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Which beer is best to drink on the course? Here are our top choices

Not five minutes ago I opened a can of beer and dumped its contents into the kitchen sink. Sacrilege, you might say, or criminally stupid. It was an IPA, and if we’re being honest with each other — and why shouldn’t we be — I like IPAs very much less than the frequent and crippling gas attacks unlea


Monday Scramble: Rules further divide Tour pros and the USGA

The Tour player-USGA relationship deteriorates, Keith Mitchell breaks through, Vijay Singh holds his own, Michelle Wie withdraws (again) and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble:


American Golfer Kurt Kitayama Wins in Oman

MUSCAT, Oman — American golfer Kurt Kitayama won his second European Tour title by a single shot after a remarkable comeback at the weather-hit Oman Open on Sunday. After coming through all three stages of Q-School in November to earn a place on tour, Kitayama won the Mauritius Open on just his thir


#AskAlan mailbag: Why so little love for Vijay Singh?

In this week’s mailbag, GOLF senior writer Alan Shipnuck answers your questions about the finish of the Honda Classic, Vijay Singh’s impressive week and more. How disappointed were you when that putt went in? [email protected]


Wherever the road takes him: The legend of 'Crunchy Pete' Persolja

ORLANDO, Fla. – After receiving a six-figure payday, Pete Persolja sat in the parking lot of the Super 8, opened Google Maps and punched in “Bay Hill Club & Lodge” on his outdated iPhone. Only one problem: He was maxed out on data. Has been for two years. Unable to access the directions, he reached


Sandstorms blow schedule off course at Oman Open

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) -- Sand proved to be a major hazard at the Oman Open on Friday. Play was suspended early in the second round of the European Tour event because of sandstorms which blew in off the coast lining Al Mouj Golf.


Francesco Molinari signs multi-year equipment deal with Callaway

One of the top equipment free agents is officially off the market. Coming off the best season of his professional career, Francesco Molinari announced a multi-year gear deal with Callaway that will see him use the company’s metalwoods, irons, wedges, Odyssey putter and Chrome Soft golf ball. He’ll a


Thomas: USGA tweet was 'inaccurate' and 'really hurt me'

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Justin Thomas didn’t like the Twitter response he got Saturday night after he tweeted about his hope that the USGA would better communicate with PGA Tour players over the new rules changes.


Rory McIlroy defends USGA: ‘It’s very easy to criticize’

ORLANDO, Fla. — The USGA appears to have at least one player in its corner. In the week following a player pile-on that included Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and others criticizing the new rules changes, Rory McIlroy urged other players to give “a bit of leeway” when it comes to adjusting to the cha


Could a custom Mizuno 3-iron unseat the last Nike club in Koepka’s bag?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Take a peek inside Brooks Koepka’s golf bag and you’ll find one Nike club remaining from his days as a Swoosh equipment staffer — he’s still under contract for apparel — a Vapor Fly Pro 3-iron with a Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 95X shaft that’s managed to withstand countless clubs changes


Watch: Crazy DeChambeau swing will put your head in a pretzel

As if Bryson DeChambeau doesn't do enough things that make you scratch your head and go, "huh?" Now it appears he's messing around with a same-side follow through, and he's confident enough in the swing that he's willing to sacrifice someone else's face if muscle memory happened to take over.


Getting there isn’t easy, but New Zealand is one of few places that exceeds its hype

The muscular, twenty-something dude in a tank top tightened the bungee cord around my lower legs as I sat on a platform 141 feet above the Kawarau River, in Queenstown. It’s where a pair of Kiwi adventurers named A.J. Hackett and Henry van Asch originated commercial bungee jumping, in 1988.


Arnold Palmer’s grandson to wear golf shoes bearing the King’s face at Bay Hill

Widespread admiration for Arnold Palmer has only grown stronger since the golf great passed away in 2016. There’s no better proof of that than at this week’s tournament at Bay Hill, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where tributes to the King abound. Tour pro Sam Saunders, who happens to be Arnold Pal


Stenson splits from Vail, as caddie search continues

ORLANDO, Fla. – Henrik Stenson’s caddie search continues. Following a half-dozen events with long-time PGA Tour caddie Scott Vail on his bag, the two split following last month’s WGC-Mexico Championship.


Tony Romo set to return to PGA Tour event he finished dead last at in 2018

If you’re still itching to see more of Tony Romo on the golf course, you’re in luck. Romo will make his return to the PGA Tour at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship later this month.


“Justin, we need to talk”: USGA responds to Justin Thomas’s critical tweets with one of its own

Justin Thomas likes to speak his mind, but apparently so does the USGA, at least when it comes to the Rules of Golf. The governing body’s PR branch tweeted a response to criticism from Thomas Saturday evening that was critical in its own nature.


Fowler to again sport custom Puma gear at API

Last year, Puma Golf and Rickie Fowler teamed up to raise more than $46,000 for the Arnold and Winnie Palmer Foundation by auctioning off Arnold Palmer-branded gear, including a pair of hi-tops worn by Fowler at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.


‘New rules are garbage’: Pro calls for PGA Tour to make its own rules

Already burning brightly, the controversy over the new rules transformed into a conflagration at the Honda Classic. Now one pro is calling on PGA Tour players to fight for their own Tour-specific set of golf rules.


Golf club apologizes after bar fight over cheating turns into viral video

Things got more than a little heated at a recent golf club championship ceremony, when one player violently attacked another over cheating accusations. The bar fight turned into a viral video, and now the golf club is apologizing for the “unfortunate situation.”


With Honda win, no-name Mitchell now suddenly a somebody

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Keith Mitchell wasn’t lacking for motivation going into the weekend at the Honda Classic. A friend sent him a headline from a newspaper. “It said, 'No name leads Honda,'” Mitchell said. “I just used that as a little motivation.”