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Archived Since:March 17, 2008

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Jon Rahm Is the Newest of the 'Best Players'

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

A putt he will remember forever. Jon Rahm is a PGA TOUR winner. pic.twitter.com/2pLja4FRcB — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 30, 2017 IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, YOU MIGHT not know much about Jon Rahm, the young Spaniard who won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Show More Summary

Skratch TV Presents 'Golf Cart vs. GolfBoard'

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. This is Adventures in Golf (Season 1) from Skratch TV. Documentary filmmaker Erik Anders Lang takes viewers on a tour around the globe searching for the craziest, most intriguing stories in golf. I hope you enjoy the next episode, "Golf Cart vs. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: Farmers Insurance Open, Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 24 2017) – Tiger Woods will make his first official PGA TOUR start in 17 months this week when he tees it up at the Farmers Insurance Open. The event marks the first of four scheduled events on Woods’ calendar over the next five weeks. Show More Summary

VIDEO: The Awkward Reporter on European Tour

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THIS IS FUNNY STUFF. I PROMISE. Golf Channel: "With the cheeky direction of Ryder Cup stars Nicolas Colsaerts and Chris Wood ringing in his ears from a secret location, "reporter" Thomas Gray took to the microphone with global golfing...Show More Summary

European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke on Agony of Defeat

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Darren Clarke had excellent Ryder Cup credentials.WHAT IS THE KEY TO A Ryder Cup victory? (Or the keys.) On the American side of the pond, many have noticed in one way or another the hand wringing after a loss, most recently in 2014Show More Summary

Lee Westwood's Substitute Caddie Passes Test

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

The best of @TommyFleetwood1's final round in 2 minutes.#ADGolfChamps pic.twitter.com/A5rjLNhTyx — The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) January 22, 2017 LEE WESTWOOD WAS WITHOUT A CADDIE. Veteran bag man Billy Foster was not able to work for Westwood at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship because his father died.Enter Helen Storey. Show More Summary

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

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. UPDATE: Phil Mickelson is going to play. ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2017) – The PGA TOUR kicks off its West Coast swing this week with the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, Calif., where tournament...Show More Summary

Golf Voices From the Past: Ben Hogan

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

BEN HOGAN WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST golfers to ever play the game. One could argue that no one worked harder to earn his spot on the professional circuit and among other golf legends.Hogan was not as talented as Byron Nelson and Sam Snead. Show More Summary

Is Jim Furyk a Good Pick for U.S. Ryder Cup Captain?

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THE NEWS WAS ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK, so you've probably heard that Jim Furyk was named captain of the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team."It's been my favorite event of my entire career," Furyk said during the announcement at PGA of America headquarters. Show More Summary

Justin Thomas Cruises to 72-Hole Scoring Record

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

JUSTIN THOMAS OWNED THE HAWAII SWING on the PGA Tour. (I guess they call it the Aloha Slam.) Granted, it's just two events, but Thomas's back-to-back victories at the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open in Hawaii could not have been more impressive. Show More Summary

A First From The Olympic Club

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Following (and above) is golf course news from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). The golf industry has often been criticized about environmental impact, and justifiably so. The Olympic Club is helping to...Show More Summary

Golf on TV: Sony Open in Hawaii and BMW South African Open

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – The PGA TOUR shifts to Honolulu this week for the Sony Open in Hawaii. Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose headline the TOUR’s first full-field event of 2017. Show More Summary

Blowing in the Bahamas on the Web.com Tour

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

It's not about how you lose your hat. It's about how you recover. pic.twitter.com/r7sqZolEO6 — Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) January 9, 2017 IS THERE ANYTHING HARDER to play in then wind? Not in my experience. While many of us might like to be in the Bahamas right now, playing golf there this week on the Web.com Tour is pretty brutal. Show More Summary

USGA VIDEO: One Last Shot at Life

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THIS IS FEEL GOOD STUFF. From the USGA: "The Glenn Mills Schools is giving at-risk youth a chance at redemption through the virtues of golf." Enjoy.

Justin Thomas Is the Champion Among Champions

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

GOLF SEEMED OTHER WORLDLY TO ME this past weekend, with a half foot of snow on the ground and wind chills at minus 10, such a contrast to the tropical images from Maui. I occasionally turned the channel to Golf Channel and NBC for the telecast of the SBS Tournament of Champions. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Golfer Ida Pierraci Is 102

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

SHE HAS A KEY TO THE GATE. She goes out and plays anytime she is in the mood. Her name is Ida Pieracci, born in San Jose, 102 years old. "I practically own this course," Ida says, laughing. "I am enjoying life. I really am." She does own the hole-in-one record at San Jose Country Club. She has 11. Don't you love this game? (Hat tip: John Coyne)

Golf on TV: SBS Tournament of Champions

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2017) – The PGA TOUR will stage its first event of the 2017 calendar year this week at the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth andShow More Summary

VIDEO: Jason Day Talks About His Back and the Thumb Injury That Nearly Ended His Golf Career

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

IN MAUI FOR THE SBS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, Jason Day answered questions about injuries.Day talked about the severity of a thumb injury, and how it didn't allow him to grip the golf club. And the world No. 1 golfer also spoke aboutShow More Summary

Life on Tour: Firing 4 Irons at a Pelican

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

BILL CALFEE SPENT 11 YEARS as president of the Web.com Tour. Before that Calfee played on the PGA Tour and traveled with guys like John Schroeder and Gary McCord, the longtime CBS golf announcer.In a recent story at PGATour.com, Calfee recalled a funny episode from the 1978 Pensacola Open. Show More Summary

Raymond Babbitt Would Be a Perfect Golf Score Keeper

7 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THE FIRST DATE I WENT ON with my wife was to see "Rain Man" starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman at the Guild 45th Theater in Seattle. Yep, it was a pretty long time ago. After again seeing the above toothpicks scene, it made me realize that Raymond Babbitt (played by Hoffman) would be an extremely reliable score keeper on the golf course. Show More Summary

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