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  • Carney: Who will win the Ryder Cup? It’s all about the BIG GUYS

    Come Friday, when the U.S. faces Europe in the 40th Ryder Cup, I’ll be watching through Irish eyes. Paul McGinley’s eyes. I won’t be worried about how the captain’s picks are doing. I won’t be thinking, What...

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  • TourChampFedEx
    FedEx Cup Playoffs points system still not right?

    If we are measuring the FedEx Cup’s major points system overhaul in 2009 by its stated goal—to infuse more drama into the Playoffs finale—the sea change has been a resounding success. Following a Vijay Singh performance in...

    • Posted 67 days ago
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  • GolfBallBifurcation
    Bifurcation of USGA rules for golf balls

    Let’s start with a major topic of discussion: the golf ball. Many respected names in the world of golf have made it clear that they feel the current ball goes too far and needs to be re-engineered...

    • Posted 68 days ago
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  • Adams: When modern day fittings aren’t so modern

    In the comments from my story on golf equipment costs, there was some confusion on how equipment companies could be restricted by the USGA on distance and still be marketing drivers that “go farther.” It brought to...

    • Posted 74 days ago
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  • TourChampionshipFedEx
    Who are the favorites to win the FedEx Cup at East Lake?

    We have one event left in the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season, and the eighth FedEx Cup champion will be crowned by week’s end. Twenty-nine players (Dustin Johnson isn’t competing) will vie for the FedEx Cup crown at...

    • Posted 76 days ago
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  • Hunt Tiger Foley Haney Harmon
    Hunt: Advanced break down of Tiger’s stats under Harmon, Haney and Foley

    Last week Tiger Woods announced that he was parting ways with instructor Sean Foley. I wanted to examine Tiger’s game over the course of his professional career to get a better understanding of what was going on...

    • Posted 81 days ago
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  • SlowPlayCollegeGolf
    In search of answers to improve pace of play

    I loved playing college golf, but hated the 5 hour and 30 minute rounds. Pace of Play is an epidemic in golf and the biggest players—the PGA of America, USGA, and AJGA—have all taken strides to quell...

    • Posted 82 days ago
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  • PingTurbulator
    We Want Your Cartoons!

    The pen is mightier than the sword, they say. We agree, but think it’s time our front page started appealing to those golfers who would rather see pens used to create pictures instead of paragraphs. That’s why...

    • Posted 82 days ago
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  • BubbaWatson
    Fantasy Cheat Sheet: BMW Championship

    In an interesting twist to the typical PGA Tour rotation, the FedEx Cup playoffs continue this week at the BMW Championship, but much farther west than normal. Long held in the Midwest, mostly at Cog Hill outside...

    • Posted 83 days ago
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  • JasonDay
    Fantasy Cheat Sheet: Deutsche Bank Championship

    It’s easy to just sit back and watch a weekly tournament and not be aware of the many things churning below the surface that really make this time of year interesting. The FedEx Cup playoffs head to...

    • Posted 89 days ago
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  • TigerButch
    Why a Tiger-Butch Reunion Won’t Happen

    In the hours following the news of a Tiger Woods-Sean Foley split, the cry was neither quiet, nor subtle: TIGER, RETURN TO BUTCH HARMON! The overwhelming fan chorus advocating Woods’ return to one of his first swing...

    • Posted 90 days ago
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  • mist-green
    Want to go lower? The stats say you need an earlier tee time

    Recently, I was researching data for some of my PGA Tour clients on tee times (late vs. early) and scoring average. Is there a correlation, I wondered. I assumed there was, and knew that the results would be...

    • Posted 91 days ago
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  • Rory2
    Will Rory McIlroy go on another FedEx Cup run?

    It’s FedEx Cup Playoffs time and golf’s main man, Rory McIlroy, also happens to be perched atop the standings as the four-week show commences. The 25-year-old is yet to capture the PGA Tour’s holy grail but made...

    • Posted 98 days ago
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  • moneyball
    Adams: Straight answers about equipment costs

    While reading comments from previous articles, the cost of equipment was often mentioned as a reason folks were not enamored with the game. The “$400” driver came up several times. Before I get into more depth I’d...

    • Posted 104 days ago
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  • Valhalla
    Valhalla’s setup reveals PGA Championship identity challenges

    People complain every year that the PGA Championship is the only major championship that lacks a distinct identity. The Masters is all about tradition and Augusta National Golf Club, particularly its PhD-prerequisite putting surfaces and Rae’s Creek....

