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Lee McCoy completes comeback from auto accident, wins Web.Com Tour Qualifying Tournament; Maverick McNealy ties for 10th

The road to the PGA Tour these days generally goes through the Web.com Tour with any number of detours along the way, some of them precarious.<p>Lee McCoy, for instance, was an All-American at Georgia, who as an amateur finished fourth in the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship in 2016. But in November of …

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This golfer's putting track trick is legit impressive

Golf nerds will understand how impressive this fear is, but for those who aren’t, a brief explanation: Creating a track this narrow, on a putt this long, doesn’t just require the perfect line. It demands the perfect speed. Hit this putt a touch to hard or too soft, and it collides with the tees. …

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Golfer dies after being struck by lightning on the golf course

Yes, lightning strikes are incredibly rare, but they do happen on the golf course from time to time -- and unfortunately, we are reminded of the dangers of lightning with stories in which golfers have been hit and fatally struck.<p>Such was the case with a tragic story involving a British woman …

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PODCAST: What's the value of a 'muni?' On the life and death of Lakeshore Golf Course

For so many golfers, the city- or county-owned course, better known as a "muni," is a sacred part of the game.<p>In a sport that has long been regarded …

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Adjust your tee height and setup to seize control of your drives

Most weekend golfers rely on one setup and tee height for all their drives, whether they're trying to squeeze more distance out of their swing or …

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America's Best New Courses 2017

Still not enough new courses to warrant New Public and New Private categories, so the 15 new courses nominated for consideration competed in a single Best New Courses race. But with 85 remodeled courses nominated, we decided to split our Best New Remodel survey into three categories to reflect the …

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Man fired for disabling tracking device while playing 140 rounds of golf

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds," wrote Albert Einstein. Words that encapsulate this grave injustice out of Australia, where a golfer, nay, HERO was persecuted for his genius.<p>Tom Colella of Perth lost his job after his employer discovered, via anonymous …

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Brandel Chamblee: 'I was wrong' about Tiger Woods's comeback

Of all the things to come out of Tiger Woods's comeback at the Hero World Challenge, this might have been the most surprising: Brandel Chamblee …

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Lakewood's Eagle Ridge Golf Club: Letters, money pile up against development

CLOSE<p>Residents living in the Fairways in Lakewood are upset with plans to turn the Eagle Ridge Golf Club into a huge development. Many residents paid …

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PGA of America makes it official, awards 2028 PGA, 2032 Ryder Cup to The Olympic Club

The payoff is more than a decade away, but that didn’t dampen the excitement of PGA of America executives as they made official on Wednesday what had leaked out last week. The Olympic Club in San Francisco, a five-time venue for the U.S. Open, will host its first PGA Championship in 2028 and then …

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Golfer to make first PGA Tour start after surviving Las Vegas shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock fired his deadly bullets from a Las Vegas hotel room towards the festival goers below, killing 58 and wounding nearly 500, golfer AJ McInerney was in the crowd, among the thousands fearing for their lives.<p>As the gunman strafed the crowd from his …

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13 other great golf mementos that deserve their place in history

The 2017 Open Championship is one we’ll never forget for many reasons, but the image that will undoubtedly stand the test of time is that of Jordan Spieth hitting a 3-iron from the range, next to a Titleist truck, over a huge mound, without really knowing the yardage, all after a 20-minute delay. …

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All first round scores erased at KLPGA event after bizarre rules controversy

The deluge of rules controversies is ever-present in the pro golf game, but if they don't occur at a major, they often get overlooked. The bizarre …

VIDEO: Rickie Fowler pumps up crowd at Oklahoma State homecoming

On the course and the court.@RickieFowler knows how to pump up the crowd.Just ask the @OSUAthletics. pic.twitter.com/6pAV4noBkj— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) …

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President Trump Plays Golf, Shoots 73 — Twitter Loses Its Mind

Kim Jong Il, the late supreme leader of North Korea, was a heckuva golfer. He only played once, in 1994, and he reportedly shot a 38-under par round …

Justin Thomas earns PGA Tour Player of the Year

Justin Thomas was named PGA Tour Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday after winning five times, a major championship and the FedEx …

Cristie Kerr leads Ladies Open de France despite mixed fortunes

Cristie Kerr will have a three-shot lead when the third round of the Ladies Open de France resumes on Sunday.<p>Kerr -- looking for her first Ladies …

WATCH: Tiger Woods now hitting 'smooth iron shots'

Calling all Tiger Woods fans, you’ve got another update.<p>The 14-time major winner is now hitting "smooth iron shots" according to a video he posted to …

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Early mornings, patriotic snacks and lots of stuff: A Presidents Cup WAG's insider account

<i>Editor's Note: Jena Sims is an actress in TV and film and an occasional Loop correspondent. She also happens to be the girlfriend of U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, which meant Sims had her first experience last week as a "significant other" during the Presidents Cup at Liberty National. Our</i> …

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Matt Harmon misses out on PGA Tour card in harrowing fashion

The amount of heartbreaks suffered by minor leaguers in pursuit of their PGA Tour card are so plentiful that books have been dedicated to the subject. Add Matt Harmon's tale to this mountain of misery.<p>Harmon entered the Web.com Tour Championship in 29th place in the circuit's Finals standings, with …

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Presidents Cup 2017: Predicting Scores and Standings for Thursday's Pairings

Captains Steve Stricker and Nick Price have chosen the pairings for the 2017 edition of the Presidents Cup, beginning on Thursday, September 28, at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.<p>Among the most enticing parings for Thursday is the partnership between Jordan Spieth and …

Tiger Woods 'Definitely' Could See Scenario Where He Doesn't Return from Injury

As Tiger Woods continues to rehab from his most recent back surgery in April, the legendary golfer says it's possible he may not return to the golf course.<p>Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Woods was asked if he can see a scenario in which he doesn't play in a professional tournament again.<p>"Yeah, …

Little known facts about the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Tuesday night is the culmination of the trip down memory lane for the members of the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2017, when Lorena Ochoa, Meg Mallon, Davis Love III and Ian Woosnam, along with the late British journalist Henry Longhurst, are formally inducted during a ceremony in New York …

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Spieth: Career-worst discomfort with putter

ATLANTA – It should have been no surprise considering Jordan Spieth has penned the year’s most dramatic and entertaining moments, but when the …

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Bernhard Langer, now 60, wins PURE Insurance Open, his fifth victory of the season

Sixty is not the new 50, but neither is it necessarily a number associated with decline, as Bernhard Langer has proved once more.<p>Langer, who turned 60 a month ago, added a fifth victory on Sunday to what is shaping up as his best season since joining the PGA Tour Champions in 2007.<p>On a sunny, warm …

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2017 Tour Championship, FedEx Cup purse, prize money breakdown: $34M to be paid - CBSSports.com

With so much at stake at East Lake, how will the tournament play out?<p>No matter how you stand at the 2017 Tour Championship, there is a ton to play …

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Justin Thomas wins FedExCup title, $10 million bonus; Xander Schauffele wins Tour Championship

ATLANTA — With six holes to play in last week’s BMW Championship, the third event of the FedExCup Playoffs, rookie Xander Schauffele’s chances of advancing to The Tour Championship seemed remote.<p>Seven days later he won the PGA Tour’s season finale.<p>With nerves of a veteran and a game that held up …

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Watch: Leaf knocks Web.com player's ball off line, leads to a four-stroke penalty

A leaf led to one player's four-stroke penalty — and even worse — it might cost him a PGA Tour card as well.<p>Matthew Southgate was one over through 14 …

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