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Gil Hanse: “Talking Is Overrated” Still Added to Fox Coverage

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FOX Sports has announced its full cast of characters for its inaugural season of USGA coverage and from the looks of things they will have plenty of on air talent. In addition to Joe Buck, Greg Norman, Holly Sonders, Brad Faxon, David Fay, Corey Pavin and Juli Inkster FOX has added plenty of new names to their season long coverage of the USGA events, including the U.S. Open in June.  I count twenty new additions to the FOX Broadcast Team… Continue Reading

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Lexi Thompson Hanging Out in New Orleans

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You have to give Lexi Thompson lots of credit and not just for posing almost topless for Golf Digest.  The long driving twenty year old who is teeing off at the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts today took some time to hang around the Zurich Classic this week. Thompson is a Zurich Spokeswomen so she was present for the youth clinic on Monday and then got to hang out with her brothers, Curtis, who played at LSU and Nicholas who is playing… Continue Reading

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Jordan or Bubba?

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The PGA Tour swings into New Orleans for the Zurich Classic this week and while the rest of the tour battles the humidity and the alligators Jordan Spieth will be enjoying a hard earned rest. He’s still the golfer with the most buzz flying around him right now and he’s reached the finals of Golf.com’s “Best American Golfer Bracket.”  Spieth and his Masters winning buddy Bubba Watson are the final matchup and they are asking fans to vote for who… Continue Reading

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TaylorMade Challenges Pros: Build the New R15

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See it, build it, hit it…the new TaylorMade R15 that is. Watch as these European Tour stars try to assemble their R15’s, adjust them and then hit a ball all while being timed. You would think a professional might have more command of his clubs and his swing.  That’s a pretty poor display by Eduardo Molinari. Hat tip to the Aussie Golfer for the clip.

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Golf Course Architecture Day at The USGA

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I am still recovering from shoulder surgery which has delayed the opening of my golf season for a few weeks. So when I had the opportunity to do something golf related that didn’t involve me taking a divot I took it. This past Saturday I headed down to the campus of the USGA in Far Hills, N.J. for their first Golf Course Architecture Symposium. Now, normally anything with symposium in the title usually has me heading in the other direction… Continue Reading

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Furyk Ends the Streak, Wins RBC Heritage

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Chalk one up for the good guys. Jim Furyk broke his four and a half year winless drought with his come from behind win at the RBC Heritage. Furyk had started to doubt himself as he suffered through 100 PGA Tour events without a win. He started the day two shots off the lead and went all out as he knew he needed something special if he was to end his streak that had started right after the biggest win… Continue Reading

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Sei Young Kim Holes Out from Fairway to Win Lotte Championship

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From the AP: KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Sei Young Kim holed out from 154 yards for eagle to win the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship on the first hole of a playoff Saturday with Inbee Park.  “This is probably the second most memorable shot for me,” Kim said through a translator. “In 2013, I won a tournament, which had the biggest prize money on KLPGA. I won that tournament by making a hole-in-one on 17, so that was probably my most… Continue Reading

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Golf Is the Game of a Lifetime, Here’s Proof

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They say golf is the game of a lifetime and while many of us come to the game late those that stick with it do so exactly for that reason. For one of the many attributes of playing golf is that we can play it until we end up on the other side of the divots. John Feinstein gives us a profile of Sid Beckwith who has been playing golf for over 80 years and playing it well.   “We… Continue Reading

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Paula Creamer Wants the LPGA at Augusta

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Paula Creamer loves Augusta National and The Masters like most of us. Creamer has attended The Masters to watch her male counterparts compete on a few occasions. And she isn’t shy about showing her fondness for Augusta and is pining for the green jackets to host a women’s tournament at Augusta National. But she’ll have to be satisfied with watching the men once a year and getting on the course as a guest.  There won’t be an LPGA event at… Continue Reading

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