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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Assn. approved a rule Tuesday that outlaws the "anchor putting stroke" that was used by four of the last six major champions. The new rule goes into effect in 2016. ''We strongly believe that this rule...
Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney wound up tied for the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship, minus much separation from the rest of the field. Mickelson hit a shot out-of-bounds on the 15th hole and hit another shot that struck a spectator in the...
Tags: NASCAR, LPGA Tour, Rory McIlroy, Game, IndyCar Series
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- This time, the putt didn't slip past the hole. This time, Adam Scott's world did not crumble around him by the width of a thumbnail. Ernie Els was right. It wasn't just lip service back in July, at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, when he...
Tags: Angel Cabrera, Golf, Masters Tournament, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott
AUGUSTA, Ga. — In the aftermath of Friday's controversial slow-play penalty at the Masters, there were many dueling opinions. We'll go with "Bravo, John Paramor." He is the rules official from England, affectionately (or otherwise) known as Big...
Keegan Bradley, who won the PGA Championship in 2011 to become the first player to win a major while using a belly putter, is tired of people calling him a cheater in the wake of the U.S. Golf Assn. calling for a ban on the putters. "It's been...
Tags: Golf, Keegan Bradley, PGA Tour, Webb Simpson, Sports
Tiger Woods had a good reason for snubbing the Northern Trust Open again this year. It turns out he was playing in the President's Cup. Woods spent Sunday playing golf with President Obama at the Floridian, a secluded club on that state's Treasure...
Saturday's third round of golf in the Northern Trust Open was like the line in the old TV series "Naked City." There were eight million stories at Riviera. Here are three. Barber can cut it Blayne Barber, 69-70-72—211; two under, tied...
Third-round leader Bill Haas is trying to become only the eighth player to win what is now called Northern Trust Open in consecutive years. The first player to do it was Macdonald Smith in 1928-29. The last to do it was Phil Mickelson in 2008-09....
What an autograph-rush weekend it should be at the Northern Trust Open, with headliners such as Phil Mickelson, Bill Haas, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Fred Couples all ... well, making the cut. Never mind the top of the...
Ben Hogan bought the fairway to heaven, Humphrey Bogart no longer stands pickled and perched beneath the sycamore on No. 12 and member Jim Murray isn't around to describe Riviera Country Club, as he once did, as "like a coquettish woman who winks at you...
Incredible things happened in the world of pro golf in 2012. --Bubba Watson won the Masters with a shot on the second playoff hole that only a magician or a contortionist could pull off. --Brendt Snedeker won $11.13 million in one day by taking the...
Golf's rules-making boards, siding with Tiger Woods and others, on Wednesday proposed a change banning the growing use of "belly putting" in the game. Belly putting, also called "anchoring," is a method in which golfers use a long putter whose grip...
Tags: U.S. Open (golf), Golf, Tiger Woods, Mike Davis, Keegan Bradley
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