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The Open: Tiger Woods faces up to life in fast lanes at Carnoustie scorcher

There was a time in the not-so distant past when Tiger Woods doubted he would feature in the Open Championship again. This week at Carnoustie marks Woods’s first appearance in the third major of the year since 2015. It was no wonder, then, that a chipper Woods stepped from the 18th green after …

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How much prize money every golfer earned at the 2018 John Deere Classic

Michael Kim had been imagining what a breakthrough win on the PGA Tour would look like for a while now. But the former college player of the year at Cal-Berkeley never envisioned it ending like this: an eight-stroke win after posting a John Deere Classic 72-hole scoring record of 27-under 254. Of …

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British Open 2018: Meet the man who played 107 Scottish links in 56 days - Golf Digest

There are enough golf books on Scotland to fill every shelf at the New York Public Library. Yet Tom Coyne manages to take this well-covered subject and make it seem as fresh as the first snow of winter in "A Course Called Scotland." The general premise involves Coyne—author of golf tomes like …

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19-year-old Joaquin Niemann earns tour card in just eight starts as a professional

Joaquin Niemann is not supposed to be on the PGA Tour, not at this age. He's also not leaving anytime soon.<p>Thanks to a final-round 64 at the Greenbrier, Niemann grabbed a T-5 finish at the West Virginia event. It wasn't enough to earn an invitation to next week's Open Championship, but he didn't …

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Knox wins Irish Open in playoff after extraordinary finish

DONEGAL, Ireland (AP) — Scottish golfer Russell Knox rolled in almost-identical birdie putts from around 40 feet on the 72nd hole and the first playoff hole to win the Irish Open on Sunday.<p>After Knox made birdie on No. 18 to set the clubhouse target at 14-under par, Ryan Fox of New Zealand missed …

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Phil Mickelson forced to assess himself two-stroke penalty in final round at Greenbrier

This is a perfect bookend to that U.S. Open snafu<p>It took all of one tournament after the U.S. Open for Phil Mickelson to give a little wink and a nod …

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Teen uses golf to honor Army dad killed in combat

Kayleigh “Buggy” Reinke was only 3 years old when her father, Army Staff Sgt. Gavin Reinke, was killed by a roadside bomb during his second deployment to Iraq in 2006. The toddler with short platinum blond hair and a big, bright smile had a tough time dealing with the loss.<p>“I would go somewhere for …

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Tiger Woods came up short on Sunday but in some ways he also came up big

POTOMAC, Md. — The day was hot. The gallery was hot. The player-host was hot. Tiger's caddie, Joe LaCava, was carrying three towels, one reserved for …

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The clubs Sung Hyun Park used to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Sung Hyun Park needed a bit of a break to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, but when So Yeon Ryu provided an opening with a double bogey on the 71st hole, Park stepped up and won her second major championship with back-to-back birdies on the two holes of a three-way playoff with Ryu and Nasa …

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The National 2018: Francesco Molinari Shoots Final-Round 62, Wins by 8 Strokes

Some players fold under the pressure of entering the final round with a lead.<p>Francesco Molinari soared.<p>Molinari carded a final-round 62 Sunday, giving him a dominant eight-stroke win at the 2018 Quicken Loans National. Ryan Armour finished in second place at 13 under, while Sung Kang, Tiger Woods …

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U.S. Open 2018: Brooks Koepka's girlfriend is correctly identified this time by Fox Sports' Joe Buck

Fox Sports' coverage of the 2018 U.S. Open will be remembered in part for a vulgar conversation in the crowd picked up by microphones on Friday. But overall, the network had a good week, and its lead play-by-play man avoided another WAGs-related gaffe at the conclusion of the tournament. Of course, …

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U.S. Open 2018: How much prize money every golfer earned at the 2018 U.S. Open

To the victor, goes the spoils. And when you're the U.S. Open victor, it's some very serious spoils indeed.<p>As was the case a year ago when he won at Erin Hills, the 2018 U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka takes home the biggest first-place check in major-championship history: a staggering $2.16 …

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The clubs Brooks Koepka used to win the U.S. Open (again)

Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open not through brute strength, but with a pretty snazzy display of short-game skills over the final nine at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club to become just the seventh player to win back-to-back U.S. Opens (Willie Anderson won three straight), taking the trophy by two shots …

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U.S. Open 2018: Shinnecock is revealing an embarrassing truth about some of golf's biggest names

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — "We're not trying to humiliate the best players in the world," Sandy Tatum famously said at the 1974 U.S. Open. "We're simply trying to identify who they are." A line annually cited at this championship, and will be for eternity, due to its heterogeneous nature. Critics of the …

