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2016 Top Golf Stories No. 3: USA Finally Wins Ryder Cup

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 3: USA Finally Wins Ryder Cup

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 3: USA Finally Wins Ryder Cup By: Kiearn Clark   The following is taken from a ranking of the Top 10 Biggest Golf Stories from 2016 and can be heard in its entirety on TuneIN at Back 9 Report: http://tunein.com/radio/The-Back-9-Report-p620823/ Following the defeat of Team USA at 2014 Ryder Cup held at Gleneagles, and Phil Mickelson’s mutiny, the PGA of America created a “Task Force” to oversee all aspects of the U.S. Ryder Cup effort. […]

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2016 Top Golf Stories: #10 Tim Finchem Resigns, While Keith Pelley Hustles

2016 Top Golf Stories: #10 Tim Finchem Resigns, While Keith Pelley Hustles

Effective at midnight December 31st, Tim Finchem will end his reign as the Commissioner of the PGA Tour. Jay Monohan has been serving as his Deputy Commissioner for the past 2 years and will ascend to the commissioner’s chair. For 22 years, Finchem oversaw the greatest era of growth to the PGA Tour in its history. Deane Beman, who had held the PGA Tour Commissioner’s job prior to Finchem had set in place a foundation for growth and Finchem added […]

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Ryder Cup Proves, Golf is NOT DEAD!!

Ryder Cup Proves, Golf is NOT DEAD!!

This week at the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club, it is clear that the reports of golf’s demise are grossly over estimated. Tuesday, the day that both the U.S. and European teams arrived in Chaska, Minnesota and saw the course for the first time, 25,000 fans showed up for a brief glimpse of the players. Over 45,000 fans walked the course and cheered on the teams on Wednesday, the second day of practice. Thursday, the weather was […]

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Is Tiger Woods Done?

By: Carlos Torres Shane Ryan wrote an article on Golf Digest’s section In The Loop titled: “Tiger Woods is Totally, Completely, Unequivocally, and Utterly Done”.  Robert Lusetich wrote an article on Fox Sports titled “Stop the Spin Cycle, Tiger: Just admit you are completely lost, and get a head guru.”  Is he done? Close to it, not at all, or all of the above? I would say that reports of his demise are greatly exaggerated, but as to his performance […]

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The 2015 Open Championship Has a Multitude of Great Storylines

I cannot remember a tournament with the quality, as well as, the quantity of great story lines and the number of players that were legitimately in contention coming down the final few holes at the Open Championship last week. Weather always plays a major role in any Open Championship and weather issues created controversy on Saturday. With several players yet to complete their second round because of heavy rains on Friday, Saturday morning play was started at 7:00 AM local […]

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Can Fox Sports Handle The U.S. Open?

The biggest story line for this year’s U.S. Open is the golf course at Chambers Bay. The second biggest curiosity is the crew from Fox that will broadcast the event. With over 38 hours of live coverage from Chambers  Bay Thursday through Sunday, there will plenty of room for error and embarrassment. Over the years, golf fans have become accustomed to NBC’s coverage of USGA events. Dan Hicks presided over a talented group of announcers and tempered Johnny Miller’s criticisms […]

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Lee Trevino Named Greenbrier Resort Golf Professional Emeritus

West Virginia native son, Sam Snead held the prestigious post of Head Professional at the Greenbrier for 58 years. Three years after Snead’s death in 2002, Tom Watson, was named Professional Emeritus for the Greenbrier and held the post until earlier this year. In 2009 the Greenbrier was forced into bankruptcy after losing $166 million the previous year. West Virginia businessman, Jim Justice bought the resort and has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars to restore the class and elegance […]

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