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On the USGA, the Rules of Golf and HD cameras

On Sunday at CordeValle, Brittany (not Bethany) Lang won the U.S. Women’s Open, defeating Anna Nordqvist in a three-hole playoff. It’s Lang’s second career win on the LPGA Tour and her first major, but unfortunately, her win is being overshadowed by another USGA rules issue just a few weeks after Dustin Johnson was penalized at […]

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This week: The Scottish Open and the U.S. Women’s Open

In case you haven’t seen these previews before, I come at them from the standpoint of whether or not it’s worth your time to tune in based on a variety of factors. Field strength, TV schedule (North America) and the course are the three main factors at play when discussing the watchability of each event, […]

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This week: Memphis, Austria and two majors

Last week, I tried out a new preview format for events on both the PGA Tour and European Tour. The basic idea was to come at them from the standpoint of whether or not it’s worth your time to tune in based on a variety of factors. Field strength, TV schedule (North America) and the course […]

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The PGA/LPGA Tour agreement

On Friday, there was a “strategic alliance agreement” announced between the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour that should bring many benefits to the LPGA Tour, particularly in the way of the television deal they are looking to sign in a few years. Ron Sirak at Golf World has some further details on what it all means, […]

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Rebooting Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf

Last week, Golf Channel gave golf fans a great Christmas present if they turned on their televisions: a marathon of Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, featuring broadcasts from both the original run in the 1960’s and 70’s and the most recent reboot from the 90’s and early 2000’s. In case you’re unaware, Shell’s Wonderful World […]

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Golf GIFs of the Week: February 23rd

  It was a busy week in golf, with Anirban Lahiri winning for the second time in three weeks on the European Tour, James Hahn taking the playoff at Riviera over Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey, and Lydia Ko continuing her ridiculous dominance on the women’s game with a win at the fantastic Royal Melbourne. […]

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Golf GIFs of the Week: June 23rd

Kevin Streelman stole a victory on the PGA Tour this week, while Mikko Ilonen held off some quality challengers to take the Irish Open, but they both took a back seat to the LPGA Tour and the U.S. Women’s Open with Michelle Wie grabbing her first major win. The best moments from the week are […]

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Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open

Since Tiger Woods burst onto the scene nearly twenty years ago, it seems like golf has been on a never-ending chase to find the next phenom. Sergio Garcia, Ty Tryon, Charles Howell III, Adam Scott, Anthony Kim, Rory McIlroy and others have all had varying degrees of success, but no one will ever be Tiger Woods. […]

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VIDEO: Paula Creamer wins with 75-foot playoff bomb

As we’ve talked about before, golf is a niche sport with a desperate need for superstars to generate anything resembling mainstream attention. This is even more prevalent in women’s golf, where, let’s be honest, not even the golf media pays enough attention to the women’s game, at least when compared to the men’s side. Paula […]

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Punch Shots: Moving the Match Play

Punch Shots is a collection of stories that I didn’t get around to earlier or didn’t fit into another article. I’ll give a link to a larger story and have some quick thoughts below. The last Punch Shots: Tiger’s too old for Twitter Accenture is done sponsoring the WGC-Match Play after 2014. Can we change […]

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