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  • Paula Creamer vs. Gary McCord in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

    In 1973, a record TV audience watched top female tennis player Billie Jean King defeat the iconic chauvinist Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes." Now, nearly 40 years later, the grand stage will move from the tennis court to the golf course as LPGA Star Paula Creamer takes on CBS Sports Commentator Gary McCord in golf's "Battle of the Sexes" on O ...

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  • Online Gallery of Fine Golf Art Launches

    As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, The Shivas Irons Society has realized a long-held intention of establishing an online gallery of fine art and photography inspired by the game of golf. "The Gallery takes its inspiration from the four original issues of the Journal of the Shivas Irons Society, which was intended to showcase established and emerg ...

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  • Michael Phelps to be Next Student on 'The Haney Project'

    Recently crowned the most decorated Olympian in history with an astonishing 22 career Olympic medals, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has plans for the next stage of his career: to play the world's greatest golf courses and improve his golf game under the watchful eye of Golf Channel's Hank Haney. The Haney Project will chronicle Phelps' attempts to impr ...

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  • New-Look Sedgefield Ready For Wyndham Championship

    When McConnell Golf purchased Sedgefield Country Club in early 2011, its new owner recognized significant improvements to the longtime host site of the Wyndham Championship would be necessary in order to help restore the club to its former glory. Numerous, well-publicized upgrades were made prior to the 2011 Wyndham, while others are ongoing. Most significan ...

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  • Top 8 Spots Solidified For U.S. Ryder Cup Team

    The top eight spots for the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Team are now official. So who’s in for the U.S.? Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson will all compete for the U.S. team in the 2012 Ryder Cup, set for Sept. 25-30 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. All eight qualifiers ...

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  • McIlroy Wins PGA Championship By Record 8 Strokes

    Rory McIlroy turned in a final-round, 6-under 66 to win the PGA Championship by eight strokes on Sunday, setting the tournament record for margin of victory at 13 under. McIllroy made six birdies and no bogeys on the the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, draining a 25-footer for birdie on No. 18 to capture the victory. “On 18, I was just taking the whol ...

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  • Gary Player Looks Back At First PGA Championship Victory

    As golf's top players tee off at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Ocean Course for the final major championship of the season, nine-time major winner and golf icon Gary Player will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first PGA Championship victory in 1962 at the Aronimink Golf Club. In 1962, Player became only the second international golfer to lift the Wana ...

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  • PGA Tour Returns To Hoosier State for BMW Championship

    It has been a good year for sports in Indiana. In February, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was the most-watched program in American television history. In March, the Indiana men’s college basketball program returned to respectability, finishing just two victories outside the Final Four (after winning 28 games the previous three seasons combined). I ...

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  • Medinah Brings 1st Ryder Cup to Illinois

    Storied Medinah Country Club is the Chicago area’s best-known and most frequent major championship venue. The private club features three courses but is widely known for Course No. 3, site of three U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. Add the 2012 Ryder Cup to the list. The PGA of America announced in October of 1998 that Medinah would host the bien ...

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  • PGA Championship: World’s Best Golfers vs. America’s Toughest Course

    By Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.com The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island was always destined for greatness. Architect Pete Dye remembers meeting on a grassy dune with PGA officials on the eastern tip of the island back in the late 1980s.   “We were all standing there and one of them says, ‘This is where we’re going to have the Ryd ...

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