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  • Jordan Spieth one round from $10 million after taking lead at Tour Championship (Jordan Wins)

    09/26/2015 2:02:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2015 | Doug Ferguson/AP
    ATLANTA — Jordan Spieth already has the best year in golf. He’s one round away from having the richest year in golf history. Spieth battled through a tough, rainy Saturday at the Tour Championship and overtook Henrik Stenson by one shot with a 2-under-par 68.
  • SNYDER: Tiger Woods’ latest surgery removes any chance of tying Jack Nicklaus

    09/21/2015 6:43:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Deron Snyder
    Not much doubt remained that Jack Nicklaus would retain his record for victories in major golf tournaments. But any lingering thoughts of Tiger Woods possibly supplanting him were snuffed for good last week. What once seemed inevitable has transitioned to impossible. Stuck at 14 major victories since capturing the 2008 U.S. Open, Woods will not win five more majors. Woods will not win four more majors to tie Nicklaus‘ mark of 18. He would do well to win another tournament, period, something he last accomplished at the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. He has teed off in 23 PGA tournaments since then...
  • Donald Trump Golf Swing Analysis by Hank Haney

    09/19/2015 5:53:50 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 21, 2011 | Hank Haney
    Let's take a break this morning, and depart from the negatory stuff from the past week on Donald Trump. I think you'll enjoy this short video with golf pro Hank Haney, who analyzes Trump's golf swing...I think you can predict the outcome. Trump has his own style. There is so much going on with this man, starting with just his life from birth to the present. So much for all of us to discover, ie if he becomes our next president. I would love to see Trump and Obama playing golf together, in fact, you know someday this will happen.
  • Volkswagen Accused Of Hacking 482,000 Diesels To Fake U.S. Emissions Tests

    09/18/2015 11:14:17 AM PDT · by Reaganez · 51 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | September 18, 2015 | Justin Hyde
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California officials say some 482,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels were engineered to falsify their emissions for federal tests—a violation that opens the German automaker to a theoretical fine totaling $18 billion. The EPA and California Air Resources Board say the affected models had software in its computer engine controls that could sense exactly when it was being tested for emissions quality. At all other times, it would run the diesels in a different mode with illegal levels of pollution; for example, spewing up to 40 times more nitrogen oxide, a key component of smog,...
  • Police: Golfer Dies After Being Stung By Bees In Michigan

    09/10/2015 12:32:57 PM PDT · by b4its2late · 33 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | September 10, 2015 1:08 PM | CBS Detroit
    DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ/AP) — Police say a golfer from Ohio has died after being stung at least 20 times by bees as he searched for a ball in woods in northern Michigan. Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Tamlyn says Darryl Dever of Powell was pronounced dead Wednesday after having trouble breathing. Tamlyn told WWJ Newsradio 950 that Dever and a friend — a doctor — were golfing together at Treetops Resort’s north course when Dever went into the woods to retrieve a ball.
  • [Satire] Obama Accuses Jeter of Cheating

    09/03/2015 5:48:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama leveled cheating charges against former Yankee great Derek Jeter as the athlete easily beat him in a round of golf. Press Secretary Josh Earnest alleged that “the president’s prowess has been borne out in hundreds of rounds over the past six years where he has gone undefeated against every prior opponent. How likely is it that Jeter would be the only person to win against him?” Earnest brushed aside the possibility that a skilled professional athlete of Jeter’s caliber might have genuinely been a better golfer. “Let me point out that the president has more hours of...
  • Report: Obama Accused Derek Jeter Of Hustling Him In Golf Game

    08/25/2015 9:24:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies ^ | August 25, 2015 | Trent Baker
    President Barack Obama has played a lot of golf in his days as the nation’s leader. On Monday, Obama relayed one of his golf stories while speaking at a fundraiser for the Nevada Democratic Party hosted at the home of The Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun. Obama talked about about golfing with Greenspun and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, saying the two “stole money” from him because Jeter was “shanking balls everywhere” at the practice range and then beat him on the course.
  • Davis Love III, 51, wins Wyndham Championship for 3rd time

    08/23/2015 3:37:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    WRAL Sports Fan ^ | August 23, 2015
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — 5:58 pm -- Charlotte native and former University of North Carolina golfer Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro Sunday by one stroke over Jason Gore. Love finished at 17-under, edging Gore by a stroke and earning a berth in the FedEx Cup playoffs. The win was Love’s 21st on the PGA Tour and third at the Wyndham Championship (1992, 2006). At 51 years and four months, Love becomes the third oldest player to ever win a tournament on the PGA Tour after Sam Snead (1965 Greater Greensboro Open; 52 years,...
  • Friday's other big number: Obama plays 248th round of golf as market tanks

