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  4/24/2015 1:32:00 PM
Ron Jaworski Golf acquires sixth course, Downingtown Country Club. The growing empire that is Ron Jaworski Golf continues to acquire more courses, firmly establishing itself as one of the major players in the industry regional.

Today, the former Eagles quarterback announced that he and several business partners have purchased Downingtown CC, a George Fazio design, raising Jaworski Golf’s stable of area courses to six.
  4/23/2015 8:29:00 PM
Was Nick Faldo really joking when he said he openly roots against Tiger Woods an. On Wednesday, Nick Faldo attended a fundraiser in Ohio with Jack Nicklaus. This shouldn’t have been newsworthy, but comments the six-time major champ made in regard to rooting against a couple of today’s stars drew...
  4/22/2015 6:31:00 PM
Morgan Hill GC in Lehigh Valley has new owners. 
  4/21/2015 6:49:00 PM
How more golf in D.C. can improve the relationship between Republicans and Democ. Every time President Obama picks up a golf club, someone has a comment about how he’s wasting time he should be spending focused on his day job. This obviously upsets all of us here at...
  4/21/2015 6:27:00 PM
Locals Gil Hanse and Buddy Marucci join Fox Sports USGA broadcast team . FOX Sports announced tonight that noted golf course architect Gil Hanse (photo) and former Walker Cup captain Buddy Marucci, both Philadelphia-area residents, will join the on-air broadcast team when the network airs its first U.S. Open in June.

Here is the full announcement from Fox:


Familiar FOX Sports Personalities Tim Brando, Charles Davis, Joel Klatt, Robert Lusetich and Curt Menefee Also Added Natalie Gulbis, Gil Hanse, Buddy Marucci, Scott McCarron, Morgan Pressel and Tom Weiskopf Headline Additions
McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links. When it opened in 2002, McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best new courses in the country.

