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  8/28/2015 8:42:00 AM
A dozen quality courses, now shuttered. 
  8/28/2015 8:11:00 AM
Investment group buys Mays Landing G&CC at Jersey Shore. 
  8/27/2015 10:42:00 AM
A review of Tiger’s new Florida restaurant. 
The 10 most important unwritten rules of golf. 
Augusta National member gets a golf radio show. 
Philadelphia dominates Golf Digest’s Pennsylvania list of ’Best in State’. For 2015-16, Merion edges out Oakmont for No. 1.

The rest of the Top 25 is a Who’s Who of Philadelphia clubs and courses: Aronimink (No. 3), Stonewall-Old (No. 10), Philadelphia Cricket-Wissahickon (No. 12), Philadelphia CC (No. 13), Huntingdon Valley CC (No. 19), Applebrook GC (No. 15).

Also, Lookaway GC (No. 17), Rolling Green GC (No. 18), ACE Club (No. 19), Commonwealth National GC (No. 22), and White Manor CC (No. 25).

And that does’t even count other courses in our region: Saucon Valley CC-Weyhill (No. 6), Saucon Valley CC-Old (No. 7), and Lancaster CC (no. 8).

(No. 9, Applebrook GC, Photo: Lawrence Lembrect)
The Grind: An old-fashioned Love story, Paulina’s new pics & Tiger’s valiant try. 
David Owen: A Plea for Pushcarts. Going old school is what Trump’s new place at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point needs.
  8/25/2015 11:33:00 PM
PGA Section: Stu Ingraham wins Senior PGA Championship. 
  8/24/2015 5:52:00 PM
Presidents Cup will reduce number of matches. Presidents Cup will reduce number of matches
  8/24/2015 10:52:00 AM
Here’s how Joe Buck assesses Fox’s first year covering USGA. 
  8/24/2015 10:50:00 AM
Woods: Hip, not back, sore on back nine at Wyndham.  It took some prodding, but Tiger Woods finally admitted he was hurting a bit on the back nine at the Wyndham Championship.
  8/23/2015 6:46:00 PM
DeChambeau wins U.S. Amateur for rare sweep. DeChambeau wins U.S. Amateur for rare sweep
  8/23/2015 6:17:00 PM
Love III, 51, captures Wyndham; Woods sputters. Love III, 51, captures Wyndham; Woods sputters
  8/23/2015 7:33:00 AM
DeChambeau looks to join club with Jack, Tiger.  A victory Sunday in the U.S. Amateur final would put NCAA champion Bryson DeChabeau in some legendary company.
  8/23/2015 7:33:00 AM
Big names on FedEx bubble at Wyndham.  For the likes of Brian Stuard and Nicolas Thompson the end came quickly.
  8/23/2015 7:33:00 AM
U.S. Amateur losses leave Walker Cup race wide open.  The U.S. Walker Cup selection committee’s task just got a bit more difficult.
  8/23/2015 7:33:00 AM
Watch: Miss Texas makes a pitch for Spieth. Miss Texas made a pitch for Jordan Spieth after both threw out a first pitch Tuesday night.
  8/21/2015 11:30:00 PM
Hurley returns to Tour after father’s funeral.  Billy Hurley returned to the PGA Tour on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after attending his father’s funeral.
  8/21/2015 2:53:00 PM
U.S. Amateur: Live leaderboard. 
  8/21/2015 1:18:00 PM
Dad and 2 sons, three days, three holes-in-one at West Chester G&CC. What are the odds of a Dad and his two teenage sons all making hole-in-one on the same course in the same week?

Well, it happened recently at West Chester G&CC, when Liam, Mike and Evan Pitt each aced par 3s at their club.

Club pro and GM Joe Missimer has the details:

It all started on Wednesday, Aug. 12th. Liam Pitt (age 15) was playing with one of Junior Golf buddies, Mike Dinacci. They came to the 9th hole which had a front left hole location. Liam was second to hit. The 9th hole plays at 156 yards...
  8/21/2015 9:37:00 AM
Same man may have committed 2 rapes at Cobbs Creek GC. 
  8/20/2015 1:53:00 PM
Woods opens with 6-under 64 at Wyndham.  Tiger Woods made seven birdies en route to an opening-round 6-under 64, his best score of the year, at the Wyndham Championship.
  8/19/2015 7:26:00 PM
Ernie Els Given Payne Stewart Award. Els has been chosen to receive the Payne Stewart Award for his work with the Els for Autism Foundation.
  8/19/2015 6:38:00 PM
Golfing Apps That Improve Play From Tee to Green. A review of four golfing apps that can turn your smartphone (or watch) into a virtual caddie, scorecard and rule book, helping everyone from duffers to scratch players get more out of the game.

. Of the many golf-related apps, some are intended to improve your technique and mastery of the sport, while others are aimed at increasing a golfer’s knowledge of the rules. Still other apps will teach you tricks about your favorite golf course.

