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Trump Dedicates Golf Trophy to Hurricane Victims

He's the first president to present Presidents Cup

(Newser) - Hours after slamming "politically motivated ingrates" for criticizing the federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, President Trump attended a golf tournament—and dedicated the US win in the Presidents Cup to hurricane victims. Trump presented the trophy to US captain Steve Stricker after the US team cruised... More »

Honest Golfer Wins Praise After Breaking Rule

Christopher Crawford's sportsmanship is talk of US Amateur

(Newser) - For the first time in five attempts, amateur golfer Christopher Crawford looked poised to qualify for the 64-player match-play tournament at the United States Amateur Championship in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Then his game went, well, downhill. While preparing for a shot, 23-year-old Crawford realized his caddie was using the... More »

Tiger Woods' Drug Report Released

It shows he had Xanax, Vicodin, THC in his system during arrest

(Newser) - A toxicology report shows Tiger Woods had multiple drugs in his system—including painkillers and sleep medications—when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Memorial Day in Florida. The report released Monday shows Woods had apparently taken painkillers with brand names Vicodin and Dilaudid and anxiety and sleep... More »

American Airlines Lost the Wrong Guy's Bags

Golfer Michael Buttacavoli withdrew from chance at US Open after his clubs misplaced

(Newser) - To compete in the qualifying rounds for the US Open, you sort of need your golf clubs—which is why one pro golfer is fuming at American Airlines for his now-squashed chances to make the cut. USA Today reports Michael Buttacavoli withdrew Monday from his last chance to play in... More »

Tiger Is a Mess. Why Are We Surprised?

4 reactions to golfer's DUI charge

(Newser) - Not since 2009 has there been so much talk about Tiger Woods' fall from grace. There might even be more talk this time around given that Woods' arrest for DUI on Monday is just the latest scandal to plague him—and there's now a mugshot in the mix. What... More »

Golfer's Fall Down the Stairs Shakes Up Masters

No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson slips and hurts his back

(Newser) - The first golfers at the Masters teed off Thursday morning, but the tournament's biggest development may have occurred before the first shot. On Wednesday, the No. 1 golfer in the world slipped on steps at his rental home in Augusta, Ga., and wrenched his back, reports ESPN . That would... More »

Eagle-Eyed TV Viewer Costs LPGA Golfer a Tourney

'Is this a joke?' Lexi Thompson asked when informed of penalty—a day later

(Newser) - Lexi Thompson is taking a "very needed" three-week break after what she describes on Instagram as "an emotional day." The professional golfer was taking part Saturday in the ANA Inspiration championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., when she did something that no one noticed—except for a sharp-eyed... More »

Trump Has Visited His Golf Courses 13 Times as President

He's spent a third of his presidency at Trump properties

(Newser) - President Trump stayed away from his Florida resort for the weekend, but not from Trump properties: He was at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Saturday and Sunday and dined at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, on Saturday night, reports the Washington Post , which calculates that... More »

10 Major Rule Changes That Could Be Coming to Golf

Accidentally bump your ball? No problem

(Newser) - The process of getting a tiny white ball into a tiny round hole has become too complicated, according to international golf authorities, who are proposing sweeping new changes to simplify the game. The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf Club are suggesting cutting the 34 rules of... More »

Pro Golfer Spills the Beans on Trump's Golf Game

'Decent player for a guy in his 70s,' says Rory McIlroy

(Newser) - "He's a decent player for a guy in his 70s," pro golfer Rory McIlroy tells No Laying Up after playing a round of golf with President Trump on Sunday. McIlroy, a four-time major champion, says Trump shot "around 80," Business Insider reports. McIlroy is currently... More »

Costco Accidentally Broke the Golf Ball Industry

Hope you got your Kirkland Signature balls, because they might not be back

(Newser) - Costco inadvertently undermined the golf industry and sent golfers into a frenzy when it introduced its own Kirkland Signature line of golf balls last fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. South Korea's Nassau Golf, which makes golf balls for a major golf equipment company TaylorMade, decided to sell some... More »

Golf Heckler Gets Called Out, Then Sinks Tricky Putt Himself

US fan seems to have won $100

(Newser) - Let this be a lesson to you, hecklers: Don't tease the golf pros, because you might just get called out, brought onto the putting green, challenged ... and end up sinking the tricky putt yourself?! Yes, that's the sure-to-become-legend story of David Johnson, a US golf fan who was... More »

Judge Bans 10-Year-Old Girl From Playing Golf

The young golf prodigy is apparently a victim of her parents' custody battle

(Newser) - Deadspin has a bizarre story about a Virginia judge banning a 10-year-old golf prodigy … from playing golf. The unnamed girl has won 11 of the past 12 youth tournaments she's played in and even took first place in an all-ages women's competition. "She's really... More »

Rory McIlroy Drops Out of Olympics Over Zika Fears

Golf is making its first appearance at the Olympics in 112 years

(Newser) - Golfer Rory McIlroy won't be participating in this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus, the BBC reports. According to the New York Times , he's the "highest-profile athlete" to pull out because of Zika so far. McIlroy, who was going to... More »

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 »

$102M in Donations, but Not a Penny From Trump Himself

Lots of rounds of golf and other giveaways, though: 'Washington Post' analysis

(Newser) - Last year, Donald Trump's campaign gave the AP a 93-page list it claimed documented $102 million that he's donated to charity over the past five years. The AP didn't print the list—though it published a story deeming Trump's philanthropy "elusive"—but it's... More »

Broke Golfer Wins $293K, Can't Collect a Cent

Lee McCoy finishes 4th, but, alas, he's an amateur

(Newser) - Lee McCoy finished fourth over the weekend at the PGA's Valspar Championship in Florida, good for a payout of $292,800. But as SB Nation reports, the 22-year-old had to hop in his car and drive back to school at the University of Georgia without collecting a cent of... More »

15-Year-Old Gets Choked Up Teeing Off at US Open

Cole Hammer wipes away a tear

(Newser) - The veterans teeing off at the US Open today might consider that first shot business as usual, but for one very-much-not-veteran golfer, it was anything but. Cole Hammer is just 15, the third youngest golfer to qualify for the major, and he clearly struggled with his emotions before his initial... More »

Why America Stopped Loving Golf

It's expensive, hard to play, and seems old-fashioned, analysts say

(Newser) - Like playing golf? Then you're in a shrinking minority in America, where fewer people are willing to play a sport that's seen as time-consuming and expensive, the Washington Post reports. Not only that, its traditionalism seems contrary to today's lifestyle of fitness classes, extreme races, and diddling... 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 »

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