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Phil Mickelson v Tom Watson: when the civil game turned ugly at the Ryder Cup

Zinger, of course, is Paul Azinger, America’s only winning captain this century. A maverick in the most generous sense of the word, Azinger implemented a system in Kentucky which divided his team into pods of four and handed them the responsibility to look after each other. With Nick Faldo simply expecting his team to perform […]

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Tour Confidential: Can Tiger fix his game for the British Open? Plus, the rise of the LPGA and our golf movie wish list

Getty Images Tiger Woods missed the cut by four strokes at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional. Every Sunday night, Golf.com conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join the conversation in the comments section below. […]

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In golf’s answer to Moneyball, a new breed of numbers-crunchers are changing the game

When Brandt Snedeker showed up to play the 2012 British Open, getting missed the cut in all three of his preceding Open starts, his record suggested he had tiny result in for optimism. His stats, nevertheless, mentioned otherwise. In the weeks top up to Royal Lytham &amp St. Annes, Snedeker had powwowed with a tiny-recognized […]

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McIlroy hopes to use Valero Texas Open to get game sharp for Augusta

Getty Images Rory McIlroy, at the Valero Texas Open, got in a full practice round on Tuesday just before getting washed out on the back nine Wednesday. SAN ANTONIO — Rory McIlroy’s final-minute, final-ditch effort to correct his game in time for the Masters next week has taken a trip to a normally out-of-the-way spot […]

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Ryder Cup 2013: captain’s picks key to Paul McGinley’s game plan against the Americans

“The highest number of our leading players are now members of the US Tour. Is that going to make it far more hard for the quite ideal players in Europe to qualify for the group? Do I need to have far more picks since of that?” The answers seem clear: yes and yes. McGinley acknowledges […]

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McIlroy focused on game as he preps for sprint to finish of European season

Getty Pictures Rory McIlroy is playing the BMW Masters in hopes of solidifying his hold on the European Tour money lead. SHANGHAI — With 4 of the world’s top rated five and 11 of Europe’s Ryder Cup heroes in action, there is no shortage of star good quality on show in the European Tour’s BMW Masters […]

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At the highest levels of the game, the pros must putt ’em out

Jamie Squire/Getty Pictures Francesco Molinari was criticized for not conceding a four-foot putt to Tiger Woods on Sunday at the Ryder Cup. When Ian Poulter refused to concede Webb Simpson a putt of roughly four or five feet early in their Ryder Cup singles match last Sunday, the Medinah galleries roundly booed the fiery Brit. […]

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Tiger Woods brings erratic game to AT&T National at Congressional

Right here we go once again. Tiger Woods will play in the AT&ampT National at Congressional Nation Club this week, which signifies it is time to contemplate how the man who was once the surest bet in sports became a human stock-industry irregularity. He’s fairly considerably all the way back. He’s not back. He’s absolutely […]

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Heading in incorrect direction, McIlroy looks to turn his game about in Memphis

Tiger Woods beat playing partner Rickie Fowler by 17 strokes at the Memorial on Sunday. Phil Mickelson beat Woods by 11 at Pebble Beach earlier this year. Fowler zinged Mickelson 6 and 5 at the WGC-Accenture final year. So, if we invoke the laws of transitive relation and hypothetical syllogism—oh, never mind. You do not […]

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Ballesteros named golf’s all-time short game king, according to player survey

Getty Pictures Seve Ballesteros’ wizardry around the greens was “just pure natural instinct,” said 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell. LONDON — Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Seve Ballesteros is the greatest of all-time when it comes to short-game abilities and bunker play. That was the result of a survey carried out among PGA Tour […]

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