2014 Masters: Best Day 4 Style

The great thing about golf majors – the Masters in particular – isn’t just the world’s best players convening in one picturesque location. Or the increased TV time. Or the massive stakes. It’s all of that and the stepped-up game by the apparel companies.Related Links: Best Day 1 Style | Day 2 | Day 3Bigger audiences in person and on TV mean more eyeballs on products...
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Johnson has three-shot lead at HSBC

For 16 holes, Dustin Johnson looked like the player who has won every year since turning pro and has played on two Ryder Cup teams. Starting the third round of the HSBC Champions with a five-shot lead, he blasted his way to 10 birdies and was running away from the field. As for the other two holes, it was a reminder that no lead is safe in his hands. All those birdies were offset...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Golf Sleepers

Yes. Yes, we are going to cover Fantasy Golf. So why not start with a few Fantasy Golf Sleepers. I’ve peeked through and found 6 guys that stick out as players who can significantly improve on their winnings from last year.   Fantasy Golf Sleepers Bud Cauley: “Don’t Call me William” made 21 cuts with 6 top 10 finishes in 2012. 2013 was a nightmare. The Crimson Tide alum...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Masters might consider officials with every group

Rules officials from golf organizations around the world work at the Masters, most of them assigned various parts of the golf course. But it remains the only major championship that doesn't have a rules official walk with every group. Even more peculiar is that the Masters has the smallest field. With only 93 players this year, there were only 31 groups all four days - threesomes...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Wood takes charge at Qatar Masters

Chris Wood carded an 8-under-par 64 to surge into the lead at the Qatar Masters after the third round, taking a three-shot lead over one-time major winner Michael Campbell and two others on Friday. Two shots behind Ryder Cup stars Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer after the second round, Wood quickly moved up the leaderboard with five birdies on the front nine on his way to a 15-under...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaymer, Garcia among four leaders

Ryder Cup stars Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia share a four-way lead in the Qatar Masters, a stroke up after the second round on Thursday. The leaderboard was bunched up in Doha after a day of unusually calm and warm conditions. With Kaymer and Garcia at 9 under par were overnight leader Ricardo Santos and Marcus Fraser. Former US Open champion Michael Campbell was among five...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger takes drop, then drops out

Tiger Woods doesn't miss many cuts in his life, especially as dramatic as the way he missed the cut in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Woods flew home from the Middle East after missing the weekend for incurring a two-stroke penalty for an infraction on the fifth hole, an infraction he didn't even know he committed. Woods carved his drive right of the fifth fairway and found some...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger, Rory open year in spotlight

The 2013 European Tour season might be three tournaments old, but it really kicks off in earnest in the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. The number of big hitters in the field makes this a "proper" golf tournament. Here are Five Things to watch for in Abu Dhabi this week: 1. Tiger vs. Rory Show The oil-rich emirate and HSBC have shelled out a lot of money...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaymer holds on to win at Sun City

Martin Kaymer held on through the final five holes for a 2-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at a rainy Sun City on Sunday, earning the German his first title of 2012 and something else to celebrate alongside a momentous Ryder Cup-retaining putt at Medinah. Kaymer finished with an 8-under 280 ahead of South Africa's Charl Schwartzel in second. Kaymer was twice in trouble...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Baboon Steals Food at Golf Tournament (Video)

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is going down in South Africa this weekend and it doesn't look very safe.  Damn baboon's everywhere.  No literally, baboon's are all over the course and they are stealing workers food.   Check out the video below at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City. Not to often you see something like that go down on a golf course. ...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kaymer to carry lead into final round

Martin Kaymer rolled in a tricky 10-foot par putt on the last to shoot a 2-under 70 and hold a one-stroke lead on Saturday heading into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Europe's Ryder Cup star made three birdies and a bogey on an overcast and breezy day, ensuring low scores were out of reach at the Gary Player Country Club. Louis Oosthuizen (69) is next at 4 under...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawrie leads Kaymer by 1 at Sun City

Paul Lawrie has a chance at an ideal end to a strong comeback year after the Scot's 3-under 69 gave him the halfway lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Friday. Lawrie had just one bogey on another tough day for players on the challenging Gary Player Country Club course and made four birdies for a 4-under-par total of 140. A major champion over a decade ago, Lawrie...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

PGA Tour attracting European stars

The European Tour has no problem producing star players. Keeping them is the challenge. Seven players from Europe's Ryder Cup team are PGA Tour members. Five have made the United States their main residence, and the list is only growing. Martin Kaymer, a former world No. 1 and past PGA Championship winner, announced this week that he's joining the PGA Tour. Lee Westwood...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Martin Kaymer of Germany to join US tour next year

