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Chatting with America’s Caddie: Josh Scobee on mulligans in football and golf

Mar 2, 2021

So this NFL rookie kicker walks into a pro shop …
Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? But if a Josh Scobee movie was ever made, that would be the very first golf scene.
At one point, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ all-time leading scorer was the top-ranked golfer from another sport. So he sat down and talked about the similarities (and differences) between kicking and golf, the football mulligan he would like and more.
Collins: You’ve tried to qualify for the U.S.

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Everything you need to know one month before the Masters

7:14 AM ET

With all that’s happened in golf, from Tiger Woods‘ car crash to Jordan Spieth‘s resurgence to Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson winning again, it’s almost hard to remember another Masters is almost here.
But it’s one month from Masters week, with the tournament at Augusta National back in its traditional April spot after being forced to November in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The hope is that some normalcy returns to Augusta National and the Masters this time around.

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Masters 2021: Tournament news, tee times, schedule, coverage and analysis

7:10 AM ET

The break is short — the shortest ever, actually. It was November when the Masters was last played, part of a wildly altered 2020 major championship schedule forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Just like that, the 2021 Masters, back in its rightful place in April, is nearly here.
Key information

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When: April 8-11
Where: Augusta National Golf Club
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson
How to watch

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Full details of ESPN, ESPN+, CBS and Masters.com to come soon.
Tee times

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Announced Tuesday, April 6.

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The moments before and after everything changed for Tiger Woods

7:28 AM ET

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Covered golf for more than 20 years
Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University

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Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News

THE DINNER INVITATION came in as Justin Thomas was already on his way home.
He’d played poorly and missed the cut at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles on Feb. 19.

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‘We went into panic mode’: What it was like trying to run a PGA Tour event in the year of the pandemic

7:30 AM ET

Clair Peterson’s annual trip to the Arnold Palmer Invitational is not happening this year. The coronavirus pandemic means the longtime John Deere Classic tournament director won’t be on the driving range this week at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge among the players, caddies, coaches, trainers, sports psychologists, media and other tournament representatives.
COVID-19 restrictions make it all but impossible for that many people to be on site.

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Chatting with America’s Caddie: How Macklemore mocked, then fell in love with golf

12:17 PM ET

Macklemore (aka Ben Haggerty) has fallen hard for golf. Now, when he sits up straight in bed, it isn’t because he thought of new rap lyrics: It’s about golf.
But don’t get things twisted. He didn’t always feel this way. And that’s how this conversation starts, with me calling him out!
Collins: I have to call you out on something. Ready?
Macklemore: Uh-huh.

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Morikawa wins WGC-Workday by 3, thanks Tiger

7:02 PM ET

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BRADENTON, Fla. — PGA champion Collin Morikawa shook off an early mistake, regained control around the turn, delivered two clutch putts and then played a steady hand on a Concession Golf Club course known for calamity, closing with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the Workday Championship.
Morikawa picked up a few short-game tips from major champions — Mark O’Meara on his putting, Concession member Paul Azinger on the chipping — and he says it carried him to another big win.

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How Tiger Woods had embraced his second act and fallen in love with golf again

1:50 PM ET

The burden of fame never faded, but Tiger Woods showed a softer side, a more appreciative outlook in the past few years. Never was that more than the case than in December, where the joy of a father playing golf with his son could not have been more apparent.
The PNC Challenge with Tiger and 11-year-old Charlie playing golf before a national TV audience will have to do for the foreseeable future. It was like witnessing a mini-Tiger for a couple of days, dressed the same as his dad, mimicking the walk, the mannerisms, the swing and even the fist pumps.

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How we got here: The Tiger Woods timeline

7:50 PM ET

This story was originally published on Nov. 27, 2019. It was updated on Feb. 24, 2021.
Injuries are nothing new to Tiger Woods, but he has never faced ones as serious as his multiple leg fractures suffered in a car crash on Tuesday in Southern California. Still, he has dealt with numerous health issues throughout his career, long before his first Masters win in 1997.
In 1994, Woods had surgery on his left knee to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue. There was a surgery on Dec. 13, 2002, that saw fluid removed from inside and outside the ACL.

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How we got here: The Tiger Woods timeline

7:50 PM ET

This story was originally published on Nov. 27, 2019. It was updated on Feb. 24, 2021.
Injuries are nothing new to Tiger Woods, but he has never faced ones as serious as his multiple leg fractures suffered in a car crash on Tuesday in Southern California. Still, he has dealt with numerous health issues throughout his career, long before his first Masters win in 1997.
In 1994, Woods had surgery on his left knee to remove two benign tumors and scar tissue. There was a surgery on Dec. 13, 2002, that saw fluid removed from inside and outside the ACL.

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What we know about Tiger Woods’ crash, condition and what happens next

9:15 AM ET

Tiger Woods, a 15-time major champion and winner of a record-tying 82 PGA Tour tournaments, was seriously injured in a car wreck in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Woods, 45, underwent several hours of emergency surgery to repair what doctors called “significant orthopaedic injuries” to his lower right leg and ankle.
Here’s everything we know about the accident and Woods’ condition as of Wednesday morning:
What is Tiger’s condition after surgery?
In a statement posted to Tiger’s Twitter account at 12:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dr.

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Tiger has leg injuries, in surgery following crash

2:40 PM ET

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Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car accident on Monday morning in Southern California that required the Jaws of Life tools to extract him from the vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Woods, 45, has “multiple leg injuries” according to his agent, Mark Steinberg, who said the golfer was in surgery Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency personnel responded to a roll-over crash at approximately 7:12 a.m. PT in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

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