Thirteen years later, McCullough’s, which is owned by the township, is still going strong and still turning heads. Windswept and largely wide-open, McCullough’s likes to bill itself as a "taste of the British Isles at the Jersey Shore."
  4/20/2015 3:58:00 PM
Q & A with Pennsylvania’s Betsy King in Arizona Golf Insider mag . 
  4/20/2015 2:05:00 PM
Hoffman gets major confidence boost from Masters.  Following his best finish in a major championship last week at the Masters Charley Hoffman arrived at the RBC Heritage with renewed confidence for the remainder of the year’s Grand Slam events.
  4/20/2015 11:55:00 AM
Jordan Spieth ’was one of those kids that would stay and help clean up in the ca. Stories of interest you might have missed... Would this surprise anyone about Jordan Spieth? “Jordan was always respectful to staff and students alike,” Colette Corbin of Jesuit Dallas’ Student Services Department said recalling Spieth in...
  4/19/2015 7:20:00 PM
Jim Furyk rewrites the Sunday script and burnishes Hall of Fame credentials. It has been exhausting, sans a shot of 5-Hour Energy for which he used to shill relentlessly, watching Jim Furyk in recent years. Too often he reminded us how good he is, not how great...
  4/19/2015 12:56:00 AM
China cracks down on golf --’sport for millionaires’. 
  4/18/2015 7:14:00 PM
Cowboys fan Spieth makes second living off Romo.  Jordan Spieth already earns a healthy living, but he’s also won plenty of cash from Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
  4/17/2015 8:51:00 PM
Is golf being unfairly targeted in California in wake of governor’s order to cur. Golf courses seem to be bearing the brunt of public opprobrium in California in the wake of Governor Jerry Brown’s recent executive order to reduce water consumption in the drought-stricken state. “We have kind of...
  4/17/2015 1:32:00 PM
Cheer up! You’re probably having a much better day than this guy. Thursday should have been a great day for one golf fan attending the LPGA Lotte Championship. There’s not much better than walking around a beautiful Hawaii golf course, drinking a beer and enjoying watching some...
  4/15/2015 11:26:00 AM
Union League GC at Torresdale taps Merion 1st Assistant as Director of Golf. 
  4/15/2015 9:16:00 AM
Tiger’s Masters was a smashing success. 
  4/15/2015 9:03:00 AM
Does Spieth think he's Rory's rival? Not so fast....  Have we finally found a rival for world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in Jordan Spieth? The 21-year-old says not so fast.
  4/15/2015 9:03:00 AM
By the numbers: Spieth's historic 79th Masters victory.  Here’s a look at Jordan Spieth’s historic Masters victory by the numbers.
  4/14/2015 8:27:00 PM
Philadelphia area can claim a small piece of Jordan Spite’s green jacket. 
  4/14/2015 3:40:00 PM
Sports Illustrated is big on proclaiming new eras in golf. Look, Golf Digest is in the magazine business, too, so we get it. There’s no reward in hedging. Still, we couldn’t help but notice how Sports Illustrated likes to declare the beginning of new eras...
  4/14/2015 1:14:00 PM
Read letter Jordan Spieth wrote to family that helped pay his high tuition. 
  4/14/2015 12:43:00 AM
Here’s Jordan Spieth on David Letterman (and pretty much everywhere else in NYC). Jordan Spieth is slated to play in this week’s RBC Heritage. That’s a quick three-hour drive from Augusta, Ga.Not so fast. Before this week’s event, the newly-crowned Masters champ headed to New York City for...
  4/13/2015 8:30:00 PM
’Jordan Spieth’s biggest concern at 21 is that he’s losing some hair’. Jordan Spieth’s poise and maturity and Masters victory belie the fact that, at 21, he basically is still a kid, a point eloquently made by two Golf Channel analysts on Sunday night. Frank Nobilo: “We...
  4/13/2015 3:22:00 PM
Jordan Spieth trades burnt orange for a green jacket with his first Masters titl. The most important round in Jordan Spieth’s young career began with a little perspective from his caddie.
  4/13/2015 2:40:00 PM
The dulcet tones of Jim Nantz attracted more viewers to CBS’ Masters coverage (o. It’s widely known the Masters is the most watched golf event of any year. We base that not just on hard data, but the number of people in the Golf Digest office who say...
  4/13/2015 11:51:00 AM
Philadelphia-area courses on the way to winter recovery. 
  4/13/2015 10:26:00 AM
Why Masters champ hired a former math teacher as his caddie. 
  4/13/2015 10:10:00 AM
Temple’s Brandon Matthews wins third straight tournament, Princeton Invitational. 
  4/13/2015 1:25:00 AM
Tiger Woods’ wrist comment provides a bizarre finish to an eventful week at Augu. What does Tiger think he is, a doctor? This and similar caustic remarks echoed around the pressroom when Tiger explained the tree root situation at the ninth. "There was a little joint that popped...
  4/12/2015 10:52:00 PM
Here’s how much money Jordan Spieth can make as Masters champion. AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The jacket isn’t the only green Jordan Spieth will be taking home from Augusta National. The youngest major championship winner since Tiger Woods in 1997, the 21-year-old Spieth will see his off-course...
  4/12/2015 12:10:00 PM
Masters: A partial list of Augusta National members. 
  4/12/2015 10:42:00 AM
Masters first: Total prize money reaches $10M. Masters first: Total prize money reaches $10M
  4/11/2015 10:11:00 PM
Tiger Woods dropped an F-bomb on live TV, and it was quite awkward. AUGUSTA, Ga. -- There is no more explosive player in golf than Tiger Woods, and no, we’re not talking about his ball-striking.  Instead, we’re talking about Woods’ propensity for the ill-timed F-bomb caught on live...
  4/11/2015 3:30:00 PM
Spieth’s instructor since age 12 knew he had something special. AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jordan Spieth has been coached by Cameron McCormick since age 12. McCormick is a sandy-haired Australian whose post is the Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas. His most famous student is President...
  4/11/2015 10:57:00 AM
Don’t miss the coolest feature on the Masters website. It’s called Track. Here’s how Zack Whittaker explained it on ZDNet: The Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters every year, has dozens of lasers scattered throughout the course. Those lasers kick out a...
  4/11/2015 9:55:00 AM
Jordan Spieth could re-write the record books as he blazes his way round Augusta. 
  4/11/2015 12:09:00 AM
Of Course Ben Crenshaw’s Masters farewell included a totally surreal moment. AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Ben Crenshaw said farewell to Masters competition after 44 years. And because he’s been known to say a thing or two about destiny -- calling a Ryder Cup when his team was...
  4/10/2015 7:40:00 PM
David Duval: Spieth forcing major champions ’to change game plans in second roun. Jordan Spieth, if not the entire story of this Masters to this point, has been 90 percent of it, and yet his final stroke on Friday came six minutes before the Masters telecast began on...
  4/10/2015 6:32:00 AM
Jordan Spieth leads Masters after Day 1 completing best opening round in 19 year. Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.
  4/9/2015 10:03:00 PM
Report: Augusta National files to trademark Nantz phrase, ’A tradition unlike an. Jim Nantz’ trademark phrase in his role as CBS’ anchor on Masters telecasts might actually become a trademark phrase, as it turns out. Augusta National Golf Club in September filed for two trademarks of the...
  4/9/2015 11:20:00 AM
Masters: Don’t fall for the Southern charm on show at Augusta... . 
  4/9/2015 8:14:00 AM
Temple’s Brandon Matthews named conference Golfer of the Week. 
  4/8/2015 6:46:00 PM
A Golf Writer’s Term, Forever: Amen. Ten years after Herbert Warren Wind’s death, few can identify him as the man who introduced “Amen Corner” to the golf lexicon.

In his five decades covering golf for The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated, Wind filed dispatches from the front lines of Arnie’s Army, coaxed a timeless golf instructional book out of Ben Hogan, served as Jack Nicklaus’s literary caddie and wrote “The Story of American Golf,” which is part encyclopedia, part essay and wholly Herbert.

