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February 18, 2019Why Phil Mickelson's calves are trending

The PGA Tour changed a rule, allowing players to wear shorts during practice rounds and pro-ams, and Mickelson was ready to show off his legs.

February 17, 2019Everything you missed from Tiger Woods' electrifying third-round 65 at Riviera

After a 30-hole marathon Friday at Riviera, it looked like Tiger Woods might play just six holes on Saturday morning after carding a third straight bogey at the par-3 fourth—putting him in danger of his first missed cut of 2019. The cut at the Genesis Open winded up being even par, but Woods felt a lot safer when he holed a 23-footer for birdie at the par-4 ninth to post a second-round 71, putting him at one under for the tournament. With fans at Riviera still out in full force late Saturday evening, Woods proceeded to make a huge move up the leader board in a very short period of time, electrifying the crowd before play was called for darkness.

February 17, 2019Watch Justin Thomas hit an absolutely hideous shank—and still save par

Justin Thomas, seemingly in complete control of his game during the third round of the Genesis Open, took dead aim at another flag from the ninth fairway. Thomas birdied his next two holes to widen his lead as the field tries to play catch-up with the schedule after Thursday's heavy rains.

February 17, 2019Holmes edges out Thomas to win fifth PGA Tour event

J.B. Holmes edged out Justin Thomas to win the Genesis Open by one shot after firing a one-under 70 in the final round on Sunday. Holmes and Thomas went toe to toe for the win, but the former secured his fifth PGA Tour victory, finishing at 14 under. A par save on the 13th hole moved Holmes into the lead and he finished his round with pars, which was enough to secure victory.

February 18, 2019Steve Stricker to be announced as US Ryder Cup captain

Steve Stricker is set to be announced as the US Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday. Stricker, who is from Wisconsin, will assume the honour in his home state at Whistling Straits next year as America tries to make amends for their drubbing in Paris five months ago. Stricker, 51, has been an assistant captain in the last three matches and took the American helm, successfully, at the Presidents Cup two years ago.

February 17, 2019Golf: Fox beats Otaegui for maiden European Tour title at World Super 6

The 32-year-old New Zealander finished eight-under after 54 holes to earn a bye into the last 16 of the six-hole knockout stage and was the last man through to the quarter-finals after edging out Thai Jazz Janewattananond. "I've been close a couple of times and it was certainly nice to get one over the line today in a place I hold pretty special," said Fox who could have been knocked out in the last 16 had Janewattananond not missed a three-footer. "Adrian didn't quite play to his best this afternoon but I'm quite happy to take advantage of that." Fox also overcame Norwegian Kristoffer Reitan and Ireland's Paul Dunne to make the final where he raced to a 3up lead against Otaegui and eventually claimed the title when the fourth was halved in pars.

February 18, 2019Tiger Woods wins Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award

Tiger Woods has received the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award after he returned to winning ways on the PGA Tour in 2018. Following four operations on his back in the space of just over three years, 14-time major champion Woods claimed his first win in 1,876 days at the Tour Championship. The American had to re-engineer his golf swing due to his previous injury problems, creating doubts over whether he could return to the top having previously dominated in the sport.

February 17, 2019Nelly Korda becomes the latest family member to claim an Australian Open title

Dad and little brother won their titles at tennis (1998 and 2018); the sisters on the golf course (Jessica winning in 2012). More specifically, 20-year-old Nelly completed the family Grand Slam with a final-round 67 on the West Course at The Grange Golf Club to clinch a two-shot victory over defending champion Jin-Young Ko of South Korea. It was Korda's second LPGA victory, only five months from her first, the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship.

February 18, 2019PGA Tour to allow players to wear shorts in practice rounds and pro-ams

There are not many similarities between professional players and the average hack. A notice from the tour was posted in locker rooms in Naucalpan and Puerto Rico on Monday, notifying players are now allowed to wear shorts during practice rounds and pro-ams. In 2017 the PGA of America, echoing the sentiments of its European counterparts, announced that competitors would be permitted to wear shorts during practice rounds at all member and major championships under the organization's umbrella, including the PGA Championship.

February 18, 2019Erik Compton isn't done chasing his dream

Even though he finished tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, he has no status on the tour currently and can only get into a field by Monday qualifying or by receiving sponsor's exemptions. There are times when I feel forgotten,” Compton admitted. Then, other times I see people wondering why I withdrew from an event or questioning whether I'm really still committed to playing.

February 17, 2019Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Chubb Classic

Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title, beating Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne with a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff. Jimenez closed with a 5-under 66 at The Classics at Lely Resort to match Langer and Browne at 13-under 200. "I'm working hard and I practice and go to the gym, apart from smoking and drinking," Jimenez said.

