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Before some of you get all fired up over my use of “legend” and “John Daly” in the same sentence, relax. I don’t mean it in the way that I would when I’m referring to Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, etc. But, Daly is indeed a “legend’ in his own right. Well, maybe “folk hero” is more accurate, but the guy did win two majors, including the 1995 Open Championship at St Andrews (aside: I love hearing stories from reporters that were present for the trophy presentation and ensuing celebration).

Daly is like golf’s Everyman in a sport that’s known for its rigid, uptight and exclusionary practices. So, happy 50th birthday, John Daly!

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By Stephanie Wei under General
WUP technically turned 5 yesterday. In celebration of this big anniversary, I decided to write a bit about the wonderful journey I embarked on five years ago… As always, thank you, readers, for your support and encouragement. A big shout-out to the detractors, as well, for lighting an even greater fire under me to succeed — I wouldn’t be here without all of you. 
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Just over five years ago, I was channel surfing when something on Golf Channel caught my eye and I stopped to watch for a bit. I saw Steve Sands interviewing a player. I saw Nick Faldo in the announcer booth. I saw a bunch of pros hit some good golf shots. I didn’t see any women on the coverage.

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Rory McIlroy turned 23-year-old on Friday. Yes, it’s hard to believe he’s only 23 — there aren’t very many at his age who are that mature and have achieved as much. Well, as you’d suspect, Rory was a high-achiever at an early age.

In honor of his 23rd birthday, he posted a home video his parents discovered of him on his third birthday practicing in his living room.

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