Jul 14, 2015 | 09:42 am


The R&A, generally not known for its madcap sense of humor, clearly had some fun with the pairings at St. Andrews this week. 

Consider the following:
Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, and Hideki Matsuyama (4:33 a.m. EST Thursday) It’s unlikely DJ likely will see the humor in this one. 
Jason Dufner, Miguel Angel Jimenez, and John Daly (7:50) Just watching these three characters amble the fairways will be entertaining. 
Stewart Cink, Ben Curtis, and David Duval (5:17) Three Open Champions who are forgotten but not gone. 
Harris English, Ashley Chesters, and Andy Sillivan (10:07) An English and two Englishmen. 
Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer, and Jimmy Walker (9:12)  The under-the-radar gang. 
Jason Day, Tiger Woods, and Louis Oosthuizen (4:55)  If Day’s vertigo returns, he’ll have the winners of the last three St. Andrews Opens to guide him around.

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Jul 13, 2015 | 10:26 am

Hello To The Hall

The World Golf Hall of Fame inducted four new members today: Golfers Laura Davies (above, from England), David Graham (Australia), and Mark O’Meara (U.S.), along with architect A.W. Tillinghast (U.S.). The enshrinement ceremony took place this morning at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, as part of the festivities leading up to this week’s Open Championship. The international ceremony is part of a new beginning for the Hall, which now will induct every two years: In 2017, the ceremony will be at the Hall of Fame and Museum at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida; in 2019, it’s at Pebble Beach on the Monday of U.S. Open week; future ceremonies will move around the world. This year’s four also were the first chosen under a new process that calls for each inductee needing at least 75 percent of the vote of a Selection Commission; the 16-person Commission is currently co-chaired by Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Annika Sorenstam. They just got some very good company.


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Jul 10, 2015 | 10:31 am

Honoring History

You don’t have to be a history major to know that D-Day was June 6, 1944. But you may not be aware that World War II ended 15 months later, on September 21, 1945, making this the 70th anniversary. In commemoration, the Omni Homestead Resort, in Hot Springs, Virginia, will host the inaugural National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic on Monday, September 21, 2015. Proceeds from the event—to be played on the award-winning Cascades Course (shown above) and open to all—will benefit the National D-Day Memorial, which honors the country’s veterans and fallen heroes and is located in Bedford, Virginia, the town that suffered the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. Individual entry fee is $150 for golf, lunch, and awards; a practice round the day before is $100. To sign up or for more information, go to the memorial’s website or call 800-351-DDAY.

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Jul 09, 2015 | 10:57 am

Drive for Dough

How cool would it be to have one of Bubba Watson's pink Ping G30 drivers signed by the two-time Masters champ? Well, here's your chance. Ping and GolfTEC have teamed up to benefit Folds of Honor to provide educational scholarships to the families of military service members who have been killed or disabled. All you have to do is click here and donate $10 through July 24th. In addition to two drivers up for grabs, there are two GolfTEC Game Plans (10 lessons, three months of video practice, and club fitting) and five GolfTEC Swing Evaluations (an hour-long session with a teacher that includes video analysis and motion measurement).

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