For all the rules of the game, people can go straight to the source — the R&A, one of golf’s governing bodies — with the official Rules of Golf app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7. The free app is simple, even austere in design, with muted colors, simple text and a plain graphical interface.
  8/19/2015 2:56:00 PM
Stephen Curry says President Obama talks trash on the golf course. Reigning NBA MVP and champion Stephen Curry went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night and one of the main topics of conversation was his recent golf game with President Obama. Curry and his father, Dell,...
  8/19/2015 1:01:00 PM
Father of Ryan Palmer killed in SUV rollover. Father of Ryan Palmer killed in SUV rollover
  8/19/2015 12:55:00 AM
Rangers say Spieth threw ’hard strike,’ Cubs say Johnson threw ’95 on radar gun’. So, who won the ceremonial first-pitch challenge, Jordan Spieth or Zach Johnson? We know who lost: The truth. Zach Johnson, throwing out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday night, had issued...
  8/18/2015 11:47:00 PM
Fields at Little League World Series under care of Penn State turfgrass grad. 
  8/18/2015 10:18:00 PM
Golf in Good Hands, Except There Are Too Many Hands to Count. The last two majors should emphasize how remarkable it was that Jordan Spieth won the first two.
  8/18/2015 4:29:00 PM
It’s imperative that Tiger Woods plays the fall PGA Tour schedule. Here are thre. The news of Tiger Woods playing this week’s Wyndham Championship has been treated like the Beatles arriving at JFK in 1964. In truth, it’s more akin to Huey Lewis and the News performing at your...
  8/17/2015 11:39:00 AM
Tiger Woods to play Wyndham Championship for first time. Tiger Woods commits to play 2015 Wyndham Championship PGA Tour golf event in North Carolina for first time in search of FedEx Cup Playoff berth.
  8/17/2015 9:31:00 AM
Does Tiger actually believe he's improving?.  After yet another missed cut, it’s fair to wonder whether Tiger Woods is being honest with himself.
  8/17/2015 9:11:00 AM
Kaufmann: CBS makes progress, but misses some marks with PGA TV coverage. The 2015 PGA Championship CBS Sports and TNT telecast and TV coverage review and commentary with CBS golf commentators and on-course technology.
  8/17/2015 1:31:00 AM
How Jason Day’s caddie turned the golfer’s life around and led him to the Wanama. HAVEN, Wis. -- Right beside Jason Day and his family as the golfer awaited the Wananaker Trophy was his caddie Col Swatton. Any distinction between immediate family can be dismissed when it comes to Day...
  8/17/2015 12:36:00 AM
Jordan Spieth just became No. 1 in the world. And yet he leaves Whistling Strait. HAVEN, Wis. -- With his performance at the PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth became the official No. 1 ranked player in the world. Yet, Spieth’s Sunday will be remembered for falling short. It seems miscalculated,...
  8/16/2015 11:33:00 PM
Jason Day’s PGA win was met with a massive outpouring of congratulations. With every major -- heck, with every tournament -- there is usually a healthy outpouring of congratulations on social media. With Jason Day at Whistling Straits, though, you could tell it was different. There are...
  8/16/2015 10:52:00 PM
Even in the heat of competition, Jordan Spieth gives his adversary a thumbs-up. HAVEN, Wis. -- For Jordan Spieth to have any shot at the Wanamaker Trophy late on Sunday, he needed Jason Day to mess up the 17th hole something fierce. So when Spieth saw Day...
  8/16/2015 10:16:00 PM
Q&A: CBS Sports’ Sean McManus on PGA Championship coverage. The 2015 PGA Championship golf major championship TV coverage on CBS Sports q-and-a with CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus.
  8/16/2015 7:21:00 PM
Carpe diem: Day sets major record in PGA victory. Carpe diem: Day sets major record in PGA victory
  8/16/2015 7:06:00 PM
O'Sullivan, 17, wins U.S. Women's Amateur. O'Sullivan, 17, wins U.S. Women's Amateur
  8/16/2015 7:29:00 AM
The story behind the famous ’Tin Cup’ hole. 
  8/15/2015 10:29:00 PM
Matt Jones hits ball into tent. Matt Jones goes into tent. Awesomeness ensues. HAVEN, Wis. -- Matt Jones might not win the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. But he’ll undoubtedly have one of the more memorable shots from the event. On the ninth hole, Jones went left. Okay...Jones...
  8/15/2015 7:14:00 PM
PGA: Golf fans are furious with CBS’s coverage. 
  8/15/2015 4:25:00 PM
PGA: Watch Phil Mickelson hit amazing bunker shot, wave to fans in a boat. HAVEN, Wis. -- It’s early on Saturday the PGA Championship. And Phil Mickelson is already doing Phil Mickelson things. Ball next to the edge of the bunker. 179 yards out. Hits it to 3 feet....
  8/15/2015 11:04:00 AM
PGA: Tiger misses PGA cut, may be done for season. Tiger misses PGA cut, may be done for season
  8/14/2015 7:09:00 PM
John Daly helicopters club into Lake Michigan after carding a 10 on par 3 . HAVEN, Wis. -- Lake Michigan beckons on most holes at Whistling Straits. On a hot summer afternoon, the huge body of water looks particularly inviting. And for John Daly, after blowing up on the par-3...
  8/14/2015 7:00:00 PM
Hiroshi Iwata lights up course, media center at Whistling Straits. HAVEN, Wis. -- You’ll be forgiven if you haven’t heard of Hiroshi Iwata. But it’s a name that made waves at Whistling Straits on Friday. Iwata, a 34-year-old on the Japan Golf Tour, had...
  8/14/2015 6:39:00 PM
Watch Phil Mickelson purposely slide down one of Whistling Straits’ hills and en. Phil Mickelson just took his whole up-and-down round to another level. After another wayward shot on the eighth hole took Phil off the beaten path, he decided to have a little fun walking getting back...
  8/14/2015 5:39:00 PM
Spieth chases history out of sight of television viewers who ask why?. The most notable story in golf in this or any recent year, Jordan Spieth, continued on Friday morning, incomprehensibly out of sight of television viewers. Only those with internet access were able to follow Spieth,...
  8/14/2015 4:54:00 PM
Trump: President Obama is playing golf "while the world burns". This might be the first time that a golf photo is juxtaposed with photos of ISIS and terrorists. And hopefully, it’s the last time. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a video on Instagram ripping...
  8/13/2015 9:51:00 PM
Police dog dies at Whistling Straits while on duty for PGA Championship. HAVEN, Wis -- A police dog of the Brown County Sheriff’s Department died at Whistling Straits on Thursday. The K-9 officer, named Wix, was part of the security team at the PGA Championship. The Sheriff’s...
  8/13/2015 8:56:00 PM
Why the media loves Jordan Spieth. 
  8/13/2015 4:05:00 PM
Tiger struggles with putter, cards 75 in 1st round. Tiger struggles with putter, cards 75 in 1st round
  8/13/2015 3:50:00 PM
Familiar territory: D. Johnson holds lead after 66. Familiar territory: D. Johnson holds lead after 66
  8/13/2015 2:47:00 PM
Memories of Merion fuel Rose's rally on Day 1.  ???
  8/13/2015 2:47:00 PM
Hurley's father dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Billy Hurley’s father died Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Loudoun County, Va., according to statement released Thursday by Hurley’s management company.
  8/13/2015 2:47:00 PM
Dye: Man Behind the HOF architecture.  Pete Dye is more than just a Hall of Fame architect. His backstory is very intriguing.
  8/13/2015 8:06:00 AM
Billy Stewart wins 99th Pennsylvania Open at Rolling Green. 
  8/13/2015 1:26:00 AM
PGA: A drone’s eye view of Whistling Straits. 
  8/12/2015 1:03:00 PM
American men seek first major sweep in 33 years.  Americans have won the first three majors of the season. They haven’t swept all four since the early ’80’s.
  8/12/2015 11:34:00 AM
Northampton CC confronts tree damage, and a healthy course grows anew. 
  8/12/2015 12:30:00 AM
How Jordan Spieth handles the ’growing hysteria’: Serenely. Stories of interest you might have missed? How is Jordan Spieth handling the “growing hysteria,” as the headline to this Brad Townsend story in the Dallas Morning News put it? “The striking part wasn’t the...
  8/11/2015 10:45:00 PM
Frantic Struggle Leaves Unfamiliar Name, Shane Lowry, Atop Leaderboard. Lowry, a relatively unheralded Irishman, turned in an unexpectedly sharp display to surge past Jim Furyk and Justin Rose and fend off a charging Bubba Watson.
  8/11/2015 9:45:00 PM
Why 2015 has been a breakout year for Rickie Fowler. And also a disappointment.. HAVEN, Wisconsin -- At times this season, Rickie Fowler has been been as luminous as his Sunday Oklahoma State-themed ensembles. At others, his game resembles an eyesore akin to...well, those same orange outfits. Beauty is...
  8/11/2015 2:54:00 PM
Harig: Is even Tiger lowering his expectations at the PGA?. Harig: Is even Tiger lowering his expectations at the PGA?
  8/11/2015 6:46:00 AM
PGA: Oral history: DJ and the bunker at the 2010 PGA.  Rex Hoggard talks with the people who were closest to the controversial ending of the 2010 PGA.
  8/11/2015 6:41:00 AM
Billy Stewart’s game looks the part at Rolling Green GC. 
  8/11/2015 6:39:00 AM
Hidden Creek GC ready to host U.S. Senior Amateur. 
  8/11/2015 12:32:00 AM - By Sean O’Hair
PGA: Sean O’Hair makes it into field as alternate. 
  8/10/2015 3:20:00 PM
Bubba Love: Why we love him, and why we don’t. One of the most polarizing figures on the PGA Tour is two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.

