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Another Claret Jug - and More History - for Tiger Woods
With his sublime sense of history intact, Tiger Woods earned his second British Open championship on Sunday - both of them coming at the home of golf, St.

Tiger's Niece at U.S. Girls Junior Championship
There are several players of note at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship, which, at the time of this writing, is into its third round of match play. Morgan

LPGA Reaches Different Conclusions on Kiddie Corps Applicants
The LPGA has granted a waiver of its 18-and-over age rule to one teen prodigy, but declined the application for the waiver made by another. A third teen golfer

A Bridge Too Far?
Tiger Woods' prime-time golf challenge, Battle at the Bridges, takes place again tonight. It's the seventh time the event has been held, and it may very well be

Where's "Natalie"?
Something fishy is going on with the 6-episode reality television series focusing on Natalie Gulbis. We first wrote about it back in April: It was supposed to

Report: Ruling Bodies to "Legalize" Rangefinders
Are the USGA and R&A preparing to legalize the use of rangefinders during tournament rounds by classifying their use as a condition of competition? That's

The LT Series is Latest from FootJoy
The newest line of FootJoy men's golf shoes (compare prices) is the LT Series. LT is for lightweight, and the LT Series is the lightest shoe in FootJoy's

New Clubs: Nakashima NX-1 Utility, Heavy Putter A-1
A couple new clubs on the market to report: The Nakashima NX-1 Utility Wood series, and the A-1 model from Heavy Putter. The NX-1 Utility Woods are targeted

Primer on the Stableford Scoring System
The PGA Tour's International tees off Thursday using a modified Stableford scoring system. The International is the biggest tournament in golf that plays by

New Equipment: Ping G5, Adams RPM Dual 460, Ecco Shoes
Ping's new G5 Series of clubs includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons and putters, and they're all being launched simultaneously. The Ping G5 Series

New Website for PGA Tour Wives
The PGA Tour Wives Association has launched a new website that should help the organization raise more money - and awareness - for the charities supported by

Presidents Cup Teams Announced
The final members of the U.S. and International teams for the 2005 Presidents Cup were announced Monday when captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player revealed

Saving Lives on the Golf Course
Did you know that golf courses are the fifth most common public place for people to experience cardiac arrest? I sure didn't, but it's true. Thanks to a

Report: Wie Close to Turning Pro
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Michelle Wie is very close to turning pro. There have been rumors for months that Wie would turn pro around

U.S. Golf Organizations Create Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
Just as they did following the Southeast Asian tsunami, the major U.S. golf organizations are coming together to help in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

"Big Break IV" Debuts Tonights
The next installment of The Golf Channel's popular Big Break series, The Big Break IV, debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET. This version features a new format, 11

Equipment Update: New Ideas
Recent news from the equipment world: Adams Golf has a few new ideas. Adams Idea Hybrid Irons, to be exact. The Adams Idea a2 and a2 OS hybrid sets

Equipment Updates: Mizuno Driver, Ecco Shoes, Innovative Specs
Recent news about new golf products: The Mizuno MX-500 driver fits into Mizuno's game improvement lineup. It utilizes a graphite crown and a graphite

Rangefinders Get the OK from USGA, R&A
Golf's governing bodies, the United States Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, have announced new interpretations of some Rules

Opening Today: "The Greatest Game Ever Played"
The movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played, opens in theaters across the U.S. today. Based on the book of the same name, it tells the story of Francis Ouimet

Michelle Wie: What the Writers Are Saying
Michelle Wie turned pro on Wednesday. And it's the talk of the golf world. What have the golf columnists been saying about Wie's decision? Here's a roundup of

Michelle Wie: What the Bloggers Are Saying
Here's a look at what golf bloggers around the Web are saying about Michelle Wie turning pro: Oliver's Twist: But unlike some other female stars who have

