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Rory McIlroy blasts ‘money-grab’ Super Golf League as Saudi plan splits locker room
Rory McIlroy has launched a tirade on the Super Golf League (SGL), calling the proposed breakaway circuit “a money grab” and declaring that the PGA and European Tours should do everything at their disposal “to protect their product” – including banning the rebels from the Tours and the Ryder Cup.

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‘Never can let down Pops’: Howard’s Greg Odom Jr. wins individual title at PGA Works days after father died

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – As Greg Odom Jr. waited for the final round of the PGA Works Collegiate Championship to get underway, he danced a joyous boogie to Pooh Shiesty as if no one was watching.
Odom’s good cheer disguised the hurt underneath.
“Not another player in this field carried a more heavy heart than this kid,” said Howard University men’s and women’s golf coach Sam Puryear Jr.
That’s because Odom’s father, Greg Sr., 67, had died on May 1, back home in Memphis.

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Golfweek’s Best 2021: From Augusta National to Pebble Beach, these are the top 200 classic golf courses

Welcome to the Golfweek’s Best 2021 list of the top 200 Classic Courses, built before 1960 in the United States.
Each year we publish many lists, with this Top 200 Classic Courses and the accompanying Top 200 Modern Courses lists being the premium offerings. Also extremely popular and significant are the Best Courses You Can Play State by State and Best Private Courses State by State.
The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course.

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Photos: PGA Works Collegiate Championship 2021 at TPC Sawgrass

Twenty-three teams and 52 individuals across five divisions made it to TPC Sawgrass for the 2021 PGA Works Collegiate Championship, which brings together Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions.
This year marked the 35th edition of the event. The 2020 tournament was canceled because of COVID-19.

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Watch: The hitch is gone! Charles Barkley smashes ball, gets hug from Bo Jackson

There are few things more infamous in golf than the hitch in Charles Barkley’s swing. It’s as identifiable with Barkley as is his Hall of Fame basketball career, his unfiltered opinions and his robust shape.
On Wednesday at the Regions Tradition, during a pro-am at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, Barkley hit a drive … like a normal person.
Even fellow Auburn University great Bo Jackson was impressed. Barkley stated that his work with Stan Utley, who is noted for his short-game specialty, has transformed his game.

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‘The Amy and Adam Show’: Veteran journalist’s insight on next LPGA commissioner

Who will replace Mike Whan as LPGA commissioner? Veteran writer Ron Sirak says one name is standing out and he joined “The Amy and Adam Show” podcast to discuss this topic and more, including his long, esteemed career as a golf journalist.
“I’ve heard this. I’ve heard they had dozens of people apply for the job. My understanding is that they’re down to a single-digit number of people that they’re calling back for second interviews. I think they’d like to have the decision made by the end of May so that there is a little bit of an overlap with Mike Whan.

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Golfweek’s Best 2021: From Bandon Dunes to Shadow Creek, the top 200 golf courses that were built after 1960

Welcome to the Golfweek’s Best 2021 list of the top 200 Modern Courses, built in or after 1960 in the United States.
Each year we publish many lists, with this Top 200 Modern Courses and the accompanying Top 200 Classic Courses lists being the premium offerings. Also extremely popular and significant are the Best Courses You Can Play State by State and Best Private Courses State by State.
The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course.

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Tour Championship, even the Ryder Cup, not out of reach for Max Homa

As Max Homa entered the locker room at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow, the memories of the last time he was there came flooding back.
That’s when he had to wait out a suspension of play during the final round of the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship as he chased his first PGA Tour title. A sudden queasiness hit his gut, just as it did on that day when he finally tasted victory after an arduous journey to being a Tour winner.
“I felt like I was going to throw up but my hands felt unbelievable on the club,” Homa said of his breakthrough.

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Golfweek’s Best 2021: Top 100 public golf courses across the US

If you’re looking for only the best in public-access golf, we’ve got you covered with this list of the top 100 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in the United States, as judged by our nationwide network of raters.
The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings on each course are averaged together to produce a final rating for each course.

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Watch: Charles Barkley has a new swing; Ernie Els calls Nick Saban ‘football royalty’

When he’s walking the streets in his native South Africa, Ernie Els is a pretty big deal. The Big Easy has 74 professional golf victories including 19 on the PGA Tour and 28 on the European Tour.
But when he’s in Alabama, Els understands the pecking order. And while fans were excited to see Els and other members of the PGA Tour Champions as part of the Regions Tradition pro-am in Birmingham on Wednesday, Alabama football coach Nick Saban still commands the room’s attention.
Els and Saban went off at 9 a.m.