Some fans love him, some can’t stand him. In a recent ESPN poll, his fellow Tour players voted Watson "the least likely" they would help in a fight in the parking lot. So, he’s got that going for him.

Jaime Diaz probes deeper in the cover story of Golf Digest. What is finds is a surprisingly shy, awkward guy who never forgot that his late dad advised him to trust no one.
  8/10/2015 9:09:00 AM
After Further Review: Rory's ankle a 'non-issue'.  Rory McIlroy says his ankle is a ’non-issue’ and more in After Further Review.
  8/10/2015 9:09:00 AM
Watch: Lowry's incredible recovery shots on 10, 18.  This could very well be the shot that wins Shane Lowry the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
  8/10/2015 9:09:00 AM
Charlie Rymer joins PGA of America.  "Morning Drive" co-host Charlie Rymer is now a member of the PGA of America.
  8/10/2015 12:35:00 AM
Demon residing in ’patch of sand that Dustin Johnson didn’t think was a bunker... Stories of interest you might have missed? “That patch of sand that Dustin Johnson didn’t think was a bunker five years ago is barely in play at this week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits,” Hank...
  8/9/2015 10:53:00 PM
Watch members of Shane Lowry’s home club go nuts when he wins the WGC-Bridgeston. Shane Lowry’s first PGA Tour win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational probably won’t draw huge ratings for CBS, but plenty of golf fans were watching in his native Ireland -- and they got pretty rowdy. Here’s...
  8/9/2015 9:01:00 PM
Jordan Spieth’s gamesmanship ploy: Hey, Phil Mickelson, look at this?. AKRON, Ohio -- Who knew Jordan Spieth had a bit of a mean streak in him? That nice-guy facade slipped a bit Sunday after his final-round 66 in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The reigning Masters and...
  8/9/2015 6:57:00 PM
Maggert claims 3rd Champions Tour win of year. Maggert claims 3rd Champions Tour win of year
  8/8/2015 8:04:00 PM
Matt Kuchar plays pro in table tennis at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar plays table tennis and ping-pong with U.S. table tennis player Samson Dubina after Round 3 of WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
  8/8/2015 5:18:00 PM
GAP: Chris Crawford rallies to win 113th Patterson Cup. 
  8/8/2015 5:05:00 PM
McIlroy plays practice round at Whistling Straits without apparent discomfort. Rory McIlroy, the defending champion in next week’s PGA Championship, played a practice round at Whistling Straits on Saturday, and did so without any apparent discomfort from the ankle injury he suffered two weeks before...
  8/8/2015 12:02:00 AM
Hall of Famer, LPGA founder Suggs dies at 91.  Louise Suggs, one of the giant talents and mighty spirits in women’s golf, died Friday. She was 91.
  8/8/2015 12:02:00 AM
Infamous DJ bunker not in play at Whistling Straits.  It appears Dustin Johnson will have one fewer obstacle to overcome next week when he returns to the sight of perhaps his biggest major heartbreak.
  8/8/2015 12:02:00 AM
Tiger posts pictures of new restaurant.  Tiger Woods on Thursday posted eight images of his new restaurant, The Woods Jupiter. Click here for a photo gallery.
  8/7/2015 8:03:00 PM
McIlroy in PGA field, has a tee time, and apparently intends to play. Defending champion Rory McIlroy is in the field for the PGA Championship next week, even has a starting time, which means...presumably he’ll give it a go. McIlroy, who missed the British Open after injuring his...
  8/7/2015 5:01:00 PM
How one California club intends to counter the drought: Its own sewage-treatment. The debilitating drought in California has golf courses scrambling for ways to cope with a diminishing resource, none more creatively than what one Northern California club is doing. Diablo Country Club outside the Bay Area...
  8/7/2015 1:32:00 PM
In honor of Jon Stewart, here’s the Daily Show host making fun of golf. Last night marked Jon Stewart’s last episode of the Daily Show, and we’d like to add our own farewell to the barrage of goodbyes that are flooding out today. Our parting message to Stewart is,...
  8/7/2015 12:55:00 AM
Rory McIlroy posts photo of him flying to the U.S.. We’ve been speculating for days now: Will Rory McIlroy give it a go at the PGA Championship? Well, here’s the latest sign he might just be headed to Whistling Straits. đ??µđ??ąâ??ᅬđ??şđ??żđ??Ťđ?Źżâ??đ?Źżâ?łďżŹ A photo posted by...
  8/6/2015 12:44:00 PM
Adidas to explore selling golf assets. 
  8/5/2015 8:58:00 AM
Opening soon: ’The Woods,’ Tiger’s upscale restaurant in Florida . 
  8/5/2015 8:55:00 AM
Report: More doping in golf than in cycling or soccer. 
  8/5/2015 8:52:00 AM
PGA: The caddies of Whistling Straits. 
  8/4/2015 3:20:00 PM
Just like most Americans, President Obama loses money on the golf course. Don’t be surprised if Congressman Joe Courtney gets audited. That seems like the penalty one might get for costing President Obama money on the golf course. Courtney, a Democratic representative from Connecticut, was recently...
  8/4/2015 2:54:00 PM
Date change for 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Rolling Green GC. 
  8/4/2015 10:58:00 AM
PGA Section: Billy Stewart wins PGA Assistant Championship . 
  8/3/2015 9:30:00 PM
Is Paul Goydos the lone tour player posting tour scores for handicap index purpo. It’s hard to know definitively, but Champions Tour player Paul Goydos might be unique in that he maintains a handicap index and actually posts his scores from tour events. For instance, Goydos had scores of...
  8/3/2015 8:00:00 PM
What is the biggest emotional meltdown or blow-up you’ve witnessed on a golf cou. Some things you can’t unsee. My male roommate shaving his legs, or catching a "Good by 03-11-2004" date on a beer I had just finished in 2009 are two of the images forever burned in...
  8/3/2015 9:27:00 AM
Tiger Woods rises in Official World Golf Ranking after Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods PGA Tour golf Official World Golf Ranking rises and improves after top-20 finish at Quicken Loans National, with Rickie Fowler and Troy Merritt also moving up and Tiger Woods’ chances of making FedEx Cup Playoffs.
  8/3/2015 4:00:00 AM
What To Make Of Tiger?. To borrow from screenwriter William Goldman’s iconic comment about Hollywood, when it comes to Tiger Woods, nobody knows anything.

There are three reasons for this. First, it’s golf, which no one has ever figured out. Second, much if not all of the pertinent information is possessed by Tiger Woods, who doesn’t over-share. And, third, unless you count Bobby Jones retiring at 28, we have never seen a truly historic player fall so far, so fast, so early.

Jaime Diaz has more in Golf World.
  8/1/2015 9:48:00 AM
What a day at Bandon Dunes really costs. 
  7/31/2015 3:17:00 PM
Missing father of Hurley III found safe in Texas. Missing father of Hurley III found safe in Texas
  7/31/2015 2:09:00 PM
Tiger shoots 66 to match best score of year. Tiger shoots 66 to match best score of year
  7/31/2015 1:08:00 PM
Injured Wie withdraws from Women’s British Open. Michelle Wie withdrew during the second round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open after aggravating a left-ankle injury at Trump Turnberry in Scotland.
  7/30/2015 1:42:00 PM
Woods' spin rate check revealed nothing major.  After a trip to the Bahamas, Tiger Woods finally checked his spin rates. He said he didn’t find "anything major, which was nice."
  7/29/2015 1:04:00 PM
Family of Charlie Sifford accused of $1M theft. Family of Charlie Sifford accused of $1M theft
  7/29/2015 12:02:00 PM
Woods cites 'perfect storm' of obstacles to success.  Tiger Woods talks about the challenge of recovering from back surgery at the same time he is changing his swing, but refuses to abandon ship.
  7/29/2015 12:02:00 PM
Agent: Thompson injured wrist punching writer in photo shoot.  Lexi Thompson took a share of the LPGA lead Friday despite a wrist injury from punching a writer - who asked her to do it.
  7/28/2015 6:30:00 PM
PGA player Billy Hurley announces father is missing, asks public for their help. PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III held a press conference at the Quicken Loans National to announce that his father has gone missing. Hurley and his family are asking the public for  assistance in finding...
  7/28/2015 3:27:00 PM
Tiger to stick with planned schedule for 2015. Tiger to stick with planned schedule for 2015
  7/28/2015 10:47:00 AM
The death of golf.... It’s a catchy, scary headline for a very sobering assessment of the state of the game in the August issue of Men’s Journal magazine.

