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The Fringe: Michelle Wie's sole affection; Luke Donald gets ripped

The Fringe: Michelle Wie would use a $1 million bonus to buy shoes; Luke Donald gets ripped
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald goes back to his old swing coach

SHANGHAI (AP) Luke Donald has gone back to his old swing coach with no regrets from having tried something new. Donald had spent just over a year working with Chuck Cook when he decided a few months ago that it wasn't working. More than a search for more length, Donald was trying to get his shoulders more open to consistently have the club more square at impact. Whatever he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Peak Performance: Man Hits Shot Off Top Of Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest walkable mountain, standing at 19,336 feet high. It typically takes seven to 10 days to climb, making it quite the trek to reach the peak. Once you do, though, it’s an incredible view — and the perfect tee box. One man made the journey up the mountain with a golf club in hand, and upon arriving at the top, he hit the longest shot of...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The 9: Tiger And Phil Lead Ryder Cup Task Force & More

Feeling lost on social media?  Want to impress and amaze your friends?  Back9Network’s got you covered.  Each day on “The Turn,” we recap the 9 stories you need to know.  Be sure to catch “The Turn” airing weekdays at noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST on Back9Network — DIRECTV channel 262. 1. Golf Inc. Magazine Releases ‘Most Powerful People In Golf’ List The CEO...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf Treasures: Giant Ryder Cup Ball Painted By Luke Donald

The 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah will go down as one of the most historic in the event’s history as a huge Sunday comeback by the Europeans capped off the team’s second-straight victory. Luke Donald helped lead the charge on Sunday, sealing the first of 8 1/2 points that day with a win over Bubba Watson. Prior to assisting his team in retaining the cup, however, Donald used one...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf Treasures: Episode 3 Preview

Phil Gibbs is a major history buff and colorful personality. At his home the boys from Green Jacket Auctions find everything from antique gutty ball molds, rare hickory clubs to a one-of-a-kind Ryder Cup golf ball statue painted by Luke Donald and signed by the entire European team. Phil’s a big jokester, but don’t let his kidding around fool you, when it comes to negotiating...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

FootJoy’s Contour Series Makes It Easy To Be Comfortable Anywhere

Comfort is vital for a golfer. From the hat to the shirt, clubs, pants and socks, to be comfortable is to be ready to play your best. FootJoy, of course, has made a living making sure golfers’ feet have been taken care of for years. In fact, comfort is so key to the folks at FootJoy that they’re confident you can be comfortable in any situation — even when playing alongside...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Europe Retains the Ryder Cup

The golf action might still be going on as of the time of this writing, but the European Team has all but earned the required 14 points to retain the Ryder Cup. Jamie Donaldson of the Euro team halved hole no. 14 with opponent Keegan Bradley to guarantee a half-point in his match, which was all his team needed to keep the cup. Donaldson later made things official on the very next...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Reed ‘Shushes’ Fans After Being Heckled

Patrick Reed has had a controversial year in 2014. After stating that he feels he was one of the top five players in the world earlier this year, the U.S. Ryder Cup team rookie may have more enemies than friends when it comes to golf fans. That was never more clear Sunday with what Reed experienced on the first tee of his singles match against Henrik Stenson. The folks at Golf...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

O Captain! Ryder Cup Captains Can Make A Difference

Much is made of the role of the Ryder Cup captains, but how important a part do they really play?   Many will argue that when you have 12 of the best golfers in the world under your command then surely all you have to do is put their names in a hat, pull them out in pairs and tell them to go out and wipe the floor with the opposition.   If only it were that easy.   While a...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lost In Translation: How To Decipher What The Scottish Are Saying

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — This being Scotland, the sound of bagpipes never seems to be far away. Was there ever a more miserable, wretched musical instrument? I am from Scotland, and even I hate the sound of the thing. What you can’t deny, though, is that it is intrinsically Scottish. And the same can be said for the vast majority of the gallery here at Gleneagles. You will no...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering the ‘Draw in the Dunes’ at the 1969 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup matches are rich in history and legend, dating back to the days when the matches included only the United States and Great Britain. While there have been many memorable finishes at the Ryder Cup over the years, what happened at the 1969 Ryder Cup might be the most unique. In his new book “Draw in the Dunes,” author and golf blogger Neil Sagebiel provides a stunning...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Spectators Paying The Price For Attending Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — You think I’ve got an easy life covering this Ryder Cup, but it’s hard work you know. I have been doing some research on your behalf. First of all, I think I know where the vast majority of the 45,000 spectators have gone. I decided to go for lunch in what is laughingly known as “The Spectator Village.” On this side of the pond, we think of villages...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Show Me The Money: Ryder Cup Has Become Golf’s Biggest Event