Karen Crouse of the New York Times offers a timely and terrific profile of the most literary of golf writers.
  4/8/2015 5:52:00 PM
Masters: Will any amateur be occupying the Crow’s Nest over the weekend?. AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Not since the 1980s has there been a run of success by amateurs at the Masters that has mirrored what’s taken place of late at Augusta National. The current five-year streak...
  4/8/2015 2:25:00 PM
Masters: Tiger Woods’ odds to win improve. Tiger Woods moved to 25-1 odds to win the 2015 Masters, according to oddsmakers at Westgate Las Vegas on Wednesday.
  4/8/2015 11:03:00 AM
Masters: A brief history of the Masters and why it matters. 
  4/8/2015 12:30:00 AM
’Who is this human being, and what has he done with the real Tiger Woods?’. Stories of interest you might have missed? “A man walks into a press conference two days before the Masters, wearing Tiger Woods’ hat and clothes and looking quite a bit like the tournament’s legendary four-time...
  4/7/2015 10:59:00 PM
Masters: A Return for Tiger, but Not the Eisenhower Tree. Tiger Woods felt right at home at Augusta National, a golf course he has been playing since 1995. He said he is fascinated that the course keeps making subtle changes, and yet it looks as though it hasn’t been touched.
  4/7/2015 7:56:00 PM
Bubba Watson, the good ol’ boy who wouldn’t help himself in a fight | Andy Bull. 
  4/7/2015 7:30:00 PM
Six new things we learned about Tiger Woods on Tuesday. The chipper . . . make that jovial Tiger Woods who arrived in Augusta came armed with all sorts of revelations during his remarkably upbeat press conference. Here are six things we learned about him heading...
  4/7/2015 5:19:00 PM
Masters: Video of Tiger Woods’ press conference. 
  4/7/2015 5:10:00 PM
Masters: 7 juicy parings to watch for . Pairings for the first two days of the 2015 Masters were released on Tuesday. Here’s a quick run-through of the ones to keep your eye on:Group 8, 9:02 a.m. EDT: Patrick Reed, Keegan Bradley, Ian...
  4/7/2015 4:17:00 PM
Bubba Watson addresses unfavorable ESPN player poll: "I’m glad it came out". AUGUSTA, Ga. -- On Monday, ESPN released a player poll that indicated Bubba Watson isn’t very popular among his fellow PGA Tour pros. On Tuesday, the defending Masters champ managed to spin this in a...
  4/7/2015 8:34:00 AM
Masters: Tiger after Augusta practice: ’I could compete’. Tiger after Augusta practice: ’I could compete’
  4/7/2015 12:50:00 AM
Tiger Woods: ’I had to get my game into a spot where I could compete to AUGUSTA, Ga. - He had a short putt for birdie that went all the way off the green. He took numerous chip shots from around the famously slick putting surfaces at Augusta National Golf Club....
  4/6/2015 11:04:00 PM
Peter Alliss says fight for women’s rights in golf has ‘caused mayhem’. 
  4/6/2015 8:13:00 PM
What yips? Tiger Woods arrives at Augusta, puts short game to immediate test. AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For a guy with the yips, Tiger Woods just announced to the world that he’s not afraid to show off his short game. Showing up at Augusta National’s tournament practice area...
  4/6/2015 1:07:00 PM
PGA Tour pros sound off: Bubba Watson the least popular among his peers. Bubba Watson rolled into Magnolia Lane this year once again as the defending champion. What a sweet feeling that must be. On the list of not-so-sweet feelings: If Bubba gets in a fight in the...
  4/6/2015 12:34:00 PM
Masters: Some, but not all, of the Bubba backlash is warranted. 
  4/6/2015 10:57:00 AM
Masters: How a second green jacket changed Bubba Watson. Winning a green jacket changes any golfer’s life. Winning a second one changed Bubba Watson.

When Watson won the 2012 Masters Tournament with an audacious playoff shot out of the trees, the Georgia Bulldog from the Florida panhandle was as awkward draped in the iconic jacket as a country club guest forced to wear a loaner coat into the dining room.

“My friends that came over to the house, I’d say ‘No, you can’t see the jacket,’ ” Watson explained. “ ‘I put it up. Nobody’s seeing it.’ ”