The sub-head on the piece reads:

It’s expensive, difficult, and demands the kind of time most people get only when they go on vacation — or retire. From the dried up fairways of Southern California to the vacant course-side condos on the Carolina coast, we survey the sport’s demise — and the entrepreneurs hoping to reinvent it for a new, less patient generation. It’s painful but essential reading.
  7/28/2015 8:41:00 AM
Caddie program gives boost to Philly girls. 
  7/27/2015 3:44:00 PM
Someone has been pooping in the cups at a Norwegian golf course for 10 years. By now, we can all deal with the fact that some people urinate on the course while out playing golf. We can also accept the notion that some people have sex on the course. But...
  7/27/2015 2:15:00 PM
How does Jordan Spieth compare to 22-year-old Tiger Woods? A look at the numbers. Golf’s Golden Child Jordan Spieth turns 22 today, which brings to mind golf’s former prodigy, Tiger Woods, and what he had achieved at the same age. ESPN’s Darren Rovell put their golf earnings in perspective...
  7/27/2015 10:04:00 AM
Archives: 2014 Donald Trump interview on his golf empire. 
  7/27/2015 9:50:00 AM - By Montco Am Staff
Furman secures Montco Am title with sizzling back nine. 
  7/26/2015 10:55:00 PM
Oh, Canada, not again: For 61st straight year, the Canadian Open is won by a for. Golf is not the national sport of Canada, not surprisingly. Hockey gets the nod in winter, lacrosse in summer. They have history on their side. History is not on the side of golf in Canada,...
  7/26/2015 7:29:00 PM
Holly Sonders on why she’s going to the prom with a 16-year-old kid. Editor’s Note: Fox Sports personality and former Golf Digest cover Holly Sonders agreed to a prom date with 16-year-old Andrew Orischak, who lost in the finals of the U.S. Junior on Saturday. Sonders had...
  7/25/2015 2:30:00 PM
Other caddie supports Middlemo's version of dispute with Allenby.  A witness to the dust-up between Robert Allenby and his caddie, Mick Middlemo, in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open has come forward with his version of events.
  7/25/2015 11:52:00 AM - By Montco Am Staff
DiLisio makes history -- first woman to win Montco Junior Am. 
  7/25/2015 12:37:00 AM
Where, he asks, does the media get off calling for Tiger Woods to retire?. Stories of interest you might have missed? DJj Gallo of the Guardian takes exception to calls from the media for Tiger Woods to retire. “It’s a remarkable phenomenon that is unique to sports: a working...
  7/24/2015 4:36:00 AM
Robert Allenby and caddie part ways during round, forcing fan to finish on the b. For a guy who hasn’t won on tour in 14 years, Robert Allenby sure makes a lot of headlines. And, like his past escapades, this latest report is filed under less-than-desirable circumstances. Playing in...
  7/23/2015 11:12:00 PM
CNBC: Trump’s golf empire might be in the weeds. 
  7/23/2015 7:58:00 PM
A dream fulfilled for Sandy Tatum, 95: The U.S. Open to North Course at Los Ange. It would seem hard to get excited about an event that won’t happen for another eight years, more so when you’re in your 90s, unless you’ve been waiting the better part of a lifetime to...
  7/23/2015 4:46:00 PM
Stop what you’re doing and watch "Tiger Woods of Bengal". Titleist, TaylorMade, Mizuno. Industry paragons of golf club manufacturing. They’ve got nothing on the kids of Bengal. "Tiger Woods of Bengal" is a documentary focusing on the children of West Bengal, India and their...
  7/23/2015 8:52:00 AM
With additions and updates, The Bausch Collection reaches 274 courses. It has been another busy summer for Joe Bausch, the Villanova chemistry professor behind the incredible treasure of golf course photo galleries, The Bausch Collection.

