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Lydia Ko's Honesty Leaves Reporter Speechless

She was praised for speaking openly on a topic many would rather avoid

(Newser) - Golf pro Lydia Ko had a pretty good day at the Palos Verdes Championship, finishing one-under 70 for third place. Midway through the final round, however, she was seen receiving treatment from her physical therapist. In a follow-up interview, Golf Channel reporter Jerry Foltz asked whether there was any cause...

At Masters, Scheffler Does What Only One Man Has Done

He joins Ian Woosnam as only players to win a major in their debut at No. 1 in the world

(Newser) - That new No. 1 ranking for Scottie Scheffler looks even better in a Masters green jacket. Two months after Scheffler finally broke through for his first PGA Tour victory, he capped off a most incredible 56-day stretch by making his fourth win the biggest of them all—the Masters by...

Woods Says He 'Felt Good' in First Round
Woods Plays
Again at

Woods Plays Again at Augusta

Star posts 71 in return to Masters

(Newser) - Tiger Woods had some good moments, some unlucky outcomes and a couple of blunders Thursday in his opening round of the Masters. Given what he's gone through over the last past year or so, he surely wasn’t going to complain. His day at Georgia's Augusta National was...

Golf's New No. 1 Has Snuck Up on Everyone

Scottie Scheffler was ranked No. 824 just 2 years ago

(Newser) - There's a new No. 1 in the world of golf this week, but don't be surprised if you haven't heard the name Scottie Scheffler before. The 25-year-old has caught much of the golfing world by surprise as well. Reuters points out the astonishing stat that Scheffler has...

Trump Issues Statement After Cynics Scoff at His Hole-in-One

'I won't tell you who won because I am a very modest individual ... I don't like people who brag!'

(Newser) - If you've been wondering how former President Trump's golf game has been going since he left the White House, don't fret—he's apparently doing just fine, according to his own most recent report from the green. On Saturday, Tim Swain, a Republican running for a seat...

Golfer Has Epic Club Throw, Then an Eagle
Wild Round

Video Captures Golfer's Wild Round

Charl Schwartzel hurls a club in frustration, later launches a memorable shot

(Newser) - Birdie, birdie, triple-bogey, par, bogey, eagle. That as, Golfweek notes, was the result of a particularly interesting six-hole stretch for golfer Charl Schwartzel Thursday at the Valspar Championship in Florida. But only the video can truly convey things. It shows a frustrated Schwartzel throwing his club after a lousy drive...

Students From All Over Died Together Pursuing Their Passion

University of the Southwest community, family remember golfers, coach after devastating accident

(Newser) - Laci Stone had a special request for her mom. The 18-year-old wanted to get tiny matching heart tattoos before leaving her Texas hometown and returning to New Mexico to finish out her freshman year at the University of the Southwest. She begged her mother, and now Chelsi Stone is glad...

'Tragic' Crash in Texas Kills College Golfers, Coach

Van carrying men's and women's golf teams collided with a truck late Tuesday

(Newser) - College students and their coach are among several people who have died following a collision between a truck and a vehicle carrying the University of the Southwest men's and women's golf teams. The teams were returning from a tournament at West Texas' Midland College, about 100 miles southeast...

After Barely Playing, Tiger Woods Wins $8M Golf Prize

He's the first winner of the Player Impact Program

(Newser) - Last year wasn't exactly a banner year for Tiger Woods' golfing career—he spent much of 2021 learning to walk again after a February rollover crash mangled his right leg so badly that doctors considered amputation. His only tournament of the year was the PNC Championship exhibition father/son challenge...

Phil Mickelson Apologizes After Saudi League Comments

Pro golfer said he would consider playing for Saudi Arabia despite its record on human rights

(Newser) - Updated: Phil Mickelson is sorry. In a tweeted statement Tuesday, the golfer apologized for the "reckless" comments that came out last week, and insisted he has always had the best interests of golf, his peers, his sponsors, and fans of the sport at heart. "There is the problem...

First Black Golfer to Play Masters Dies
A 'True Pioneer' in Golf Is Dead

A 'True Pioneer' in Golf Is Dead

Lee Elder was the first Black golfer to play Masters

(Newser) - Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87. The PGA Tour announced Elder’s death, which was first reported Monday by Debert Cook...

Harry Potter Star Suffers 'Medical Incident' on Course

Tom Felton taken to hospital after collapsing during celebrity golf match

(Newser) - Actor and musician Tom Felton was taken to a Wisconsin hospital Thursday after he collapsed during a celebrity match ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup. The Brit, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, "experienced a medical incident on the course" while representing Team Europe, the PGA...

Golf Ball Lands in Most Unusual Place During Tourney

Hideki Matsuyama's shot on the 10th hole during Northern Trust ended up in spectator's shirt

(Newser) - Some bizarre stuff has been happening on golf courses lately, and an incident Friday at the Northern Trust golf tournament at New Jersey's Liberty National Golf Course continued the streak. CBS Sports reports that Hideki Matsuyama was on the 10th hole during the tourney's second round when he...

She Used to Be an 'Angry' Golfer. Now, a Try at History

Hailey Davidson, who wants to be first trans athlete on LPGA tour, is at qualifying event this weekend in Calif.

(Newser) - Three years after undergoing gender confirmation surgery in 2010, Bobbi Lancaster did what no transgender athlete had done before: At the age of 63, the family physician tried to qualify for the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. She didn't make it, but she earned international media attention and went...

Pro Golfer Had Very Bad Day on One Hole
Pro Golfer 
Scores 13
on a Par 3

Pro Golfer Scores 13 on a Par 3

Si Woo Kim hits 5 consecutive balls into the water

(Newser) - On Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Korean pro golfer Si Woo Kim had a very hard time with the 11th hole. As GolfWeek explains, golfers must "hit their tee shots over water onto an island green with a small bunker guarding the front edge,"...

Odd Incident at Scottish Open Puzzles Rory McIlroy

Pro golfer looked on as fan swiped club from his bag

(Newser) - A spectator was escorted from the course at the Scottish Open on Friday after taking a club from Rory McIlroy's bag. The bizarre incident took place on the 10th tee, where McIlroy was waiting to get his second round underway at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick. Widely shared...

Pro Golfer Shot, Killed at Work at Georgia Country Club

2 others found dead at club after Gene Siller was shot

(Newser) - A pro golfer was shot and killed Saturday in Georgia, and two other men were later found dead at the same location. Gene Siller, 41, a Georgia PGA Section regular, was at work at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw when someone drove a white pickup truck into a sand...

Crude Joke by Giuliani Keeps Wie West Motivated

It's part of why she decided not to retire

(Newser) - Michelle Wie West is no longer the golf phenom who turned pro before the age of 16. She's 31 and a new mom, and after a series of injuries, Wie West was contemplating retirement, writes Karen Crouse in the New York Times . But you'll find her golfing this...

World of Golf Appears to Have a Nasty Feud

Brooks Koepka can barely contain his contempt for Bryson DeChambeau in leaked video

(Newser) - Two days after Phil Mickelson made history at the PGA Championship, the world of golf is chattering about a different matter entirely—a leaked video that exposes what appears to be a nasty, if entertaining, feud between two top young players. You can watch the video here , but be warned...

Phil Mickelson Just Made Golf History

He wins PGA Championship at age 50, oldest player to claim a major

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson went into the final round of the PGA Championship Sunday with the lead and a chance to make golf history. He did just that, per ESPN . The 50-year-old won the tournament at Ocean Course in South Carolina to become the oldest player to win one of golf's...

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