  9/1/2014 11:05:00 PM
Who is this man who crashed the Ryder Cup conversation?. Two days ago, it was inconceivable that Tom Watson could have picked Chris Kirk out of a lineup, certainly not one that included Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and others. (Getty Images photo) “Does...
  9/1/2014 2:30:00 PM
Missing Links: ’Everyone but McIlroy wants to marry Caroline Wozniacki,’ and Eur. Stories of interest you might have missed? The sport is tennis, but Rory McIlroy’s name turned up in virtually every story recounting Caroline Wozniacki’s fourth-round victory over Maria Sharapova in the U.S. Open on Sunday....
  8/30/2014 4:52:00 PM
How investors are betting on the decline of golf. 
  8/30/2014 8:11:00 AM
Fore! Feds hunt fraud at the golf course. 
  8/29/2014 7:45:00 PM
Meet the 3-year-old golf prodigy born without a right hand. When Tommy Morrissey was 13 months old, he began watching golf telecasts with his father Joe and “he’d watch it as though he understood what was happening,” his mother Marcia said. DC News FOX 5...
  8/29/2014 5:58:00 PM
Pine Valley tops on PGA Tour pros’ bucket list. 
  8/29/2014 3:46:00 PM
Charles Manson, a judge and a vote that kept the U.S. Open from Los Angeles CC&#. Los Angeles Country Club has a colorful history that includes its proximity to the Playboy Mansion (adjacent to the 13th green) and Groucho Marx’ failed bid to join, prompting him to famously say, “Why...
  8/29/2014 2:50:00 PM
VIDEO: Golfer performs unusual warm-up. Scottish golfer Carly Booth demonstrates her unusual warm-up routine in a series of tumbles as she aims for a win at the Ladies Scottish Open.
  8/29/2014 1:04:00 AM
VIDEO: Golf pro meets cheapo student. 
  8/29/2014 12:41:00 AM
Dustin Johnson adviser accused of embezzlement. Nat Hardwick, a board member for the Dustin Johnson Foundation, has resigned from the Atlanta law firm of Morris Hardwick Schneider after accusations of embezzlement and fraud related to his former firm’s ownership of LandCastle. Nat Hardwick, a board member for the Dustin Johnson Foundation, has resigned from the Atlanta law
  8/28/2014 5:40:00 AM
Saucon Valley CC gearing up for U.S. Mid-Am. 
  8/27/2014 12:13:00 PM
Stop complaining about Obama’s golf. 
  8/27/2014 11:02:00 AM
John Daly: Country music's next big thing?.  Just when you think you’ve seen the end of the John Daly saga, he goes and does something like this ... and totally redeems himself.
  8/27/2014 11:02:00 AM
Furyk: 'I don't expect anyone to feel sorry for me'.  The good news for Jim Furyk is that people finally stopped talking about his golf swing that only a mother could love and a father could teach.
  8/27/2014 11:02:00 AM
Notes: Spieth gets special gift for 21st birthday.  Jordan Spieth celebrated a big birthday with friends in Las Vegas, had a two-week stretch at Firestone and the PGA Championship.
  8/27/2014 11:02:00 AM
By the numbers: Woods' swing coaches .  Tiger Woods is moving on to swing coach No. 4. Here is a by-the-numbers look at his swing coaches over his pro career.
  8/27/2014 10:59:00 AM
Brandel Chamblee and Johnny Miller: Tiger Woods-Sean Foley split for the best. Chamblee and Miller: Tiger-Foley split for the best
  8/26/2014 9:48:00 AM
Haney says health, not coach, key for Tiger. One of Tiger Woods’ former coaches is unsure who might get the job in the future, but Hank Haney believes it doesn’t much matter unless the golfer can get healthy enough to put in the time working on his game.
  8/25/2014 6:16:00 PM
GIF: Tiger Woods’ golf swing with Butch vs. Haney vs. Foley. On Monday Tiger Woods split with his instructor Sean Foley, marking the end of what was essentially the fourth era for his ever-evolving swing.It started with Butch Harmon, Phil Mickelson’s current instructor who Tiger began working with...
  8/25/2014 5:43:00 PM
Video: Cheyenne Woods aces Uncle Tiger’s trick moves. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, especially when it comes to the Woods family.?
  8/25/2014 5:40:00 PM
Harmon on Woods reunion: I won't and he won't ask.  Let the speculation begin; just don’t include Butch Harmon in any of it.
  8/25/2014 5:40:00 PM
Tiger's next swing coach? Place your bets!.  Who will be Tiger Woods’ next swing coach? Don’t know yet, but you can place your bets.
  8/25/2014 2:47:00 PM
Chamblee: ’If Tiger were a football team and Foley the coach, he’d have been fir. Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee, one of the most outspoken critics of Sean Foley and his work with Tiger Woods, said on the network’s Morning Drive show on Monday that Woods’ decision to part ways with...
  8/25/2014 2:10:00 PM
Tiger Woods announces he’s splitting with coach Sean Foley. Tiger Woods is splitting with Sean Foley, his coach of four years, the former world No. 1 announced on his website Monday. Woods said he has no immediate plans to work with another instructor."I’d...