Scott Michaux has the definite look at Bubba in the Augusta Chronicle.
  4/6/2015 10:50:00 AM
Lincicome outlasts Lewis in playoff to win ANA.  Brittany Lincicome won her second ANA title Sunday, outlasting Stacy Lewis in a playoff.
  4/6/2015 10:43:00 AM
Masters: Ranking the field from 1 to 98. 
  4/6/2015 12:59:00 AM
Colin Montgomerie: ’Can [Tiger Woods] win another event ever again?’. Stories of interest you might have missed? “Hey, never mind a Major, can he win another event ever again?” Colin Montgomerie asks in this story by Martin Dempster of the Scotsman. “He will be so...
  4/6/2015 12:43:00 AM
This is the letter Augusta National used to send to people they didn’t want play. Dave Shedloski recounts an interesting story in this week’s Golf World about Billy Casper, and a letter he once received from Augusta National asking him to -- politely -- stop playing in the Masters.Casper hadn’t...
  4/5/2015 11:24:00 PM
Golf’s main event now is Rory McIlroy vs. Jordan Spieth, with Tiger on the under. The main event in golf no longer includes Tiger Woods, who has been consigned to the undercard, even with the attention he’ll command at Augusta National this week. The stage now belongs to Rory McIlroy...
  4/5/2015 10:46:00 PM
Just when you thought you couldn’t watch another Rory McIlroy commercial, this o. We thought we were done with all the soft-focus features about Rory McIlroy’s ascent to No. 1, and frankly, we wouldn’t keep writing about them if they didn’t keep working. Curse you, clever marketers! You’re...
  4/5/2015 7:46:00 PM
’Heavenly’ Masters setting greets past champions and their guests. Masters Week has begun and the Sunday setting at Augusta National was downright heavenly for the players and their guests who roamed the grounds.
  4/5/2015 3:03:00 PM
Temple’s Brandon Matthews wins second straight tournament. 
  4/5/2015 12:18:00 PM
In his latest novel, author James Patterson swaps guns for golf. 
  4/4/2015 9:12:00 PM
A Golf Teacher With a Lion’s Instincts and a Dove’s Heart. The tale of Harvey Penick, a mild-mannered instructor who reinvigorated Ben Crenshaw’s game, may hold lessons for the struggling Tiger Woods.
  4/4/2015 2:06:00 PM
Caddie Jackson, an Iconic Figure at the Masters. Carl Jackson has a lifetime of memories from Augusta National where he has caddied in every Masters since 1961 bar one, and is one of the remaining few in a dying breed -- black caddies who have worked at the iconic venue.
  4/3/2015 7:21:00 PM
Tiger Woods says he’ll play the Masters. Either Tiger Woods checked his calendar and saw he had no conflicts, or his most recent practice round at Augusta National was encouraging enough for him to want to play there again next week.Regardless, Woods...
  4/3/2015 6:56:00 PM
Tiger’s Masters return leaves one question: Why?. Do you think Tiger Woods can win the Masters? Does anybody?

Which begs the question: Why is Tiger, out of competitive action since Torrey Pines, returning this week in Augusta, where the spotlight and the pressure will be more intense than ever?

