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USGA, Royal and Ancient modernize rules of golf

Changes to the rules of golf
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In an effort to make the game faster and easier to play, the R&A and USGA, with help from the PGA of America, proposed a list of rules changes on Wednesday.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 | 10:11 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.


Why PGA of America allowing shorts at practice rounds makes sense

PGA of America
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Players -- like their caddies -- will now be allowed to wear shorts during practice rounds in PGA of America events.
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Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 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.


Driver distance is going to be off the charts in Mexico this week

Justin Thomas
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Playing at 7,800 feet above sea level this week in the WGC-Mexico Championship, expect to see some all-time record long drives.
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Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 1:39 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.


On this day in 1971, Jack Nicklaus won the PGA Championship

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Forty-six years ago today -- Feb. 28, 1971 -- Jack Nicklaus won the PGA Championship at the original PGA National Golf Club.
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Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:36 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.


Phil Mickelson on 'Feherty' will be must-see TV

Phil Mickelson
Golf Channel
Phil Mickelson will join David Feherty for a two-part season-premiere of Golf Channel's "Feherty" next week and if you're a fan of Lefty, you're not going to want to miss a second of this.
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Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 8:50 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.


Arnold Palmer's shoes from 1958 Masters just sold for $66,000

Arnold Palmer
Heritage Auctions
A pair of winged-tip FootJoy shoes worn by Arnold Palmer in the 1958 Masters -- the first of his four Augusta National wins -- sold at auction for $66,000 on Saturday.
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Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 | 2:47 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.


Check out this disc golfer's 368-foot ace

Paul McBeth
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Over the weekend, disc golfer Paul McBeth tossed a 368-foot ace that was caught on video.
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Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 | 1:39 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.


Sprinklerhead swallows Rickie Fowler's putt from off green

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Rickie Fowler caught a terrible break on the fourth hole at PGA National during the final round of the Honda Classic on Sunday.
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Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 2:56 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.


Alligator spooks NHL star during round with Jesper Parnevik

Erik Karlsson
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Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson -- during a round of golf with Jesper Parnevik -- saw the chance to take a photo with a nearby alligator. But before the picture could be snapped, Karlsson got a scare.
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Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 2:20 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.


Jhonattan Vegas aces first hole of PGA National's 'Bear Trap'

Jhonattan Vegas
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Check out Jhonattan Vegas' ace at the 179-yard, par-3 15th hole at PGA National -- the first hole of the 'Bear Trap.'
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Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 1:13 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.


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