  8/25/2014 1:11:00 PM
Missing Links: ’I couldn’t hate him,’ Wozniacki says of McIlroy, and a foursome . Stories of interest you might have missed? “I was like: ‘How can you be so nice?’” Ms. [Serena] Williams said. “She said: ‘I could never hate him. He’s been a big part of my life...
  8/25/2014 10:29:00 AM
Quotes of the Week: August 24, 2014.  From Rory McIlroy appearing on Jimmy Fallon to Phil Mickelson’s own form of entertainment, enjoy this edition of Quotes of the Week.
  8/25/2014 10:29:00 AM
Photoshop fun: #PhilWasHere, still made par.  Fans took to Twitter, photoshopping Lefty in outrageous spots, using #PhilWasHere.
  8/24/2014 10:00:00 PM
Mahan ends drought with Barclays victory. About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses.
  8/22/2014 5:03:00 PM
Grill Room: Vegas trivia trouble, Ice Bucket fails.  This week’s Grill Room episode includes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy joining Jimmy Fallon, trivia from the Vegas strip and Ice Bucket Challenge fails.
  8/22/2014 5:01:00 PM
Mickelson hits flop shot from hospitality area.  Leave it to Phil Mickelson. After hitting a wild tee shot on the 276-yard par-4 fifth hole at Ridgewood Country Club, Mickelson found his ball on the carpet of a spectator hospitality area.
  8/22/2014 3:30:00 PM
Tiger Woods talks about his ’old school’ approach to golf equipment at Nike even. Tiger Woods on new Nike irons and old persimmon woods in surprise NYC Q&A.
  8/22/2014 3:10:00 PM
David Feherty: "I guess the idiots at the USGA don’t consider [Jack Nicklaus] en. David Feherty was as candid as ever in a recent interview in Men’s Journal. When the subject of how golf can stay relevant with young people, the CBS on-course reporter didn’t hold back his opinion...
  8/22/2014 2:42:00 PM
Conservative radio talker says Obama ’hooked on golf’ like drug addict. 
  8/22/2014 2:20:00 PM
Explainer: The varying reactions to President Obama’s golf. If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that President Barack Obama has been under fire recently for what his critics say is too much golf. We’ll let the left-right politics sites debate whether that’s...
  8/21/2014 5:56:00 PM
VIDEO: Who needs Holly Sonders?. 
  8/21/2014 4:03:00 PM
Weird golf news of the week: Iowa man gets really creative with golf balls. Ever wonder what people who live on golf courses do with all the balls that get hit into their backyards? Well, you probably wouldn’t guess what one Iowa man did. Related: How Tiger’s swing...
  8/21/2014 2:50:00 PM
Tiger to Rory: "I’m not going to let you win a green jacket next year". The back-and-forth commercial. The joint appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon. The dual Ice Bucket Challenge. Tiger Woods has grown close to Rory McIlroy in recent years, but that doesn’t mean the 14-time...
  8/21/2014 11:24:00 AM - By Leila Mackie
Philadelphia Section PGA using Little League model to grow Junior Golf. As those of us that play the game already know, golf is very rich in tradition and history. Unfortunately, some of the things that make the game so special are also some of the things that are keeping it from growing.

To non-golfers the game portrays a certain image that makes it difficult to attract new people to the sport. Golf can be a time consuming, difficult sport, with a lot of complicated rules. These are not qualities that appeal to many people when it comes to learning a new hobby. It is important that beginners and juniors view golf as a fun, interactive game they can enjoy with their friends.
  8/20/2014 9:37:00 PM
A visit to our enemy club, and Jimmy’s brilliant idea. Our course was closed for the women’s 18-hole member-guest, so Addison, Rick, Other Gene, and I played a round at our enemy club, on the far side of town. We have a semi-reciprocal arrangement with...
  8/20/2014 8:59:00 PM
Team USA (including a shirtless Bubba for some reason) the latest to accept the . After being called out by captain Tom Watson on Tuesday, seven members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday. Here’s the video, courtesy of the (WARNING: the...
  8/20/2014 4:05:00 PM
What I wish I said on Fox Business. Yesterday I received the honor of appearing on Fox Business Network’s Varney&Co, where I was interviewed by Stuart Varney for two minutes and 36 seconds.Despite the comfy black car the studio sent, I was flustered...
  8/19/2014 1:16:00 PM
PGA Section Billy Stewart wins Pro-Am for Wishes. 
  8/19/2014 11:56:00 AM
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were on The Tonight Show, and people on Twitter tho. In case you missed it, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy appeared Monday on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, and good fun was had by all. Tiger was Jimmy’s coach as he took on Rory...
  8/18/2014 7:00:00 PM
Swedish man gets hit in the head with a golf ball. The size of the welt on his h. We’ve all been there -- walking or standing peacefully on a beautiful golf course when the shrill of the word "fore" from a neighboring group sends us running frantically in the opposite direction.But, sometimes, you...
  8/18/2014 4:21:00 PM
Joe Ogilvie retires from PGA Tour, starts new chapter in life. 
  8/18/2014 3:06:00 PM
Lisa DiLisio wins PA Women’s Amateur. 
  8/18/2014 2:00:00 PM
Arnold Palmer undergoes pacemaker surgery. Golf legend Arnold Palmer had successful pacemaker implant surgery Monday to correct an abnormal heartbeat.