    08/21/2015 7:55:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/15 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama golf carted closer to his 250th round of golf as president Friday, a day when an even bigger number was making news, the 530-point stock drop. At the tail end of a 16-day vacation, Obama golf for the 248th time as president, more than most, but a long way from catching other presidents famous for hitting the links like Dwight Eisenhower. He played the Farm Neck Golf Club with former NBA great Alonzo Mourning, basketball free agent Ray Allen and Cyrus Walker, cousin to Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett. They played for four hours, 52 minutes, about average...
  • ‘This really is a lot of golf’: Vacationing president closing in on 250th round

    08/17/2015 5:29:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/17/15
    Yes, we know: President Bush played golf too. But while we usually count on CBS News’ Mark “Numbers” Knoller to keep track of the president’s visits to the golf course and with whom, he hasn’t tweeted today. So instead we’ll rely on the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard to keep us up to date. As Twitchy noted, President Obama’s golf date with Bill Clinton on Martha’s Vineyard this weekend suggested to some that an indictment of Hillary Clinton was even less likely than earlier suspected.
  • Jordan Spieth has history on his mind as he eyes a third major in 2015

    08/16/2015 10:32:28 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | 8-14-15 | Stephen Hennessey
    HAVEN, Wis. -- The chance at winning his third major title of 2015 ran across Jordan Spieth's mind as he walked off the 10th green. Spieth had watched Phil Mickelson torch the back nine at Whistling Straits on TV prior to his Saturday tee time. So with a par at the par-4 10th, Spieth told himself to turn it on: "I said, 'All right, it's now or never' at that point.' " Right there, Spieth saved the possibility of adding yet another major in 2015. A back-nine torching of his own -- three strokes better than Mickelson's, produced an inward...
  • President Obama and Bill Clinton play golf together at Martha's Vineyard

    08/15/2015 8:16:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 August 2015
    President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton played golf together on Saturday ahead of an evening birthday celebration for a mutual friend - the Washington power broker Vernon Jordan. Jordan, who is turning 80, and former US Trade Representative Ron Kirk rounded out the golf foursome at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. Obama has spent much of the past week on the golf course as he vacations with his family on the Massachusetts island.

    08/13/2015 7:21:30 AM PDT · by Chauncey Uppercrust · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | AUG 12 2015 | CNBC Staff
    U.S. authorities have launched an investigation into the former chairman of Dean Foods, the country's largest milk processor, who is suspected of leaking confidential information about a corporate spinoff to a professional gambler, who in turn is thought to have tipped off pro golfer Phil Mickelson, the Wall Street Journal reported. Tom Davis, 66, abruptly resigned as chairman last week ahead of Dean Foods' second quarter earnings release on Monday. The company declined to provide details on his sudden departure, while Davis' lawyer said his resignation was voluntary, the WSJ reported. The Securities and Exchange Commission together with the Manhattan...
  • We’re All Bozos on This Bus, or “Orange is the New Black”

    08/05/2015 6:48:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-5-2015 | MOTUS
    Here’s one reason Republicans complain about lack of leadership in their party. John Boehner explains his ambitions on Golf TV:“I want to be head Bozo” Some people were pushing me to run for the Senate. I decided I didn’t want to do that, and I made a decision that the rest of my career was gonna be in the US House. So the team said to me, “All right, well, the rest of your career’s gonna be in the House. What’s your goal?” I didn’t know! So I said, “Well, if you don’t shoot for the top (snickers), why shoot for...
  • Obama golfs with old friends on pre-birthday weekend

    08/02/2015 10:30:00 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/15 | By Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Saturday celebrated his upcoming birthday with an annual tradition: hitting the links with a group of old friends. The president — who turns 54 on Tuesday — and his friends played golf at Joint Base Andrews just outside the Beltway before heading up to the Camp David presidential retreat for the rest of the weekend.
  • Mystery pooper targeting holes of Norwegian golf course

