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2012 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 2012 Ryder Cup was the 39th time this match play tournament between teams representing Europe and the United States was played. Following the European victory, the all-time standings were 25 wins for Team USA, 12 for Team Europe, with two draws.

What Was the Nationwide Tour in Golf?

"Nationwide Tour" was the name of the developmental tour owned and operated by the PGA Tour (what is, at the time of this writing, now named the Korn Ferry Tour) for about 10 years. The PGA Tour's feeder tour took on the name of Nationwide Tour in 2003, when Nationwide Insurance replaced Buy.com as the title sponsor.

George Bayer, One of the Longest Drivers in PGA Tour History

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George Bayer was a four-time PGA Tour winner in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was much more famous for his drives than his all-around game: He is considered one of the longest — perhaps the longest — drivers in PGA Tour history. He also once scored 17 on a hole when he chipped the ball down the hole with a 7-iron.

2010 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 2010 Ryder Cup was the 38th time this match play tournament between teams representing Europe and the United States was played. Following the European victory, the all-time standings were 25 wins for Team USA, 11 for Team Europe, with two draws.

What Was the Buy.Com Tour?

"Buy.com Tour" was the name of the PGA Tour's developmental tour for several years in the early 2000s. The tour still exists today (it's the Korn Ferry Tour as of this writing), but it had a couple different names before it was the Buy.com Tour, and several since.

When the PGA Tour Suspended 4 For Deliberate High Scores

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Back in 1957, four PGA Tour golfers were peeved they hadn't gotten their way, and to punish, well, somebody, they deliberately posted high scores. The tour's reaction? Suspensions and fines.

Seve Ballesteros Quotes (And What Others Said About Him)

Seve Ballesteros is a giant in golf's history, particularly in the history of golf in Europe, and of the European Tour. Ballesteros' emergence on the scene in the 1970s helped European golfers dream big about the possibilities of success for their own tour, about success in the Ryder Cup, and about success on the U.S. PGA Tour. Seve's fiery intensity and his swashbuckling style of playing golf combined to make him a fan favorite, and to inspire — or sometimes infuriate — his opponents and fellow-competitors. Here's a look back at some of the best quotations from Seve Ballesteros, and some of the interesting quotes about him from others.

Profile of Colleen Walker, LPGA Major Winner

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Colleen Walker was an LPGA winner in the 1980s and 1990s, and at one time held multiple all-time LPGA records. She delivered her first major championship victory less than a year after delivering her first baby.

2008 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 2008 Ryder Cup was the 37th time this match play tournament between teams representing Europe and the United States was played. Following the American victory, the all-time standings were 25 wins for Team USA, 10 for Europe, with two draws.

How to Play the Closeout Golf Bet

Closeout is the name of a golf betting game that kicks in when two opponents (or two sides) are playing a match and that match ends before the 18th hole. In that case, the Closeout bet goes into effect: a new match worth half the amount of the original bet, played over the remaining holes.

What Ever Happened to Nikki DiSanto of 'The Big Break'?

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Where is Nikki DiSanto today? That's the question we answer below. DiSanto appeared on two different seasons of The Big Break, the Golf Channel competition series. While she didn't fare well in either series, Nikki made an impression on viewers: Her background going into the show was as a model and a long-drive competitor, and she seemed to approach golf in a very New Age-y kind of way.

2002 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 2002 Ryder Cup was the 34th time this tournament was played. Following the Team Europe victory, the all-time standings were 24 wins for the United States, eight wins for Europe, and two draws.

What Is a 'Composite Course' in Golf?

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A composite course, or composite golf course, is, literally, one golf course made up of the parts of two golf other golf courses. In other words, if you take some holes from Course A and other holes from Course B, then play those holes as a single, 18-hole routing, you've just created a composite course.

1999 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1999 Ryder Cup was the 33rd time this tournament was played. Following the Team USA victory, the all-time standings were 24 wins for the United States, seven wins for Europe, and two draws.

1997 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1997 Ryder Cup was the 32nd time this tournament was played. Following the Team Europe victory, the all-time standings were 23 wins for the United States, seven wins for Europe, and two draws.

