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    The 10 Best Things about Playing in the Rain

    Peeling back the curtains on a golf day can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if the forecast is sketchy. If there are no puddles on the ground and no storm clouds looming above, most players experience a...

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  • icinginjury
    Are golfers wasting their time icing injuries?

    Even in a world of “doctors used to say it was good for you, now they say it’s bad,” this one is a shocker: The doctor who coined the acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) in 1978...

    • Posted 207 days ago
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  • David+Duval
    Why David Duval is playing better golf in 2014

    Don’t worry. This isn’t another article about David Duval’s decline. Neither is it speculation as to what went wrong for the world No. 1 and what continues to plague him. Rather, it’s an examination of what’s going...

    • Posted 208 days ago
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    Jordan Spieth: Great, but young Tiger he is not

    Standing on the eighth tee at Augusta National on Sunday, Jordan Spieth was the Masters leader by two strokes. It was looking very much like the 20-year-old could supplant Tiger Woods as the youngest winner of the...

    • Posted 220 days ago
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    Study: Golf courses actually aren’t bad for the environment

    Historically, golf courses haven’t had the greatest reputation among environmentalists. For those concerned about the impact of these recreational venues on their surroundings, some news out of the University of Missouri ought to quell their fears: Researchers...

    • Posted 222 days ago
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  • Masters always gets it right
    The Masters gets it right

    No matter what happens on the back nine of Sunday at the Masters, viewers are left with a lasting image and a memory that is unique from golf’s three other major championships. While Sunday’s rendition of Augusta’s...

    • Posted 222 days ago
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    The back nine of Augusta… in Bangkok?

    I had heard of a Bangkok course that had replicated some of the great holes of the world on the front nine, and for the back they had just lifted the most famous stretch of holes in...

    • Posted 222 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson wins 2014 Masters
    Bubba’s second Masters win establishes him as a major force

    It was shaping up to be a potentially all-time-special Masters Sunday. The 54-hole leaderboard had a bit of everything: 15 players within five shots of the lead of all ages and experience levels. The final pairing of...

    • Posted 223 days ago
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  • solo golf
    The 10 best things about playing golf alone

    A rarity in sports, golf can be properly played and thoroughly enjoyed when utterly alone. There is something alluring — romantic even — about heading to your local course and playing 18 holes by yourself. It’s a...

    • Posted 223 days ago
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  • Hole-By-Hole: The Best and Worst Shots in Masters History (Back 9)

    Everyone has their favorite moments from the Masters. But what are the best and worst shots in Masters history for each hole at Augusta National? From shots that directly impacted the outcome of the tournament, to others...

    • Posted 225 days ago
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  • Augusta 18 tee
    Augusta’s 18th hole favors the long hitters

    The Masters is just days away and the golfing world is abuzz with guesses on who will win. Can Adam Scott repeat? Will Phil Mickelson find his game? Will one of the young guns break through? For...

    • Posted 227 days ago
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  • Mickelson and Woods 2014 Masters
    Who will succeed Woods and Mickelson as multiple Masters winners?

    As you know, Tiger Woods isn’t participating in the Masters this year as he recovers from back surgery. Phil Mickelson, hampered by injuries of his own, is limiting his practice in preparation for the season’s first major....

    • Posted 227 days ago
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  • Mickelson Best and Worst shots at Augusta
    Hole-By-Hole: The Best and Worst Shots in Masters History (Front 9)

    Everyone has their favorite moments from the Masters.  But what are the best and worst shots in Masters history for each hole at Augusta National? From shots that directly impacted the outcome of the tournament, to others...

    • Posted 228 days ago
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  • Hunt 23 players who can win the masters 2014
    The 23 Players Who Can Win The Masters

    Last year, I created a filter to help predict the golfers that were most likely to win the Masters. I got the list down to 23 players. In the end, eight of the top-10 finishers were on...

    • Posted 229 days ago
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    Scott has an opportunity to shed Norman comparisons

    Now that Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from the Masters, Adam Scott has an even better chance to reach the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings, and quite soon. After Scott’s Players Championship victory...