USGA, R&A Compile Lists of Conforming Drivers
For several years the USGA and R&A have published on their websites lists of non-conforming drivers. If a driver appears on that list, it is considered illegal

Equipment Update: Bridgestone Balls and Much More
This edition of our regular Equipment Update is overflowing with new gear. There are a couple new balls from Bridgestone, Mizuno irons, Adams hybrids, Nickent

Paula Creamer = Spirit of the Game
She's one of the brightest young stars in golf, but Paula Creamer is also something else: someone with a profound respect for the rules of golf. Even if it

The Colors of Maxfli: RedMax, plus Lime, Lemon, Tangerine and Raspberry Noodles
Does a tangerine noodle sound tasty to you? No, but a tangerine Noodle might. As in Maxfli's popular Noodle golf balls. Maxfli has a couple new balls on the

Why is Closest to the Pin Called "KP"?
It's one of the most enduring mysteries of golf: How the heck did that K get in there? Believe it or not, Why closest to the pin is abbreviated KP is one

"The Natalie Gulbis Show" Episode Guide
The four-part reality series, The Natalie Gulbis Show, begins airing on The Golf Channel at 9 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 15. If you want to know what each episode

Equipment Update: r7 Irons, Odyssey Putters, More
What's new in the equipment world this week? TaylorMade is introducing three new sets of irons, one an updated Miscela set for women. The other two are r7

New Equipment: Cobra Fairway Metals and Apparel
New this week in the equipment world: Cobra debuted its King Cobra Speed Series drivers a couple weeks ago. Now, it's the fairway woods' turn. The King

Age-Shooter Records
Who was the youngest golfer to shoot his age? How about the oldest? Or how about this: Who holds the record for shooting the most strokes below his age? Find

Add Power with this Golf Strength Exercise
Sean Cochran travels the PGA Tour with Phil Mickelson, whippin' Lefty into golf shape with a regimen of stretching and golf strength exercises. The Seated

Poll: Silly Season Events
It's that time of year - golf's silly season, when team tournaments, skins games, and similar events start showing up on the schedule and on TV. What type of

Top Books about Golf Rules and Etiquette
Here are some suggestions for the best books about golf rules and etiquette, books that can help increase the reader's understanding of the game and the way it

What's the Ruling?
Do you have questions about the Rules of Golf? Sure you do. We all do. You can get those questions answered here. Check out the Golf Rules FAQ, or, to pose your

Wie Starts Her Year at PGA Tour Sony Open
The 2006 season for Michelle Wie (photos) begins Thursday on the PGA Tour at the Sony Open. With more golf fans joining the Wie backlash - or at least just

547,796,176 More Reasons to Wish We Were More Like Tiger Woods
It's not just that he's the best golfer of his time - probably of all-time; that he is Stanford-educated, married to a Scandinavian swimsuit model, and an

PGA Tour Announces New TV Deals
Concluding months of intense negotiations, the PGA Tour announced a new television contract on Wednesday that puts all PGA Tour events on just two broadcast

First Look: "Big Break V" Contestants
Here are the contestants who will be featured in the next ladies only edition of The Big Break series on The Golf Channel: The cast of contestants for

Long-Drive Recordholder Mike Austin Dies
Mike Austin, recordholder for the longest drive ever hit in a professional golf tournament, died earlier this week at the age of 95. Austin's recordsetting

Equipment Update: Bafflers, Trolleys and U
Latest news from the equipment world: In a decision that's not at all baffling, Cobra Golf is expanding its lineup of King Cobra Baffler Utility

PGA, LPGA Q-School Finals Under Way
The final stages of qualifying for the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour got under way today, with plenty of recognizable names among the players fighting to get back on

Miyazato Wins LPGA Q-School; Pressel Earns Card
Ai Miyazato recently graduated from Dream Teen status when she turned 20 years old. Now, she's graduating from the LPGA of Japan to the LPGA Tour after

Improve Flexibility with Rotational Hamstring Stretch
A lack of flexibility causes many recreational golfers to develop poor swing habits, or a swing that fails to reach maximum efficiency. Fitness instructor Sean

PGA Q-School's Class of '05 Unveiled
After six grueling days, the 32 golfers who've made it through the final stage of PGA Tour Q-School and onto the PGA Tour are known. The medalist is John B.