Big Break VII: Reunion At Reunion

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Big Break VII: Reunion at Reunion was the seventh season of the Golf Channel competition series The Big Break, in which golfers competed in skills challenges and golf matches, with golfer(s) eliminated each week. Big Break VII: Reunion aired in 2007, with the series premiere televised on February 25, 2007.

Bio of Golfer Mungo Park

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Mungo Park was a 19th century golfer and member of a family whose members won seven British Opens. Mungo himself earned one of those titles.

1995 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1995 Ryder Cup was the 31st time this tournament was played. Following the Team Europe victory, the all-time standings were 23 wins for the United States, six wins for Europe, and two draws.

1993 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1993 Ryder Cup was the 30th time this tournament was played. Following the Team USA victory, the all-time standings were 23 wins for the United States, five wins for Europe, and two draws.

What Ever Happened to Taylor Collins of 'Big Break Mexico'?

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Where is Taylor Collins today? Collins was the champion on Season 19 of the Golf Channel series, The Big Break. That season, which was called Big Break Mexico, culminated in the 5-foot-1 Collins coming up big in the championship match against Matthew Galloway.

'Playing the Like' and 'Playing the Odd'

"Playing the like" and "playing the odd" aren't just golf phrases that are almost exclusively British, they are also phrases that are archaic. Not even British golfers use the terms anymore. So why are we explaining what they mean? Let's find out.

Consecutive Seasons Winning on PGA Tour: The All-Time Record

Which golfers, in the history of the PGA Tour, have run off the most consecutive seasons with at least one win? Not surprisingly, you have to look at some of the biggest names in golf history to come up with the record-holders. And there are three such golfers who won at least once per year for 16 years in a row — and two of them did it for 17 consecutive seasons.

PGA Tour Westchester Classic (Buick Classic)

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The PGA Tour Westchester Classic, also called the Buick Classic for many years, was a golf tournament played at Westchester Country Club, in Rye, New York, from the late 1960s through the first decade of the 2000s.

1991 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1991 Ryder Cup was the 29th time this tournament was played. Following the hard-fought, Team USA victory, the all-time standings were 22 wins for the United States, five wins for Europe, and two draws.

May Hezlet, Early Irish Golf Champion

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May Hezlet was an Irish golfer who came to prominence as a teenager in the last years of the 1800s, then became a star in the first years of the 1900s. She came from a golfing family and her siblings were accomplished tournament players, too.

1989 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1989 Ryder Cup was the 28th time this tournament was played, but only the second time it ended in a tie score. Because Team Europe was the defending champion, the tie allowed it to hold the cup for another two years. Following the result here, the all-time standings were 21 wins for the United States, five wins for Europe, and two draws.

What Was a Dreadnought Golf Club?

Dreadnought golf clubs were in use in golf in the early part of the 20th century. The dreadnought driver was the first club to have that name, and the dreadnought niblicks were among the last that were well-known by that name. What were they? Dreadnoughts were clubs that had larger-than-normal clubheads. Dreadnoughts were the original jumbo, oversized golf clubs.

Golfer Dan Sikes: 'Unsung Hero' of U.S. Golf Tours

Dan Sikes was a 6-time winner on the PGA Tour in the 1960s. But his impact on golf was far greater than his tournament successes. Behind the scenes, Sikes helped create the modern PGA Tour and, later, the Champions Tour.

1987 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1987 Ryder Cup was the 27th time this tournament was played and, for the first time, Europe won two consecutive Cups. Following the result here, the all-time standings were 21 wins for the United States, five wins for Europe, and one draw.

How to Play the Golf Game Named 'Poker'

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Do you love golf and poker? Then the golf game named Poker combines two of your favorite games. But you don't need to know anything about poker to play this game, other than the order the "hands" rank in. Because just like in the card game, the object in the Poker golf game is to build the best hand.

1985 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1985 Ryder Cup was the 26th time this tournament was played, but it marked a turning point in the tournament's history: Europe was ascendant. And following the Team Europe victory here, the all-time standings were 21 wins for the United States, four wins for Europe, and one draw.

Bonnie Bryant, LPGA's First Left-Handed Winner

Bonnie Bryant won only one time on the LPGA Tour. But that single victory will keep her in the tour's record book forever: She was the first left-hander in LPGA history to win a tour event.

Who Was the First Left-Handed PGA Tour Winner?