February 18, 2019Curt Seeden: A special day of golf can help change a child forever

Apologies to “Star War” fans, but it came to my attention recently that plans are underway for the 24th annual JMG Security Systems Benefit Golf Tournament, May 15 at Mile Square Park. Fountain Valley-based JMG presents this tournament each year to raise funds for the local Boys & Girls Clubs, thanks to company president and CEO Ken Jacobs. When my daughter, Kristal, was in junior high school (OK, that's enough to date me), there was no such thing as daycare for students her age, so she, as well as many of her classmates, spent their afternoons after school at the nearby Boys & Girls Club of Cypress. The experience was so powerful that Kristal at one time felt she could consider a career in a Boys & Girls Club environment.

February 17, 2019Gene Littler, US Amateur And US Open Champion, Dies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gene Littler, whose fluid swing carried him to 29 victories on the PGA Tour and a U.S. Open title at Oakland Hills, has died. Littler died Friday night with his family at his side, son Curt Litter said Saturday. He was 88. Littler held his own among the golfing greats to emerge from San Diego with a tempo to his swing that made the game look easy. Gene Sarazen once said Littler had a perfect swing, like Sam Snead, "only better." Related: Thomas Leaves Riviera With 1-Shot Lead And Long Day Ahead Mickey Wright, asked in 2011 for the best swing she ever saw, mentioned Ben Hogan before quickly adding, "I had my favorites, like Gene Littler, whom I just loved." He was known as "Gene

February 18, 2019Golfers In Chief: A look at presidents who played golf, from Taft to Trump

President Trump recently spent $50,000 of his own money to upgrade the golf simulator inside the personal quarters at the White House. Trump, like many presidents before and since, plays golf and has left an impact on the game. Here is a look golf and the presidency. Rather than ranking the skill levels of our Commander in Chiefs, we decided to come up with a few stories and fun facts that describe the relationship between the presidents and the game of golf. From Dwight Eisenhower playing 800 rounds in eight years to John F. Kennedy nearly making a hole-in-one at Cypress Point, to Donald Trump's frequent outings at Mar-a-Lago and his family's golf business, here are some of the best presidential

February 18, 2019Tony Romo to play in AT&T Byron Nelson in May after receiving sponsor's exemption

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is hopping back on the PGA Tour. Romo has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas in May, according to the Dallas Morning News. Romo, who is a member at Trinity Forest, has attempted to play in the tournament multiple times, but he's either failed to qualify or football was in the way.

February 18, 2019Tennis player Djokovic, gymnast Biles win top Laureus awards

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of the year award on Monday, while American gymnast Simone Biles won the sportswoman of the year prize. Serbian Djokovic, who 12 months ago had elbow surgery, won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018, before lifting this year's Australian Open crown, to add to his tally of Grand Slam singles titles and reclaim top spot in the rankings. With his record seventh crown at Melbourne Park, Djokovic moved ahead of Pete Sampras into third on the men's all-time list of Grand Slam title winners (15), just two behind Rafa Nadal.

February 17, 2019Buckeyes in Fourth After One Round at Puerto Rico Classic

February 17, 2019 RELATED INFO 2018-19 Schedule 2018-19 Stats Follow the Buckeyes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico—Ohio State played a great round on the Rio Mar Country Club, River Course, turning in a collective three-under 285, with Will Grimmer and Caleb Ramirez tied for second place after first round scores of 69 at the Puerto Rico Classic. The field is full of heavyweights as eight of the 15 teams are ranked in the top-40 in the country, including Alabama and Georgia Tech in the top-5. Ohio State trails only NC State, Georgia, and Georgia Tech on the leaderboard as they head into tomorrow's round. The two Buckeye individuals, Kevin Stone and Justin Wick, represented

February 18, 2019Mickelson, Tiger learn WGC-Mexico Championship groupings

Phil Mickelson will begin his defence of the WGC-Mexico Championship title in a featured group alongside Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. Mickelson claimed his 44th PGA Tour title at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am last week and will be participating in his 600th event on the circuit at Club de Golf Chapultepec. He will tee it up with world number three Johnson, a two-time winner of the competition in Mexico, and Thomas – who finished second to Mickelson after a play-off last year – on Thursday and Friday.

February 18, 2019Snell Golf debuts new MTB-X golf balls

Combine that with nearly three decades of experience in golf ball design for Titleist and TaylorMade and over 40 patents and Snell brings a certain credibility to golf ball design. Which make the introduction of his MTB-X ball noteworthy. Designed to replace the MTB Red model, Snell used consumer feedback on his MTB Red ball to guide the new design.

February 18, 2019ASU Karsten Golf Course to close in early May

Arizona State's long-planned closing of Karsten Golf Course will occur in early May with the first development on the property to be multi-purpose fields for student and athletic use. The 18-hole course, designed by Pete Dye, opened in September 1989. It is part of the 330-acre ASU athletic facilities district, created in 2010 by the Arizona Legislature, that is now called the Novus Innovation Corridor and being master planned by ASU and Catellus Development Corporation. The ASU golf teams have moved to their new home at the Papago Golf Course, allowing for development to begin on the Karsten course. In 2014, ASU signed a 30-year agreement with the city of Phoenix to manage the Papago course