Equipment Update: Irons, Ball Monitor and a Fat Lady
What are some of the newest products to hit the market? Wilson Staff and PowerBilt each have new sets of irons ready for golfers. Zelocity checks in with a

New Versions of the r7 from TaylorMade
The latest versions of the r7 Quad driver from TaylorMade hit pro shops this month: the r7 425 and r7 425 TP drivers. The 425 refers to the drivers'

Picking the Best Classic Instructional Books
From Harry Vardon to Jack Nicklaus, some of golf's greatest players - and instructors - have written instructional books that are still drawing readers today.

Equipment: The $2,000 Irons
What are the $2,000 irons? They're the Maruman Metabio irons. And they're the cheap ones in the Maruman lineup - another Maruman set costs $6,000. This

Tips on Tipping at the Golf Course
All golfers know that tipping is often expected, and sometimes required, at golf courses. But what many golfers aren't sure of is the proper amount of those

"Big Break IV" Ends, "Big Break V" On the Way
Paul Holtby is the champion of Big Break IV. Now that that's out of the way, we can move on to the Big Break series most golfers are interested in (most

Equipment Update: Ball Bearings and Golf Balls
What's new in the equipment world today? Let's take a look: Vulcan Powerball V14 Driver: Vulcan Golf takes a new step in adjustable weight drivers.

Equipment Update: Pipes, Big Berthas and Vulcans
Our latest equipment update is chock full of good stuff, highlighted by a couple new Pipe putters (one pictured at right) from Nickent, and the 2006 model of

Find Junior Golf Camps
We've added a new resource page that should come in handy for parents when they are ready to find a junior golf camp for their children. Our Junior Golf Camps

Rules FAQ: Using Clubs as Alignment Aids
It's not an uncommon practice on the driving range: the golfer places a golf club on the ground as a means of learning proper alignment. In fact, it's a great

Wie vs. the Men, and Her 2006 Schedule
Another PGA Tour event for Michelle Wie (bio | photos), another missed cut. But there was a bright side to her second round at the Sony Open on Friday: Wie's

Equipment: New from Nike, Yonex, Adams
Our early equipment update this week includes new stuff from Nike, Adams, Yonex and Guerin Rife. Nike Golf has a slew of new products coming out, with updates

"Big Break V" Photo Galleries
The Big Break V: Hawaii begins early next month, with 11 contestants in another ladies only edition of The Golf Channel series. We told you a while back

Equipment: TM Fairway Woods, Callaway Balls
Our end-of-the-week equipment update includes new fairway woods from TaylorMade and golf balls from Callaway, plus clubs from Adams, a haute couture golf

Peoria and Callaway: 1-Day Handicaps
Not every golfer has an official handicap index. In fact, most do not. So what happens when a local tournament features a stroke-play format, but most of the

Quick Tip: Keep Your Chin Up
From Donald Crawley, a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, director of The Boulders Golf Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz., and president of GolfSimplified: Having

The Power of Golf in South Korea
How big is golf in South Korea? One could guess very big just based on the number of Koreans on the world's golf tours. But for an idea of just how big,

Equipment: Callaway Crop and Three Ball Putter
Callaway Golf has a crop of new woods and hybrids ready to hit the market within the next few weeks. Among them are the X460 Driver, X Fairway Woods, and the

"Big Break V" Premiere Tonight
Just a reminder to fans of The Big Break series that the season premiere of The Big Break V: Hawaii is scheduled tonight on The Golf Channel. Get ready

"Big Break V" - Episode 2
Another excellent show in the latest Big Break series, although a bit of a tease, too. We'll explain that in a minute. First, now that we've seen two