    07/30/2015 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 81 replies
    UPI ^ | 25 July 2015 | Ben Hooper
    The groundskeeper of a Norwegian golf course said a mystery pooper targeting course holes must be a man "because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." Kenneth Tennfjord, groundskeeper at the Stavanger Golf Club, said he has been finding human feces and toilet paper in course holes since 2005. "He has a couple of favorite holes," Tennfjord told the Rogaland Avis newspaper. "And we know it is a man because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." "He poos only on weekdays. On weekends I have never found poo on the golf course," Tennfjord...
  • Boehner: Dang it, I can’t play golf with Obama anymore because ‘everybody gets bent out of shape’

    07/30/2015 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    World's smallest violin You people are really something, you know that? You send a regular guy like John Boehner to Washington - a guy who cuts his own grass and irons his own shirts - and all he wants is to be able to play golf with the president in peace. And you # about it, to the point where he’s had to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that hitting the links with Obama just isn’t worth the trouble anymore: “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said...
  • Boehner unlikely to golf again with Obama

    07/29/2015 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is unlikely to hit the golf links any time soon with President Obama because people get “bent out of shape." “The President has suggested, ‘Hey, do you think it is too much trouble to play golf again?’ ” he said in excerpts of an interview on the Golf Channel airing Monday. “I have to look at him and say, ‘Yes, because everybody gets bent out of shape worried about what we are up to, when all we are really going to do is just play golf.’ ” The avid golfer dished on his 2011...
  • Tiger Woods: ‘I have to get a little bit worse before I can make a giant stride’ forward

    07/28/2015 5:58:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Daniel Roth
    GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods has been here before. He’s changed his swing at the behest of several different gurus. He’s played the Quicken Loans National and won in 2009 and again in 2012. Woods knows the course at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, which this week is home to the tournament run in partnership with Woods‘ non-profit, the Tiger Woods Foundation. He even competed for the United States in 2005, when RTJ was home to the Presidents Cup. But this time around, everything is different. The tee boxes are pushed farther than Woods remembers them being a decade ago....
  • Boehner gets emotional in Golf Channel interview (video)

    07/28/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/15 | Judy Kutz
    Even golfing can be a tearjerker of a subject for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who’s known for frequently dispensing waterworks. “I wanted to make sure that every kid had the same chance I did — an opportunity,” Boehner, with tears filling his eyes, says in a promotional spot for The Golf Channel show, “Feherty.” Another clip from the program, which airs Aug. 3., shows Boehner telling host David Feherty about a photo of him and some companions that sits in his office, saying, “The three of us are talking about how easily we turn to tears.” Boehner — who’s gotten...
  • White House Snipes At Congress For Playing Golf

    07/20/2015 7:18:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/15 | Charlie Spierling
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pointed out that members of Congress would be enjoying their August vacations by playing golf, but not necessarily with President Obama. Earnest explained that Sunday’s round of golf with a few Democratic members of Congress had “been in the works for quite some time” and wasn’t necessarily a diplomatic effort to build support for his nuclear deal with Iran. When asked if Obama would be playing more golf with members of Congress, Earnest declined to share any details of the president’s golfing schedule. “I’m confident in the next 60 days, many members of Congress...
  • Spieth birdies 16th, in tie for lead

    07/20/2015 10:09:48 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    Spieth tied for lead at -15
  • British Open: Amateur Paul Dunne soars to top of leaderboard

    07/19/2015 9:51:54 AM PDT · by fhayek · 138 replies
    CBC Sports ^ | 7/19/15 | Doug Ferguson
    An amateur is leading the British Open. Paul Dunne, a 22-year-old Irishman, claimed the top spot all to himself with a birdie on the 10th hole Sunday. That took his overall score to 11 under, pushing him ahead of a group that included Jordan Spieth. Dunne played collegiately at Alabama-Birmingham and went through qualifying to earn his spot in the Open. He plans to turn professional later this summer and try to claim a spot on the European Tour. For now, he's the one everyone is chasing at the home of golf. There hasn't been an amateur winner of the...
  • Tiger Woods Can't Muster Old Magic in First-Round 76 at British Open

    07/16/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    SI ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jeff Ritter
    Not long ago you could bank on the Old Course bringing out the best in Tiger Woods. This was something else entirely. On Thursday at the 144th British Open, Woods added a new chapter to his Season of Misery, a grisly four-over 76 that left him 11 shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson with the afternoon tee times still on the course. It was a shocking result at a revered track he once dominated while winning St. Andrews Opens in 2000 and 2005.
  • St. Andrews’s Biggest Hazard: The Forecast

