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Mickelson No Longer an Assistant Coach at Arizona State

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:49 Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:46

altSCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Sean Martin/PGATOUR.COM) — Phil Mickelson’s tenure as an assistant college golf coach has come to an end.

He joked in his Wednesday news conference at the Waste Management Phoenix Open that he was recently fired from his post by his brother Tim, the head coach of the Arizona State men’s golf team.

Phil was announced as an assistant coach at his alma mater in November. He was “hired” after Australian junior Ryan Ruffels tweeted that Phil had called him to try to convince him to come to the school.



From the Fringe: “A Difficult Par" Wins 2014 USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:36 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:31

A Difficult ParFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — In recognition of its high standard of achievement in golf literature, James R. Hansen’s A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf has earned the United States Golf Association’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2014.

Hansen’s profile of renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. is an expertly researched and written reflection on the life and career of one of the most prolific, well-respected and transformational figures in the history of golf.



Nobilo Joins CBS Sports as Golf Analyst

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:31 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:28

altFrank Nobilo, veteran broadcaster and winner of 14 tournaments worldwide, joins CBS Sports as an analyst for the Network’s golf coverage beginning in 2015. He will work select tournaments, including the Masters and PGA Championship. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.

“Frank Nobilo is one of the most intelligent and engaging analysts in golf,” said McManus. “His knowledge of the game and insight as a worldwide champion make him a perfect fit for CBS Sports’ golf coverage. We are proud to showcase the strongest ensemble of voices in golf.”



120 Sports Launches on Apple TV

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:25 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:18

altNEW YORK, New York — 120 Sports announced the launch of its multi-sport content on Apple TV, offering sports fans a premier way to enjoy its live sports programming for free. The digital-only broadcast network offers 76 hours of live content, plus more than 1,200 on-demand video clips, each week. The network is the ultimate destination for up-to-the-moment expert commentary on all trending sports topics. The extensive lineup of daily programming for all sports fans includes:



From The Fringe: The Robert Allenby Blair Witch Project

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:40 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:14

by Alfie Lau


It might have been the strangest press conference in the history of golf.
Aussie Robert Allenby took to the podium in Scottsdale to excoriate the media for putting their spin on his Honolulu incident.
And instead of answering a lot of those unanswered questions, his defensive posture only made us want to know even more about his alleged kidnapping, beating and concussion-related symptoms.



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