Calculating Handicaps
How are handicaps calculated? Hopefully, by your handicap committee and not by you! Because it's a complicated formula. But we've got an explanation, so check

Team Wie Blows Prime Opportunity
The LPGA Tour teed off its season on Friday with the SBS Open, a tournament in which Michelle Wie finished second last year. While the LPGA's other hot young

A Simple Way to Maximize Your Golf Workout
Strength exercises (i.e., weightlifting) or stretches? Should one or the other be the focus of your golf workout? Golf fitness expert Mike Pedersen has a simple

"Big Break V" - Episode 3
The third episode of The Big Break V: Hawaii picked up where Episode 2 left off: with five contestants fighting for survival in the Elimination Challenge.

First Women's World Golf Rankings Stir Up Controversy
The first-ever women's world golf rankings, known as the Rolex Rankings, were released Tuesday, and they've got people talking. First, there's no surprise in

Quick Tip: Steady Eyes for Solid Putting
From Bill Kroen, retired golf instructor and author of Bill Kroen's Golf Tip A Day Calendar: Many teachers try to instill in their students the fundamental

LPGA Fields Open a Sign of Things To Come
What if the LPGA held a tournament and Annika Sorenstam didn't come? Not so long ago, an MIA Sorenstam meant MIA fans and TV ratings. Today, well, not as

Equipment Update: Mallets, Pearls and Fairway Girls
Time for the next installment of our Equipment Update, and this one includes the Adams driver pictured at right, plus the Nike mallet that Michelle Wie put

Wie and the World Rankings, Revisited
When the first Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings were released two weeks ago, all the talk centered around the fact that Michelle Wie - who has never won a

The Longest Drive Ever
The golf company Element 21 manufactures shafts and clubs using scandium, the 21st element on the Periodic Table. And Element 21 has come up with a doozy of a

Titleist Goes Big with 905R Driver
The newest driver from Titleist is the Pro Titanium 905R, which replaces the 905T in the company's driver lineup. The 905R has an obvious calling card: it's

"Big Break V" - Episode 5
An injury impacts Episode 5 of The Big Break V: Hawaii, as do a couple of LPGA Tour members. But the red eyes of one contestant give away early who the

One Month to The Masters
While the PGA Tour is once again busily trying to promote The Players Championship as a major, the first real major - The Masters - is just a month away. And

First "Tournament Ball" On the Way
One of the possible solutions touted by those golfers and golf analysts who believe today's golf ball flies too far on the PGA Tour (where the highest swing

"Big Break V" - Episode 6
The sixth episode of The Big Break V: Hawaii takes place in wind and rain, and a couple large bonuses are claimed. But which player is sent packing? Read on

The 10 Most Overrated Courses in the World
That's the title of a sidebar to a lengthy article by George Peper in the March issue of Links Magazine. Peper was the editor-in-chief at Golf Magazine when

Quick Tip: When Pulling, Check Ball Position
From Donald Crawley, a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, director of The Boulders Golf Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz., and president of GolfSimplified: If you

"Big Break V" - Episode 7
One of the favorites is eliminated in the seventh episode of The Big Break V: Hawaii. To find out who it is, and to vote in a new poll, you know what to do:

Issue: Status of The Players Championship
A couple days ago, we asked in a poll whether The Players Championship would ever attain status as a full major. The results this year show more people voting

Once again this year at The Players Championship, during the first and second rounds, has a live video feed - complete with announcers -

Equipment Update: Hi-COR and Lo-HAIR
This equipment update includes a new hybrid from Alpha Golf, the V5 Hi-COR. There's also a urethane golf ball designed to sell for a little less than many other

Quick Tip from Fuzzy Zoeller
Today's quick tip comes from 2-time major championship winner Fuzzy Zoeller, who is well-known for whistling while he plays golf. Get irritated when playing