    • Posted 229 days ago
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  • Adams Pro Hybrid Review
    Review: Adams Pro Hybrid

    Pros: A scorching hot face for boring, penetrating shots off the tee. They’re very workable, and have a sole shape that glides through rough nicely. Cons: Hoisting a high, soft shot can be a challenge. Also, the...

    • Posted 234 days ago
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  • Pebble Beach is one of five locations in North America offering the RoboGolfPro.
    Robots to take over top golf academies?

    There’s one goal for anyone hoping to be a top-tier golfer: develop a repeatable swing. It’s not easy and teaching professionals have tried just about everything to help their students. If you’ve ever taken golf lessons, you’ve...

    • Posted 235 days ago
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  • 12 things you don't know about the mini tours
    12 Things You Don’t Know About The Mini Tours

    Many people think playing professional golf at any level is glamorous, but I can tell you after more than four years of professional golf that’s often not the case. Don’t get me wrong. I had a lot...

    • Posted 236 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods back isn't the problem
    Tiger Woods’ back isn’t the problem

    I started to write: If you think Tiger Woods is through, you’re a doofus. In retrospect, that seemed a bit harsh. What I really meant to say was, if you think Tiger’s bad back spells the end of...

    • Posted 237 days ago
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  • Black Diamond Ranch
    Black Diamond Ranch: One of Florida’s hidden gems lies at the Quarry

    If there’s one thing that the Sunshine State has in no short supply it’s exceptional destinations for golf. From the Panhandle to Jacksonville, down to Naples and Miami, with Orlando and Tampa in between, one could spend...

    • Posted 248 days ago
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  • Using stats and launch monitors rich hunt featured
    Using statistics and launch monitor data to shoot lower scores

    As a statistician who works with PGA Tour players, I’m frequently asked by aspiring Tour players and their coaches what statistics they can use to measure themselves against Tour players. The mistake with this question is that...

    • Posted 255 days ago
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  • blue monster
    New Blue Monster lives up to the name

    I recently watched the “Seinfeld” episode “The Beard” where George, who happens to be wearing a hairpiece, is set up on a blind date by Kramer with a bald woman. While the whole point of this exchange...

    • Posted 257 days ago
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    Match play can work for the Tour with a little tinkering

    As golf fans, we are seldom exposed to the extremely electrifying format of match play golf. When such weeks arise on what has recently become a very full calendar of golf, it definitely sparks some more attention...

    • Posted 262 days ago
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  • Rickie Fowler stats
    Overrated? That’s not what the stats say about Rickie Fowler

    One of the most publicized swing changes this season has been Rickie Fowler’s decision to alter some of his swing mechanics with instructor Butch Harmon. Fowler had his first career victory in 2012 and finished 40th on...

    • Posted 270 days ago
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  • Keegan Bradley Ryder Cup
    Statistics that make a great Ryder Cup player and the 2014 U.S. Team standings

    With the Ryder Cup upon us this year, I want to look at the status of the U.S. team from a statistical perspective throughout the season leading up to the event. The U.S. team will have Tom...

    • Posted 285 days ago
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  • Observational learning
    Is video passé in golf instruction?

    Golf instruction has seen a swell of technological advances such as ball-flight measuring devices, 3-D systems and other high-tech training aids that have given us the much-needed boost in our ever-growing body of knowledge of how best...

    • Posted 285 days ago
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  • Gavrich Points DQ Pebble
    Points’ DQ rekindles debate about severity of the rules of golf

    In what seems to be an accelerating rash of notable player dismissals from PGA Tour events, D.A. Points was disqualified from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for practicing with a training aid during the course of...

    • Posted 287 days ago
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  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship - Round Two
    Everyone’s asking: What’s wrong with Tiger?

    As he’s just pocketed a seven-figure sum for an exhibition in Delhi, India (where he reportedly played very well), and in the midst the worst start in his near-20 year professional golf career, it seems fitting to...

    • Posted 290 days ago
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  • Twitter: princessleah82
    Football is over, so bring on the Masters!

    Super Bowl Sunday came and went with a lackluster performance by the league’s top offense and a textbook result for the best defense. At least a good halftime show highlighted the night where the game play and...

    • Posted 290 days ago
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