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A Calm Attitude, And Friends, Help Canadian To PGA TOUR Title

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:17 Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:30

By Gord Montgomery (iG)
 

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Like Joe Cocker, the rocker from the 1960s and ‘70s, Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes got by with a little help from his friends … in two different ways.
 
Hughes, who won for the first time on the PGA TOUR at the RSM Classic, used the longtime hit sitcom series, Friends, to relax after his rounds during the event which he led, or was tied for the lead for each of the five days, including the extra day playoff. 
 
And, he also got some help from unnamed “friends,” those being guys who decided against playing in a Web.com Tour event earlier this summer that set the Dundas, ON., native on his winning path.

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Tiger 2.0

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015 00:03 Thursday, 03 December 2015 23:35

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In one of the most candid and revealing interviews of his fascinating career, Tiger Woods opened up to Canadian golf journalist Lorne Rubenstein for TIME Magazine.

In the interview with Rubenstein, entitled 'Tiger's Private Struggles',  with a bag of ice on his back, Woods talked about his desire to keep playing, his relationship with his ex-wife, why he and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn broke up, the highs and lows of his career on the course and his feelings about watching golf on TV (“I can’t stand it”). 

Woods addresses the very real possiblility that his career may indeed be over, but stresses he desperately hopes that is not the case.

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They Said It: Graham DeLaet At Sanderson Farms Championship

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015 13:06 Friday, 06 November 2015 12:27

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After firing a first round 6-under par 66 Saskatchewan's Graham DeLaet spoke to the press about getting off to a good start as well as some other personally important news from this past week.
 
DeLaet and his wife Ruby have announced they and their foundation wil be hosting a PGA Tour Canada event on the McKenzie Tour in 2016. Not only that, the two of them are about to become parents of twins as well.

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Top Five Q&A From Henrik Stenson After Round 2 Of The U.S. Open

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 June 2015 17:13 Saturday, 20 June 2015 16:57

A lot of times these days professional athletes give pretty 'canned' responses to reporters questions and it does get rather tedious at times trying to author and intesting response from them. 

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No such problem with Henrik Stenson at this year's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Read on.

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Top Five Q&A With Phil Mickelson After Round One At Chambers Bay

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:59 Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:10

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Everybody wants Phil Mickelson to finally win a U.S. Open. And nobdoy more than Lefty himself. He got off to the solid start he wanted today, stumbled a little but still brought it home at 1-under par to stay firmly in the mix after round one at Chambers Bay. 
 
Here are some of the questions he answered about the course playing-wise and spectating-wise after he finished the day  4 shots back of the leaders.

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