Q: What’s a BEAT-THE-PRO SCRAMBLE?

A: A team event consisting of four players of varying handicaps. Each player hits his tee shot, and the best shot is then selected by the team and played into the hole from there. The ball must be dropped or placed within one club-length of the original ball while maintaining the original condition of play. On the putting green, the ball must be dropped or placed within six inches of the…

April 13, 2015
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Special Guest Commentary: The Tournament With the Best 16th Hole

April 13, 2015

Greetings once again fellow Golfniks! The week before last, I had one of the most amazing golf experiences of my life. I have been to a total of 15 golf tournaments. Of course, it’s been the same tournament every year, the fabulous Phoenix Open. I’m not going to worry about the sponsorship, but yes, this is the tourney with the wildest hole in golf, the Par 3 16th with the stadium gallery surrounding the…

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I Don’t Believe What I Just Saw: Spieth Overwhelms Augusta

April 12, 2015

For the first time in my life, I don’t know what to say. Sure, I picked 21-year-old Jordan Spieth to win The Masters earlier in the week, but today was a little ridiculous. Did we not learn anything from Tiger Woods’ blowout victory in 1997? Eighteen-under par is fine for the Phoenix Open, but not for The Masters. This is a major championship! It’s supposed to be difficult. Guys aren’t supposed to…

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The Greatest Shot Ever?

April 10, 2015

Do you remember the shot? I would put it among the Top 3 shots Tiger Woods has ever struck, and the first two were putts – to send the 2008 U.S. Open to a Monday morning playoff with Rocco Mediate and the putt Woods walked into the hole at the 2000 PGA Championship when he beat Bob May. Entering Sunday’s final round at the 2005 Masters, Chris DiMarco wasn’t going away. In fact, DiMarco…

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Blogger Expose’: The Day I Played Augusta

April 9, 2015

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had joined WHNS-TV, the FOX television affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina, in August of 2005. Shortly after I moved from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to take the job as Sports Reporter/Photographer, I was told that we covered The Masters every year. Jackpot! Augusta just happened to be less than two and-a-half hours away by car. Thrilled was not the word. Then it got even better. Every year,…

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Play Begins: 12 Things You May Not Know About Augusta

April 9, 2015

This is an article that’s currently circulating around the internet, and the author is unknown. As The Masters begins, there are a few things you should know about Augusta National. There has always been an attraction for golfers towards the hallowed grounds of Augusta National. The Masters is one of the most unusual events in all of sports. It’s all about tradition, and it’s defined by a set of old rules and customs that don’t exist at other…

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bOObs on Golf

75-year-old Jack Nicklaus made a hole-in-one in The Masters Par 3 Contest after calling his shot on ESPN earlier in the day. How good is that?

April 8, 2015
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Why Tiger Will Never Catch Jack

April 8, 2015

Here we are on the eve of the 2015 Masters Tournament, not knowing for sure how Tiger Woods will play. I can’t believe I’m saying this. It’s Woods’ first tournament back since withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on February 6th. For the first time since 1996, Woods has fallen out of the Top 100 in the world rankings. Let me say that again. It’s been nearly…

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