Golf Fitness Exercise Targets Clubhead Speed
One approach to increasing clubhead speed through fitness training is to target the rotational aspect of your core strength. And this drill, using a medicine

A Gold Medal for Lord Byron?
Byron Nelson has been nominated by U.S. House of Representatives members Michael Burgess and Gene Green (both of Texas) to receive the Congressional Gold Medal

"Big Break V" - Episode 8
We learned at the end of last week's highlights episode that one of the eliminated contestants would be returning to The Big Break V - Hawaii. In Episode 8,

Amen Corner Live
Television coverage of The Masters doesn't begin until mid-afternoon today, but that doesn't mean you can't catch live coverage of the tournament earlier. For

Take a Tip from Crenshaw: Avoid the Tips
One of the pet peeves of many golfers is slow play. And one of the contributing factors to slow play is groups of golfers who play from an inappropriate set of

Poll: How Many Majors for Mickelson?
Phil Mickelson will turn 36 years old this year. After winning The Masters for the second time, he currently has three major championships to his credit.

Want to Caddie at the 2007 Masters?
All you need is $35,000 ... at least. But don't worry, your money will be put to good use, benefiting two children's charities. The Utah-based non-profit

"Big Break V" - Episode 9
This is the episode of the The Big Break V where the producers attempted to turn Ashley Prange into the bad guy. They showed Julie Wells badmouthing Ashley

New Wedges, Putters from Callaway
A couple new product offerings from the Callaway stable: The Callaway X-Tour wedges are, the company says, short-game scoring tools inspired by ...

"Big Break V" - Episode 10
The Big Break V: Hawaii has reached its Final Four. Episode 10 included more anti-Ashley sentiment running throughout, and the elimination of one of the five

Equipment Update: New Company, New Clubs
There's a brand-new equipment company on the golf scene, one named Golf Research In Play (a k a GRIP). GRIP produces original designs which it sells through

Another PGA Tour Exemption for Wie
Sixteen-year-old Michelle Wie has accepted an invitation to play in the PGA Tour 84 Lumber Classic on a sponsor's exemption. The 84 Lumber Classic, Sept.

"Big Break V" - Episode 11
And then there were three. Julie, Ashley, Kim and Jeanne are the four remaining contestants at the beginning of this episode of The Big Break V: Hawaii. But

New Photos of LPGA Stars
We've posted several new galleries of LPGA stars (including Natalie Gulbis, pictured at right), photos taken at last week's Florida's Natural Charity Classic,

Teen Fulfills Dying Mother's Wish on LPGA
Thirteen-year-old Dakoda Dowd teed off earlier today in the LPGA Ginn Open. And her terminally ill mother was in the crowd, watching her dream come true.

"Big Break V" - Episode 12
When the show starts, there are three contestants remaining. When the show ends, there are only two - the two who will play off for the championship of The Big

Daly's Gambling Losses: $50 Million-$60 Million
Last year, John Daly played his way into a playoff against Tiger Woods at the World Golf Championship event in San Francisco. Daly lost, but still picked up

Warm Up to a Better Score
Are you the type of golfer who shows up to the course mere minutes before your tee time? You're probably costing yourself strokes. Even if you arrive early to

"Golf Pro2Go" Tackles Remote Instruction
There are a lot of golfers out there who are interested in taking lessons, but who might never follow through on the idea because they are too imtimidated (or

Wilson Prostaff, Hope Brands Present New Looks
The Wilson Golf brands aimed at recreational golfers, including Prostaff and Hope, offer new products this year that present new looks to consumers. Sales

Quick Tip: One-Handed Pitch Shots
This quick tip is from Scott Seifferlein, PGA Director of Instruction at Mines Golf Academy in Grand Rapids, Mich.: For years you've been following the

Consumer Reports Golf Ball Ratings
Consumer Reports recently posted the results of its golf ball testing, which included 25 balls. Each ball was rated in five categories - driver distance, driver