    07/16/2015 6:52:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2015 | John Paul Newport
    On Tuesday evening, shortly before the British Open’s past champions dinner at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club here, Gary Player, wearing a sharp pinstriped suit, entertained a few questions about the Old Course. We were standing on the clubhouse patio, with its famous view of the first and 18th holes. The course, in its current configuration, is more than 130 years old. Is it still an adequate challenge for today’s professional golfers? “If there’s no wind, they’ll tear this place apart,” Player said.
  • Fowler wins after thrilling finish [Golf Ping]

    07/12/2015 1:00:13 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 9 replies
    Scottish Open Website ^ | July 12, 2015 | Scottish Open writers
    Fowler wins after thrilling finish America’s Rickie Fowler birdied the last to snatch victory and deny compatriot Matt Kuchar in a thrilling finish to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.The World Number Nine produced his second brilliant finish of the season at Gullane, having fallen two shots off the lead when he bogeyed the 14th hole of the final round.Fowler responded with birdies at the 15th, 16th and 18th to finish 12 under par and snatch victory from Ryder Cup team-mate Kuchar.That brought back memories of the 26 year old's victory in the Players Championship at Sawgrass in May, when...
  • Meanwhile In Washington...(18's not enough. Press pool told Pres Obama playing another 9 )

    07/11/2015 8:02:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-11-15 | @markknoller
    18's not enough. Press pool told Pres Obama playing another 9 at Caves Valley. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 11, 2015
  • Donald Trump continuing to give canned responses

    07/01/2015 11:35:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    I think one thing Trump is doing correctly is ignoring specific details of questions he is being asked. 90% of the questions the GOP contenders will be getting asked will be total BS or a set up; and the bait should not be taken. In 2012, Juan Williams asked a stupid question about why the majority of blacks oppose the death penalty and whites support the death penalty. They should have used the question to attack affirmative action as being unconstitutional or busing for causing violence.
  • Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer .. serial cheater

    07/01/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer: Report claims serial cheater started relationship while he was still with Lindsey Vonn. [ Full Title ] ... Serial cheater Tiger Woods is dating the ex-wife of a friend and fellow professional golfer, a report claims. The 39-year old is said to be having a 'steamy affair' with Amanda Boyd, 27 - who divorced former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner in April. ... in May that Woods was dumped by Vonn because she caught him cheating in February during the Farmers Insurance Open - a week before Boyd and...
  • Golf bodies jointly tell Trump he's not 'right' on immigration comments

    07/01/2015 2:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Sports' Devil Ball Golf Blog ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    Univision. NBCUniversal. Macy's. They've all severed ties with 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump over remarks he made about immigration and Mexicans. The two broadcast powers have refused to air the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump partially owns, on July 12, and Mexican officials affiliated with the outdated pageant have said they won't send a representative to the event. Trump has responded in-kind with harsh remarks, particularly through Twitter, setting ablaze any potential future relationship with these companies. However, while Trump has been battling on multiple fronts, he believed he has the backing of the golf world. “I’ve had tremendous support...
  • Whining is For Duffers, Not Pros

    06/25/2015 9:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Sometimes you just have to get away from politics, if even for half a weekend.
  • Obama Planning Weekend Golf Extravaganza

    06/19/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies ^ | June 19, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    Man, the fun never stops. President Obama continues to cast a pall of unseriousness over his presidency, which was already of questionable seriousness, planning a weekend of golf out in California following two days of fundraising on the Left Coast. This just a week after throwing a White House bash for 500 of his closest friends. Meanwhile, his wife is on a taxpayer-funded excursion to Europe where she is promoting health and education overseas while taking in some sights with her daughters and her mother. According to the Washington Examiner, Obama will golf in Palm Springs even amidst drought, a...
  • Tiger Woods, in a Hole, Wants to Win Back Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren

    06/18/2015 8:54:09 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 42 replies
    NDTVSports ^ | 18 June, 2015 | NDTVSports
    Times have been tough for Woods. He was the top golfer during his marriage to Nordegren. He hasn't won a Major since 2008.
  • Tiger Woods' Free-Fall Going Faster by the Round

    06/18/2015 11:42:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/18
    Maybe there was a time you figured the artist formerly known as Tiger Woods had earned his own demise, that he had this coming to him all along. Maybe you thought he deserved to suffer on the golf course after the scandal, and after he spent his dynastic years wearing that invisible Do Not Disturb sign while keeping you, the sports fan, as far away as possible on the less fortunate side of the ropes. Maybe you were a blind believer in karma, entrenched enough in the what-goes-around, comes-around crowd to enjoy watching Woods devolve into the worst kind of...

