Sep
3
2015

Golf’s new big three has arrived: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day. We’ve been awaiting the official changing of the guard in pro golf for some time now, especially with the aging and ailing Tiger Woods, and the idea of those three young men — all more polite, likable and humble than the other — competing against each other and vying for major titles for the next 15 years or so is quite exciting. I mean, I’m just giddy typing those words.

But, which player is the best on the planet? Well, the ever-changing no. 1 player in the Official World Golf Rankings says it is McIlroy, who returned to the top position — despite skipping The Barclays — two weeks after Spieth supplanted him with his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.

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Sep
2
2015

John-Daly

Just days after keeling over on the 18th hole during an outing at Deerfield Country Club in Mississippi due to what was diagnosed as a collapsed lung, John Daly was singing his heart out with Mark Bryan from Hootie and the Blowfish and Patrick Davis in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night.

The song of choice? “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” naturally.

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Sep
2
2015

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For as long as I’ve been in the golf industry, I’ve always heard rumblings of Donald Trump’s rampant cheating on the golf course. A common joke from those who have played with him is that his caddies have extraordinary talent when it comes to the “foot wedge,” but apparently the GOP presidential hopeful is a generous tipper, so it’s hard to find a looper to give him up.

The Washington Post takes a closer look at whether Trump is big fat cheater on the golf course and it appears to span beyond taking a mulligan or improving a lie slightly, according to several celebrity sources. 

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Sep
1
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth’s left arm has been getting quite a bit of throwing practice lately. Less than two weeks ago, Spieth, a Dallas native, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers game. On Tuesday evening, Spieth had the same honor at Fenway Park ahead of the face-off between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

How did the reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion fare?

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Sep
1
2015

David Feherty, one of the most popular figures in golf broadcasting, will not return to CBS as a golf commentator next season. That’s right — unfortunately, Feherty, who has been with the network for 19 years, called his last tournament (at least on CBS) last week at The Barclays.

CBS Sports decided not to renew Feherty’s contract after talks broke down, according to Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand.

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Aug
31
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Travel

GMC Canyon

A few months ago, I was invited by GMC on a press trip entitled “Choose Your Own Adventure,” which was centered around featuring and showing off the automobile giant’s Canyon, a premium mid-size truck. I (obviously) don’t write about cars and I appreciated that the email invitation acknowledged that key fact, but the catch was the “adventure” part of the program involved golf, along with other intriguing outdoor activities.

Given the reality that I might not be able to say “yes” to escapades like this for an infinite amount of time, I enthusiastically accepted the generous offer. Besides, I’d never driven a truck before — I always found them a bit intimidating and out of my comfort zone. But, hey, YOLO!

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Aug
31
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

Donald Trump The Barclays

A surprise and very special guest made an appearance on Sunday for the final round of The Barclays. None other than Donald Trump, who will be the first to tell you he’s leading the GOP Presidential Candidate polls.

From the sounds of it, Trump, who was on-site for a meeting with PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, was the actual main attraction at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey — despite Australian Jason Day’s impressive runaway victory. 

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Aug
31
2015

@fairmontstandrews #uagolf #golphinforkids #TommyMorrissey #zerohandicap #nolimits #4yroldonearmgolfer

Posted by Tommy Morrissey 4yr Old One Arm Golfer on Friday, August 28, 2015

 

Some of you may already be familiar with Tommy Morrissey, a four-year-old golfing prodigy who was born without part of his right arm below the elbow. Tommy is clearly a very inspiring and special young man.

The video above shows him hitting a drive at the Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland. It’ll probably make you want to smile and cry (because you’ll never have as good of a swing as he does) both at the same time, but mostly the former.

Happy Monday! 

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Aug
27
2015

Despite skipping this week’s Barclays, the first of four legs of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs, Rory McIlroy can return to the top of the world rankings. Which seems completely bizarre (actually, not really given the system) since McIlroy isn’t teeing it up competitively this week, but that’s the way the OWGR math works out, according to Golf Channel.

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