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Justin Rose’s new endorsement contract with Japanese luxury equipment brand Honma, hinted at almost two months ago, became official today. Honma announced the deal with the No. 2-ranked player in the world and reigning FedEx Cup champion in a press release. The announcement referenced “a multi-year partnership in which Justin Rose would lead Honma’s worldwide
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Tiger Woods will not make his 2019 debut in the Sentry Tournament of Champions next week, Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson has reported on Twitter. https://twitter.com/dougferguson405/status/1078283878895443968 Woods, who qualified for the Tournament of Champions by virtue of his victory in the Tour Championship in September, has not played in the Kapalua event since 2005.
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Whether you’re a longtime fan or this is the first you’ve heard of the Golf Digest Podcast, take a look back at our favorite episodes of 2018. Tour pros shared their stories from the road, golf experts discussed matters of the game and our hosts ask the questions you want to know the answers to.
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Individuals connected to the game of golf who died in 2018 made an impact on the sport in many different ways. From professional golfers to golf course architects to well-known personalities with affinities for golf, their contributions and legacies will not be forgotten. The golf world mourned—along with the country—the death of George H.W. Bush,
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Last spring the Michigan High School Athletic Association was rocked with a major cheating scandal when three schools—Anchor Bay, L’Anse Creuse and Fraser—were accused of shaving strokes in the state tournament. The schools, playing together in multiple groups, each shot a score more than 45 strokes lower than their teams’ season averages. For Anchor Bay,
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While writing a comparison piece between Bryson DeChambeau and Cameron Champ last month, I noticed something in Champ’s press conferences: He used the phrase “like I said” a lot, and almost never in a way that actually made sense. I wrote: … on Saturday at the Shriners, Cam Champ was asked 10 short questions, and
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It looks like The Match will return in 2019. And probably 2020. Bank on it. Were the subscription numbers for golf’s first pay-per-view program that good? Neither Turner nor its parent WarnerMedia have released official figures, but knowledgeable sources told Golf World that the $9 million showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on November
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Plenty of thought goes into the words you read each month in Golf Digest (and online each day at GolfDigest.com). But the same can be said for the photos that accompany each story. A diligent group of photo editors spend countless hours planning photo shoots with our various subject to try and bring their personalities
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Internet popularity is not a straight meritocracy, lest you think the Kardashians are really the most important people on the planet. This is also true in golf, where a guy who won one limited-field tournament drew far more eyeballs than a guy who grabbed two majors (Sorry about that, Brooks Koepka), and a Ryder Cup
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Three days after golf course architect Keith Foster pled guilty to federal charges of illegally transporting between $250,000 and $500,000 in items made from endangered species, his most high-profile golf client has fired him. Congressional Country Club president Bev Lane sent a letter to the membership on Saturday announcing that the Board of Governors at
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Like most years, 2018 was hardly a slow one when it came to equipment news. Several stories of note relating to bats, balls and, of course, the hot-button topic of distance, grabbed our attention during the past 12 months. As such we give you our top equipment stories of 2018. DistanceThe distance debate remained a
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the December 1989 issue of Golf Digest. An hour north of Boston, the golf shops hold their end-of-season sales in early October, and by the end of the month, the club pros have flown south to Florida, to begin all over again. The courses remain open, however, for
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Forrest Fezler won a PGA Tour event and worked alongside renowned course architect Mike Strantz on many of his most notable projects, including his last, the renovation of the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Yet Fezler was best known and will forever be remembered for changing into “Larry Bird-length” shorts in a port-a-john
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