Jon Rahm Withdraws From Memorial Tournament After Positive Covid Test

The golfer broke down in tears when he was told that he had tested positive. He had just finished the third round with a six-shot lead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #golf, #pga-tour-inc, #rahm-jon-1994

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Michelle Wie West Was Ready to Retire. Then She Got Mad.

A golf phenom since she was 10, Michelle Wie West was ready to focus on motherhood. Rudy Giuliani’s vulgar remarks convinced her to keep fighting and playing.

#content-type-personal-profile, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #golf, #income-inequality, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #olympic-club-san-francisco-calif, #united-states-womens-open-golf, #wie-michelle, #women-and-girls

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Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau Have a Beef. Or Do They?

The PGA Tour stars have been sniping at each other since 2019, but the click-clack of DeChambeau’s golf spikes really set Koepka off last weekend. We have a suggestion for how to settle things.

#dechambeau-bryson, #golf, #koepka-brooks

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Trump’s Criminal Investigation Into His Finances

“Witch Hunt,” meet grand jury.

#federal-taxes-us, #golf, #james-letitia, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pence-mike, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Phil Mickelson Wins the P.G.A. Championship

Mickelson, who will turn 51 next month, became the oldest winner of a major golf tournament.

#golf, #kiawah-island-sc, #koepka-brooks, #mickelson-phil, #oosthuizen-louis, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc

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Phil Mickelson Leads P.G.A. Championship After Third Round

Mickelson has a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka entering the final round of the P.G.A. Championship, where he is bidding to become the oldest man to win a major.

#golf, #koepka-brooks, #mickelson-phil, #oosthuizen-louis, #pga-championship

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Phil Mickelson’s P.G.A. Numbers: 50 Years and One More Day

Mickelson has a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka entering the final round of the P.G.A. Championship, where he is bidding to become the oldest man to win a major.

#golf, #koepka-brooks, #mickelson-phil, #oosthuizen-louis, #pga-championship

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Rory McIlroy Wants A Second P.G.A. Championship on Kiawah Island

His world ranking dropped to as low as 13th this spring. But coming off a victory, McIlroy has returned to the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, where he ran away with the P.G.A. Championship in 2012.

#content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #kiawah-island-golf-resort, #mcilroy-rory, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc

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The Ocean Course, Long Absent From Golf’s Spotlight, Is Back

The masterpiece on Kiawah Island, designed by Pete and Alice Dye to be as challenging as it is breathtaking, has not been the site of a major tournament in almost a decade.

#dye-alice-1927-2019, #dye-pete, #golf, #kiawah-island-sc, #pga-championship

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A Curious Golfer, a Lawn Mower and a Thousand Hours in Lockdown

During the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Powell became obsessed with his Welsh town’s golf course, long lost to time and the land. Then he rebuilt it, to play for a single day.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #mackenzie-alister-1870-1934, #rhayader-wales, #rhayader-golf-links, #wales

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Tokyo Olympics: Schedule, Sports and Details

The opening ceremony will be held July 23, with gymnastics, swimming and other sports beginning soon after.

#baseball, #basketball, #golf, #gymnastics, #olympic-games-2020, #soccer, #softball, #swimming, #television, #track-and-field

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Lydia Ko Is Winning on the L.P.G.A. Tour Again

Sean Foley, who coached Tiger Woods for four years, has helped Ko, a former world No. 1, connect her body with her mind. She’s playing her best golf in years.

#content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #ko-lydia, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #united-states-womens-open-golf, #womens-pga-championship-golf

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Hideki Matsuyama is Golf’s Quiet Superstar

Shy, intense and obsessive about his golf game, Hideki Matsuyama has been quietly working toward his elite place in the sport for the past several years.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #japan, #masters-golf-tournament, #matsuyama-hideki, #pga-tour-inc, #privacy

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A Push to Move the Golf Course Atop a Native American ‘Stonehenge’

Historians hoping to preserve the ancient Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio, as a UNESCO World Heritage site face a problem: the golf club that leases the property.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #country-clubs, #eminent-domain, #golf, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hopewell, #interior-department, #moundbuilders-country-club, #native-americans, #newark-ohio, #ohio-history-connection-nonprofit, #supreme-courts-state, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #world-heritage-sites

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Ready or Not, Hideki Matsuyama Is Now a National Hero in Japan

By winning the Masters, the publicity-shy golfer will face a news media spotlight that trails every move of Japanese athletes abroad.