Left-handed golfers are not exactly common on the PGA Tour today, but they are definitely much more common than in the past. It took decades of pro tournament golf in the United States before the PGA Tour had its first lefty winner. Who was that?

Why Are Golfers Limited to 14 Clubs?

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There is a limit on the number of golf clubs a golfer can carry in his or her bag during play. According to the Rules of Golf, that limit is 14. If you are playing a tournament round, a handicap round, or any other round during which you are following the rules, you cannot carry more than 14 golf clubs. But why?

1983 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1983 Ryder Cup was the 25th time this tournament was played. Following the Team USA victory, the all-time standings to this point were 21 wins for the United States, three wins for Europe, and one draw.

1981 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1981 Ryder Cup was the 24th time this tournament was played. Following the Team USA victory, the all-time standings to this point were 20 wins for the United States, three wins for Europe, and one draw.

Tony Torrance: Golfer Helped Bring About 14-Club Limit

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Tony Torrance was a Scottish golfer who was a rare bright spot for Great Britain in Walker Cups of the 1920s and 1930s. A friend of Bobby Jones', golf's 14-club limit grew out of a conversation between Torrance and Jones.

Deutsche Bank Open TPC of Europe

The Deutsche Bank Open TPC of Europe (also called the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe) was a tournament on the European Tour played in Germany. It was won three times by Tiger Woods.

1979 Ryder Cup: Team Europe Debuts

The 1979 Ryder Cup was the 23rd time this tournament was played, but the first time the United States team faced Team Europe. The Great Britain & Ireland team was expanded this year to include golfers from continental Europe. Following the Team USA victory, the all-time standings to this point were 19 wins for the United States, three wins for Great Britain/Ireland/Europe, and one draw.

Golf Instruction on Vinyl: When Famous Golfers Put Out Record Albums

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Back in my youth, back when every kid had a record player, my grandparents picked up a double-album from a garage sale for me: An Arnold Palmer golf instruction vinyl LP. In the days before VHS, which came before DVDs, which came before streaming, which came before whatever comes next, the only way for pro golfers to offer golf instruction outside of in-person, in-print, or live-on-TV lessons was vinyl. A record album.

Gay Brewer: Masters Champ With Loopy Swing

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Gay Brewer played on the PGA Tour for a couple decades, but for a few, brief years in the mid-1960s he was among its top players not named Nicklaus, Palmer, Player or Casper. He won a major championship in that stretch. Throughout his career, he won with a "loopy" golf swing, and throughout his life with a funny sense of humor.

1975 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1975 Ryder Cup was the 21st time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings to this point were 17 wins for the United States, three wins for GB&I, and one tie.

'Big Break The Palm Beaches' Winner, Golfers

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Big Break The Palm Beaches was the 23rd installment of the Golf Channel competition series The Big Break, in which golfers competed in skills challenges and golf matches, with golfer(s) eliminated each week. Big Break The Palm Beaches aired in 2015, with the series premiere on February 2, 2015.

1973 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1973 Ryder Cup was the 20th time this tournament was played, but the first time the USA's opponent was known as Great Britain & Ireland. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings to this point were 16 wins for the United States, three wins for GB&I, and one tie.

1971 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1971 Ryder Cup was the 19th time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all-time standings to this point were 15 wins for the United States, three wins for Great Britain, and one tie.

Golf's Sunday Bag: What It Is, Why It's Called That

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So you want to play golf, and you want to walk the course, and you want to carry your own bag. But you don't want to carry a big bag or a heavy bag. What you need, then, is a Sunday bag. A "Sunday bag" is a category of golf bag, and on the spectrum from the smallest (in terms of bag top) and lightest (in terms of weight) — a spectrum that runs on the large, heavy end all the way to the "tour bags" or "staff bags" used by tour pros — the Sunday bag is on the smallest, lightest end of the spectrum.

'Big Break Prince Edward Island'

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Big Break Prince Edward Island was the name off the 11th season of the Golf Channel competition show The Big Break. The series aired in 11 episodes beginning in April of 2009. It was also known as Big Break PEI.

Raymond Floyd's All-Girl, Topless Rock Band

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Raymond Floyd is a Hall of Famer. He's one of golf's greats, the winner of three different majors with four major titles total. And he once promoted a rock band comprised of female musicians who performed topless.

