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The Hero World Challenge finds itself right in the heart of the PGA Tour’s silly season, but things got pretty serious with the event’s host on Friday afternoon. Tiger Woods wound up avoiding a penalty despite admitting he accidentally double-hit a shot during a wild closing hole. Confused? So were we. RELATED: Tiger Woods changes
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Ernie Els shot a Thursday 69 in the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open, but said he didn’t feel particularly comfortable on the Four Seasons Anahita Golf Course. While the four-time major champ probably isn’t alone in that regard playing a course this week that’s only hosting this event co-sanctioned by the European Tour, Sunshine Tour, and
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That Discovery’s new global golf brand would seek a content partnership with the world’s most recognizable golfer makes all kinds of strategic sense. That the golfer in question would actually sign on for the idea speaks to the remarkable ambition behind GOLFTV. GOLFTV, the new live and on-demand video service Discovery is launching jointly with
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Tiger Woods had never ridden a motorcycle when Hero Motor Corp., the largest maker of two-wheelers in the world, signed on as the title sponsor of his tournament in the Bahamas four years ago. And while we’re pretty sure he still hasn’t, the company’s chairman and CEO, Pawan Munjal, has become friendly with the 14-time
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Turner Sports announced its viewership numbers from last Friday’s match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at Shadow Creek, and though the early returns are impressive, the most startling number is the amount Turner might’ve lost on a processing snafu. In an interview with the Sports Business Journal, Turner president David Levy said there were
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EDITOR’S NOTE After Francesco Molinari’s amazing 2018 season, including a victory in the Open Championship at Carnoustie, an eight-stroke win on the PGA Tour and a 5-0 record in Europe’s Ryder Cup beatdown outside Paris, he was interviewed in Italian by Massimo De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Il Mondo del Golf Today, Golf Digest’s affiliate in
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As much as the holiday season is about friends, family and general yuletide joy, the gift-giving side of things can sometimes take over. It’s not cheap to buy for everyone on your list, but it is truly the gesture that matters the most. Flashy gifts are great, but gifts that having meaning and utility are
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Phil Mickelson is now $9 million richer after defeating Tiger Woods in their made-for-TV showdown. While the following achievement doesn’t pack the same monetary payday, it’s exponentially more noteworthy. Although “The Match” didn’t award Official World Golf Ranking points, Mickelson remained at No. 27 in the global standing. According to the rankings system, Mickelson has
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Tiger Woods was the 1,199th-ranked golfer in the world when he returned to the sport at the 2017 Hero World Challenge. In the past year, his standing has, ahem, decidedly improved, with major runs at Carnoustie and Bellerive, coupled with a win at the Tour Championship, moving the soon-to-be 43-year-old to No. 13 in the
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The Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown at Shadow Creek managed to both entertain and disappoint, delivering drama while simultaneously taking the air out of the proceedings. No matter where a viewer falls on these spectrums, it’s indisputable that a) There will be another Woods-Mickelson match-up and b) There’s massive room for improvement. Keeping these sentiments in
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LAS VEGAS – There was tremendous hope, and thus, ever copious amounts of hype, for “Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil,” that played out Friday at Shadow Creek before a pay-per-view audience. Phil Mickelson won the $9 million prize over his longtime rival Tiger Woods, but the real question going forward is whether or
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Kevin Chappell announced on Saturday morning that he will undergo microdiscectomy surgery, which will sideline him for the foreseeable future. “2018 has been a tough year for me physically,” Chappell wrote on Instagram. “After considering all options with my team we have decided having a microdiscectomy is the best option for my future. I’ll be
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The Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown a Shadow Creek was a spectacle, in every sense of the word, on Friday. At least to those that saw it. A contingent of viewers were unable to watch the pay-per-view event, receiving error messages on their screens following their purchase. As technical issues mounted, officials at Turner, which was
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