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Filed Under:Sports / Golf
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Archived Since:March 17, 2008

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Lexi Thompson Explains the Mark Seen Around the World

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

LPGA STAR LEXI THOMPSON HAS RECEIVED a lot of attention in recent weeks for the four-shot penalty that cost her a second major victory at the ANA Inspiration. The penalty came after a viewer message that was based on high-definition video evidence. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, Volvo China Open

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (April 25, 2017) – The PGA TOUR moves to Louisiana this week to unveil an exciting new format at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 80 two-man teams will compete in a 72-hole event that...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Tony Jacklin Drives the Thames River

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

I RECENTLY HAD CONTACT WITH TONY JACKLIN, who has been great to me in recent years. We first got acquainted beginning in 2012 and as I wrote DRAW IN THE DUNES about him and Jack Nicklaus at the 1969 Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale.I wasShow More Summary

USGA: 'New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review'

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

This could also be called the Lexi Thompson decision after her fiasco at the ANA Inspiration. It's also a long time coming. Video review scenarios have created many problems for major championship golf in recent years. The ruling bodies have now spoken. Show More Summary

USGA VIDEO: 9 Things You Didn't Know About Golf Courses

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY, which was on Saturday, the USGA produced the above edition of the "The 9." Join host Fran Charles and USGA course care experts as they take a look at nine environmental benefits you (maybe) didn't know about golf courses.

Another Back Surgery for Tiger Woods

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

AS REPORTED THURSDAY ON TIGERWOODS.COM, Tiger Woods has undergone his fourth back surgery. Tiger Woods (Allison) "The surgery went well, and I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain," Woods said. "When healed, I lookShow More Summary

Golf on TV: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, Valero Texas Open, Shenzhen International

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (April 19, 2017) – World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino will headline the Legends division at the PGA TOUR Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, airing on Golf Channel. Show More Summary

The Caddie Blues of Lydia Ko

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

LPGA PHENOM LYDIA KO HAS GONE through nine caddies in her career. Ko is 19. (She will be 20 in less than a week.) Look, I'm just an "armchair golfer" who writes about the game. I don't know what it's like between the ropes or to be an elite golfer. Show More Summary

Wesley Bryan Wears Tartan and Eats Taco Bell

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

WESLEY BRYAN WON THE RBC HERITAGE by a shot on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Bryan, 27, played college golf for University of South Carolina. It was his first title on the PGA Tour."At the end of the day, it doesn't really change anything other than I now have one PGA Tour victory," Bryan said in USA TODAY. Show More Summary

Teddy Leinbach on the Problem in Golf

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Following is one more message from Teddy Leinbach and his golf film project, "50 OVER." (I mentioned Teddy earlier in the week here.) Why again? I was about to delete his original email to me (below) and realized it made his case about golf so well. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: RBC Heritage, LOTTE Championship, Mitsubishi Electric Championship, Trophee Hassan II

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (April 12, 2017) – The PGA TOUR is on Hilton Head Island this week for the RBC Heritage, where 33 of the 93 players in last week's Masters field are competing, including the past three champions at this event – Matt Kuchar (2014), Jim Furyk (2015) and Branden Grace (2016). Show More Summary

A Sports Illustrated Cover for Sergio Garcia

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

SERGIO GARCIA, THE 2017 MASTERS CHAMPION and redeemed man, graces the cover of the new issue of Sports Illustrated. Look at it. It's a great cover that says a lot, especially if you know the history and context behind the images. The pure emotion is, dare I say, perfect. Show More Summary

VIDEO: '50 OVER': A Golf Journey Throughout America

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

A RECENT GRADUATE OF VCU'S ACCLAIMED art school, Teddy Leinbach is a documentary filmmaker. He is also a golfer. Put the two together and you have "5O OVER," a golf journey to 50 states in 50 days that will include -- you guessed itShow More Summary

Sergio Garcia: 'I Felt the Calmest I've Ever Felt on a Major Sunday'

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

WE HAD SEEN THIS MOVIE before. After playing a solid opening nine of 2-under 34 that tied him for the lead with Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia faltered. He bogeyed 10. He bogeyed 11. Coming to the 13th hole at Augusta National, Garcia, the man of major sorrows, trailed Rose by 2 strokes. Show More Summary

Four Share Halfway Lead at 2017 Masters

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

RICKIE FOWLER SHOT THE BEST ROUND on Friday at the Masters, a 67. Meanwhile, first-round leader Charley Hoffman slipped to 75 after an opening 65. Sergio Garcia had a 69 and Thomas Pieters a 68 to round out the four players at 4-under 140. Show More Summary

Charley Hoffman Fires 65, DJ Withdraws

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

ODD. THAT'S HOW I FEEL ABOUT Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club. Maybe it's mostly because of the bizarre nature of the last 24 hours for Dustin Johnson, currently the best golfer on the planet. DJ will not play in this year's Masters. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Phil Mickelson on 'Loose' Ball Marking

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THERE WAS PLENTY TO UNPACK with the Lexi Thompson situation at the ANA Inspiration and how it may have cost her a major championship.One issue that has perhaps received less attention during the uproar was the manner in which Lexi marked...Show More Summary

Masters Traditions and the Roars of Augusta

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From the archives. THE MASTERS IS THE ONLY MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP played at the same golf course every year. The tournament founded by Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (Bob Jones) has been on the calendar every year since 1934, except for a three-year interruption during World War II. Show More Summary

VIDEO: A Ruling Again Upstages a Major Golf Championship

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Guilt by high definition and slow motion? This was not the original intent of the Rules of Golf. SO YEON RYU WON THE ANA INSPIRATION in a playoff with Lexi Thompson, but the cacophony surrounding the year's first major has nothing to...Show More Summary

Golf on TV: ANA Inspiration, Shell Houston Open, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

5 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (March 29, 2017) – The first major of the 2017 golf season kicks off on Thursday with the ANA Inspiration in southern California. Defending champion and current world No. 1 Lydia Ko leads a field that includes 28 of the top-30 players in the world. Show More Summary

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