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By The Numbers: 15 Things You Didn't Know About Your Golf Clubs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:54 Monday, 26 May 2014 22:01

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The good folks at Fujikura, makers of one of the finer golf shafts in the industry, have come up with a list of very interesting facts about golf clubs and their history for our enlightenment and entertainment.

For instance, did you know that the most expensive golf club in the world was bougth at auction for $181,000.00?

No? Well, neither did we...but if you read the infographic they've produced below you'll find out about that and 14 other really cool facts you probably didn't know about golf clubs.

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By the Numbers: Top 10 Animal Encounters on the PGA Tour

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 23:27 Sunday, 04 May 2014 23:17

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(Golf Canada)

Check out the 10 most memorable animal encounters on the PGA Tour, featuring Sammy the Squirrel, an iguana in Puerto Rico, and the seagull at THE PLAYERS Championship.

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By the Numbers: The 5 Best Masters Debut

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:19 Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:15

Jason Day

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — Billy Horschel won the Zurich Classic two weeks after the Masters last year, and thus became first on the list of players who earned their first trip to Augusta National. He just had no idea how long the list would grow.

Derek Ernst won at Quail Hollow. Harris English won in Memphis.

Throw in the six amateurs, and then cap it off with Matt Jones being the last man in by winning the Shell Houston Open. The final tally is a record 24 players who will be making their debut at the Masters this year.

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By the Numbers: The 5 Biggest Heartaches at the Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:14 Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:08

Greg Norman

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — With rare exception, no other major championship inflicts as much emotional pain as Augusta National. The perks of winning include a lifetime exemption to the Masters and a spot in the most exclusive locker room in golf.

The scars of finishing second linger because players return to the same course year after year.

Think back 10 years ago.

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Masters by the Numbers

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 19:06 Monday, 07 April 2014 19:02

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — A look at the Masters and Augusta National by the numbers:

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