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Will distance-measuring devices speed up play? Justin Thomas says no

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Slow play is always a worthy adversary and the PGA of America’s decision to allow distance-measuring devices at this month’s PGA Championship is the most recent attempt to address five-plus-hour rounds. But it’s not going to work.
At least that’s what 2017 PGA champion Justin Thomas said Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Championship.
“I don’t really like them.

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A behind-the-scenes look at how Cobra builds Bryson DeChambeau’s clubs

Bryson DeChambeau isn’t your average Tour pro. The numbers don’t lie. When the launch monitor is spitting out 215 miles per hour of ball speed, a set of regular tools simply won’t do. You need something special to get the job done — and a team who’s willing to put in the hours to bring the creations to life.
As you’d expect, the process is anything but normal.
“As Bryson told us he was going to get faster and stronger, we were like, ‘OK,’” said Tom Olsavsky, Cobra Golf’s VP of R&D. “Then I started thinking about it and the problems that could create.

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Best golf courses in Minnesota, according to NFL receiver Adam Thielen

Minnesota is one of the great states for golf in America. Despite its harsh winters, the Land of 10,000 Lakes is a destination for terrific golf courses.
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen knows a thing or two about the bounty of courses in Minnesota. In his time away from football, he heads out to the links to test his game on a number of courses that dot the state.
On this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar, the 30-year-old shared some of his favorite courses in the area.

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Rory McIlroy says new Player Impact Program about more than just rewarding top players

By: Josh Berhow May 5, 2021

Rory McIlroy is teeing it up at the Wells Fargo Championship this week.
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Some critics are saying the PGA Tour’s newly reported Player Impact Program (PIP) will only make the rich get richer, as the game’s best players will be the primary beneficiaries of a program that rewards social media engagement, high Google search volume and more from a massive $40 million prize pool.
But Rory McIlroy says that’s not the whole story.

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2021 Wells Fargo Championship field by the rankings

After a forced break in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA Tour is back at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina once again this week.
Now a two-time winner on Tour, Max Homa returns to defend his 2019 title alongside a strong field that features eight of the top-10 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin world ranking, including four top-five players: No. 1 Jon Rahm, No. 2 Xander Schauffele, No. 4 Viktor Hovland and No. 5 Webb Simpson (a Quail Hollow resident).

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Wells Fargo Championship picks to win: Who a professional gambler is betting his money on

By: Nick Piastowski May 5, 2021

Max Homa hits his tee shot last Sunday on the 8th hole on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort.
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Who does the journalist, betting analyst or data guru like? Or the caddie? Or the old-school gambler? Gimme the facts, storylines and trends. Gimme that inside-the-ropes look. Gimme your gut feeling. 
You bet, bettor. 
Welcome to GOLF.com’s new gambling advice column, where we’ve assembled a panel of those aforementioned experts to make three “best bets.

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Golfweek’s Best 2021: Best private golf courses in every state

Where’s the best private golf in each state? With this list of Golfweek’s Best Private Courses, we present the best such layouts, as judged by our nationwide network of raters.
The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings on each course are averaged together to produce a final rating for each course. Each course is then ranked against other courses in its state to produce the final rankings.

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Money Game: Course restorations take time and can cost millions, but here’s why most are worth the wait

By: Paul Sullivan May 5, 2021

The reno rollout at Winged Foot happened in two phases: The East course was completed in 2014, the West course in 2017.
Stephen Rabideau, CGCS/Winged Foot Golf Club

A few summers back, golf course architect Bruce Hepner stood in the ballroom at Woodway Country Club, my home course, to describe his plan to restore Willie Park Jr.’s original 1916 design. The bunkers were going to be redone. Tee boxes were going to be brought back into alignment. And trees were coming down, to reveal what Park, who twice won the British Open, had created.

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World No. 2 Justin Thomas looks to get past putting disappointment at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – En route to a tie for 13th in last week’s Valspar Championship, world No. 2 Justin Thomas had most of his game spot on.
He ranked first in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, first in Strokes Gained: Approach to the Green, and first in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green.
As for his putting, he ranked 67th in strokes gained.
Ouch.
His frustration on the greens reached a crescendo after Saturday’s third round when he said, “If I’m putting well this week, I’m winning this tournament without question.

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