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Throwback Thursday

How 'The Machine' perpetuated Jack Nicklaus' futility at the Canadian Open

Cancer survivor. Classic car collector. Quiet competitor. Part of the much vaunted San Diego-bred brotherhood of golf stars. World Golf Hall of Fame member. Gene (The Machine) Littler is all of those, and during...
Thursday, 7/23/2015 at 9:14AM
Throwback Thursday

Harry Vardon's King of the Open title seems pretty secure

In the hearts of most pure-minded golfers, the Open Championship has always been golf's world championship and thus the winner is the "world's" champion golfer of the year. That's in recognition of the influence...
Thursday, 7/16/2015 at 3:50AM
Throwback Thursday

How a foursome of tour pros learned (almost tragically) that lightning is nothing to fool around with

For the majority of golfers, lightning is just something we're reminded of during National Severe Weather Awareness Week, or when a suspension of play during a tour event gives a broadcaster the chance to...
Thursday, 7/9/2015 at 9:17AM
Throwback Thursday

The Sam Snead connections with The Greenbrier never end

Any week -- any day, really -- is likely to be an anniversary of something special the great Sam Snead achieved in golf. Exhibit A: July 4 marks the 50th anniversary of a Snead...
Thursday, 7/2/2015 at 9:17AM
Throwback Thursday

50 years later, Gary Player winning the career Grand Slam is still pretty incredible

In a sport that's centuries old, the history that matters can be measured in increments of time as prolonged as an entire era or as quick as a single shot. And then there's the...
Thursday, 6/18/2015 at 9:12AM
Throwback Thursday

If you want to win the U.S. Open, you probably don't want to win this week in Memphis

The predominant strategy heading into a major such as next week's U.S. Open is to have your game peaking for the best chance to win. But Golf Digest research shows that's all fine and...
Thursday, 6/11/2015 at 9:13AM
News & Tours

Are rope hats back to being cool? Harris English is going retro at the Memorial

The evolution of hats in golf is fascinating to think about. Just like every item of clothing, how you wear your hat goes in and out of style. Flatbrims and snap-backs, which used to be...
Thursday, 6/4/2015 at 1:16PM
Throwback Thursday

A milestone birthday has us revisiting this Hall of Famer's winning ways

The best 1970s/1980s counterpart to the 1960s Billy Casper is Hale Irwin. He didn't have the Big Three in his way as the late Casper did, but there were Nicklaus, Watson, Miller and Trevino,...
Thursday, 6/4/2015 at 9:21AM
Throwback Thursday

Arnie started cashing tour checks 60 years ago, and tour players are still cashing in today

Forget Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. A better example of connectedness, at least in the game of golf, is Arnold Palmer, who has millions of fans feeling part of the Arnie's Army, as well...
Thursday, 5/28/2015 at 12:04PM
Throwback Thursday

Tom Watson's mentor showed club pros could be pretty good players too

The perception that the golf professional at most courses is a highly skilled player traces back to the beginning of the country club and golf-pro relationship in America in the early 1900s. With the...
Thursday, 5/21/2015 at 10:05AM
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