ABOUT Whether you’re playing tennis, basketball, soccer or any other physically taxing sport, your cardiovascular conditioning improves as you play. Golf doesn’t really offer that benefit. That’s why we need to get our heart rates up doing something other than swinging a club. But instead of (yawn) jogging on a treadmill or letting your butt
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Five days but only three rounds, that is going to be the story of the Andelucia Valderrama Masters. Previously reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather early, the tournament backed by the Sergio Garcia Foundation—and led by the eponymous host—was further delayed by thunder and lightning storms during what should have been the fourth
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Life throws you curveballs, the old saw goes, though it does not also note that sometimes they’re hanging curveballs. Maybe it should. Kevin O’Connell got one and took it deep. O’Connell, a re-instated amateur determined to give professional golf a second try, planned on entering European Tour qualifying later this year. Then he won the
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Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the game’s best players. They’re all physically gifted, so it’s often something else—a mental or emotional strength—that sets them apart. Here are a few of those qualities. 1.) A SHORT MEMORYGreat golfers are like great defensive backs in football: When they get burned, they’re
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On Thursday, the Association of Professional Tour Caddies announced the class-action lawsuit that caddies originally against the PGA Tour in 2015 has ended. The crux of the case involved caddies complaining that they were forced to wear bibs displaying tournament sponsors without receiving compensation, along with the threat of expulsion from working on tour if
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My caddie on the LPGA Tour calls me the “Bunker Queen,” so I guess you came to the right place for some tips to get out of the sand. One of my favorite drills teaches you how to use wrist action to produce good bunker shots. I’ll explain that below. Another starts by drawing a
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Johnny Miller was not afraid to take a flamethrower to a field. And though his commentary could be brutal, it was often true. But—despite what his reputation conveyed—Miller was admittedly not infallible. With one error sticking out above the rest. In a retrospective interview with the Golf Channel on Tuesday night coinciding with his retirement
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I’ve had a successful PGA Tour career, including a pair of wins, by keeping things as simple as possible. Yet, in the numerous pro-ams I play, I notice everyday golfers tend to make things more complicated than they need to be, and their games suffer. One area to simplify is off the tee. For amateurs,
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