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How can Tiger Woods leave a putt short at the worst possible time? A simple explanation

In the span of 10 minutes on Sunday, Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed each faced 72nd-hole birdie attempts that would determine their fate at the Valspar Championship. In both instances, the expectation was that the two players would at least give their putts a chance to drop……………Read More

Michelle Wie drops 35-foot birdie putt on final hole to clinch first win since 2014

It was only fitting that a long, dramatic putt would finally put an end to Michelle Wie’s long, frustrating victory drought.

Wie hadn’t claimed an LPGA title since her 2014 U.S. Women’s Open triumph at Pinehurst, despite several top-five finishes in the ensuing three-plus years. But that changed on Sunday at the HSBC Women’s World Championship. The leader board was packed at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, with major champions Danielle Kang and Brooke Henderson, up-and-comer Nelly Korda and LPGA Tour winner Jenny Shin all looking like they could pull away at any moment and take the win…………….Read More

The Tiger Woods effect: Sky’s the limit for TV ratings, Masters odds and ticket prices

Tiger Woods, as even his harshest critics must concede, brings fans to the course, puts fannies in recliners, and causes gamblers to lose their minds.

And when he’s in contention, as he was at last week’s Honda Classic until the Bear Trap snared him in Sunday’s finale, you can almost hear TV executives giggling with glee, oddsmakers raking in bets on Woods’ chances at the Masters, and badge purveyors counting the cash as ticket prices for that Augusta event in April soar…………….Read More

The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled, a dramatic chronicle of the bitterly-fought 2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U.S. team out for revenge against the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands.

Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in October, 2016 in Hazeltine, Minnesota, just days after American legend Arnold Palmer had died. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded: veteran Phil Mickelson's two-year roller-coaster as he upended the American preparation process and helped assemble a superb team; superstar Rory McIlroy becoming the clear-cut emotional leader of the European team, and his reasons for wanting to beat the US team so badly this time around; the raucous matches between McIlroy and American Patrick Reed - resulting in both incredible golf, and several moments that threatened to come to blows; the return of Tiger Woods not as a player but an assistant captain, and his obsession with helping the US win - which was never the case when he was playing. John Feinstein's classic bestseller, A Good Walk Spoiled, set the bar for golf books. Now Feinstein provides his unique take on the Ryder Cup, which has clearly become golf's most intense and emotional event...it's 'first Major.'
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Release date October 24, 2017.