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Golf on TV: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, CareerBuilder Challenge, Mitsubishi Electric Championship

10 hours agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood lead the field at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, with Golf Channel scheduled to feature more than 20 live hours of coverage over the course of the event. Show More Summary

A Spoonful of Tiger Hype

GOLF CHANNEL'S TIM ROSAFORTE REPORTS on Tiger Woods and his recent golf outing alongside former president Barack Obama, and also through the eyes of golf instructor Claude Harmon. The place was The Floridian. The consensus: Tiger's a different person. Tiger will begin his 2018 schedule next week at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California.

VIDEO: Playing Golf with Childlike Joy

6 days agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

I WISH YOU THE BEST IN 2018. May it include a holeout from off the green! But, even more, my wish is that we always remember that it's a game, and to play the game with joy, like a kid.

Golf on TV: Sony Open in Hawaii, BMW South African Open, EurAsia Cup

From a Golf Channel press release.ORLANDO, Fla. – World No. 4 Justin Thomas defends at the Sony Open in Hawaii, airing live and in primetime on Golf Channel. Ernie Els and Charl Schwartzel headline the field in their native country at the BMW South African Open. Show More Summary

DJ: The New Ultimate Driving Machine

Proof that it's DJ's day. — Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) January 8, 2018 IN HIS DOMINANT VICTORY AT the Sentry Tournament of Champions, Dustin Johnson hit his drives with a new TaylorMade M4 driver. I think he likes it. Show More Summary

The Evolution of Country Club Life (Part 1)

Embed from Getty ImagesABOVE: Fenimore Country Club, Scarsdale, New York, 1929. By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. ONE OF MY FAVORITE WRITERS is someone I discovered in my caddie days. His name is John P. Marquand. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: Sentry Tournament of Champions

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – The PGA TOUR returns to action this week as 2017 Player of the Year Justin Thomas is set to defend his title at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The exclusive field of winners...Show More Summary

VIDEO: How Golf Changed the Life of a Man Suffering With Parkinson's Disease

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

HERE'S SOME INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW YEAR.Gary Smith was diagnosed with Parkinson's not long after the death of his father, who was also stricken with the disease. Smith tried seemingly everything in his battle but life kept getting darker...Show More Summary

VIDEO: LPGA Players to Watch in 2018 and Tour Schedule

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

2017 WAS A GREAT YEAR in golf. What will 2018 bring?Amy Rogers and Ron Sirak preview the 2018 season on the LPGA Tour. Who do they like?Sirak's first pick might surprise you. Meanwhile, Rogers spotlights a young player who dominated the game until recently.2018 LPGA Tour ScheduleJan. Show More Summary 'So You Think You're a Golf Fan? Take Our 2017 Trivia Test'

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images Masters champion Sergio Garcia was a first-time major winner in 2017.GOLF.COM HATCHED 11 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS to test our knowledge about the year in golf. I follow the pro game pretty closely and found myself guessing on many of the questions.If you get all 11, or even nine or 10 correct, you're the ultimate golf fan.Take the quiz

Teaching Ben Hogan How to Play Golf

3 weeks agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission. RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN READING The Kingdom of Golf in America by Richard J. Moss published in 2013. The book traces the ups and downs, ins and outs, of the growth of golf in America. Show More Summary

Jack Nicklaus at 77: 'I Don't Miss on 18'

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

JACK NICKLAUS PLAYED WITH HIS GRANDSON Gary "GT" Nicklaus at the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando. And even though Jack rarely plays golf these days, he finished by holing a birdie putt on the final green. "I don't miss on 18," Jack told GT. "The Golden Bear is still doing classic Golden Bear things on the golf course," wrote Golf Channel. Some things never change.

Phil Blackmar: Respect for the Journeyman

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images WRITING AT HIS BLOG (and also having the piece appear at, Phil Blackmar, 60, makes a compelling case for the journeyman on the PGA Tour. Blackmar, who is 6 feet 7 inches, played 15 years on the PGA Tour and picked up three victories. Show More Summary

VIDEO: ESPN's Bob Harig Chats With Tiger Woods

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THE ABOVE INTERVIEW IS FROM the Hero World Challenge, after Tiger Woods carded a final-round 68 to finish in a tie for ninth. I just watched this clip for the first time and wanted to share. It reminded me that Tiger doesn't just have a new golf swing; he has a new demeanor. Show More Summary

USGA and R&A End Viewer Call-Ins

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THE USGA AND The R&A have officially put the kibosh on viewer call-ins beginning on January 1. And not a moment too soon, according to almost everybody. Following is a portion of yesterday's joint news release that outlines new "video review protocols."FAR HILLS, N.J. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods Jumps 531 Spots in Official World Golf Ranking

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images BY NEARLY EVERY MEASURE, TIGER WOODS had a successful initial return from his fourth back surgery and long layoff from tournament golf. Tiger's play at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas surprised virtually everyone, probably even himself. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: QBE Shark Shootout and Joburg Open

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – Twelve two-person teams will convene in South Florida at the QBE Shark Shootout, airing Friday to Sunday on Golf Channel and NBC. The duo of Harris English and Matt Kuchar (defending champions) will look to win the event for the third time in the past five years. Show More Summary

GOLF CHANNEL VIDEO: 'Keep Omelette in Your Pan to Improve Backswing'

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THIS TIP COMES FROM MICHAEL BREED, host of The Golf Fix on Golf Channel. Has TV golf instruction jumped the shark?

VIDEO: Reborn Through Golf: The Inspiring Story of Young Lester Bell Jr.

last monthSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

DOING RESEARCH ON VARIOUS GOLF TOPICS, I ran across the story of Lester Bell Jr. (above). The video is dated, from 2013, but the story is ongoing. (I found the below clip from 2016.)Golf as a game, and the people in golf, can inspire and transform lives. Show More Summary

Hoffman Leads Hero, Tiger Within Striking Distance

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images CHARLEY HOFFMAN LEADS THE HERO World Challenge at the halfway point after a 63 on Friday that gave him a 12-under total and 3-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and first-round leader Tommy Fleetwood.Tiger Woods is the story, though. Show More Summary

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