Month: December 2018

Mel Reid, a three-time member of the European Solheim Cup team, took to Twitter to announce publicly her sexual orientation. She joined with Athlete Ally, an organization that’s working to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports, and stated that she is gay. Athlete Ally published a Q&A with Reid, who has won six times on
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When Phil Mickelson raced across the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in the third round of the 118th U.S. Open and whacked his ball while it was careening down a slope away from the hole, he crossed through the fourth circle of golf hell. Not only did he change the direction of the
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There are times when we all make this game too complicated. That’s why I started this article with a simple thought: Send it, then hole it. I’m not saying golf is easy, but I find that if you simplify your keys to executing all the main shots, you’ll stop playing golf swing and start playing
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The nightmares suffered at Q-School are too frightful for even the most sadistic of “American Horror Story” episodes. While some players are able to escape from such hell—including Cody Blick, who bounced back from having his clubs stolen to shoot a final-round 63—for others, they are victims of inexorable fates. Case in point: the plight
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For the past six months, I’ve covered a dozen competitive events in my home state of Connecticut, photographing competition and writing about it for the Connecticut State Golf Association. It’s the first time that I’ve spent that much time watching really good players, mostly amateurs, up close. Lessons learned: 1. Play the 4,000-Hole Round. These
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The most extraordinary thing about the saga of Valentino Dixon is that it is not extraordinary at all. It is, of course, unusual and wonderful that Dixon developed his gift for sketching golf courses in prison—and that his talent drew the meticulous attention of Golf Digest’s Max Adler—but the specifics of the case look all
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At times, Tiger Woods’ 2018 was so unbelievable you would have thought it came from a screenplay. While his story was very much real, it’s now getting silver-screen treatment. ESPN announced on Wednesday that is producing a film on Woods’ historic comeback season, set to air on December 30, Woods’ 43rd birthday. “Tiger Woods: Return
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Following months of speculation, the PGA of America officially announced its headquarters are relocating to Frisco, Texas. The organization, currently based in Palm Beach Country, Florida, will anchor a 600-acre, mixed-use development. “Our move to Frisco will be transcendent for the PGA of America,” Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, said in a
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From planned renovations to unplanned tweaks (RIP, Eisenhower Tree), Augusta National Golf Club’s changes through the years have been well-documented. But every once in awhile, you see an old photo depicting how different the Masters course used to play and decide it’s too cool not to share. RELATED: Leaked letter hints big changes coming to
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It’s an annual tradition at Golf World. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” package has helped cap the year in golf now for more than two decades. From our former print magazine to our current digital publication, readers have been treated to a thoughtful review of the previous 12 months, our writers returning to the players,
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