Month: July 2018

All praise to Francesco Molinari. He faced down a difficult course, ridiculous wind, and an unbelievable field to play beautiful golf and win the claret jug. His entire back nine—but especially the birdie on 18 that thrust the dagger in the heart of the field—was the stuff of a champion. Moreover, he’s a worthy champion.
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You say you can drive it 300 yards, but the last time you did it the hole was downhill, downwind and the ball caromed off the cartpath. You say you shoot in the low 80s, but you haven’t carded an 85 or better without two mulligans and a few generous gimme putts in about four
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As technology improved in drivers, heads got bigger. More volume meant more technology to help you hit it farther and straighter. But with today’s irons, it’s sort of the opposite. The goal is to fit springlike face technology into a smaller, more attractive package. “The smaller you get, the more difficult it is,” says Paul
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When you’re done cycling through the typical phases of a golfer’s mental state after hitting one in deeper rough—from disappointment to anger to anguish to finally, resignation—give yourself a healthy slap in the face (glove hand, preferred) and cue the internal “Raiders of the Lost Ark” theme song. You’ve got this. Not only are you
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When it mattered the most—over 36 holes of weekend major championship pressure—Francesco Molinari didn’t make a mistake. Not only did the 35-year-old Italian go bogey-free for the weekend, he also played exquisitely on Sunday in what was unquestionably the toughest pairing at Carnoustie. Whether playing partner Tiger Woods was surging or struggling—and the waves each
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Sunday has arrived at the Open Championship, and, frankly, we’re hardly any clearer as to who will be called “Champion Golfer of the Year” before sunset than we were three days earlier. Jordan Spieth, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele start the final round at Carnoustie tied for the lead at nine under, but nine rivals
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ABOUT It’s summertime, the kids are out of school, and golf courses are lush and green. What a perfect time for juniors to learn the game—and have fun doing it! For the first time ever, Golf Digest is offering an instructional video series tailored specifically to junior golfers. Join Travis Fulton, a Golf Digest Best
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