ESPN to Air 143rd Open Championship; Includes All-Tiger Channel

As we get ready for the fourth major tournament of the men’s professional golf calendar, ESPN has announced its coverage plans for the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. With Tiger Woods expected to compete in the Open, ESPN will dedicate one complete feed on ESPN3 to the golfer on Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18. Should Woods make the cut for the weekend...
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Paul Azinger: Tiger has become worse in quest to get better

SOUTHPORT, England – Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him. Woods has gone through four swing changes with three coaches during his career, each time saying the objective was to get better. In a conference call for ESPN, Azinger said that in his quest to get better, “I think he’s actually gotten a little bit worse...
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Video: How Wooden Golf Clubs Are Made

Although they’re no longer used (or shouldn’t be used), wooden golf clubs were once the bee’s knees. Before “metal woods” became the more traditionally used clubs in the 1980’s, persimmon woods were the clubs to own.Related Link: Throwback Thursday: The ‘Bertha’ of a LegendWhile we don’t always think about how equipment is made, crafting wooden golf clubs require...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Let Freedom Swing

As we celebrate and honor the sacrifices made by the men and women in our military this Memorial Day, we also look back at what was one of the most incredible images of enduring freedom in recent memory.Chances are if you are reading this website, the game of golf plays a special role in your life. Golf is much more than just a sport or weekend activity for you.Its mention can be...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

From Sea to Shining Sea: One Military Veteran’s Golf Quest

On this Memorial Day, it is important to remember those who have served our country to protect the freedoms we all enjoy every day. With our veterans’ hard work comes a unique perk: the chance to play hundreds of military base golf courses across the nation. For one man, however, these courses marked the beginning of an amazing story about loyalty, commitment and friendship.John...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Gambler: Phil Mickelson Makes Paul Azinger Pay Dearly

Few things are more legendary around PGA Tour circles than Phil Mickelson’s practice round money games. Thanks to 1993 PGA Champion Paul Azinger, we now have one of the best stories about Mickelson taking someone’s money. During an interview on Sirius XM’s “Legends of the Links” radio show, Azinger told the story of one particular practice round match that saw him and...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss


Ahead of the Masters Tournament, apparel companies have been releasing wardrobe scripts for golfers. Players will debut a wide array of on-course fashions in Augusta, from Nike’s bold aesthetic and Puma’s colorful, edgy designs, to more classic and elegant styles from Ralph Lauren RLX and Peter Millar. The tournament also marks the release of a special-edition collection from...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Scott builds a record seven-shot lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Adam Scott matched the lowest 36-hole score at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to take a record seven-shot lead into the weekend. On a tougher and more blustery afternoon at Bay Hill, the Masters champion ran off five birdies in an eight-hole stretch late in the second round Friday. Even with a three-putt bogey on his last hole, Scott had a 4-under 68. He was at 14...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Things You Need to Know About Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed, winner of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday, is not exactly a newcomer to the PGA Tour. The 23-year-old is now a three-time winner on tour and ranked 20th in the world. But his cocky/confident comments to a live TV audience after the triumph sent a lot more people to learn his name. As of this posting, Patrick Reed is No. 2 on Google’s “Hot Searches” list...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Els finally has something go his way in Match Play

Ernie Els hardly ever catches a break at the Match Play Championship. When the first edition was held in 1999 at La Costa, he was trailing Paul Azinger going to the 18th hole when his tee shot caught the worst of lies in the rough. And it didn't get much better after that. He lost in the second round a year later to Bob Estes by missing a 4-foot putt on the last hole. He once...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 7, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men's Saint Louis at URI -- CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Tennessee at LSU -- ESPN, 7 p.m. Baylor at Iowa State -- ESPN2, 7 p.m. Georgia tech at Duke -- ESPNU, 7 p.m. Kansas State at TCU -- Big 12 Network, 8 p.m. North Carolina State at Notre Dame -- ACC Network, 9 p.m. Syracuse at Virginia Tech -- ACC Network, 9 p.m. Cincinnati...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Watson's plan to reclaim Ryder Cup

On this side of the pond, it's known as "bottle." On the western side of the Atlantic, it's called "heart." That's what Tom Watson wants to see when he brings his U.S. Ryder Cup team back to Gleneagles next year in a bid to capture the elusive Ryder Cup. At 64, Watson never has known defeat in the biennial matches against Europe's top pros. He...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Henrik Stenson Donates $25,000 of Deutsche Bank Championship Winnings to One Fund