  8/18/2014 9:12:00 AM
Tour Confidential: Are Team USA’s Ryder Cup chances better without Tiger? Plus, . Without Tiger Woods, does the United States have a better or worse chance at the Ryder Cup next month? Plus, the return of the Spider-Man Camilo Villegas, wearing shorts on the PGA Tour and a last look at the controversial end of the PGA Championship.
  8/18/2014 9:07:00 AM
Yang completes improbable journey to U.S. Am title.  With a victory over Corey Conners, little-known Gunn Yang completed his improbable journey to the U.S. Amateur title.
  8/18/2014 9:07:00 AM
Duval (MC) not quite ready to leave PGA Tour.  Eight months ago, David Duval declared 2014 would be his last hurrah, but he isn’t quite ready to put the clubs away.
  8/18/2014 4:00:00 AM
Intolerable Cruelty at the Wyndham. Everybody was playing for something -- in some cases their livelihoods -- in the final event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour regular season
  8/16/2014 8:11:00 PM
Six days later, player disqualified from PGA. PGA Tour player Cameron Tringale was disqualified from last week’s PGA Championship after alerting officials that he felt a scorecard error had occurred during the final round.
  8/15/2014 11:44:00 AM
Woods made the right call to say no to Ryder Cup.  For any number of reasons, Tiger Woods’ decision to withdraw from consideration as a Ryder Cup captain’s pick was correct.
  8/15/2014 11:44:00 AM
Adidas closes Adams HQ, cuts 15 percent of golf staff.  The Adidas Group has said in a statement that it has closed its Adams Golf headquarters in Texas and has consolidated the business into TaylorMade’s California headquarters in Carlsbad.
  8/15/2014 9:05:00 AM
What happens to golf after Tiger?. That, of course, is the $64,000 question -- or is it $76 billion?

Matt Brennan of Deadspon makes an exhaustive effort to come up with some answers. His conclusion is that the popularity and success of golf are tied to the economy as a whole, not Tiger Woods.

Economics are important, and upswings or downturns in three key sectors— employment, home values, and investment portfolios—are an indicator of golf’s success, writes Brennan

He then quotes Rand Jerris of the USGA: "Here’s what we know from 100 years of data about golf. The only real metric that matters in determining participation in the game is household income.
  8/14/2014 5:00:00 PM
Golfers refuse to testify about on-course fight; charges dropped. 
  8/14/2014 8:52:00 AM - By Oakmont, U.S. Open
Oakmont begins preparations for 2016 U.S. Open. 
  8/14/2014 12:42:00 AM
Pillar captures PA Open in playoff. 
  8/14/2014 12:35:00 AM
Cribs: You can rent Rory's former Ireland pad.  If you’re planning your next buddies golf getaway, Rory McIlroy’s former crib is for rent.
  8/14/2014 12:30:00 AM
Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at PGA players in Superlatives segment. Jimmy Fallon is back at it with his Tonight Show Superlatives segment. August 11th’s targets? Players in the 2014 PGA Championship.
  8/13/2014 11:47:00 PM
Tiger Woods takes himself out of Ryder Cup consideration. An ailing Tiger Woods has spared U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson the difficult choice of whether to select him, by announcing Wednesday that he is withdrawing from consideration, the PGA of America announced.(Getty Images...
  8/13/2014 3:45:00 PM
Toll Bros. proposed purchase of 52 acres of Philmont CC off. 
  8/12/2014 10:00:00 PM
Hargrove maintains lead in PA Open. 
  8/12/2014 8:51:00 PM - By Temple Sports Info
U.S. Amateur: Temple’s Teesdale advances to match play. 
  8/12/2014 5:51:00 PM - By Temple Sports Info
U.S. Amateur: Temple’s Matthews and Teesdale in hunt after day 1. 
  8/12/2014 5:46:00 PM
U.S. Amateur: Live scoring. 
  8/12/2014 3:16:00 PM
Jimmy Fallon’s PGA Championship Superlatives might’ve been the talk show bit of . By Stephen Hennessey Jimmy Fallon clearly gets golf. He shared some interesting insights into growing the game with us in our June cover package for Golf Digest. Now the Tonight Show host has unveiled what...
  8/12/2014 1:05:00 PM
Robin Williams on golf and golfers on Robin Williams. By John StregeThere is no evidence of a connection to golf other than the profanely humorous bit that Robin Williams did on the game (see below). But golfers (and virtually everyone else who enjoyed his...
  8/12/2014 10:08:00 AM - By Robin Williams
R.I.P. Robin Williams: Full video of his standup routine on golf. 
  8/11/2014 10:09:00 PM
Sheftic, Hargrove share lead in PA Open. 
  8/11/2014 11:55:00 AM
Tour Confidential: Rory McIlroy’s killer instinct at PGA, more Phil Mickelson dr. Rory McIlroy has always had game, but he showed his grit and guts at the PGA Championship. Our roundtable on McIlroy’s resilience, Phil Mickelson’s surprise run, and whether we’ve seen Tiger Woods’ last major victory.
