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John Barton

Nice Guys
In search of our better selves

It's the small acts of kindness we remember and that make us feel human.

Man Vs. Legend
The problem with the Hogan Mystique

By John Barton

Ryder Cup Preview
Tango in Paris

The Ryder Cup goes to France, a country with a long golf history but few champion golfers.

Open Championship
The Hogan Mystique, reimagined

In words and pictures, John Barton unpacks the elements that made the Wee Ice Man such a fascinating figure

Walking Away
My Last Round

A longtime Golf Digest editor returns to the golf course where he fell in love with the game to say goodbye

Lovestruck: The Golf Course Is A Wonderful Arena For Love To Spark

All you need are your clubs and an open heart.

The Happiness Issue
Five Tips For Happier Golf
From the archives
The Next Russian Revolution: Golf in Moscow

A devilish plan to infiltrate the former Soviet Union and steal the Russian Amateur Championship is hampered by jet lag, slow play and barbecued sturgeon.

From the Archives
Putt-Putt: The Other U.S. Open

There's no fame and fortune for the champion, but for the putting professionals gathered in Augusta, this is no trivial pursuit.

2015 Open Championship
Finding Focus in the Mist

Nine topics to clear the fog at St. Andrews

Disruptors, Innovators & Risk-Takers
Donald Trump: I'm Huge!

Mixing it up with one-man brand Donald Trump, who has emerged as a leading player in golf.

The Captains Matrix: Passion + Humility = Victory

What qualities do the best Ryder Cup captains possess?

British Open
What You Need To Know About Royal Liverpool (Hint: Hoylake)

9 questions for this year's Open

Best Golf Courses In 205 Countries

Exploring the seven continents for the best courses in the world

British Open
Hunger Games

For the 16th time, the Open comes to Muirfield, where the golf is great. Just don't forget the food

The British Open
Searching for Seve

The Open returns to a reupholstered Royal Lytham & St. Annes, where prospective winners will be looking to invoke the spirit of the champion

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