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Golf: Sir Bob Charles Welcomed to The R&A

“Gavin Caldwell, captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, said, "I am delighted to welcome Sir Bob Charles as an Honorary Member of the Club.”

Golf: Sam Neill – Captain of the R&A

“Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand actor. He is perhaps best known for his starring role as palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.”

Golf: Spieth’s Collapse Not Surprising

“It’s difficult to eliminate the reigning champion (Jordan Spieth)”, but he is 156th (out of 204 golfers) on shots from 150-175 yards, 97th on shots from 175-200 yards and 101st on shots from 200-225 yards.

Golf: The Danny Willett Way

“He (Danny Willett) wasn’t like a young Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy or anything. He was good, but he wasn’t that good. I mostly remember his swagger – he was a nice lad but he was cocky and always on the line of being a bit too cocky…”

Golf: Lydia Ko - Vive la Difference

"I think I'm lucky that Jason (Lydia’s caddie) kind of talked me out of not going for the green in two," said Ko, facing a 3-wood shot over water from a downhill lie if she went for it.

Golf: Tired of Being Tiger Woods?

“Geoff Ogilvy still says, "At that point [2009] I would have bet you every dollar I had that he would break Jack's record." This is an excerpt from Alan Shipnuck’s extensive coverage in, “What Happened to Tiger Woods?

Golf: Take Another Tip From Brandel

“In a nutshell, Chamblee contends that the orthodox compact modern swing robs golfers of power and leads to injuries that shorten careers.

Golf: Take a Tip From Brandel

“I wish I could give just one change to many of today’s best players. Not for change’s sake, but for theirs.” That’s from Brandel Chamblee’s, “If these stars could do just one thing differently ...”

Golf: Kauri Cliffs and Other Northland Golf Courses

“For the gambling golfer at Kauri Cliffs, fortune may not always favour the brave, but in terms of sheer excitement, clifftop drops and coastal crosswinds ensure adrenalin flows regardless.” From James Henderson’s, “Northland Golf courses: Get in the swing”.

Golf: Steve Williams Rates a Zero

Alan Shipnuck’s headline reads, “Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Michelle Wie in Heroes & Zeros,” and coming in at number 3 among the Zeros is Steve aka Stevie who, “a few years ago he was given much of the credit for Adam Scott’s ascent.