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The phrase “risk-reward” is thrown around rather haphazardly as it relates to course architecture. Strategically, though, there is no denying the greatness when risk-reward elements are incorporated successfully into a great par 4. As the great architect George C. Thomas wrote in his Anatomy of a Golf Course: “The great courses entice the golfer to
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After weeks of speculation, Matt Kuchar confirmed on Wednesday he paid David Giral Ortiz, a local caddie nicknamed El Tucan, $5,000 after earning nearly $1.3 million for winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November. Whether the payment was fair (typically, a player’s full-time PGA Tour caddie receives 10 percent of a first-place check) has caused
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PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan recently described the six-month stretch that kicks off with the Players in March as “the season of championships.” But could this reconfigured part of the schedule possibly begin without one of the tour’s biggest stars? It sure sounds that way. RELATED: The Players raises purse, boasts biggest tournament payday in
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In the wake of a generally lukewarm response from the leading players to the climax of the 2017-’18 season, European Tour officials announced on Wednesday a large boost to the prize money offered at this year’s final three Rolex Series events. Most strikingly, the winner of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai will
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I keep my technique around the greens as simple as possible. Maybe that’s why I finished second on the PGA Tour in 2018 in scrambling from the rough—though I’m not so sure being in greenside rough more than 100 times last year was a good thing. Still, it’s nice to know that missing a green
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The new Accra TZ5 and TZ6 shafts might be resonating with some tour players, but it’s average players who might be the inspiration and the beneficiary of these new models. That’s a fundamental change with the trend in shafts on tour, particularly when it comes to the responsive-tip TZ6, said Gawain Robertson, co-owner and founder
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Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Feb. 11. Drama in the dark The weather was biblical at Pebble
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Cypress Point](https://www.golfdigest.com/story/cypress-point-club) is one of the most unlikely invitations in golf. Even for the well-heeled and well-connected, you must be sponsored by a member to play this Alister MacKenzie and Robert Hunter masterpiece along the jagged coastline of Monterey Peninsula, which is ranked No. 3 on Golf Digest’s latest ranking of America’s 100 Greatest. Behind
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The most romantic day of the year is almost here. Skip the cliché boxes of chocolates or overpriced bouquets of flowers that will wilt by the weekend and treat your Valentine right by giving them a more personalized gift. Valentine’s Day golf gifts are tough to come by, but these gift ideas will warm their
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