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  • Tiger Woods Player of the Year
    2013: The Year of the Tiger?

    The PGA Tour has announced its latest honor for Tiger Woods: Player of the Year. Tiger’s record this year certainly looks good enough on paper, yet something seems off with this. Tiger won five times on the PGA...

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  • top 10 club fitting mistakes farner
    10 things to do (and not to do) before your next fitting

    In the last 10 years, there have been major advancements in both golf equipment and golf equipment fitting technology. Systems such as FlightScope and TrackMan have given fitting professionals the data they need to maximize every golfer’s...

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  • Tiger+Woods+TOUR+Championship+Coca+Cola+Final+D6QxYkD2PcWx
    Is Tiger really tired, or just tired of his swing problems?

    I am happy to be back to the world of golf after a lengthy medical hiatus in the city of Brotherly love! I spent the month of September in Philadelphia where I received the finest medical care...

    • Posted 308 days ago
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  • Jordan+Spieth+142nd+Open+Championship+Previews+Bm3jS61YxZ4l
    Spieth to supplant McIlroy as the next great young golfer?

    Relative to a lifetime, a year is not very long. But for two of golf’s most promising young players, it might as well be a miniature career for each of them, going in decidedly opposite directions. At...

    • Posted 308 days ago
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    The 10 best golf commercials of 2013

    This year’s PGA Tour season came to an end last weekend at the Tour Championship, which got me to thinking about what an incredible year of golf it has been. The highlights from 2013 include: Tiger v....

    • Posted 309 days ago
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  • wrist pain
    Elbow and wrist pain: How to get rid of it

    It was the first stage of Q-school in 2000. I was playing very well on one of my favorite courses, the Bayonet Course on the former Fort Ord Army Base in Seaside, Calif., on the Monterey Peninsula. They...

    • Posted 310 days ago
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  • RickBarryIMG0533
    NBA Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry wins RE/MAX Long Drive title

    NBA Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry won the Masters Division of the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship in Mesquite, Nev., with a drive of 334 yards, which was 10 yards farther than his nearest competitor. Barry, 69, is...

    • Posted 311 days ago
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  • grip care
    A golfer’s guide to grip care

    If you have played golf for any length of time, you probably have reached a point where you had to regrip your clubs. In doing so, you may have noticed that grips are not very cheap these days, especially...

    • Posted 311 days ago
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  • KingMade Jerky spotlight
    How Kings Are Made: The Next Big Little Thing On Tour

    If you are a frequent visitor of GolfWRX, you are probably a golfer on the constant search for an edge on the course. You peruse the different forums anxiously hoping to find that some little thing that...

    • Posted 313 days ago
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  • An opposition to call-ins
    An opposition to call-in rules violations

    A question for the philosophers: if a golf ball moves so short a distance that no one in that ball’s owner’s threesome can be certain whether it moved or not, did it move? Is there a penalty?...

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    Players to avoid, with help from “Dude Perfect”

    There’s nothing I love more than golf (apologies to my family), but sometimes it pushes me to my limit of tolerance. I take comfort in knowing that 100 percent of my fellow golfers go through the same...

    • Posted 315 days ago
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    DeLaet’s 2013 season cements him as Canada’s best golfer

    Graham DeLaet, a 31-year-old native of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, has made a name for himself on the PGA Tour in 2013, while also securing his spot as Canada’s top golfer. He’s currently No. 7 in the FedEx Cup standings,...

    • Posted 315 days ago
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    Jacobsen named 2013 Payne Stewart Award recipient

    As part of the run-up to the Tour Championship this weekend, the PGA Tour announced that Peter Jacobsen was named as the 2013 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award. Established in 2000, this award honors the golfer...

    • Posted 315 days ago
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  • Rory_McIlroy_Twitter_jet_lag_
    Tweets of the week: Rare scores, Tiger’s ball, Bubba’s new irons, Rory’s repose

    Jim Furyk’s second-round 59 at the BMW Championship was certainly the most significant golf story of the week. That is, until Tiger Woods found himself playing a starring role in yet another rules-related drama. But really, Jim...

    • Posted 316 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods ball moved BMW Championship 2013
    What’s Tiger’s story and do we believe it?

    A day after being assessed a two-stroke penalty for hitting a ball which he caused to move, Tiger Woods gutted out a five-under-par 66 in the third round of the BMW Championship. With a birdie on the...

    • Posted 319 days ago
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  • Rory_McIlroy_BMW_
    McIlroy’s miserable 2013 season is over

    In a fitting coup de gras, Rory McIlroy fired his highest-ever two-round total on American soil (77-78)  at Conway Farms, placing him dead last in the field of 70 at the BMW Championship. Thus, the 24-year-old is...

    • Posted 319 days ago
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  • Tiger v. Rory
    Tiger and Rory to once again square off in China

    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy (arguably the two biggest names in golf) will stage a rematch of their inaugural match up in China on Oct. 28 in the most epic way possible; a face-to-face event at the...

    • Posted 320 days ago
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  • TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons spotlight 420x470
    TaylorMade doubles down with SpeedBlade

    TaylorMade’s CEO, Mark King, said the company has changed the dynamics of the iron business. The company’s Executive Vice President of Product Development, Sean Toulon, said it’s the biggest advancement in golf equipment since woods became “metal...

    • Posted 324 days ago
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    Singer: The coolest names in golf

    This is important. Well, maybe not really. I suppose you could argue there are more important things going on in the world of golf. WGC events, major championships, Tiger’s health, the FedEx Cup, a guy in Alberta getting...

