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Soft feel is common characteristic of 2015 golf balls

golf balls
PGA.com
Many of golf's top ballmakers are focused on creating softer balls that feel better on impact and react more precisely.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 12:56 p.m.

Why does Bubba Watson play rounds with only one club?

Bubba Watson
PGA.com
Bubba Watson likes to work on his driver, and all his other clubs, by using a single club for an entire practice round.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 9:56 p.m.

Bubba Watson auctions off an extremely cool car for charity

Bubba Watson's car
Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson
Bubba Watson's custom-built 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Roadster raised $410,000 for Birdies for the Brave on Friday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, January 16, 2015 | 7:41 p.m.

Golf Channel, lampooned at creation, celebrates 20 years on air

Golf Channel
Associated Press
The Golf Channel now has nearly 700 employees and will televise 189 events from the major tours around the world this year.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, January 16, 2015 | 7:14 p.m.

Rory McIlroy had hair-raising debut in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy
European Tour via Twitter
Rory McIlroy's curls were in fine form during his appearance at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship back in 2009.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 11:12 p.m.

Rory McIlroy begins road to Masters in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy road to Masters
HSBC Golf via Twitter
Rory McIlroy, along with Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson already have the Masters on their minds.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 9:49 p.m.

Tim Clark drains 62-foot birdie putt at Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Tim Clark at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Courtesy of PGA Tour
Tim Clark can't be blamed for hanging onto his long putter when he's making putts like this.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, January 09, 2015 | 9:58 p.m.

Jack Nicklaus got his first pro check 53 years ago today

Jack Nicklaus' first pro check
Jack Nicklaus via Instagram
Jack Nicklaus began his historic career with a tiny check for tying for last place in his first pro start.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 08, 2015 | 7:44 p.m.

Barbara Nicklaus to receive USGA's 2015 Bob Jones Award

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus
Getty Images
Barbara Nicklaus has teamed with her husband Jack to raise millions of dollars for junior golf and children's charities.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | 5:58 p.m.

Odyssey Works putters combine best of previous models

Odyssey works putters
Courtesy of Odyssey Golf
The Odyssey Works 2-Ball Fang mallet (left) has curved "fangs" for extra stability, while the #7 has weighted alignment wings. Both have Odyssey's new Fusion RX mesh and Versa alignment stripes.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | 4:15 p.m.

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