Since I last wrote about Joe’s photographic wanderings, he has shot another 46 courses and revisited and updated his portfolio’s for 21 more. In all, The Bausch Collection stands at 274 and growing.
  7/23/2015 7:52:00 AM
GAP: Temple’s Brandon Matthews wins second Philadelphia Open. 
  7/23/2015 7:50:00 AM
Judge approves settlement that will preserve Cherry Hill golf course. 
  7/22/2015 2:44:00 PM
USGA announces U.S. Open venues for 2022-24.. 
  7/22/2015 9:14:00 AM
GAP: Live scoring: 111th Philadelphia Open. 
  7/22/2015 1:14:00 AM
Jordan Spieth drinks from the Claret Jug after all, courtesy of Zach Johnson. Jordan Spieth, despite tying for fourth, was able to drink from the Claret Jug after all, courtesy of British Open winner Zach Johnson. Johnson’s caddie, Damon Green, posted these photos, en route home from St....
  7/22/2015 12:08:00 AM
’Jordan Spieth is arguably more remarkable in defeat’. Stories of interest you might have missed? “Jordan Spieth is arguably more remarkable in defeat. Knowing how to lose with grace, which he demonstrated with such authenticity in his generous appraisal of Zach Johnson’s Open...
  7/21/2015 7:03:00 PM
Tiger Woods is a bigger betting favorite than Zach Johnson for the PGA Champions. Coming off his second major championship win and coming to a venue where he nearly won another major, Zach Johnson has to be one of the favorites for next month’s PGA Championship, right? Not exactly....
  7/21/2015 11:43:00 AM
PGA Section: Philadelphia Cricket’s Bill Sautter wins Hyndman Classic . 
  7/21/2015 9:47:00 AM
GAP: Philadelphia Cricket set to host Philadelphia Open. 
  7/21/2015 9:28:00 AM
Five quality for U.S. Amateur. 
  7/21/2015 9:06:00 AM
Shipnuck, you’re a muppet of the highest order!. 
  7/21/2015 3:23:00 AM
GAP: Smart brilliant in U.S. Amateur qualiier. 
  7/20/2015 4:37:00 PM
British Open: Zach Johnson wins 144th Open in four-man playoff.  Zach Johnson won major No. 2 in a playoff over Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen at the Open Championship.
  7/20/2015 4:37:00 PM
'New David' loving life; looks like old Duval in 67.  David Duval shot 67 on Sunday. He looked like the former Open champion, but didn’t sound like him.
  7/20/2015 9:06:00 AM
British Open: Why are low scores at St. Andrews such a bad thing?. Depending on your definitions of "venerable" and "archaic," the golf world is not honoring its elder.  St. Andrews is an institution, a breathing beacon of the sport. Unfortunately, the way the players and press...
  7/20/2015 8:37:00 AM
British Open: Live leaderboard. 
  7/20/2015 6:12:00 AM
Woods running out of excuses after MC at St. Andrews.  Tiger Woods didn’t turn his game around at St. Andrews, and he struggled to explain why.
  7/20/2015 6:12:00 AM
Longer golf balls making Old Course obsolete.  The Old Course’s only defense against today’s bombers is slick greens, which leads to unplayable conditions in high winds.
  7/19/2015 6:57:00 PM
Azinger knows what he’s talking about (unless he’s talking about history). It is hard to find fault with anything that ESPN has done in this, the most difficult of British Opens to televise, given the long days and short nights brought about by bad weather. Well,...
  7/19/2015 6:33:00 PM
British Open: With the slam in jeopardy, Jordan Spieth delivers again. Sunday morning, with the entire field tearing up St. Andrews on a damp, calm day, Jordan Spieth’s hopes of continuing his Grand Slam charge with a British Open win looked roughly like the Scottish sky—mostly...
  7/18/2015 10:20:00 AM
Players aren’t buying what the R&A is selling on resuming play Saturday. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- R&A officials say they spent an hour at the far end of the Old Course prior to the 7 a.m. scheduled re-start assessing if conditions were suitable to resume the...
  7/18/2015 9:38:00 AM
Local golf courses now fertile ground for developers. 
  7/18/2015 9:37:00 AM
This video of what happened to Louis Oosthuizen sums up just how ridiculous it w. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The second round resumed at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, and, well, things got a little goofy. Play was halted 32 minutes later and players like Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson were...
  7/17/2015 9:21:00 AM
British Open: Here is what you missed overnight. 
  7/17/2015 9:12:00 AM
Announcer Ivor Robson retiring after 41 Opens.  For 41 Open Championships it has been one voice, Ivor Robson’s voice, that marked the time. When he takes to the tee at 6:32 a.m. on Thursday it will mark the beginning of the end for the iconic first tee announcer.
  7/16/2015 7:52:00 PM
Things have gotten so bad for Tiger Woods even the AARP is taking shots at him n. After posting his worst opening round at the British Open, Tiger Woods experienced another first on social media: getting burned on Twitter... by the AARP. Why, you ask? In Woods’ Tuesday press conference he was...
  7/16/2015 6:31:00 PM
Tiger Woods, in eyes of competitor, "has lost the desire to play". ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Colin Swatton, the longtime instructor and caddie for Jason Day, made a point this week to watch Tiger Woods hit balls on the practice range prior to the Open Championship. He...
  7/16/2015 10:55:00 AM
Hyndman Memorial Classic to commemorate legendary amateur’s 100th birthday. In the history of Philadelphia golf, few names stand out more than Bill Hyndman, one of the most accomplished amateur players this country has ever produced.

Hyndman, who died in 2001 at the age of 85, won his first Philadelphia Amateur title in 1935, when he was only 19. He went on to win two more Amateur titles, 10 Patterson Cup crowns, six Silver Crosses from the Golf Association of Philadelphia.

Hyndman’s legacy is such that each year the Philadelphia Section PGA conducts the The William Hyndman III Memorial Classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, his home club.

(GAP Photo)
  7/16/2015 9:43:00 AM
British Open: Spieth continues Slam quest at Open with 67. Spieth continues Slam quest at Open with 67
  7/16/2015 8:43:00 AM
British Open: Jordan Spieth’s story began in Pennsylvania steel town. For all his Lone Star loyalty, it may be the 21-year-old’s Pennsylvania roots - less-known but as deep as a St. Andrews pot bunker - that on the eve of his history-making Old Course quest better explain Spieth’s rapid rise to golf’s summit.

The steel-town toughness, the artistry and flair, the athleticism, competitiveness and poise he exhibits, all can be sourced to his Pennsylvania heritage.

Frank Fitzpatrick has the story in the Inquirer.
  7/15/2015 10:05:00 AM
DJ finally talks Chambers Bay, stopping Spieth.  It’s a new major, yet so many questions directed at DJ on Monday were about the 72nd at Chambers Bay.
  7/15/2015 10:04:00 AM
Hall of Fame's treatment of Davies inexcusable.  Two golf greats say they warned World Golf Hall of Fame officials about Laura Davies’ potential travel problems almost a year ago.
  7/15/2015 10:04:00 AM
Old Course doesn't always make good first impression.  The Old Course at St. Andrews is on every golfer’s bucket list, but it’s not always love at first sight.
  7/15/2015 10:04:00 AM
Woods to critics: I'm not 'buried and done' yet.  Now more than seven years removed since his last major victory, Tiger Woods still hasn’t given up hope of catching Jack Nicklaus in the major department.
  7/15/2015 12:10:00 AM
Ben Martin’s wife is not at the British Open, and the reason will make you laugh. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- On the back nine of Tuesday’s practice round, Zach Johnson told a funny story about Ben Martin, and why his wife Kelly won’t be attending this year’s British Open at St....
  7/14/2015 11:18:00 AM
Hall of Fame ushers in A.W. Tillinghast . Compared to his contemporaries, A.W. Tillinghast wasn’t as prolific as Donald Ross, nor as traveled as Alister MacKenzie, nor was he the father of American golf course design, a claim that C.B. Macdonald could make.

Nevertheless, for sheer design excellence among the Golden Age greats, Albert Warren Tillinghast takes a backseat to no one.

