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  • Mickelson and a hot putter obliterate the field

    “They make a living with their hands.” –Paul Azinger, 11:32 a.m. ET, July 21, 2013 It was a seemingly innocuous comment, but it proved prophetic. Where many sports reward and demand the ability to run faster and...

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  • Round 3 Recap: Westwood takes 2-shot lead at The Open

    Saturday’s third round of the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield began with a sprinkle of major champions near the top of a cake baked with players looking for a first victory in one of golf’s four premier...

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    5 Players who can win The Open on Sunday

    It’s the final round of The Open Championship, which means the once lush green hues at the Muirfield property have been baked out by the sun and wind-blown into a more diabolical light brown. The Open Championship...

    • Posted 274 days ago
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  • Miguel Angel Jimenez
    Jimenez leads Woods by 1 shot at The Open

    The best rounds of the second day of the Open Championship came from the morning groups, predictably, before all moisture had been baked out of the course and the winds freshened. Most notably, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson...

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  • Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jon Super
    Tiger’s roller coaster Round 2

    In his roller coaster second round at The Open Championship, Tiger Woods shot an even-par 71, leaving himself in the same position where he started the day —2 strokes better than old man par. But was it...

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  • Zach Johnson
    Z. Johnson takes early lead at Muirfield

    Day 1 at the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield saw PGA Tour veteran Zach Johnson take an early lead on a relatively calm, sunshine-filled day where many players struggled to handle the course’s firm and lightning-fast conditions....

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  • Tiger Woods Round 1 The Open 2013
    Woods starts strong at The Open

    Tiger Woods fans had to be nervous after he hooked his tee shot well left of the fairway on Muirfield’s opening hole. It was a bad sign from the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, who had not competed...

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  • Nike Tiger 2013 contract spotlight
    Nike extends contract with Tiger

    In the immortal words of Dan Hicks, “Expect anything different?” When Tiger Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, confirmed to the media on Wednesday that Nike had re-upped (for an undisclosed dollar amount and length) its sponsorship agreement with...

    • Posted 276 days ago
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  • British Open Picks Preview Spotlight
    The Open Championship: Picks and Preview

    Just a shade more than a month after golf’s last major, it’s time for another. The Open Championship – or British Open, if you prefer – will be contested at the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. If you don’t recognize...

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  • U.S. Open - Preview Day 2
    Woods says he’s ready for the British Open

    Tiger Woods is primed and ready to go in his bid to win his 15th major championship This comes from the man himself, who published a blog on his website about the state of his injured left...

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  • Tiger Woods British Open 2013 practice covert
    Tiger testing a prototype Nike Covert driver at the British Open

    Finally, there is photo evidence that Tiger Woods is testing a Nike Covert driver. The photo, from AP, comes from Tiger Woods’ Sunday practice round at the British Open, where the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer was testing...

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  • Tiger Woods Injured
    Tiger Woods’ Dubai golf course axed

    You can still access information about Tiger Woods’ planned Al Ruwaya golf course on his website. Like a sandcastle waiting to be swept away by the tides, the project sits under the “courses” category of the TW...

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  • Steve Stricker Fairway
    Hunt: Breaking down the best players on tour by category

    I’m often asked by my readers what current PGA Tour player’s game I would prefer to have based upon my statistical research. To answer their question, I decided to look at the data and split the game...

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  • Gary Player The Body Issue Spotlight
    Player not the only golfer to go “naked”

    It has been widely reported that 77-year-old golfing legend Gary Player will appear in the coming “Body Issue” of ESPN the Magazine. For those not familiar, the Body Issue features athletes in the buff and highlights their...

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  • Nike Covert Version 5
    Non-adjustable Nike Covert driver spotted

    Here’s a safe bet — the non-adjustable Nike Covert Tour Version 5 driver that made its way onto the USGA’s List of Conforming Driver Heads this week was created specifically for Tiger Woods. Click here to see...