    • Posted 105 days ago
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  • TigerLean2
    Chamblee, Nobilo get heated over Tiger’s swing changes

    Tiger Woods missed the cut at the 2014 PGA Championship, finishing at 6-over par for the tournament, but it was an argument between analysts about his golf swing that had everyone’s attention. Click here to see what...

    • Posted 108 days ago
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  • Analyzing Tom Watson’s Potential Ryder Cup picks

    Captain Tom Watson’s captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup became more difficult when Dustin Johnson announced that he will not play in the event. And that was just the start. I’ve posted the current U.S. Ryder Cup...

    • Posted 109 days ago
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  • SlBo
    AimPoint’s Express Route to the Top: A Q&A with Founder Mark Sweeney

    Aimpoint Founder Mark Sweeney (right) with Stacy Lewis. Turn on CBS for Sunday’s telecast and you’re bound to see an animated graphic of a ball breaking towards the hole. This graphic is part of a bigger simulator...

    • Posted 109 days ago
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  • Why Sergio Garcia isn’t going to end his career without a major

    This summer has been an eventful one for Sergio Garcia. Three tournaments, three finishes of 13-under or better. He’s found peace and maturity in older age. And he might be engaged to a caddie who sports a 100...

    • Posted 110 days ago
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  • Social_Media
    Golf Getting Social: OEMs tap into massive online influence

    Social media offers an easy and relatively inexpensive way for players, golf brands and clubmakers to generate buzz around their products. While it’s certainly no secret that social media is playing an ever-increasing role in the lives...

    • Posted 112 days ago
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  • Turtle
    Establishing better rules for pace of play

    I’m saddened to report that Golf Czar has relinquished his title. It seems that when reading the fine print I didn’t understand that wearing the uniform was mandatory at all golf functions, including playing! Let me tell...

    • Posted 116 days ago
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  • Snedeker stats Butch Haromon
    The stats behind Snedeker’s switch to Butch Harmon

    The most recent high-profile teacher switch in golf has come from Brandt Snedeker, who moved from long-time coach Todd Anderson to Butch Harmon. Here is a look at Snedeker’s performance over the past few seasons. As we...

    • Posted 118 days ago
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  • 81527341
    Three scenarios that get Tiger Woods into the FedEx Cup Playoffs

    In 2013, Tiger Woods entered the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational leading the FedEx Cup standings. Fifty-two weeks later, he’s 215th! There are only three events left–and just two for Tiger–before The Playoffs are set and Woods needs to jump...

    • Posted 118 days ago
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  • growing the game3
    A specific approach to grow golf (Part 6)

    Before I get into specifics, here’s a quick review of golf participation in the U.S. Since 1985, we’ve lost 500,000 avid golfers, who are golfers who play golf 25+ times per year and pay 71 percent of...

    • Posted 123 days ago
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  • Clark: Give Nike Golf credit where credit is due

    Remember all the criticism hurled at Rory McIlroy when he decided to switch to Nike Golf equipment? It’s quieter now, isn’t it? The meteoric rise of Nike Golf has been nothing short of amazing considering that not very...

    • Posted 124 days ago
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  • Rickie Fowler dislike
    Why disliking Rickie Fowler as a person needs to stop

    As two 25-year-olds marched up Royal Liverpool’s 18th fairway Sunday—names firmly planted atop the leaderboard and unhassled by the cornerstone player of this generation, who had long ago vacated the course’s premises—the story of the youngsters usurping...

    • Posted 125 days ago
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  • BACZAR-goodbeard2
    Golf gets its first Czar (Part 5)

    I must admit that I was surprised and humbled when told I’ve been named Czar over all of golf. I asked about the process and was told that upon investigation the computer drives failed but the appointment...

    • Posted 130 days ago
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  • HoylakeTiger
    A different Tiger from the ’06 chess match at Hoylake

    I’ll try to keep this short, since this is really just an excuse to post the video, which comes equipped with some tremendously creepy, yet somehow fitting music. We already highlighted the changes to the course, so...

    • Posted 131 days ago
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  • How has Hoylake changed and who serves to benefit?

    The power of Tiger Woods appears to, at times, blanket all blemishes it encounters. If you are looking for proof, click back eight years when Royal Liverpool, hosting its first Open Championship in 39 years, re-emerged dry,...

    • Posted 131 days ago
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