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Covert drivers, RocketBladez irons earn first victories

TaylorMade RocketBladez iron, Nike VR_S Covert driver
Courtesy of TaylorMade (left) and Nike Golf
TaylorMade's new RocketBladez irons registered their inaugural competitive victory in Florida, while Nike's VR_S Covert driver got its first tour win in South Africa.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, December 10, 2012 | 1:38 p.m.

Tom Watson wants to be 2014 Ryder Cup captain

Tom Watson
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Tom Watson led the U.S. Ryder Cup team to victory at the Belfry in England in 1993, and now wants to return at Gleneagles in 2014.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, December 09, 2012 | 2:34 p.m.

STX Golf parent named a top workplace

STX Golf putter
Courtesy of STX Golf
Putters like the Envision TR are examples of the innovation encouraged at STX Golf.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, December 09, 2012 | 2:04 p.m.

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.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

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
Getty Images
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
John Mummert/USGA
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.

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