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  • Tiger Woods Injured
    Woods’ injury puts him in familiar territory

    Word came down on Wednesday afternoon that Tiger Woods would have to pull out of the AT&T National, the PGA Tour event of which he serves as honorary host, due to trouble with his left elbow. Woods...

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  • Rose U.S. Open Feature spotlight
    Rose does it for Dad on Father’s Day

    Justin Rose was 22-years-old when his father, Ken, died from leukemia in 2002. Rose won twice on the European Tour that year, and gave the trophies to his dad in the hospital. Sunday at Merion, a teary-eyed...

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  • Donald Day 1 2013 U.S. Open
    Donald, Mickelson on top after Day 1

    Thursday at Merion was a day of soft conditions, delays, and surprisingly, tough scoring. Starting at 6:45 a.m ET., players went out on the first and 11th tees hoping that the soft and wet conditions would turn...

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  • While we're young USGA
    USGA launches “While We’re Young” campaign to combat slow play

    The USGA has recently launched a campaign aimed to help grow the game of golf by improving pace of play on the golf course.  The campaign is called “While We’re Young” after the famous line from Rodney...

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  • Dear Tiger 2
    The (made-up) Sergio Garcia apology note

    Dear Tiger, I am leaving this note in your locker so that it can be our secret, at least until I mention it in my press conference. How did things get so out of hand? It seems...

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  • Webb Simpson 2012 U.S. Open
    2013 U.S. Open: Picks and Preview

    The first tee balls will be in the air at the 113th edition of the U.S. Open when Cliff Kresge, Roger Tambellini and Ryan Yip tee off at 6:50 a.m. EST Thursday. A rain-soaked Merion Golf Club...

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  • Tiger Woods The Sport of Golf
    The Sport of Golf: Nike’s newest Tiger Woods commercial

    Analogy session 101. Nike is to advertising what Kafka is to text. Artistic. Intelligent. Purposeful and evocative. Are golfers athletes? Is golf a sport or a game of skill? A 2004 study by ESPN.com found golf to...

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    McIlroy still rolling with his Cameron putter

    Last week at the BMW Championship at Wentworth, Rory McIlroy switched from his Nike Method prototype putter back to his old Scotty Cameron gamer. Based on the photos we shot yesterday, it appears that the current No. 2-ranked golfer...

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  • Tiger Woods Memorial
    Preview: 2013 Memorial Tournament

    The first 21 weeks of the 2013 PGA Tour season has given the golf world as much to talk about as some prior entire years. Eight first-time winners have hoisted trophies. The likes of Brian Gay and...

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  • Avoid these 4 playing partners for a good season

    With the beginning of summer comes the start to a fresh season of golf for those in the Northern states. Warm weather equals golf and baseball and cold weather equals football and basketball (or hockey if that’s...

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  • Sergio Garcia
    Sergio being Sergio? Not this time

    Before Sergio Garcia’s racially insensitive remarks at the European Tour awards dinner Tuesday night, the golfer had already made a series of imprudent decisions. He made comments about Tiger Woods pulling a club during his backswing, causing...

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  • Tiger primed for U.S. Open
    Tiger is statistically primed for the U.S. Open

    When I made my Masters picks a month ago, I mentioned how conservatively Tiger Woods has been playing off the tee. I felt that would work against him at Augusta, where distance usually takes reign over the...

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  • Sergio at The Players 2013
    Sergio is the difference between good and great

    They say that pressure can make diamonds, but it can also burst pipes. It seemed for a moment that Sergio Garcia was finally going to shine by besting Tiger Woods head to head for a meaningful title....

    • Posted 341 days ago
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  • Learning from Woods
    Learning from Tiger’s recovery at The Players

    Great athletes have an inner source of strength, a deep reservoir of emotional control and self belief that mere mortals cannot seem to find. It is a rarer-than-rare quality that very few ever know, but beautiful to...

    • Posted 341 days ago
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  • TW '14
    Nike TW ’14 golf shoe

    Tiger Woods wasted no time breaking in the newest version of his Nike Free-inspired golf shoe, the TW ’14. Woods wore the shoes during all four rounds at The Players Championship in route to his fourth win...

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