#augusta-ga, #golf, #japan, #masters-golf-tournament, #matsuyama-hideki, #professional-golfers-assn

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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan Is the First Asian-Born Winner of the Masters

Matsuyama led the final round from start to finish at Augusta National, becoming the first Asian-born man to win the Masters.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #japan, #masters-golf-tournament, #matsuyama-hideki, #schauffele-xander-1993, #will-zalatoris

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Hideki Matsuyama Charges Into the Lead at the Masters

After a 78-minute rain delay, the golf course was far more forgiving with significantly slower greens, and Matsuyama will head into Sunday’s final round with a four-stroke lead.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #conners-corey-1992, #golf, #harman-brian-1987, #leishman-marc, #masters-golf-tournament, #matsuyama-hideki, #rose-justin, #schauffele-xander-1993, #spieth-jordan, #woods-tiger

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A Hole in One Pushes Corey Conners Up the Masters Leaderboard

The shot by the Canadian golfer was the sixth hole in one on No. 6 in tournament history.

#augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #canada, #conners-corey-1992, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #morikawa-collin-1997

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Scenes From the First Rounds of the Masters

Our staff photographer Doug Mills brings us an inside look at Augusta National.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #georgia, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #photography

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The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National

Experts say $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches are not just about hospitality. Instead, they are a low-cost way to cultivate one of the biggest brands in American sports.

#augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #local-food, #masters-golf-tournament, #payne-billy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sandwiches, #stadiums-and-arenas

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Why Didn’t Tiger Woods Get a Speeding Ticket?

Woods’s crash raised questions about how law enforcement officers treated his case.

#drunken-and-reckless-driving, #golf, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #masters-golf-tournament, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #tests-sobriety, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woods-tiger

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For Masters Second-Timers, a Chance at a More Normal Augusta National

The greens are firm and fast. Spectators are back. The course is blush with azaleas, not autumn’s colors. For young players, this tournament is an opportunity for a more traditional Masters experience.

#ancer-abraham-1991, #augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #mickelson-phil, #pga-championship, #rahm-jon-1994, #watson-bubba, #zoeller-fuzzy

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How to Grip a Putter: 9 Ways the Pros Use

The claw. The two thumbs. The alternative reverse overlap. Every golfer at this week’s Masters Tournament has a preferred way to putt and a reason for doing it.

#dechambeau-bryson, #golf, #koepka-brooks, #masters-golf-tournament, #mickelson-phil, #rose-justin, #scott-adam-1980, #spieth-jordan, #wallace-matthew-1990, #westwood-lee, #woods-tiger

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The Masters Is Business as Usual as Georgia Faces a Political Onslaught

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the Atlanta area, but Georgia’s most cherished sporting event remains firmly rooted in the state.

#augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #baseball, #black-people, #elder-lee, #georgia, #golf, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #masters-golf-tournament, #morikawa-collin-1997, #player-gary, #relocation-of-business, #rubio-marco, #southern-states-us

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Tiger Woods ‘In Decent Spirits,’ His Closest Golf Buddies Say

Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and other golfers who live near Woods in Jupiter, Fla., have visited regularly as he recovers from his serious car crash.

#augusta-ga, #golf, #jupiter-fla, #koepka-brooks, #masters-golf-tournament, #mcilroy-rory, #pga-tour-inc, #thomas-justin-1993, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woods-tiger

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Without Tiger Woods, the 2021 Masters Leaderboard Is Wide Open

As Augusta National faces life without Woods, possibly even beyond this year, several young golfers look ready to usher in a new era.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #cbs-corporation, #dechambeau-bryson, #golf, #im-sungjae, #masters-golf-tournament, #morikawa-collin-1997, #pga-tour-inc, #rahm-jon-1994, #spieth-jordan, #thomas-justin-1993, #woods-tiger

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Tiger Woods Update: Sheriff Says Crash Investigation Is Done

Alex Villanueva, the sheriff of Los Angeles County, said that the authorities would need Woods’s permission to release the results of the investigation.

