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Sun Mountain's ClubGlider luggage.

MISSOULA, Montana -- ClubGlider revolutionized the golf travel bag with the introduction of extendable legs that support all of the weight. That same technology has now been applied to a line of wheeled-luggage that includes a suitcase and a carry-on.

ClubGlider Suitcase offers the same ease of use as the golf travel bag thanks to the extendable leg that supports 100 percent of the weight and then simply retracts away for travel. The suitcase is constructed with the same highly durable, ballistic-style nylon as the ClubGlider Meridian golf travel bag. The ClubGlider Carry-On coordinates with the suitcase and is sized to fit in airplane overhead bins.

Both pieces are available now at $349.99 for the suitcase and $239.99 for the carry-on. For the retailer nearest you call 800-227-9224 or visit

The ClubGlider Suitcase is H 30" X W 13" X D 13" and weighs 17 lbs. with multiple internal pockets and a main compartment that expands 2.5” for added capacity. The wheeled-suitcase features multiple handles for ease of use and comes with a TSA-approved lock.

The wheeled-carry-on was designed to coordinate with the other pieces in the ClubGlider line. The bag's multiple handles help with maneuvering it in and out of car trunks and overhead bins. The carry-on is H 23" X W 13.5" X D 11.5" and weighs 8 lbs. with a main compartment that expands 2.5" for added capacity. ClubGlider Carry-On offers external pockets and two, inside mesh pockets to organize gear and comes with a TSA-approved lock.

ClubGlider golf travel bags are available in four different models -- Pro, Tour Series, Meridian, and Journey -- offering protection for golfers ranging from weekend warriors to touring professionals.

All of the bags in the ClubGlider line glide from parking lot to luggage counter thanks to legs that extend and support 100 percent of the weight and pivoting caster wheels that handle corners, curbs and escalators with ease. Once checked-in, the legs easily tuck away securely for carefree travel. 

August 28, 2015 - 8:42am
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T.J. Auclair
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World No. 1 Jordan Spieth had a little fun ahead of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup-opening Barclays, impersonating former NFL head coach Jim Mora's famous "Playoffs" rant.

In 2001, Jim Mora Sr. -- then the head coach of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts -- delivered one of the most unintentionally funny lines in the history of post-game interviews.

Shortly after a loss to the San Francisco 49ers that dropped the Colts to 4-6, Mora was asked about the playoffs and famously, disgustedly, replied: "Playoffs? Don't talk about—playoffs?! You kidding me? Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game! Another game!"

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Well, before the start of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup on Thursday at the Barclays, world No. 1 Jordan Spieth had a little fun with the Mora synopsis with help from the "Dubsmash" app:


@jordanspieth knows what time of the year it is. #FedExCup

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And, in case you wanted to see the original one more time -- and who doesn't? -- here it is: 


August 28, 2015 - 7:57am
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Peter Malnati from the Tour was willing to get dirty -- and wet -- to hit a shot out of the water in the first round of the Portland Open. He got dirty and wet, but what about that shot out of the water?

The Tour is Oregon this week for the Portland Open.

With the Tour Championship right around the corner, players are doing anything they can to save shots and make it to the season finale.

And I mean anything.

Take, for instance, what happened on the par-3 12th hole in Thursday's opening round. Peter Malnati is currently No. 4 on the Tour's money list and a lock to make the season finale. Even still, when he sees a chance to save a stroke or two, he's going to take it.

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In this situation, it backfired.

After a poor chip sent Malnati's ball to the water's edge, he removed his socks and shoes, rolled up his khakis and walked into the hazard to attempt what would have been a miracle shot.

Instead, this happened and Malnati went on to make a quadruple bogey 7:


While the shot attempt was cool, my favorite part of the video -- hands down -- was the commentary from Malnati.

"Are you kidding me? All of that for that?"

Who hasn't been there? Malnati opened with a 4-over 75 that has him T135 through 18 holes.

August 28, 2015 - 6:07am
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John Peterson
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John Peterson and his caddie shared a high-five after his 74-yard wedge shot took the long road to the bottom of the cup on Thursday at the Barclays.
After two shots on the par-5 16th hole at The Barclays on Thursday, former LSU standout John Peterson stood 74 yards from the flag. So he hit a wedge a good 94 yards.
Sounds like a disaster in the making, doesn't it? But Peterson knew exactly what he was doing. The green slopes from back to front, and Peterson was hoping to use the backboard to bring his ball back toward the pin in the front-left portion of the putting surface.
He hit the backboard, all right, and his ball did more than just funnel down toward the flag – it zoomed back down the hill, banged off the flagstick and dropped into the cup for a welcome eagle.
That eagle came after two straight birdies, and that 4-under stretch propelled Peterson to an even-par 70 in his opening round. He's tied for 47th after the first round of the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoff opener in New Jersey.
Here's the shot:
August 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
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