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By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Here’s something you don’t see every day! – two holes-in-one in two consecutive groups. K.J. Choi, who was playing in the group right ahead of Greg Chalmers, aced the par-3 14th (arguably one of the best holes at Liberty National).

No big deal, though, says Chalmers, who then, a few minutes later, steps up and matches Choi’s effort. 

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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour


I walked away from my first trip to New Orleans and covering the Zurich Classic, thinking, uh, why wasn’t I here last year? It’s got it all — awesome city, great tournament with field, friendly people, scrumptious food, eclectic sweet-sounding tunes (especially at Jazz Fest — for the record, seeing Tom Petty live was a massive highlight, along with walking home from the Fair Grounds through Treme, aka a neighborhood some wouldn’t recommend trekking through, back to the French Quarter), and vibrant culture and atmosphere.

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Decisions, decisions: Triple crown bid or family time?

I’m afraid I didn’t spend Saturday night watching the Australian PGA, but it certainly sounded like an exciting final round, ending with a three-way playoff. South Korean KT Kim, who basically had his “Hello, world” moment at the Presidents Cup a week earlier, held the 54-hole lead, while American Bubba Watson trailed by just a shot. Both blew it on Sunday.

Meanwhile, three Australians, Greg Chalmers, who won the Australian Open two weeks prior, Robert Allenby, who went 0-5 at Royal Melbourne, and Marcus Fraser, seized the opportunity with a dramatic finish in regulation that led to a ho-hum playoff — at least that’s what I gathered from Peter Stone of the Sydney Morning Herald:

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Looks like someone's read the new stats

Between Shotlink and the endless rambling of golf announcers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the game is positively drowning under a deluge of statistical info. But what if I told you that, no, there was room for one more statistical category, one that could steamline the current putting stats and eliminating all those annoying GIR-related inaccuracies that blight the system? A pipe dream, you’d say– the stuff of idealistic fantasy!

But no! This is one dream that’s become a reality. I present to you the “Strokes Gained-Putting” index:

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