Tag Archives: Mud balls

Jun
14
2013
By Conor Nagle under US Open
Merion's green staff fighting an uphill battle.

Merion’s green staff fighting an uphill battle.

With Merion having weathered somewhere in the region of 6.5 inches of rain over the last week or so, “mud balls” — balls that have accumulated what scientiests refer to as “a splodge” of mud on landing, leaving their stewards with all sorts of tricky arithmetic and guesswork to conduct — could play a big part in determining the tournament’s outcome.

But how do they work, exactly? And is it possible to turn the silty stuff to your advantage? Golf Digest’s Mike Strachura went in search of answers and turned up an interesting blog post.

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Feb
27
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Tiger sticking out his tongue at mud balls

Tiger sticking out his tongue at mud balls

Nearly a year ago, Tiger Woods started the final round of the Honda Classic trailing Rory McIlroy by nine shots. Tiger put on a solid come-from-behind performance, firing an impressive 62 — and just enough to let Rory consider his lead coming down the stretch to secure the win and his ascendance to the world’s No. 1 ranking.

Since then, Rory and Tiger have developed a strangely endearing and puzzling to some friendship and cordial rivalry, which was tattooed across headlines a gazillion times, causing the complete ruin of the word “bromance” (for me, personally). After Tiger finished knocking it around with some amateurs in the pro-am Wednesday morning at PGA National, he shared some insight into their friendship, changing equipment, and of course, the anchoring ban, among other topics.

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