There’s a chance he’ll shine, of course, but Tiger risks embarrasment and further damage to his image. Jeff Babineau of Golfweek tries to get to the bottom of it.
  4/3/2015 11:43:00 AM
Woods practicing at Augusta National on Friday.  Tiger Woods was practicing at Augusta National on Friday, Golf Channel learned. Whether he will be there next week is still to be determined.
  4/3/2015 4:08:00 AM
Recalling Tiger’s first Masters visit, 20 years ago today: ’Magnolia Lane, is th. Twenty years ago today, April 3, 1995, Tiger Woods, 19 at the time, drove through the gate at Augusta National Golf Club for the first time. He was not impressed. “When I first arrived here...
  4/2/2015 5:31:00 PM
Masters: Trivia Quiz. 
  4/2/2015 3:25:00 PM names Tiger Woods only the third-best athlete of the past 20 years (Thi. Tiger Woods can’t even win off the course these days. unveiled a list of the 20 greatest athletes of the past 20 years in honor of the website’s 20th anniversary on Wednesday, and Woods...
  4/2/2015 10:11:00 AM
GAP: Three caddies awarded full Platt Evans scholarships. 
  4/1/2015 4:40:00 PM
Apparently, Tiger Woods recently shot a WORST-ball 66 at his home course. This is not an April Fools’ Day joke. At least, we don’t think. Golf Digest senior writer Tim Rosaforte reported last night that Tiger Woods recently shot a worst-ball 66 at his home course, Medalist...
  4/1/2015 4:03:00 PM
Adam Scott’s short-putter experiment lasted all of three tournaments. Adam Scott’s short run using a short putter is over. On Tuesday, the Australian Associated Press reported Scott is going back to his broomstick putter for the Masters. Scott finished fourth in the WGC-Cadillac Championship...
  4/1/2015 4:00:00 AM
The 13 Biggest Masters Controversies. From questionable rulings to severe punishments, a look back at the biggest controversies at Augusta National.
  3/31/2015 7:48:00 PM
Sad golf news of the day: Jason and Amanda Dufner are getting divorced. And just like that, one of golf’s "it" couples is no longer a thing. Jason and Amanda Dufner are getting divorced, according to Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard. Hoggard’s report says Amanda filed for the divorce...
  3/31/2015 4:23:00 PM
A nine-year-old Rory McIlroy to Tiger Woods: ’I’m coming to get you’. When Rory McIlroy was nine, he apparently made his intentions known in a letter he wrote to Tiger Woods, Charles Siebert reveals in this New York Times Magazine profile of Woods. (Getty Images) “No one...
  3/31/2015 3:58:00 PM
LPGA extends commissioner Whan's contract through 2020.  The LPGA announced Tuesday that it has extended the contract of commissioner Mike Whan through the 2020 season.
  3/31/2015 3:55:00 PM
GAP: 2015 Tourney schedule announced: Open at Cricket, Am at Llanerch. 
  3/31/2015 3:03:00 PM
Extra! Extra! Tiger Woods’ plane is in Augusta!. This shouldn’t come as too big a surprise given how Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte predicted Tiger would play the 2015 Masters and suspected Tiger would spend some time practicing at Augusta National this week, but...
  3/31/2015 8:18:00 AM
Veteran Augusta National caddie Carl Jackson shares Masters memories. 
  3/31/2015 4:00:00 AM
The Interview Room: Masterful Quotes. A collection of quotes, quips and anecdotes on the strategy, pressure & the mystique of the Masters and Augusta National Golf Club.
  3/30/2015 7:37:00 PM
Here’s an awesome photo of NFL star Larry Fitzgerald playing the most extreme go. Larry Fitzgerald has made a career of going deep in the NFL, but over the weekend he went long on the golf course. Very long. Related: More on the world’s longest par 3 Fitzgerald played...
  3/30/2015 4:44:00 PM
Temple’s Brandon Matthews wins prestigious college tournament. 
  3/30/2015 4:00:00 PM
Here’s a better version of that gross Tiger Woods world ranking graph. Tiger Woods isn’t playing (and when he’s playing at all, it’s not very well), so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that he’s free-falling down the Official World Golf Ranking: From first in the world...
  3/30/2015 6:02:00 AM
Masters field at 99 with one qualifier left. One possibility to earn a bid to the Masters remains: winning the Shell Houston Open. Two other opportunities passed on Sunday at the Valero Texas Open, where Jimmy Walker -- who was already in the Masters field -- won his fifth PGA Tour event.
  3/30/2015 4:00:00 AM
Ways To Play Augusta National Without Becoming A Member. How to get a chance to play Augusta if you’re not an insider
  3/30/2015 1:08:00 AM
Tiger out of top 100 for 1st time since 1996. For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not among the top 100 golfers in the world ranking.
  3/29/2015 7:36:00 AM
Why can’t Jim Furyk close on Sundays anymore?. 
  3/29/2015 7:15:00 AM
Another review of Michael Bamberger’s new book Men in Green. 
  3/29/2015 7:13:00 AM
Review of Michael Bamberger’s new book Men in Green. 
  3/28/2015 12:41:00 AM
Turnberry’s full ’Trump treatment’ to include suite in iconic lighthouse. Stories of interest you might have missed? “Turnberry is getting the full ‘Trump treatment’ as its billionaire owner bids to turn the Ayrshire resort into the jewel in his golfing crown,” Martin Dempster writes in...
  3/26/2015 5:43:00 PM
A supermodel with a decent golf swing and a Grammy-winning husband. Adam Levine, front man for the Grammy Award-winning Maroon 5, is an avid golfer who was among those tutored by Hank Haney on the Golf Channel series, “The Haney Project.” His wife, supermodel Behati Prinsloo...
  3/26/2015 5:02:00 PM
Executive shuffle at TaylorMade-adidas Golf. Less than a year after taking over for Mark King as CEO of TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Ben Sharpe has left the company. A company-issued press release Thursday cited "personal reasons" for the departure. Elevated to...
  3/26/2015 10:41:00 AM
Tiger helps fund Charlie Sifford scholarship. Tiger Woods is helping the University of Maryland Eastern Shore create a scholarship in the name of Charlie Sifford, the African-American golfer who broke golf’s color barrier.
  3/25/2015 11:07:00 AM
Herron's Masters scripting features green jacket.  As the year’s first major approaches, people are starting to wonder what some of golf’s biggest names are going to be wearing when they stroll into Augusta National.
  3/25/2015 12:43:00 AM
Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic course. Rio de Janeiro’s mayor has defended the city’s controversial Olympic golf course, which has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center of complicated legal wranglings.
  3/24/2015 11:35:00 PM
Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal for ’excellence... philanthropy... fa. It was not the equivalent of a major championship or even 18 of them. It was more important than that. Jack Nicklaus on Tuesday received the highest honor the United States Congress can bestow on...
  3/24/2015 9:05:00 PM
Important PSA: Let’s all try to catch this thief by watching a video of him stea. A Tulsa man had a set of golf clubs stolen right out of his driveway on Monday in broad daylight, according to Despite home surveillance footage of the criminal, he hasn’t been arrested yet....
  3/24/2015 7:41:00 PM
Here are 7 photos of Jordan Spieth’s sweet new $2.2 million house. Moving into your first house is a big step for all of us. Seeing a bunch of places, signing contracts . . . it’s hard to find the time! But for Jordan Spieth, it looks...
  3/24/2015 6:00:00 PM
Cab driver stops to hit golf balls, leaves patron locked in cab. A woman in Bremerton, a town near Seattle, Wash., experienced the taxi ride of her nightmares. It’s not uncommon for golfers to want to take a break from the workday to hit a few balls,...
  3/24/2015 4:34:00 PM
We did the math on Bubba Watson’s "one or two" burritos a day claim, and it’s so. Bubba Watson was on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show on Monday night, and aside from getting pied in the face multiple times, Bubba also revealed his super-secret diet that helped him to his second green jacket...
  3/24/2015 7:00:00 AM
Chuck Bednarik died earlier this month at the age of 89, and not that he had any. Bednarik, Chirkinian and the Masters, and how they’re related
  3/23/2015 11:20:00 PM
American FootGolf League gets seal of approval from golf course owners group. Golf purists might object, but FootGolf, the relatively new hybrid soccer/golf sport, is here to stay and is growing to the extent that it has received what is tantamount to a seal of approval from...
  3/23/2015 5:36:00 PM
The Squeeze: Official website of golf movie opening April 17. 
  3/23/2015 5:34:00 PM
Video: Trailer for upcoming golf movie The Squeeze. 
  3/23/2015 11:48:00 AM
The PGA Tour does not approve of the color of this caddie’s golf shorts. The PGA Tour fun police are at it again.Duane Bock, Kevin Kisner’s caddie, posted a long message on Facebook after his round on Saturday. According to Bock, the tour took issue with his salmon-colored shorts.(function(d,...
  3/22/2015 10:32:00 PM
The Masters looms and Rory McIlroy takes centre stage... but all Tiger Woods has. 
  3/21/2015 2:57:00 PM
An inside look at one of the more remarkable player-caddie relationships in Mast. regularly highlights golf books we find of interest to readers. This week is:Two Roads to Augusta By Ben Crenshaw and Carl Jackson, with Melanie Hauser, The American Golfer, $49.95, hardback, 232 pages One...
  3/20/2015 3:57:00 PM
Quips and quotes from the King at Bay Hill.  Holding court at Bay Hill, Arnold Palmer was funny, serious, nostalgic and forward-looking.
  3/20/2015 2:35:00 PM
After dinner with Arnie, Rory McIlroy heats up at Bay Hill. After dinner with Arnold Palmer the night before, Rory McIlroy carded a second-round, 6-under 66 Friday at Bay Hill to move into contention at Arnold Palmer Invitational.
  3/20/2015 2:17:00 PM
Chinese investors buying up Myrtle Beach courses and ’they come with cash’. Myrtle Beach, S.C., renowned as a destination resort for golfers, has been attracting a different golf clientele: Chinese investors buying up its courses. The Sun News reported recently that Chinese investors have bought 13 courses...
  3/19/2015 11:36:00 AM
Restoration earns Philadelphia Cricket big leap in Golfweek rankings. Pine Valley is still No. 1. Merion held steady at No. 8.

