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  • DeChambeau has grand plan to cut Masters course down to size

    11/12/2020 3:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2020 | Jim Litke
    Bryson DeChambeau is golf’s latest litmus test, hammering drives that sound and soar like mortar fire and cut corners in ways golf-course designers and his fellow pros never dreamed. By the time the Masters ends Sunday, fans might still be debating whether that’s good for the game. Either way, though, real estate agents will be thrilled. DeChambeau, in just his fifth season on tour, is on a mission to prove that courses worldwide — even championship venues now routinely stretching almost 7,800 yards — have run out of room. Last month, he overwhelmed a legendarily tough Winged Foot course and...
  • 2020 Masters: Augusta National 'just going to play really long'

    11/09/2020 6:46:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Golfweek ^ | November 9, 2020 | Steve DiMeglio
    Instead of being the annual rite of spring for golf in April, the Masters will serve as an autumn awakening in November. A different version of a Fall Classic, if you will. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Masters was postponed from its annual run in April to November 12-15. That seven-month alteration, in short, means it will be a Masters unlike any other when players arrive in Augusta, Georgia, in pursuit of a green jacket.
  • After Finishing The Round, He Stopped To Take Photos With A Bride Getting Married At The Club Today

    11/07/2020 9:29:09 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/07/20
    We are the calm within the storm. Stay comfy, love, do the right thing at all times. This is the way of winners. We've got this.After finishing the round, he stopped to take photos with a bride getting married at the club today https://twitter.com/DisclosureBP/status/1325207464636149760   
  • Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Endorses President Trump

    10/28/2020 11:28:24 PM PDT · by Arcadian Empire · 23 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 28th 2020 | Jack Nicklaus
  • The Match 3 golf tournament set for Nov. 27 to benefit Black colleges

    10/19/2020 5:29:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | OCT 19 2020 | Jabari Young
    Turner Sports’ The Match 3 is officially set. The popular celebrity golf outing will feature Phil Mickelson, Charles Barkley, Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning and air on WarnerMedia’s TNT network on Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. ET. The outing, titled “The Match: Champions for Change” will “uniquely contribute toward and highlight diversity, equality and inclusion through donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), while raising awareness and spotlighting opportunities for diversity and equality in sports,” the network said in its release.
  • Ford F-150 Electric Pickup May Get Newly Patented Range Extender in Its Bed

    10/06/2020 4:48:01 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 139 replies
    https://www.caranddriver.com/ ^ | OCT 6, 2020 | BY ROBERTO BALDWIN OCT 6, 2020
    Ford has patented a removable range extender for an electric pickup that sits in the bed and resembles a toolbox. The range extender would act as a generator, recharging the battery of the vehicle using a small motor. The system could potentially make its way into the upcoming electric Ford F-150. While automakers rush to get their electric trucks on the road, there are likely potential buyers who might still be concerned about range, especially in areas without a robust charging-station infrastructure. Ford might have a solution for those customers: a modular range extender that sits in the bed of...
  • Viral Video Shows 4-Year-Old Boy Hit Hole-in-One Like a Golf Pro

    08/28/2020 3:01:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KPTV ^ | Aug 25, 2020
    A 4-year-old boy amazed his father when he nailed a hole-in-one at a golf course in Wheeling, West Virginia. Mario Figaretti and his son, Rocco, were at Oglebay’s Par 3 course when the young boy made the impressive shot. After Rocco hit the ball, it landed just short of the green and rolled directly into the hole. "Rocco, you just hit a hole-in-one!" the dad said. Figaretti said his son started practicing at age 3, and it's been fun watching his skills develop. "He practices all the time in the yard," he wrote on Facebook. "To say I’m proud would...
  • Jim Herman Qualifies for FedEx Playoffs With 'Out of the Blue' Win at Wyndham (Credits Rounds Played With Trump)

    08/20/2020 3:13:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/17
    Jim Herman has a plan to keep his PGA Tour career thriving — play more rounds with President Donald Trump. Whenever Herman plays golf with the president, soon after he hoists a trophy. It happened in 2016 with his breakthrough victory at the Houston Open, again before he won the Barbasol tournament last year — and now before Herman's improbable rally Sunday at Wyndham Championship to make the FedEx Cup playoffs. "He's been a big supporter of mine," Herman said about Trump, his regular golf partner while working as an assistant professional at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey.
  • Biden: We are months into this crisis, and our health care workers are still being forced to reuse masks. It’s unacceptable.

    07/16/2020 2:02:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    Joe Biden on Twitter ^ | 7/16/20 | Joe Biden's twitter writer
    We are months into this crisis, and our health care workers are still being forced to reuse masks. It’s unacceptable. Mr. President, fix the PPE shortages before you tee off for yet another round of golf. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 16, 2020
  • Watch: Bryson DeChambeau hits tee shot 423 yards ... 4 hundred, 23 yards

    07/16/2020 9:54:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Golf Channel ^ | July 16, 2020 | Mercer Baggs
    Bryson DeChambeau returned to competition on Thursday with a 353-yard drive on the 10th hole at Muirfield Village. It was his first official swing since winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic two weeks again.
  • Biden: Donald Trump needs to spend less time playing golf and more time listening to experts like Dr. Fauci

