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July 2012

America's oldest course auctioned for $410K
A little bit of golf history went up for auction on Saturday, as America's oldest golf course, Oakhurst Links, was sold for $410,000.Previous Lewis Keller Sr. understands that the nine-hole course will be maintained, as will it's old-style equipment, but was disappointed by the price it sold for an... view

Don't ban bellies says Bernhard Langer
Belly putters are definitely the hot topic in golf this week.Ernie Els became the third major champion using a long putter at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham on the weekend, after Keegan Bradley at the 2011 PGA Championship and Webb Simpson at the 2012 US Open. The man who came run... view

Open Champion heads to Canada for next event
2012 British Open champion Ernie Els is not content to rest on his laurels.Not even a week had gone by since his dramatic fourth major championship win at Royal Lytham before he jetted off to the Hamilton Golf and Country Club for this week's Canadian Open. "I feel very fresh," he said Wednesday.Me... view

Woods up to World No2 ranking after Brit Open
Despite Tiger Woods yet again missing out on a 15th major at the British Open on the weekend, his tied third place did allow him some small consolation - a jump up to No.2 in the world rankings, his highest spot in the last few years.Woods's finish at Royal Lytham was his best in a major since the... view

Big Easy wins 2012 British Open
Ernie Els on won his second British Open title and fourth major championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s in Lancashire, England on Sunday. The iconic South African began the day six shots behind but clawed his way back to post a two-under 68 at the links course, and pip leader Adam Scott... view

Scott ties course record at Brit Open's 1st round
Australian Adam Scott ticked all the boxes on the opening round of the British Open on Thursday.Having had disastrous first rounds at the Masters and U.S. Open that effectively ruled him out after just one day' play, Scott was determined to keep himself in the running. Despite worries about the con... view

Monty says only one of four will win Brit Open
Scotland's veteran golfer Colin Montgomerie has said that there are just four players that have the ability to win the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's.Montgomerie says that one of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Montgomerie's countryman Paul Lawrie will win the third ma... view

McIlroy looks to end slump at British Open
Rory McIlroy said his recent slump is merely "a blip on the radar", and he feels that the British Open at Royal Lytham will be the major that can help turn his game around.“Everyone has bad spells, and I had a couple of bad weeks where I didn't play so well," McIlroy said. "But it's just a little b... view

Watson to reign in Bubba Golf for Brit Open
206 bunkers, "brutal" rough, and bad weather forecast means that 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson could be forgiven for wanting to play a more conservative style of golf at the Open Championship hosted by the Royal Lytham and St. Anne's course this week."It looks like we're going to hit a lot of... view

New Callaway golf ball launches in India
The Callaway Tour Challenge in Hyderabad, India, saw the launch of Callaway's latest product, the new Hex Black Tour Golf Ball.A five-layer golf ball, Callaway say the Hex Black Tour ball is built with five layers including a dual-core construction, durable cover material and Hex Aerodynamics... view

Tiger advises Stricker on John Deere four-peat
In a bid to become only the fifth man in the history of championship golf to win a tournament four consecutive times, Steve Stricker has turned to one of those four men for advice, Tiger Woods."He told me to get it done," Stricker said. "And he also threw me a jab, saying: 'Only one of us has won f... view

Hunter Mahan gets in shape to prolong career
Hunter Mahan has a charity music video to thank for the decision to lose some pounds and try and prolong his career on the tour.In summer 2011, Mahan collaborated with cronies Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson to make the "Golf Boys" video that hit youtube and went down a storm with over 5... view

Triplett's maiden Champions at First Tee Open
Olin Browne, Ron Streck, Keith Fergus, Tom Lehman and Gary Hallberg need to shuffle along and make room for another member of their elite club of winners on all three US tours. Kirk Triplett won the First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his first Champions Tour title. Along with his three... view

Ted Potter Jr. wins Greenbrier Classic
Ted Potter Jr. earned his first PGA Tour victory in his rookie year, beating Troy Kelly in a playoff Sunday in the Greenbrier Classic.Not only does he claim a sizeable winner's cheque for $1,098, 000, jumps from 13rd to 51st in the FedEx Cup standings, and gains a two-year PGA Tour exemption but he... view

Singh on song at Greenbrier Classic
Former World Number One Vijay Singh made light of his 49 years to shoot a stunning   7-under 63 on the first day of the Greenbrier Classic to lead the field Thursday."Gosh, I don't know where that came from," Singh, who hasn't won on the PGA Tour since 2008, said. "I've been playing pre... view

Former No1 snaps at "annoying" media
Tiger Woods vented his frustrations at the media ahead of this week's Greenbrier Classic, saying he was exasperated by their constant questioning during his two year drought between November 2009 and December 2011."I have to deal with it in every single press conference," he said. "I have to answer... view

Tiger to tackle Turkey at megabucks event
After picking up the $1.17 million winner's cheque at the AT&T National, Tiger Woods is about to cash-in again, with the news that he will take part in the $5.3 million Turkish Airways World Golf Finals in October.Along with Woods, the star-studded eight man field is set to include former U.S.... view

Woods passes Nicklaus with AT&T Win
"I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again," Tiger Woods said. "Here we are."The words of the former world number one as he passed Jack Nicklaus's total of 73 PGA Tour wins, winning the AT&T National by two shots.In case, the golfing community didn't get which... view

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