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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...

Mickelson Could Make History Sunday
Mickelson Could Make
History Sunday

Mickelson Could Make History Sunday

A roller coaster day at the PGA Championship could lead to history books

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson could have done without the thrills Saturday in the PGA Championship. Losing a five-shot lead in a span of five holes on the back nine. One tee shot into the water, another that ended up under a cart tire. It was all part of a wildly entertaining day...

Florida Golfer Dies While Reportedly Looking for Ball

Hermilo Jazmines drowned on the course

(Newser) - A Florida golfer died on the course Sunday morning, possibly in the search for a lost ball. CNN reports Hermilo Jazmines set out with a friend at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar. Shortly after 7:30am they reached the third hole, and Jazmines was last spotted looking...

Without Clubs, He Practiced With a Stick. Now, His PGA Debut

Kamaiu Johnson had a Good Samaritan on his side as a kid

(Newser) - Among the golfers teeing off Thursday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be 27-year-old Kamaiu Johnson, who'll be making his debut on the PGA Tour. But as NPR explains, Johnson's how-I-got-here story is more unusual than most. It began when an assistant golf pro at a...

Confusion Abounds Over Tweet Showing 'Golfing Trump'

Twitter suspended 'fake' Khamenei account over apparent threat, but Iranian leader's site has the pic

(Newser) - Log onto the website of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and an unusual photo appears on the homepage: a graphic representation of a man who appears to be Donald Trump, playing golf in a red shirt. Look more closely, however, and the image turns more ominous, with the...

PGA Strips Trump Golf Course of 2022 Championship

PGA of America cuts ties to the POTUS

(Newser) - The PGA of America cut ties to President Trump when it voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship event away from his New Jersey golf course next year, the AP reports. The vote comes four days after the Trump-fueled riot at the nation’s Capitol as Congress was certifying the...

Trump Tees Off After Brief G20 Appearance

The president pledges to work 'with you ... for a long time'

(Newser) - President Trump hit the links Saturday as G20 leaders grappled with the pandemic and America logged a record 198,500 new daily infections, the Guardian reports. The G20 summit's online "Pandemic Preparedness" event featured leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and South...

Johnson Defies History With Masters Win

The No. 1-ranked player finishes at 20-under 268

(Newser) - Nothing ever comes easily for Dustin Johnson in the majors, except for when he slipped his arms through that Masters green jacket Sunday, the AP reports. Johnson overcame a jittery start that conjured memories of past majors he failed to finish off. He turned that into a command performance, making...

Insane Shot Gives Golfer a Birthday to Remember
You're Not Going to
Believe This Hole-in-One

You're Not Going to Believe This Hole-in-One

Jon Rahm skips ball across pond at Augusta National—on his birthday, no less

(Newser) - It's tradition for golfers to try to skip their ball across the pond before the 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club during practice rounds, per ESPN . In doing so, Jon Rahm may have made the shot of his life, and on his 26th birthday no less. The Spanish...

Golf&#39;s &#39;Mad Scientist&#39; Pulls Away at US Open
Golf's 'Mad Scientist'
Pulls Away at US Open

Golf's 'Mad Scientist' Pulls Away at US Open

Bryson DeChambeau shoots 67 Sunday, finishes at 6 under

(Newser) - Call him a mad scientist in a tam o'shanter cap. Call him a game-changer in golf. Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with US Open champion, the AP reports. In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, DeChambeau...

NYT: Trump Made Big Ask of US Ambassador on British Open

Sources: President pressured Woody Johnson to ask UK government to bring event to Turnberry

(Newser) - Robert Wood Johnson IV, the New York Jets owner and Trump donor with no diplomatic experience before being tapped as the US ambassador to Britain, was apparently just the person the president thought could handle a big job: Ask the British government if it could help get the British Open...

Trump Slammed for Golfing Amid Pandemic

Media outlets cover the outing based on their political stripe

(Newser) - President Trump hit the links Saturday at his Trump National golf club in Northern Virginia, wearing a polo shirt and white ball cap but no mask. The real story, however, may be how media outlets are covering it. USA Today steers a middle course, saying the president is "projecting...

40 Years After a US Open Splash, This Tree Has Fallen

Famous 'Hinkle Tree' meets its demise thanks to gust of wind

(Newser) - A tree that appeared overnight during the 1979 US Open to become a part of golf lore has met its end. The Black Hills spruce known as the "Hinkle Tree" was partially uprooted by a gust of wind this week at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and was cut...

Golf Greats Called Her the Best — 'Man or Woman'

Mickey Wright helped make the LPGA a success

(Newser) - Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday in Florida of a heart attack. She was 85, the AP reports. The Hall of Famer's 82 wins place her second on...

Golfer Disqualified for a Very Strange Reason

Eddie Pepperell lost all his balls

(Newser) - It was a less-than-magical day on the links for Eddie Pepperell, who was disqualified from the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday for a rather unusual reason: He just plain ran out of golfballs. As ESPN reports, citing the golfers in his group, the British golfer was on the par-5 fourth...

Golfer Who Didn't Know New Rule Pays Big Price

Lee Ann Walker given 58 penalty strokes in Senior LPGA Championship

(Newser) - A new rule threw a veteran golfer off her game this week, and it cost her big. The Golf Channel reports that Lee Ann Walker competed in the Senior LPGA Championship in French Lick, Ind., and in both the first round on Tuesday and the second round on Wednesday, she...

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...

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...

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