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Arnold Palmer remains honorary starter for Masters

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Report: PGA Tour moving Match Play Championship to Texas

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA Tour is completing plans to bring the Match Play Championship to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016. Three people aware of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Texas-based Dell will be the title sponsor of the World Golf Championship event that features the top 64 players from the world ranking. They spoke on condition of anonymity because...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

AP NewsBreak: PGA Tour to move Match Play to Texas

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The PGA Tour is completing plans to bring the Match Play Championship to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016. Three people aware of the negotiations have told The Associated Press that Texas-based Dell would be the title sponsor of the World Golf Championship event that features the top 64 players from the world ranking. They spoke on condition of anonymity...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Jack Nicklaus will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on March 24. The medal, an expression of appreciation to distinguished citizens and the highest civilian honor delegated by Congress, has been awarded to the likes of Neil Armstrong, Jesse Owens and Rosa Parks. Nicklaus joins Arnold Palmer and Byron Nelson as the only golfers to earn the recognition. The legislation received...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Casper Passes Away At 83

The golf world lost a legend late on Saturday when World Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper passed away. He was 83.  Casper is arguably the most underrated star the PGA Tour has ever seen. Playing during the era of the “big three” — Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player — Casper was just as prolific a winner as those who would receive more fame than he. When talking...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Casper, prolific PGA winner but overshadowed by stars, dies at 83

Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour, who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had work on his heart...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Sifford remembered for his courage as first black PGA member

Charlie Sifford was banned from being a PGA member because of its Caucasian-only clause when he played the Rubber City Open in 1958 at Firestone. He was paired with an 18-year-old amateur from Ohio playing in a PGA Tour event for the first time. That was Jack Nicklaus, who went on to set the modern standard of greatness in golf with 18 majors. He considers what Sifford achieved to...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Golf Loses A Pioneer: Charlie Sifford Passes Away At 92

The golf world lost one of it’s greatest treasures Tuesday when Charlie Sifford passed away. He was 92.  Sifford broke golf’s color barrier in 1961, earning his PGA Tour card after the tour desegregated. Because of this, he was considered golf’s Jackie Robinson. Just two months ago, Sifford became the third golfer — along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer — to be...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

USGA Re-Broadcasting 1962 U.S. Open Documentary On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means families will be brought together to enjoy a feast, watch football, and reunite with one another. Football typically dominates the TV in every household, but who’s to say we can’t watch a little golf instead? It may not be the peak of the PGA Tour season and Thanksgiving doesn’t typically coincide with golf, but the USGA...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

President Obama zings Michael Jordan over MJ’s Charlotte Hornets

President Obama got back at Michael Jordan with a zinger of his own. During an interview with Ahmad Rashad on “Back 9 Network,” MJ was asked to name his dream foursome for golf. His Airness mentioned Arnold Palmer and then President Obama, saying he’d like to golf with the president. But MJ reconsidered his Obama...Read More
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Barack Obama fires back at Michael Jordan

            Your browser does not support iframes. Last week, Michael Jordan said he wouldn’t want to play with President Barack Obama because he’s a “hack” golfer. “I never said he wasn’t a great politician, I just said he was a [expletive] golfer,” Jordan said during an interview with Ahmad Rashad. The president was...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer’s Grandson Among Players To Earn PGA Tour Card

Sam Saunders might not be a household name just yet, but if you ask golfing legend Arnold Palmer, the new PGA Tour rookie has been on his mind for years. After all, Saunders is Arnie’s grandson.   #83944644 / gettyimages.com Saunders, 27, was just one of the 50 players to earn their PGA Tour card over the weekend following the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Finals at TPC Sawgrass...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Grin and Bear It: Cub Has A Blast With A Flagstick

Animals have made a habit of making their way onto golf courses. After all, the course usually runs through their habitat … not the other way around. In this particular occurrence, a young black bear found some serious joy in playing with a flagstick.  Check out the hilarious video below: If I didn’t know any better, I’d probably guess that was a human in a bear suit....
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfers Honor Arnold Palmer On King’s 85th Birthday