But the most notable development among local courses in Golfweek’s latest ranking was the impressive gain by Philadelphia Cricket Club’s newly restored Wissahickon Course, which vaulted from 101st in 2014 to 32nd this year.

“This was a shocker,” said Jim Smith Jr., Director of Golf at Cricket. “I mean, we’d been getting nice comments from the raters who had played the course, but they always say nice things. They don’t want to hurt your feelings. So this jump was unforeseen. We are pumped.”
  3/19/2015 8:06:00 AM
First-world problem: Parking private jets at the Masters. 
  3/18/2015 4:40:00 PM
Bubba withdraws from Bay Hill to attend funeral. Masters champion Bubba Watson withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Wednesday because a childhood friend died unexpectedly.
  3/18/2015 2:13:00 PM
Protesters are living in a tree to halt the construction of a New Orleans golf c. A new $24.5 million golf course is set to be built in the heart of New Orleans. Sounds great, right? Well, not to many protesters living in the area. Two people took their unhappiness with...
  3/18/2015 8:21:00 AM
O'Hair on Woods' woes: 'That's where I've been'.  No stranger to both highs and lows in his career, Sean O’Hair believes Tiger Woods’ current struggles resemble those he fought through earlier this decade.
  3/18/2015 8:21:00 AM
EA rebrands golf game 'Rory McIlroy PGA Tour'.  EA Sports announced Thursday that its relaunched golf series will be called "Rory McIlroy PGA Tour."
  3/18/2015 8:21:00 AM
Reed remarks continue to reverberate.  Patrick Reed is moving on with his PGA Tour season this week in Tampa, but remarks that he made Sunday are still reverberating.
  3/17/2015 6:50:00 PM
After Valspar charge, O’Hair enters Bay Hill a new man. Playing in his 10th Arnold Palmer Invitational, Sean O’Hair sounded more like the seasoned veteran than the 24-year-old kid who teed it up for the first time in 2006.
  3/17/2015 4:52:00 PM
Bubba Watson’s recipe for winning the Masters: Burritos?. So, what is the secret to winning a green jacket ? How can you argue that for Bubba Watson it wasn’t burritos? “In 2012, I ate a burrito or two burritos every night,” Watson, who...
  3/16/2015 10:27:00 AM
Big boost for Sean O’Hair at Valspar. Sean O’Hair took a major step toward rejuvenating his stalled career yesterday, playing his way into a three-man play-off at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla.