Joe Passov of has the details.

USGA photo
  7/14/2015 11:12:00 AM
PGA Section: Gulph Mill’s Josh Rackley wins again . 
  7/14/2015 9:11:00 AM
Davies misses Hall of Fame ceremony at St. Andrews.  The Hall of Fame ceremony at St. Andrews was almost perfect, except Laura Davies wasn’t there.
  7/14/2015 9:11:00 AM
Caddie booted from USWO not disciplined by LPGA.  Paul Fusco will be back on Sei Young Kim’s bag as caddie this week at the Marathon Classic, a week after he was banished from the U.S. Women’s Open.
  7/14/2015 9:11:00 AM
U.S. Women's Open sets attendance record.  The U.S. Women’s Open set a record for attendance at Lancaster Country Club this week.
  7/14/2015 9:09:00 AM
British Open: Hole-by-hole flyover of St. Andrews. 
  7/14/2015 5:56:00 AM
Tiger Woods talks about career resurrection despite being longshot at St. Andrew. Tiger Woods at his British Open 2015 press conference discussed St. Andrews and his own game and longevity.
  7/13/2015 9:27:00 PM
Watch a time-lapse video of St. Andrews’ renovation of Hell Bunker. Because Scotland links lack the greenish shade of American courses, some may think golf maintenance is nonexistent there. Guess again. St. Andrews’ Old Course is host of this week’s British Open, and also home to...
  7/13/2015 9:08:00 PM
Donald Trump writes LPGA’s Whan with offer to move Women’s British Open. Donald Trump has released the LPGA from its Turnberry contract for Ricoh Women’s British Open after commissioner Mike Whan’s public statements.
  7/13/2015 3:30:00 PM
Here’s what Dustin Johnson said -- and didn’t say -- in his first press confere. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Sitting through a press conference with a player like Dustin Johnson reminds me a lot of watching other people play chess. I know that something meaningful is happening, on levels...
  7/13/2015 3:24:00 PM
Looks can be deceiving at St. Andrews’ storied Old Course. Hole-by-hole guide to the site of the 2015 British Open, St. Andrews’ Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, with details on each hole for the major championship.
  7/13/2015 1:35:00 PM
Nick Faldo likes Jordan Spieth’s chances at St. Andrews. Three-time British Open winner Nick Faldo likes Jordan Spieth’s chances at winning third leg of Grand Slam at St. Andrews.
  7/13/2015 8:54:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: Chun rallies for improbable win. 
  7/13/2015 8:52:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: Video: Chun wins in a thriller. 
  7/13/2015 7:19:00 AM
Wth Deere victory, Jordan Spieth’s odds to win British Open improve to 5-1. Jordan Spieth is the British Open 2015 odds-on favorite after winning PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic.
  7/12/2015 2:26:00 AM
Man assaults woman on Cobbs Creek GC. 
  7/12/2015 2:26:00 AM
USGA explains slow greens from first two rounds.  What’s up with the slow greens at the U.S. Women’s Open?
  7/12/2015 2:26:00 AM
U.S. Women's Open could set attendance records.  The U.S. Women’s Open will be played with possible record crowds this weekend.
  7/12/2015 2:26:00 AM
USGA's Davis: Two regrets regarding Chambers Bay.  USGA executive director Mike Davis says he has two regrets about how the U.S. Open was conducted at Chambers Bay three weeks ago.
  7/11/2015 3:43:00 AM
Startling Fall for Former No. 1 Yani Tseng Continues at U.S. Women’s Open. Yani Tseng, who has been unable to right her game, missed the cut after finishing at five-over-par 145 over the first two rounds.
  7/11/2015 12:37:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: Amy Yang surges to three-shot lead. 
  7/10/2015 11:29:00 AM
Davis: USGA 'evaluating things' regarding Trump.  The USGA isn’t sure what to do about its plans to play the U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J., in 2017.
  7/10/2015 11:29:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: Purse increased to $4.5 million.  The U.S. Women’s Open purse will be increased to $4.5 million this week, the USGA announced Wednesday.
  7/10/2015 11:29:00 AM
Mickelson: No need to comment on 'every little report'.  Phil Mickelson on Wednesday offered little insight on a recent report that linked him to an illegal gambling operation.
  7/10/2015 4:27:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: Marina Alex and Karrie Webb Are Tied for Lead. Alex, 24, was in an unfamiliar position: sharing the first-round lead with Webb, a Hall of Famer, after a four-under-par 66.
  7/9/2015 7:21:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open: Webb chases eighth major title with opening 66 . LPGA Tour golfer Karrie Webb shares the lead in Round 1 of the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club.
  7/9/2015 6:35:00 AM
Political fallout could put Donald Trump’s course-design brand at risk. Political fallout from his controversial comments about Mexicans could put Donald Trump’s golf course-design brand at risk.
  7/8/2015 5:59:00 PM
Here’s Jordan Spieth practicing on a simulator, because real golf courses are so. By now you know that Jordan Spieth won’t be arriving at St. Andrews until after he plays in the John Deere Classic, and that he instead has prepared for the British Open by playing...
