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  • Golf's most beloved figure, Arnold Palmer, dies at 87

    09/25/2016 5:57:02 PM PDT · by Scott from the Left Coast · 53 replies
    Golfweek ^ | 9/25/2016 | Adam Schupak
    Arnold Palmer, a seven-time major winner who brought golf to the masses and became the most beloved figure in the game, died Sunday, a source close to the family confirmed to Golfweek. He was 87. Reaction poured in from “Arnie’s Army” of admirers in the world of golf. “We loved him with a mythic American joy,” said Palmer biographer James Dodson. “He represented everything that is great about golf. The friendship, the fellowship, the laughter, the impossibility of golf, the sudden rapture moment that brings you back, a moment that you never forget, that’s Arnold Palmer in spades. He’s the...
  • LEGENDARY GOLFER ARNOLD PALMER DIES AT 87, UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Breaking News.
  • Politically Correct Golfers Association (PCGA) Moves to Mexico

    06/04/2016 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/04/16 | Jeff Crouere
    A “Brave New World": Commissioners of sports leagues are just as infected as the leaders of media, business, government, higher education and the other pillars of our society After five decades, the World Golf Championship will move next year from the National Doral golf course in Miami, Florida to a golf course in Mexico City. Since the Doral course is owned by the certain GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, this decision smacks of political correctness. At least most objective observers would surmise that politics played a role in this decision; however, such a motive was denied by PGA Commissioner Tim...
  • Donald Trump Responds to PGA Move to Mexico: ‘Hope They Have Kidnapping Insurance’

    06/02/2016 10:59:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to the PGA moving the 2017 World Golf Championship to Mexico instead of holding it at Trump Doral in Miami. “They move the World Golf Championships from Miami to Mexico City,” Trump commented. “They moved the PGA Tour, moved the World Golf Championships from Miami, where they’re furious to Mexico City.” “If I become your president, this stuff is all going to stop,” Trump added. He went on to criticize the U.S. economy for being taken advantage of by Mexico.
  • Donald Trump loses big golf tourney to Mexico, suggests PGA needs ‘kidnapping insurance’

    06/01/2016 4:04:37 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 1, 2016
    Mexicans are already taking our jobs, and now they’re taking my golf tournament. OK, so Donald Trump didn’t exactly speak those words when he found out that the PGA Tour is moving one of its prestigious golf events away from Trump’s resort at Doral and down to Mexico.
  • Golf tournament leaving Trump’s Doral course for Mexico

    06/01/2016 4:17:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 1, 2016
    Golf tournament leaving Trump’s Doral course for Mexico The annual event, in Doral since 1962, is moving to Mexico City The PGA gave Doral no indication if it will ever return to South Florida This comes six months after the PGA said it reevaluate the future of the tournament because of Trump’s controversial comments about Mexicans and Muslim
  • Vijay Singh Accuses PGA Tour of 'Absurd' and 'Unfair' Treatment

    06/01/2016 2:21:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Golf - Yahoo ^ | June 1, 2016 | Pete Madden
    A three-time major winner is turning into a major headache for the PGA Tour. In a memorandum filed with the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, Vijay Singh accused Tour officials of subjecting him to "absurd" and "unfair" treatment by ignoring the use of deer antler spray by five other professional golfers playing on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour and then lying to the public by "characterizing Singh as a cheater who caught a break." ... Singh's lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, claimed that the Tour's legal strategy attempts to rewrite their rules to cover their own tracks. ......
  • PGA Tour moves golf event from Donald Trump's Doral to Mexico City

    06/01/2016 10:08:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 105 replies
    See BS ^ | 6/1/16 | Kyle Porter
    The PGA Tour has been going to Doral, Florida, for 55 straight years. From 1962 until 2006, it visited for the Doral Open, and then in 2007, it began hosting the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which continued until this past year. Fifty-five straight years of PGA Tour golf in Doral. Well, we might have seen professional golf there for the last time -- at least in the immediate future -- when Adam Scott defeated Rory McIlroy and others at Trump National in March. That's because the PGA Tour has decided to pull one of its marquee events out of the course near...
  • Jack Nicklaus: Donald Trump "Awakening The Country"

    05/22/2016 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 22,2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus praised presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning.
  • Herman says Trump gave him timely push to make the tour

