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  • PGA Tour Pick-4: Travelers Championship

     
    Considering its spot following the grueling U.S. Open on the schedule, the Travelers Championship has a pretty good set of names making the rounds at Hartford this week. How about the past three major winners? Newly crowned Open champion Webb Simpson,...
  • PGA Tour Pick-4: AT&T National

     
    When the U.S. Open came to Congressional CC a year ago, Tiger Woods was absent. So was a U.S. Open setup. One year later, both are in play. Woods might even be the favorite again as he “defends” the last AT&T National title won at...
  • Double jinx: Storms create Par-3 Contest co-winners

     
    Jonathan Byrd had every chance to miss the putt. Pull it a little wide, and keep the Masters Par-3 Jinx off his back. Byrd couldn’t do it. With thunderstorms approaching, his birdie at No.9 lifted him alongside Padraig Harrington for the lead. &#...
  • Welcome change as rules eliminate penalty for windblown ‘putts’

     
    The move comes too late to help Webb Simpson or Rory McIlroy, but any future golfer who finds gusty winds moving their ball on the green doesn’t have to worry about a penalty. That’s the biggest revision in the updated Rules of Golf set to...
  • Monday (Night) Niblicks: Seve’s impact & lack of a smoking divot

     
    A few hundred miles on the rental car and the Hall of Fame ceremonies turn this week’s Niblicks into a nocturnal affair. Hey, it happens. And sometimes the PGA Tour is stuck with an unplanned Monday finish… Looking back at the weekend, a lot...
  • PGA Tour Pick-4: The Barclays

     
    The 2011 FedEx Cup series opens with a mudder’s week. And it’s easy for Pick-4 to predict this winner. Irene. That not-so-little storm brewing off the Atlantic coast is going to hit somewhere in the Northeast this weekend, and PGA Tour...
  • It's last call for Cup hopefuls

    Tiger Woods, we know, has eliminated himself from the FedEx Cup postseason. Without a good performance in the Wyndham Championship, a few more prominent names could find themselves on the sideline. Hall of Famer Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Angel...
  • This playoff can have nice payoff

    The FedEx Cup begins its fifth edition of its "playoff" series this week, signaling open season for critics of the PGA Tour's attempt to give its season a meaningful finish. The points system is too wonky. The four-event series is weighted too heavily....
  • 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...
  • 10 majors, 10 winners

    2011 Masters: Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 2010 PGA: Martin Kaymer (Germany) British Open: Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) U.S. Open: Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland) Masters: Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 2009 PGA: Y.E. Yang (South...
  • 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...