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  1. Lasting Major Moment for Tiger

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    On this day in 2008, Tiger Woods won his 14th and last major with a playoff victory over Rocco Mediate at the U.S. Open. Making his return to competitive golf after a two-month absence due to a knee injury, Woods battled pain throughout the weekend b...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Five Clothing Statements

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    John Daly celebrates his 48th birthday today, which gives us reason to look back at five of the worst fashion statements on the golf course in recent years. Can anyone hold a candle to golf's resident bad boy? 1. John Daly: It seems only fitting t...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Swinging Skirts: 5 fast facts

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    Karine Icher held the lead after Day 1, and Lydia Ko is in the hunt at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco. But what's with the tournament's name? Starting on Thursday and running through Sunday, the tournament is making its debut on th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, Lydia Ko!

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    Happy birthday, Lydia Ko! The golfing phenom turns 17 today. Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Ko started playing golf when she was 5. In 2011, she started racking up amateur titles in New Zealand and Australia. In 2012, Ko became the yo...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. Don't know why you say goodbye

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    On this day in 1970, Paul McCartney stunned the world when he announced he would be leaving the Beatles. In honor of his monumental announcement, we look back at five shocking departures in the sports world. 1. Michael Jordan: The three-time reig...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  6. Flashback: Babe adds to legend

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    On this day in 1954, Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the LPGA Sarasota Open for the second consecutive year. A three-time medalist in track at the 1932 Olympics and an All-American basketball player, Didrikson Zaharias didn't start playing golf until 193...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  7. Early tee times

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    On this day in 1992, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer in nearly 35 years to play in a PGA event. At just 16, Woods made his PGA debut as an amateur at the Nissan Los Angeles Open, missing the cut but launching a career that has earned him an es...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  8. History Lesson On The Links

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    On this day in 1811, the first documented women's golf tournament took place at Musselburgh Golf Club in Scotland. While women reportedly were playing on the course as far back as Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1567, 1811 marked the first acknowledged comp...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  9. Happy Birthday, Natalie Gulbis!

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    Happy birthday, Natalie Gulbis! The LPGA fan favorite turns 31 today. The 2007 Evian Masters winner joined the professional ranks in 2002 but played in her first LPGA event in 1997 when she was just 14. Gulbis was a member of the boys' golf team in h...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  10. Happy birthday, Lorena Ochoa!

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    Happy birthday Lorena Ochoa, who turns 32 today! One of the most celebrated female golfers of recent years, Ochoa retired from the sport in 2010. The Mexico native ended her career with two major titles and 25 additional LPGA victories. At the time o...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  11. Happy birthday, Condoleezza Rice!

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    Happy birthday to Condoleezza Rice, who turns 59 today! The former U.S. Secretary of State became one of the first two female members of Augusta National Golf Club in 2012 and was recently named to the new College Football Playoff selection committee...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  12. Salute to Italy's stars

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    To celebrate Columbus Day, we salute some of the great female athletes from Italy. We start with Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, who in 2012 became the first Italian duo to win a Grand Slam doubles title when they won the French Open. The No. 1 team i...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  13. Michelle Wie cards a 24

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    Golfer Michelle Wie celebrates her 24th birthday today. Born on Oct. 11, 1989, in Hawaii, Wie turned professional as a 15-year-old in 2005. By that time, she already had hit some major milestones. At the age of 10 in 2000, Wie became the youngest to ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  14. Here's to Mexico's stars

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    On this day in 1821, Mexico gained its independence from Spain, providing a new homeland for several future noteworthy female sports stars. At the top of the list is Lorena Ochoa, who was the first Mexican golfer - male or female - to be ranked No. 1...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  15. On course to win

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    The Solheim Cup begins at the Colorado Golf Club in suburban Denver. The United States will try to keep its perfect home-course record intact. The Americans, who have an 8-4 advantage over the Europeans in the event, won in 1990 at Lake Nona Golf Clu...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  16. Babe's big payday

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    Babe Didrikson Zaharias turned professional in golf on this date in 1947. She did it in order to accept $300,000 for a series of golf movies. Didrikson Zaharias was an all-around athlete, playing basketball and softball and participating in track and...

    Blog | August 14, 2013