    05/29/2015 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29,2015 | ROBERT WILDE
    For the first time in history a husband and a wife, while playing golf together, teeing it up on the same hole, playing as a twosome, shot consecutive holes in one. Odds makers consider the chances of this occurrence almost incalculable. The National Hole-in-One Association makes a stab at it, rendering it at about 52,000,000 to 1. Whatever the chances, don’t expect it to happen again too soon Sunday Tony and Janet Blundy headed off to their friendly, but competitive round of golf. Playing the Ledge Meadows golf course in Grand Ledge, Oregon, Tony knocked a seven-iron in from 135...
  • Jack Nicklaus used the same 3-wood for all 18 major wins (37 years)

    05/28/2015 12:30:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 43 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 5-27-15 | Ryan Ballengee
    How often do you buy new golf clubs? Every year, three years? Would you use the same club for 37 years? No, you wouldn't, but Jack Nicklaus did and it helped him to 18 major titles. Nicklaus used a 1958 MacGregor 693 3-wood to win all of his major championships and 73 PGA Tour titles. He stopped using it in 1995. It's now on display in the new Jack Nicklaus Room at the USGA's museum at its Far Hills, N.J. headquarters. While the 3-wood is out of his bag now, he still uses what he called "small-headed" irons. Fans ask...
  • Massive synthetic putting green opens in Port St. Lucie [Golf Ping]

    05/27/2015 4:25:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    PB Post Blog ^ | 5-26-15 | Brian Biggane
    Residents of Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie desiring to work on their short game have a remarkable new resource literally at their fingertips. The active adult community recently opened a 43,000-square-foot synthetic putting green that is believed to be the largest in the United States and possibly the world. Designed by golf course architect George Clifton, the synthetic surface is comprised of environmentally friendly, recyclable premium nylon that will never require watering, pesticides or other chemicals. The complex is large enough that it has a native area of trees and plants incorporated into its design. It is available...
  • Disgraced sex addict Tiger Woods CHEATED on ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn - the real reason they split

    05/12/2015 7:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2015 | Lycia Naff
    When Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn split over a week ago, the Olympic skiier posted on Facebook the explanation that 'both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.' Daily Mail Online can now exclusively reveal that during one of those 'times apart' Tiger cheated on Lindsay - with a 'faceless, nameless woman', a friend reveals. 'He had a relapse in the sex department,' a close friend reveals to Daily Mail Online. 'Lindsey found out about women again. Always while he's on the road. Just like when he was with Elin.'
  • Rickie Fowler delivers major performance to win Players

    05/10/2015 5:31:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 17 replies
    news observer ^ | 5-10-15 | Doug Ferguson
    There was nothing overrated about Rickie Fowler at The Players Championship. Criticized this week by his peers as an underachiever, Fowler answered with the greatest finish in the 34-year history at the TPC Sawgrass. He rallied from a five-shot deficit on the back nine by playing the final six holes in 6-under par. In a three-hole playoff, he took on every shot. And he made birdie from inside 6 feet three times Sunday on the island-green 17th. Rickie Fowler hits from the sixth tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Ponte...
  • Isolated? China & Russia Celebrate Victory Day Together, Obama Absent

    05/09/2015 10:22:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5-8-2015 | Durden
    When a Chinese honor guard joins a military parade in Russia’s capital this weekend, watched by China’s President Xi Jinping, it will mark more than just a symbolic recognition of the two countries’ contributions to the Allied victory in 1945. China’s participation also reflects an upgrade of its military ties with Russia, including joint naval exercises and a revival of arms purchases, that could complicate U.S.-led efforts to counter both nations’ expanding military activities, analysts and diplomats say. They’ve basically come to a consensus that despite their differences over some national interests, they really face the same common enemy,” said...
  • Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods end three-year relationship

    05/03/2015 2:52:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 3 May 2015
    The skier Lindsey Vonn said on Sunday that she and the former world No 1 golfer Tiger Woods have decided to end their three-year relationship. Vonn, an Olympic champion, said on Facebook that she and the 14-time major winner lead “incredibly hectic” lives that had required them to spend most of their time apart. The pair announced their relationship in mutual social media postings in March 2013. There was no immediate word from Woods on the split.
  • Golfer Calvin Peete passes away at age 71.