1969 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores and 'The Concession'

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The 1969 Ryder Cup, site of the famous act of sportsmanship now known simply as "The Concession," was the 18th time this tournament was played. It resulted in the first tie in tournament history. But as the defending champ, Team USA held the Cup. Following that result, the all-time standings to this point were 14 wins for the USA, three wins for Great Britain, and one tie.

18 Other Names, Nicknames and Slang Terms for the Driver

How many slang words for the driver have you heard? We list 18 below, and some of them you definitely know. Others are probably new to you, because they are regional or a bit more obscure.

1967 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1967 Ryder Cup was the 17th time this tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and the United States. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were 14 wins for the USA, three wins for Great Britain.

1965 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1965 Ryder Cup was the 16th time this tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and the United States. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were 13 wins for the USA, three wins for Great Britain.

What Ever Happened to Pamela Crikelair of 'The Big Break'?

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On the third season of the Golf Channel series The Big Break — which was called Big Break III: Ladies Only — the championship match came down to Danielle Amiee and Pamela Crikelair. Two golfers who didn't appear to like each other very much.

1963 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1963 Ryder Cup was the 15th time this tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and the United States. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were 12 wins for the USA, three wins for Great Britain. This was the first Ryder Cup to include fourballs and the first scheduled for three days.

Golf Pioneer (and LPGA Founder) Opal Hill

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Opal Hill was a golf pioneer: One of the first female golf professionals in the world, and a co-founder of the LPGA Tour. She also once, for a period of 15 years, held the all-time record for lowest competitive round of golf by a woman.

Golf Ball Retrievers: Rules and Key Features

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Ah, the much-maligned golf ball retriever: The long pole, basically, with a scoop or claw on the end that some golfers carry and use to retrieve golf balls (from water, down embankments, anywhere they are hard to reach) — their own, or others that other golfers have lost.

Air Canada Championship (Greater Vancouver Open) Tournament

The Air Canada Championship, earlier known as the Greater Vancouver Open, was a PGA Tour tournament played for seven years in British Columbia, Canada.

1961 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1961 Ryder Cup was the 14th time this tournament was played. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were 11 wins for the USA, three wins for Great Britain. This Ryder Cup ushered in major changes to the format.

Explain the Slang: What Is 'Army Golf'?

If another golfer tells you that you're playing "army golf," is that a good thing or a bad thing? "Army golf" is a slang expression in golf that refers to a golfer who is spraying her shots in all directions, with no consistency. So you don't want to be an army golfer.

9-Hole PGA Tour Record for Fewest Putts

Which golfers, in the history of the PGA Tour, managed to play nine holes — the front nine or the back nine — taking the fewest amount of putts? The list is below. But the all-time recordholder needed only six putts to complete his nine.

1959 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1959 Ryder Cup was the 13th time this tournament between teams representing Great Britain and the United States was played. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were 10 wins for the USA, three wins for Great Britain.

Ted Kroll, Biography of the Pro Golfer

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Ted Kroll's best years on the PGA Tour were in the early to mid-1950s, and they were pretty good years — he led the tour in money once. He also made multiple appearances as part of Team USA in the Ryder Cup. He was known as a friendly man always willing to help his fellow pros talk through (or work through) issues with their game, and also for being a very straight hitter of the golf ball.

1957 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1957 Ryder Cup was the 12th time this tournament between teams representing Great Britain and the United States was played. Following the Team GB victory, the overall standings to this point were nine wins for the USA, three wins for Great Britain.

1955 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1955 Ryder Cup was the 11th time this tournament between teams representing Great Britain and the United States was played. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were nine wins for the USA, two wins for Great Britain.

Susie Maxwell Berning, LPGA Major Champ

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Susie Maxwell Berning was an LPGA Tour golfer whose best years were from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. After coming out of Oklahoma and first playing under her maiden name, Susie Maxwell, Berning went on to a Hall of Fame career despite the fact that she played only a handful of full (20-plus starts) seasons. But she had a knack for winning the big ones: Four of her 11 career wins were major championships. And three of those four major wins were in the U.S. Women's Open.

How to Play the Golf Game Named 'Big Stick'

What is the "big stick" in golf? It's the driver. So what is the golf game named Big Stick? It's a game that requires you to hit driver from every tee.