  8/11/2014 8:39:00 AM
Watson: Ryder Cup decision in Tiger’s hands. Despite his recent poor form and injuries, Tiger Woods is not being ruled out for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. In fact, captain Tom Watson said Monday morning that a lot of that decision will come down to Woods.
  8/11/2014 2:42:00 AM
Rory McIlroy changes the conversation with his fourth major. By Matthew Rudy LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rory McIlroy won his first three majors in what amounted to parade laps -- smashing them by a combined 18 shots. Like a boxer who built a perfect record...
  8/11/2014 1:42:00 AM
What happened on the 18th hole was crazy, and people on Twitter weren’t too happ. By Luke Kerr-Dineen Here’s how it went: Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler were in the 18th fairway, and it was getting really dark. With Phil and Rickie’s tentative blessing, the PGA of America allowed...
  8/11/2014 1:09:00 AM
Rory McIlroy catches Wanamaker Trophy after winning PGA Championship [Video]. Rory McIlroy won the 96th PGA Championship late Sunday evening, but PGA of America president Ted Bishop made him do a little extra work to secure the Wanamaker Trophy.
  8/10/2014 9:09:00 AM
Why was Tiger a mess at Valhalla? It all comes down to tempo. Why was Tiger a mess at the PGA Championship? It all comes down to tempo.
  8/9/2014 11:58:00 PM
Who is Bernd Wiesberger and why is he gate crashing this PGA?. By Geoff ShackelfordLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The ancient twitterer (a.k.a. Dan Jenkins) can be counted to closely monitor Low Nightmare on a major championship leader board, a term he affectionately awards to the most unknown...
  8/9/2014 7:46:00 PM
Bubba Watson meets one of his harshest critics -- and thanks him. By Dave Kindred LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On the day after, Bubba Watson thanked all the critics of his whining-in-the-rain, profanity-punctuated behavior during Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship. Kindred: Why does Bubba rub...
  8/9/2014 7:10:00 PM
How Tiger Woods cost gamblers a LOT of money at the PGA Championship. By Alex Myers A day after Tiger Woods limped his way to a missed cut at the PGA Championship, it seems silly that anyone would have bet on the 14-time major winner at Valhalla....
  8/9/2014 3:07:00 PM
Azinger on Tiger: ’It’s difficult to watch Vincent van Gogh paint by the numbers. By John Strege Paul Azinger, an ESPN golf hand, paid a visit to Golf Channel’s set at the PGA Championship Saturday morning and provided some pointed and passionate analysis of Tiger Woods. “He was probably...
  8/9/2014 8:06:00 AM
Former Valley Forge GC slated for retail development. 
  8/9/2014 12:33:00 AM
In missing cut at Valhalla, Tiger Woods heads into an uncertain offseason. By Dave ShedloskiLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Tiger Woods’ reward for attempting to compete in the year’s final major championship was an inglorious amalgamation of pain, frustration and a future filled with doubt. Five days after withdrawing from the...
  8/8/2014 11:34:00 PM
Colin Montgomerie says ’it’s good to be back’ as he marks his return to a golf m. 
  8/8/2014 9:47:00 PM
Rory McIlroy is in full control of his game, and this PGA. By Matthew RudyLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The 2014 version of Rory McIlroy is doing more than filling out his shirt. Even when you compare this McIlory to the one that reached No. 1 in the world in...
  8/8/2014 9:41:00 PM
Why does Bubba Watson rub people the wrong way? The list keeps getting longer. By Dave Kindred LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The fullest and truest measure of Rory McIlroy’s serenity in this time of his ascendance is that he walked five hours in the company of Bubba Watson and...
  8/8/2014 9:02:00 PM
Playing in the rain stinks. Here are seven reasons why. By Sam WeinmanLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- As Bubba Watson sulked his way through the rain on Friday, evoking all sorts of "suck it up" sentiments on social media, it was perhaps lost that golf in...
  8/8/2014 8:59:00 PM
’What are you doing,’ Tiger, ’why are you playing?’. By John Strege Two holes on Friday were a microcosm of Tiger Woods’ season, a combination of poor golf and pain that seemed to confirm what many thought at the outset of the PGA Championship....
  8/8/2014 5:27:00 PM
Tiger Woods’ launch angle stats, compared to other pros who swing at the same sp. By Luke Kerr-Dineen In case you missed it, Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo had a wonderfully wonky -- but slightly intense -- debate on Golf Channel Thursday night. The two analysts spent almost 10 minutes...
  8/8/2014 5:11:00 PM
Pained Tiger misses cut at PGA Championship. Tiger Woods missed the cut at a major for only the fourth time in his career, finishing Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship at 6-over-par on Friday.
  8/8/2014 10:01:00 AM
GAP: Philly Cricket’s Cole Berman hoists Patterson Cup trophy . 
  8/8/2014 10:01:00 AM
Report: Gretzky tells DJ to clean up before wedding.  Just one day after Tim Rosaforte reported Dustin Johnson was playing golf and hanging with the Gretzky family in Northern Idaho, a report suggests that things weren’t always so copacetic between Johnson and the head of the Gretzky family.
  8/8/2014 9:20:00 AM
PGA Championship: Dave McNabb’s card card in Round 2. 
