An Ever-Changing Masters Course Changes Again
The course was shorter when Olazábal was dominant, and the difference between the longest hitters and everyone else wasn’t that large...
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Getting the opportunity to host a big-time event is both easier and harder than a club might think. While the USGA has recently awarded a large number of championships to a rota of Top 100 stalwarts such as Pinehurst No. 2, Oakmont and Merion — part of the organization’s strategy to establish anchor sites for the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens — there are still plenty of national championships up for grabs, not to mention regional tournaments and maybe even a PGA Tour event for the right club. .
Around the World, Golf Prodigies Get National Support, but Not in the U.S.
Mone Inami, a professional golfer from Japan, won a silver medal for her country in last year’s Summer Olympics. Inami beat Lydia Ko, who has won 17 times on tour, including the Evian Championship in 2015.
Both were golf prodigies, with Ko turning pro at age 17 in 2014. They were also products of national golf academies. (New Zealand in Ko’s case.)
Ben Crenshaw Is Not Done With the Masters
In the history of the Masters, Ben Crenshaw’s name is writ large.
He was the low amateur, meaning the amateur who plays the best that week, in back-to-back years, 1972 and 1973. In 1984, he won the tournament, besting Tom Watson by two strokes. But it’s his 1995 victory at age 43 that’s one for the history books.
Just days after his coach and mentor Harvey Penick died...
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