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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — American golfer Paul Peterson birdied four of his last five holes to shoot a bogey-free 9-under 62 Thursday before play was suspended because of a waterlogged course in the first round of the Joburg Open.
Jack Nicklaus keeping busy building golf course in Turkmenistan
ORLANDO, Fla. — Jack Nicklaus has been designing and building golf courses around the world for the last four decades, and most of his work has been overseas during the last 10 years. But his latest project in Turkmenistan is as intriguing as any of them.
13 Dec 2016 - 2:16pm - 0 Comments
9 of the best and worst trick shots of 2016
How do you feel about golf trick shots? Awesome? Played out? If you fall into the latter category, is it at least safe to say they're fun to watch in small doses?
13 Dec 2016 - 12:21pm - 0 Comments
2016's major champions and their major moments
From 20 feet away, Dustin Johnson was just trying to hit the green. From 190 yards, he was going at the flag. Henrik Stenson made a 50-foot putt across the 15th green at Royal Troon and found as much value in the putt he made from 4 feet on the next hole.
13 Dec 2016 - 11:39am - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods shows off new short course design
While Tiger Woods the golfer made headlines during his much anticipated return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge, his design company, TGR Design, is making news with the opening of a new course in Mexico.
12 Dec 2016 - 4:45pm - 0 Comments
New Zealand man plays record 237 holes of golf in 12 hours
To the average golfer, playing 18 holes in 4 hours can sometimes be taxing. Playing 36 holes in a day is considered to be a bit of a marathon. How about 237 holes in 12 hours?
12 Dec 2016 - 3:21pm - 0 Comments
Distance study shows drives flying 1 percent farther since 2003
It’s a question that gets asked by golfers and golf analysts often: Do the pros hit the ball too far? With courses far exceeding 7,000 yards and par 5s pushing well into the 600-yard range, many have answered that question with a resounding “yes.”
12 Dec 2016 - 11:40am - 0 Comments
Arnold Palmer’s Masters trophy sells for $444k
One lucky golf fan with a bunch of money to spend this holiday season is the winner of the auction of Arnold Palmer’s Masters trophy.
11 Dec 2016 - 2:33pm - 0 Comments
7 weirdest golf moments of the year
The word "weird" is hard to define. It's really something that you just know when you see. Golf is a game that brings out the best, worst, and weirdest in all of sports. Here's the best 2016 had to offer.
11 Dec 2016 - 2:09pm - 0 Comments
Lee Trevino tells great story about Arnold Palmer’s final round
As time has passed since the passing of Arnold Palmer, the stories have continued to surface from fellow golfers and fans alike.
11 Dec 2016 - 2:03pm - 0 Comments
7 odd golf gifts
'Tis the season of giving. Which means -- if we've been good boys and girls -- we'll also be receiving gifts.
10 Dec 2016 - 3:21pm - 0 Comments
That time Arnie and Jack won the 1966 PGA National Team Championship
With team golf events going on this weekend at the PNC Father-Son Challenge and the Franklin Templeton Shootout, we're going to throw it back 50 years.
10 Dec 2016 - 11:22am - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods plays catch at course opening in Mexico
One week after his return to golf following a 15-month layoff to recover from a third back surgery in three years, Tiger Woods was in Mexico on Friday to open a new short course.
10 Dec 2016 - 9:37am - 0 Comments
Bee on ball holds up play at Franklin Templeton Shootout
Matt Kuchar and Harris English are partners in this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout.
9 Dec 2016 - 2:32pm - 0 Comments
Check out John Daly's 13-year-old son's swing in slo-mo
One of the most enjoyable golf events of the season teed off today with the PNC Father/Son Challenge. John Daly is making his tournament debut this year playing alongside his 13-year-old son, "Little John."
9 Dec 2016 - 1:01pm - 0 Comments
Golf tips: How to keep your swing sharp in the winter months
There's a common misconception that when the cold weather comes, golfers place their bag of clubs in a closet and don't take them out again until March.
8 Dec 2016 - 10:10am - 0 Comments
Rafa Cabrera Bello jars walk-off eagle in China
Rafa Cabrera Bello, who made his Ryder Cup debut for Europe earlier this year at Hazeltine, fired a 6-under 64 in the first round of the UBS Hong Kong Open on Thursday.
8 Dec 2016 - 9:48am - 0 Comments
Top Twitter posts from 2016
It has been a very fun year on the Twitter account. We’ve enjoyed sharing with you some of the best photos, videos and golf stories we can fit in 140 characters.
7 Dec 2016 - 11:37am - 0 Comments
TaylorMade releases new line up of irons, metalwoods for 2017
We've hit that time of year where golf manufacturers begin introducing the new toys they'll be releasing for the new year. Tuesday was that day for TaylorMade.
7 Dec 2016 - 10:47am - 0 Comments
Bryson DeChambeau shows off new side-saddle putting stroke
If there's anything we've learned about Bryson DeChambeau over the last few years it's this: He is is own man -- one interesting dude. He wears the Ben Hogan-style cap. He plays a single-length set of irons. And, now, he's doing this on the greens:
7 Dec 2016 - 8:18am - 0 Comments