Golf Buzz

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Russ Ortiz's passions include golf, giving back to the community
When Russ Ortiz retired from major league baseball in 2010, he decided to follow his two passions in life: Golf and helping others. And by starting a golf apparel company called 2nd Guy Golf/2nd Girl Golf, Ortiz has the opportunity to do both at once.
22 Jan 2015 - 3:01pm - 0 Comments
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PGA women's initiatives panel hopes to "inspire greatness" for female golfers
In order to grow the game for females, golfers of both sexes have to break down the barriers that intimidate women and keep them from enjoying the sport to its fullest extent. That was the unanimous opinion of the "Inspiring Greatness" panel Wednesday at the PGA Merchandise Show.
21 Jan 2015 - 3:47pm - 0 Comments
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NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick uses golf as his "relief valve"
It doesn't seem like turning laps at Daytona and Talladega at close to 200 mph would have much in common with a leisurely round of golf. But based on the number of people in the NASCAR garage area who play golf on a routine basis, that contradiction is more commonplace than expected.
21 Jan 2015 - 1:46pm - 0 Comments
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2015 Humana Challenge: Five players to watch
The PGA Tour is in the California desert this week for the Humana Challenge at PGA West, where Patrick Reed -- a winner of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions two weeks ago -- returns as the defending champion.
21 Jan 2015 - 12:35pm - 0 Comments
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Bubba Watson calls hole-in-one (mini-golf), shirtless celebration ensues
There are countless examples of two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson having fun off the golf course. On Tuesday evening in Orlando, he provided yet another. Watson, playing mini-golf, called his putt, made it and then broke out into a shirtless celebration.
21 Jan 2015 - 9:07am - 0 Comments
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Why does Bubba Watson play rounds with only one club?
Bubba Watson, as we all know by now, has never had a golf lesson.
20 Jan 2015 - 9:56pm - 0 Comments
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'Lexi's brother' Curtis Thompson plans to make a name for himself
Curtis Thompson may always be Nick and Lexi Thompson's brother, but he might not be "Nick and Lexi's brother" in conversation much longer.
20 Jan 2015 - 4:02pm - 0 Comments
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Demo Day attendees ride, review GolfBoard
It's a hybrid between a golf push cart and a skateboard, and it was one of the more unusual hands-on displays Tuesday at the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day.
20 Jan 2015 - 1:37pm - 0 Comments
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Robert Allenby, after beating and robbery, to skip tournament
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Robert Allenby has withdrawn from the Humana Challenge while he recovers from a beating and robbery last week in Honolulu.
20 Jan 2015 - 11:39am - 0 Comments
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Greg Norman reflects on successes, failures
Greg Norman has celebrated some of the greatest victories in the game of golf, and he's suffered some of the greatest defeats. But in both cases, Norman said he learned something he could use to deal with life's ups and downs.
19 Jan 2015 - 5:23pm - 0 Comments
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Bubba Watson becomes owner of baseball team
According to Bubba Watson, his father wanted him to become a professional baseball player.
19 Jan 2015 - 5:18pm - 0 Comments
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David Leadbetter to PGA professionals: "Use technology wisely"
One of the themes of this year's PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit has been ways to use technology to understand the golf swing, whether through high-speed video, shot trackers, launch monitors and pressure plates that measure center of mass and center of pressure.
19 Jan 2015 - 11:04am - 0 Comments
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A masked Tiger Woods waits for Lindsey Vonn at finish line
The much-anticipated return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour is two weeks away at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
19 Jan 2015 - 9:35am - 0 Comments
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Nancy Lopez's secret weapon? Her positive attitude
"Play happy." Those are the two words LPGA legend Nancy Lopez said her dad told her when she first picked up a golf club as a young girl, and it's a mantra she maintains to this day.
18 Jan 2015 - 5:57pm - 0 Comments
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Jason Dufner's swing makeover, as explained by coach Chuck Cook
It's always interesting to hear the motivations of successful people. For some, it's glory. For others, it's financial security. For Jason Dufner, getting PGA coach of the year Chuck Cook to retool his golf swing six years ago was mainly because of football.
18 Jan 2015 - 4:12pm - 0 Comments
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WATCH: Golf clubs make child's Christmas
Sure, Christmas was about four weeks ago but this home video is just starting to make the rounds on the Internet. And plus, it's pretty darn cute. 
17 Jan 2015 - 4:53pm - 0 Comments
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Rickie Fowler rides a camel at the Abu Dhabi Championship
Rickie Fowler went out in style after Saturday's third round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. First, Fowler made his first eagle of the tournament on 18. Then, he decided to go for a quick ride on a camel that was off of the 18th green.   
17 Jan 2015 - 9:52am - 0 Comments
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Favorite winter golf trips
Not all of us are lucky enough to live in an area where it's possible to play golf 365 days a year. Some people need to go on vacation in order to get in a round. 
17 Jan 2015 - 9:30am - 0 Comments
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Bubba Watson auctions off an extremely cool car for charity
Bubba Watson, as we all know, is quite a car guy.
16 Jan 2015 - 7:41pm - 0 Comments