    07/13/2020 9:47:02 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    Joe Biden on Twitter ^ | 7/13/20 17 mins ago | Joe Biden
    Donald Trump needs to spend less time playing golf and more time listening to experts like Dr. Fauci. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 13, 2020
  • ‘The Masters’ Golf Tournament Should Change ‘Racist’ Name, Writer Says

    06/24/2020 10:43:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 24, 2020 | Eric A. Blair
    "Tiger Woods, other big-time golfers and corporate sponsorships should demand it. In the current climate, with all the sweeping changes, it’s only right and just. Best of all, in this case, it’s a simple and smooth fix. The Masters never felt good or even sounded good when you said it. And before we hear from the choir about tradition and history, save it. When that history and tradition is rooted in slavery, it shouldn’t be preserved and honored. Augusta National was built on grounds that were once a slave plantation and was the property of a slave owner."
  • Colin Montgomerie: It is time to introduce a new tournament ball to counter Bryson DeChambeau's strength

    06/14/2020 4:56:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 13, 2020 | James Corrigan
    Bryson DeChambeau’s outrageous power show at the PGA Tour’s comeback event has convinced Colin Montgomerie of the urgent necessity for the governing bodies to introduce a tournament ball. Like everyone who watched the opening rounds of the Charles Schwab Challenge, Montgomerie was stunned by the transformation of the 26-year-old American. In the Tour’s three-month hiatus, DeChambeau added so much bulk he has gone from a medium in shirts to an extra-large. And, if anything, the distance which the world No 13 generates in hitting a ball has been even more staggering. In the first round at the tight, treelined Colonial...
  • The first step into golf’s new normal (PGA OPENS)

    06/10/2020 12:40:48 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 12 replies
    PGATOUR.COM ^ | 6/9/2020 | Mike McAllister
    For the golf world, the Charles Schwab Challenge marks the first time TOUR pros have gathered en masse since March 12, the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship. After the rest of the TOUR’s signature event was canceled as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, the 2019-20 season also was suspended … until this week. Excited to get back into action, many players arrived at Colonial on Monday to go through the on-site protocols and get in some practice time.
  • Turner: 'The Match' was most-watched golf event in cable history

    05/26/2020 11:10:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2020 | Jason Owens
    The sports void is real. Those figuring out how to fill it are reaping the rewards. After ESPN announced record viewership numbers for its 10-part Michael Jordan series “The Last Dance,” Turner Sports recorded similar ratings for a golf exhibition. The network group announced on Monday that Sunday’s airing of “The Match” drew an average of 5.8 million viewers, rivaling ratings recorded by “The Last Dance,” the most-watched documentary in ESPN history. At its peak, 6.3 million people tuned in. Those ratings set a record for a cable golf telecast, according to Turner Sports. That means more people tuned in...
  • 'The Match' gave us a once-in-a-lifetime combination of sports greatness

    05/25/2020 7:51:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 25, 2020 | Dan Agnew
    It’s not every day you get two GOATs in the same round of golf. “The Match: Champions for Charity” featured Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. Outside of Manning, who retired from the NFL five years ago, the other three are still active in their sports and among the most accomplished athletes of all time. There were a combined eight Super Bowl rings and 20 major championships in Sunday’s foursome. Talk about legendary.
  • Rory McIlroy Says He Would Not Golf with Trump Again: ‘Out of Choice’

    05/16/2020 8:06:41 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2020 | AP
    McIlroy continued, unprompted, by saying Trump has tried to politicize the pandemic, using as an example Trump claiming the U.S. has administered the most tests for the new coronavirus than any other nation. “Like it’s a contest,” McIlroy said. “There’s some stuff that just is terrible. It’s not the way a leader should act. There is a bit of diplomacy that you need to show, and I just don’t think he’s showing that, especially in these times.” The hosts, Scottish golf journalists Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan, asked McIlroy if he would play with Trump again. “I don’t know if...
  • TaylorMade Driving Relief: Things to know about Covid-19 charity skins game

    05/15/2020 8:59:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Sky Sports ^ | May 15, 2020 | Ali Stafford
    Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson join forces to play against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole Golf Club in Florida, with both teams raising money and awareness for Covid-19 related charities. Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson join forces to play against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at Seminole Golf Club in Florida, with both teams raising money and awareness for Covid-19 related charities.
  • Mayor’s office closes Cook County Forest Preserve golf courses within city limits for the remainder of May

    05/08/2020 1:21:21 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 8, 2020 | Teddy Greenstein
    The vast majority of Americans can return to their favorite local golf course. That includes Illinois residents — except those who want to play in Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office has ordered the closing of the three Cook County Forest Preserve courses within city limits — Indian Boundary, Billy Caldwell and Edgebrook. A visit to the ForestPreserveGolf.com website yields an interesting mix: The eight courses outside the city limits, such as River Oaks and Joe Louis, are taking tee times. But a click on the other three yields the message: “Temporarily closed — Per City of Chicago Department of Health...
  • POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi predicts ‘bigger number’ because of governors impatience (Obama golfs during lockdown!)

    04/29/2020 8:41:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | April 26 | Jake Sherman & Anna Palmer
    ... SPOTTED: Former President Barack Obama playing golf at Robert Trent Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Saturday afternoon...