  7/8/2015 4:27:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open: Players Guide. 
  7/8/2015 4:14:00 PM
Rory McIlroy to miss 2015 British Open. The 2015 British Open will be without its reigning champion. Rory McIlroy has announced that he will miss next week’s tournament at St. Andrews after suffering an ankle injury playing soccer last weekend. “After...
  7/8/2015 2:22:00 PM
PGA of America entered dealings with Trump warily, source says. Donald Trump and PGA of America entered a partnership in 2014 to send major championships to Trump golf courses, but the PGA of America was wary of the relationship according to Golfweek source.
  7/8/2015 8:19:00 AM
U.S. Open Women’s Open: Video history of Lancaster CC. 
  7/8/2015 1:03:00 AM
Trump defiant in response to ESPN, NASCAR, cites a benefit to bottom line. The Donald Trump fallout from comments he made recently about issues with illegal immigration and immigrants continued on Tuesday, to which Trump responded in a manner consistent with how he has always countered critics: Head...
  7/7/2015 10:57:00 PM
Forge your own set of American-made irons for $200,000. If you play on the PGA Tour, your gorgeous custom forged irons are hand ground by small teams of artisans in California and Texas, but the heads themselves are still produced overseas -- mostly in...
  7/7/2015 8:45:00 PM
Scott Stallings suspended three months by PGA Tour for taking banned substance. The PGA Tour has announced that Scott Stallings has been suspended three months for violating the Anti-Doping Policy. ”Mr. Stallings self-reported this information after discovering that a supplement that he was taking was on...
  7/7/2015 6:22:00 PM
Rory’s injury might affect his play long after this season. If what Rory McIlroy says is true, and he suffered a "total rupture of the left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage," there is a small, yet significant chance that even after his...
  7/7/2015 3:43:00 PM
Rory’s soccer mishap, Tiger’s stunning stat, Jimenez’s Wimbledon nap, and DJ-Pau. Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we believe playing any sport other than golf when you’re over the age of 25 is reckless (unless you are a pro in that other sport)....
  7/6/2015 1:58:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open: Course Overview. 
  7/6/2015 1:56:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open: Ticket Info. 
  7/6/2015 1:54:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open: Fact Sheet. 
  7/6/2015 1:53:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open: Round 1 tee times. 
  7/6/2015 10:08:00 AM
Rory McIlroy ruptures ankle ligament playing soccer, Open status questionable. And you thought Rory McIlroy’s first two majors this season were disappointments. After late rallies to post top 10s in the Masters and the U.S. Open, the World No. 1 might not even be able...
  7/6/2015 1:34:00 AM - By Lancaster CC, U.S. Women’s Open
Lancaster CC has a lot riding on the U.S. Women’s Open. 
  7/5/2015 5:39:00 PM
Q & A with Mark Peterson, GAP executive director. 
  7/5/2015 1:41:00 PM
Breaking down the changing of the guard on the PGA Tour. regularly highlights golf books we find of interest to readers. This week’s book is:Slaying The Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour, By Shane Ryan, Ballantine Books, $29, hardback,...
  7/4/2015 6:24:00 PM
Tiger Woods Sees How the Other Half Plays, if Not How It Lives. Ranked 220th, Woods traveled to the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia not in a minivan, as the fringe player Jim Herman did, but in his jet.
  7/2/2015 11:53:00 PM
Bubba Watson to paint U.S. flag over Confederate flag on General Lee. The recent controversy over the Confederate flag has prompted Bubba Watson to paint a U.S. flag over the Confederate flag atop his pride and joy, the original General Lee, the Dodge Charger made famous on...
  7/2/2015 11:49:00 PM
Q & A with Donald Trump: ’Let golf be elitist.’. 
  7/2/2015 9:15:00 PM
Golf, business groups rebuke Trump for comments about Mexicans. Billionaire Donald Trump faces growing condemnation in the golf and business communities after his disparaging comments about Mexicans made two weeks ago.
  7/2/2015 8:42:00 PM
Column: Time for Golf Powers to Stand Up to Donald Trump. Donald Trump loves Mexicans, he really does.
  7/2/2015 8:39:00 PM
Golf needs to dump Trump’s courses; play here instead. Not that anybody asked me, but since Donald Trump has officially and repeatedly poisoned his relationship with golf and, well, humanity with his recent comments about Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, I thought it might be fun...
  7/2/2015 5:01:00 PM
Former NBA star Allan Houston’s mansion is on the market, and it has a pretty sw. Allan Houston was a very good basketball player before a knee injury curtailed his career with the New York Knicks. Fortunately for him, that happened after the Knicks gave him an ill-advised six-year $100 million...
  7/2/2015 4:51:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open Puts Lancaster CC, Flynn in the Spotlight. The first major championship in the club’s storied his begins next week. Lancaster CC is ready for its close-up.

