Month: September 2018

The 300-yard drive, a distance that nearly would have won the first World Long Drive Championship a generation ago, is now commonplace in professional golf. In fact, there are 70 players on the PGA Tour averaging at least 300 yards off the tee this year, five times as many as there were five years ago.
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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Some questions might never be answered: Was Brett Kavanaugh really at the 1982 Kemper Open as his calendars contend? Is Vladimir Putin jealous of Donald Trump’s budding friendship with Kim Jong Un? Will the U.S. Ryder Cup team ever figure out foursomes? After jumping out to a 3-1 lead in the opening
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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France—Finally, FINALLY the opening session of the 42nd Ryder Cup has arrived. And the super-charged atmosphere surrounding the first-tee grandstand provided a pretty amazing setting as the opening four-ball matches began. For those watching in America, in case you decided not to set that alarm for the early AM wake up call (Shame on
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Kevin O’Connell is yet another recovering professional golfer who found an alternate route to golf’s biggest stages by winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday. In an all-North Carolinian final at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, O’Connell defeated Brett Boner, 4 & 3, in the 36-hole final to earn an invitation to play in the Masters
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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France—No one on either of the Ryder Cup teams gathered at Le Golf National for the 42nd playing of golf’s most eagerly eagerly-awaited contest has had as long to think about what is to come later this week as Tyrrell Hatton. As soon as he scored back-to-back victories at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
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Phil Mickelson said on Tuesday he’d “welcome” being partnered with Tiger Woods at this week’s Ryder Cup. But he’s clearly also got his mind on playing against his longtime rival in November’s The Match. And suddenly, he’s not feeling so good about his chances. RELATED: Phil Mickelson is trash-talking Tiger while his golf ball is
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As a captain of two Ryder Cup teams and a player on six others, I’ve learned from hard and happy experience some of the finer points of match-play strategy. Team play is fascinating on two distinct levels. The captain is charged with formulating two-man teams in the foursomes (alternate-shot) and four-balls (best-ball) competitions, and sending
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