Technically, Paul Azinger took the lead analyst baton chair from the retiring Johnny Miller during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. But the 12-time PGA Tour winner will officially make his NBC/Golf Channel debut at this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship, and he’s raring to go—and ready to make his own mark in a
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You’re looking over a long, breaking putt, and in your mind you start drawing a picture of the ball snaking its way to the hole. What’s wrong with that image? Nothing, as long as you don’t forget about speed. Speed is the biggest factor in putting. Good speed with a bad line almost always puts
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Arccos Caddie, the GPS sensor-driven stat tracking app, has continued its push to make golfers smarter about their games through the use of Big Data, high-tech software and artificial intelligence. Now, it’s making getting smarter more convenient, too. Arccos Link is the latest device in the company’s suite of game analysis tools, freeing golfers from
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Erik Compton was in his car Sunday afternoon, driving across Florida from Sarasota—where he had just finished T-47 in the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic—to his home in Miami. “I’ll have time to do my laundry, re-pack and then wake up at 2:30 to catch a flight to Puerto Rico,” he said with a laugh.
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Snell Golf is not your typical value golf-ball brand. That’s because company founder Dean Snell has his name on the patent for the Titleist Pro V1. Combine that with nearly three decades of experience in golf ball design for Titleist and TaylorMade and over 40 patents and Snell brings a certain credibility to golf ball
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Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Feb. 18. Holmes outlasts Thomas at Riviera It was a marathon at
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Just when you thought we’ve seen everything from Phil Mickelson, his short-game repertoire has officially been expanded. Add “flop shot over an enormous hospitality chalet” to the list of shots the 44-time PGA Tour winner is willing to pull off. On the final hole of his second round, Phil pulled his approach to Riviera County
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ABOUT Spanish tour pro Belen Mozo, who joined the LPGA in 2011, has always combined physical fitness with golf technique to raise her game. As a top-level player and fitness enthusiast, Mozo understands both sides and strives to balance them. She constantly refines her workouts to target the muscles that are most important in the
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Matt Kuchar has apologized for “out-of-touch and insensitive” comments he made on Wednesday regarding his payment of caddie David Giral Ortiz following his victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November. Ortiz, a local looper at the club, filled in for Kuchar’s regular caddie and helped the PGA Tour veteran pick up his first win
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The phrase “risk-reward” is thrown around rather haphazardly as it relates to course architecture. Strategically, though, there is no denying the greatness when risk-reward elements are incorporated successfully into a great par 4. As the great architect George C. Thomas wrote in his Anatomy of a Golf Course: “The great courses entice the golfer to
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After weeks of speculation, Matt Kuchar confirmed on Wednesday he paid David Giral Ortiz, a local caddie nicknamed El Tucan, $5,000 after earning nearly $1.3 million for winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November. Whether the payment was fair (typically, a player’s full-time PGA Tour caddie receives 10 percent of a first-place check) has caused
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