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  5/22/2015 7:35:00 AM
Sean O’Hair making the cut. 
  5/22/2015 7:32:00 AM
When Letterman's gone, who'll make fun of golf?.  In honor of the retiring David Letterman, we present our top-10 list of his golf-related bits.
  5/21/2015 4:20:00 PM
James Morrison shows golfers around the world how to properly handle a bad break. James Morrison stared intently at his airborne golf ball and even gave a little club twirl. The 30-year-old Englishman knew his approach shot to No. 15 in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship...
  5/21/2015 3:03:00 PM
Architect of Massacre at Winged Foot on Chambers Bay: ’It will turn out fine’. The grumbling about Chambers Bay already has begun, several weeks before the U.S. Open has thrown its first haymaker, a good time to consult the ultimate Open bogeyman, the estimable Sandy Tatum. A former USGA...
  5/20/2015 1:03:00 PM
Video: Cabot Cliffs is opening for play soon and it looks stunning. If watching this video doesn’t get you going you might not actually be alive. Cabot Links has been Canada’s only true links golf course since it opened in June 2012 (it’s third on our ranking of...
  5/20/2015 9:13:00 AM
10 things golfers really hate. 
  5/20/2015 12:11:00 AM
Jordan Spieth, Texas pro: ’The will, focus of Hogan, likability of Nelson, putti. Stories of interest you might have missed... The PGA Tour is in Dan Jenkins’ hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, this week, and Mac Engel of the Star-Telegram has a Q&A with him. “Jordan Spieth is...
  5/19/2015 9:13:00 PM
Viewers have filed a ton of complaints about Tiger’s on-course language. You know when you’re watching a golf broadcast on TV, and someone hits one a little off target, and the mic stays with the player a bit too long and you hear a few salty...
  5/19/2015 5:00:00 PM
Greg Norman is forfeiting his last year of British Open eligibility. Greg Norman gave a hard and fast "No" when he was asked if he was going to play in the British Open this year. In his interview with the BBC, the ’86 and ’93 British...
  5/19/2015 11:16:00 AM - By
With Phil Mickelson, it’s complicated. 
  5/18/2015 9:14:00 PM
Tom Brady plays golf in the Bahamas with Michael Jordan, doesn’t look to be stre. It’s what we would’ve done, too. What better way to put a major national sports scandal behind you than a round of golf, right? Especially with one of the best athletes in history. Tom...
  5/18/2015 8:56:00 PM
Callaway Golf set to debut its own live weekly variety show. Perhaps it isn’t as anticipated as Sunday’s series finale of Mad Men, but in its own way Monday night signals a watershed moment in, for lack of a better phrase, golf television.At 9 p.m. (ET)...
  5/18/2015 2:50:00 PM
PHOTOS: A look inside TopGolf Scottsdale. A look inside the TopGolf facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. TopGolf is one of golf’s fastest growing trends.
  5/17/2015 3:21:00 PM
'Agronomic issues' shorten Open qualifier to 17 holes.  A U.S. Open local qualifier at Bethpage State Park’s Red Course was shortened to 17 holes earlier this week because of what the Metropolitan Golf Association termed "agronomic issues."
  5/17/2015 3:21:00 PM
Fathead obtains licensing rights to Tiger. The wall-adorning graphics company Fathead announced Friday that it had acquired the rights to three of the most dominant athletes of all time: Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Tiger Woods.
  5/17/2015 3:17:00 PM
Deer nipping pink flowers in the bud at Shore Gate GC. 
  5/17/2015 8:46:00 AM
Fox’s amateur hour shows much work remains before U.S. Open airs. Fox’s coverage of the recent men’s and women’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships showed that it has a lot of work to do before U.S. Open.
  5/16/2015 6:26:00 PM
Recap: McIlroy sets course record at Wells Fargo Championship. PGA Tour live blog for Rory McIlroy and the Wells Fargo Championship Saturday Round 3 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.
  5/15/2015 8:10:00 PM
R&A opens talks year early on U.S. broadcast rights for British Open, deal expec. When Fox Sports reshaped the broadcast landscape by getting into golf with a stunning 12-year, $1.1 billion deal for USGA events - the jewel being the U.S. Open - it appeared there were not going...
