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There’s little Tiger Woods hasn’t achieved in his historic career. On Tuesday, however, he accomplished a first. Woods’ return from spinal-fusion surgery in 2017, which culminated with his first PGA Tour victory in five years at the Tour Championship last September, earned him the Golf Writers’ Association of America’s Ben Hogan Award, given to a
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Tiger Woods makes his 2019 debut at the Farmers Insurance Open this week, his first official PGA Tour appearance since last fall’s triumph at East Lake. Thanks to his successful comeback campaign in 2018, this year’s foray at Torrey Pines doesn’t boast the build-up as Woods’ previous post-surgery starts in La Jolla, the attention shifted
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Srixon has added another option to its already-impressive iron lineup. Following the August rollout of the Z585 (a players-distance iron) and Z785 (cavity-back players), Srixon introduces the Z-Forged, which will serve as the family’s muscleback blade. “The new Z-Forged irons are the most compact, most workable irons in our line,” said Dustin Brekke, Srixon’s engineering
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LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — We’ve heard of rules officials getting on golfers for playing too slowly. But for playing too fast? To be fair, R&A director of rules Grant Moir wasn’t upset with the fact that Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz was trying to speed things up during Saturday’s third round of the Latin America Amateur
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The next generation of XXIO Prime, the high-end sub-brand of the already high-end XXIO lineup, is overflowing with new materials and breakthroughs in super-ultra-lightweight technology. But when it starts with a driver shaft that weighs just 36 grams, or 40 percent less than typical shafts, you know this line is all about building a platform
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At the LPGA’s season-opening Diamond Ranch Tournament of Champions on Thursday, Stacy Lewis played her first competitive round on tour since going on maternity leave in July and giving birth to daughter, Chesnee Lynn, last October. Presumably you’d expect a little rust given the six-month layoff, not to mention the customary sleepless nights that accompany
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Golf is a game of minutely controlled chaos. Atoms crashing into atoms. Weight swooping into inertia. A ballet of bounces, spins, kicks, and ricochets that goes wrong just as often as it goes right. The beauty of a such an unpredictable game—one of inches, not yards—however, is that when it goes right it’s spectacular and
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ABOUT Week after week on the PGA Tour, players are out there bombing drives 320 yards, knocking down flagsticks and making dozens of birdies on their way to cashing in millions. Those players are the best in the world for a reason. Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Mark Blackburn has spent 15 years teaching on
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When we discuss getting better at golf, our minds usually race to the big stuff—joining a club, working more with a pro, switching out your irons and woods with clubs that match your specs. Of course, all of these can be factors in shaving strokes off your score (and while we’re at it, so will
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — “Gallus,” like “bahooky” (backside), “wheesht” (be quiet) and “dreich” (cold, damp weather), is one of the great Scottish words. It suggests someone has a wee bit of “a way” about them. Not quite a cockiness. Certainly not an arrogance. But an air of self-assurance that augurs well for their
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LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Alvaro Ortiz couldn’t walk very far around Casa de Campo Resort on Wednesday without somebody stopping him and offering a simple greeting: “Glad you made it.” Each time, the 23-year-old from Mexico, a former college standout at Arkansas, responded with a sheepish smile. “Thanks. Me too.” Ortiz will be playing
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On Sunday, Willy Wilcox shared the unorthodox way he got ready for the start of the Web.com Tour season. Considering he fired an opening 63, this might become a trend: https://twitter.com/willwilcoxgolf/status/1084432353307643904 But that last line, “ready for anything,” wound up being more prescient than anyone realized. During Tuesday’s third round of the Bahamas Great Exuma
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Justin Rose parting ways with TaylorMade to take up with Honma might not represent a tectonic shift in the equipment landscape, but it did produce a jolt. Rarely does an elite player at the peak of his career opt for a relatively unknown club manufacturer over a brand name. Think Nick
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The Sanderson Farms Championship boasts one of the sport’s more distinctive trophies in its Golden Rooster. The tournament will have something else to crow about this fall. On Tuesday Sanderson Farms officials, along with the PGA Tour, announced the Jackson-based event has graduated from its alternate status—it’s been opposite the WGC-HSBC in recent years, along
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