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Lightning Strikes 6 at Tour Championship

'It was just a flash out of the corner of the eye,' says bystander Brad Uhl

(Newser) - Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in... More »

Golfer's Absent-Minded Goof Has Repercussions

Nearly 40 players missed practice because Lexi Thompson forgot her passport

(Newser) - Dozens of golfers hoping to win big at the Women's British Open were unable to practice Monday—all because American Lexi Thompson forgot her passport. Driver Ian Wright was transporting the golf clubs of 38 players from Évian-les-Bains, France—host of last week's Evian Championship—to England... More »

Lowry Wins British Open in Wind That Could Break Umbrellas

Tommy Fleetwood took second and Tony Finau came in third

(Newser) - The long-awaited return of the British Open to Northern Ireland ended with Shane Lowry hoisting the silver claret jug on the Emerald Isle, the AP reports. Even as the rain stopped, the tears began flowing. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured... More »

Girl Hit by Father's Golf Ball Dies

6-year-old was in golf cart 15 yards away

(Newser) - A 6-year-old Utah girl who loved to go golfing with her father is dead after an incredibly tragic accident at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. Police Lt. Trent Colledge tells the Gephardt Daily that the father teed off Monday morning as daughter Aria Hill sat in a golf cart... More »

Gary Woodland Wins Thrilling US Open

Brooks Koepja fails to make it 3 in a row

(Newser) - In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach, especially with a US Open on the line. Behind him by one shot on the leaderboard was Brooks Koepka, the most dangerous figure in major championship golf these days. The... More »

5 Hurt After 'Crazy' Accident at US Open

Runaway golf cart slammed into spectators

(Newser) - "It was crazy." That's how one witness describes to Golf.com the chaos that erupted at the US Open on Friday after an unmanned golf cart ran amok and slammed into a group of spectators, injuring five. The Californian reports that the incident at the Pebble Beach... More »

Tiger Woods' Ex-Coach Offends With 'Lee' Quip About Women

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' former coach has been suspended from his SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show after Wednesday comments viewed as racist and sexist. On the "Hank Haney Show," Haney laughingly predicted "a Korean" would win this week's US Women's Open, adding "I couldn't name... More »

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 »

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