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Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Matt Kluck instructs how the hook shot is used for more roll and comes out of the bunker lower.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño strips down to hit shot at CareerBuilder Challenge
No shoes, no pants, no problem? During the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, Spanish golfer Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño found his ball pinned up against the water hazard in a bit of a rough spot for a right-handed golfer on the par-4 9th hole.
21 Jan 2017 - 4:48pm - 0 Comments
Noted Masters marker Jeff Knox headed to Georgia's Golf Hall of Fame
On Saturday night at one of the clubs Georgia's greatest amateur golfer called home, another career amateur from Augusta will take his place in Georgia's Golf Hall of Fame.
20 Jan 2017 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson laments Chargers' move to Los Angeles
LA QUINTA, Calif. — If more people in San Diego shared his passion for the Chargers, Phil Mickelson figures the NFL team wouldn't have bolted for Los Angeles.
20 Jan 2017 - 11:28am - 0 Comments
Future of golf: What the game will look like in 100 years
What will golf look like in the year 2117?
20 Jan 2017 - 10:26am - 0 Comments
European Tour's 'Awkward Reporter' is laugh out loud funny
Our friends on the European Tour's social media team are at it again with a laugh-out-loud video they've dubbed, "#AwkwardReporter."
20 Jan 2017 - 9:33am - 0 Comments
7 of our favorite Phil Mickelson flop shots
In celebration of Phil Mickelson's 2017 calendar year debut on the PGA Tour at the CareerBuilder Challenge, we decided to put together a list of our favorites from the shot he's most well-known for: the flop shot.
19 Jan 2017 - 11:50am - 0 Comments
#TBT: Phil Mickelson demonstrates backwards flop shot
Phil Mickelson is scheduled to make his 2017 debut today when he tees off in the CareerBuilder Challenge out in Palm Desert, Calif. It will be Mickelson's first appearance since the Safeway Open in October and also since undergoing two procedures to treat a sports hernia.
19 Jan 2017 - 7:59am - 0 Comments
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