Majors

It turns out the fifth-place finish he racked up at the US Open last month wasn’t apex for Xander Schauffele, it was his jumping off point.

Schauffele, just 23 years old, won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday with a 3-foot birdie putt to defeat Robert Streb by a single stroke.

Schauffele finished with a 3-under 67 on Sunday to wind up…

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7: Consecutive first-time winners of Majors. The list includes Jason Day, Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker, Sergio Garcia, and Brooks Koepka, dating back to the 2015 PGA Championship. It’s the first time that’s happened since 2001-2003 when the list was David Duval, Davis Toms, Rich Beem, Mike Weir, Jim Furyk, Ben Curtis, and Shaun Micheel.  It…

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Sunday morning, Bob Koepka talked to his son on the phone; the kind of things most dads did with their sons on Father’s Day in America.

Except this father had a special request for his Brooks: “Do me a favor. I need a trophy for Father’s Day. Do me a favor and bring one back back.”

Brooks Koepka took that request…

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A whopping five players are at least 10 strokes under par headed to Sunday’s final round at the US Open – none of whom have ever won a Major before.

Brian Harman leads the chase at 12-under after ringing up his second 5-under 67 in three days. Harman, 30, had just one blemish, a bogey on No. 2 but he…

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It’s been a wild two days in Erin Hills, and the best is yet to come.

Four men, none of whom have ever won a Major, sit atop the leaderboard all tied at 7-under.

They are the UK’s Tommy Fleetwood and three Americans – Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, and Brian Harman.

The men missing the cut were as staggering as the men…

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With Sergio Garcia finally winning the Masters last month, Rickie Fowler is probably the best player in the world without a Major.

The American made a major move towards rectifying that situation on Thursday.

Undaunted by the intimidating rough or anything else, Fowler was money on his putts, shooting a 7-under 65 to take a 1-stroke lead at the tournament being…

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Erin Hills makes its debut as home of the 2017 US Open beginning Thursday. Wisconsin might not seem like the ideal place for such a grand tournament, but this particular area of the state resembles Scotland with bent grass, fine fescue, water features, and enormously long holes, totaling 7,812 yards with a par 72.

Here’s a hole-by-hole look at the…

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If you’re a fan of Jordan Niebruge, Taylor Gooch, or Kevin Dougherty, get your alarm clock cued up – those three kick off the US Open at 6:45 a.m. on No. 1.

The biggest pairing of the day – the last three winners of the tournament -takes place at 8:35 a.m. on the back nine when No. 1 Dustin Johnson,…

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The 2017 Masters is 72 hours in the books, but the events that comprised it are still being turned over and investigated by the powers that be in golf. Here’s a look at some of the top trivia and takeaways from last weekend at Augusta National.

An anonymous online gambler celebrated almost as much as Sergio Garcia did on his…

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No longer will Sergio Garcia be known as the best player to never win a Major. Now he’s just one of the guys.

After 70 fails at securing his first Major win, Garcia was the man of the hour Sunday afternoon at Augusta, defeating Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff after rallying from two strokes down with six holes to…

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Justin Rose could make it back-to-back victories for Queen and Country for the first time in 27 years. Sergio Garcia is looking to shake a career-long monkey off of his back.

Garcia has never won a Major. Rose won the 2013 US Open and the 2016 Olympic Gold Medal.   Both men are at 6-under, with a 1-shot lead over…

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Two of the greatest current players to never win a Major, the Day 1 leader, and a Belgian giant comprise the four-way tie atop the leaderboard through 36 holes at The Masters.

Day One leader Charley Hoffman shot three strokes worse on Friday than he had Thursday, dropping from from 7-under to 4-under where he’s joined by Sergio Garcia, Thomas…

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Charley Hoffman, the American who looks more at home tapping a keg than a birdie putt, raced to a 4-stroke lead after 18 holes at The Masters on Thursday by firing a 7-under 65.

He put the field in his rear view mirror with a four-birdie stretch between holes 14-17. William McGirt was the only man to strike below 70,…

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In a staggering 11th-hour development, the agent for World No. 1 Dustin Johnson fell down a staircase and injured his back on Wednesday at his rental property in Augusta, throwing his availability for The Masters into doubt.

According to Johnson’s manager, the star was wearing socks on a hardwood floor and slipped on the stars.

“He landed very hard on his…

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The 2017 Masters Tournament kicks off Thursday at Augusta National.  All eyes will be on defending champion Danny Willett as he seeks to defend his title while there are compelling stories up and down the field.

Here’s a quick look at the best pairings for Thursday and Friday’s opening rounds at Augusta National:’

Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ceremonial First Shots: Significant…

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January 2017 will bring with it a new rule that players will not be penalized for the accidental movement of a ball on the green.

