Tiger Woods selects Chris Como as new swing coach

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When Tiger Woods announced on his website that he was splitting with swing coach Sean Foley, just about every coach in golf was pegged as a potential replacement. Tiger going at it on his own was also an idea that was floated by many, but the former world number one has decided to go in a different direction, selecting 34-year old Texas-based instructor Chris Como as his new coach.

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The Little Things: Louis Oosthuizen’s swing

Louis Oosthuizen (Courtesy: ImagopixATL)

Louis Oosthuizen (Courtesy: ImagopixATL)

Covering the daily and weekly news in the world of professional golf can sometimes make it difficult to appreciate the smaller reasons why this game can be so great, which is why I’m going to start periodically posting a new feature: The Little Things. First up is a look at the swing of 2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen. 

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Brooks Koepka wins in Turkey

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Brooks Koepka fired a 65 this morning and won the Turkish Airlines Open, finishing one shot ahead of Ian Poulter. It’s his first win as a professional on a major tour, and it really feels like this could be the start of something huge for the 24-year old American.

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Tiger Woods Highlights – Maxxx Flair

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The internet is a weird place sometimes.

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The 15th anniversary of Payne Stewart’s passing

Payne Stewart wins the 1999 U.S. Open.

Payne Stewart wins the 1999 U.S. Open.

Fifteen years ago today, Payne Stewart passed away when the plane he was travelling in crashed in South Dakota. There were no survivors among the six people on board.

There are so many reasons why Stewart was great for the game of golf, and I just wanted to share this video from David Feherty back in 2005. It still hurts that he’s not around.

Ted Bishop calls Ian Poulter a “Lil Girl”

Ted Bishop (Courtesy: Zimbio.com)

Ted Bishop (Courtesy: Zimbio.com)

UPDATE: Bishop has been removed as PGA of America president and Jason Sobel has the details. Harsh in my opinion.

You’d think that people involved with the American Ryder Cup team would like to take focus away from the event that they’ve won twice in the last two decades, but PGA of America president Ted Bishop has managed to not only keep the fire burning, but also found a way to stick his foot firmly in his mouth.

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Golf needs more match play

Ridiculous save number two along with the great reaction from Day.

Ridiculous save number two along with the great reaction from Day.

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen was able to outlast Henrik Stenson on Sunday at the London Golf Club to win the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship for the first time. It’s his fifth win on the European Tour, and he’s going to get a lot out of this, including a sizeable jump in the Official World Golf Rankings, which will go a long way to seeing him tee it up at the 2015 WGC-Match Play in a few months at Harding Park.

Unfortunately, that event isn’t until the end of April, which means that between the PGA and European Tours, we have a ton of time and events before the next time we see match play, which sucks because it really is a lot of fun and it does break up the weekly stroke play monotony that golf gets itself into frequently.

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2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship Records

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The 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship goes this week from the London GC in Kent with a solid field including Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson and American Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed. Below I’ve compiled the records in match play for each of the sixteen players in the field. Just click on the player to be taken to their full record.

Note that based on my information, Alexander Levy has not played in a match play event as a professional.

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How to save Olympic golf

Over the last few weeks, I was able to go back and forth with freelance writer Shane Ryan on the problems with the current setup of golf in the Olympics in 2016. Shane proposed that the format should really follow a World Cup style draw with teams of two based on the Official World Golf Rankings and I volunteered some help with assembling the groups.

Shane pitched an article around this concept to Golf Digest, and it was posted on Saturday.

Previewing the 2014-15 PGA Tour season

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Hey, did you know that the new PGA Tour season starts this week?

After a LONG seven day offseason, the 2014-15 campaign kicks off at the North Course at Silverado in Napa, California with the Frys.com Open. If you recall, Jimmy Walker used this event last season to pick up his first career win on the PGA Tour and he’ll be back to defend his title this week. What can we expect this season on the PGA Tour? I’ve put together a quick preview and answered some questions below.

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