  8/8/2014 2:34:00 AM
Must see TV: Chamblee, Nobilo spirited debate about Tiger Woods’ issues. By John Strege What’s wrong with Tiger Woods? It’s open to debate, and Golf Channel colleagues Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo had a spirited one on that issue Thursday evening. Golf Digest’s Guy Yocom tweeted...
  8/7/2014 8:58:00 PM
Rory recovers from double, is 1 off PGA lead. A rare mistake led to a double bogey for Rory McIlroy, but it hardly slowed him down during the first round of the PGA Championship.
  8/7/2014 6:44:00 PM
What should Tiger Woods do to fix his swing? We ask top teachers to weigh in. By Matthew Rudy Tiger Woods -- and by extension, Sean Foley -- has a complicated problem. How does Woods recover from a major back injury and build a swing that will not only keep...
  8/7/2014 4:29:00 PM
Alternate No. 93 Flesch almost makes PGA. Steve Flesch nearly made PGA Championship history on Thursday, but came up just a sore neck, injured ankle or pulled muscle short.
  8/6/2014 10:42:00 AM
PGA to bump up major for ’16 Olympics. The PGA Championship will shift to late July instead of its usual early August start in 2016 as golf prepares to return to the Summer Olympics.
  8/6/2014 10:20:00 AM
Tiger arrives at Valhalla; status still up in air. Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla Golf Club, site of the PGA Championship, on Wednesday afternoon for a practice round that might determine whether he can play in the year’s final major.
  8/6/2014 8:33:00 AM
Robin McCool wins PA Senior Am. 
  8/5/2014 11:08:00 PM
Bubba Watson rips PGA Long Drive competition after refusing to participate. Bubba Watson, who averages 314.8 yards off the tee, said over the the weekend that he would not participate, and so he opted to hit iron off Valhalla's 595-yard par-5 10th tee where the competition was being held because he said the contest "rubbed [him] the wrong way."
  8/5/2014 7:28:00 PM
If you want to know how Jason Dufner eats a tuna melt, you should probably watch. By Luke Kerr-Dineen Jason Dufner does a lot of things well -- like hitting really straight drives and waggling. And now, he’s sharing some of that wisdom so you can do those things, too.In a spoof...
  8/5/2014 4:28:00 PM
A reversible golf course? Tom Doak’s plan for Forest Dunes . By Peter Finch When Lew Thompson began contemplating a second 18 holes at Forest Dunes Golf Club, the much-loved course he owns in northern Michigan, the Arkansas trucking executive made one thing clear: The...
  8/5/2014 10:55:00 AM
PGA Section: Billy Stewart wins PGA Assistant Championship. 
  8/5/2014 7:12:00 AM
Club Pros Couldn’t Care Less About Chasing Tiger. Brian Norman can be excused for not getting all worked up over whether Tiger Woods plays in the PGA Championship.
  8/4/2014 11:19:00 PM
Golf Resorts Change Course to Attract Younger Generation. As golfers age and young adults generally shun the game, resorts are trying to win them over by adding speakers to golf carts and Wi-Fi access, building high-tech training centers and putting courses.
  8/4/2014 9:59:00 PM
Rules dispute on PA golf course send two to emergency room. 
  8/4/2014 8:59:00 PM
ESPN made a documentary about Jan Stephenson’s fantastically bizarre golf career. By Luke Kerr-Dineen In 1973, a 23-year-old Jan Stephenson waltzed onto the LPGA Tour and began one of the most polarizing careers the game has ever known.The Australian-born Stephenson with her long, curly blond hair soon...
  8/4/2014 4:15:00 PM
PGA Tour caddie quits in mid-round, replaced by woman in dress, flip-flops. By John Strege It generally is not news, given the frequency with which it happens, when a tour player fires a caddie. But when a caddie quits on a tour player? And in mid-round? Now...
  8/4/2014 2:50:00 PM
Video: PGA-bound Dave McNabb interviewed on Inside Golf. 
  8/4/2014 1:11:00 PM
Missing Links: Tim Finchem taken to task, and the PGA Championship, ’the runt of. By John Strege Stories of interest you might have missed? “This is a sport that loves to talk, often incessantly, about its honor and its adherence to the rules, and how players routinely call penalties...
  8/4/2014 12:36:00 PM
Tour Confidential: What’s next for Tiger Woods? Plus, Rory McIlroy’s hot streak . Three months after surgery, Tiger Woods reinjured his back at the Bridgestone. Our roundtable on what’s next for Tiger, Rory McIlroy’s hot streak, PGA Championship picks, and the PGA Tour’s drug policy.
  8/4/2014 12:34:00 PM
Captain Watson: 'This doesn't bode well' for Woods.  There was no shortage of interested observers on Sunday as Tiger Woods set out to play the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone, including U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson.
  8/4/2014 12:34:00 PM
Tiger's caddie at Valhalla; Tiger's status TBD.  Tiger Woods’ caddie was at Valhalla Monday, but Woods’ status is still TBD.
  8/4/2014 11:46:00 AM
Applebrook pro Dave McNabb headed to 2nd straight PGA Championship. 
  8/3/2014 8:35:00 PM
Sergio Garcia knocked a diamond out of a woman’s engagement ring. No, really.. By Alex Myers A couple hours after Tiger Woods pulled out of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Sergio Garcia hit a shot that nearly caused a totally different type of withdrawal. One that involves an ATM,...
