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Hideki Matsuyama beats Rickie Fowler in Phoenix Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the green and into the water, Fowler pulled a 5-wood into the lake on the fourth hole of a playoff to...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stewart Cink “Cinks” impressive 94-foot putt

OK, so, this is crazy. Stewart Cink sank a 94-foot putt on the Georgia Tech basketball court to win $25,000 for a student. Cink, who memorably defeated an aging but charging Tom Watson to win the 2009 Open Championship, made this putt look easy. It never even deviated off line and to do it on the slick, hard wood floor is even more impressive. What are some of your craziest off...
Via The GP Golf Report
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Esteban Toledo bests Billy Andrade in Champions tour playoff

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Esteban Toledo parred the third playoff hole Sunday to win the Allianz Championship over Billy Andrade on a cold, windy day at Broken Sound Club. Toledo made a 4-foot par putt after Andrade's 5-foot par try lipped out on the par-4 17th hole. Three of Toledo's four PGA Tour Champions titles have come in playoffs. Toledo (67) and Andrade (68) finished at 11...
Via Associated Press
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Danny Lee takes Phoenix Open lead in front of record crowd

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Danny Lee took the lead Saturday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in front of the largest crowd in golf history.With an estimated 201,003 fans packing TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course, Lee shot a 4-under 67 to move three strokes ahead of Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama.The previous largest crowd at the Stadium Course was 189,722 in 2014. The tournament...
Via Associated Press
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Rickie Fowler taunted by fans over his ex-girlfriend

Were fans at the Waste Management Phoenix Open taunting Rickie Fowler with chants of “Team Alexis” on Saturday? It sure seems that was the case. When Fowler stepped to tee off on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale Saturday, he was met with chants of “Team Alexis" from the rowdy fans. Alexis is almost certainly a reference to model Alexis Randock, whom Fowler began dating in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson loudly booed after critical comments on Phoenix Open changes

Golf fans aren’t exactly known as a boisterous bunch, but the folks at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale certainly break that mold. The crowd on the 16th hole are particularly notorious for being a rowdy bunch. Oftentimes that reputation comes from poking fun at players or booing those who can’t hit the green on the short par-3 hole. Something was different on Thursday...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy zip-lines through Dubai skyline

See you on the other side @xdubai A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on Feb 2, 2016 at 5:15am PST Rory McIlroy has had a heck of a career winning four major championships but he also injured his ankle playing soccer which caused him to miss last year’s Open Championship. But that’s not stopping McIlroy from doing something dangerous. He decided to go zip-lining...
Via The GP Golf Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Stewart Cink sinks full-court putt at GT basketball game

When a college student nails a half-court shot for a $10,000 tuition scholarship, it’s a pretty awesome sight. What happened Tuesday night at Georgia Tech’s basketball game against Duke, however, has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. PGA golfer Stewart Cink was in attendance at his Alma Mater for the game and he was given a chance to win $25,000 for a charity...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Rory McIlroy still hopes to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods in major

Despite the perception that it is extremely unlikely to ever occur at this point, Rory McIlroy said he still hopes to one day go head-to-head with Tiger Woods on the final day of major with the championship up for grabs, something that has never happened. “Hopefully if he can get healthy, I would still love to have a crack at him down the stretch in a major,” he said ahead of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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WATCH: Jang hits first par-4 ace in LPGA history

We’ve seen some amazing shots in golf but what happened at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic was legendary as Ha Na Jang hit the first Albatross in LPGA Tour history over the weekend.   On a driveable par-4, Jang pulled out a 3-wood and went to work. The ball soared in the air and rolled straight to cup like a heat seeking missle and her celebration was priceless as she kissed...
Via The GP Golf Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Torrey Pines dealing with 'devastating' storm damage

Play was suspended Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open due to inclement weather at Torrey Pines, and those who have seen the condition of the course understand why. San Diego city golf manager Mark Marney said on Monday morning that approximately 20 trees fell on the North and South courses at Torrey Pines from Sunday into early Monday. At least two of the trees were prized Torrey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson calls 17-year old Ryan Ruffels sharing details of bet “high school stuff”

Phil Mickelson is one of the most popular golfers in the world, and is also one of the most giving to those up-and-coming golfers out there. He is often seen playing practice rounds with young golfers and giving advice to those looking to break in to the PGA Tour. Sometimes Mickelson is playing those practice rounds with some side bets going on, like any hack during a weekend round...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Screengrab Snafu: ESPN needs to brush up on who Jordan Spieth is

Jordan Spieth is golf’s newest American star and burst onto the scene in 2015 by winning the Masters, US Open, Tour Championship, and being named player of the year.  Oh, he’s also risen all the way through the ranks to be #1 in the world. But there still might be a ways to go before he becomes a true sporting superstar back home.  I don’t remember this ever happening to...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfer says PGA altered his head shot to hide curly hair

Thomas Pieters has long, somewhat curly hair, and the PGA Tour apparently doesn’t approve of it. Pieters, a 23-year-old golfer from Belgium who won twice on the European Tour last year, noticed earlier this week that there is something about his official PGA headshot that doesn’t quite look authentic. Guess the PGA Tour doesn't like my curly hair, so they gave me a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Nantz hopes to broadcast Masters through 2036

We may be hearing Jim Nantz’s regular “Hello, friends” for some time yet, as the prolific and veteran CBS broadcaster told Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch he hopes to keep broadcasting through the 2036 Masters. What makes that 2036 date so special for Nantz, who’d be 76 then? Well, his first Masters was the 50th, in 1986. 2036 would mark the event’s 100th anniversary...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth’s drive hits fan in backside, stays out of water hazard

Jordan Spieth’s drive off the ninth tee Friday during the second round of the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship stayed dry, but that was only after he got an assist from an unsuspecting fan. Spieth pulled his drive on the hole so bad that it hit right off a fan’s backside and stayed out of the water. The fortunate break for Spieth — and unfortunate one...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson loses $5,000 bet to 17-year-old Australian golfer

Phil Mickelson bit off a little more than he could chew when he made a practice round bet with 17-year-old Ryan Ruffels, who was an amateur at the time. Ruffels just turned professional this week and is regarded as the “next big thing” for golf in Australia. Ruffels told the Sydney Morning Herald the time Mickelson tried to persuade him to remain an amateur and go to his alma...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Woods receives nice message from Nicklaus on birthday

Tiger Woods turned 40 years old Wednesday. Jack Nicklaus took notice. Woods, who has been compared to Nicklaus throughout his illustrious golf career, received an inspirational birthday message from “The Golden Bear” on Twitter. “Happy Birthday @tigerwoods! Just remember that 40 is the new 30. I had one of the greatest years of my life when… —...
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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