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Kidnapped, Beaten Golfer's Story Is Getting Murkier

Robert Allenby says he was found 6 miles from wine bar; witness says otherwise

(Newser) - How insane was Australian pro golfer Robert Allenby's Friday night? As he put it to NBC Sports on Sunday , "You see this in movies. I've watched Taken and Taken 2 a few times. It's kind of like a spitting image." The golfer claimed he went... More »

Golfer: I Was Kidnapped, Beaten, and Robbed

Robert Allenby says bad guys may have drugged him first

(Newser) - An Australian pro golfer was allegedly kidnapped from a wine bar Friday night, beat up, robbed, and dumped six miles away in a park—for reasons that are none too clear, the Golf Channel reports. According to golfer Robert Allenby and his caddie, Mick Middlemo, the two were hanging out... More »

Golfer Greg Norman: 'Lucky Man' After Chainsaw Run-in

'Still have left hand,' he says in post

(Newser) - Golfer Greg Norman, nicknamed the Great White Shark for his blond hair and aggressive play, is apparently urging a little caution after a run-in with a chainsaw: "Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected," he wrote in an Instagram post last night, beneath a photo... More »

Phil Mickelson, Carl Icahn Face Trading Probe

Sports bettor Billy Walters also caught up in investigation

(Newser) - An unusual trio of public figures is raising federal eyebrows in an insider-trading investigation. The FBI and SEC are looking into whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn might have passed information to Billy Walters, an expert bettor on sports, the Wall Street Journal reports. Officials wonder if, in turn, Walters may... More »

Golfer Cans Her Caddie Mid-Round

Jessica Korda unceremoniously dumps Jason Gilroyed at US Open

(Newser) - Jessica Korda isn't exactly clinging to the old adage about dancing with the one who brought you: The golfer started yesterday's US Women's Open with caddie Jason Gilroyed, but right after the ninth hole it was boyfriend Johnny DelPreti who was schlepping her clubs, reports Yahoo's... More »

No. 1 Golfer McIlroy Walks Off Course

He cities wisdom tooth, but skepticism abounds

(Newser) - The world's top-ranked golfer pulled a rare stunt today, calling it quits in the middle of his round and walking off the course. Rory McIlroy withdrew from the Honda Classic, where he's the defending champ, after going 7-over par on his first eight holes, reports USA Today . "... More »

Golfer Gets 2 Holes-in-One in Same Round

Odds: 67 million to 1

(Newser) - A 67-year-old Texas golfer has pulled off a feat against 67-million-to-1 odds, reports the Houston Chronicle . Rick Akin notched two holes-in-one in the same round, both on par-3s. The magic must be in the ball: After his first ace, Akin followed tradition and put the ball back in his bag... 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 »

Hate Golf? Try Playing it Just Once Annually

As Jason Gay discovered, the method can make you love it again

(Newser) - Jason Gay once had the "golf plague." "I met enthusiastic friends at 6:30am and schlepped out to New Jersey to play at drab suburban clubs happy to charge us $150 to hack their crowded turf. We would dodder around for hours, drink stale $9 beer, lose... 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 »

Female Golf Pro, 25, Found Dead

Cops probing death of Erica Blasberg

(Newser) - Police in Nevada are probing the mysterious death of 25-year-old pro golfer Erica Blasberg. She was found dead at her Las Vegas home Sunday, and authorities have declined to say whether there were suspicious circumstances. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy and toxicology report on Blasberg, a 6-year... More »

Woods Seduced Young Neighbor: Enquirer

Woman, now 22, had one-night-stand in golfer's office

(Newser) - The umpteenth Tiger Woods mistress is perhaps the most disturbing so far: a young neighbor who had a one night stand with the golfer that left her “shaken and humiliated.” The National Enquirer has it that Raychel Coudriet, now 22, was seduced by the serial philanderer in his... More »

Tiger Woods Will Return for the Masters

After 'inpatient therapy,' Augusta event is earliest he can make

(Newser) - Tiger Woods will emerge from exile swinging at the Masters tourney in April, USA Today reports. “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta,” the troubled golf star says in a statement. He says he... More »

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