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2016 Major Champions And Their Major Moments

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:53 Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:31

Danny WillettCanadian Press

(AP Photo/Doug Ferguson) — From 20 feet away, Dustin Johnson was just trying to hit the green. From 190 yards, he was going at the flag. Henrik Stenson made a 50-foot putt across the 15th green at Royal Troon and found as much value in the putt he made from 4 feet on the next hole.

The long and short of every golf season is defined by major championships. This year brought a collapse at the Masters, chaos over a ruling at the U.S. Open, a duel at the British Open and a marathon at the PGA Championship. There were signature shots from each, and a shot that held particular significance to each winner.

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A Rusty Masters Champion Gets Back to Work

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:12 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:05

Danny WillettCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Masters champion Danny Willett has been away from golf for a month and has been working harder than ever.

Not with his golf clubs but with a pen.

The last box of some 200 yellow Masters flags arrived for Willett to sign for players and charities, bringing the total to what manager Chubby Chandler estimated at just short of 1,000 since the 28-year-old from England slipped on a green jacket.

As for the golf? Not so much.

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Spieth Refreshed, Ready to Return Following Masters Meltdown

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:31 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:21

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

(Will Graves/AP) — Jordan Spieth understands his meltdown at the end of the Masters will follow him. And three weeks later, Spieth’s not quite ready to say he’s over letting a five-shot lead in the final round morph into that awkward ceremony in the Butler Cabin that ended with him slipping the green jacket on Danny Willett following an ugly and very public collapse.

Still, let’s not get carried away.

“I’m not taking it very hard,” Spieth said, while attending a FedEx event in suburban Pittsburgh ahead of practice at Oakmont, where he will try to defend his U.S. Open title.

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Buyers, Collectors Reap Rewards of Golf Memorabilia Sales on TheGolfAuction.com

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 08:42 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:26

Arnold Palmer's 1958 Masters ballTAMPA, Florida — While Danny Willett was celebrating his first Masters® win after holding off fellow countryman Lee Westwood and 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, thousands of bidders were dueling it out online for a chance at their own piece of Masters history on TheGolfAuction.com.

The Golf Auction is an eight-year-old Tampa-based company that specializes exclusively in golf memorabilia and collectibles. This year’s Masters auction held March 30-April 10 yielded record sales again this year. One of the highlights, a Masters flag signed by 34 of the past Masters Champions (prior to 2008) sold for a world-record $11,640.

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Masters Tournament Champion Danny Willett Joins PGA TOUR

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 00:01 Thursday, 21 April 2016 23:48

Danny WillettPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced that England’s Danny Willett has joined the PGA TOUR following his Masters Tournament victory. The 28-year-old will receive a five-year TOUR exemption that runs through the 2020-21 season along with 600 FedExCup points from his win in Augusta.

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