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Peter Thomson, 88, died this week and took common sense with him. He was one of my early counselors in the game, always reliable for straight advice steeped in erudition and experience. My opening line with him was always the same cliché: “Between the two of us, Peter, we’ve won five British Opens.” He joined
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Golf is supposed to return to its normally scheduled programing with a visit to the Travelers Championship this week, but proceedings at Shinnecock Hills—specifically, Saturday’s brutal conditions and the conduct of Phil Mickelson—continue to take precedent. On Tuesday at TPC River Highlands, one of the sport’s marquee attractions spoke out on both. Jason Day, who
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—Mickey DeMorat encapsulates golf’s fine line between the haves and have nots. The difference in play between the sport’s upper echelon and those laboring in the minor leagues is minuscule, yet the gulf in lifestyle and bank accounts is infinite. Opportunities to infiltrate the game’s top level don’t come around that often, and if
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Austin Johnson has seen his brother Dustin subdue a golf course with his raw-boned power more than a few times in their six years together, including two years ago at fearsome Oakmont Country Club when Dustin captured the U.S. Open with pugilistic antipathy. On Thursday at Shinnecock Hills, he saw something different,
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