    04/29/2015 7:52:59 PM PDT · by PallMal · 23 replies ^ | April 29, 2015 | Laury Livsey
    With THE PLAYERS Championship set to start next week, the PGA tour mourns the loss of Calvin Peete ...
  • 10 things you didn't know about the 21-year-old Masters champion [Golf Ping]

    04/14/2015 8:13:39 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 39 replies
    The U.K. Telegraph ^ | 3:50PM BST 13 Apr 2015 | By Telegraph Sport
    Spieth credits much of his success to his sister, Ellie, seven years his junior. She has a neurological disorder that puts her on the autism spectrum and she inspired her brother to set up the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, which raises money for young people with special needs, military families, and junior golf. "Being Ellie's brother humbles me every day of my life," he says.
  • Jordan Spieth wins the Masters in record fashion

    04/12/2015 4:38:55 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 83 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 04/12/2015 | Jay Busbee
    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Coming into Sunday at the Masters, Jordan Spieth held a four-shot lead, and that was enough to ensure that this day would see a memorable story, one either of triumph at a young age or of gut-punch collapse. What's more, Spieth became just the fifth player – and first since 1976 – to lead the tournament wire-to-wire, something not even Tiger has managed to do in his four Masters victories.
  • Masters: Follow the final round

    04/12/2015 3:23:12 PM PDT · by fhayek · 86 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/12/15 | none
    Jordan Spieth found uncharted waters by reaching 19 under at the Masters. Can anyone deny him his first major? Follow the Masters live on GolfCast
  • Jordan Spieth breaks Floyd's 36-hole record at Masters

    04/10/2015 2:22:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2016 | AP
    DEVELOPING: Jordan Spieth set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters on Friday. The 21-year-old Texan turned in another dazzling round, going to the weekend with a 14-under 130 total. That broke the record of 131, set by Raymond Floyd in 1976. Spieth shot a 6-under 66 in the second round, essentially blowing away everyone in the field except Charley Hoffman. He was four strokes behind and still on the course, turning in the sort of performance that would normally be good enough for the lead. Not the way Spieth was playing. He had 15 birdies and only one bogey...
  • Tiger Tracker: Masters Tournament

    04/09/2015 11:09:56 AM PDT · by fhayek · 73 replies
    Golf Channel ^ | 4/9/2015 | Tiger Tracker
    Tiger Woods is competing for the first time in two months at this week's Masters Tournament. Woods took an indefinite leave of absence and said he would not return to competition until his game was ready. He announced last Friday his game was in shape for the season's first major. Woods is a four-time winner at Augusta National and is looking to claim his 15th career major title, and first since 2008.
  • 75-year-old Jack Nicklaus hit a hole in one at the Masters par-3 contest (Video)

    04/08/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Manfred
    The legend, Jack Nicklaus, at age 75, showed why he's the greatest of all time, draining a hole in one on the fourth hole of the Masters par-3 contest at Augusta National on Wednesday. Here's the full video. The Golden Bear has still got it!
  • Where's the Outrage? Obama Golfs with Halliburton Exec in Palm City on Palm Sunday

    03/30/2015 5:07:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, Obama was down here this weekend. He was up at the Floridian. I'm a former member of the Floridian. Wayne Huizenga owned the course, Wayne Huizenga, the Miami Dolphins owner, waste management impresario, well-known billionaire, built the course and extended membership to his friends. Then he sold the course to the guy that owns the Houston Astros, Jim Crane, and a lot of member's went their own way. So it's got a whole new membership now. Jim Crane, a big Democrat fundraiser, and Obama has been down here, second time. He played with Tiger Woods the first...
  • Party in the Sky: Beer Flows on Air Force One For Fla Golf Trip

    03/30/2015 10:34:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 28, 2015 | Rip Curl
    President Obama tapped taxpayers for a weekend golf trip to Florida -- and merriment flowed aboard Air Force One. The president split a cold and windy D.C. (temps were in the 30s) and jumped aboard the presidential plane with a throng of friends and support aides. Just minutes later, beers were being tapped. A reporter wrote in a press pool report: "You can tell this is a non work trip ... someone forward of the press cabin ordered 3 beers at 9:26 a.m." Saturday's round will be Obama 222nd round of golf as president --and the family has taken some...