The legendary Arnold Palmer celebrates his 85th birthday on Wednesday, and if there were ever any doubt about the impact he’s had on the game, the King is reassured today. Love is pouring in from all over, including from some of his contemporaries – Jay Haas, Tom Watson, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus – who narrated one of Palmer’s favorite poems: The Man Who Thinks He Can...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Reasons We Love Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer turns 85 on Wednesday and since we at the Back9Network simply adore this golf legend, we’re celebrating the King. With most of those years spent in and around the game of golf, there are dozens of reasons to love Arnie. Here are our top 9: His nickname is “The King” – First and foremost, Arnie might have the best nickname in all of sports by being the original...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Web.com Tour: Saunders leads finals opener after another 66

  Sam Saunders shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the Web.com Tour Finals opener. The 27-year-old Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, birdied five of his final seven holes in the second round at Sycamore Hills. Saunders finished 45th on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list. Nos. 26-75 on Web.com money...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer Writes Soyeon Ryu Warm Letter Following Tour Victory

Arnold Palmer writes Soyeon Ryu a nice letter following the golfer's LPGA victory.
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Saunders leads Web.com Tour Finals opener

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Sam Saunders shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the Web.com Tour Finals opener. The 27-year-old Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, birdied five of his final seven holes in the second round at Sycamore Hills. Saunders finished 45th on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list. Nos. 26...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer has pacemaker implant surgery

PITTSBURGH  Arnold Palmer has had a pacemaker implanted to correct an abnormal heartbeat. According to his website, Palmer had successful surgery Monday at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. The 84-year-old Palmer was to remain in the hospital overnight for observation. He is expected to be released on Tuesday. Golf Channel earlier this year produced a three-part documentary called...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Arnold Palmer Undergoes Pacemaker Implant Surgery

Three weeks shy of his 85th birthday, the legendary Arnold Palmer underwent a pacemaker implant surgery on Monday to correct an abnormal heartbeat. The news was announced on his website and Facebook page: Post by Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard.  Earlier this month, the seven-time major winner sat out the Greats of Golf Challenge in Minnesota due to a back...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Palmer sets sights on Wanamaker Trophy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Ryan Palmer would love to get his hands on the Wanamaker Trophy. He knows another guy named Palmer never did. Taking advantage of softer-than-expected greens on the back side, the nondescript Texan shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead at the PGA Championship with Lee Westwood and Kevin Chappell. While one round does not make a champion, someone...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklaus, Palmer and Player put on show in Twin Cities

BLAINE, Minn. -- Three of the greatest golfers ever to play the game took their seats next to each other on Saturday at the 3M Championship. Between the three of them, a total of 159 tour events and an astonishing 34 majors have been won. It's not often these days that Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player get together in the same room. But when they do, such as at Saturday...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Memorable Moments from Greater Hartford Open

With the Travelers Championship teeing off this week just outside of Hartford, Conn., it continues one of the longest running events on the PGA Tour. Here’s a look back at five of the more memorable moments from a tournament long known as the Greater Hartford Open:1) 1956: Arnold Palmer wins his first PGA event in the U.S.Palmer’s victory in the Insurance City Open was his first...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pine Crest Inn: A Piece of Pinehurst History

The Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst, NC has been a golfers’ haven since 1913. General Manager Drew Gross tells us about the inn’s history, its various owners, and a time when Arnold Palmer ran afoul of a sharp-tongued waitress named Shirley!Related Link: Complete 2014 U.S. Open CoverageMore U.S. Open Links:- That One Time Martin Kaymer Skipped Ball Off Pond Into Hole- The Fringe...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Author Q/A: Excellent new book captures heroes, underdogs in golf history

The U.S. Open will dominate your TV viewing this week. But I highly recommend you supplement your golf experience with Bill Fields’ new book, Arnie, Seve and a Fleck of Golf History. All of us in the media room know Fields, a senior editor at Golf World, is one of the best in the business. But his book really hammers it home. It features a collection of Fields’ stories during...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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