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Callaway Golf X2 Hot clubs emphasize distance and speed

Callaway X2 Hot Standard and Pro drivers
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
The Callaway X2 Hot drivers, both Standard and Pro editions, are developed to be longer and faster as well as more forgiving for a wide variety of golfers.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 1:10 a.m.

Players hit balls from hotel balcony into lagoon as part of closest-to-pin contest in Dubai

Atlantis Resort in Dubai
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Lee Westwood hit a shot from the Royal Bridge Suite balcony 300 feet up in the air out to a green 235 yards away on a barge moored out in the ocean, and it wound up four feet from the flag.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 | 6:32 p.m.

World's Largest Golf Outing raises $735,000 for Wounded Warrior Project

World's Largest Golf Outing
Michael Clements/Billy Casper Golf
The crew from Billy Casper Golf posed with the Color Guard at the World's Largest Golf Outing event at Dauphin Highlands in Harrisburg, Pa.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 | 1:56 p.m.

Tiger Woods chats with Rachel Nichols on CNN 'Unguarded'

Tiger Woods at the Turkish Airlines Open
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Tiger Woods told Rachel Nichols that he was worried about breaking a windshield on an approaching car if he flared a drive off to the right as he blasted golf balls down the Bosphorus Bridge.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, November 09, 2013 | 8:47 p.m.

President Obama plays at 'Caddyshack' course with Alonzo Mourning

Barack Obama and Alonzo Mourning
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President Obama and former NBA star Alonzo Mourning played a Saturday round at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, where the movie "Caddyshack" was filmed in 1980.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, November 09, 2013 | 6:49 p.m.

Tiger Woods watches Stanford-Oregon game from Turkey, sacrificing sleep but gaining inspiration

Tiger Woods at the Turkish Airlines Open
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Tiger Woods was back in action as the sun came up in Turkey on Friday, but he had been up since 3:30 a.m. watching the Stanford game.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, November 08, 2013 | 1:53 p.m.

Adam Scott reveling in rock-star treatment back home in Australia

Adam Scott and Tom Tate
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Adam Scott received the key to the city from an obviously excited Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate on Wednesday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 | 8:06 p.m.

Callaway Apex Pro irons ramp up feel for better players

Callaway Apex Pro irons
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
The Apex Pro clubs are more compact than the standard Apex clubs, and have less offset, a thinner topline, a narrower sole and a shorter blade length from heel to toe.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 | 6:22 p.m.

Edwin Watts Golf Shops files for bankruptcy

Edwin Watts Golf
Edwin Watts Golf Shops expects that many of its stores will remain open after the bankruptcy reorganization.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, November 04, 2013 | 3:33 p.m.

Golfers rally to save historic Gus Wortham Park Golf Course in Houston

Gus Wortham Park Golf Course
Gus Wortham Park Golf Course in Houston is the oldest 18-hole golf course in Texas.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, November 02, 2013 | 6:31 p.m.

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