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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Fred Ridley recalls soaking up the ambience of Augusta National a week before his debut in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion. He was alone under the massive oak tree next to the clubhouse when he turned around and realized he had company.
Genesis Open giving players amazing custom blazers
When you think golf and blazers, one particular style usually comes to mind: the Masters' green jacket. But, in Genesis' first year as the sponsor of the Genesis Open at Riviera, the car company is making an attempt to put their hat in the ring.
18 Feb 2017 - 2:29pm - 0 Comments
Students find lessons, stimulation through First Tee donated golf equipment
JAMESTOWN -- Bryant Kerley moves excitedly through the stations at the Haynes-Inman Education Center gym, ready to conquer whatever golfing objective is before him.
17 Feb 2017 - 5:48pm - 0 Comments
Iowa golf courses ready for February golfers
Golf anyone! In February! "They call it the Florida of Iowa," said Doug Frenz, the superintendent of Sheaffer Memorial Golf Park in rural Lee County.
17 Feb 2017 - 12:48pm - 0 Comments
Sergio Garcia hits cameraman with wild tee shot
Ever wanted a first-person view of being hit by a professional golfer's tee shot? Well today is your lucky day!
16 Feb 2017 - 4:55pm - 0 Comments
Golf photographer gets nailed with errant tee shot
Whether you think so or not, whenever you attend a golf tournament -- amateur or pro -- you're just a split-second from being in harm's way.
16 Feb 2017 - 10:40am - 0 Comments
Florida course warns golfers about aggressive hawks
Birdie. Eagle. Albatross. The elusive Condor. Those are the kinds of birds you want on a golf course. But when it comes to hawks, look out.
16 Feb 2017 - 9:38am - 0 Comments
It's the 21-year anniversary of 'Happy Gilmore' release
Today, February 16, 2017, marks the 21-year anniversary of the golf-themed movie "Happy Gilmore" starring Adam Sandler.
16 Feb 2017 - 9:21am - 0 Comments
Wisconsin golf courses are opening this February for golf, seriously
It's not a bad lie: Wisconsin golfers will be able to hit the links this weekend. Three county golf courses in Milwaukee and Waukesha will be open for business Friday, as temperatures are expected to approach record highs over the weekend.
15 Feb 2017 - 6:08pm - 0 Comments
John Daly says reports he hurled his putter into a lake are exaggerated
John Daly has thrown golf clubs during fits of frustration over the course of his wild career. He says his putter going into a lake at a PGA Tour Champions event last week was not one of them.
15 Feb 2017 - 3:45pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods cancels Wednesday press conference
Tiger Woods -- out once again indefinitely due to back spasms -- was scheduled to meet with the media at the Genesis Open at Riviera on Tuesday.
15 Feb 2017 - 8:22am - 0 Comments
Billy Hurley III pens touching letter to late father
You probably know the story by now, but in case you need a refresher, here it is... PGA Tour pro Billy Hurley III -- a veteran of the Navy -- was elated in 2015 to be playing near his family home in Virginia at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club for the Quicken Loans National.
14 Feb 2017 - 9:59am - 0 Comments
Henrik Stenson catches big fish in wild video
Reigning Open Champion Henrik Stenson proved on Monday that he might be just as good with a fishing rod as he is with a 3 wood.
14 Feb 2017 - 8:42am - 0 Comments
Ethan Tracy holes out to get into playoff, then wins event
Ethan Tracy won the Club Colombia Championship for his first Tour title, holing out from 101 yards for eagle on the 18th to get into a playoff and beating Roberto Diaz with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par 5 on the second extra hole.
13 Feb 2017 - 11:17am - 0 Comments
Jordan Spieth piling up wins at rate not seen since Tiger Woods
Winning has come so quickly for Jordan Spieth that even at age 23, he wondered if he took it for granted. He got some perspective from a victory Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am that was dull as it was dominant.
13 Feb 2017 - 10:51am - 0 Comments
John Daly tosses putter in lake, WDs from Allianz Championship
John Daly withdrew from the final round of the Allianz Championship after seven holes on Sunday, citing a problem with his sciatic nerve.
12 Feb 2017 - 5:16pm - 0 Comments
Jose Maria Olazabal's bank-shot off a hospitality tent worked out OK
Jose Maria Olazabal, a two-time Masters champion and the winning captain for Europe in the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah, made his PGA Tour Champions debut in Boca Raton, Fla., this week.
12 Feb 2017 - 4:12pm - 0 Comments
Sueng-Yul Noh misses out on ace at Pebble by inches
There's a reason they call golf "a game of inches." The latest, cruelest example came at Pebble Beach's 196-yard, par-3 12 hole on Sunday in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
12 Feb 2017 - 3:41pm - 0 Comments
The 7 best golf parody songs of all time
With the Grammy Awards taking place Sunday, it got us thinking. What's the best song about golf of all time?
12 Feb 2017 - 3:26pm - 0 Comments
Justin Timberlake's near ace and two chip ins at Pebble Beach
Justin Timberlake is one of the biggest entertainment stars in the world today. He's a supremely talented singer and dancer. He's hilarious (YouTube some of his SNL skits). He's married to the beautiful Jessica Biel.
12 Feb 2017 - 2:11pm - 0 Comments