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Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday in Pittsburgh at age 87, led an American life that will never be duplicated, so rooted was it in a lost time and a place and the sui generis che...(full article)

His connection with the people is what helped make Arnold Palmer to be Arnold Palmer. It was real, sincere, lasting. He looked at you when he waved, smiled earnestly for photograph...(full article)

wo months ago, Rory McIlroy looked beaten. He failed to make theweekend at Baltusrol, his second missed cut in the last three majors. His putting was such a mess that he ...(full article)

The 2016 Ryder Cup teases: WHERE LEGENDS ARE FORGED. It should taunt: WHERE LOSERS ARE FLAYED. Now, notwithstanding Captain Davis Love’s observation that We have some gu...(full article)

Lee Westwood may have been firing a warning shot or playing mind games as he talked about the prospects of the U.S. and Europe in the Ryder Cup. As he prepared to make his 10th ap...(full article)

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One of the Ryder Cup task force's many brainstorms was to hire a team of quantitative analysts (“quants” for short) to help Davis Love make his captain's calculations. Creative...

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There’s an interesting story out today at Sports Business Journal that talks about the PGA Tour considering opting out of its broadcast television deals with NBC and CBS early. W...

Golf Must Surrender Schedule to NFL

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Fans Flock to Lost Promise, Personal Failure

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Unsaid Reality: No Bubba on Ryder Cup Team

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When Tiger Gave '12 Ryder Cup Curious Ending

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Tiger Is U.S.'s Secret Ryder Weapon

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It's in With the Old During Ryder Cup Buzzkill

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Ryder Captain's Picks Written in Chalk

Hmmmm. With an extra two weeks in hand since his first eight players earned automatic Ryder Cup berths, Davis Love III will announce three of his four captain’s picks fo...

As Others Scuffle, He's Dustin' the Field

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Tiger Accomplished the Impossible

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Tiger Will Win Again - or Walk Away

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Looks Deceive: Spieth Having Good Season

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Jordan to Have Ryder Cup Role

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Overton, Van Pelt Seek Home Edge

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New 18th a Test at Deutsche Bank

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Barclays Champ Adjusting to Fame

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Woods Dissolves With Final 76

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Given 2nd Life, Blake Prevails

Jay Don Blake could do nothing but watch. Mark O'Meara was lining up a 6-foot birdie putt Sunday to win the Boeing Classic on the first hole of a playoff at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. ...

15-Year-Old Tied for LPGA Lead

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Tiger 3 Behind Despite Bad Back

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Augusta's Decision on Own Terms

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Woods Joins Applause for Augusta

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Garcia Leads Suspended Wyndham

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Fox's U.S. Amateur Title 'Unreal'

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Nicklaus Emerges as a Fan

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Tiger Cites Need for Focus

Whenever Tiger Woods reveals thoughts that go beyond a dry, by-the-numbers analysis of his round, pay attention. However cryptically, he’s trying to tell us something. And so...

Harrington: Outlaw Belly Putters

With Ernie Els winning the Open thanks, by his own admission, to the belly putter, and following on from Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson capturing major titles with the club, Pad...

Triple Bogey on No. 6 Sinks Tiger

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Scott's Collapse Among Worst Ever

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McDowell: 'Pressure' Key to Round 4

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McIlroy Disintegrates With 75

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Stunned Mickelson Misses Cut

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Chapman Rules U.S. Senior Open

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Matteson Leads John Deere by 3

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Donald Just Misses No. 1 Ranking

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Front 9 Sinks Woods' Slim Chances

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