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A record 36 celebrities have committed to compete in next month's BMW Charity Pro-Am, held at three courses in the Upstate.
A short week for Rory McIlroy on long road to Masters
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it.
24 Mar 2017 - 11:54am - 0 Comments
Lessons learned from Tiger Woods in new book on 1997 Masters
The 1997 Masters Tournament was one of the most important 72 holes of golf played in history. A young Tiger Woods roared onto the scene to become the first black golfer, the first Asian golfer and the youngest golfer ever to win a green jacket.
23 Mar 2017 - 3:16pm - 0 Comments
Ross Fisher hammers 423-yard drive at WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
Two days ago, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claimed to have hit a 490-yard drive in an Instagram post.
23 Mar 2017 - 1:46pm - 0 Comments
Sergio Garcia's amazing 'driver off the deck' save
If you're anything like me, you probably lick your lips when you see a PGA Tour star preparing to hit a driver off the deck.
23 Mar 2017 - 9:06am - 0 Comments
Jason Day withdraws from Match Play to be with his mother
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play after six holes Wednesday so he could be with his mother when she has surgery for lung cancer.
22 Mar 2017 - 8:03pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy launches 410-yard drive
Yesterday, we told you about the whopping 490-yard drive Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claimed to have hit.
22 Mar 2017 - 1:41pm - 0 Comments
Dustin Johnson going for first sweep of World Golf Championships
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson is one victory away from something not even Tiger Woods has accomplished: a sweep of the four World Golf Championships.
22 Mar 2017 - 10:57am - 0 Comments
'The Rock' (yes, that one) smashes 490-yard drive
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson touts himself as, "The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment/Sports Entertainment." We're not going to disagree. The man is a physical specimen.
21 Mar 2017 - 2:53pm - 0 Comments
Marc Leishman drops 51-foot eagle bomb for Bay Hill lead
Just when all eyes were on Rory McIlroy making a Sunday run in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a steady Marc Leishman jumped in to steal the show. Check out this 51-footer Leishman knocked down for an eagle and sole possession of the lead at 11 under.  
19 Mar 2017 - 5:31pm - 0 Comments
Adam Hadwin's potential ace gets rejected by flagstick
Canadian Adam Hadwin has been dialed in lately. He won for the first time in his PGA Tour career last weekend in the Valspar Championship and carried the momentum over to Bay Hill this week.
19 Mar 2017 - 5:24pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy makes ridiculous birdie at Bay Hill's 16th
On Sunday at Bay Hill, it appears Rory McIlroy is picking up right where he left off with Saturday's 7-under 65 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
19 Mar 2017 - 5:07pm - 0 Comments
Marc Leishman's ball does 360 before dropping in the cup
Marc Leishman had a birdie try from about 15 feet at the par-5 fourth hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on Sunday. He put a good stroke on the putt, but the ball decided to take the scenic route before eventually dropping in for a birdie:
19 Mar 2017 - 3:11pm - 0 Comments
Zach Johnson banks bunker shot off playing partner's ball and into the hole
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Zach Johnson, a two-time major winner, is no doubt good (better than most, in fact). But on Bay Hill's 17th hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, Johnson was extremely lucky.
19 Mar 2017 - 1:45pm - 0 Comments
Charley Hoffman holes 71-footer to close out round
Charley Hoffman was in trouble after his tee shot on Bay Hill's par-4 18th hole was pulled left. Fighting some tree trouble, Hoffman pulled off an excellent punch shot that ended up just on the front edge of the green.
18 Mar 2017 - 6:05pm - 0 Comments
After two water balls, Emiliano Grillo tosses club into water too
Emiliano Grillo was cruising along at Bay Hill on Saturday. At 7 under, he was just two shots off the lead when he stepped to the tee at the par-5 sixth hole. That's where the wheels came off.
18 Mar 2017 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments
Rickie Fowler nearly holes out from water at Bay Hill
Saturdays on the PGA Tour are known as "Moving Day." On Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rickie Fowler -- dressed like the Arnold Palmer umbrella logo -- moved in the right direction.
18 Mar 2017 - 2:06pm - 0 Comments
Henrik Stenson plays from water, ends up putting barefoot with wedge
Golf is a funny game. For reigning Open Champion Henrik Stenson, the par-4 11th hole at Bay Hill in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational was hilarious... to everyone but the Swede.
18 Mar 2017 - 10:53am - 0 Comments
Red cardigan sweater for Arnold Palmer Invitational winner revealed
Earlier this week, we learned that instead of the traditional blue blazer given to the winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, this year the victor will receive a red cardigan sweater -- the kind
17 Mar 2017 - 9:14am - 0 Comments
PGA Tour rookie scares alligator at Bay Hill
What would you do if you encountered an 8-foot alligator while playing a round of golf? If the answer isn't "run the other way" surely you'd at least make certain to keep a safe distance, right?
17 Mar 2017 - 8:31am - 0 Comments