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  1. Ball from Rory McIlroy's Open Championship win up for auction

    Darren Rovell

    The ball that Rory McIlroy used during the final round of his convincing Open Championship win earlier this month has been put up for auction by golf auction house Green Jacket Auctions.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2014
  2. For Nike, Rory McIlroy's Open Championship win not about clubs --...

    Darren Rovell

    Rory McIlroy's first major victory with his Nike clubs should be a boon for the company, but the retailer remains more focused on what he's wearing than what he's swinging, writes ESPN.com's Darren Rovell.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  3. Dick's Sporting Goods fires more than 500 in-store PGA profession...

    Darren Rovell

    Faced with a decline in the golf equipment industry, Dick's Sporting Goods, the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products, fired all the PGA professionals that it employed in the golf sections of its more than 560 stores.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  4. 2014 Open Championship -- Rory McIlroy's father wins bet on son

    Darren Rovell

    A spokesperson for British betting firm Ladbrokes confirmed on Sunday afternoon that it had held three bets that will allow Rory McIlroy's father Gerry and his friends to make more than $300,000 off his son's victory at Hoylake.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2014
  5. Tiger Woods, MusclePharm strike endorsement deal

    Darren Rovell

    Tiger Woods signed an endorsement deal on Wednesday with sports supplement and nutrition brand MusclePharm.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  6. Callaway offers to match Phil Mickelson's U.S. Open payday in con...

    Darren Rovell

    Aiming to help galvanize the struggling golf equipment market, Callaway is offering golfers a chance to win the same amount of money that Phil Mickelson wins at this year's U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  7. Nielsen weekend ratings for Masters worst since 1993

    Darren Rovell

    The average audience for the weekend coverage of the Masters on CBS was 8.6 million viewers in 6.4 million homes, according to the Nielsen ratings that were finalized Thursday morning.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  8. Bubba Watson celebrates with late-night meal at Waffle House

    Darren Rovell

    Bubba Watson might have made $1.62 million from his second Masters victory on Sunday, but the golfer went low budget on his postround meal, tweeting a picture in the early-morning hours Monday of his table at Waffle House.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  9. Darren Rovell -- How Under Armour scored Jordan Spieth

    Darren Rovell

    Under Armour struck gold when it signed the then-unknown teenager to a clothing deal, Darren Rovell writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2014
  10. Tiger Woods' Masters gear from Nike still on sale despite injury

    Darren Rovell

    You won't see Tiger Woods advertising his Masters Collection of Nike products at Augusta next week, but the world's largest shoe and apparel company, and the retailers it sold its gear to, will still be selling what the golfer would have worn.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  11. Harris Poll -- NFL still most popular; MLB 2nd

    Darren Rovell

    Pro football is the most popular sport in America for at least the 30th straight year.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  12. Jeff Wasson of Oregon sells Nike shoe prototype to collector

    Darren Rovell

    Oregon resident Jeff Wasson has sold what is believed to be one of the first prototypes of a Nike shoe to one of the world's biggest shoe collectors.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  13. Tiger Woods hits $1.3 billion in career earnings, report says

    Darren Rovell

    Tiger Woods has pushed past $1.3 billion in career earnings, according to a report published in the February issue of Golf Digest.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  14. William Morris' acquisition of IMG could bolster its stake in spo...

    Darren Rovell

    Private investment firm Forstmann Little announced Wednesday that it has agreed to sell sports, entertainment and fashion agency IMG to competitor William Morris Endeavor and its financial backer Silver Lake Partners.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  15. Auburn Tigers fan made $100 bet to win national title at 500-to-1...

    Darren Rovell

    In January, John Skiba was in Las Vegas on vacation when he looked at the future odds for Auburn to win the national championship: 500 to 1.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  16. Former PGA Tour golfer Dewey Arnette reveals himself as guy behin...

    Darren Rovell

    Profession golfer Dewey Arnette says he was the one who spent $1,200 to buy an ad in the Monday editions of the Florida Times-Union to bring Tim Tebow to the Jaguars.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013