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Trump Awards Highest Honor to 'True Legend' Tiger Woods

He's the youngest golfer to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

(Newser) - President Trump awarded golfer Tiger Woods the nation's highest civilian honor on Monday, describing the 43-year-old as a "true legend" who transformed golf and then fought through years of injury to return to the sport's summit. Trump awarded Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's... More »

Tiger Woods' Stunning Win Cost Bookies Millions

One gambler won $1.2M

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' stunning Masters win in Georgia on Sunday was a great day for the golfer and for anybody who can't resist a good comeback story—but a lousy day for bookies. A customer betting with William Hill in Las Vegas won $1.2 million with an $85,000... More »

Tiger Woods Wins Masters in Stunning Comeback

The once-great golfer proves he's great again

(Newser) - Tiger Woods achieved an incredible career comeback Sunday by winning his fifth Masters and his first major tournament in nearly 11 years, ESPN reports. And he did it in dramatic fashion, beginning the final round at 2 down against Italy's Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open champ, and playing an... More »

Bizarre Course Hazard Befalls Tiger Woods at Masters

A security guard slips, then slides into the golfer's ankle on the course at Masters

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is very much in the hunt at the Masters, just one stroke behind the leaders after two rounds. And that's despite a strange occurrence on the 14th hole that appeared to injure him, at least briefly. After Woods launched his second shot, a security guard trying to... More »

You've Probably Never Heard a Golfer Talk Quite Like This

'Mad scientist' Bryson DeChambeau is rising in rankings with a very calculated approach

(Newser) - Golfer Bryson DeChambeau is off to a strong start at this week's Masters, which probably isn't a surprise to those following the 25-year-old's fast ascent up the world rankings. He's currently ranked sixth, and DeChambeau's unusual approach to the game is drawing lots of attention.... More »

Just Before Tournament, Golfer Discovers One Giant Problem

Someone stole Annie Park's clubs, along with her backups

(Newser) - After the first LPGA major of the year teed off on Thursday, Annie Park found herself tied for the lead after six holes of the Ana Inspirational in California. It was especially impressive considering that less than three hours before the tournament began, Park discovered that her golf clubs had... More »

Book: Trump Is Brazen Golf Cheater

'Commander in Cheat' offers dozens of examples

(Newser) - Colluding with Russia? The special counsel says no. Cheating at golf? Well, that's something else. From pulling a fast one on Tiger Woods to exaggerating his handicap, Donald Trump's alleged misdeeds on and around the golf course are the subject of a new book by former Sports Illustrated... More »

George W. Bush Posts Photo of a First

Former president shoots a hole-in-one

(Newser) - Since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has become a painter and a pal of a former first lady. On Wednesday, he posted a photo about a new accomplishment: notching his very first hole-in-one, reports Golfweek . It came on the par-3, 164-yard 12th hole at Trinity Forest Golf Club... More »

Golfer's Temper Tantrum Earns Rare Penalty

Sergio Garcia is disqualified from tournament after damaging multiple greens

(Newser) - Pro golfer Sergio Garcia had a rotten day on the course Saturday. Just ask the golfers who had to play behind him—on the greens he damaged in anger. The Scotsman reports that Garcia damaged no fewer than six greens at the inaugural Saudi International, a feat that got him... More »

Caddie's Mistake Costs Golfer Nearly $100K

Mike Burrow stood in the wrong place, apparently, near golfer Haotong Li—but there's controversy

(Newser) - Haotong Li was in a tie for third place heading into the 18th hole at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in the UAE on Sunday. Then the Chinese pro golfer's caddie stood in the wrong place, at the wrong time. USA Today notes Mike Burrow apparently broke a new... More »

Homes on Golf Courses Used to Be Hot. Not Anymore

'Wall Street Journal' looks at how declining interest in the game is hurting real estate prices

(Newser) - For a while, it was all the rage to develop housing on or near a golf course. Today, however, interest in golf is on the wane. Put those two things together and you've got a giant headache for everyone involved—homeowners who once paid a premium are watching home... More »

There Was $9M on the Line, and One Golfer Got It All

Phil Mickelson wins match against Tiger Woods with birdie on 22nd hole

(Newser) - It was billed as golf's first pay-per-view broadcast: Phil Mickelson vs. Tiger Woods in a $9 million made-for-TV match Friday in Las Vegas. Only 700 invited guests were allowed to watch, and what they saw was Mickelson win on the 22nd hole. Mickelson was 1 up after 16 holes... More »

Golf Fan Struck by Ball Loses Sight in One Eye

Corine Remande was hit by a Brooks Koepka tee shot in the Ryder Cup

(Newser) - A woman who got hit by a tee shot while watching the Ryder Cup last week has received some awful news: Doctors have told Corine Remande she has lost the use of one eye, reports AFP . "The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye-socket and an... More »

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 »

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