While the powers that be say it is not a direct result of last year’s US Open, it certainly didn’t hurt.

Last summer, American Dustin Johnson was ruled to have caused his ball to move slightly…

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Funny what a 15th place finish can do for a guy.

Well, not just any guy. A 14-time Major winner and arguably the first or second-greatest player of all time.

After opening at 55-to-1 in Las Vegas, Woods has dropped as low as 16-to-1 to win The Masters five months from now.

Woods won the Masters four times between 1997 and 2005….

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Here are some of the more interesting statistics and bits of trivia from Henrik Stenson’s record-setting win at the 145th Open Championship.

-20: Henrik Stenson’s final score tied Jason Day’s record for the lowest cumulative score at a Major. Day shot 20-under at the 2015 PGA Championship.

4: Consecutive Major winners who are first-timers: Stenson, Dustin Johnson (US Open), Danny Willett…

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Henrik Stenson joined Johnny Miller as the only men in pro golf history to card a 63 in the final round of a Major, doing so Sunday at Royal Troon in Scotland to win The Open Championship, tying a Major record by finishing 20-under par.

He needed every ounce of that record-setting performance to hold off five-time Major champion Phil…

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Unless golf’s fickle hand of fate interferes, Sunday’s final day at The Open Championship figures to be a two-man race between a 5-time Major winner and man looking to win his first at age 40.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson fired his second 68 in three days to take a 1-stroke lead over American Phil Mickleson on Saturday. Stenson is 12-under through…

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Henrik Stenson is in the conversation for the best golfer in the world to have never won a Major – he’s been ranked as high as No. 3 in the world, has 14 combined wins on the PGA and European Tours, is the only man to win the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai titles in the same…

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Playing in the continent’s most prestigious tournament on their country’s greatest holiday should have been a day to remember for French golfers Victor Dubuisson and Clement Sordet.

It will be, for all the wrong reasons. Sordet, who move to Nice a year ago with his girlfriend, was woken up by texts from friends at 4 a.m. Friday to see if…

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Phil Mickelson was the toast of Troon on Thursday, but he wasn’t the only player to have a dynamite first round of the 145th Open Championship.

Fifty players were at least one stroke under par, among them defending champion Zach Johnson, who is tied for fourth with a 4-under 67.  Johnson was brilliant through 16 holes, but game away two…

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Phil Mickelson will remember the one that got away, the 62 that was in his grasp and the history it would have invoked.

Instead he’ll have to settle for a 3-stroke lead after the first day of the 145th Open Championship at Scotland’s Royal Troon Golf Course.

Mickelson had a tremendous shot at 62 but his birdie putt on No. 18…

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It was a long strange trip for Dustin Johnson to reach his first Major victory. Here’s a look at some of the highlights and low lights leading up to his triumph on Sunday.

 

January 13, 2008 – Johnson finished tied for 10th at the Sony Open in Hawaii at the start of his first full season on the PGA Tour.

June…

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With a potential one-stroke penalty and the ghosts of 2015 hanging over his head, Dustin Johnston just went out and played golf on Sunday, shooting a closing-round 69 to win the US Open, his first Major.

The victory elevated Johnson to No. 3 in the world, surpassing Rory McIlroy who missed the cut and fell to No. 4. The US…

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Thirty-six holes in one day in the Major you blew on the final hole a year ago? No big deal for Dustin Johnson.

Last year’s runner-up had just one bogey in 36 holes on a frantic pace Friday to tie for the lead at the US Open shooting 67-69 to reach 4-under.  Johnson shot a 3-under 67 for his first…

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Three rain delays, the fall-out of the worst which angered several players, led to a suspension of play at the US Open in Pennsylvania on Thursday, with only nine players having completed the first round.

Agitation came early from a number of golfers on the course when rain first caused a 79-minute delay. Because they were not evacuated from the…

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When it comes to old golf courses, the US doesn’t have much to say – heck, the Golf Club in Edinburgh was established 30 years before there even was a US.

Still, a 113-year legacy is nothing to take lightly, and when Oakmont hosts the US Open beginning Thursday, it will be the ninth time the tournament has taken place…

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If you like Phil Mickelson, and most of us in the golf world do, it’s hard to talk about the affable Hall of Famer this time of year.

Mickelson has had a fantastic career, and unlike his most compared contemporary, Tiger Woods, remains upright and competitive now into his mid-40s (he’ll turn 46 on Thursday). But the US Open remains…

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Zach Johnson will be the old-timer in his initial play group as the US Open begins Thursday at Oakmont Golf Course in Illinois.

