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What’s Hot: Scott Simmons Does Ice Bucket Challenge

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 August 2014 22:25 Sunday, 24 August 2014 22:19

Scott SimmonsGolf Canada CEO Scott Simmons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge during the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open at London Hunt and Country Club.



Defending Champ Dufner Withdraws from PGA

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 02:42 Friday, 08 August 2014 02:39


Canadian Press

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Defending champion Jason Dufner, suffering from a neck injury and struggling just to swing a golf club, pulled out of the PGA Championship just past the midway point of the opening round.

After making a triple-bogey 8 on the 10th hole, he shook hands with playing partners Y.E. Yang and Keegan Bradley, a good friend, and returned to the locker room.

"There's no point to be out there hacking it around," he said before climbing into a courtesy car alongside wife Amanda and driving away from Valhalla Golf Club. "It's just pointless."



What’s Hot: Brock Mackenzie Wins ATB Financial Classic with Second-Best Score in PGA TOUR Canada History

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 22:38 Monday, 04 August 2014 22:25

altCALGARY, Alberta (Brian Deceker/PGA TOUR Canada) — Yakima, Washington's Brock Mackenzie ran away from the field with a final round 6-under 66 at Sirocco Golf Club to capture the ATB Financial Classic, his second career PGA TOUR Canada win.

The 33-year old set the 72-hole scoring record for the PGA TOUR Canada era at 27-under 261 and moved to No. 3 on the Order of Merit, in position to earn Tour status at the end of the season.



What’s Hot: Rory McIlroy is Poised to be Golf’s Next Big Thing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:24 Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:20


Canadian Press

HOYLAKE, England (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.

With his name on the claret jug and his Irish eyes now focused on a green jacket, McIlroy took a big step toward the career Grand Slam with four dominant days at Royal Liverpool. He looks unbeatable at times like this. Boy Wonder has it all — skill, strength, shot-making. Throw in a great week with the putter and it's not a fair fight.

But being the next big star is not the same as being the next Tiger Woods.

Or even another Jack Nicklaus.



A Short Return for Tiger Woods at Congressional

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:18 Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:10

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

BETHESDA, Maryland (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

Taking two shots to escape a plugged lie in a bunker put him a hole. Four straight bogeys on the back nine Friday in the Quicken Loans National buried his chances of making it to the weekend. Over two rounds at Congressional, he missed 16 greens and managed to save par only three times.

Woods was back — just not for very long.



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