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Is 'Johnny Football' also 'Johnny Golf?'

Johnny Manziel
Chris Fowler via Twitter
"Johnny Golf? Manziel smooth swing on the range. Does it translate to the course?," tweeted ESPN's Chris Fowler before a round with Heisman Trophy hopeful Johnny Manziel earllier this week.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, December 07, 2012 | 6:06 p.m.

Only new Nicklaus course in USA open for play

No. 1 at Summit Rock Golf Course
Courtesy of Summit Rock
The Jack Nicklaus-designed Summit Rock Golf Course reflects the best of the Texas Hill Country landscape.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, December 07, 2012 | 12:15 p.m.

Caddie fight!

James Nitties
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James Nitties wasn't involved, but his caddie and another caddie came to blows before the first round of the Australian Open.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, December 06, 2012 | 6:22 p.m.

Adam Scott back to broomstick putter in Australian Open

Adam Scott at the Australian Open
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Adam Scott used his usual long putter on Thursday at the Australian Open, and said he is likely to keep the putter but alter his putting motion in the future.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, December 06, 2012 | 1:08 a.m.

USGA promotes equipment guru from within

John Spitzer of the U.S. Golf Association
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John Spitzer is taking over the USGA team in charge of explores and adjudicates all issues concerning golf equipment and equipment technology at the USGA Research and Test Center.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 | 6:40 p.m.

Nike adds more RZN to new 20XI golf balls

Nike Golf 20XI golf ball, 2013 edition
Courtesy of Nike Golf
The larger RZN core in the new Nike Golf 20XI balls improves feel on all shots while maintaining driver distance, while the added RZN mantle produces longer shots off irons while providing a softer short-game feel.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 | 2:52 p.m.

Rickie Fowler goes all in

Rickie Fowler at the World Challenge
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His Vibrant Orange driver was one of 12 clubs from the 2013 AMP Cell line of clubs from Cobra Golf that Rickie Fowler played last week at Tiger Woods' World Challenge.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | 10:41 p.m.

Adam Scott breaking in short putter

Adam Scott at the Australian Open
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Adam Scott practiced his putting Tuesday at the Australian Open using a claw grip with his bottom hand but keeping his top hand separated.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | 11:57 a.m.

No golf in Olympics, says Tom Watson

Tom Watson
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When Tom Watson thinks of the Olympics, he says, he doesn't think of golf.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | 1:12 a.m.

Is there a Ryder Cup bounce? You bet there is!

Graeme McDowell at the World Challenge
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Graeme McDowell became the seventh member of the European Ryder Cup team to pick up a trophy in the past two months.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, December 03, 2012 | 11:33 p.m.

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