Month: April 2019

It’s often said that Tiger Woods inspired a generation of kids to get into golf, a fact confirmed by the numerous PGA Tour pros—including one of Tiger’s Sunday playing partners, Tony Finau—who point to Woods’ seminal performance at the 1997 Masters as their reason for playing the sport. Less talked about, though, is another group
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ABOUT Whether it’s a 100-mile-per-hour fastball, a slap shot from the blue line or a knockout punch, the most explosive moves in sports come after there is a buildup of energy. That’s certainly true in golf, where a big, fully wound backswing results in a faster, better synchronized through-swing. That’s the jumping-off point for this
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The United States Department of Justice released the 448-page Mueller Report on Thursday morning. As the public begins to digest the non-redacted information from the investigation, a golf-related detail plays a part in the drama. Since the investigation’s launch, President Donald Trump has claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller had a conflict of interest. According
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ABOUT As a kid, Luke Donald pretended he was Hall of Famer Seve Ballesteros and tried to save par from every conceivable spot around the greens. As a pro, Luke used those practice sessions to help get to the top of the PGA Tour in just about every short-game statistic over 18-plus seasons. Now you
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – “I thought we might get to that.” Jack Nicklaus expelled a hearty laugh when he playfully chided a television reporter who waited for the obligatory niceties to pass before he asked golf’s 18-time major winner about the exploits of golf’s newly minted 15-time major winner. Any conversation about golf is likely to
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On Saturday afternoon of this year’s Masters, my colleague Matt Rudy spotted Gary Player coming out of Augusta National’s clubhouse. Matt knew I was looking to recreate a photograph of Player taken by one of Golf Digest’s earliest editors during the 1957 Masters. That was Player’s first Masters, and he was only 21. Sixty two
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Once again, Tiger Woods’ mock neck shirt sent shock waves through the golf community. En route to winning his 15th major and staging one of the biggest comebacks in sports, Woods wore a familiar non-traditional golf shirt at Augusta. Woods first debuted the mock turtleneck style golf shirt in 2003 at the Buick Invitational. It
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The PGA Tour makes its lone stop in South Carolina this week for the RBC Heritage, held at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island since the tournament’s inception in 1969. It is one of five tournaments given invitational status on tour, with a much smaller field of 132 players that can qualify based
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The history books choose to ignore this, but Tiger Woods and I turned pro on the same day. In August 1996, the morning after watching Woods come from behind to win his third straight U.S. Amateur, I drove my Nissan Sentra to my first real job at a now-defunct monthly sports magazine.
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