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Rory McIlroy holes out on the 16th at Tour Championship

Rory mcilroy, tour championship
Rory McIlroy holes out his approach shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the PGA Tour Championship, pulling him closer to the leaders with only a few holes to play.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Published: Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 5:31 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


How would you fare on a pro par-3?

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Thanks to the European Tour's "Beat the Pro" challenge, amateurs got a chance to tee it up at the stadium par-3 14th hole at the KLM Open, with varying degrees of success.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Published: Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 5:59 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


Cellphone light helps college golfer finish in darkness

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UC Davis golfer Ben Corfee was aided by the cell phone lights of teammates, competitors, coaches, and volunteers while trying to finish out his round in near darkness.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 2:25 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


Watch European stars face off with hickory clubs

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YouTube / European Tour
Lee Westwood, Danny Willet, and Miguel Angel Jimenez faced off with Paolo Quirici, 2013 World Hickory Champion, using the old wooden clubs in a two-hole exhibition.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, September 04, 2016 | 3:54 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


If you're a superstitious golfer, you won't like this

ryan yip
USA Today Sports Images
A Web.com Tour event threesome may have the most hilarious and unfortunate threesome ever.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 4:15 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


Inspirational Tommy Morrissey imitates pro golfer's swings

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Five-year-old Tommy Morrissey can do some spot-on impersonations of the swings of golf greats.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 | 1:02 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


Bubba Watson unveils patriotic shoes for Olympics

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As you'd expect, Bubba Watson is looking to make a splash at the Olympics, unveiling some crazy American-flag themed golf shoes.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 | 11:19 a.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


NHL referee makes the cut at RBC Canadian Open

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USA Today Sports Images
28-year-old NHL referee and cancer survivor Garrett Rank made the cut this week at the RBC Canadian Open playing as an amateur.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 4:04 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


4 holes-in-one at a golf tournament in a single day

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On Wednesday at the Billy Casper Pro-Member Tournament, four different golfers recorded holes-in-one, including two in the same grouping on the same hole.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, July 22, 2016 | 4:33 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


How many steps does Jordan Spieth take in a round?

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USA Today Sports Images
Under Armour equipped Jordan Spieth with "smart shoes" during the Open Championship, which counted the number of steps he takes during a round.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 4:06 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


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