Month: July 2017

Less than 24 hours after shedding tears of frustration and sadness at Missouri’s Boone Valley G.C., Erica Shepherd was crying again, only this time out of joy. The 16-year-old from Greenwood, Ind., had accomplished a lifelong golf dream by capturing the U.S. Girls’ Junior title, defeating Jennifer Chang in the 36-hole championship match, 3 and
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Machrihanish Golf Club sits by the sea at the bottom of a wildly beautiful and lightly populated peninsula on the ragged west coast of Scotland. With its whistling wind, its remoteness and mist rolling in on its dramatic links land, Machrihanish is a dream course. Which was a good thing for the 40 hickory-golf nuts
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Tiger Woods once seemed invincible before he became the latest and perhaps most powerful proof that no one is. Now, like everyone else, all Woods has is hope. Nevertheless, Woods’ fans had a lot of it coming into 2017. The 14-time major champion, who had just turned 41, had returned to competition after a 15-month
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Virtual golf design met the real thing in mid-July at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin. Brian Silvernail, winner of Golf Digest’s 2016 Armchair Architect contest, spent a weekend consulting with golf architect David McLay Kidd on the site of the resort’s second 18, Mammoth Dunes, now under construction. Silvernail’s winning design, selected last
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Virtual golf design met the real thing in mid-July at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin. Brian Silvernail, winner of Golf Digest’s 2016 Armchair Architect contest, spent a weekend consulting with golf architect David McLay Kidd on the site of the resort’s second 18, Mammoth Dunes, now under construction. Silvernail’s winning design, selected last
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In fall 2011, golf statistician Peter Sanders arrived, briefcase in hand, at a house rented by Zach Johnson in St. Simons Island, Ga. At Johnson’s invitation, Sanders was to show trends and anomalies buried amid Johnson’s 600-plus performance stats measured by the PGA Tour’s ShotLink system. Then, incorporating measures of his own creation—the “secret sauce,”
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From media, fans and fellow players, the golf world is singing the praises of Jordan Spieth’s Open Championship victory at Royal Birkdale. But perhaps the greatest compliment comes from the G.O.A.T. himself, Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear took to Twitter to congratulate Spieth, applauding the 23-year-old for his maturity under pressure. “Spieth’s Open victory was
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