#golf, #los-angeles-county-calif, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woods-tiger

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Golf Balls and Pickleballs Are Having a Love Affair

Golf communities around the world are looking for more ways to attract young people by offering a wider range of activities. Pickleball is only one.

#bahama-islands, #discovery-land-co, #golf, #kiawah-island-sc, #meldman-mike, #pickleball-sport, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reynolds-lake-oconee, #southworth-development, #sullivan-paul, #travel-and-vacations

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Golf Homeownership Is Heating Up, Even Where You’d Least Expect it

After a brief lull, golf course communities are on the highly desired list for many people — golfers or not.

#algarve-portugal, #bend-ore, #golf, #luxury-goods-and-services, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sothebys-international-realty

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Tiger Woods Has Gone Home From the Hospital

Woods was hospitalized three weeks ago in Los Angeles after a car crash that left him with severe injuries to his right leg.

#golf, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woods-tiger

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Will Newbies Keep Playing Tennis and Golf Now That Other Sports Are Back?

Recreational athletes flocked to accessible and safely distanced sports. Leaders in golf and tennis — both of which have had massive public investment — want to sustain their pandemic booms.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #golf, #national-golf-foundation, #shutdowns-institutional, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

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Arnold Palmer’s Legacy Hints at What Tiger Woods Might Leave Behind

The link between the two golf legends feels stronger than ever, and players at the Arnold Palmer Invitational can’t help but make the connection.

#arnold-palmer-invitational-golf, #golf, #palmer-arnold, #pga-tour-inc, #saunders-sam-1987, #woods-tiger

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Spieth and Fowler: Golf Prodigies Seek a Way Back From the Wilderness

Not so long ago Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were ascending PGA Tour stars. Now they feel each other’s pain and trade notes. Can they get their grooves back?

#arnold-palmer-invitational-golf, #fowler-rickie, #golf, #pga-tour-inc, #spieth-jordan

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Tiger Woods and Another Terrible Turn of Fate

It is easy to cling to memories of Tiger Woods at his peaks, but his vulnerability tells as much, if not more, about his powerful hold on sport and culture.

#black-people, #california, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #race-and-ethnicity, #woods-tiger

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Golf Without Tiger Woods? His Fellow Players Can Barely Imagine

Woods, 45, has been sidelined before as he recovered from various ailments. But this time, after a car crash that left him with serious leg injuries, feels different.

#florida, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #mcilroy-rory, #pga-championship, #pga-tour-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woods-tiger

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Will Tiger Woods Play Golf Again? Doctors Predict a Difficult Recovery

He risks infections, bones that do not heal, and foot and ankle injuries that impede walking. His ability to play pro golf again is in question.

#ankles-body-part, #bones, #golf, #infections, #legs, #muscles, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #woods-tiger

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What We Know About Tiger Woods’ Car Accident

Woods was said to have been driving at a “greater speed than normal” when his S.U.V. went over a median strip and rolled over several times.

#golf, #los-angeles-county-calif, #masters-golf-tournament, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woods-tiger

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Tiger Woods Injured in Serious Car Accident

The greatest golfer of his generation sustained leg injuries that, along with a back surgery in January, could raise questions about the future of his career.

#golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #pga-tour-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woods-tiger

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Remastered images reveal how far Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the Moon

This image consists of six photographs taken from the Apollo 14 Lunar Module, enhanced and stitched into a single panorama to show the landing scene, along with the location from where Alan Shepard hit two golf balls. Both astronaut's PLSS' (life-support backpacks) can also be seen at left.

