Golf

Get some of Lexi Thompson's balance in your game

Her impact explosion hides sweet balance<p>It's hard to pick what jumps out at you more when you watch Lexi Thompson--the actual jumping she does at impact, or the pyrotechnics of her golf game.<p>She showed off both at the Solheim Cup, playing a seven hole stretch in eight under in her match against …

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Twitter reacts after Solheim Cup captain's victory drink revealed on Live TV

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Some people, when there’s cause for celebration, crack open a bottle of champaign. Others opt for a more dignified wine of some sort. Some go with the simple, but always reliable, beer.<p>Not U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster.<p>After watching her U.S. Team cruise to its …

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You've never seen a PGA Tour pro more concerned about a tee than Ben Crane on this hole-in-one

The final round of the Wyndham Championship produced three holes-in-one, most notably, Martin Flores' ace that wound up saving his job on the PGA Tour for next season. But Ben Crane's was noteworthy as well for his reaction. Let's just say you've probably never seen a tour pro so concerned about a …

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Tour Confidential: A U.S. Solheim Cup victory and Lexi Thompson's epic birdie barrage

<i>Every Sunday night, GOLF.com conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and GOLF Magazine. Check in every week for the</i> …

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Sam Torrance: Incredible Solheim Cup was golf at its very best; plus Henrik Stenson returns and Adrian Otaegui shows spirit of mentor Jose Maria Olazabal

Team events seem to bring out the best in people and that was highlighted again in an amazing week’s golf at the Solheim Cup.<p>The United States were …

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The Thomas Family comes down from PGA high, Butch Harmon puts on a new hat, and tributes to Phil Ritson

Jordan Spieth said it best last week, describing Justin Thomas’ win in the PGA Championship as “knowing to the core” who his family is and how they brought him up. To that point, Mike Thomas was back to work as head professional at Harmony Landing Country Club in the Louisville suburb of Goshen, …

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Inkster: Women's golf doesn't get credit we're due

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Juli Inkster did not waste time championing women’s golf and had no problem telling non-believers what annoys her most about …

Solheim Cup

Watch pro make hole-in-one to possibly secure PGA Tour card

Entering the week as the 139th player in the FedEx Cup rankings, journeyman Martin Flores needed some magic to secure his PGA Tour card for next season. On Sunday at the Wyndham Championship, the 35-year-old pulled quite the rabbit out of his hat.<p>Starting his day outside the top 20 on the leader …

Sports

WATCH: Solheim winning moment

Team USA retained the Solheim Cup in impressive fashion in Iowa, with Lizette Salas delivering the winning point for the home side.

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Talk of Golf: Women's golf needs a strong Ladies European Tour to flourish

It was supposedly lopsided, but it still managed to keep the viewers perched on their seats. Yet Dame Laura Davies has a warning. “Unless there is a strong Ladies European Tour, there will no longer be a Solheim Cup,” she said.<p>Davies was in Des Moines as a Sky Sports analyst, but while all the …

Ladies European Tour

A memorable Lexi-Anna duel and four other takeaways from the Solheim Cup

When all was said and done on Sunday, the United States retained the Solheim Cup with a 16.5-11.5 win over Europe at Des Moines Golf and Country …

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How one brilliant idea transformed the U.S. Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup teams

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Back in 2008, Paul Azinger led the weakest U.S. Ryder Cup team in recent history into battle.<p>His back against the wall, and with the U.S. team without a victory since 1999, he drew inspiration from he Navy SEALS.<p>That idea led to what Azinger later called the “Pod System,” …

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This golf towel trick shot will blow your mind

Want to get noticed for a golf trick shot? Apparently, the new trend is coming up with creative ways to knock a golf ball into the hole <i>without</i> using a golf club. Within days of trick-shot artist Coach Rusty knocking in a putt using the wheel of a golf cart, we came across this submission involving …