  5/15/2015 8:43:00 AM
U.S. Open; Complete local qualifying results.  Local qualifying results for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
  5/15/2015 8:39:00 AM
U.S. Open: Pro Covello tops Open qualifier at Makefield Highlands. 
  5/14/2015 8:23:00 PM
Adam Scott doesn’t sound particularly excited about playing in the Olympics. For the most part, golf’s re-inclusion in the Olympics has received positive feedback from pro golfers. It doesn’t sound like Adam Scott has caught Rio Fever just yet. Scott spoke bluntly to Reuters’ Andrew Both...
  5/14/2015 9:12:00 AM
Vonn dumped Tiger because he cheated, reports London Daily Mail. 
  5/13/2015 7:50:00 PM
Roger Maltbie already was a Hall of Famer to many; now he’s officially so. Anyone who has spent any time with Roger Maltbie, especially in the evening hours, already would have considered him a Hall of Famer. But the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame made it official on...
  5/13/2015 8:24:00 AM
Meet the U.S. Women’s Am Semi-Finalists. 
  5/13/2015 8:22:00 AM
Two locals reach semi-final of U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. 
  5/13/2015 12:43:00 AM
Butch Harmon: Those polled who called Rickie Fowler overrated ’must feel very si. Stories of interest you might have missed? Those who cited Rickie Fowler as overrated in a Sports Illustrated poll don’t seem interested in identifying themselves, James Corrigan of the Telegraph writes. “Butch Harmon, Fowler’s coach,...
  5/12/2015 4:56:00 PM
If your course has winter kill problems, you’re probably not alone. Springtime might finally be here but winter was cruel to a number of courses in the Philadelphia region.

Several in eastern Montgomery County were hit hard, among them Manufacturers G & CC and Blue Bell CC.

USGA agronomist Jim Skorulski has written a nice primer why this winter was tough and what superintendents are doing to get their courses back in prime condition.

USGA photo
  5/12/2015 12:02:00 PM
PGA Section: Saucon’s Colin Corrigan wins Delaware Valley Open. 
  5/11/2015 4:56:00 PM
Artist sets the scene at Chambers Bay in new U.S. Open poster. Washington’s Chambers Bay is a first-time major-championship venue and the first course in the Pacific Northwest to host the U.S. Open. The historic moment gave Lee Wybranski what he describes as a "clean canvas"...
  5/11/2015 4:50:00 PM
’I cannot remember a more in-your-face victory...than what we saw from Rickie Fo. A sampling of the reaction from the media, social and otherwise, to the Players Championship and Rickie Fowler’s victory on Sunday, starting with Brandel Chamblee of the Golf Channel: “I think it stretched the limits...
  5/11/2015 9:52:00 AM
Tour considering significant changes to Sawgrass.  According to sources, PGA Tour officials and architect Pete Dye are considering changes to the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course and a dramatic alteration of the 12th hole.
  5/11/2015 9:52:00 AM
Why we still care about Tiger Woods.  It’s been seven years since Tiger Woods won a major. This week he barely made the cut. Yet most of us still care. Why?
  5/11/2015 9:48:00 AM
Donald Spieth on his Masterful grandson. 
  5/11/2015 1:37:00 AM
Rickie Fowler electrifies the fans -- and silences the critics -- with his win a. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- A 10-year-old kid summed up what most of the fans at TPC Sawgrass were thinking on Sunday evening. "Now, instead of watching Martin Kaymer or Matt Kuchar, we’ll see Rickie...
  5/11/2015 12:28:00 AM
Ian Poulter overrated? ’Were he to have played with his trap shut’ he’d be among. Stories of interest you might have missed? Did Ian Poulter deserve to come out on top in a poll on overrated players? Kevin Garside of the Independent says no. “I would contend that were he...
  5/11/2015 12:27:00 AM
Rickie Fowler’s celebratory kiss with girlfriend does not disappoint. How ecstatic would you be if you were Rickie Fowler? You just won the biggest event of your career -- one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments with a $1.8 million check -- and will be...
  5/10/2015 10:25:00 PM
Behind the camera: Why Johnny Miller usually does his broadcasts in bare feet. We’re spending the week embedded with NBC/Golf Channel at the Players. Here’s the seventh and final part in our series. It’s a rare commercial break and the lights inside the 18th-hole broadcast booth come on...
