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Golf course closures say less about sport, more about a difficult business

It is a headline easily written, but a story far more complicated to tell. Golf course closes; game is doomed. As the Southern California Golf Association’s director of governmental affairs, Craig Kessler is in a position to see and hear that more often than he’d like. “That drum beat about golf collapsing is just so much nonsense,” Kessler said. “It’s ...

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TT postscript: Tiger (E) survives difficult day

DOHA, Qatar – Eddie Pepperell, Gregory Havret, and Aaron Rai made the most of calm early morning conditions at Doha Golf Club to set the pace in the opening round of the Qatar Masters at 7-under-par 65 on Thursday. Havret went bogey free, Pepperell made one bogey and eight birdies, while fellow English golfer Rai eagled his last hole to add to five ...

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Difficult conditions perfect for Leishman (67)

KAPALUA, Hawaii – It’s no secret that Rickie Fowler is among the game’s preeminent fashionistas. This is, after all, the same guy who made bright orange a Sunday staple, the same guy who has rolled up to PGA Tour events in high-tops and joggers. But Thursday’s choice at Kapalua was bold – even for him. Fowler teed off for the ...

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Thomas Bach's IOC facing difficult decision regarding Russia

Critics of the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, are demanding that all Russian athletes be banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in light of new information on alleged doping violations in the country, which was passed on to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on November 10. As was the case in the ...

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Jason Day reveals how he can return to the top of the golf rankings after difficult 2017

Day ended the 2017 PGA Tour season strongly but dropped to ninth in the world after spending 47 weeks as world No1. The 2015 PGA Championship winner took a break from the game in March after his mother’s cancer scare. But the 29-year-old still managed to qualify for the Tour Championship, finishing tied 17th in the Fedex Cup after coming ...

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