    • Posted 325 days ago
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  • Ye Wo-cheng
    Ye unable to repeat Guan’s Masters success

    Thirteen-year-old Ye Wo-cheng signed for rounds of 78 and 76 at the Omega European Masters, beating just two players in the 153-player field. Before the event, Miguel Angel Jimenez, a spry 48 years of age, indicated his displeasure...

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  • Henrik Stenson’s return to top form

    Henrik Stenson will be teeing it up next week at the BMW Championship in the No. 1 spot on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup rankings. This is no surprise if you weren’t paying attention to golf for...

    • Posted 327 days ago
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  • Yocha DeHe course review
    Course Review: Cache Creek Casino Resort (Yocha Dehe)

    I can’t say enough about Indian Casino Golf Properties. I have played a number of them and have yet to find one sub-standard or disappointing. If you are looking for one of the best that you will...

    • Posted 328 days ago
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  • LosLogos4E spotlight
    Course review: Los Lagos Golf Club

    They say that great things come in small packages. That’s because there are limited-size 18-hole golf courses that are definitely worth playing. You don’t have to do golf layouts in the 7,000-yard-plus range to enjoy the whole...

    • Posted 329 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods
    Can Tiger handle the pressure? The last two FedEx Cup events will be a clue

    Tiger Woods ended an ordinary second week of the FedEx Cup playoffs with his tied worst finish of the year, a tied 65th. Unfortunately for Tiger, his solid opening two rounds were cancelled out by a poor...

    • Posted 329 days ago
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  • tiger-woods-sean-foley
    True or False: Golf radar systems are ruining golf?

    Last week, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee went on the offensive against radar launch monitors, claiming that they were “ruining golf.” Chamblee said that radar systems (like Trackman and Flightscope) were promoting two different swings, one for...

    • Posted 333 days ago
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  • Golf Fight Alberta
    Golf Fight! Golfer gets KO’d in Alberta

    Warning: This video contains explicit language Warning: This video contains explicit language I had a high school friend who wrestled in the winter and golfed in the summer. He wanted to find a way to combine the...

    • Posted 335 days ago
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  • Whistling Straits
    Whistling Straits: The perfect course for a father-son trip

    Like many siblings born into a golfing family, my brother and I have always had a healthy rivalry with our dad on the golf course. His dominance during our childhood has faded some with our transition to...

    • Posted 335 days ago
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  • Golf Training Aids
    Simple Aids To Help Cut Your Handicap? Do They Work?

    Are you a high handicapper? Are you working on your game? Do you want to be able to fix your swing without spending piles of money on instruction? I am too, so I decided I would take...

    • Posted 335 days ago
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    Taking time to enjoy the game

    There are times in life that prove monumental — moments of enlightenment that can alter perspective or outlook. For golfers, maybe it’s a shot, or a swing thought. A feel, or a sound, when everything clicks, even...

    • Posted 338 days ago
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  • PGA Village
    An overlooked golfing destination: PGA Village

    From Destin to Miami, with Orlando in between, Florida is filled with an abundance of great golfing destinations. With so many options to choose from, however, it is easy for some courses and resorts to be overshadowed...

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  • U.S. Open - Round One
    Is there legal recourse against the anchored putter ban?

    Barring a position reversal by the governing bodies of golf or a dramatic legal challenge to the anchoring rule, the anchored stroke will no longer be permitted at any level on Jan. 1, 2016. The anchoring ban...

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  • Quiet Please
    Yabba Dabba please shut up

    “Get in the hole!” That’s how it started, innocently enough, and not in an obnoxious way. If we peel back the evolution of post-shot yelling on the PGA Tour all the way to the beginning, the pre-cambrian...

    • Posted 341 days ago
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  • Barney Adams
    Barney Adams Wants To Keep The Golfers We Have

    There was a time in his professional career when Barney Adams sat near the top of the golf industry. His Tight Lies clubs were the darling of the industry and his eponymous company was growing at a...

    • Posted 341 days ago
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  • Trackman Nine-Hole Playing Test
    TrackMan/FlightScope are more than teaching tools

    Are golf radar systems like Trackman and FlightScope just for club fitting and working on swing mechanics? To me, they’re much more than that. They’re amazing tools for developing players. There’s a belief that Trackman and FlightScope...

    • Posted 342 days ago
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    What does it take to be a golf prodigy? These four amateurs are setting the bar high

    Eighteen-year-old Matt Fitzpatrick won the most important tournament in amatuer golf last weekend, the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship. And that’s not all the soon-to-be freshman at Northwestern University achieved this summer — he was the low amatuer...

    • Posted 343 days ago
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    The Barclays: Picks and Preview

    The PGA Tour Playoffs are here! Thus begins Brandt Snedeker’s FedExCup defense, as the top 123 golfers in the FedExCup points list (Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker are sitting this one out) head to Paul Fireman’s much-maligned Liberty...

    • Posted 344 days ago
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  • Sadlowski Golf Channel
    Sadlowski once again breaks the Golf Channel’s simulator

    By now the majority of you have probably seen the video that went viral of world long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski bombing a drive through the Golf Channel’s simulator and the wooden wall behind it (if you...

    • Posted 345 days ago
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  • Todd White
    USGA Reveals Final Five Names For 2013 U.S. Walker Cup Team

    The USGA has released the names of the remaining five members of the 2013 U.S. Walker Cup side. In July, Patrick Rodgers, Cory Whitsett, Max Homa, Michael Kim and Justin Thomas were named to the team. On...

    • Posted 345 days ago
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    Five who could surprise in the FedExCup Playoffs

    The FedExCup Playoffs begins this week at The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, N.J. There’s talk that two-time FedExCup champion Tiger Woods will leverage his 766-point lead to another title, but Tiger’s dominance...

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