  8/3/2014 5:41:00 PM
R.I.P. Alice Gray, 90, leading Philadelphia-area golfer. 
  8/3/2014 2:15:00 PM
Tiger (back) WDs from WGC-Bridgestone. 
  8/2/2014 5:41:00 PM
Leery Golfers Have a Policy for Trophies Not Yet Won: Hands Off. Many players on tour share a superstition when it comes to handling their sport’s most coveted prizes.
  8/1/2014 9:24:00 PM
Update: PGA Tour denies Dustin Johnson suspension; players express concern for h. By Dave Shedloski AKRON, Ohio -- News of Dustin Johnson’s leave of absence from the PGA Tour sent ripples through the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for a second straight day.  On Thursday Johnson announced...
  8/1/2014 6:45:00 PM
With its satellite TV debut less than two months away, Back9Network founder Jami. By Peter Finch Back9Network founder and CEO Jamie Bosworth, who landed $5 million in state loans and grants to build a studio and hire workers in Connecticut, won’t be among those employees any longer....
  8/1/2014 6:03:00 PM
Harig: PGA Tour’s integrity questioned. The PGA Tour’s lack of transparency forces all of those involved in the disciplinary process to perpetuate lies throughout the system of adjudication, writes’s Bob Harig.
  8/1/2014 11:12:00 AM
Video of Philadlphia Cricket Club restoration. 
Dustin Johnson suspended from PGA Tour after positive test for cocaine. PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson tested positive for cocaine  - his third failed drug test - and has been suspended from the Tour for six months, can exclusively reveal.
  7/31/2014 6:48:00 PM
Fox Sports adds Brad Faxon, David Fay to its golf broadcast team. By John Strege Fox Sports continued to build its golf broadcast team with the addition of Brad Faxon as a studio analyst and hole announcer and former USGA Executive Director David Fay as its rules...
  7/31/2014 5:58:00 PM
A reason David Feherty rooting for U.S. in Ryder Cup: ’When I say that, it pisse. By John Strege There are many reasons to appreciate professional golfer turned CBS golf analyst David Feherty, among them his inherent irreverence. It surfaced again in an interview with Los Angeles Times’ columnist Bill Dwyre....
  7/31/2014 5:51:00 PM
Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf due to ’personal challenges’. 

Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for what he said were "personal challenges."

While the statement he released through his management company offered no details, Johnson would not be at the PGA Championship next week at Valhalla Golf Club and could miss the Ryder Cup.

  7/31/2014 11:45:00 AM
Bids for Rory McIlroy’s British Open-winning ball exceed US$5,500 with 11 days s. 
  7/31/2014 2:36:00 AM
Charles Barkley on Tiger Woods: We’re not friends anymore. 
  7/31/2014 2:13:00 AM - By Sawin
Merion’s John Sawin win’s Pennsylvania Amateur at Oakmont. 
  7/30/2014 11:21:00 AM
McCoy prepares to defend U.S. Mid-Am at Saucon Valley CC. 
  7/30/2014 11:19:00 AM
Paukovits wins Lehigh Valley Open. 
  7/30/2014 10:15:00 AM
Has golf’s demise been greatly exaggerated?. Have you heard the rumor about the golf industry dying?

In Golf Digest, Mike Stachura writes that things might be better than you think:

Contrary to popular belief, there are positive stories in equipment sales, rounds played, and even employment opportunities. The professional game might be on better financial footing than any other individual sport, and maybe most important, the game’s leaders have embraced the idea of growing the game in its most important way: young people.
  7/29/2014 10:30:00 PM
Sorry, Tiger Woods, Tim Finchem isn’t inclined to give you special treatment. By Sam Weinman The No. 125 ranked player in the FedEx Cup points standing right now is Charlie Beljan. That’s worth noting because somewhere in the secret PGA Tour commissioner’s handbook there is probably a clause...
  7/29/2014 6:46:00 PM
Rory McIlroy’s house in Florida looks amazing. By Luke Kerr-Dineen There aren’t many professions where a 25-year-old -- no matter how good he is at what he does -- can afford to buy a multi-million dollar mansion. Golf happens to be...
  7/29/2014 5:44:00 PM
Faldo: 15th major would be Tiger's 'greatest achievement'.  Forget the U.S. Open victory by 15 shots, or the career grand slam by the age of 24, or the Tiger Slam. Nick Faldo says the greatest accomplishment of Woods’ career would be a 15th major title.
  7/29/2014 3:01:00 PM - By T.L. Golf Services
Montco Junior Am: Michael Reed-Price wins. 
  7/29/2014 2:52:00 PM - By TL Golf Services
Montco Am: The champ is Jalen Griffin. 
  7/29/2014 2:29:00 PM
Tour Confidential: Rory McIlroy’s SI Cover, Should Tiger Make the Ryder Cup Team. Rory McIlroy was the first golfer not named Tiger to make the cover of SI in more than three years. So where does golf stand in the American sports scene? Plus, does Tiger deserve a Ryder Cup spot and who will win the PGA's long-drive contest?