The 40 (more…)

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Tiger Woods has announced he will not play in next week’s US Open, being held at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

“While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I’m not physically ready to play in this year’s U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National,” Woods said in a statement. “I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready…

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With the Masters set to kick off on April 7, we celebrate the coming of the first Major of 2016 by revisiting the best of the best from days gone by.

April 12, 2009

Angel Cabrera won for his country and an entire continent ,defeating Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry in a playoff. He was the first man from Argentina and…

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With the Masters set to kick off on April 7, we celebrate the coming of the first Major of 2016 by revisiting the best of the best from days gone by.

Date: April 8, 2007

In a field thick with modern greats, 31-year-old Zach Johnson took home his first Major with the highest winning score in tournament history, a 1-over 289….

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With the Masters set to kick off on April 7, we celebrate the coming of the first Major of 2016 by revisiting the best of the best from days gone by.

Date: April 9, 2006

Phil Mickleson started the 2006 Major season the same way he ended it in 2005 – with a win. The course had been lengthened during the…

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Just 15 days remain until the 2001 Masters, where Jordan Spieth will try to defend his title. To celebrate the build-up, here’s a look at what happened at The Masters 15 years ago in 2001.

Tiger Woods eclipsed every one of his modern-day peers at the 2001 Masters, winning his fourth straight Major title to complete the “Tiger Slam”, defeating…

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As of Thursday, March 17, The Masters, the first Major of the 2016 golf season, is 22 days away. To celebrate the coming of arguably the most gorgeously visual event in all of sports, here’s a countdown to Augusta featuring a champion a day.

Jose Maria Olazabal made the shot of the tournament at the most critical of times to…

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As of Wednesday, March 16, The Masters, the first Major of the 2016 golf season, is 23 days away. To celebrate the coming of arguably the most gorgeously visual event in all of sports, here’s a countdown to Augusta featuring a champion a day.

Bernhard Langer, the first man to ever be ranked No. 1 in the current system, won…

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As of Tuesday, March 15, The Masters, the first Major of the 2016 golf season, is 24 days away. To celebrate the coming of arguably the most gorgeously visual event in all of sports, here’s a countdown to Augusta featuring a champion a day.

Twenty-four years ago, No. 1 Fred Couples won his first and only Major, defeating legend Raymond…

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This is part 2 of a three-part series taking a look back at the year that was on the PGA Tour. This installment will detail Tour events from February through June of 2015.

February

Waste Management Phoenix Open – Brooks Koepka recorded his first career PGA title, firing a 15-under (71-68-64-66 – 269) to nip Hideki Matsuyama, Ryan Palmer, and Bubba…

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American Jordan Spieth returned to Augusta National for the first time since winning the Masters last April and discovered a pleasant surprise. The country club has Masters champions share lockers, and Spieth’s co-habitant is Arnold Palmer.

Also prominently featured in the locker room is Spieth’s 60-degree wedge which he donated after winning the green jacket last year, another tradition.

Spieth will…

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Donald Trump’s golf empire lost its second tournament in the span of about six hours on Thursday afternoon as the PGA announced that it was moving its 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Tournament away from Trump National Los Angeles.

“The PGA released a short statement on its website which read: The PGA of America met with Donald J. Trump…

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No matter how many Majors he winds up with, Jordan Spieth learned a valuable lesson that so many great players do: sometimes you win because you’re better; other times because the other guy blows it.

Spieth won his second straight Major in Sunday, becoming the first man since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win the Masters and the US Open…

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The four men atop the leaderboard through 54 holes of the US Open are three can’t misses and one, “Uh, OK.”

World No. 2 Jordan Spieth, No. 7 Dustin Johnson, and No. 10 Jason Day share the lead with South Africa’s Branden Grace, who is ranked 40th.

Day, who collapsed from vertigo during Friday’s second round, shot his second 68 in…

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Jordan Spieth, on a quest to become the first man to win The Masters and the US Open in 13 years, rose to the top of the leaderboard alongside playing partner Patrick Reed at the end of play Friday at Chambers Way in Washington.

Spieth could have had sole possession of the lead, but finished the round with a double…

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Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and the US’ Dustin Johnson, two top 10 players, share the lead at the US Open after one day after each man fired a 5-under 65 at Chambers Bay on Thursday.

Stenson, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since taking the 2013 Tour Championship en route to winning the FedEx Cup, was just 1-under at the…

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Much has been made of Chambers Bay getting its first-ever US Open this weekend, and being just the third amateur course to ever host it. The PGA will return to the traditional mindset for four of its next five venues, starting in 2016 when Oakmont Country Club hosts for the eighth time on June 16-19, 2016.

Except for the 1940s,…

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Phil Mickelson had a great, late surge at the FedEx St. Jude’s Classic, finishing tied for third with a closing round 65, which would leave many to think he’s close to his first win of 2015, except that the US Open is this week.

