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Rickie Fowler had a major kind of year

Rickie Fowler at the PGA Championship
USA Today Sports Images
Rickie Fowler recorded a total score of 1,108 in the four 2014 majors, which is tied with Phil Mickelson's aggregate from 2001 for the third-best combined score in major championship history.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 10:56 p.m.

Rory McIlroy appreciates Tiger Woods' victories even more now

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy
USA Today Sports Images
"It sort of makes you appreciate more" what Tiger Woods did in assembling his winning streaks, says Rory McIlroy in the wake of his PGA Championship victory.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 4:08 p.m.

PGA Championship pulls best TV ratings in five years

Rory McIlroy
USA Today Sports Images
Rory McIlroy's victory at Valhalla drew a sizable TV audience.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 | 7:44 p.m.

Brady Schnell shoots first 59 in PGA Tour Canada history, with eagle on final hole

Brady Schnell
PGA Tour Canada via Twitter
Brady Schnell is the first player to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour Canada but, incredibly, not the first to break 60.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, August 02, 2014 | 1:06 a.m.

Miguel Angel Jimenez wields his putter like a sword

Miguel Angel Jimenez at the Bridgestone Invitational
PGA Tour via YouTube
Miguel Angel Jimenez' reaction to sinking a big putt Friday brought back memories of Chi Chi Rodriguez.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, August 01, 2014 | 8:08 p.m.

TaylorMade expands its family of counterbalanced putters with three new models

TaylorMade counterbalanced putters
Courtesy of TaylorMade
The new versions of TaylorMade's counterbalanced Spider Mallet, Spider Blade and Daddy Long Legs feature new cosmetics and are designed to improve their stability even more.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, August 01, 2014 | 6:01 p.m.

Kevin Streelman's drive gets stuck in a tree at Bridgestone Invitational

Kevin Streelman
PGA Tour via YouTube
Kevin Streelman's tee shot on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitationalsomehow got hung up in the loose bark of a tree.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 9:56 p.m.

Nike to offer MM Proto irons in an extremely limited edition

Nike MM Proto irons
Thorbjorn Olesen via Twitter
Thorbjorn Olesen tried a set of Nike MM Proto irons earlier this week and decided to put them immediately into play.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 7:38 p.m.

Ryder Cup vibe obvious in Bridgestone Invitational pairings

Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar
Getty Images
Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar, paired together today at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, will see each other again at the Ryder Cup in September.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 3:53 p.m.

Tom Glavine gets special golf balls for Hall of Fame induction

Tom Glavine's Hall of Fame golf balls
Photo by Michael Abramowitz
"Nobody laughed harder than Tom Glavine" when he received a box of golf balls emblazoned with the number of his losses he recorded in his Major League career.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 6:55 p.m.

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