1953 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1953 Ryder Cup was the 10th time this tournament between teams representing Great Britain and the United States was played. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were eight wins for the USA, two wins for Great Britain.

1949 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1949 Ryder Cup was the eighth time this tournament, featuring teams representing Great Britain and the United States, was played. Following Team USA's victory, the all time standings were six wins for the U.S., two wins for Great Britain.

1947 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1947 Ryder Cup was the seventh time this tournament was played, but, because of World War II, the first time in 10 years. It produced the most lopsided result in event history. After Team USA's win, the all-time standings to this point were five wins for the United States, two wins for Great Britain.

Ryder Cup Results: Scores of All the Matches

The Ryder Cup is one of the biggest events in golf when it is played every other year. Contested between teams of professional male golfers representing Europe and the United States, it goes back to 1927.

Marion Hollins: Amateur Champ Who Developed Famous Golf Courses

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Marion Hollins was a top amateur golfer of the 1920s, including being a U.S. Women's Amateur winner. But her biggest lasting impact on golf was being the driving force between the creation of three golf clubs, including one course that is still considered one of the very best in the world.

1929 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1929 Ryder Cup was the second ever played in this series, which pits teams of professional male golfers representing the United States and Great Britain. Following the Team GB victory, each side had one win.

John Panton, Scottish Golf Champion

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John Panton was a Scottish professional golfer on the British and European circuits from the 1940s into the 1960s. He was considered one of the best iron players and best wind players of his era

Looking Back: Woodlawn Invitational Golf Tournament

The Woodlawn Invitational was a high-payout professional golf tournament played in Germany on an American air base from the late 1950s through the late 1960s. It was sponsored by the United States Air Force.

1937 Ryder Cup Winner, Match Scores and Player Records

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The 1937 Ryder Cup was the sixth time this tournament, between teams representing Great Britain and the United States, was played. Following Team USA's victory, the overall standings were four wins for the USA, two wins for Team GB.

1933 Ryder Cup: Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 1933 Ryder Cup was the fourth time this competition was played. Following the Great Britain team's victory, the all-time standings were two wins for Team GB, two wins for the United States.

1951 Ryder Cup: Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

The 1951 Ryder Cup was the ninth time this tournament between teams representing Great Britain and the United States was played. Following the Team USA victory, the overall standings to this point were seven wins for the USA, two wins for Great Britain.

Ben Hogan Award for Perseverance (from GWAA)

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There are multiple Ben Hogan Awards in golf, including a well-known one that goes to a college or amateur golfer every year. But the one we're discussing here is presented by the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) to golfers for their perseverance in overcoming or battling physical adversity.

Skip Alexander, PGA Tour Golfer Who Survived Plane Crash

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Skip Alexander was a PGA Tour golfer of the late 1940s and early 1950s whose career was off to a promising start until he suffered serious burns and other injuries in a plane crash. In fact, Alexander was the sole survivor of that crash.

Here's What 'Inside the Leather' Means In Golf

"Inside the leather" refers to a measurement: It's the distance from within which short putts in a casual golf match are automatically conceded. In such a match, or a round of golf between friends who use gimmies, when the golf ball is "inside the leather" on the putting green, the putt is conceded or is called a gimme.

The John Panton Drink

You've probably heard of the Arnold Palmer drink, but have you heard of the John Panton drink? If you are from, or have spent a lot of time in, Scotland, you probably have. It's another drink named after the golfer who popularized it.

1931 Ryder Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1931 Ryder Cup was the third time this tournament between teams representing Great Britain and the United States was played. Following Team USA's victory, the American side held a 2-1 lead in the biennial series.

What Ever Happened to Danielle Amiee of 'The Big Break'?

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Remember Danielle Amiee? If you were ever a fan of the Golf Channel series The Big Break you probably do. Amiee was the season champion on Big Break III: Ladies Only, the first Big Break series to feature women in the cast. She was a controversial figure for viewers, polarizing for fans. She was either the villain of Big Break III, or was just the contestant unlucky enough to be portrayed that way.

