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On Golf: Playing for His Country Brought Out Arnold Palmer’s Best

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:37:54 GMT

Arnold Palmer in Ryder Cup play in 1967.His Ryder Cup record in six appearances as a player was 22-8-2.


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Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:44:51 GMT

Palmer was 24 when he won the 1954 United States Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit.Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.


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Golf Great Arnold Palmer Was Also a Pioneering Pitchman

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:33:26 GMT

Arnold Palmer in 1965 with his agent, Mark McCormack, at the Laurel Valley Country Club in Ligonier, Pa., for the U.S. Open. Mr. McCormack would lead Mr. Palmer to make ads for Pennzoil, Wheaties and, more recently, the blood-thinning drug Xarelto, among many others.Mr. Palmer hawked nearly 50 products over a half-century and created the template for the modern entrepreneurial athlete.


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Raise a Glass to Arnold Palmer! Heavier on the Iced Tea!

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:16 GMT

Arnold Palmer, golfer and drink inventor.The legacy of Palmer, a golf legend who died on Sunday at 87, will always be invoked on hot days when a refreshing drink that bears his name is poured.


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Special Report: Ryder Cup: The Long and the Short of Hazeltine’s Secrets

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:21:58 GMT

Y.E. Yang of South Korea en route to his victory in the 2009 P.G.A. Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. The club has staged a number of prestigious tournaments since its founding in 1966.Built on farmland in a suburb of Minneapolis in 1966, the site of the Ryder Cup this week overcame early difficulties to go on to host a number of major tournaments.


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Special Report: Ryder Cup: Europe Is Putting Faith in Its Rookies

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:22:46 GMT

Danny Willett, above, is one of the six rookies in Europe’s 12-man Ryder Cup squad, but he is also the 2016 Masters champion.Half of the defending champion's 12 players are newcomers, which helps explain why the United States is the odds-on favorite to regain the Ryder Cup this year.


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With a Mix of Skill and Luck, Rory McIlroy Claims the FedEx Cup

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:06:05 GMT

After an eagle propelled him to a tie for first, Rory McIlroy birdied the fourth playoff hole to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.An eagle on the 16th hole of the final round gave McIlroy a surprise opportunity to claim his first season points title.


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On Golf: ‘Brexit’ Places the Unity of Europe’s Ryder Cup Team in Doubt

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:18:14 GMT

Darren Clarke in 2011. Clarke, the nonplaying captain of the European team for this year’s Ryder Cup, is British, as are seven of Europe’s 12 players.After Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, protocol changes and a shift in public perception may be in the offing. But some see it as a non-issue for the event.


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Dustin Johnson Shares Lead, but FedEx Cup Title Is in Reach

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:44:04 GMT

Dustin Johnson shot a one-under-par 69, ending the Tour Championship’s third round tied for the lead with Kevin Chappell.After Johnson made three straight birdies to go up by three shots in the third round of the Tour Championship, Kevin Chappell caught up with him.


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Dustin Johnson Moves a Step Closer to FedEx Cup Title

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:41:45 GMT

Dustin Johnson on the 17th hole at the Tour Championship. He has a one-stroke lead over Kevin Chappell going into the third round.After shooting a 66 on Thursday, Johnson shot a 67 to take a one-stroke lead over Kevin Chappell in the Tour Championship, the final tournament of the P.G.A. Tour season.


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If the 18th Hole Isn’t Made for TV, Make It the 9th

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:59:37 GMT

Henrik Stenson playing the traditional ninth hole at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta during the 2013 Tour Championship. For this year’s event it is the 18th hole, and organizers hope it will provide more end-of-round scoring drama because it is a par 5.The PGA Tour has flipped the front and back nines at East Lake Golf Club for the Tour Championship, while the last five holes of each nine at Hazeltine will be swapped for the Ryder Cup.


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Nike Tosses Its Golf Clubs. (Shirts to Stay On.)

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:45:50 GMT

Tiger Woods at the 2009 P.G.A. Championship. The sports world associates Woods with Nike and golf.Because of unsatisfactory sales, the company will shut down production of golf clubs and balls, but it will continue to produce its popular golf apparel.


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Sports Briefing: In Gee Chun Sets 72-Hole Major Record

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 03:57:28 GMT

In Gee Chun of South Korea in the final round of the Evian Championship. She missed the cut in the same tournament last year.Chun finished at 21 under par at the Evian Championship for the best 72-hole finish in a major tournament by a man or woman.