Enlarge / This image consists of six photographs taken from the Apollo 14 Lunar Module, enhanced and stitched into a single panorama to show the landing scene, along with the location from where Alan Shepard hit two golf balls. Both astronaut’s PLSS’ (life-support backpacks) can also be seen at left. (credit: NASA / JSC / ASU / Andy Saunders)

Fifty years ago this week, NASA astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. made space history when he took a few golf swings on the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission, successfully hitting two golf balls across the lunar surface. Space enthusiasts have debated for decades just how far that second ball traveled. It seems we now have an answer, thanks to the efforts of imaging specialist Andy Saunders, who digitally enhanced archival images from that mission and used them to estimate the final resting spots of the golf balls.

Saunders, who has been working with the United States Golf Association (USGA) to commemorate Shepard’s historical feat, announced his findings in a Twitter thread. Saunders concluded that the first golf ball Shepard hit traveled roughly 24 yards, while the second golf ball traveled 40 yards.

Shepard’s fondness for cheeky irreverence had popped up occasionally during his successful pre-NASA naval career, most notably when he was a test pilot at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. He was nearly court-martialed for looping the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during a test flight, but fortunately, his superiors intervened. When President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1959, Shepard was selected as one of the seven Mercury astronauts. (The others were Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, and Deke Slayton.)

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#alan-shepard, #apollo-14, #golf, #moon, #nasa-history, #physics, #science, #space

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For Elite Golfers, Money Talks

Sponsors have long paid players to compete in tournaments, but that money has become more important to get players to travel during the pandemic.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #golf, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #spence-craig-1974

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Trump Financial Disclosure Reveals a Business Upended by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Revenues for the Trump Organization fell nearly 38 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus took a steep toll on the hospitality industry. Mar-a-Lago was a bright spot.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #golf, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #morgan-lewisbockius, #pga-championship, #presidential-election-of-2020, #professional-golfers-assn, #real-estate-commercial, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #turnberry-scotland-golf-resort, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tiger Woods Announces He Had a Fifth Back Operation

Woods, 45, expects to miss at least the first two months of the year on the PGA Tour.

#golf, #pga-tour-inc, #woods-tiger

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Removing the Name ‘Trump’ Won’t Save a Golf Course in the South Bronx

As New York City moves to void its contracts with Trump Organization properties, one of them stands out as a problem no matter what name is on the sign.

#bronx-nyc, #golf, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Golf Club Loses 2022 P.G.A. Championship

The golf major had been scheduled to be played at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., in May 2022.

#bedminster-nj, #golf, #pga-championship, #professional-golfers-assn, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-national-golf-club-bedminster-nj, #trump-donald-j

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Rumored Trump Trip to Scottish Golf Course Ruled Out of Bounds

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has shot down a supposed plan for the president to pass the Biden inauguration at his Turnberry links.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #glasgow-prestwick-airport, #golf, #presidential-election-of-2020, #scotland, #sturgeon-nicola, #trump-donald-j

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Tiger Woods Mixes Golf and Family Once Again

Normally Woods tries to keep his private life separate from his career, but playing with his son Charlie in the PNC Championship was an emotional father-son bonding moment.

#charlie-woods, #golf, #lacava-joe, #pga-tour-inc, #sorenstam-annika, #woods-tiger

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Watching Tiger Woods Play an Often-Hidden Role: Dad

Watching Woods and his son, Charlie, on the golf course offers a rare window into a side of Woods fans never see: dad.

#golf, #lacava-joe, #masters-golf-tournament, #orlando-fla, #parenting, #woods-tiger

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US Women’s Open: A Lim Kim Wins American Debut

The South Korean golfer scanned anxious texts from home while waiting for challengers to finish the rain-delayed final round of the major championship.

#golf, #jutanugarn-moriya, #ko-jin-young-1995, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #olson-amy-1992, #park-inbee, #shibuno-hinako-1998, #united-states-womens-open-golf

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At the U.S. Women’s Open, a Love Story

They met playing against each other in rec league hockey. Now Alena Sharp and her caddie, Sarah Bowman, are honeymooning on the golf course.

#arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #bowman-sarah-caddy, #content-type-personal-profile, #golf, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sharp-alena-1981, #united-states-womens-open-golf

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Groups Trying to Open Golf to Young People Are Struggling Themselves

Even as more young men and women in need want to play, the pandemic has made it more difficult for nonprofits to raise money.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #first-tee, #golf, #national-golf-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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