For all his wins, his good humor, fans, and ferocity, Mickelson has had two things elude…

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This is the third part of a three-part series looking closer at the course at Chambers Bay, home of the 2015 US Open which commences Thursday in University Place, Washington.

#13 Eagle Eye, 534 yards, par-4: If you’re lucky, you might spy a real bald eagle of two on the islands nearby, apparently they were quite interested during the course’s…

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Jordan Spieth won the Masters two months ago, but adding a US Open crown to his trophy case in the same calendar year will put him in truly rarefied air.

Only five other men have ever accomplished the feat – the last one being Tiger Woods in 2002. Prior to that, it was 30 years since Jack Nicklaus in 1972.

Before…

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This is part two of a three-part series breaking down Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 US Open.

#7. Humpback, Par 4, 482 yards – Long, uphill, and turns from left to right as you go. Another blind approach if you stay safe and left. The name describes two different areas of the course as well as the whales…

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For just the third time in its esteemed history, the US Open will take place at a public golf course, Chambers Bay located in University Place, Washington.

A week shy of its eighth birthday, the course previously hosted the 2010 US Amateur title and is one of the longest courses in the world at 7,585 yards.  The course was previously…

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The US Masters champion Jordan Spieth will be paired with Australia’s Jason Day and the UK’s Justin Rose in one of the biggest threesomes of the opening rounds of the US Open, with the three slated to tee off at 2:17 p.m. local time Thursday at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington.

Phil Mickelson, the six-time runner-up at the US Open,…

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Among the 787 golfers vying for 58 spots in the US Open through sectional qualifiers on Monday, two stood out for the rest.

Lee Janzen, age 50, and Retief Goosen, age 46, each have two US Open titls under their belt. Janzen won the sectional in New York while Goosen took the crown by a stroke in Memphis.

It will be…

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Golf legend Tom Watson has said that playing longer courses is starting to take a toll on his body, and that the 2016 Masters “may be my last.”

“The distance is ebbing away in this old body,” he said. “That’s something I have to deal with and understand there’s going to be a time when I have to hang it…

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Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson finished four strokes behind Jordan Spieth’s record-tying performance at The Masters on Sunday with matching scores of 14-under.

Almost as remarkable as Spieth’s finish were those two runner-up positions, considering that -14 would have won the Masters or gotten Rose and Mickelson into a playoff in 73 of its previous 78 incarnations.

Yes, that mean’s that…

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Jordan Spieth shattered record after record this weekend at Augusta, and walked away with the green jacket he’s been coveting since he first started playing golf.

The 21-year-old Texas native completed a remarkable four days with his second straight 2-under 70 to tie Tiger Woods’ Masters record, finishing with an 18-under 270 and winning the first Major of 2015 by…

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Jordan Spieth broke another record at The Masters Saturday, and is in position to take down the tournament’s biggest mark. He might have to do so in order to win his first green jacket.

Spieth, despite a late double bogey, finished the round at 16-under, a record for 54 holes at Augusta, and just two strokes shy of Tiger Woods’…

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It’s Jordan Spieth’s world, the rest of us are just watching it.

Spieth set a Masters’ record on Friday, reaching the 36-hole mark at 14-under, becoming just the fourth player in Majors history to lead by five strokes after two days.

“It’s cool,” Spieth said. “Any time you can set a record here is pretty awesome. I’m very excited about today…

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It didn’t take a rocket scientist to pick Jordan Spieth as a favorite entering The Masters; after all, the 21-year-old Texan’s last three starts have netted one title and two playoff losses.

Still, this much? This soon?

On Thursday at Augusta National, Spieth made his supporters look like geniuses by firing an 8-under 64, racing to a three-stroke lead at the…

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Tiger Woods brought his kids, Rory McIlroy brought the second-dreamiest member of One Direction, but both were upstaged by Jack Nicklaus Wednesday at The Masters Par 3 Tournament.

After all but guaranteeing a hole-in-one for the fans during a pre-tournament interview on ESPN, the 75-year-old legend did just that, acing the fourth hole to an overwhelming ovation fromt the gallery.

Woods…

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The heat will be on, quite literally, at Augusta National this week, with temperatures expected to reach 91 degrees Thursday during the opening round of The Masters, and in the mid-80s the rest of the weekend.

While the field of 98 players is one of the largest in recent memory, five names keep bubbling to the surface on Internet message…

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This is the  final installment of our celebration of Masters week with an intimate look at the course at Augusta National, celebrating its history and tradition.