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Special Report: The Evian Championship: French Golfer Karine Icher Balances Motherhood and Pro Tour

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:38:11 GMT

Karine Icher said of the Evian Championship, ‘‘This is the only time for me to get to play in front of my home crowd and home country.’’ She now lives in Florida but travels on the L.P.G.A. tour with her husband, who is also her caddie, and their 5-year-old daughter, Lola.As she returns to the Evian Championship, Icher is still keeping her game all in the family, traveling with her husband, who is also her caddie, and their 5-year-old daughter.


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Special Report: The Evian Championship: Inbee Park’s Up-and-Down Year

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:38:07 GMT

Inbee Park at the 2015 Women’s British Open.Injuries have plagued the South Korean golf star this season, forcing her to withdraw from the Evian field, but she still managed to win the gold medal at the Rio Olympics in August.


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Special Report: The Evian Championship: Big Victories Propel South Korean Amateur Eun Jeong Seong

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:25:55 GMT

Eun Jeong Seong at the RACV Ladies Masters in Australia in February.The winner this summer of the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship and the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, Eun Jeong Seong, 16, will play her first L.P.G.A. event this week at the Evian.


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RYDER CUP '16: Capsules of the American Players at Hazeltine

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:40:40 GMT

A look at the U.S. team in the 41st Ryder Cup on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota. Players are listed in the order they made the team.



The Latest: Unflappable in Pool, Phelps Shaky on the Tee

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:40:37 GMT

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Strong Team Spirit Is Natural for Europe, Says McIlroy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:39:45 GMT

The U.S. have employed a Task Force and revamped their points system to try to end Europe's Ryder Cup dominance but one thing they cannot create is a team spirit that comes naturally, said Rory McIlroy.



World Ranking Comparison for Ryder Cup Teams

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:30:40 GMT

World rankings for members of the United States and Europe Ryder Cup teams, who will compete for the trophy at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:



LPGA to Make Stop in Indianapolis During 2017 Season

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:19:34 GMT

The LPGA Tour will return to Indianapolis next season.



Trucking on the PGA Tour, With 72,000 Pounds of Equipment

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:39:52 GMT

Pete Bezuk in the Titleist equipment truck, which he drives about 45,000 miles each PGA Tour season to tour events, where he makes or fixes clubs for players.Club makers’ technicians drive heavy trucks that are equal parts workshop, clubhouse and rock ’n’ roll tour bus to tour events nationwide.


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A Big Stage for Golf Animates Female Players Around the Globe

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:37:18 GMT

Aditi Ashok of India finished 41st at the Olympics, a boost to the sport in her country, she said.The inclusion of players from countries more competitive in events such as cricket or badminton could increase interest in the sport.


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On Golf: Four Fresh Major Champions, but Still No Golf Savior

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:17:52 GMT

Golf’s four majors were each captured this season by a player who earned his first major title, including Jimmy Walker, above, at the P.G.A. Championship.Four first-time major champions last combined to capture golf’s top titles in 2011, perhaps the start of the post-Tiger Woods era. But all the fresh faces have failed to command the sport.


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At Site of P.G.A. Championship Lies the Legend of Baltus Roll

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:21:34 GMT

Baltus Roll’s headstone rests in a small cemetery near Baltusrol Golf Club, site of the P.G.A. Championship, which starts Thursday. The tombstone carver apparently put an “o” in his first name by mistake.The name Baltusrol Golf Club is linked to the memory of a farmer and his coldblooded murder in 1831.


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On Golf: A Final Round for the Ages at the British Open

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:49:48 GMT

Henrik Stenson, far left, the British Open winner, with Phil Mickelson. Their final round was reminiscent of the so-called Duel in the Sun in 1977.Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson provided their version of a heavyweight boxing match on Sunday in a duel that was among the best in the sport’s history.


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Dustin Johnson Wins U.S. Open at Oakmont for First Major Title

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:18:51 GMT

Dustin Johnson after winning the 116th United States Open. He had lost two other majors in unusual ways and found himself in a bizarre situation Sunday with a potential penalty hanging over him.Johnson, who was 0 for 28 in majors and had lost two under strange circumstances, closed with a 69 and had a final score of 276 to beat three others by three strokes at four under par.


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Danny Willett Wins Masters as Jordan Spieth Folds

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:47:54 GMT

Danny Willett of England after his final putt in the last round of the Masters.Willett, a 28-year-old Englishman, took advantage of missteps by Spieth, who would have been the first player to repeat as champion since Tiger Woods in 2002.


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