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Donald Trump Loses PGA Tournament to Mexico

'It is a sad day for Miami, the United States, and the game of golf'

(Newser) - It turns out Donald Trump was only sort of right. Mexicans aren't taking our jobs; they're taking our golf tournaments. The Miami Herald reports that after 54 years at Florida's Doral resort—owned by Trump since 2012—the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship is packing up its clubs... More »

Sergio Garcia Takes Crazy Shot —From a Tree

Because just taking a drop is entirely unexciting

(Newser) - Faced with a ball that landed in a tree, Sergio Garcia today did what pretty much no golfer would do, ever: As Business Insider reports, he climbed about eight feet up, found his balance, then hit the ball behind him with a one-handed shot that earned him a roar from... More »

14-Year-Old Heads to Masters

China's Guan Tianlang becomes youngest player to qualify

(Newser) - At next year's Masters, there's a new kid in town: China's Guan Tianlang today won the Asia-Pacific Championship at the tender age of 14, becoming the youngest golfer ever to qualify to take a swing at Augusta National, reports the AP . Guan, who's in the eighth... More »

Mickelson Surge Sets up Masters Showdown Today

Peter Hanson has 1-stroke lead going into last day of tourney

(Newser) - A thrilling birdie-battle on the back nine yesterday between crowd-favorite Phil Mickelson and little-known Swede Peter Hanson has the Masters posed for an epic final-day showdown, reports ESPN . Mickelson hit a 20-foot putt for an eagle on the 12th and an amazing shot on the 15th that had the crowds... More »

Pro Golfer: Who Needs a Coach? I Have YouTube

Y.E. Yang spends a lot of time watching video clips of other pros

(Newser) - South Korean golfer Y.E. Yang made a surprising revelation to reporters today: He split with his coach more than a year ago and replaced him with YouTube, reports AFP . "I've tried to put a lot of methodology into it," he said. "I've researched quite... More »

Injured Tiger Woods Will Skip US Open

Leg will keep him out for first time since 1994

(Newser) - Another rough milestone for Tiger Woods: He will miss the US Open for the first time since 1994 because his leg still hasn't healed, reports USA Today . Woods messed up his left knee at the Masters in April while hitting from an awkward spot, and he says it'... More »

End of an Era: Tiger Woods Losing Top 10 Golf Rank

It will be the first time since 1997

(Newser) - When the new world rankings in golf come out Monday, the name Tiger Woods won't crack the top 10 for the first time in 14 years, reports AP . Woods has been on a steady decline in the rankings since his scandal, and he had to drop out of his... More »

Guess Who? Tiger Woods Makes Run at Masters

He's only 3 strokes back heading into the weekend

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is back to making headlines the usual way: He had a terrific round of 6-under-par today at the Masters and enters the weekend tied for third place, only 3 strokes off the lead, reports ESPN . At one point, Woods strung together birdies on six of eight holes, finishing... More »

John Daly's Ex-Wife Dishes on Sex, Golf, and 16th Hole

And you thought Tiger was a golfer gone wild

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like a golfer's wife spurned, and Sherrie Daly has a new book out giving her philandering ex more than a little hell, reports the New York Post. The fourth ex-wife of hard-drinking, chain-smoking golfer John Daly dishes on the temptations of the PGA tour, their nine-year... More »

Sleepy Golfer DQ'd for Missing Pro-Am Tee Time

Jim Furyk blames cellphone alarm for tardiness

(Newser) - Jim Furyk is the most newsworthy golfer of the day— sorry, Tiger —for something he didn't do: show up for his pro-am tee time. The third-ranked player's cellphone died overnight, and with it, his alarm, reports the Newark Star-Ledger . He overslept, but not by much, and was just 5... More »

Tiger Fails to Make Cut at PGA Event

After 4th-place Masters finish, Woods fires a 79

(Newser) - In his second tournament back from self-imposed exile, Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship today, shooting a 79 to finish the first two rounds 9 over. It's just the sixth time in his pro career he has failed to advance to weekend play, the Charlotte Observer... More »

Tiger Woods Starts Strong, Ignores Plane Banner

He doesn't appear rusty on the front nine

(Newser) - Tiger Woods didn't seem to have much rust in the early going today at the Masters. He got a nice ovation from the gallery before teeing off on the first hole, which he acknowledged with a smile and tip of his cap. He began with a pair of pars before... More »

Tiger Returning to Rehab

Woods' statement comes during week-long therapy break

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' much-anticipated statement to the press comes during a break from his therapy, according to a letter from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem obtained by AP . Fellow golfers have slammed Woods for choosing to make his first public comments since his car crash and subsequent scandals during the Match... More »

PGA Faces Life Without Tiger

Tour forced to sell sponsorships at cut rates

(Newser) - As the PGA Tour season gets under way, it has become painfully clear how important Tiger Woods has been to his sport. With the megastar conspicuously absent, the Tour has been struggling to sell sponsorships and attract ratings. Three of this year's events still lack a corporate sponsor, and the... More »

Watson Relives Old Glories Before Delighted Brits

(Newser) - Tom Watson—yep, that Tom Watson—found himself in an unusual spot today: explaining how on earth he's atop the leader board at the British Open at age 59. “I think there was some spirituality out there," he said after his 5-under-par 65, "just the serenity of... More »

Turnberry: British Open's Forgotten Gem

(Newser) - When the British Open begins Thursday, many players will get their first taste of the tournament’s estranged beauty: Turnberry. The last time the Open was held there, Bill Clinton was in his first term and Tiger Woods had just finished high school. The course, which runs along a rugged... More »

Mickelson's Mom Has Breast Cancer, Too

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson's mother has breast cancer and will undergo surgery this week at the same hospital that's treating her daughter-in-law for the disease. Amy Mickelson, the star golfer's wife, was diagnosed in May. Phil Mickelson's sister, Tina, tells the San Diego Union-Tribune she made the diagnosis... More »

Teed-Off Daly Smashes Fan's Camera

Grumpy golfer loses it with snapper at Australian Open

(Newser) - US Golfer John Daly smashed a snap-happy fan's camera during a tough opening round in the Australian Open, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. After pushing his tee shot on the 9th hole into a clump of trees, the enraged duffer grabbed the camera as the fan tried to take a... More »

Golfer Daly Passes Out in Hooters

(Newser) - John Daly, the bad boy of golf, had a very bad weekend. Winston-Salem police say he passed out drunk in a Hooters restaurant, then refused to go to the hospital. As a result, cops made him spend the night in jail to sober up, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Daly, who... More »

Wie Snubs Women's Major, Opts to Play in Men's Event

Is it payback for being disqualified from a recent tournament?

(Newser) - Michelle Wie seems to be getting some payback on the LPGA after being disqualified from a recent tournament for failing to sign her scorecard, notes Thomas Bonk in the Los Angeles Times. It may be just a coincidence, but when the women's British Open tees off this week, the 18-year-old... More »

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