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Arnold Palmer Invitational: 3 things to know after Round 2

By: Nick Piastowski March 5, 2021

Corey Conners hit his tee shot on Friday on the 7th hole at Bay Hill.
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One of the contenders has finished first, tied for 31st, tied for second, tied for sixth, tied for fifth and tied for second since last December. Six events, five top sixes. Guess where he’s at the midway point of the Arnold Palmer Invitational? (Hint: It’s not tied for 31st.) Here are three things you need to know after Friday’s second round at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.
Corey Conners leads 

Corey Conners eagled the par-5 16th during the first round.

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2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational tee times: Third round pairings for Saturday

By: Jessica Marksbury March 5, 2021

Bryson DeChambeau is only three shots back at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational halfway point.
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The 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational is already at the halfway point, and continues on Saturday, March 6, with Round 3 at Bay Hill. You can find full third round tee times at the bottom of this post.
Notable pairings for Arnold Palmer Invitational Round 3
Rory McIlroy claimed the early lead after firing a 6-under 66 on Thursday, but his birdie rampage cooled a bit during Friday’s second round.

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How this pro got a Rules break thanks to a photographer’s zoom lens

By: Nick Piastowski March 5, 2021

Jason Day tries to identify his ball on Friday on the 16th hole at Bay Hill.
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Jason Day had hit his tee shot right on the par-5 16th at Bay Hill, it had improbably nestled into a bird’s nest some 20 yards above the ground, he had needed a photographer’s zoom lens to identify it, he had dropped and he had finished with a double bogey. But his summation of the hole was better. 
“I think the mama birdie’s going to come back and find another egg there,” Day said.
He had made an actual birdie.

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Gimme that: Celebrate — or forget — a career round with Dewar’s latest whisky

By: GOLF Editors March 5, 2021

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Welcome to Gimme That, a GOLF.com column where we’ll highlight one notable item we think you might like. Whether it’s an article of clothing, an intriguing electronic device or anything in between, we want to share these items with you because they’ve generated a bit of chatter by our water cooler (or, these days, on our Slack channel). So sit back, scroll down and keep up with the latest gear golf has to offer.
Scotland and Portugal have been friendly with each other for a long time.

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Should you hit short putts soft or firm? Here’s what the science says.

By: Luke Kerr-Dineen March 5, 2021

Welcome to Play Smart, a game-improvement column that drops every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Director of Game Improvement content Luke Kerr-Dineen to help you play smarter, better golf.
I live in the northeast, where the snow is just starting to melt. Barring a heartbreaking surprise spring snowstorm, the upcoming golf season is in sight, which means I’ve got the itch to get back out there.
About this time every year I try to set myself a few goals.

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The logic behind where golf courses cut their holes, according to a superintendent

By: Josh Sens March 5, 2021

There is no such thing as “illegal” hole locations, but there certainly are good ones and bad ones.
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Location, location, pin location.
The golden rule of real estate is also a key consideration for golf-course superintendents.
After all, where supers choose to cut their holes, and how often they cut them, can have a profound impact on everything from course difficulty and conditioning to pace of play.

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How a former newspaper editor became a beacon for youth and women’s golf in the midwest

By: James Colgan March 5, 2021

TGA coach (and alum) Lauren Timpf meets with students at a local golf camp.
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Dave Robinson is a storyteller at heart, which is a strange thing to say about a man in charge of the golf futures of several thousand children.
Robinson, who is the director of the Southeast Michigan TGA, spent more than 30 years in the newspaper industry as a sports editor and deputy managing editor of the Detroit Free Press.

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Best Of: 5 comfy and stylish spikeless golf shoes for women

By: Jessica Marksbury March 5, 2021

Put some spring in your step with a new pair of spikeless golf shoes.

When it comes to finding the best golf products, every golfer needs a little guidance. Don’t sweat it, we got you covered. For our 2021 Best of Everything series, we’ve canvassed the golf accessories, apparel and game-improvement space to identify the very best stuff for your game. Think of us as your personal shopping assistant. For more of our Best Of lists, visit our Pro Shop.

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Yes, Jordan Spieth hears all the noise around his game. Here’s how he handles it

By: Michael Bamberger March 5, 2021

“It’s still important to shut off the noise and free yourself up,” Jordan Spieth says. “Just be a kid out there playing.”
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ORLANDO — For a game that invented its own version of sotto vocce — the “golf whisper” — it’s amazing how much screaming golf produces these days.
Jordan Spieth’s gotta fire his caddie!
That would be Michael Greller, the only caddie he has ever had as a pro.
He’s gotta cut bait with that teacher!
That would be Cameron McCormick, the only swing coach Spieth has ever had.

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A real-life Happy Gilmore? Experts weigh-in on viral sensation’s ‘amazing’ golf swing

By: Zephyr Melton March 5, 2021

When Eliezer Paul-Gindiri agreed to go to the driving range with some friends, he had no idea it would make him social media star star.
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When Eliezer Paul-Gindiri agreed to go with his friends to Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord, Calif. for a night at the range, he had no idea that his first time picking up a golf club would make him social media sensation. But after video surfaced of the 21-year-old smacking drives with one arm deep into the California night, his viral status was secured.

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Nick Faldo walks back his ‘commercials’ dig at Rickie Fowler

By: Nick Piastowski March 4, 2021

Nick Faldo, left, and Rickie Fowler during the 2015 Open Championship.
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Nick Faldo roasted Rickie Fowler. 
Two days later, he tried to put out the flames. 
In a video posted to his Twitter feed on Thursday, the six-time major winner and current CBS analyst said “in the future, I’ll restrain from digging in a little too deep” after a “commercials” dig at Rickie Fowler on Tuesday.  
“I wish Rickie well,” Faldo said.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: 3 things to know after Round 1

By: Nick Piastowski March 4, 2021

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on Thursday on the 2nd hole at Bay Hill.
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One of the co-leaders said earlier this week he would always play the Arnold Palmer Invitational. You would, too. Since 2015, he’s finished 11th, 27th, fourth, first, sixth and fifth — and shot a six under 66 on Thursday. Here are three things you need to know after Thursday’s first round at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.
Rory McIlroy and Corey Conners lead 

Rory McIlroy, through 10 holes, was one under. Over his next five, he was five under.

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