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Everything you Need to Know About Shooting a 63 in a Major Championship

HAVEN, WI – With a tip of the hat and a golf clap to Una Jones of the PGA of America, here’s everything you need to know about the magic number – 63, now accomplished 27 times. HIROSHI IWATA JOINS CLUB 63 With a 9-under-par 63 in the second round, Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata tied the all-time 18-hole scoring mark in a major championship. Additionally...

Outmanned, Outmaneuvered, Outplayed U.S. Ryder Cup Team Falls at Gleneagles 16.5 – 11.5

It’s one thing to lose when you’re expected to get beat. It’s another thing altogether to go with a whimper instead of a bang. So it was that the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team closed the 40th Ryder Cup with a flaccid performance in the singles, absorbing a 16.5-11.5 loss to Europe. It was the U.S.’s their third consecutive defeat and eighth in the...

Wire to Wire – Kaymer Joins Distinguished Group of Start to Finish Winners of U.S. Open

PINEHURST, NC – Martin Kaymer may have won this U.S. Open at breakfast this morning – he walked into the Pinehurst Starbucks and ordered oatmeal. Who does that? Normally it’s grande lattes with cloyingly sweet flavor syrups, or fattening sugary donuts, or some meat, egg and cheese calorie bomb. Ordering oatmeal at Starbucks when everybody else is giving into...

Future PGA Championship Venues

Donald Trump gets a major, (insert joke here). Too bad it’s not funny. In fact, with his outright swoop-in like Rodan purchase of Turnberry, he may get two. This may all be small peanuts if in two years we’re calling him President-elect Trump… AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH! Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you that much. Anyway, Trump...

Royal County Down Gets 2015 Irish Open

I’m sure Brian Keogh at Irish Golf Desk will have the story soon. For now, here’s the BBC story about this great news – Royal County Down is back! From the article: “The 2015 Irish Open is to be staged at Royal County Down, three years after Royal Portrush successfully hosted the European Tour event. It will be the first time in 75 years that...

The Six-Continent Club: With New Course in Ecuador, Smyers Joins one of Golf’s Most Select Groups

He only has Antarctica is left. With a new course opening in Ecuador this fall, golf architect Steve Smyers will have designed on six of Planet Earth’s seven continents, joining only a handful of architects to do so. “It’s called Costa Jama, and it has four different ecosystems,” explains Smyers energetically, as his eyes light up and he beams...

All the 63 Scores in Golf Major Championship History

Here are all the 63s in golf’s majors so far: Masters Nick Price, 1986, third round (9-under) Greg Norman, 1996, first round (9-under) U.S. Open Johnny Miller, 1973 (Oakmont), final round (8-under) Jack Nicklaus, 1980 (Baltusrol), first round (7-under) Tom Weiskopf, 1980 (Baltusrol), first round (7-under) Vijay Singh, 2003 (Olympia Fields), second round (7...

Magnificent Muirfield – Golf, Haggis, and the Open Championship (British Open)

“Now you have to try the haggis, she’ll be insulted if you don’t,” my girlfriend cooed soothingly, as if that would make the ordeal any more bearable. Yes, it’s my favorite time of year again, the Open Championship: sparkling seaside links, brisk winds wreaking havoc on poorly played golf shots, the ground game back in vogue, and the...