No. 13 – Azalea – Par 5, 510 Yards. The final leg of Amen Corner contains the second bridge in play,  nelson Bridge, stonework that connects the tee box to the fairway and named…

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The last two Masters champions will be paired with the guy with the coolest name in the field at Augusta National on Thursday, where Bubba Watson and Justin Rose tee off alongside amateur Gunn Yang beginning at 9:24 a.m. local time.

Yang, who is just 21, won the U.S. Amateur last year.

Fourteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods will be in the…

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Early April means one thing to golf fans, its Master Week!! The majestic setting of Augusta National plays host to the season’s first major, and it looks set to be a classic. This week is an opportunity for Rory McIlroy to capture his career grand slam, and for the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day to…

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This is the second installment of our celebration of Masters week with an intimate look at the course at Augusta National, celebrating its history and tradition.

 

No. 7 – Pampas – Par-4, 450 Yards.  The magnolia trees are on full display at the beginning of this hole, which was lengthened and narrowed in recent years.  Best bring your pail and…

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Tiger Woods had a gleam in his eye as he addressed the media after an 11-hole practice round at Augusta National Monday.

Was it confidence? Swagger?

After nine weeks without a competitive tournament appearance, Woods believes he has restored his game to a point where he can be a factor at the first Major of the year.

“It’s been a process,” Woods…

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As has become his staple over the years, Tiger Woods made an enormous announcement on his official website Friday in exceptionally short order.

“I’m playing in the Masters,” Woods said Friday afternoon. “It’s obviously very important to me, and I want to be there.

“I’ve worked a lot on my game and I’m looking forward to competing. I’m excited to get…

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Rory McIlroy might be No. 1 in the world and Bubba Watson the defending champion, but the talk in gambling circles is on Jordan Spieth as The Masters looms one week away.

Spieth has risen to 10-to-1 odds to win the Masters, second only to McIlroy’s 6-to-1. According to Vegas casinos, Spieth has had the most money placed on him…

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If Tiger Woods was going to play a tournament before the Masters, the odds were pretty solidly on Bay Hill, where he has won eight times previous.

Apparently Woods doesn’t believe the Arnold Palmer Invitational is the right place to come back, as he announced via Twitter that he would not compete at the tournament he won in both 2012…

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Formerly a plant nursery, Augusta National is the most storied and sacred golf course in the United States, if not the entire world. As The Masters kicks of this Thursday, here’s a look at the course, hole by hole, breaking down the history and the pageantry associated with the first of the Majors.

Hole 1 – Tea Olive – Par-4,…

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Even though last year’s eighth-place finish was the best Rory McIlroy has ever done at The Masters, that isn’t stopping Las Vegas oddsmakers from installing him as the overwhelming favorite to wear the green jacket six weeks from now at Augusta.

Even after missing the cut at the Honda Classic Saturday, Mcilroy is a 13/2 favorite for Augusta. He’s a…

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Peter Oosterhuis, one of the most recognizable names in golf television over the past two decades, has announced his retirement.

“Golf has been a big part of my life ever since I was a little boy growing up in England and I thank CBS and Golf Channel for allowing me to continue in the sport after my playing days were…

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The 2015 European Tour resumes beginning Thursday with Ernie Els playing host and ambassador for the 104th South African Open Championship, played at Glendower Golf Club in Ekurhuleni.

In addition to Els, the big draw for the tournament is Charl Schwartzel, currently ranked No. 32 in the world.

Els is a five-time winner of the event, most recently in 2011 when…

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If you’ve ever dreamed of working at Augusta National, site of the Masters, here’s your big chance.

On Friday, the Augusta National Golf Club posted a job listing in the Augusta Chronicle for an open position – Director of Security and Safety.

The full job listing is below, but here are a few of the more rigorous qualifications:

Experience in law enforcement…

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World No. 5 Henrik Stenson is the top dog of the remaining four players still alive at the Volvo World Match Play championship in London after knocking off fellow Swede Jonas Blixt 2 up during Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Stenson is joined in the final four by The Netherlands’ Joost Luiten, who embarrassed Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal 6 & 5, Finland’s Mikko Ilonen,…

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It will be hard to even come close to the fervor of last week’s PGA Championship, but the Wyndham has an ace up its sleeve – players who do well have the chance to either qualify or move up the ladder in the upcoming FedExCup playoffs.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the former Greensboro Open has 500 FedExCup points awaiting the…

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Here’s a breakdown of some of the more unique numbers surrounding Rory McIlroy’s triumph at the PGA Championship over the weekend.

18: McIlroy is just the fifth player in history to win the Open Championship and the PGA Championship in the same year, joining: Walter Hagen (1924), Nick Price (1994), Tiger Woods (2006) and Padraig Harrington (2008).
2: If McIlroy could start…

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The Race to Dubai is over – at least in terms of who will enter the year-end playoff in the best position to win it.

