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Author: Dillon Friday

Dustin Johnson Wins BMW Championship, Remains America’s Best Hope

-9/12/2016 For all the cowboy images Dustin Johnson inspires, he lives up to most of them. Well, save for the whole riding on a horse, toting a six-shooter and busting through a saloon’s double doors. He doesn’t do those things as far as the general public’s aware. But Johnson does have a knack for showing up on a time in a way that all good antiheroes do. He busted up Oakmont to win the US Open despite ludicrous interference by the USGA. And this weekend, Johnson pounded the fairways at Crooked Stick to take the BMW Championship and possession...

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To Minnesota With Love: Here’s Who Should Head To The Ryder Cup

-09/11/2016 Davis Love III will select three of his four captain’s picks for the 2016 Ryder Cup on Monday following Dustin Johnson’s victory at the BMW Championship. His final selection will come after the Tour Championship in two weeks. Much has been made of Love’s tenure as captain of a maligned American side. The embarrassment from 2014 still hasn’t worn off, and fans were somewhat dismayed to see familiar faces back in contention. With all the young talent in the game, the return of Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker to the team and conversations in support of Jim Furyk and...

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Happy’s Follies: Nike Golf Met The Same Fate As Nike Hockey

09/01/2016 When the equipment branch of Nike Golf went the way of the belly putter earlier this summer—which is to say, belly up—the news was greeted by both derision and disbelief. How could a company with the biggest name the game has ever seen—Tiger Woods—and his heir apparent—Rory McIlroy—fail in the sport? There are plenty of reasons. For one, golf equipment has long been a difficult industry to navigate. Professionals may use a variety of clubs, but amateurs might go through one or two sets in their careers. Loyalty and quality is paramount. In other words, a player comfortable...

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The Barclays: Reed Wins, Fowler Falters As Ryder Cup Talk Heats Up

-08/29/2016 The subplots thicken faster than the main event from time to time. So it went with the start of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs. The competition itself is already undermined by timing as well prestige. No one values the FedEx Cup more than the four majors or, maybe, even the Olympic Games. When you factor in the somewhat arbitrary structure the trip from the Barclays to the Tour Championship becomes a slog to the finish more than a sprint. It’s no surprise the tour dishes out a $10 million payout to incentivize the players. Still, there was...

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Feherty Review: Bob Costas Switches Chairs

08/24/2016 Bob Costas has a terrible golf swing. This is a relieving fact as much as a revealing one, because he’s great at most everything else. At least he sucks at something. There’s a lot of leg movement in his swing, but not a lot of fluidity—like someone dancing in a phone booth. And yet he stripes the one ball he hits on camera. Suddenly, it starts to make sense. Costas is no athlete. That’s clear. But when he picked up golf at 11, he stumbled upon the most logical stance for himself. If he’s celebrated for anything, it’s...

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Justin Rose Wins Gold In Rio

-08/15/16 After a 112-year absence, golf returned to the Summer Olympics with a punch—or a series of them. Two of the top players in the world traded blows down the stretch on Sunday. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, both of whom valued these games long before anyone had heard of Zika, engaged in a duel reminiscent of the one Stenson won three weeks ago at Royal Troon for his first major. The Swede looked to capture the rarest of doubles—an Open Championship and a gold medal. This time, though, he came up just short. And it was Rose who...

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2016 Rio Olympics Preview: Who’ll Win Bronze, Silver, Gold

08/09/2016 Gil Hanse faced a unique challenge as he designed the course that will host this week’s Olympic Golf Tournament. The event is no different in format than a regular Tour stop—72 holes of stroke play. But this was for Olympic gold, not a fat check. How did Hanse make it feel like an Olympic course, while incorporating the Rio spirit? For one, he modeled it off of “Sandbelt” style courses that are common in Australia. These courses rely on the native fauna and sand to shape the holes rather than install trees or rough. As a result, the...

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Jim Furyk Shoots 58, Russell Knox Takes The Travelers Championship

-08/08/16 It’s a rare thing in sports to appreciate something for exactly what it is. On Sunday, Jim Furyk shot a 58, the lowest round in the history of the PGA Tour. He blitzed TPC River Highlands to the tune of 10 birdies and an eagle. The moment was surreal for so many reasons, chief among them the timing. Furyk, who’s battled injuries and consistency over the last 10 months, sandwiched a Friday 66 with a 73 and a 72. He was one-over entering the final round and thus teed off well before the broadcast came on Golf Channel....

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2016 Major Championships Recap: 2016 Offers More Memories

08/05/2016 After Rory McIlroy won two major championships in 2014 and Jordan Spieth matched that total a year ago, most golf fans expected more of the same in 2016. With Jason Day getting the proverbial monkey off his back last August—and winning almost everywhere else as well—we accepted a new reign in the sport led by that triumvirate at the top. That’s not exactly how things played out. If for years people searched for the next Tiger Woods, or at least a challenger for him, perhaps 2016 taught us what we should have known already. Golf is as deep...

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Rio Golf: Six Things To Watch For At The Summer Olympics

08/04/2016 Despite the Opening Ceremonies still being two days away, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro started Wednesday with a series of women’s soccer matches. If that seems anticlimactic, it should. In fact, the games as a whole have failed to draw the kind of excitement that made past Olympics must-watch affairs. This is especially true in golf, a fact further burgeoned this week when one of the American players actually competing, Matt Kuchar, flat out didn’t know the format of the tournament. He’s far from alone in that regard. But hey, Olympic golf is back for...

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