Martin Kaymer of Germany is the latest European star to join the PGA Tour. Kaymer has been eligible to become a U.S. tour member since he won the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010. According to the PGA Tour, five international players will be members next year. In addition to Kaymer, the others are Peter Hanson of Sweden, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium, Ryo Ishikawa of...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Kaymer to join PGA Tour

Martin Kaymer of Germany is the latest European star to join the U.S. PGA Tour. Kaymer has been eligible to become a U.S. tour member since he won the U.S. PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010. According to the tour, five international players will be members next year. In addition to Kaymer, the others are Peter Hanson of Sweden, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium, Ryo Ishikawa...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Bremner's 64 equals course record

Merrick Bremner birdied six of his first nine holes on the way to a course record-equaling 64 Thursday in the opening round of the South African Open. Bremner raced to 8 under and a two-shot lead over Henrik Stenson and Matthew Carvell at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel recovered from a double-bogey five...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Grace aims for home title at South African Open

After winning four times in his breakthrough season on the European Tour, South Africa's Branden Grace can cap it with a title he prizes above all: His home country's national open. Scotland's Richie Ramsay is the only international player to win the historic South African Open in the last decade, making home players Grace, former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Martin Kaymer to play at South African Open

Martin Kaymer of Germany, who holed the putt that retained the Ryder Cup for Europe, will play in the South African Open next month. The former top-ranked player confirmed his participation Wednesday for the Nov. 15-18 event at Serengeti Golf Course near Johannesburg. It will be a first appearance for the 2010 PGA Championship winner at the European Tour tournament, which offers...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Kaymer hopes history repeats in Dunhill

Ryder Cup winner Martin Kaymer hopes to repeat history in the Dunhill Links Championship starting on Thursday. Two years ago, the German followed a Ryder Cup victory by winning at St. Andrews by three strokes, including an approach shot off a road that set up birdie on his final hole. After making the clinching putt for Europe at Medinah on Sunday, he's back with manager Johann...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods costs sports books millions on last hole of Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods cost sports books millions with his play on the final hole of the Ryder Cup on Sunday.The U.S. had already lost the Ryder Cup before Woods began his head-to-head play against Francesco Molinari on the final hole Sunday. Europe was up 14-13 after Martin Kaymer defeated Steve Stricker a hole earlier. Had Woods won 18 to win his match against Molinari, he would have given...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

U.S. Suffers Epic Collapse at 2012 Ryder Cup

What looked like a potential runaway for the Americans turned into a thrilling nail-biter as Europe, playing in memory of Seve Ballesteros, won the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club, 14 ½-13 ½. With the score tied 13-13, the Cup came down to the final two matches, and four players who hadn’t yet won a point. Martin Kaymer made a clutch, six-foot par putt on 18 to defeat...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Plenty of blame to share in epic choke

We need a reason, a theory why the U.S. can have the best golfers in the world but can't win the Ryder Cup. The Americans lost again Sunday, after holding a huge lead. Did U.S. captain Davis Love III screw up the lineup? Do Americans just not care about the Ryder Cup as much as the Europeans do? Is there something about our culture that keeps us from understanding how to play...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup delivers golf's greatest day

This was, simply, the greatest game ever played. Even in a wondrous Olympic year, the Ryder Cup reaffirmed its place as sport's most compelling contest on a crisp Chicago Sunday at Medinah Country Club, when Europe authored the most stunning comeback in the long history of this competition. The record will show that Jose Maria Olazabal's lions matched the US come back of...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Decades-old debt erased in 10 seconds

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist The debt was outstanding for 21 years. It took less than 10 seconds to erase. Martin Kaymer stood 6 feet below the hole on No. 18 at Medinah Country Club with a par putt to keep the Ryder Cup in European hands, much like his countryman, Bernhard Langer, faced at Kiawah Island in 1991. This time, the German poured it in. It...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Europeans Come Back From Six Point Deficit to Shock Americans to Retain Ryder Cup (Video)

MEDINAH, Ill. - Europe has retained the Ryder Cup, completing an improbable comeback from a 4-point deficit. Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial 14th point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker. When Kaymer rolled in the 6-foot putt to clinch the match Sunday, he threw up his arms in triumph and shook his fists. His teammates, surrounding the green, roared and grabbed anyone within...
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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