Quick Tip from Fuzzy: the Knockdown Shot
Today's quick tip comes from 2-time major championship winner Fuzzy Zoeller: If you read and believe all the golf magazines on how to hit a knockdown shot,

Equipment Update: Callaway Fusion Irons and More
The Callaway Fusion Wide Sole Irons lead the way in our latest equipment update. Other items include a forward-facing putter (the golfer faces the hole as he

Ashley Prange Wins "Big Break V"
Jeanne Cho (bio | photos) and Ashley Prange (bio | photos) sqaured off for the championship of The Big Break V: Hawaii Tuesday night, in an 18-hole,

Seeing the Sites
A couple new golf Web sites of note. First up is Patently Golf, a site that delves into the archives of patent offices around the world to find the patent

Sorenstam Misses the Cut
So far this year, Annika Sorenstam has one win, is No. 4 on the LPGA Tour money list and No. 5 in scoring average. What is wrong with her? It's a measure

Wie Wins US Open Qualifier on Busy Day
Sixteen-year-old phenom Michelle Wie won a local qualifier in Hawaii on Monday in her bid to earn a place in the U.S. Open. It was the capper to a busy day for

Crunching the Numbers on Tee Height
The advent of monster-sized driver heads was followed closely by the advent of monster-sized tees that allow the ball to be teed higher. Teeing the ball

Alberta Man Shoots 57
That's right, 57. The golfer is Kris Wasylowich, a previous winner of the Alberta Open. Wasylowich was playing his home course, Paradise Canyon in Lethbridge,

Equipment Update: New Putters from Odyssey, Cobra
What's new in the world of golf equipment? The highlights are two putters, one from Cobra called the Optica SL (pictured) and one from Odyssey that combines

Fitness Ball Exercise With a Twist
Golf-specific exercises often focus on the core rotational muscles, because working on the core can generate more power in the swing. Our latest such exercise

"Golf-Ball Finding Glasses"
Over at Gizmodo, there's a post about golf-ball finding glasses: You probably own tons of high-tech golf accessories, but they probably haven't improved

New Women's Champions Tour On the Way
The Ladies Champions Tour, a tour for top female golfers ages 45 and over, expects to play its first event later in 2006. The driving force behind the new tour

Golf in the Sands of Namibia
Golf can take hold in the most unlikely of places, capturing the imagination and leading the young to dream. For example, in Namibia, where desert covers much

Wie Prepping for U.S. Open Bid
Sixteen-year-old Michelle Wie plays in a sectional qualifier for the U.S. Open on Monday, and if she finishes in the Top 18, she'll become the first woman to

Johnny Miller on Mickelson, Woods and Wie
Hall-of-famer Johnny Miller - now probably better known for his outspoken television broadcasting work than his fantastic playing career - recently gave the

U.S. Open Pairings, Tee Times Announced
Phil Mickelson tees off from the No. 10 hole at 7:55 EDT Thursday morning, and Tiger Woods from the No. 1 hole at 1:25 p.m. EDT in pairings announced by the

Weekend Wrapup: Singh and Se Ri
PGA Tour Vijay Singh picked a good time to get his game together in 2006, with the U.S. Open next up on the calendar. Singh's first win of the year came at the

U.S. Open Television Schedule
The television broadcast schedule for the U.S. Open (times EDT): Thursday ESPN, 10 a.m.-2:55 p.m. NBC, 3-5 p.m. ESPN, 5-7 p.m. ESPN, 8-11:30 p.m.

