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Man Who Never Golfed Freed From Prison Thanks to Game

Valentino Dixon's murder conviction is vacated after 27 years

(Newser) - A New York inmate who has never golfed a game in his life is now a free man, with his innocence restored to him thanks to the game. Golf Digest has the incredible conclusion to the story of Valentino Dixon, a 48-year-old who caught the magazine's attention six years... More »

Acclaimed Spanish Golfer Murdered on Iowa Course

Iowa State University's female athlete of the year died in assault: cops

(Newser) - A 22-year-old golfer headed for the height of her sport was instead murdered on the course. Wrapping up a civil engineering degree at Iowa State University, where she'd been named female athlete of the year, Spain's Celia Barquín Arozamena was found dead a short distance from her... More »

Tiger Woods Is Asked About Trump, Trump Loves His Reply

Tiger didn't take the bait from the 'fake news media,' he tweets

(Newser) - President Trump thinks Tiger Woods' interviewing skills are as good as his golf ones, or so he suggested in a Monday tweet . After finishing up the Northern Trust tourney Sunday, the golfer was asked by the press about his relationship with Trump, whom he has golfed with on several occasions.... More »

Pro Golfer Slams His Club, Spectator Needs 6 Stitches

Kevin Stadler's broken club hits a bystander in the head

(Newser) - If pro golfer Kevin Stadler wants to achieve the same greatness as his dad, former Masters champion Craig Stadler, he might want to work on his anger management. While competing in Portland Friday in a Web.com tournament—kind of a PGA minor league—Stadler slammed his club against the... More »

Tiger Woods, Mickelson Will Play 1-on-1 for $10M

Pair reportedly will face off in a winner-take-all 'death match'

(Newser) - A "$10 million winner-take-all, 18-hole death match" is how it's being billed by Golf.com , and it's got the sport's two highest-profile "frenemies" vying for the kitty. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are said to be gearing up for the showdown, which Mickelson notes was... More »

John Daly: USGA Won't Give Me a Cart, So I Quit

Golfer withdraws from US Senior Open after request to use cart is denied

(Newser) - John Daly says he was forced to withdraw from the US Senior Open in Colorado Springs because his request to use a golf cart under the Americans With Disabilities Act was denied. The golfer, who's been battling a right knee injury, announced his withdrawal from the event in a... More »

US Open Broadcast Picks Up Surprise 'Rough' Talk

That microphone heard something unexpected

(Newser) - The US Open broadcast on Fox Sports took a strange turn Friday when a microphone inadvertently picked up a guy bragging about rough sex with his "ex," the Sporting News reports. Announcer Joe Buck was setting up a shot by golfer Patrick Reed at around 1:45pm EST... More »

Phil Mickelson Gets Into Bizarre Trouble at US Open

Golfer penalized after swatting a moving ball at Shinnecock

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson intentionally hit a moving putt on the 13th green Saturday, then asked the USGA to explain the ruling after hearing suggestions that he should be disqualified from the US Open. His bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when... More »

Golf Club Sorry for Calling Cops on Group of Black Members

'It was a horrific experience,' says one of the women

(Newser) - A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course, the AP reports. "I felt we were discriminated against," one of the women,... More »

'Captain America' Wins the Masters

Patrick Reed does it, in a notably fuchsia shirt

(Newser) - Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion. It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a final-round charge and briefly caught Reed with a 35-foot... More »

Suddenly, Tiger Woods Has Masters Abuzz Again

He's seen as a strong contender this weekend after all but disappearing from golf

(Newser) - The Masters gets underway Thursday, and club chairman Fred Ridley says he can't remember any previous one generating so much buzz. The main reason: Tiger Woods, who has returned to competition after a fourth back surgery and suddenly looks very much like a 14-time major champion capable of resuming... More »

Tony Romo's PGA Tour Debut Went Very, Very Poorly

Former NFL quarterback finished dead last in 132-man field

(Newser) - Tony Romo nailed his broadcasting debut last year. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback probably wishes his PGA Tour debut went as smoothly. The AP reports Romo finished last Friday in the 132-man field in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, bogeying the first six holes in a 10-over 82.... More »

Design for Presidential Seal Tee Markers Causes a Fuss

They're apparently destined for Trump-owned courses, which could be illegal

(Newser) - A minor controversy is brewing over the presidential seal and an apparent attempt to use it to adorn golf courses owned by President Trump. The problem with that idea? It might be illegal. As ProPublica explains, the Trump Organization recently ordered the manufacture of tee markers emblazoned with the seal... More »

U2 Will Break 'Sacred Pledge,' and You Could Take Part

Up for a game of mini-golf?

(Newser) - When the members of U2 were just young Irish lads, they made "a sacred pledge" to each other that has remained steadfast throughout their decades-long run as rock stars: Never play golf. "We didn't think it was rock 'n' roll," frontman Bono tells the AP... More »

Billy Bush Hospitalized After Golf Accident

He says he 'dodged a bullet'

(Newser) - Monday wasn't a great day for Billy Bush, but the former Today co-host kept his sense of humor: "FORE! ... I think I dodged a bullet... but sadly not a golf ball," he said in an Instagram post from Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. "Let the jokes... More »

Girl Golfer Defeats Boys, Is Denied Trophy

'There are rules in place,' says a 'disappointed' Emily Nash

(Newser) - A 16-year-old won a boys' high school golf tournament in central Massachusetts with a commanding four-stroke lead, but the teen didn't advance to the state championships or, in fact, take home the first-place trophy. That's because while Lunenburg High School junior Emily Nash was allowed to play in... More »

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 »

Teen Golfer Pulls Off Feat With Odds of 1-in-67M

Pennsylvania's Ben Tetzlaff scores 2 holes-in-one in single round

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania high school golfer has defied huge odds by recording two holes-in-one in the same round, per the AP . Parkland High School golfer Ben Tetzlaff tells Allentown's Morning Call he still can't believe the feat, which came during a nine-hole practice round Monday at Iron Lakes Country... 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 »

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