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Irishman Graeme McDowell will try and defend his title this week as Congressional Country Club will play host to the U.S. Open for the third. Here is a breakdown of all 18 holes of the 7,574-yard, par 70 Blue course. Ken Venturi won in 1964, and...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
It's Open Season For folks in the D.C. area, the arrival of U.S. Open week provides a nice break from Weinergate and more bad economic news. For a week, anyway, the focus is on golf, and there’s no shortage of storylines heading into this year’s...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
David Toms is the hottest golfer on the planet at the moment, and we happen to have access to the guy who helped him get there, childhood friend and longtime swing instructor Rob Akins. Over the years, Rob has helped Toms win 13 Tour titles,...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
  Random thoughts after a compelling Players Championship weekend: • The Tank lived up to his nickname. Players champion K.J. Choi was steady and solid, constantly moving forward, obstacles be damned. Next up for Choi: winning a major. He’s...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy won’t be teeing off this weekend at golf’s so-called “fifth major” championship, The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. The tomcat 14-time major champion, the Brit who’s ranked No. 1 in the world...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
Golf
  Here’s a random sampling of thoughts from players heading into the PGA Tour’s flagship event, The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Tiger Woods On his current drought: “I’ve gone through periods like this in my entire career. There...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
No one thinks putting is easy. But this guy proves that acting like a complete jackass on the green isn't easy, either.
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Golf
  Maybe we loved him because we could identify with him. We were often hitting out of the woods, from bunkers, from parking lots, just like he was. The difference? Seve Ballesteros would often make a birdie from the woods, or the bunker,...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
  I pity the poor AP writer who had to bang out a recap of the madness that was this Masters Sunday. At times during the wildest final round in memory, visions of a seven-man playoff were dancing in Jim Nantz’s head, so much so that they...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
  Much like the 1,600 azaleas that line the 13th hole at Augusta National, Phil Mickelson’s game is in full bloom just in time for golf’s most prestigious gathering. Lefty went low this weekend, shooting 63-65 to win the Shell Houston Open by...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
Newly minted Arnold Palmer Invitational champion Martin Laird sounded like he had just survived a stint as a POW rather than winning a golf tournament. “That was a hell of a day,” Laird said after a final-round 75 at a too-tough-to-tame Bay...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
  Here’s your amazing stat of the day: Transitions Championship winner Gary Woodland did not miss a putt inside 20 feet on Sunday. He struck 17 such putts, and all 17 found the bottom of the cup. That will win you some golf tournaments. And if...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
  U-S-A! U-S-A! After months of bemoaning the decline of American golf and watching the Euros climb to the top of the world rankings, I’m gratified to report that American golf’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. At a World Golf...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
  At times at this weekend’s Honda Classic, as players trudged around the windswept PGA National Champion course, it seemed that a U.S. Open had broken out. The Bear Trap, the Nicklaus-toughened 15-17 stretch, took its toll, and Rory Sabbatini...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
  Luke Donald had cultivated the reputation of a British Adam Scott — an insanely talented underachiever content to cash the big checks and live the lifestyle but failing when it mattered most. Turns out that Donald is more driven than we...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play — the PGA Tour’s answer to NCAA March Madness — teed off Wednesday morning and die-hard golf fans from around the country have already seen their brackets busted thanks to a few unexpected upsets...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
Golf
2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: April 24, 1973, Worksop, United Kingdom FEDEX FINISH: n/a  2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $3,399,954 WORLD GOLF RANKING: 1 (as of Feb. 23, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Lee Westwood is the...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: Dec. 28, 1984, Dusseldorf, West Germany FEDEX FINISH: n/a 2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $1,762,793 WORLD GOLF RANKING: 2 (as of Feb. 22, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Martin Kaymer is the...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
  The Northern Trust Open was almost the anti-Daytona 500. Instead of a young unknown shocking the world, a beloved fiftysomething battling the pains of advancing age nearly turned back time, but a sympathetic crowd at Riviera Country Club...
Rob Doster
3 years ago
Golf
2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: Dec. 30, 1975, Cypress, Calif. FEDEX FINISH: 42 2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $1,294,765 WORLD GOLF RANKING: 3 (as of Feb. 21, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Tiger Woods’ setbacks in 2010...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: July 30, 1979, Portrush, Northern Ireland FEDEX FINISH: n/a 2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $1,589,337 WORLD GOLF RANKING: 5 (as of Feb. 20, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Graeme McDowell is...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
Boom Boom, Now Cue the Black Eyed Peas’ PGA remix of “Boom Boom, Now” — Fred Couples is tied for second — at 9-under 204 through 54 holes, one shot behind leader Aaron Baddeley — heading into the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
Golf
2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: June 16, 1970, San Diego, Calif. FEDEX FINISH: 13 2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $3,821,733 WORLD GOLF RANKING: 4 (as of Feb. 19, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: For the first time in seven...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: July 21, 1977, Cheltenham, England FEDEX FINISH: 6 2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $3,613,194 WORLD GOLF RANKING: 6 (as of Feb. 18, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Paul Casey’s No. 3 world...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago
Golf
2011 Golfer Countdown BORN: May 4, 1989, Holywood, Northern Ireland FEDEX FINISH: 36 2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $2,554,280 WORLD GOLF RANKING: 7 (as of Feb. 17, 2011) GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Rory McIlroy, whether he...
Corby Yarbrough
3 years ago

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