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2021 Palmetto Championship live coverage: How to watch the final round at Congaree

By: James Colgan June 13, 2021

A runaway leader greets the final round at the first-ever Palmetto Championship.
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We’ve reached the final round of play at the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree, here’s everything you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.
Palmetto Championship final round preview
The first-ever Palmetto Championship has served not only as a stopgap PGA Tour venue while the border to Canada (and the RBC Canadian Open) remains closed, but also as an excuse to showcase one of the great new courses in the United States.

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The secret to making perfect avocado toast, according to Torrey Pines’ head chef

By: Jessica Marksbury June 13, 2021

Chef Weber’s tart, pickled onion provides a sharp, tangy surprise to a dish so enduringly trendy it’s almost traditional.
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Welcome to Clubhouse Eats, where we celebrate the game’s most delectable food and drink. Hope you brought your appetites.
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If there was ever an award for entrée of the millennium, you would be hard-pressed to find a more worthy candidate than avocado toast.

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The Forgotten Soldier: Why 1946 U.S. Open champ Lloyd Mangrum might be the best player you never heard of

After four years of imposed rationing on meat and coffee, milk and sugar, gasoline, nylons, coal and shoes, and four years of death tapping on the front door with a Western Union telegram and blue and gold stars displayed in windows by hopeful and mourning mothers, and four years of herculean industrial effort to arm the nation and its allies, Americans on the home front longed for a return to normal and maybe even hoped to have a little fun. World War II was over.
A collective exhale of joy and relief swept the nation.

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Why Michael Jordan introduced himself to Harold Varner, and Varner ignored it

“The Boss” texted. 
And then Michael Jordan waited for seven hours. 
“If not longer,” Harold Varner said. 
Varner can explain. Kind of. When his Airness texts you hello, with an offer to become the first PGA Tour player to represent his Jordan Brand clothing soon to come, and you ignore your phone and go about your day, you should have some excuse. 
It was definitely not for a lack of excitement. On Varner’s bio on the Tour’s website, under “personal,” it reads: “If he were not playing golf, would want to be ‘the best NBA player in the world.

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How the world’s 1,882nd-ranked player was leading on the PGA Tour

By: Nick Piastowski June 12, 2021

Tain Lee hits a shot on Saturday on the 16th hole at Congaree Golf Club.
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Tain Lee answered the question with a question. 
What’s it like going into the weekend on the PGA Tour within striking distance of some of the great players?
“I don’t know,” Lee said Friday. “Do you know what place I’m in?”
Third. 
“Yeah, that’s pretty crazy,” he said. “That’s wild.”
Pretty crazy. Wild. He was talking after his second round at the Palmetto Championship.

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Jon Rahm says he’s cleared for U.S. Open a week after positive Covid test

By: Nick Piastowski June 12, 2021

Jon Rahm, after learning of his positive Covid-19 test last Saturday at the Memorial.
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Jon Rahm, one week ago, shot an eight-under 64 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, grabbed a six-shot lead after the third round of the Memorial, then was told he would have to withdraw due to a positive Covid-19 test. 
On Saturday, Rahm tweeted that he’s back.
And will be on time for next week’s U.S. Open, where he is the betting favorite.

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Why Brooks Koepka isn’t worried about missing the cut ahead of the U.S. Open

By: Jessica Marksbury June 12, 2021

Brooks Koepka missed the cut by two shots at the Palmetto Championship in South Carolina.
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For many players, missing the cut at a tournament the week before a major championship might be cause for concern. But for four-time major winner Brooks Koepka? Not so much.
The world’s eighth-ranked player fired rounds of 72-73 (+3) that included seven bogeys and a double to miss the cut at the Palmetto Championship by two shots. But less than a week away from attempting to win his third U.S.

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‘He’s going to come in feeling very bulletproof:’ Bones thinks Phil Mickelson can win

By: Nick Piastowski June 12, 2021

Phil Mickelson hits a tee shot during the Charles Schwab Challenge last month.
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The U.S. Open, over its 120 playings, has been held in, yes, the U.S. This year’s event continues that unsurprising trend when Torrey Pines in San Diego hosts. 
But if it were played elsewhere in the world next week, Jim “Bones” Mackay said, Phil Mickelson would also contend. 
Outside of Earth, too.

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Harold Varner III has a hilarious story about how terrified his friend was to tee it up with Michael Jordan

Back in 2017, Harold Varner III received a text that changed his life. It was Michael Jordan, asking Varner if he was interested in becoming a Jordan brand athlete. Varner absolutely was. The problem? Varner didn’t have Jordan’s number saved in his phone. So when the text came, Varner forgot to respond for over seven (!) hours.
Luckily, everything worked out, and Varner, sporting a full Jordan wardrobe, has been the envy of sneakerheads the world over ever since.

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Course Rater Confidential: Takeaways, trends, surprises and more from GOLF’s 30 best munis ranking

By: GOLF’s Course Ratings Panel June 12, 2021

Corica Park’s South Course is $42–$52 for Alameda, Calif., residents.
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GOLF’s Top 100 course panelists are among the most respected and well-traveled course evaluators in the game. They’re also keen to share their opinions. In this GOLF.com series, we’ll unlock their unvarnished views on all questions course-related. The goal is not only to entertain you but also to give you a better understanding of how to understand and appreciate golf course architecture.

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