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Missing Links: He's rooting for Clarke, 'the most affable of Irishmen,' over Love III

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 06:41
Stories of interest you might have missed… Davis Love III vs. Darren Clarke, in the matchup of Ryder Cup captains at Hazeltine in 2016. Who do you like? Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse likes Clarke....

Johnny Miller and David Duval call bulls#!t on Tiger's explanation for his short-game woes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:50
We've all witnessed Tiger Woods' short-game woes of late and we've all heard his go-to explanation. Woods has maintained a change in his full swing under new instructor Chris Como has resulted in a different...

Jack Nicklaus says Tiger will break his record for the millionth time.

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:33
We're not sure if Jack Nicklaus has actually said it a million times, but it wouldn't be that surprising. Every now and again someone will corner the Golden Bear and ask him if he thinks...

Why was a Jack Nicklaus progeny trending on Twitter (hint: great hands)?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:01
Jack Nicklaus’ grandson Nick O’Leary, a tight end from Florida State, apparently turned in an impressive performance at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Friday, resulting in his name trending on Twitter. It is clear...

Five things to talk about on the course: The Oscars, NBA trade deadline, and one pro athlete's unflattering photo

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:33
From sports to TV to politics (OK, so mostly the first two), we offer five hot topics that are sure to liven up your round of golf: 1. The Oscars: The biggest awards show of...

Ben Hogan on first tee at Riviera: 'That's just what I want to see'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:10
Ben Hogan is always a key component of coverage of the Northern Trust Open, given his history at the Riviera Country Club, Hogan’s Alley, as it is called. Hogan won the 1947 and ’48 Los...

Graham DeLaet's doppleganger? It's a cross between Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:57
It looks like somebody on Reddit, who goes by the alias jrb430, had a "eureka" moment while watching the live stream of the Northern Trust Open. It seems we should probably add DeLaet (and Nicolas Cage...

Nine things that Michael Jordan's potential golf club obviously has to have

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:33
So news is trickling out that Michael Jordan is exploring building his own private golf club in South Florida, in part because he's grown disenchanted with the plodding pace of play at the Bear's Club...

Permanently defrost at this waterfront golf estate in Punta Cana

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:03
With the entire eastern half of the United States locked in the freezer, you could shake your fist at Mother Nature. Or, you could move to the Dominican Republic, drink dollar Presidente beers and taunt your...

Two of golf's greatest villains, Shooter McGavin and David Simms, talk about the Oscars

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 07:04
Two legendary actors in the world of cult golf movies -- Don Johnson (“Tin Cup”) and Christopher McDonald (“Happy Gilmore”) -- appeared at a TaylorMade party at the Northern Trust Open on Wednesday to talk about golf...

Fitness Friday: Two great exercises for your downswing

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 05:00
Synchronicity in the downswing—the kinematic sequence—is extremely important if you want to hit great golf shots. Most golfers know that the lower body should lead the action in the downswing—especially important is getting the hips...

NBA All-Star Stephen Curry gets a cool custom putter from Bettinardi

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:32
Stephen Curry is on a nice little hot streak lately. He played in the All-Star game, hung out with Ludacris, won the 3-point contest, and locked down the most fan votes. That's a pretty big...

The Alabama women's golf team is particularly grateful for the generosity of one former alum

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 15:28
Just how advantageous can it be for a college golf program to stay connected with its alumni? If you're Alabama, it recently resulted in a much-appreciated six-figure donation to the women's golf team. The...

The Muny Life: Mayfair Country Club

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 14:00
Recently, I wrote about Mayfair Country Club, a muny in Sanford, Florida, and its interesting connection to Moe Norman. But wait! There’s more!The driveway at Mayfair is flanked by enormous live oaks. They were planted...

Darren Clarke, Tiger Woods and the day that fat beat fit

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:08
The selection of Darren Clarke as the next European Ryder Cup captain might have been a disappointment to those hoping to see a Captain Miguel Angel Jimenez lead his team in morning calisthenics. Still, it’s...

This is what a PGA Tour pro's chipping disaster looks like

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:52
Thank goodness Shotlink doesn't exist for recreational golfers like us, because it would probably be full of images like this. But it only tracks the pros on the PGA Tour, which means we can marvel...

Throwback Thursday: A 70th birthday salute to Judy Rankin

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:34
One of the all-time special people in golf had a milestone birthday this week: Judy Rankin turned 70 on Feb. 18. At an age when most people are fortunate to be enjoying retirement, Rankin is...

There's exactly one golfer left in Boston who hasn't let the snow get to him

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:34
If you're not at all interested in weather news -- or you're reading this from Florida and are too busy lounging around in the sun -- you won't know about the major snow storm raging in...

Moe Norman slept here (Richard Nixon did not)

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:00
The Canadian golf legend Moe Norman had a wide stance, a short takeaway, a lumberjack motion, and a finish that made him look like he was dangling from a rope, yet many knowledgeable players, Tiger...

Norm Macdonald dishes on SNL's 40th Anniversary Special and Bill Murray's golf obsession in epic Twitter rant

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:53
Norm Macdonald went on an epic Twitter rant last night, which, if you follow Norm Macdonald on Twitter, isn't that unusual. The comedian wanted to fill fans in about the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary...