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Ball Wars: Titleist's parent company countersues Costco for patent infringement, false advertising over its Kirkland ball

Titleist and Costco still aren't getting along.<p>Five months after Costco filed a lawsuit against Acushnet Holdings Corp., maker of Titleist balls, …

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Is This Golfer (And U.S. Open Champ) The Gold Standard For 'Good Guys' On The PGA Tour?

Hitting the range at Chelsea Piers in New York.<p>Having covered golf inside and outside the ropes for years, friends and golf fans invariably inquire about who are the nicest of the pros on the PGA Tour.<p>For me, there are typically a few prominent names that spring to mind, players like Rickie Fowler, …

What everyday golfers can learn from five revealing moments from the PGA

One of the Pete Bevacqua's selling points, in moving the PGA Championship from August to May starting in 2019, is that the bossman (and an avid …

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Justin Thomas reveals he’s more of an old-school equipment guy than you might think

In the last year I’ve had the opportunity to speak with PGA champ Justin Thomas twice about his equipment, including Tuesday morning. Here’s what he had to say about his change to a mallet putter, why he uses irons with zero offset and the changes he made to his driver setting and 60-degree wedge …

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Augusta National sues to stop auction of champion's green jacket

Augusta National Inc., the company that owns Augusta National Golf Club and Masters tournament, filed a federal lawsuit on Monday to stop a memorabilia company from auctioning off three green jackets, including one owned by two-time champion Byron Nelson that was reported to be given to him by the …

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Visualization Practice - improve your golf without hitting an extra shot

Visualization Practice - improve your golf without hitting an extra shot<p>Sean Foley<p>Today, Sean Foley has a suggestion for golfers who want to play …

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Justin Thomas breaks out of pack at 99th PGA Championship to win first major title

CHARLOTTE — You know what they say, 'round these parts: The PGA Championship doesn't start 'till 5 p.m. on Sunday. A little before 7 p.m. this …

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Dustin Johnson admits he's still feeling effects from Masters back injury

Dustin Johnson opened 2017 by taking a flamethrower to the competition, placing inside the top 6 in seven of eight events (including wins in Los Angeles, Mexico City and Austin). Since his freak back injury on Masters eve, it's been a different tale for the World No. 1, with zero top 10s in his …

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Where Jordan Spieth is showing true greatness

There are myriad reasons Jordan Spieth won the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Probably the overriding one was articulated by Johnny Miller in 2015:<p>“So many guys today seem to win by accident, but Spieth doesn’t,” Miller said for a story in Golf Digest. “His game is ruled by that most …

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Jordan Spieth flips the switch after a bad start to win his third major at the British Open

Jordan Spieth was standing at the edge.<p>Not just the edge of a steep hill overlooking the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale — the result of a drive that sailed 100 yards wide right — but the edge of another meltdown in a major championship, this time the British Open.<p>How he escaped to lift the Claret Jug, …

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Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee Discusses Tiger Woods' Troubles | The Dan Patrick Show | 7/12/17

29 reasons why you didn't play well today

More often than not, your round results in a less-than-desirable score. Which is OK; golf is not a game of perfect. How you rationalize that outcome, however, can be just as enlightening. From the fair to farcical to crestfallen, here are the 29 reasons why you didn't play well today.<p><b>"It was my</b> …

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When putting, this PGA Tour winner says forget about keeping your head still

Is there any piece of advice more common in golf than, “Keep your head down”? Probably not. And it makes sense, especially for putting. You’re going to have a hard time making putts if you’re lifting your head up to peek and see where the ball is rolling. But Johnson Wagner, who’s won three times …

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Could Australia's Kangaroo Island Be Home To The World's Next Great Destination Golf Course?

Australia’s <b>Kangaroo Island</b> has designs on having one of the world’s next great destination golf courses.<p>Already a popular tourist getaway, Kangaroo Island is the continent’s third-largest island, sitting about eight miles (13 kilometers) off South Australia’s mainland and approximately 130 miles …

The United States of Golf: All 50 States Ranked By Their Golfiness

What determines a state’s golfiness? Lots of factors.<p>Having more than a quarter of your residents who regularly peg it helps your cause (take a bow, …

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Earning $33M with just two wins proves there's many paths to PGA Tour success

Tiger Woods is the benchmark, but his is not the only path to success in pro golf<p>We love winners, don't we? Boy, do we love winners. We love to watch them win, and then we love to watch them fall because both represent the dramatic ends of the sports-consumption spectrum. Tiger Woods is the most …

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CAN'T PLAY GOLF WITHOUT THIS MOVE | Wisdom in Golf

Pikewood National Golf Club

“The most challenging, fair and beautiful course in the world.” <b>— Dow Finsterwald,</b> <i>Former Ryder Cup Captain and PGA Champion</i>

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Oh, the horror! The 11 most egregious breaches of golf etiquette, ranked

<i>In an affront to etiquette-abiding golfers everywhere, President Donald Trump was caught on video last week driving a golf cart across a green at his</i> …

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Phil on Caddie Split: "We Both Needed a Change"

Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay stunned the golf world last week when they announced the end of their storied partnership. …

WATCH: Spieth holed a bunker shot to win the Travelers and his celebration was nuts

Jordan Spieth picked up his 10th career PGA Tour victory a lot like he won his first.<p>The 23-year-old holed a 20-yard bunker shot on the first playoff …

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As Phil and Bones part ways, an appreciation of what made them so good together

There has never been a more successful player-caddie relationship than Phil and Bones. Yes, Tiger Woods and Steve Williams—<i>Stevie!</i>—won far more …

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Clubface Control - skip a stone to improve your golf

Clubface Control - skip a stone to improve your golf<p>Martin Chuck<p>Today, Martin Chuck comes to you from one of the most beautiful spots in golf: the …

Brooks Koepka outmuscled Erin Hills with a big game and a chip on his shoulder

<i>This story will appear in this week's issue of</i> Sports Illustrated.<p>For a while there it looked as if the 117th U.S. Open was going to be decided by …

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2017 U.S. Open - Round 4 Highlights

How to play golf with a "good" golfer ... and still enjoy your round

<b>You've accepted that you're a true Medio but other golfers in your group have yet to drink the Kool-Aid.</b><p>You're trying to sneak in a warmup round …

Brooks Koepka: 5 things to know about the 2017 U.S. Open champion

ERIN, Wis. — Brooks Koepka blitzed Erin Hills with a five-under 67 on Sunday to win the 117th U.S. Open by four shots over Brian Harman and Hideki …

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This Erin Hills U.S. Open is now exactly what it's supposed to be: a grind to a championship

ERIN, Wis. – It was an incredibly uninteresting day of golf. TGIF! Fridays at U.S. Opens are <i>supposed</i> to be boring. We're playing for the national …