Thanks to his third straight victory on Sunday, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has now earned €5.12 million in prize money in just 12 events this year.

He’s nearly €3 million ahead of the No. 2 player on the…

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Jimmy Walker’s six-month stint at the top of the FedEx Cup leader board came crashing to a halt on Monday.

You’ll need one guess why.

Thanks to his third straight win and second straight Major title, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy overtook Walker in the points race for the year-end tournament.

McIlroy has racked up 2,582 points in just 13 PGA starts, while…

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A definitive sports fan, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon enjoys incorporating athletes and athletics into his skits and monologue as often as possible.

He turned his radar to the just-completed PGA Championship on Monday night’s show, offering up “Tonight Show Superlatives” based on players’ head shots.

Tournament winner Rory McIlroy was voted “Most Likely to be in a Golf Boy…

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What equipment did Rory McIlroy use to win the USPGA champs? We go inside his bag.

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5-degree (Kuro Kage XTS 70X)
Fairway Wood: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 3-wood/15-degree and Nike VRS Covert 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)
Wedges: VR Forged 46-degree, 52-degree, 56-degree and 59-degree
Putter: Nike Method 006
Ball: Nike RZN Black

Rory McIlroy’s USPGA charge started…

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The golfing genius of Rory McIlroy never fails to ignite the creative genius of the UK’s golf writers.

And after his imperious USPGA win at Valhalla, the Irish star caused sports desks to go into a frenzy yet again.

Here’s some of the best write-ups of Rory’s epic major triumph.

“McIlroy’s triumph was so brilliantly deserved given the epic battle he had…

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Like a teenager racing home on curfew, Rory McIlroy battled darkness and his elders to win his fourth Major title, and second in a row, nipping Phil Mickelson by a stroke to capture the 2014 PGA Championship Sunday at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky.

Calling it the “most satisfying” of his four Major titles, McIlroy took on all comers and became…

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For younger fans of golf who only know Tiger Woods for his infidelity and frequent surgeries, what’s going on in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend is the closest the world of golf has been to Tiger-mania in about a decade.

On a day when the legendary Jack Nickalus said McIlroy could win 15-20 Majors, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman moved into position…

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The good news for the rest of the field at the PGA Championship on Thursday? Rory McIlroy hit a double bogey 7 on the par 5 No. 10.

The bad news? Even with the gaffe, he’s only one shot off the lead.

McIlroy’s 5-under 66 has him sitting a stroke behind co-leaders Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer at Valhalla…

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If you want to spend the weekend looking like Rickie Fowler – yes, there are some of you out there – this is what he’ll be wearing in the USPGA champs.

To be fair, as wqell as being one of the hottest young golf talents in the world, he does look pretty cool. And guess what colour he’ll be wearing…

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Lee Westwood beat Darren Clarke in their Par 3 challenge, and in doing so, earned the right to dress Clarke in whatever he saw fit for Day 1 of the US PGA Championship.

Claiming Darren Clarke looks more and more like Santa every day, Lee has clad Darren in red for day 1 of the PGA Championship.

The bet was on…

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Unlike the way the Capitol keeps sarcastically telling Tributes in The Hunger Games that the odds are “ever in their favor,” that might really be the case this week for Rory McIlroy.

The newly re-crowned No. 1 player in the world, fresh off back-to-back wins at The Open Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone, has been installed as a 5-to-1 favorite to…

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Nike Golf athletes will stay cool as they battle the Louisville heat at the 2014 PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy USPGA clothing 2014Wearing Nike Dri-FIT fabrics that promote cooling, the Fall 2014 Nike Golf Collection will help keep the athletes comfortable in a colour palette of hyper brights.

Tiger Woods, the four-time PGA…

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It’s a case of he said, they said, they said as Dustin Johnson, the PGA Tour and various media outlets are reporting three very different stories about the sudden departure of the No. 16 golfer in the world.

On Wednesday, Johnson abruptly announced he was withdrawing from the WGC-Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio, then several photos of him on a golf…

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Only two men had ever recorded a 61 at the WGC-Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio, before Sergio Garcia equaled the feat on Friday.

Those two men – Jose Maria Olazabal and Tiger Woods (who did it twice) have something in common about their 61s – they used them to run away and win the tournament.

Garcia hopes to do the same, but…

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Jumping up to No. 2 in the world after winning the Open Championship two weeks ago was a great step forward for Rory McIlroy.

He can take another one this weekend if he wins the WGC Bridgestone and current No. 1 Adam Scott finishes no better than No. 6.