  7/29/2014 2:28:00 PM
Woods readies for important two-week stretch.  If Tiger Woods is going to make the playoffs or the Ryder Cup team, he’ll have to get it rolling in the next couple weeks.
  7/29/2014 2:26:00 PM
PA Am: Nelson Hargrove leads after first round. 
  7/28/2014 3:54:00 PM
Why is Tiger Woods always among the betting favorites, even when he’s not the ac. By Luke Kerr-Dineen A lot of people really love Tiger Woods. They love him more than other tour pros, and at times, they seem to love him more than their own money.In my item...
  7/26/2014 2:59:00 PM
Bandon’s Mike Keiser keeps building golf courses when others are shutting them d. By Peter Finch Like a lot of people I know, I got home from a recent trip to Oregon’s Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and immediately began dreaming about my next visit. Developer Mike Keiser...
  7/26/2014 1:24:00 PM
An app that can track your stats like you’re on the PGA Tour. By Stephen Hennessey The interest in stats and their application in golf is bigger than ever. Arccos -- a game-improvement app with technology developed by Callaway -- offers real-time, automatic stat-tracking on your smartphone....
  7/26/2014 11:43:00 AM
DELCO golf notes. 
  7/26/2014 11:41:00 AM
USGA’s Mike Davis: The game of golf isn’t broken. 
  7/25/2014 7:15:00 PM
Michigan man allegedly impersonates a golf pro, runs up $16,000 tab at posh reso. By Sam WeinmanThe concept of seeking a "comp" at a golf resort isn’t a new one. Free range balls, perhaps. Or if you’ve got the right connections, maybe even an entire round. A Michigan man recently took...
  7/25/2014 2:29:00 PM
The New Yorker just unlocked its archive. Here’s why that’s good for golfers. By Luke Kerr-Dineen The New Yorker announced earlier this week that it was giving the public free access on its website for all of its archived articles published since 2007. What does that have...
  7/24/2014 4:48:00 PM
ESPN anchor faced with one of life’s most difficult questions. By Sam WeinmanThe bad news for Jay Harris is he now can’t remain an amateur."I can’t?" the ESPN SportsCenter anchor replied. "Aww man!"For an 18 handicapper confined by Connecticut winters, consider this a good problem to...
  7/24/2014 4:06:00 PM
Nicklaus: Couldn’t imagine Ryder Cup team without Woods.  Two-time U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jack Nicklaus told reporters on Thursday during a PGA of America conference call that Tiger Woods’ status for this year’s matches is up to the world No. 1.
  7/24/2014 4:06:00 PM
Must-see video: Colbert riff on Rory, Caroline.  Stephen Colbert did a two-minute riff on formerly engaged Rory McIlroy (Open Championship) and Caroline Wozniacki (Istanbul Cup) both winning titles on the same day last week.
  7/24/2014 4:05:00 PM
Tiger Woods breaks ground on Bluejack National Golf Club outside Houston. Tiger Woods’ tournament results are a work in progress, but his design career is red hot. Tiger Woods Design and Beacon Land Development broke ground this past week on Woods’ latest venture into golf course architecture, the private Bluejack National Golf Club in Montgomery, Tex., outside of Houston.
  7/24/2014 3:54:00 PM
7 reasons why you should enjoy Tiger Woods while you can. By Bob Carney Enjoy the PGA Championship. Enjoy Tiger, the greatest or second-greatest player ever, depending how you judge it. Enjoy even this recovery-room version of Tiger. As Brandel Chamblee said this week: "There...
  7/24/2014 9:07:00 AM
Latest Pete Dye, Herb Kohler project draws vocal opposition in Wisconsin. In late March, we reported that serious golf fans were salivating at the prospect of a new Pete Dye/Herb Kohler Wisconsin collaboration along Lake Michigan near the Town of Wilson. Four months later, the reaction of local residents and environmentalists is somewhat different.
  7/24/2014 9:07:00 AM
British Open final-round ratings slide to lowest level in ESPN’s tenure. Rory McIlroy might still be on a high from handily claiming the Claret Jug last weekend, but ESPN’s ratings sure aren’t. The 2014 Open Championship served ESPN its worst Open ratings since they took over the Open rights in 2009: down 28% from 2013’s final round, or about 3.1 million viewers.
  7/24/2014 9:07:00 AM
Lydia Ko, 17, becomes LPGA’s youngest millionaire. Lydia Ko becomes LPGA's youngest millionaire
  7/24/2014 9:00:00 AM
Lehigh Valley amateurs gearing up for two major tournaments. 
  7/24/2014 8:59:00 AM
13th Montco Am is this weekend. 
  7/24/2014 8:57:00 AM
GAP: Temple’s Teesdale keeps Phila Open title in Owls family . 
  7/23/2014 1:31:00 PM
Golf World goes all digital. By StaffAs part of the new strategic vision for Golf Digest and Golf World that began this spring with the introduction of the Golf Digest video channel, the relaunch of and the redesign...
  7/23/2014 10:43:00 AM
Oldest golf magazine in country goes all digital. Golf World, the oldest golf magazine in America, published its final print edition this week before switching entirely to a digital delivery.
  7/22/2014 3:17:00 PM
GAP: Applebrook GC to host 110th Philadelphia Open Championship. 
