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Change in Format Breathed New Life Into The Presidents Cup

The PGA Tour seeing the huge cash windfalls, the PGA of America and the European Tour were receiving every two years from the Ryder Cup, decided they needed their own team match play event and the Presidents Cup was born in 1994. The American team had won 8 of 10 Presidents Cups and the biennial team match-play event was on the verge of becoming an afterthought. Two worthy opponents are needed to make an athletic competition relevant and the International […]

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Dustin Johnson Could Erase A Painful Memory at Whistling Straits

In the 2010 PGA Championship Dustin Johnson had a one-shot lead as he stood on the final tee. Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson were at 11-under-par and Johnson needed only a par at the last to win his first major championship. He pushed his drive at the 72nd hole into the fans along the 18th fairway. Beer cans littered the area, it was grassy, thousands of feet had trampled through the sand, making his lie appear to be a part […]

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The Memorial Tournament and Jack Nicklaus Make a Difference at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Every PGA Tour tournament must donate a portion of its proceeds to fund charitable activities in their local area. The Memorial Tournament held each year in Columbus, Ohio take this mandate very seriously. To kick off the 2015 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide the Legends Luncheon was held in the Ohio Union on the Ohio State University campus. Tournament host, Jack Nicklaus and 2015 Memorial Honoree, Nick Faldo headlined the luncheon, which raised $1 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This […]

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Keegan Bradley’s Withdrawal at BMW Championship Proves Costly

Keegan Bradley has been making headlines recently on the PGA Tour. His withdrawal from the BMW Championship on Friday left him out of the Tour Championship, which will cost him a ton of money. He also garnered headlines when he failed to earn an automatic spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team and Tom Watson chose him, along with Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson, as a captain’s pick to complete the 12-man squad. Bradley entered the FedEx Cup playoffs ranked […]

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Rory McIlroy Talks With Golf Media at Memorial Tournament

In the movie “White Men Can’t Jump” Billy Hoyle’s (Woody Harrelson) girlfriend (Rosie Perez) explains the intricacies of relationships between men and women with the phrase, “Sometimes when you lose your really win.” Rory McIlroy lost a fiance’ last week, but collected his first win of 2014 at the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour. In a press conference held prior to the start of the tournament in England last week, McIlroy announced that he had officially broken off […]

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