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9 Golf mysteries explained

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Golf has many intricacies/mysteries. In this piece, we set out to explain nine of them.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 11:13 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Safeway Open: Morgan Hoffman's albatross with an iron from 251 yards out

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There were plenty of fireworks during Thursday's first round of the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., but Morgan Hoffman's albatross on the par-5 18th hole from 251 yards away may have been the best.
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Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 | 9:57 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Congratulatory note from Arnold Palmer makes it to Michigan golfer

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Weeks after Arnold Palmer's death on Sept. 25, a Michigan golfer finally received a congratulatory note in the mail from the King that was sent just a couple of weeks before he passed on.
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Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 | 8:45 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Adorable kid going as pint-sized Andrew 'Beef' Johnston for Halloween

Andrew "Beef" Johnston
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A 4-year-old from Virginia loves golfer Andrew "Beef" Johnston so much, that he's actually dressing like him to go trick-or-treating this Halloween.
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Published: Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 2:11 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Tractor headlight guides Drexel golfer to sudden-death chip in

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Thanks to the help of a tractor's headlight, Drexel golfer Aaron Fricke chipped in during a sudden-death playoff on Tuesday to lead his team to a victory in the La Salle Explorer Match Play Championship.
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Published: Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 10:05 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Harold Varner III out-hoops Steph Curry

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During Wednesday's pro-am at the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., PGA Tour player Harold Varner III nailed a long basketball shot seconds after NBA superstar Steph Curry failed to even hit the backboard with his attempt.
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Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 3:48 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Night golf on the European Tour

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Ahead of the British Masters this week on the European Tour, some stars are taking part in the "Hero Challenge" on Tuesday night -- a one-of-a-kind golf competition played at night and under the lights.
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Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 2:18 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


5 Predictions for the 2016-17 PGA Tour season

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The 2016-17 PGA Tour season begins this week in Napa, Calif., with the Safeway Open. There's a long season ahead, so we decided to make five bold predictions, including one that fans of Tiger Woods might not be crazy about.
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Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 11:38 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Alex Ovechkin's golf swing is, well, not textbook

Alex Ovechkin
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Alex Ovechkin is one of the best hockey players on the planet. Based on a Vine that's making the internet rounds, it's clear that the same assessment does not apply to his golf game.
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Published: Friday, October 07, 2016 | 1:29 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Tiger Woods officially commits to play Safeway Open

Tiger Woods
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After a 13-month+ absence from the PGA Tour following back surgery and rehab, Tiger Woods on Friday committed to next week's Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., the first event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour schedule.
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Published: Friday, October 07, 2016 | 9:46 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


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