Equipment Update: Cobra HS9 Drivers, Woods
The latest series of woods from Cobra Golf are the King Cobra HS9 driver and fairway metals. The HS9 line, building on Cobra's popular Speed Series woods,

Monty Only One to Break Par at U.S. Open
The first round of the U.S. Open is over, and Colin Montgomerie stands alone as the only golfer to break park on Day 1. Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk are each

Plea to ESPN: No More Berman on Golf

British Open: Tiger Tops Terrific Leaderboard
The third round of the British Open is over. Bring on the fourth round! What a leaderboard. The only thing missing is Phil Mickelson. But there are so many

New Phil, Meet the Old Phil
In the past couple years, Phil Mickelson had changed his ways. He was no longer the swashbuckler in majors, going for spectacular shots when the risk didn't

What They're Saying on the Day After
Jim Litke, Associated Press: His million-dollar talent was undermined one more time by a temperament that wasn't worth a dime. Remember

FAQ: Hole-in-One Odds
What are the odds of making a hole-in-one? A lot of big numbers are thrown around - and a lot of different numbers. But the odds might not be quite as high as

The Biggest Chokes in Golf History
Hmm, did something happen recently that made us wonder what were the biggest chokes and collapses in golf history? I wonder what that was ... If you're like

U.S. Women's Open This Week

PGA Tour Unveils FedEx Cup Format, Schedule
Playoffs come to the PGA Tour in 2007 with the introduction of the FedEx Cup, a points chase that culminates in the Tour Championship and a $10 million bonus to

U.S. Women's Open Pairings and Tee Times
There are some interesting groupings for the U.S. Women's Open, which begins on Thursday. The full list, with tee times, is below the fold. But one group

Yes, That's Nikki
Each time a USGA championship is on television, Golf gets a trickle of emails asking the same question: Is that Nikki DiSanto in the USGA

Golfer Who'd Never Birdied Before Makes Two Aces in One Round
Sixty-seven million to one. Those are the odds of a golfer making two holes-in-one in the same round of golf. Are the odds even higher for an amateur who has

Adventures in Babysitting
In 2005, her rookie year on the LPGA Tour, Brittany Lincicome finished 72nd on the LPGA money list with winnings of $127,452. She supplemented that income

Nick Faldo Joining The Golf Channel
In his couple years as an analyst on ABC's golf broadcasts, World Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Faldo has proved himself to be an insightful and entertaining

Putting the "ie" Back in "Caddie"
Got an email this morning from Mark Renfrow, who owns a caddie company in Texas. Mark wants to know: Why, oh y, do some people inside on spelling caddie

Wie Withdraws at John Deere Classic
Michelle Wie's latest adventure on the PGA Tour was enough to make her sick. Literally. After a first-round 77 left her near the bottom of the field, the

Speaking of Wie ...
Here's the most sensible thing I've heard anyone say lately about Michelle Wie: Everybody is like, 'Win, win, win.' She's 16. Chill out. Once she gets to

Gulbis Still Searching for First Win
Natalie Gulbis is still known to some more for her calendars than for her golf. But she's a great golfer and any comparisons between her and Anna Kournikova

British Open Winners
The United States had just started fighting its Civil War when the first Open Championship was held. That's just how venerable this tournament is. Check out the

Greg Norman Brings His Beef to America
Greg Norman's success as a businessman has been well-chronicled. He's got a thriving course-design business, a golf apparel line, a wine label and a lifestyle

On the Links at the Open Championship
We've heard it many times already, we'll hear it many more times during the British Open: Royal Liverpool Golf Club is a links course. But what exactly does

Golfer Scores 357-Yard Ace on Hooters Tour
Andrew Tschudin of Australia scored a hole-in-one during the second round of the Hooters Tour Thunder Bayou Classic in Blytheville, Ark., on Thursday. But it

Royal Liverpool Proving Its Worth
Prior to 2006, it had been 39 years since Royal Liverpool Golf Club - a k a Hoylake - had hosted the Open Championship. It's a good bet the club won't have to

Woods Has Nicklaus In View
Woods Has Nicklaus In View

Quick Tip: What Stockton Told Sorenstam
A few year back, when she was on the cusp of breaking out into total dominance of the LPGA Tour, Annika Sorenstam asked Dave Stockton for help with her putting.

