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Meet the South Carolina woman who played 347 rounds of golf last year
For the second consecutive year, Maureen 'Mo' Spada of Sunset Beach, N.C., recorded the most golf rounds played in the Carolinas by a female, according to Carolinas Golf Association records. And her 2016 total crushed her mark from 2015.
17 Jan 2017 - 7:37am - 0 Comments
How far can Rickie Fowler hit a persimmon driver?
Comparing golfers of different generations is a fruitless task. The way courses are prepared, the technology of clubs used, and the athletic training for Tour players today is vastly different than it was several decades ago.
16 Jan 2017 - 4:22pm - 0 Comments
John Daly and Jake Owen sing duet at charity event
You don't need me to tell you this, but John Daly is truly one of a kind.
15 Jan 2017 - 6:19pm - 0 Comments
Toto Gana wins Latin America Amateur, earns spot in Masters
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Toto Gana of Chile atoned for a bogey on the final hole by making a short birdie putt to win a three-man playoff Sunday in the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a spot in the Masters.
15 Jan 2017 - 5:02pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy to undergo MRI for back injury
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One tournament into the new year, Rory McIlroy is going for tests on his back Monday to make sure he is fit enough to play Abu Dhabi without further damage.
15 Jan 2017 - 2:08pm - 0 Comments
Ray Allen, Woody Austin lead Diamond Resorts Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former NBA star Ray Allen took the celebrity lead Saturday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational, and PGA Tour Champions player Woody Austin remained on top in the professional competition.
14 Jan 2017 - 6:36pm - 0 Comments
Watch Rory McIlroy hole out for eagle at SA Open
It's been an interesting opening event of 2017 for Rory McIlroy at the BMW SA Open.
14 Jan 2017 - 3:41pm - 0 Comments
Arnold Palmer's first golf course for sale
Indian Lake Golf Club, the first 18-hole golf course ever designed by golf legend and western Pennsylvania native Arnold Palmer, has been put up for sale, the club's board of directors announced Wednesday.
13 Jan 2017 - 2:58pm - 0 Comments
Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman go on Hawaiian adventure
HONOLULU — The fishing didn't quite work out for Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman. The kayak wasn't much better. Not long after Spieth watched good friend Justin Thomas shoot 59 at the Sony Open, he decided to join Kaufman for an island adventure.
13 Jan 2017 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
A double chip-in trick shot? Yes and it's amazing
It's as if every time we swear we're done with trick shots, someone does something outrageous to suck us right back in.
9 Jan 2017 - 11:19am - 0 Comments
Masters invitation is a dream realized for European Ryder Cupper Thomas Pieters
Outside of a trophy for winning a major championship or a PGA Tour event, there's probably no more coveted "item" for a golfer to receive than an invitation to play in the Masters Tournament.
9 Jan 2017 - 11:01am - 0 Comments
Survival of the fittest in first round of Tour Bahamas tournament
Pro golf, man. All those men and women do is chase the sun, right? Tell that to the guys on the Tour, in the Bahamas this week for the season-opening The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, running Sunday-Wednesday.
9 Jan 2017 - 9:08am - 0 Comments
Jordan Spieth avoids bogeys, shoots 65 in final round at Kapalua
It was quite a week for Jordan Spieth. On one hand, he was a walking birdie machine pouring in 26 plus one eagle.
8 Jan 2017 - 6:01pm - 0 Comments
PGA Tour commissioner considering LPGA joint event in Hawaii
The possibility of a joint PGA/LPGA event has been passed around and talked about quite a bit in recent months.
8 Jan 2017 - 2:30pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy 'resents' Olympics, discusses relationship with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus
It appears that while Zika might have been a contributing factor to Rory McIlroy's decision to skip the return of golf to the Olympic Games in Rio, his decision also hinged on the fact he h
8 Jan 2017 - 2:28pm - 0 Comments
New trailer for golf movie 'Tommy's Honour' released
It has been a few years since a golf film has hit the big screen, but 2017 brings a film that takes us back to the beginnings of the game.
7 Jan 2017 - 4:51pm - 0 Comments
Ben Hogan returned to golf from near-fatal car accident 67 years ago today
Today marks a special anniversary in the annals of golf history. On this day 67 years ago -- Jan. 6, 1950 -- Ben Hogan returned to competitive golf at the Los Angeles Open, 11 months after a near-fatal car accident.
6 Jan 2017 - 12:45pm - 0 Comments
Davis Love III sidelined after snowboarding injury
Davis Love III, who captained Ryder Cup USA to victory at Hazeltine in October -- the team's first victory in the event since 2008 -- is expected to miss up to 12 weeks of action due to injury.
6 Jan 2017 - 12:03pm - 0 Comments
5 underrated golfers to watch out for in 2017
Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and more. They're the stars of the PGA Tour and, understandably as well as deservingly, steal most of the headlines. But, the Tour is pretty darned deep.
4 Jan 2017 - 5:46pm - 0 Comments