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It's playoff season on the PGA Tour, as the players descend on Bethpage State Park for The Barclays, the first of a four-tournament sprint to the FedExCup title and its accompanying $10 million payout. Don't look to us to explain the format;...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Golf
For more than a decade, golf fans were secure in the knowledge that Tiger Woods ruled their sport. Sure, Phil Mickelson was a useful foil for Tiger, and every now and then a Vijay Singh or Padraig Harrington would assert himself before...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Golf
Call it the Snore by the Shore. Twenty-one years after the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island brought the world's greatest players to their knees at the 1991 Ryder Cup in the famed "War by the Shore," Rory McIlroy turned the tables on Pete Dye's...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Golf
Note to the players at this year's PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course: If your ball veers toward the water, it's best just to let it go.
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Golf
Moe Norman was a painfully shy, eccentric Canadian prone to wearing garish, mismatched outfits. He was also quite possibly the greatest striker of the golf ball in history. No less of an authority than Tiger Woods has said that only two golfers...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Golf
Ernie Els' win in the British Open marked the fourth major championship of his remarkable career, and the third decade in which he's won a major. He's now tied with Phil Mickelson in career majors, which begs the question: Who's the second-best...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Golf
 So did Ernie Els win it? Or did Adam Scott lose it? Both. The agony and the ecstasy of golf were on full display at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and when it was over, Els had his second Claret Jug and fourth major, and Scott had first-hand...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Golf
Brandt Snedeker has just put together one of the best 36-hole performances in major championship history. Snedeker's 10-under 130 total ties Nick Faldo's 1992 record for lowest 36-hole score at the British Open Championship, and his bogey-free...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
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It could be D-day for long putters. Are they legal or illegal? A weapon or crutch? A trend or fad? The United States Golf Association could be ready to speak out on the matter. The USGA and the R&A — golf’s two governing bodies — met at the...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
I think all golf fans would agree by proclamation that the PGA Tour season is too long. So what is the Tour doing to address this problem? That's right. They're lengthening the season. Just what the public was clamoring for — an endless Tour! It'...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
The United States Golf Association and the PGA of America are fighting an uphill battle against slow play. They say five-hour rounds of golf are killing the game. People are quitting because they don’t have the time necessary to play. The two...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
  For some casual fans, it may seem like Webb Simpson came out of nowhere. For Athlon and Brandel Chamblee, though, Simpson's breakthrough is not that surprising. Here's what we had to say about Simpson in our 2012 preview back in February,...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
Webb Simpson is our national champion, and contrary to the naysayers who'll claim he backed into it, a 68-68 weekend on one of the toughest golf courses in U.S. Open history is the definition of earning it.    Simpson, who was six...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
He may be boring, but never, ever go to sleep on Jim Furyk. Especially at a U.S. Open. Furyk put himself in great position to win his second U.S. Open championship with another steady, occasionally spectacular round at the Olympic Club. After...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
U.S. Open Television Coverage Thursday — ESPN Noon-3 p.m; 5-10 p.m.; NBC 3-5 p.m.  Friday — ESPN Noon-3 p.m; 5-10 p.m.; NBC 3-5 p.m.  Saturday — NBC 4-10 p.m.  Sunday — NBC 4-10 p.m.  ALL TIMES EASTERN
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
U.S. Open champions 1895 Horace Rawlins (173), Newport Country Club, Newport, Rhode Island 1896 James Foulis (152, +12), Shinnecock Hills, Shinnecock Hills, New York 1897 Joe Lloyd (162, +10), Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Illinois 1898 Fred...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
For any other player, it would have been a career-defining moment. For Tiger Woods, it was just another Sunday — even if those Sunday moments have become a little more rare lately.  Woods was in contention for his 73rd win to tie Jack...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
Q: What was the reason Tiger Woods fired his longtime caddie, Steve Williams? Was it over money when Tiger was in his slump? — Bill Dombo, Yuba City, Calif. A: During his tenure as Tiger Woods’ caddie, Steve Williams was no ordinary looper....
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Golf
Many recreational golfers have simple reasons for why they have a favorite golf hole. Golf course architects often use something different than looks or location to select their favorites. We asked noted designers Damian Pascuzzo, Robert Trent...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
In honor of Fred Couples' turn-back-the-clock performance this week at The Masters, we look back at the classic moment of Couples' career: the 12th hole of the 1992 Masters. Nursing a slim lead on Sunday, Couples comes to the diabolical par-3...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
Cue the piano music — it's time for A Tradition Unlike Any Other. Here's the schedule for Masters television coverage. MASTERS TV COVERAGE  Thursday — ESPN 3-7:30 p.m. & 8-11 p.m. (re-air)  CBS — 11:30-11:45 p.m. (highlights) Friday —...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
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Q: What do you consider to be the greatest Masters Tournament in history? — Jerry Barnes, Dallas, Texas A: It’s hard to overlook Tiger Woods’ historic win in 1997, Phil Mickelson’s major breakthrough in 2004 and Greg Norman’s epic collapse in...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Kyle Stanley had come oh-so-close. He had the 2011 John Deere Classic in his hip pocket after a final-round 66, only to ­­have Steve Stricker pick that pocket with a spectacular bunker shot on the 18th hole. And then, in even more heartbreaking...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Golf
Now that it's Masters week, it's time to decide who this year's major players will be, and we've done that for you. They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2012 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Throughout the month of...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Golf
  They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2012 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Throughout the month of March, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors...
Rob Doster
2 years ago

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