Wie Fires Caddie
Michelle Wie's caddie, Greg Johnston, was fired by Team Wie following Wie's 26th-place finish at the Women's British Open. It was the 16-year-old's only LPGA

Equipment: Ping Ready for Rapture ... and more
The driver pictured at right is the Ping Rapture driver, part of a the Ping Rapture series that is a complement to Ping's popular G5 lineup. The Ping Rapture

Corey Pavin Sets 9-Hole Scoring Record
Playing in the first round of the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee on Thursday, Corey Pavin posted a record-breaking 26 on the front nine. It's the lowest

Another Near Miss for Wie
Michelle Wie needed an eagle on the final hole to force a playoff at the LPGA Evian Masters. Instead, she merely birdied, and once again came up just short of

Equipment Update: Forged Game-Improvement Irons and "Jacket In a Jar"
A few of the latest items in the golf equipment pipeline: A forged game-improvement set is what KZG's CB III Irons are being touted as, clubs intended

Checking In on the Ryder Cup Points Standings
With less than two months to go until the Ryder Cup tees off in Ireland, let's check in on the current point standings for teams USA and Europe: Team USA 1.

Help Your Lower Back with the Alternating Arm and Leg Extension
The lower back is a problem area for many golfers. Most of us will suffer some sort of injury or pain in our lower backs at some point during our golfing

LPGA Tweaks World Rankings Formula
The LPGA announced two small changes to the formula used to compute the Rolex Rankings world rankings list: Players will be eligible for the rankings upon

Hawaiian Teen Phenom Wins Big Tournament
No, not 16-year-old Michelle Wie. We're talking about 14-year-old Kimberly Kim, who on Sunday became the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur.

PGA Championship Course Longest-Ever for a Major
Once again this year, we have a new leader in the clubhouse for the title of longest course to host a major championship. Medinah Country Club, in the

PGA Championship Notebook
There are plenty of interesting stories from the PGA Championship on this, the day before the tournament tees off. Here are a few of them: Phil

Titleist 755 Irons are Company's New "Flagship" Set
The clubs pictured to the right are the new Titleist 755 Irons, which the company has introduced as its new flagship set of irons. The 755 set replaces the

"Big Break" Winner Ashley Prange on LPGA
The PGA Championship isn't the only tournament going on this week. The European Tour is in Russia for the Imperial Collection Russian Open in Moscow. The

Photos: Medinah No. 3 Course
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Japan Tour Golfer Records 19 on Par-3
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I enjoyed the first episode of The Big Break VI: Trump National on The Golf Channel last night. How about you? The episode opened with a severely

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So I'm doing some research on the English golfer Joyce Wethered, arguably the greatest female golfer of the pre-LPGA era, when I run across her obituary from

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Sexy Australian Golfers Calendar Causes Controversy
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PGA, Azinger Revamp U.S. Ryder Cup Selection Process

Big Break VI: Another Favorite Gone
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First FedEx Cup Chase Begins on PGA Tour at Mercedes
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And we're not talking about 17-year-old Michelle Wie. She shot 78-76 - which, in reality, is still much better than you could ever objectively expect any teen

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LPGA Tour Diary: What's In - and On - Her Bag
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"Old" Record Falls in Age-Shooting Category
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Which holes make up Amen Corner at Augusta National Golf Club? And how did the phrase Amen Corner become such a part of the lore of The Masters? The

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Check out the list of all Masters winners, dating back to the tournament's first playing in 1934. As we know, Augusta invites all of its living past

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"The Big Break VII": Three Bad Decisions and You're Out
Don decided to keep the $5,000 and put himself at risk in the Elimination Challenge. The other contestants all said they'd have taken the immunity without

Leadbetter: No Men's Tournaments for Wie
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Wie Has Given Nearly $1.4 Million to Charity
Let's take time out from dissecting every move of Michelle Wie's career - from arguing over the merits of her every move - to appreciate this young woman's

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Tommy Two Gloves Wins Big Break VII

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