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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 »

Spieth Wins British Open in Nail-Biting Match

A record crowd watched the American win his third major championship

(Newser) - American Jordan Spieth is the winner of the 146th British Open championship. Spieth used a remarkable string of holes on the back nine to hold off American Matt Kuchar and win the third major championship of his career. He won by three shots—the same margin he started the day... 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 »

Golfers Swing at Clinton, Trump at Texas Driving Range

A 'touch of fun in this stressful election'

(Newser) - Stressed voters can swing at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at a driving range in Texas where photos of the presidential candidates are displayed as targets for speeding golf balls, the AP reports. Alpine Target Golf Center in Longview has hung the portraits on round hay bales since late October.... 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 »

'He Made Golf Cool': Arnold Palmer Dead at 87

'Most beloved figure in the game'

(Newser) - One of golf's greatest is gone: Arnold Palmer is dead at age 87. Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems, reports AP . Palmer was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital Thursday for some cardiovascular work and weakened over the... More »

Nike Ditching Its Golf Gear

No more clubs, balls, and bags, but it will keep making shoes and apparel

(Newser) - Nike is getting out of the golf equipment business, a surprising announcement made Wednesday that's sure to send Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and other players searching for new clubs and golf balls. Nike said it would stop making clubs, golf balls, and golf bags, instead devoting its resources to... More »

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