  7/22/2014 2:36:00 PM
Applebrook GC pro Dave McNabb prepares for PGA Championship. 
  7/22/2014 1:35:00 PM
Dick’s Sporting Goods fires in-store golf pros. Faced with a decline in the golf equipment industry, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products, fired all the PGA professionals that it employed in the golf sections of its more than 560 stores.
  7/22/2014 8:40:00 AM
9-hole muni in Waynesboro will close unless new management is found. 
  7/21/2014 11:25:00 AM
Tiger Woods to Tom Watson: Pick me for the Ryder Cup team!. Tiger to Tom Watson: Pick me for Ryder Cup
  7/21/2014 11:25:00 AM
Phil Mickelson says he might not deserve Ryder Cup pick. Mickelson says he might not deserve Ryder pick
  7/21/2014 11:23:00 AM
Quotes of the Week: July 20, 2014.  From another disappointing major week for Tiger Woods to Rory McIlroy’s third major romp, enjoy this British Open edition of Quotes of the Week.
  7/21/2014 11:23:00 AM
First tee announcer Robson could make '15 Open his last.  For 40 years Ivor Robson has been the voice that moved the Open Championship.
  7/20/2014 7:44:00 PM
Faced with questions on Sunday, Rory McIlroy provided all the right answers. By John HugganHOYLAKE, England -- Three down, one to go. In the eight decades that have passed since the evolution of the Masters Tournament, only five men have so far annexed all of golf’s four...
  7/20/2014 4:57:00 PM
Rory McIlroy holds off Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler to win the British Open and . Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 71 at Royal Liverpool on Sunday, holding off Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler to capture the Claret Jug and the third leg of the career Grand Slam in wire-to-wire fashion.
  7/20/2014 4:57:00 PM
Yes, Gerry McIlroy might cash a bigger British Open check than Tiger Woods. Gerry McIlroy's belief in his son Rory McIlroy's ability to win the British Open before the age of 26 could net him more than $340,000 - a check even larger than the one Tiger Woods will likely cash this week.
  7/20/2014 2:01:00 PM
McIlroy completes wire-to-wire win at Open. Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy.
  7/20/2014 1:54:00 PM
After a frustrating week at Hoylake, many questions remain for Tiger Woods. By Dave Shedloski HOYLAKE, England -- His mood was light, he smiled easily, and he exchanged a couple of palm slaps with playing partner Jason Dufner. Tiger Woods appeared to be enjoying his Sunday...
  7/20/2014 1:45:00 PM
McIlroy Wins The Open Championship. Visit for the complete story.
  7/20/2014 11:55:00 AM
Dad’s 10-Year Wager Will Come Off if McIlroy Wins Open. Rory McIlroy will pick up a first prize of 975,000 pounds ($1.67 million) if he wins the British Open later on Sunday and his father Gerry also stands to pocket 50,000 pounds on a 10-year-old wager.
  7/19/2014 10:33:00 PM
On Golf: British Open 2014: Golfers Taught by Butch Harmon Dominate Leaderboard. Players who work with Butch Harmon, who has instructed Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, have fared especially well in the major tournaments of 2014.
  7/19/2014 6:27:00 PM
For Globe-Trotting Golfers, Mishandled Clubs Are an Occupational Hazard. For golfers, whose success is predicated on acting only after a careful consideration of the odds, there is no greater leap of faith than entrusting their golf bags to a network of strangers.
  7/19/2014 5:15:00 PM
On brink of history, McIlroy leaves his opponents humbled and with little hope. By John HugganHOYLAKE, England -- From two-tee start through (a brief) three-man race to one-man show: That was the third round of the 143rd Open Championship. With a brace of eagles and a birdie over the...
  7/18/2014 8:29:00 PM
Rory McIlroy puts pheasant drama behind him with six birdies moving him four sho. 
  7/18/2014 7:59:00 PM
It’s quite simple, really: When Rory’s driver is on, he’s ’unstoppable’. By John HugganHOYLAKE, England -- It is 1973 and Jack Nicklaus is home alone watching television. On the box is the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of American horse racing’s “Triple Crown.” Nicklaus has...
  7/18/2014 6:39:00 PM
What’s wrong with Tiger? Azinger, Strange offer theories. By John Strege Tiger Woods is always going to invite analysis, however he’s playing and he played poorly in the second round of the British Open on Friday. It led to an interesting exchange between...
  7/18/2014 6:16:00 PM
Forget trophies, poor kid Jason Day always wanted to play for money. 
  7/18/2014 5:59:00 PM
Ben Crane traveled to England as an alternate and didn’t get in the British Open. Ben Crane made the most of his Open trip even though he didn't make it into the field.
  7/18/2014 5:41:00 PM
Tom Watson extends his own record of being the oldest man to make the British Op. The 64-year-old Watson extended his record of being the oldest man to make the cut at the game's oldest major when he shot a 1-over 73 on Friday. That gave him at 2-over 146.
  7/18/2014 2:15:00 PM
Tiger barely makes Open cut, struggles to 77. The day began with visions of Tiger Woods contending on the weekend to win the Claret Jug. It ended with him needing to hole a 6-footer for birdie just to make the cut.

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