In the end, Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old phenom from Texas, claimed the victory, sinking a 28-foot birdie putt on the third play-off hole, to hold off O’Hair and Patrick Reed.

O’Hair, 32, a Philadelphia-area resident, nonetheless came away with a badly-needed infusion of self-confident and a $519,300 pay day, by far his biggest of the young season. His total winnings for the ’15 season are $742,555, giving him a good jump on reclaiming the PGA Tour card he has lost in both of the past two years.
  3/16/2015 4:42:00 AM
Spieth’s 28-foot putt in playoff wins Valspar. Jordan Spieth and his world-class short game paid off big Sunday in a playoff victory in the Valspar Championship.
  3/16/2015 12:38:00 AM
’I’d shift [Tiger Woods] into reverse as quickly as I could’. Stories of interest you might have missed? Cameron McCormick, the only instructor Jordan Spieth has ever had, is an Australian who came to the U.S. to play college golf for Texas Tech and stayed on....
  3/14/2015 5:58:00 PM
Ryan Moore takes Valspar Championship lead. Ryan Moore made a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday for a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the Valspar Championship.
  3/14/2015 11:11:00 AM
Where should President Obama play his retirement golf?. President Barack Obama likes to play golf, so where should he set up shop after his second term is over? Bradley S. Klein looks at the options.
  3/14/2015 12:46:00 AM
Notah Begay on Tiger Woods: ’Things are improving...[but] it’s a good decision t. Stories of interest you might have missed? Notah Begay III, a friend and Stanford teammate of Tiger Woods, has been spending time with Woods down at his Florida estate and “can attest to the fact...
  3/13/2015 9:34:00 PM
Rio Golf Course Will be ready on Time: Hanse. The Rio de Janeiro golf course for next year’s Olympic Games will be ready for the start of competition in just under 18 months’ time, according to designer Gil Hanse.
  3/13/2015 9:03:00 PM
Two golf club salesmen make the most oddly entertaining rap video of year. If you didn’t know the Ping G30 driver has turbulators, you definitely won’t forget after watching this. Related: The top 25 golf viral videos of 2014 Two salesmen ("R-Rabbit" & "Q-Tip") from Bobick’s Golf in...
  3/13/2015 7:41:00 PM
What Tiger Woods really means* in his latest statement (*We think. Maybe.). On Friday afternoon, Tiger Woods announced he wouldn’t play in next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, a tournament he’s won eight times. Did the decision leave you confused about what is going on with the 14-time...
  3/13/2015 1:32:00 PM
This snake ate a golf ball because he thought it was a frozen mouse. It’s been a big week for reptiles in golf. First a giant alligator walking on a golf course went viral and scared everyone, and now a crafty snake survived a potentially damaging encounter with a golf...
  3/13/2015 11:12:00 AM
R.I.P.: James W. Finegan. We have lost one of the treasures of Philadelphia golf: James W. Finegan.

Finegan’s daughter, Meg, called minutes ago to say that her father, the travel writer and author of the definitive history of golf in Philadelphia, passed away at home, peacefully, about 5 a.m. this morning.

Finegan, 86, had been ailing for the past year or so, after a fall on the steps in his Villanova home left him with broken bones and bruised spirits.

