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Forget Back to the Future Day – 15 years ago this week golf changed forever

In basic terms, the Pro VI was formed of a solid core (taken from the distance balls), surrounded by a surlyn “veneer” casing (taken from the performance balls). In financial terms it became the most successful golf product of all time. The effect was remarkable. A few months later, Phil Mickelson warned rivals not using […]

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The Open returns to Royal Portrush in 2019 for first time in 68 years

It is believed a contract has been signed guaranteeing Portrush three Opens in the next 30 years. The major renovation is costing several million pounds but a single staging of the world’s oldest major will be worth an estimated £80m to the country. It will be billed as the biggest sporting event ever held in […]

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Padraig Harrington Wins Indonesian Open for First Victory in 4 Years

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington won the Asian Tour’s Indoneasian Open on Sunday, ending a four-year drought, according to The Guardian. Harrington shot 71 on Sunday to beat Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha by two shots for his first win since the 2010 Johor Open, also on the Asian Tour. His last PGA Tour win was at […]

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Tiger Woods parts company with swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors

Woods appointed Foley as his third coach in the summer of 2010 after leaving the stable of Hank Haney, under whom he spent six years and won as many majors. Yet despite winning five titles last year in a run which hauled him back to No 1, his majorless drought extended to six years. In this […]

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After missing his first Masters cut in 17 years, Phil Mickelson opens with 5-under 67 at Quail Hollow

Getty Images Phil Mickelson tees off on the fifth hole. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson was entertaining to the very end Thursday and finished one shot behind Angel Cabrera in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Cabrera played in early, calmer conditions and thrived on the new Bermuda greens at Quail Hollow. […]

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Rory McIlroy forgets last year’s agony to take halfway lead in Honda Classic

But as he had on Thursday, McIlroy went through the feared trio from the 15th in one-under, courtesy of a brilliant wedge from 156 yards to five feet on the par-four 16th, and with another birdie on the par-five 18th he was back to seven-under. His days had flip-flopped. While the inward half had provided […]

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Rory McIlroy forgets last year’s agony to take early lead in Honda Classic

On the par-four second McIlroy, decked out in brilliant orange, holed a 25-footer to begin the march into red. A routine two-putt birdie on the par-five third was followed by seven pars in which he made fine up and downs on the par-three fifth and the par-four ninth, the latter his only poor tee-shot. As […]

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Luke Donald adjustments coach following 16 years to cure his weakness in main championships

“I’ve gone with Chuck as I want to make my long game a lot more consistent to increase my possibilities in the majors,” Donald stated. Donald was the No1 little over a year ago, but has fallen to 11th. However, it is his continued shortfall in the majors that has caused Donald to act. He […]

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Haas wins AT&T National by 3, gives him titles in 4 straight years

BETHESDA, Md. — Bill Haas won the AT&ampT National on Sunday and joined some distinguished firm.  Haas pulled away from a crowd of contenders with three straight birdies, two crucial pars and a single very good hop out of the rough. It led to a five-under 66 on a muggy day at Congressional and a 3-shot […]

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Soon after 15 years of thirst route: Rose defeated the One-Hit Wonder

Ardmore – When the Siegputt at the 113th U.S. Open fell into the hole and the 1st key victory was perfect, expert golfer Justin Rose kissed his ball and … Continue

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