If those two things happen, McIlroy will retake the No. 1 ranking…

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Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report dipped his toe into the world of sports reporting this week, examining the unlikely occurrence of both Rory McIlroy and ex-fiancee Caroline Wozniacki winning major sports titles on the same day.

Colbert, a self-proclaimed lover of celebrity power couples, dubbed the former pair as “McCorollary Winsocki” claimed that their breakup turned…

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Perhaps inspired by the dominant performance of fellow UK mate Rory McIlroy at last week’s Open Championship, three other natives of the United Kingdom are at the top of the leader board after 18 holes of the M2M Russian Open being played in Moscow.

Leading the charge is Britain’s David Horsey, who used three birdies in his last four holes…

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St. Louis Blues right winger and American Olympian T.J. Oshie  had a rather embarrassing moment on the green, at last weeks American Century Championship.

Oshie four-putted from with seven feet of the hole, at the celebrity tournament in Lake Tahoe. Lucky for the rest of the world, it was live on NBC for all to see!

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With Open champion  Rory McIlroy a shoo-in for the European Ryder Cup Team, British golf clothing brand ProQuip will be begging for rain when the competition gets under way this Autumn.

Having Rory decked out will be an incredible marketing goal for the Scottish company, which  has launched new golf weatherwear and an exclusive Ryder Cup Collection ahead of the…

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In the end it was a cake-walk – despite a Sergio Garcia fightback – as Rory McIlroy walked off with the best prize in golf at the Open championship.

It must have been sweet for the Irishman and his clubmakers, Nike, after loads of questions were asked about whether the switch from Titleist was one of the reasons for McIlroy’s…

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Henrik Stenson won both the Race to Dubai and the FedExCup a year ago. The way Rory McIlroy has caught fire of late, he might have a chance to do the same thing in 2014.

McIlroy’s win at The Open Championship on Sunday moved him to the top of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, and into 11th place in…

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Nothing like a fat paycheck to jump to the top of the standings in your tour’s most prestigious field.

Rory McIlroy did just that on Sunday, winning the Open Championship to overtake Thomas Bjorn as the new money leader for the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.

In his 10 European Tour events this year (the four Majors count no matter where…

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Rory McIlroy’s ex-fiance Caroline Wozniacki didn’t have the glitz and glamour that McIlroy enjoyed on Sunday as he won the Open Championship for the first time.

She didn’t mind.

Wozniacki won her first tennis title of 2014, defeating Roberta Vinci to win the BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup in Turkey. The victory comes one day short of two months since McIlroy announced…

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With his victory at The Open Championship on Sunday, Rory McIlroy entered elite company, becoming just the third man in PGA history to record victories at three of the four Majors championship by the age of 25.

The other two? Jack Nickalus, who has 18 Majors all-time, and Tiger Woods, who has 14.

The company is monumental, but so too is…

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It wasn’t the runaway rout that his first two Majors had been, but it might have been the sweetest of the three.

On Sunday in Hoylake, Rory McIlroy won the Open Championship, finishing at 17-under to defeat Ricky Fowler and Sergio Garcia by two strokes.

McIlroy becomes the third player in golf history to win three of the four Major championships…

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You can almost imagine the gleam in the eye of the bookie who took the bet from Gerry McIlroy 10 years ago, when the father of Rory McIlroy and three friends each put down £100 that his then teenage son would win the Open Championship before he turned 26.

Rory was a member of Europe’s winning 2004 Junior Ryder Cup…

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If someone not named Rory McIlroy is going to win the 2014 Open Championship on Sunday, two things need to happen.

1) That person needs to have the best round of their life.

2) McIlroy has to implode.

The two-time Major winner ranked No. 6 in the world surgically took apart the course at Hoylake for a third straight day on Saturday,…

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If Rory McIlroy is to be believed, the Beatles began playing their music a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

In a new ESPN video to promote the Open Championship, golfers from across the globe were asked to name the four members of the legendary British rock band.

Not surprisingly, many tripped up on the fourth member -…

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There was no second-round fade for Rory McIlroy this week; instead the Northern Irishman enters the weekend with a four-stroke lead

McIlroy, who already has titles at the US Open and PGA Championship in his short career, is two days away from adding his first at the Major closest to his heart.

Using a series of flawless approach shots, McIlroy carded…

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Justin Rose started his opening round at The Open with just thirteen clubs in the bag, after his driver was misplaced in Bedford, England

Rose arrived at the course only to discover the TaylorMade SLDR 430 Driver in his bag wasn’t his. “I picked it up, and that’s not my shaft, Rose said after shooting a level par round “That…

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For the second time in a week, Rory McIlroy has gotten off to a hot start across the pond. He’s hoping his second round as the leader of the Open Championship is a little better than last Friday’s ugliness at the Scottish Open.