2006 Ryder Cup: Winner, Match Scores, Player Records

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The 2006 Ryder Cup was the 36th time this match play tournament between teams representing Europe and the United States was played. For the second consecutive time, Team Europe won by a 9-point margin. Following this result, the all-time standings were 24 wins for Team USA, 10 for Europe, with two draws.

Definition of 'Charity Ball' in Golf

Is a charity ball a dance to raise money for charity? Sure. But that's not what golfers mean when they use the term. In golf, "charity ball" is similar to, but not necessarily identical to, a mulligan.

Golfer Chako Higuchi, First Asian Major Winner

Chako Higuchi was the first female golf star in Japan and completely dominated the Japanese tour in its first decade of existence. Then she traveled to America and became the first Japanese golfer to win on the LPGA Tour, and then the first Asia-born golfer, male or female, to win an international major championship.

2021 Walker Cup: Dates, Course, Format

The 2021 Walker Cup will be the 48th time this biennial amateur team competition takes place. The tournament is for top amateur male golfers, Team Great Britain & Ireland vs. Team United States.

Big Break III: Ladies Only (Winner, Cast Members)

Big Break III: Ladies Only was the name of a television series that aired on the Golf Channel in 2005 after being taped in 2004. As the name makes clear, only women golfers played in this installment of the network's Big Break franchise, after the first two years of the series had men-only casts.

Walker Cup Captains: All the Golfers Who've Served

The list of Walker Cup captains goes back to 1922, the first year this biennial tournament for amateur male golfers began. Every other year, a team representing Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) faces a squad of golfers representing the United States. And each of those teams has a team captain.

1995 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1995 Walker Cup was the 35th time this competition took place. Following the Great Britain & Ireland team's victory, the all-time standings were 30 wins for Team USA, four wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Course Profile: Colorado Golf Club

Colorado Golf Club is located in Parker, a suburb just southeast of Denver. It opened in 2007 with 27 holes of golf — an 18-hole course, plus a 9-hole short course — designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. And the club very quickly earned a visit from a pro tour major championship, and has hosted more big events since including a Solheim Cup.

Arthur Havers, Golfer Who Won the Open Championship

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Arthur Havers won the British Open in 1923 with a hole-out from a bunker on the last hole to pip Walter Hagen. He also won some important matches in the Ryder Cup on Team Great Britain. Despite these and other achievements, Havers' golf swing wasn't admired even in his own time, and today even the official website of the Open Championship badmouths it.

Definition of Underclub in Golf

Sometimes you might hear a golfer say, "I underclubbed that shot." Or an announcer during a golf broadcast say something like, "She and her caddie need to get on the same page, they've been underclubbing her last few approach shots." What does it mean to underclub?

1993 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1993 Walker Cup was the 34th time this competition took place. Following the United States team's victory, the all-time standings were 30 wins for Team USA, three wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

The 'Bounce Back' Golf Game

"Bounce Back" is the name of a golf points game in which golfers place a monetary value either on each point earned, or more simply agree to pay out to the overall high-points earner. In Bounce Back, a golfer who comes back from a double bogey by making a par or better on he next hole earns a point.

1991 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

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The 1991 Walker Cup was the 33rd time this competition took place. Following the United States team's victory, the all-time standings were 29 wins for Team USA, three wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

All-Time Best LPGA Golfers Who Never Won a Major

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Almost all of the greats in LPGA Tour history, and very many of the "very good," as well, won a major championship during the course of their careers. But not all of them! The list of the greatest LPGA players without a major even includes a couple Hall-of-Famers.

U.S. Senior Open Golf Courses: Where They've Played

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The U.S. Senior Open is one of the five major championships of senior men's professional golf, but unquestionably the biggest of them. Want to see which golf courses the USGA has selected over the years for this tournament? The list is below. But first, a few notes.

1989 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1989 Walker Cup was the 32nd time this competition took place, and for only the third time Team GB&I claimed the win. Following that result, the all-time standings were 28 wins for Team USA, three wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Winners of the U.S. Senior Open Golf Tournament

The U.S. Senior Open is the biggest tournament in senior (50-and-over) pro golf, and one of the major championships on the Champions Tour. Look down the list of tournament winners below and you'll see many of the biggest names in Champions Tour history, and some of the biggest names (including Nicklaus, Palmer and Player) in the history of golf at all levels.

