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Stuck in the rough? Follow Seve Ballesteros' tips to safely escape

If you find yourself off the fairway in the long stuff, heed this advice from Seve Ballesteros on how to escape three types of rough lies.

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Champions From The 152nd Open

I would even go so far as to say that the links occupy a place as a traditional form of art. But the artifice should be subjected so that it remains hidden. Unnecessary hazards, however prettily they may be shaped, will destroy the unity and harmony of the natural surroundings; they should merge in the fairways as if they had been made for centuries. H.N. WETHERED

Jason Kelce outslugs Travis as new king of the long drive

Jason Kelce continued where Travis left off at the Korbel Celebrity Long Drive competition at the American Century Classic.

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Billy Horschel turned his season around thanks to 1 important word

Billy Horschel hit a career low at last year's Memorial, but 2024 has been a different story for the 37-year-old pro.

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Unique Golf Shots

Golf is a game rich with variety and creativity, and there are many unique shots that can add flair and challenge to your game. Here are some unique golf shots, along with descriptions and tips on how to execute them:

Types of Unique Golf Shots

  1. Flop Shot

    • Description: A high, soft shot that lands softly on the green with little roll.
    • How to Execute: Open the clubface of a high-lofted wedge (like a lob wedge), position the ball forward in your stance, and make a steep, aggressive swing. The goal is to slide the club under the ball, popping it high into the air.
    • When to Use: When you need to get the ball over a hazard or bunker and land it softly on the green.
  2. Stinger

    • Description: A low, penetrating shot that stays below the wind and rolls out significantly after landing.
    • How to Execute: Use a long iron or a fairway wood, position the ball back in your stance, and make a controlled, abbreviated follow-through to keep the ball flight low.
    • When to Use: In windy conditions or when you need a shot that rolls out on the fairway.
  3. Punch Shot

    • Description: A low shot designed to stay under tree branches or other obstacles.
    • How to Execute: Use a middle iron, play the ball back in your stance, and keep your hands ahead of the ball at impact. Make a short, controlled swing to keep the ball flight low.
    • When to Use: When you need to escape from trouble and keep the ball low to avoid overhanging branches.
  4. Bump-and-Run

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3 things most amateurs aren't doing on the driving range (but should be)

GOLF Top 100 Teacher Jason Birnbaum shares a few things that most amateurs need to start incorporating during trips to the driving range.

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'We had a blast': Pro makes 20-hour road trip to 3M Open after canceled flight

When Wesley Bryan and caddie Lee Chaney had their flights to Minnesota canceled, they needed to come up with a Plan B.

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2024 3M Open Thursday tee times: Round 1 groupings

Full 2024 3M Open tee times for Thursday's first round, featuring Tony Finau, Akshay Bhatia, Lee Hodges and more.

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How glove markings can ensure a flawless golf grip, per Hall of Fame teacher

GOLF Hall of Fame Teacher David Leadbetter shares a simple hack that uses glove markings to ensure you're gripping the golf club properly.

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In 25 seconds, Top 100 Teacher reveals feel for ‘tour-level compression’

In a 25-second video, Top 100 Teacher Cameron McCormick, who’s also Jordan Spieth’s coach, revealed a feel for “tour-level compression.”

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3M Open betting guide: 4 picks our expert loves this week

The 3M Open begins on Thursday at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota. Here are 4 players our expert loves — and why he thinks you should too.

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Simpson named vice captain for U.S. Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Keegan Bradley has selected Webb Simpson as his first vice captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup, the PGA announced Tuesday.

Keegan Bradley makes first Ryder Cup move, keeps promise

Keegan Bradley, who was announced as U.S. Ryder Cup captain two weeks ago, just announced his first move in creating his team for Bethpage.

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Ping releases PLD Milled SE DS72 Hovland Edition putter | First Look

Ping's latest limited-release putter is designed around the wand made famous by six-time Tour winner Viktor Hovland.

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2024 3M Open odds: Open contender is our long-shot pick in Minnesota

The 2024 3M Open betting odds are out, and we're putting money on a contender from last week's Open Championship.

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ESPN's top athletes of 21st Century: Top 100, future top athletes, sport-specific rankings

We ranked the defining athletes of the 2000s. Find all of our sport-specific lists here.

PING PLD Milled SE DS72 Hovland Edition Putter

PING has released a new PLD Milled SE DS72 Hovland Edition mallet putter at retail.This Viktor Hovland-inspired putter was previously only available as a limited edition.The putter will be available at PING authorized retailers with a MSRP of $485.

PING just announced the release of their new PLD Milled SE DS72 Hovland Edition mallet putter. The announcement gave me a feeling of deja vu since PING released a limited-edition Hovland DS72 just last October

Why are they releasing a putter that they already released?

One could speculate that the summer heat has finally got to the folks in Phoenix. It’s either that or this DS72 must be different from the one offered last year. 

While I will never downplay the impact of the Arizona sun, the new PLD Milled SE DS72 Hovland Edition mallet putter is in fact different from the previous release, and that’s a good thing.

This DS72 is Hovi style (mostly).

PING is calling this new putter the Hovland Edition, and with good reason. In many ways, this new PLD DS72 is just like the one that Viktor Hovland uses on the PGA Tour.



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Why this $2 million Open Championship bet wasn't as gutsy as it seemed

A professional bettor had a boatload riding on Tiger Woods and seven other players *not* to win The Open. Here's the logic behind the wager.

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LIV Players A Major Letdown Outside Of Bryson

Outside of one phenomenal player, LIV Golf had a forgettable major season.

Bryson DeChambeau catapulted himself to being among the top few players in the world based on winning the U.S. Open and coming one shot short at the PGA Championship. There is no doubt he is a bonafide threat heading into the 2025 major season.

But beyond DeChambeau’s remarkable play, LIV struggled mightily in the four majors—the only events all year where the best players get together.

It began at the Masters where, despite a limited field and plenty of representation, LIV failed to get anyone in serious contention. No LIV player came within nine strokes of victor Scottie Scheffler as the top five on the leaderboard were all PGA Tour players.

The PGA Championship featured an electric DeChambeau in a battle against Tour players Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland—but the only other LIV golfer in the top 25 was Dean Burmester (T12).

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TPT Golf Shafts: They’re Not What You Think

TPT Golf shafts may not be what you think they are.

For instance, if you think TPT Golf shafts are just another high-priced upgrade that offers no real benefit, they may not be what you think they are.

Then again, if you think all driver heads are the same and the shaft makes all the difference, TPT Golf shafts may not be what you think they are.

If you remember TPT Golf shafts as the shafts that kept breaking back in 2018, we have to tell you:

They’re definitely not what you think they are.

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