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  • Bubba Watson proves he's more than just another one of 'The Golf Boys'

    Bubba Watson proves he's more than just another one of 'The Golf Boys'
    The Golf Boys finally got some much needed street cred. It was right before last year’s U.S. Openwhen a bunch of young Americans who called themselves “The Golf Boys” took quite a bit of criticism for the silly video spoof they did....
  • Who is the best golfer in the world today?

    It's still Tiger and Phil Bill Dwyre Los Angeles Times The best golfer in the world is at home in Florida with ice packs on his bad knee. Battling for 1-A are Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Steve Stricker. We...
  • Weekend cameo is fit for King

    Betsy King is having golf nightmares again, like the one in which a tree is hindering her backswing — on the first tee. Or where she's trying to hack out from a locker. "That was the one thing nice about retirement," quipped the 55-year-old Hall of...
  • Bad way to make splash

    In golf parlance, bodies of water are classified as "hazards." And, we've come to learn, not only for wayward shots. For Thomas Levet, a French Open victory leap turned into a British Open withdrawal when doctors told him his broken shin requires...
  • British Open facts

    140th British Open When, where: Thursday-Sunday, Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England. Course facts: 7,211 yards, par 70. The Open's first venue outside Scotland has hosted the championship 13 times. Format: 72 holes, stroke play. Field cut...
  • Open venue's pure lunar-see

    In his 1959 novel "Goldfinger," Ian Fleming draws upon the peculiarities of Royal St. George's as a faintly disguised setting for a high-stakes golf match between James Bond and the diabolical Auric Goldfinger. British Open entrants, though, might be...
  • His dream takes a little detour

    This week's AT&T National will be Erik Compton's 29th start on the PGA Tour, on which his unique story — twice a heart-transplant recipient — has made him a frequent recipient of sponsor's exemptions over the last decade. There's a...
  • Keeping himself caged

    If he had the chance at a mulligan, Tiger Woods wouldn't have teed it up at The Players Championship. Maybe then his balky left knee would have allowed him to take his usual place at the U.S. Open. And certainly he wouldn't be wavering — again &#...
  • Democracy reigns in majors these days

    BETHESDA, Md. — The U.S. Open long has billed itself as the most democratic among golf's major championships. The big names get reserved spots, sure — though they share the practice range with up-and-comers, amateurs, club pros and maybe a...
  • An upper hand Down Under?

    Greg Norman's final Presidents Cup picks did more than bolster the host nation's representation. He went for a true "home" advantage with his selection of Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley. Allenby grew up playing Royal Melbourne, nearly winning the 1991...
  • Hall rule off by decade

    Only time will tell whether Darren Clarke finds a spot reserved for him in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Until then, the British Open champion can claim one distinction in Hall-related trivia. Clarke is believed to be the only man to win a major title...
  • Breaking out hard to do

    Add Keegan Bradley's name to the PGA Tour roster of rising young American talent. Maybe even at the top. The Vermont native has power, charisma, a Hall of Fame pedigree and some serious moxie after shaking off a triple bogey and five-shot deficit to...