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LPGA players practice their shots – at shooting range

Michelle Wie at shooting range
Provided by Michelle Wie via Twitter
Michelle Wie tweeted that she was "scared" before heading to the shooting range for the first time, but her pistol target shows that accuracy was no problem.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 12:30 a.m.

Francis Ouimet's U.S. Open victory centennial celebrated in Boston

Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet and Ted Ray at the 1913 U.S. Open
Harry Vardon (l) and Ted Ray (r) congratulated Francis Ouimet (c) after Ouimet won the 1913 U.S. Open in 90 holes.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 | 1:24 a.m.

Phil Mickelson 'mentors' Jordan Spieth at Tour Championship

Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson
Getty Images
Jordan Spieth got a lesson in how to handle pressure in his practice-round game with Phil Mickelson on Wednesday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 9:56 p.m.

NCAA Division I womens team finals going to match-play format

Southern Cal women's team
NCAA.com
The University of Southern California women's team won the 2013 national championship at stroke play, but will have to try to defend its team title under a match-play format.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 9:42 p.m.

Will Jim Furyk hand over his 59 clubs?

Luke Donald's clubs at Conway Farms
Luke Donald via Twitter
Luke Donald's clubs have been on display since he shot a course-record of 61 there a few years ago. Now that Jim Furyk has posted a 59, will his sticks replace Donald's?
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 10:19 p.m.

Arron Oberholser might retire because of chronic hand problem

Arron Oberholser
Getty Images
Arron Oberholser says "it's very disappointing" to think about retiring so soon, but adds that he's okay with the idea that his playing career might truly be over.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 12:29 a.m.

Jason Dufner and Phil Mickelson get more goodies for winning their majors

Phil Mickelson's putter, Jason Dufner's box
Roger Cleveland via Twitter (left) and Jason Dufner via Twitter (right)
Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner received small but significant souvenirs of their major wins.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 12:44 a.m.

Greg Norman says back pain contributed to 1996 Masters loss

Nick Faldo and Greg Norman at the 1996 Masters
Getty Images
Greg Norman's loss to Nick Faldo in the 1996 Masters remains one of the most infamous moments in golf.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, September 09, 2013 | 11:57 p.m.

TaylorMade shows off new SpeedBlade irons

TaylorMade SpeedBlade iron
Dustin Johnson via Twitter
TaylorMade staff player Dustin Johnson took to Twitter to show off the back of a SpeedBlade iron, which boasts a brushed silver finish with blue accents.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, September 09, 2013 | 10:37 p.m.

PGA Tour signs two event sponsors, European Tour loses one

Thomas Aiken at the Avantha Masters
Getty Images
Thomas Aiken won the Avantha Masters trophy last spring, but likely won't get a chance to defend his title in the biggest golf event in India.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, September 08, 2013 | 7:09 p.m.

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