The PGA Tour was in Boston over the weekend, and the eventual winner of the latest tour playoff tournament did something that will surely make Bostonians proud. Deutsche Bank Championship winner Henrik Stenson reportedly donated $25,000 of his weekend winnings to the One Fund to help victims and families of April’s attacks on the Boston Marathon. Golfer and analyst Paul Azinger...
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

5 best closing rounds in the PGA Championship

Even as golf embarks on the final major of the year at the PGA Championship, still fresh in the mind is the closing round Phil Mickelson put together at Muirfield to win the British Open. He birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66, the best round of the day in demanding conditions. It matched the low round of the week and was 7.5 shots better than the average score that...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

5 best to make PGA Championship their 1st major

The list of best players to have never won a major seems to get longer every year. And it becomes more meaningful at the PGA Championship, the final chance of the year for these players to stop answering questions about when they will win a Grand Slam even. Lee Westwood and Luke Donald share the distinction of being the only players to be No. 1 in the world without ever having won...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Unknown from India dazzles at Open

On a day when some of the world's best golfers found plenty to complain about at Muirfield, an Indian-born golfer whose name I promise you've never heard played the round of his life and, for a time, found himself atop the Open Championship leaderboard on Thursday. Shiv Kapur birdied six of his first seven holes to put himself alone in first place -- making him the first...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Someone's major gain is often another's loss

Paul Azinger leaned against the railing around the 18th green at Muirfield, where 13 players have won the silver claret jug since the British Open first came to a links course known as the fairest of them all. It sure didn't feel that way to Azinger. Muirfield is where Nick Faldo won his first major championship by making 18 pars in the final round in 1987. It would not have...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Woods, McIlroy prep for Muirfield

From behind the 18th green, Paul Azinger stared out at a golf course where he nearly won a major title, where so many greats of the game have carved their names on the claret jug. Sure, it's a classic links layout - right by the sea, filled with inexplicable humps in the fairways, terrifying bunkers stuck in the strangest of spots and knee-high grass ready to punish a wayward...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Faldo to take last walk at Muirfield

The toughest question for any world-class golfer is to pick his favorite course. It turned out to be easy for Nick Faldo once he set some parameters. The six-time major champion was filming a promotional spot for Glenmorangie earlier this year when he was asked to name his favorite course and why. Faldo found himself wanting a little bit of everything, from the towering pines of...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Faldo to take one last walk at Muirfield

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The toughest question for any world-class golfer is to pick his favorite course in the world. It turned out to be easy for Nick Faldo once he set some parameters. The six-time major champion was filming a promotional spot for Glenmorangie earlier this year when he was asked to name his favorite course and why. Faldo found himself...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Coverage of the U.S. Open

ESPN is preparing for its coverage of next week’s U.S. Open. ESPN will televise the first two rounds of the tournament from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday, June 13-14. Chris Berman will host the television coverage.  Mike Tirico and Paul Azinger will handle the call from the 18th green.  The rest of
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June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Wilbon Calls Out Paul Azinger, Azinger Says “Who?”

We haven’t gotten around to watching today’s episode of Pardon The Interruption yet, but apparently Michael Wilbon said not-so-nice things about Paul Azinger (if we had to guess, the words “Tiger”, “Sergio”, “gutless”, “clown”, and “fraud” were probably involved) — and people on Twitter immediately let the Champions Tour golfer know: #bbpBox_336962863518347264...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Augusta's 16th hole aquatic tradition

Paul Azinger was playing a practice round with Mark Calcavecchia and Ken Green in 1988 when the trio arrived at the 16th, a 170-yard, par-3 over a pond that stretches from the tee to a severely sloping green. To spice things up, each anted up $100 to be awarded to whoever could skip the ball across the water - like a flat stone - and onto the putting surface. In the years since...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson gives back a captain's pick for Ryder Cup

Tom Watson is giving back one of his captain's picks for the Ryder Cup. In his first big move since he was appointed United States captain last year, Watson said Wednesday he would take the top nine players off the Ryder Cup standings and select three players as captain's picks. For the last three years, only eight Americans qualified for the team and the captain was given...
Via Fox Sports
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson drops one captain's pick

In his first major decision as US Ryder Cup captain, Tom Watson announced Wednesday that he will relinquish one of his four captain's picks for the 2014 matches at Gleneagles in Scotland. Watson, 63, hinted at a December news conference announcing his captaincy that he would look at changing the selection process, saying that four picks might be too many. "Giving our players...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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