Not so long ago, you couldn’t give away a Ryder Cup ticket. Sponsorships and hospitality packages? Not a chance. But that’s a far cry from today’s competition, which attracts millions of spectators, huge television audiences and mind-boggling sums of money. The Ryder Cup is now the biggest golf tournament on the planet. During the 1970s, the USA routinely handed out thrashings...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tournament Hole Of The Week: Ryder Cup

2014 PGA Championship Hole of the Day:Valhalla’s 3rd | Valhalla’s 7th | Valhalla’s 13th | Valhalla’s 18th 2014 Open Championship Hole of the Day:Royal Liverpool’s 1st | Royal Liverpool’s 5th | Royal Liverpool’s 14th | Royal Liverpool’s 18th 2014 U.S. Open Hole of the Day:Pinehurst No. 2′s 5th | Pinehurst No. 2′s 8th | Pinehurst No. 2′s 9th|...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup By The Numbers: More Than 15 Miles of Rope and More

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Getting into Gleneagles is a feat. We are talking about a magnificent venue serviced by a road network that is designed to carry a handful of cars every week, not the vast numbers who want to see the greatest golf show on earth. Most spectators are arriving by special coaches – and woe betide those who miss the return journey to their hotel when play is...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup Ticket Prices Soaring On Secondary Market

Want to go to the 2014 Ryder Cup this week? Chances are you’ll need to max out a couple credit cards to do so. According to a report by the London Telegraph, Ryder Cup tickets were being sold for as much as $1,640 on various secondary ticketing websites. This was all being done despite a recent decision by tournament officials to bar any non-direct ticket buyers from entering the...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Team Room Is Jaw-Droppingly Awesome

Playing in the Ryder Cup is a huge honor for any golfer who’s given the opportunity to do so. Representing your homeland in competition is something every player dreams of, and that’s without taking into account the awesome benefits, as well. Along with attending the Ryder Cup gala, receiving the best gear, and being cheered on by thousands of insane fans, the team rooms for...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Wore Velvet Best: Team Europe Or Pop Stars?

If you’ve been to a fashion show lately, or tuned in for the Grammys (same thing?), you’ve likely witnessed the comeback of velvet. And the fabric that’s as smooth as, well, velvet has now entered the golf world. Check out the suits donned by Team Europe at the Ryder Cup Gala Dinner on Wednesday: They’re not just velvet. They’re not just plaid. They’re plaid velvet sportcoats...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Things You Need To Know: Ryder Cup At Gleneagles

Twenty-four of the world’s best golfers are in Scotland this week for the 2014 Ryder Cup on Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary course. It sits in the County of Perth, and the course resides 25 minutes outside the city of Perth. Here are five things you need to know about the event and its surrounding area: Europe has been dominating the U.S.The 12 Americans – led by Phil Mickelson and...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Things You’ll See At The Ryder Cup This Week

The Ryder Cup is by far one of the most unique and exciting sporting events you’ll ever watch on television, let alone in person. Part of its allure to casual golf fans are the little details not commonly seen during regular PGA or European Tour events. Here are a few notable intricacies you’re likely to notice while watching the action from Gleneagles this week. Gimmies, Gimmies...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup Rookies: Dubuisson, Donaldson And Gallacher Debut For Europe

As Ryder Cup week begins, each team has a few players who will be experiencing the sensation of representing their nation for the very first time. The European’s boast a potent roster that includes world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, world No. 3 Sergio Garcia and last year’s FedExCup champions Henrik Stenson among other. It also includes Victor Dubisson, Jamie Donaldson and Stephen Gallacher...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweek In Review: The Week’s Best Tweets

The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was. 1) “Geared Up” for Gleneagles The countdown has begun!! #RyderCup2014 @UnderArmour pic.twitter.com/7YtDqmd2p8 — Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) September 16, 2014 Packing my new ...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf Manufacturers Showcase Ryder Cup-Inspired Gear

As anticipation builds for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, one thing is clear: we’re not the only ones fired up for this year’s event. From fans to media members, tour pros and the Ryder Cup players themselves, the golf world simply can’t wait for it to begin. Even the game’s equipment and fashion manufacturers are excited. In fact, they’re showing that excitement through...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Crowd Moments In Ryder Cup History

Regardless of where the Ryder Cup takes place, you can rest assured that the spectator gallery will range from a lively group of folks to an absolutely insane crowd of maniacs throughout the week. This year’s contest at Gleneagles is sure to follow that trend as the European Team plays host to the underdog squad from the United States. There have been many memorable crowd reactions...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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