Give Your Tee Shots An Instant Boost

<b>LAUNCH IT HIGHER</b><p>Most amateurs hit the ball with a downward strike too low on the face, creating high spin and low launch—the worst combination for distance. You'll immediately get longer if you hit it in the sweet spot, which is a little above the center of the face. To do that, focus on how your …

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Golfshot's new augmented-reality update offers 360-degree, on-course features—bringing a smarter GPS app into the golf space

The new Golfscope AR update to the Golfshot app features one of the first augmented-reality offerings in golf. Though Arccos has introduced AR in its Arccos Caddie product, GPS apps do not typically offer similar technology. For members of Golfshot or Golfshot Pro ($29.99), users with iOS devices …

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U.S. Open 2018: Jason Day reveals the needling text he sent Tiger Woods that wasn't returned

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- The mentor-mentee relationship between Tiger Woods and Jason Day has been well documented in recent years with the younger golfer using the 14-time major champ as a sounding board during his own rise to the top of golf's world ranking. But it turns out Tiger doesn't always …

Golf directly drove $84.1 billion (yes with a 'B') in U.S. economic activity, according to new study

On the eve of the 11th annual National Golf Day, industry leaders will arrive in Washington D.C, armed with new data that tangibly boosts their contention that golf is more than just a hobby for Americans but a major financial driver for the country.<p>For the fourth time since 2000, the World Golf …

Couple kicked out of California golf club after challenging men-only rule

A couple that stood up to a policy they deemed unfair at a golf club they belonged to have now been expelled from said club.Per <i>The Fresno Bee</i>, …

Masters 2018 Payout: Prize Money and Purse Breakdown for Top Golfers

Professionals participating in the 2018 Masters split an $11 million purse, with winner Patrick Reed taking home a cool $1,980,000 after shooting a 15-under 273.<p>Even players who didn't make the cut took home a nice check, as they each earned $10,000, with the exception of amateurs, who do not …

WATCH: Jack Nicklaus's grandson makes hole-in-one during Masters Par-3 Contest

It was quite the day Wednesday at Augusta National, where current competitors and past champions competed in the Masters Par-3 Contest. Often family …

Masters 2018: Tiger and Phil playing together, Spieth joins favorites and a comedian nails golf impressions

<i>AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Welcome to the Masters morning rundown, your one-stop shop to catch up on the action from Augusta National. Here's everything you need to know for the morning of April 3.</i><p><b>Legends set for Tuesday pairing</b><p>Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, battling it out on the back nine come Sunday. Of …

Phil Mickelson’s final Masters prep has become a bit of an adventure

The PGA Tour’s media department offered up this interesting statistic following the third round of the Houston Open on Saturday. Through 54 holes, Phil Mickelson leads the field in strokes gained/putting at 2.666. Considering that the five-time major winner is second on tour in the category for the …

Former HVL golf pro awarded $2 million in damages

SAN FRANCISCO >> Earlier this month, after eight full days of proceedings, a jury unanimously awarded Wayne Clark a total of $2 million in a …

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Tony Romo shoots 5-over 77 in PGA Tour debut at Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship

After one quarter, Tony Romo is down 14.<p>It's not an unfamiliar position for the former Cowboy quarterback, but Romo will need more than two …

PGA Tour's new app will bring fans into the action—quite literally

As sports leagues continue to attempt to bring viewers closer to game action and engage a younger audience, the PGA Tour will unveil an impressive app this week that will be available to fans watching the Arnold Palmer Invitational. An augmented-reality app, PGA Tour AR, was announced on Monday, …

Tiger Woods turns back the clock, briefly leads alone for first time since 2013

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Brandt Snedeker said he could see this coming from Tiger Woods.<p>Paul Casey said it felt like the old days.<p>At 9:48 am EST on Friday, Woods, playing the 394-yard par-4 second on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook (his 11th hole of the day) rolled in a 12-foot putt for his third …

Watch Tiger Woods make the most spectacular -- and dangerous -- par save of his latest comeback

The bad news? Golf fans finally saw a slight wince from Tiger Woods on the 16th hole of Thursday's opening round at the Valspar Championship. The good news? It had nothing to do with his back.<p>No, Woods literally threw his wrist into harm's way attempting a risky recovery shot that led to the most …

Bubba Watson takes the lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie. He moved the ball left and right, whatever Riviera required, and finished with a 6-under 65 for a one-shot lead Saturday in the Genesis Open.<p>Yes, golf is …

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