  5/10/2015 9:01:00 PM
Another blow for those wishing Tiger Woods’ career a speedy recovery. Tiger Woods’ performance at the Players Championship was an assault on the senses — odorous at times, painful to watch. And hear. Criticisms cut deep. “I think he is entirely lost,” David Duval said on...
  5/7/2015 8:14:00 PM
Tom Coyne’s blog-in-progress from A Course Called the Kingdom. 
  5/6/2015 3:46:00 PM
Philadelphia Cricket lands 2016 Senior Players Championship. Another feather in the cap of Philadelphia Cricket Club

The Champions Tour announced Tuesday that the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, one of five major championships, will head to Cricket in 2016 for the first time.
  5/6/2015 1:38:00 PM
Steph Curry’s first-world problem: Warriors’ playoff run is cutting into his com. Let’s not feel too bad for Stephen Curry. The Golden State guard was awarded the NBA MVP on Tuesday night, and the Warriors, despite an uncharacteristic home loss to the Grizzlies in Game 2 of...
  5/6/2015 11:47:00 AM
Golf Digest cover story: The new Dustin Johnson. 
  5/6/2015 11:25:00 AM
You can actually bet on who Tiger will date next. 
  5/6/2015 11:19:00 AM
The Players prestige falls just short of major status.  The criteria to be considered for the World Golf Hall of Fame smacks of yet another effort by the PGA Tour to make The Players Championship something it’s not.
  5/6/2015 11:07:00 AM
Fox’s deal for U.S. Open means more golf ads on more channels. 
  5/6/2015 12:45:00 AM
’Tiger Woods can’t seem to let anyone else enjoy the golfing spotlight’. Stories of interest you might have missed... Tiger Woods seems eager to remain the center of attention, even while his golf doesn’t warrant it, Martin Dempster of the Scotsman argues. “As Rory McIlroy continues to...
  5/5/2015 9:03:00 PM
How golf is helping Johnny Manziel get back on track. A year ago, Johnny Manziel ruled the sports world. He was the talk of the NFL draft and the supposed savior of a downtrodden Cleveland Browns franchise. Jason Dufner lost his mind when his favorite...
  5/4/2015 9:15:00 PM
What does under par smell like? The PGA Tour is offering its interpretation with. Just think, even with that Rickie Fowler shirt, Nike driver, and TPC tee time, there’s still more you can do to be like your favorite PGA Tour star. For instance, have you given enough thought...
  5/4/2015 9:06:00 PM
David Feherty was the only golf media member to get love in Awful Announcing’s a. On Monday, Awful Announcing revealed the winners from its third annual People’s Sports Media Awards. Despite Awful Announcing’s name, being on this list is actually a good thing. Related: Golf World’s profile on David Feherty...
  5/4/2015 5:37:00 PM
The PGA Tour might have finally figured out fantasy golf. Fantasy golf will never have the popularity of fantasy football or fantasy baseball, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done as well as those other two. And thanks to the PGA Tour, that day...
  5/4/2015 4:25:00 PM
Temple’s Brandon Matthews to compete in NCAA Championship. 
  5/4/2015 12:13:00 AM
Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and...Rory McIlroy? No, says Rory. Stories of interest you might have missed? Does Rory McIlroy warrant comparisons with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods? No, McIlory says in this story by Brian Keogh of the Irish Golf Desk. “Flattering as it...
  5/3/2015 7:27:00 PM
Lindsey Vonn announces "mutual" breakup with Tiger Woods after three years of da. Just weeks after their most public display of being a couple, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have ended their relationship. Vonn made the announcement on her Facebook page on Sunday with the following statement: After...
  5/3/2015 5:55:00 AM
Rory McIlroy winds up watching the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight . . . in the media . Rory McIlroy’s plan to attend Saturday’s super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao didn’t go as planned. First, McIlroy had the latest quarterfinal tee time at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, and then opponent...
  5/2/2015 1:49:00 PM
Bradley vs. Jimenez, the reaction: ’Keegan if trading punches. Miguel if they go. Golf is a gentlemen’s game, except when it isn’t, and it wasn’t when Miguel Angel Jimenez and Keegan Bradley stood toe to toe during their match at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play on Friday. Reaction on...
  5/2/2015 12:07:00 AM
Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez get into heated dispute at Match Play. How often do you see PGA Tour players nose-to-nose, almost ready to come to blows? That’s exactly what we saw Friday night at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play. Keegan Bradley got into Miguel Angel Jimenez’s...