    04/03/2016 3:17:23 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | older | SIMON EVANS
    "I got in the golf business, started working at the PGA Village, got a phone call and started working up at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey." It was there, in 2006, that the owner of the course, American celebrity entrepreneur Donald Trump, spurred Herman to try again at a professional career. "At Trump I was an assistant pro, tournament ops, things like that," Herman recalled. "I got into a nice conversation with Donald, Mr. Trump, one day. "He's like, 'Why are you folding shirts and giving lessons? Why aren't you on the Tour? I've played with tour players, you're...
  • Why the PGA Tour Should Take a Stand and Dump Donald Trump

    03/02/2016 5:06:12 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 24 replies
    Time Inc. Network: Golf ^ | Tue Mar. 1, 2016 | by Cameron Morfit
    Take a deep breath, everyone. Hold your nose. Let's all try to get through this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral without suffering any permanent brain damage from its off-gassing owner.
  • Bill Clinton at the CareerBuilder Challenge (PGA Tour lowers the bar)

    01/25/2016 10:39:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    KESQ news ^ | Jan 24, 16 | Megan Terlecky
    LA QUINTA, Calif. - Former President Bill Clinton took time off from the campaign trail in snowy Iowa and New Hampshire to host a charity golf tournament today, but told a reporter he feels ``kind of guilty'' for being in the sunny Coachella Valley. ``I feel kind of guilty because we are so close to the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary,'' Clinton told the Desert Sun newspaper. ``But I made a commitment to this and I want to honor it.''
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • PGA Epic Fail: Grand Slam of Golf Canceled After Pulling Plug On Trump National

    09/04/2015 2:04:29 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2015 | Robert Wilde
    The Professional Golf Association of America canceled the 2015 Grand Slam competition for this year’s major champions. In March the PGA struck a deal with Donald Trump to play the tournament in October at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Citing controversial comments made by Trump, the PGA announced a withdrawal from the agreement in July. Now, two months later, the PGA canceled the Grand Slam entirely, claiming they could not provide a venue in time to meet the “highest standards” of the association. Sporting News reported that this year’s 36-hole exhibition included 2015 major tournament winners...
  • PGA cancels Grand Slam of Golf event at Trump course

    09/03/2015 1:02:25 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 48 replies
    the hill ^ | 09/03/15 | Mark Hencsh
    The PGA is canceling its annual Grand Slam of Golf tournament this year following a disagreement with presidential contender Donald Trump. The event was slated to be held in October at the GOP front-runner's Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. But the PGA decided in July to move the tournament after Trump made controversial statements about illegal immigration. On Thursday, the PGA said they were unable to find another venue in time.
  • 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...
  • Donald Trump Won't Back Down: "I’m keeping deposits from NASCAR, PGA"

    07/08/2015 10:05:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | 07/08/2015 | by Steve DelVecchio
    Donald Trump made some comments about Mexican illegal immigrants recently that have had a ripple effect on the sports world. Last week, NASCAR announced that it will not return to Trump National Doral Miami resort for its postseason banquet this year. On Tuesday, the PGA of America revealed that the Grand Slam of Golf will no longer be held at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, Trump doesn’t care. In fact, the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement that both NASCAR and the PGA have done him a favor. “What were the losses?” the statement read....
  • PGA moves event from Trump’s course as top GOP donor calls for banning him from primary debates

    07/07/2015 4:56:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Two forms of disapproval, only one of which has a chance of being effective. The effective one comes from the PGA, producing this surprisingly subdued statement from Trump: Donald Trump issues new statement on the Grand Slam of Golf not being held at his course in LA pic.twitter.com/9OXAY0OEm2— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 7, 2015 Lost in the uproar over his statement last night about “tremendous infectious disease … pouring across the border” was his admission that “I have lost a lot during this Presidential run defending the people of the United States.” That’s not true financially — the NBC,...
  • PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

    07/02/2015 8:06:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 2 2015 | LA Times
    hough other companies and organizations are cutting ties with Donald Trump following his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the golf world is continuing to do business with the Republican presidential candidate. NBC, Univision and Macy's have cut ties with the real estate mogul following his comments, but the PGA of America, the LPGA, the USGA and the PGA Tour will go forward with their previously scheduled plans to host tournaments on his courses.
  • 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...