ABOUT Imagine a player who hits bullets off the tee that fly more than 300 yards but only get 30 or 40 feet in the air (so they roll another 40). Yes, such a player exists. His name is Cameron Champ, a California native, now 23, who is starting his rookie season on the PGA
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Sean Foley remembers the first time he saw Cameron Champ swing a club. It was at Foley’s academy in Orlando, and Cameron was about 14. Foley was working with many tour pros at that time, including Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan, but what he saw that day prompted him to call his wife, Kate, and
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ABOUT Whether you’re playing tennis, basketball, soccer or any other physically taxing sport, your cardiovascular conditioning improves as you play. Golf doesn’t really offer that benefit. That’s why we need to get our heart rates up doing something other than swinging a club. But instead of (yawn) jogging on a treadmill or letting your butt
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Life throws you curveballs, the old saw goes, though it does not also note that sometimes they’re hanging curveballs. Maybe it should. Kevin O’Connell got one and took it deep. O’Connell, a re-instated amateur determined to give professional golf a second try, planned on entering European Tour qualifying later this year. Then he won the
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Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the game’s best players. They’re all physically gifted, so it’s often something else—a mental or emotional strength—that sets them apart. Here are a few of those qualities. 1.) A SHORT MEMORYGreat golfers are like great defensive backs in football: When they get burned, they’re
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On Thursday, the Association of Professional Tour Caddies announced the class-action lawsuit that caddies originally against the PGA Tour in 2015 has ended. The crux of the case involved caddies complaining that they were forced to wear bibs displaying tournament sponsors without receiving compensation, along with the threat of expulsion from working on tour if
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My caddie on the LPGA Tour calls me the “Bunker Queen,” so I guess you came to the right place for some tips to get out of the sand. One of my favorite drills teaches you how to use wrist action to produce good bunker shots. I’ll explain that below. Another starts by drawing a
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Johnny Miller was not afraid to take a flamethrower to a field. And though his commentary could be brutal, it was often true. But—despite what his reputation conveyed—Miller was admittedly not infallible. With one error sticking out above the rest. In a retrospective interview with the Golf Channel on Tuesday night coinciding with his retirement
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