  5/1/2015 11:37:00 AM
Hamilton Farms taps former Philly super as director of grounds. 
  5/1/2015 11:36:00 AM
Ocean Course to host PGA Championship in ’21. Ocean Course to host PGA Championship in ’21
  4/30/2015 7:55:00 PM
These Miguel Angel Jimenez quotes are amazing -- even for Miguel Angel Jimenez. Miguel Angel Jimenez has become immensely popular more for the way he lives his life than for the way he plays golf. And his latest interview won’t do anything to change the perception of him...
  4/30/2015 2:16:00 PM
Austin Country Club to be new Match Play host. Austin Country Club to be new Match Play host
  4/30/2015 1:15:00 PM
This commercial for the Hammer X driver should be the standard for all other gol. We’re not really sure where to start with this retro commercial for the Hammer X driver, so let’s just count down its many levels of awesomeness.1. Spokesman and former long-drive champion Jack "The Hammer" Hamm...
  4/30/2015 10:41:00 AM
Peete worked to achieve a miracle career.  Calvin Peete, who died Wednesday at 71, worked miracles to achieve what he did. But mostly, he worked.
  4/30/2015 10:41:00 AM
By the numbers: Calvin Peete's career.  Career numbers of the late Calvin Peete, courtesy the Golf Channel research department.
  4/30/2015 10:34:00 AM
U.S. Open: Open at Chambers Bay is going to be weird, man. 
  4/30/2015 1:00:00 AM
Wife’s Illness Leaves Marc Leishman With New Outlook. Audrey Leishman’s near-death experience disabused her husband of the notion that he has anything to lose on a golf course.
  4/29/2015 5:55:00 PM
Lydia Ko pledges this week’s earnings to Nepal earthquake relief because Lydia K. As if we needed another reason to root for Lydia Ko, the LPGA Tour phenom provided one on Wednesday. No. 1 Lydia Ko announced in her AM press conf that she’ll donate her winnings at...
  4/29/2015 3:27:00 PM
You’ll never guess* where Anthony Kim was finally spotted (OK, so you’ll probabl. We have an Anthony Kim sighting! If you’re a fan of the once rising PGA Tour star, though, don’t get too excited. A photo of Kim surfaced has surfaced on Instagram and it has nothing...
  4/29/2015 1:31:00 PM
Johnny Miller: "Jordan’s probably a little better player than Rory right now". Jordan Spieth’s recent run, including a wire-to-wire win at the Masters, has him closing in on Rory McIlroy’s No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. In the unofficial Johnny Miller ranking, however, Spieth...
  4/29/2015 11:55:00 AM
U.S. Open: Excitement builds for Chambers Bay. 
  4/29/2015 11:21:00 AM
Phila PGA: Dendler outlasts field in season opener. 
  4/28/2015 8:21:00 PM
Watch Bo Jackson win a long drive contest by crushing a golf ball 331 yards. Apparently, we can add another athletic activity to Bo Jackson’s impressive list: Bo knows long-drive contests. The Grind: What’s the best tour WAG match up at the WGC Match Play? Jackson participated in the Chick-fil-A...
  4/28/2015 9:40:00 AM
Architect spotlight: Rees Jones. 
  4/28/2015 9:33:00 AM
Hartefeld National undergoes $2 million makeover. 
  4/27/2015 6:47:00 PM
The 9 matches we’re most looking forward to at the WGC-Match Play. This year’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play has a new venue (TPC Harding Park) and format. Instead of starting with a bracket of 64 golfers, there are now groups consisting of four players each. One winner...
  4/27/2015 5:41:00 PM
9 Lydia Ko stats that will make your jaw drop. Lydia Ko turned 18 on Friday during a tournament she would wind up winning -- for a second year in a row. That alone should be enough to amaze golf fans, but with Ko, that’s...
  4/27/2015 5:27:00 PM
Here’s a little advice, Tiger: ’Play more tournaments’. Stories of interest you might have missed... “[Tiger Woods] has been explaining this ambition?for close to two decades now, endlessly insisting that his sole motivation isn’t money or acclaim or world ranking points, but the...
  4/26/2015 10:11:00 PM
Mickelson out of Match Play for personal reasons. Mickelson out of Match Play for personal reasons
  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.

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