“It has been a perfect nightmare,” Finegan told me last April, soon after he returned home from two months of rehab.
  3/12/2015 10:51:00 PM
Philadelphia Cricket vaults to 32nd on Golfweek’s ranking of Top 100 Classics. 
  3/12/2015 10:48:00 PM
Sean O’Hair post-round Q&A after opening 66. 
  3/12/2015 10:46:00 PM
Sean O’Hair shoots 66, tied for 2nd at Valspar Championship. 
  3/12/2015 1:05:00 PM
The evolution of Rickie Fowler’s golf swing, in 16 seconds. Since joining forces with swing coach Butch Harmon last year, Rickie Fowler’s golf swing has undergone some pretty drastic changes. Rickie used to get the club really outside and shut on his backswing, which would leave...
  3/11/2015 3:05:00 PM
Study: Number of U.S. golf courses declining . The United States is experiencing a gradual decline in the number of golf courses in the country to correct an oversupply between the 1960s and the early 2000s, according to a global report published Wednesday by the sport’s governing body.
  3/11/2015 1:46:00 PM
John Daly calls randomness of the PGA Tour’s drug-testing policy "a joke". John Daly’s been known for hitting the long ball his whole career. On Tuesday, Big John hit PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem with a deep burn. On his Sirius XM PGA Tour radio show, John...
  3/11/2015 10:57:00 AM
David Feherty reveals his TV contracts are up. 
  3/11/2015 12:53:00 AM
What do 12 PGA Tour wins get you in real life? A $16 million house in Dallas. Everybody wants a window into how Tour players live. If you have $16 million, you can buy the whole house. Justin Leonard built this 13,980 square-foot Spanish Colonial style home in the tony Highland Park section...
  3/10/2015 11:13:00 PM
Daly calls PGA Tour drug testing ’a big joke’. John Daly railed against the PGA Tour’s drug testing Tuesday night, calling it "a big joke."
  3/10/2015 7:57:00 PM
Public Service Announcement: This is how you should make your divots on the driv. This is important information, so listen up:If you like grass on driving range, then please -- we implore you -- don’t just scatter your range balls all over the place and start hitting them. Keep...
  3/9/2015 9:18:00 AM
Tiger looking to the next phase: entrepreneur. 
Trump: McIlroy’s club toss was ’wonderful’.  Donald Trump thinks that Rory McIlroy’s club toss in the second round was "wonderful," and that tournament officials made his course too easy in the opening round.
  3/8/2015 6:48:00 PM
Harig: Johnson turning his game, life around. Six-month leave might have been the best thing for nine-time PGA Tour winner
  3/8/2015 6:32:00 PM
D. Johnson wins 1st since return from hiatus. A month after he returned from his curious leave of absence, Dustin Johnson was posing with another trophy.
  3/8/2015 2:31:00 PM
Finchem: ’Whiffed’ on Ryder qualifying tweaks. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem admitted Sunday that he "whiffed" on a decision made by the PGA of America that will no longer count fall events toward qualifying for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
  3/8/2015 1:26:00 AM
A scuba diver retrieved that 3-iron Rory threw into the lake. After a bad shot that landed in the lake of Doral’s par-5 8th hole on Friday, Rory McIlroy was so angry that he threw his club (really far) into the water.The next day an enterprising...
Video: DJ, Holmes both ace 207-yard fourth hole.  Officials moved the tee up at Doral’s fourth hole to 207 yards on Saturday, a pre-planned move by the PGA Tour that likely won’t be repeated.
  3/6/2015 7:47:00 PM
Rory hits a bad shot, loses temper, throws his club in the water. After ripping his drive down the fairway on Doral’s par-5 8th, Rory hit a bad second shot into water and sentenced his 3-iron to death by drowning. He went on to make bogey on the...
  3/5/2015 3:55:00 PM
Brigantine City Council rejects Jaworski’s lease offer for city-owned course. 
  3/5/2015 3:49:00 PM
Galloway National to hosted U.S. Women’s Open qualifier. 
  3/5/2015 7:41:00 AM
Aronimink to host 2018 BMW Championship. The 2018 BMW Championship will be held at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, tournament officials announced today.

The BMW Championship is the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs and boasts a field of the Tour’s top 70 players vying to earn one of 30 spots in the season-ending Tour Championship and the opportunity to win the FedExCup.

“We are delighted to add Aronimink to the list of prominent clubs that have hosted the BMW Championship,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “Aronimink has served as a worthy and historic venue for many of golf’s finest championships."
  3/5/2015 7:35:00 AM
Aronimink to host 2018 BMW Championship (Inquirer). 
  3/4/2015 5:43:00 PM
You can finally book tee times for Donald Trump’s new NYC golf course, but when . The highly anticipated public opening of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point has finally arrived. Now, golfers just need the weather to cooperate. On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that people can start scheduling tee times...
  3/4/2015 2:47:00 PM
USGA sets 12 sectional qualifiers for 2015 U.S. Open. The USGA has announced its 10 U.S. and two international sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
  3/4/2015 1:28:00 PM
Bubba Watson ’a well-adjusted, mature human being. Well almost’. Stories of interest you might have missed? A wiser, more mature Bubba? “Bubba ‘I’ve got issues’ Watson isn’t the first father to have his world re-ordered when the baby comes home. By the time the...
  3/4/2015 8:15:00 AM
Royal St. George’s will open club to female members. Members of Royal St George’s Golf Club have voted unanimously to accept women members, the club announced today.
  3/4/2015 12:24:00 AM
Arnie hurt but vows to be on Masters’ first tee. Despite having a dislocated shoulder that he received in a December fall, Arnold Palmer is determined to hit one of the ceremonial opening tee shots at the Masters next month.
  3/3/2015 6:23:00 PM
This new golf movie has director (Terry Jastrow), star (Jeremy Sumpter) with gam. The problem with golf movies often is believability, the result of an actor without sufficient golf skills, for instance, or a screenwriter or director who doesn’t fully understand the game. This is not an issue...
  3/3/2015 3:10:00 PM
Tiger falls to 75th in world ranking, behind rookie Berger. Tiger Woods has tumbled 43 spots in the Official World Golf Ranking since the first of the year, the biggest drop among those in the top 100.
  3/3/2015 5:00:00 AM
17 Things You Didn’t Know About These Golf Legends. Little-known facts about champion players
  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...
  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...

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