McIlroy has six birdies and no bogeys to finish with a 6-under 66, giving him a one-stroke…

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Rory McIlroy heads into the 2nd round of the Open Championship on top of the leaderboard, but can he put a stop to his Friday blowout rounds?

After a stellar round of 66, that gives him a one stroke led over Matteo Manassero. His bogey free round included three birdies on the front nine, and three birdies on the back…

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Sweden’s Henrik Stenson frustration boiled over in the first round of the Open, and faces a possible fine after snapping a club over his knee.

Heading into the 17th hole, Stenson was level par, and after finding the long grass of the tee, he failed with two attempts to find the green and proceed to take it out on his…

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Three players have the chance to overtake current World No.1, Adam Scott, with a win at this weeks Open Championship.

Swedish Golfer, Henrik Stenson would move up to top spot with a win, as long as Scott finishes outside the top 3. If home favorite Justin Rose wins, he rises to the top of the world if Scott fails to…

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The drama at the 2014 Open Championship kick started late Wednesday evening. A 45-year-oldman, is believed to have driven a golf buggy out of the main gates and hit a security guard ,before crashing into a barrier shortly after. The official isn’t thought to be seriously hurt, with just a minor leg injury.

Merseyside police said a 45-year-old man was…

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The season’s third Major championship, The Open, kicks off this Thursday at the Royal Liverpool Club, Hoylake. The season previous two majors have much been dominated from start to finish, by Bubba Watson at the Masters, and more recently Martin Kaymer’s dazzling US Open victory. But this Major Championship will be different, as Tiger Woods enters his first Major…

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Phil Mickelson has neither a Top 10 finish nor a win in the current season. The last time he didn’t secure at least one victory during the season was 2003, but he had seven top 10 finishes that year.

The last time he didn’t finish in the Top 10 over an entire season was in 1992, when he was a…

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For all the talking up the American golf fans do about their own Masters, not to mention the PGA Championship and US Open, it truly is impossible to grasp the full weight on the game of golf until the third Major of the year rolls around in the third week of July.

Why? Because this is the 154th installment of…

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Zach Johnson wasn’t too happy with his second straight second-place finish at the John Deere Classic, but the jump from 17th to 10th in this week’s FedEx Cup Standings helped make up for it.

Brian Harman is even happier. His win at the tournament in Silvis, Illinois, propelled him from 48th to 14th in the standings for the year-end tournament,…

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Justin Rose just kept coming and coming until there was no one left in his way for a Scottish Open title.

Now he’ll try to continue the charge straight into next week’s British Open.

The 2013 US Open champion fired a final-round 65 to take the title at the Royal Aberdeen course by two strokes over Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg.

Finishing at 16-under…

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Out of the three names at the top of the Scottish Open leader board following Day 2 of the competition, Scotland’s Marc Warren is the most recognizable. He’s already qualified for next week’s British Open, but he’s neither currently in the field for the Race to Dubai (ranked 81st) nor ranked in the Top 100 golfers in the world…

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Just like all self respecting golfers, Rory has his outfit planned by a team of stylists and designers weeks in advance.

Here’s what he’ll be wearing:

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Technically, this isn’t really Rory McIlroy’s backyard, Aberdeen is a good 275 miles including a ferry ride away from County Down, but the former No. 1 is certainly playing like he’s at home.

McIlroy fired a 7-under 64 to lead the field after 18 holes of the Scottish Open at the Royal Aberdeen, the big tune-up before next week’s British…

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Two time Major winner Mark O’Meara, 57, has withdrawn from this year’s Open Championship.

O’Meara has been struggling with an elbow injury dating back to the Masters, and after an MRI, doctors recommended he stayed away from the firm fairways of Royal Liverpool.

O’Meara is replaced by 5 time winner Ross Fisher, bringing up the count of Englishmen in the field…

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The way Jordan Spieth’s career arc is currently going, “the 2013 John Deere Classic” might one day be a trivia answer for the question, “What was PGA legend Jordan Spieth’s first tournament victory?”

It’s hard not to like Spieth’s game, particularly given just how good he’s been in less than two years on the tour. The native Texan will finally…

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A whopping £5.4 million purse is up for grabs at this year’s Open Championship, up £150k from 2013.

Last year, Phil Mickelson had to walk away with a mere £945k. Whoever takes the Claret Jug this year will enjoy an extra £30k, bringing their total to £975k, or to look at it another way, £13541.67 per hole.

That puts it up…

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At 47 years old, Steve Stricker has seen and done more than most every will on the PGA Tour.

But staying committed to his promise to spend more time with his family is perhaps his greatest accomplishment.

Earlier this week, Stricker announced he will skip the British Open for a second straight year to spend time with his family rather than…

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