David Shefter of the USGA takes a good, long look at the course, the club and the championship, in a piece that celebrates all three, not to mention architect William Flynn.

USGA photo
  7/2/2015 2:05:00 PM
This home across from Augusta National isn’t much more expensive than a handful . A Masters ticket is traditionally one of the toughest in sports, and even if you get in the gates there’s the issue of finding someplace decent to stay nearby.You’re at the mercy of the secondary...
  7/2/2015 9:19:00 AM
National Club Pro: Matt Dobyns wins in dramatic finale. 
  7/1/2015 4:26:00 PM
Watch Shaq take three attempts to get off the first tee in the Greenbrier Pro-Am. We weren’t expecting much from Shaquille O’Neal at the Greenbrier Classic Pro-Am after watching a couple videos of his swing. Correction, we were expecting an over-the-top golf outfit, but that’s about it. Unfortunately, Shaq stayed...
  7/1/2015 3:21:00 PM
PGA, LPGA distance themselves from Trump. PGA, LPGA distance themselves from Trump
  7/1/2015 1:49:00 PM
Report: Tiger Woods linked to Jason Dufner’s ex-wife Amanda. Tiger Woods and Amanda Boyd, ex-wife of Jason Dufner, have been linked in a recent report, which states that Boyd cheated on Dufner with PGA Tour golfer Tiger Woods, who recently broke up with Lindsey Vonn.
  7/1/2015 11:33:00 AM
Hawaii man pleads guilty to using Robert Allenby’s credit cards. A Hawaii man has pleaded guilty to using PGA Tour player Robert Allenby’s credit cards, returning Allenby’s saga to headlines.
  7/1/2015 9:00:00 AM
National Club Pro: Polland, Sturgeon share lead going into final day. 
  7/1/2015 8:25:00 AM
National Club Pro: Merion’s Robby Bruns still in the hunt. 

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