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  • Two-flag ‘PowerPlay’ format set for Monday rollout

     
    Are two flags on a green more interesting than one? That’s the premise of “PowerPlay Golf,” a new nine-hole format set for a professional test run Monday with a cast of major winners and international stars at Celtic Manor in Wales. Golf...
  • Nick Faldo hopes Olympian vision makes design cut

     
    Bid finalists to design the venue for golf’s return to the Olympics in 2016 are to be named today in Rio de Janeiro, with such high-wattage teams as Jack Nicklaus/Annika Sorenstam and Greg Norman/Lorena Ochoa expected to head the list. For intrigue,...
  • Left out of ‘Big Three,’ Billy Casper is eager to finally tell his story

     
    Billy Casper lets out a hearty laugh when asked if he felt left out by all the attention heaped upon golf’s “Big Three” of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. “I never paid any attention,” the 80-year-old Hall of...
  • Rio Olympics design selection on hold until March

     
    Slow play has bogged down the decision on who will create the 2016 Rio Olympics golf course. The committee charged with selecting a designer adjourned a week of meetings Friday in Brazil without an announcement, leaving the eight finalists on hold. The...
  • Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus part of ‘Legendary Conversation’

     
    Lee Trevino might have summed it up best: Who knows whether this type of gathering will ever happen again. After all, Arnold Palmer just completed his 83rd year on earth. (Happy Birthday, Arnie!) Gary Player is 76; Trevino and Jack Nicklaus are 72....
  • PGA Tour Pick-4: WGC Match Play Championship

     
    So how tough is it to pick a winner in the PGA Tour’s annual venture into bracketology? Consider that the WGC Match Play’s past two champions – Luke Donald and Ian Poulter – each missed the cut in their previous start. Form under...
  • 2012 Masters TV schedule

     
    Golf’s first major tournament of the year, The Masters, returns to Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 5-8 as the top players in the game compete for the coveted green jacket and a place in golf history. Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald,...
  • Gary Player goes long as ‘Big 3′ tee shots open Masters

     
    Gary Player said he’d been working out – as if he really needed another excuse to hit the gym. But the competitor in his 76-year-old bones came out as he outdrove “Big 3” cohorts Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to get the 76th...
  • Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino say Tiger Woods is too mechanical

     
    While Tiger Woods spends an unplanned free weekend at home on Jupiter Island, the vote was split among four of the game’s living legends as to whether he’ll eventually reach Jack Nicklaus’ standard of 18 major titles. Nicklaus and Gary...
  • Irwin to be key speaker

    Hale Irwin is known as the only two-time champion of the Toshiba Classic. During the week of the 18th Toshiba Classic he'll be known as keynote speaker at the annual Breakfast with a Champion, presented by the Allergan Foundation on March 13. The...
  • Benedict keeps a keen eye

    Ron Benedict and staff had to do "emergency surgery" to the golf course at Newport Beach Country Club two weeks ago. A good 'ole fashioned flush for two days for a course that is preparing to host the annual Toshiba Classic next month. Benedict and his...
  • Hall of Famer Irwin to be key speaker

    Hale Irwin is known as the only two-time champion of the Toshiba Classic. During the week of the 18th Toshiba Classic, he'll be known as keynote speaker at the annual Breakfast with a Champion, presented by the Allergan Foundation on March 13. The annual...