Sports

2017 Solheim Cup: United States easily keeps cup with five-point win over Europe

Lexi Thompson got a clutch half point, and the U.S. was off to the races<p>One of the best aspects of big team events like the Solheim Cup is that the score is always close until the very end. You always have at least a sliver of hope until you do not. That was true of this week's event in Des Moines, …

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This week's winners and losers from the golf world

Presented By<p>Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports<p>This may have been one of the year's more underrated weekends in golf. Henrik Stenson ended a 13-month …

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Dew Sweeper: U.S. Amateur drama, America's big Solheim Cup win and a hole-in-one for the ages

<i>Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here's every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of August 21.</i><p><b>Americans lap Europeans at</b> …

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Ex-Ryder Cup caddie 'outed architect's secret life as a transvestite'

A former Ryder Cup golf caddie turned dominatrix has been accused of "outing" an architect's secret life as a transvestite in a spiteful revenge campaign.<p>The victim, 54, who has a supportive female partner and a daughter at university would dress up in women's clothes and call himself "Tina" to …

Judiciary

Inkster another captaincy? I would love to, but …

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Who is going to say no to Juli Inkster?We’re about to find out.Inkster, sitting behind the Solheim Cup that she helped …

Solheim Cup

The world reacts to the final day of the Solheim - Lady Golfer

After some amazing performances from both teams, social media has been full of praise for all of the players who competed in the Solheim Cup.<p>Going …

Women's Golf

Somehow the college player of the year was left off the U.S. Walker Cup team and it has a lot of people upset

After winning the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Division I college player of the year in June, Sam Burns did what a lot of talented collegiate golfers do: He announced he would not be returning to school for his junior year at LSU this fall, but instead would turn pro. However, the 21-year-old from …

Sports

TV Blog: Golf Channel, Fox tackle 2 of season’s best head-to-head events

As a golf fan, the Solheim Cup and U.S. Amateur are two of my favorite events of the year. Here are a few observations on the TV coverage of those …

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WATCH: Danielle Kang drains monster putt during Solheim Cup Sunday singles

The 2017 KPMG Women's PGA champion got the anchor pairing for Sunday singles at the Solheim Cup, and so far Danielle Kang hasn't disappointed.<p>Kang, …

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This center fielder's catch at the Little League World Series is the play of the year

Hyperbole is often used in describing things that happen in sports. Everyone and everything is "The GOAT" nowadays, but in some instances, the exaggerations are warranted.<p>This is center fielder's catch at the Little League World Series is one of those instances. Behold, the play of the year, …

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Euros brush off Solheim loss: Better than Germany

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – All losses are not created equal.<p>Sure, Europe has now lost back-to-back Solheim Cups but the one here at Des Moines Golf and …

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Callaway Golf updates on TravisMathew deal

Callaway Golf (ELY +0.6%) completes the $125.5M acquisition of TravisMathew<p>TravisMattew is expected to generate sales this year of $55M to …

Business

Henrik Stenson goes low to win Wyndham Championship

Henrik Stenson claimed his sixth PGA Tour victory with a steely display in the Wyndham Championship. The Swede closed with a 64 to finish …

Sport (UK)

European Tour could launch takeover bid for Ladies European Tour

• LET is also a potential business target for US-based LPGA Tour • European Tour ‘are always looking at ways to grow and expand our business’<p>The European Tour could launch a takeover bid for its struggling ladies equivalent. The Ladies European Tour (LET), which has been badly hindered by the loss …

Ladies European Tour

J.J. Henry's hot finish saved his Tour card by the slimmest margin

Standing on the 18th hole in the right rough, 185 yards from a back left pin, J.J. Henry hit the iron shot that saved his season. Henry’s approach …

Sports

Kirk returns to site of her Canadian Open win

Katherine Kirk really, really likes golfing in Canada.

Women's Golf

Wealthy Collectors Show Off Their Cars Along Pebble Beach Golf Course

Some of the most expensive cars in the world are displayed and auctioned off at a week of car shows in Monterrey, California. It's a beauty contest for cars. We travel there to see what it's like.

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