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There is a golf course in Argentina’s Mendoza province, tucked away in the countryside’s vineyards and olive orchards, that boasts a replica of Carnoustie’s 17th hole. The Scottish salvo resides in South America thanks to José Jurado, although it’s unlikely he would see it as such. Known as the “Godfather of Argentinean Golf,” Jurado was
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The beleaguered United States Olympic Committee turned to golf to find a leader to help repair its reputation, hiring Sarah Hirshland, the chief commercial officer of the United States Golf Association, it announced on Thursday. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is
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The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie this month. It was here in 1953 that Ben Hogan, playing with understated grace and efficiency, triumphed in his sole attempt at the title. The Scots took to the “wee ice man”; today the game venerates him. But the love is largely unrequited. Hogan kept the world at a
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The PGA Tour released its much-hyped schedule for 2019 on Tuesday morning. Since the PGA of America’s announcement last August that the Wanamaker would be moving to May (and the Players returning to March), it’s been a slow burn of reports and speculation, allowing fans to assemble the puzzle piece by piece. Though this subtracted
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The PGA Tour heads to the Quad Cities this week for the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run, a D.A. Weibring design in Silvis, Illinois. It’s the last event of the Open Championship Qualifying Series, with just one spot available at Carnoustie going to the leading player not otherwise exempt who finishes in the
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