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PGA Championship: Matt Wallace takes first-day lead as Rory McIlroy struggles

The Englishman Matt Wallace shot a 65 and is one ahead of Henrik Stenson while Rory McIlroy is in danger of missing the cut after errors late in his round The BMW PGA Championship has been good to English golfers since the arrival of the current sponsors in 2005. David Howell, Paul Casey, Simon Khan, Luke Donald twice and Chris Wood have all prevailed at Wentworth. Matt Wallaces 65 to open this staging of the European Tours flagship event demonstrated a willingness to keep a red and white flag at…

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Golf coach Hank Haney apologizes for racially charged remarks on radio show

Famed golf instructor Hank Haney apologized on Wednesday for racist, sexist remarks he made about LPGA tour players on his daily SiriusXM radio show Famed golf instructor Hank Haney apologized on Wednesday for disparaging remarks he made about LPGA tour players on his daily SiriusXM radio show. Haney, who rose to fame as Tiger Woods swing coach, made a series of tone-deaf jokes when asked by co-host Steve Johnson about the US Womens Open that starts on Thursday at the Country Club of Charleston. Im gonna predict a Korean [will…

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Brooks Koepka in no mood to relinquish his US PGA title with round of 63

Brooks Koepka shot a round of 63 to lead the US PGA field after day one in his defence of the second golfing major of the year at Bethpage Brooks Koepka is not the individual anyone would want to encounter when seeking a cure from illness at a major championship. Just ask Tiger Woods. As Koepkas love affair with golfs big four continued, a struggling Woods could only look on with admiration. It could easily have been a couple better, said Woods of Koepkas 63, as he seized the lead…

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Tiger Woods holds back tears before claiming Tour Championship

Tiger Woods won for the first time in five years and, with Tour Championship victory almost certain on the 18th, he admitted: I was having a hard time not crying on the last hole Tiger Woods admitted he fought back tears after ending a five-year wait for a tournament win by clinching the Tour Championship at East Lake. Amid remarkable scenes on the final hole, the 14-times major champion was mobbed by spectators before sealing a two-stroke victory over Billy Horschel. This marked Woodss 80th PGA Tour success. Woods has…

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The Only Person To Ever Golf on the Moon

Image Credit: NASA On February 6, 1971 Alan Shepard became the first and only person to ever golf on the moon. To pull off the feat, Shepard used a modified six iron with the club head affixed to the handle of a ‘contingency sample return device’. Shepard duffed the first ball, but estimates his second shot travelled more than 200 yards. You can watch the historic moment in the embedded video below. After returning to Earth Shepard donated the club to the USGA Museum in 1974. A replica can also…

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The PGA just got hit with ransomware

This club was built for mining.Image: Sam Greenwood/getty Raise that single gloved-hand to your mouth in shock: The hackers have gone after golf. America’s last bastion of proud visor-wearers is scrambling this week, after unknown criminals took over the PGA of America’s servers on Tuesday — locking the golf association out of its files just days before the official Aug. 9 start of the PGA Championship in Missouri. And you better believe those hackers want bitcoin.  SEE ALSO: Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it…

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Tommy Fleetwoods Open winnings paid to namesake Florida teacher

Tommy Fleetwoods prize money from the Open, $154,480, has paid been to another Fleetwood, Thomas, a teaching pro based in Florida Red faces were the order of the day at the European Tour before the final major of the year the US PGA Championship after it emerged winnings due to Tommy Fleetwood for a 12th-placed finish at The Open were paid to another individual. Thomas Fleetwood, a teaching professional based in Florida, was astonished to see $154,480 deposited in his bank account this week. Despite the R&A running the Open,…

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One of the Biggest Diamonds in History Has Just Been Dug Up

One of the biggest diamonds in history has been discovered in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Gem Diamonds Ltd. found the 910-carat stone, about the size of two golf balls, at its Letseng mine in the country. It’s a D color Type IIa diamond, which means it has very few or no nitrogen atoms and is one of the most expensive stones. The diamond is the fifth-biggest ever found. The Letseng mine is famous for the size and quality of the diamonds it produces and has the…

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Trumps Lawyer Brokered $130,000 Payment to Adult Film Star, WSJ Reports

Washington (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Trump met Stephanie Clifford, whose goes by the name Stormy Daniels in films, at a golf event in 2006 — a year after Trump's marriage to his wife, Melania. According to the Journal's report, Clifford began talking with ABC News in the fall of 2016 for a story involving an alleged relationship…

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Trump Bragged: Nothing in the World Like First-Rate P**sy

In a previously unreported comment to the now-defunct Maximum Golf magazine, Donald Trump singled out a young socialite at his club at Mar-a-Lago by telling a reporter, there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy. The remark never made its way to print, as a top editor of the magazine forbade the reporter from putting it in the publication. But the former journalist who wrote the article, Michael Corcoran, and another editor, both confirmed that it was said by Trump as Corcoran followed him around at his Florida golf…

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One Tax Loophole Untouched So Far: The Trump Golf-Course Break

Republican lawmakers pushing to close dozens of tax loopholes have left open one that’s been good to President the outline for a sweeping tax rewrite on Thursday, a lucrative break for golf-course owners — including the president — remains firmly in place in the House version of the measure. The Obama administration estimated in 2014 that closing the controversial loophole would save more than $600 million over a decade. While Republicans are eliminating many write-offs, the House version of the bill allows golf-course owners to claim deductions for promising never to…

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Photo of Golfers Playing in Front of Oregon Wildfires Goes Viral

Photograph by Kristi McCluer A photo of people golfing at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington while wildfires rage across the Columbia River in Oregon has gone viral. According to The Oregonian, amateur photographer Kristi McCluer of Vancouver, Washington snapped the viral image and originally shared it on Facebook and it quickly spread shortly thereafter, appearing on reddit and in a now viral tweet by David Simon. The Eagle Creek Fire continues to rage and now covers almost 35,600 acres and is 11% contained. A 15-year-old Vancouver…

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