Jul
7
2015

Scott Stallings has been suspended for three months for violating the PGA Tour’s anti-doping policy. Stallings, a three-time winner on Tour, started taking a supplement last December (“DHEA, an anabolic agent that is the precursor to testosterone production and banned by the Tour,” according to GolfChannel.com’s report) to help with his chronic fatigue.

At the time, Stallings didn’t realize it was a prohibited substance, but once he figured it out, he turned himself in.

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Jul
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA of America

Peter Bevacqua, Donald Trump, Derek Sprague

The fallout from Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants continued Tuesday, with the PGA of America announcing that the Grand Slam of Golf, an exhibition which pits the year’s four major winners against each other in October, will *not* be held at Trump National in Los Angeles. 

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Jul
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under General

Donald Trump

Add ESPN to the growing list of companies to cut ties with Donald Trump, following his derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants in his presidential launch speech. The World Wide Leader has decided to move next week’s ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club on July 14. 

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Jul
5
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Say it ain’t so! For the first time since the opening round of The Barclays in 2013, Tiger Woods went bogey-free on Sunday at the Greenbrier Classic, ending his streak of 55 consecutive rounds with a bogey or worse on the PGA Tour. The world no. 220th ranked player fired a three-under 67 to finish at seven-under for the championship and place in a tie for 35th.

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Jul
3
2015

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, who is (seriously) running for president (yes, of THE COUNTRY), has many ties in the golf world and business relationships with golf’s major organizations, including the USGA, the PGA of America, the PGA Tour, the LPGA and the R&A. Don’t get me wrong, Trump has been a strong supporter of golf, but perhaps the industry should consider distancing themselves from the mogul now that he’s declared Mexican immigrants as criminals, drug dealers and rapists

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Jul
2
2015

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Bubba Watson is the proud owner of one of the official General Lee cars from the hit TV show in the late 1970s “Dukes of Hazzard.” The car, of course, has a Confederate flag emblazoned on the top. In light of recent events, Watson announced via Twitter that he will be painting over it with an American flag.

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Jul
2
2015

I had to double check my eyes when I first glanced at the leaderboard on Thursday afternoon and saw that Tiger Woods had posted a four-under 66 — his lowest competitive score since March 2014 — in the opening round at the Old White TPC. Coming off the highest 36-hole total (80-76) of his professional career a few weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods finally put all the pieces of his game together for perhaps the first time this season.

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Jul
1
2015

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It’s about time this rumor hit the tabloids — after all, it’s been floating around the tour circles for the past month or so.

The National Enquirer is reporting that Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn ended their relationship because Woods cheated on her with Jason Dufner’s recent ex-wife, Amanda Boyd.

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Jun
29
2015

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Phil Mickelson, who is never known to shy away from a bet or money game both on and off the golf course, is reportedly tied to a money laundering and gambling case, according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

Apparently, Mickelson transferred nearly $3 million to an intermediary that was part of an “illegal gambling operation which accepted and placed bets on sporting events.” However, the five-time major winner has not been charged with a crime and is not under federal investigation. 

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