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Golf: The Lost Art of Putting

“Does the stroke create the putt or does the putt create the stroke?

Golf: Greed is Good?

Over at USA TODAY, Paul Daughtery writes, “Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson on pay-per-view is more about greed than golf,” adding that, “This isn’t golf. It’s vaudeville.”
 
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Golf: Harder Balls Are Best

“There are very few golfers who want to give up distance from the tee, and rightly so as it’s proven the further you’re down the fairway from the tee equals closer approaches.

Golf: DeChambeau Won’t Do

“He’s a quirky personality, which might not gel well with a team of veterans who have played together for years.

Golf: “The Putter Nutter”

“How to never miss a 4ft putt . . . ever.

Golf: On Getting Ugly

“You are ­almost educating the player to be ugly. Same with Sexton.

The Best Selling Golf Book of All Time

“War hero, golf great: Tommy Armour’s amazing, untold life
Unheralded Scot recovered from horrific WW1 injuries to win Carnoustie’s first Open,“

Golf: Van de Velde’s Vanity?

“Three putt from thirty feet to win by one? Okay, fair enough I’d win by one, but what a way to finish!” was Jean Van de Velde’s comment after his historic collapse at Carnoustie.
 

Golf: Funny Fan Behaviour

“Walking around the US Open – and believe me, I walked a lot – it quickly became apparent that these idiots are very much few and far between,” writes Alex Perry while reviewing the behaviour of the weirdly dressed and vociferous patrons; Oops!

Golf; Peter Thomson R.I.P.

“For a period during the 1950s it seemed that Peter Thomson, who has died aged 88, virtually owned golf’s oldest major competition, the Open Championship. Between 1952 and 1958 the Australian won the Open four times and was three times a runner-up.”