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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.



Zach Johnson Aces 9th Hole at U.S. Open

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 01:58 Monday, 16 June 2014 01:55

Zach Johnson

Canadian Press

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Zach Johnson has made a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open.

Johnson aced the 172-yard ninth hole at Pinehurst No. 2, taking advantage of a favorable pin placement on the right side of the green.

His shot landed about 20 feet left of the flag, bounced twice, then curled down a ridge into the cup.



Husband and Wife Score Back-to-Back Aces at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 01:22 Monday, 16 June 2014 01:16


WHISTLER, British Columbia — According to those in the know, the odds of scoring a hole-in-one are quite long – an estimated 12,500/1 – and, the odds that two people in a threesome will score consecutive holes-in-one are truly astronomical – 26,000,000/1. Yet, that is exactly what happened for husband and wife Mike and Noreen Unsworth of West Vancouver, BC while playing the award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club in British Columbia, earlier this month.



Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation Honors 60th Anniversary of Fletcher’s 1954 Canadian Open Victory

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 01:16 Monday, 16 June 2014 01:03

Pat Fletcher

POINTE CLAIRE, Quebec — 60 years after iconic pro golfer Pat Fletcher became the last Canadian to win the Canadian Open, his namesake foundation continues to thrive, with an array of initiatives planned to pay homage to the 60th anniversary of Fletcher’s historic victory and raise awareness about the Foundation, so that more young students might benefit from its support.



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