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Despite turning in a historic performance at Royal Troon, Phil Mickelson once again found himself looking on as someone else carried home the trophy. Mickelson's career has been so...(full article)

The somber, pessimistic vibe that made for an uncomfortable Bahamas breeze last December turned out to be spot on. Tiger Woods looked and sounded like a guy who was not going to be...(full article)

At the end of his press conference ahead of the PGA Tour Champions' Dick's Sporting Goods Open earlier this month, Jean van de Velde was asked what comes to mind when he thinks of ...(full article)

This has to be the end for Tiger Woods, right? There’s no light at the end of this tunnel, no room for optimism, no reason to talk about him and the golf majors in anything but p...(full article)

Golf's return to the Olympic Games after a lengthy exile was supposed to be a global celebration on one of sport's grandest stages. Instead, the run-up to the Games has brought to ...(full article)

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Phil Mickelson is the King of the Close Call in major championship golf. His runner-up finish to Henrik Stenson, who dropped a closing 63 on him at Royal Troon, was Mickelson's 11...

Tiger's Season Over, Future on Table

Tiger Woods, who is now 40, has officially withdrawn from the PGA Championship and will be replaced by Harold Varner III. This is the first time since 1994 that Woods has not p...

If Big 4 Rebound, PGA Will Be Special

Correspondence came late Sunday night via Jack Nicklaus’ Facebook account. And, because of who it came from and the subject matter, it was not a message to be taken ligh...

Mickelson Beats Age, Though Not Stenson

Phil Mickelson went against type at Troon. Not because the closer of 42 PGA Tour events didn’t find a way to win a championship that he led for more holes than anyone else. Not b...

Why We Can't Look Away From Mickelson

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Golf's Fab Four Makes Us Long for Tiger

Jason Day hit the shank to end all shanks. Dustin Johnson ended up in the gorse and made a triple. Jordan Spieth played a sand escape that ended up rolling into the front of the sa...

Pressure Starts to Crack McIlroy, Spieth

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Not Even Mickelson Can Melt "Iceman"

As Henrik Stenson stepped to the first tee Sunday afternoon - the 40-year-old in the day’s 41st game making his 42nd start in a major - the ubiquitous gloom that had engulfe...

Mickelson Does Everything But Win

The lip out on 18 on Thursday that denied Phil Mickelson a 62 and the single round scoring record in a major championship should have prepared us for Sunday. The golf gods were n...

Where's the Beef? Not Far Off British Lead

Saturday is known as Moving Day, the day players ride up and down the scoreboard escalator. Most of them ride into irrelevancy, but a special few find themselves in the only destin...

Mickelson on Edge of Epic British Victory

Nothing Phil Mickelson does comes easy. He’ll get himself into trouble and wriggle right back out of it time after time after time. He’s wrung birdies out of certain bogeys. He...

Not Quite Historic, But Mickelson Leads British

In Scottish parlance, Phil Mickelson was “drookit” after a wet 18-holes out on the links of Royal Troon. But not even the almost constant precipitation that accompanied...

Sergio Really Needs a Major Title

One of the big storylines at every major is the question of which golfer has a shot to win his elusive first. Every golf fan keeps an informal list of "best player to never win a m...

British Open Proves Olympic Golf a Farce

In 2009, Tiger Woods helped push golf over the Olympic finish line. “It would be an honour for anyone who plays this game to be an Olympian,” Woods told the International Olymp...

Why British Open Has a Major Advantage

Every major championship has its own identity, but none is stronger than the oldest in golf, The Open. The easy and popular choice for "favorite major" is the Masters. The event at...

McIlroy Need Grow Nothing But His Bankroll

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McIlroy In It to Win, Not to Grow Game

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At Peace With Self, Wreaking Havoc on Golf

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Putting for (Lots of) Dough in the Desert

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Golf in Olympics an Unplayable Lie

One by one, the top male golfers in the world are withdrawing from the upcoming Rio Olympics. Jason Day pulled out this week. Rory McIlroy withdrew last week. I...

How USGA Lost Spirit in Letter of the Law

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Imagine the Green Bay Packers taking a 17-14 halftime lead over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Imagine the broadcasters at halftime telling us the game might actually be tie...

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Day, McIlroy Already Thinking Retirement

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Tiger Wonders if He Can Still Be Tiger

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There was a handful of perplexed, frustrated looks on the faces of some of the best golfers in the world as they came marching off the redesigned 18th green during the practice r...

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Woods Dissolves With Final 76

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Given 2nd Life, Blake Prevails

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15-Year-Old Tied for LPGA Lead

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Garcia to Skip Boston Tournament

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Tiger 3 Behind Despite Bad Back

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Tiger-McIlroy Comparisons Inevitable

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Harrington: Outlaw Belly Putters

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Scott's Collapse Among Worst Ever

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Scott's Job: Protect Sizable Lead

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McIlroy Disintegrates With 75

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Tiger in Solid Shape After 1st Round

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Stricker Lets Tournament Slip Away

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Donald Just Misses No. 1 Ranking

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