1987 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1987 Walker Cup was the 31st time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 28 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

2020 British Open: Cancelled

The 2020 British Open was not played. The tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus sweeping the globe and causing serious illnesses and, in some cases, death.

Ayako Okamoto, LPGA's First Asian Star

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Ayako Okamoto didn't even start playing golf until she was 22 years old. Despite that late start, she became one of the most successful Japanese golfers ever, both in her home country and on the LPGA Tour.

1985 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1985 Walker Cup was the 30th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 27 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

1983 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1983 Walker Cup was the 29th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 26 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

BIP, BIPSIC and BIPmobile (Golf Slang)

BIP is an acronym that has a couple uses in golf, all of them slang terms for a golfer who is not doing well. But what is the specific meaning of the B, the I and the P?

1981 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1981 Walker Cup was the 28th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 25 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Scorecard Playoffs in Golf (Matching Cards, Counting Back)

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So you and your buddy just finished the 18th hole of your big match with a lot of money (or at least a lot of pride) on the line. Problem: You're tied. You'd love to keep playing extra holes to break the tie, but can't. What to do? Now is the time for a "scorecard playoff."

1979 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1979 Walker Cup was the 27th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 24 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

What Is a Vanity Handicap in Golf?

"Vanity handicap" is a term applied to a golfer whose handicap index is lower than it should be because the golfer is finagling the numbers. That golfer is too vain, in other words, to admit to having a handicap that is slightly higher than what he claims.

1977 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1977 Walker Cup was the 26th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 23 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

23 Famous Golfers Who Were Photographed in the Nude

Golfers getting naked — on camera. Yes, it has happened, and some of the biggest stars in the game have done it. But don't get too excited by our headline: We aren't going to post any of the photos here. We'll just tell you about the golfers who've gone au naturel on camera.

1975 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1975 Walker Cup was the 25th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 22 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

Are Tee Times Required to Play Golf?

The tee time policy at golf courses varies from course to course across the golf world. So the answer to the question, "do you have to have a tee time to play golf" is: sometimes. Let's go into detail about when tee times are required and when they aren't.

Pencil-Whipped: Explaining the Golf Lingo

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What does it mean when one golfer says another got "pencil-whipped"? It means the golfer being talked about just lost a bet on the golf course, and lost it because he or she did a lousy job of negotiating the terms of the bet.

1973 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1973 Walker Cup was the 24th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 21 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, one tie.

LPGA St. Louis Women's Invitational Tournament

The St. Louis Women's Invitational (also known as the St. Louis Open) was a pro golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It was first played in the 1950s, then resumed in the 1960s, and took place in Missouri.

1971 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

Something happened in the 1971 Walker Cup that had happened only once before: Great Britain & Ireland won. Following the Team GB&I victory, the all-time standings were 20 wins for Team USA, two wins for Team GB&I, and one tie.

Mary Mills, 3-Time LPGA Major Winner

Mary Mills had a lengthy, solid career as a golfer on the LPGA Tour, interspersed with moments of great accomplishment: She won three major championships, including a U.S. Women's Open. In her prime, she was considered an excellent player tee-to-green, and one of the best on tour with her wedges.

1969 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1969 Walker Cup was the 22nd time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 20 wins for Team USA, one win for Team GB&I, one tie.

1967 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1967 Walker Cup was the 21st time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 19 wins for Team USA, one win for Team GB&I, one tie.

Can Some Drivers Cause Hearing Loss?

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Thwack! Ping! Ting! Whomp! Can your driver damage your hearing? I say (raising voice), can your driver damage your hearing? In theory, yes, say researchers. That possibility is warned of by a group of British doctors who studied the question of driver impact noise on golfers' hearing back in 2008, and whose report on the subject was published in the British Medical Journal. The hearing specialists claim in their article that golfers susceptible to hearing loss might be at risk as a result of the loud, percussive "pops" and "pings" produced at impact by today's thin-faced, titanium and composite drivers.

1965 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

In the 1965 Walker Cup, something happened that had happened only once before: Team GB&I didn't lose. But they also didn't win. This was the 20th time the Walker Cup was played. Following the tied final score, the all-time standings were 18 wins for Team USA, one win for Team GB&I, and one tie. As the defending champion, Team USA retained the Cup.

Don Cherry: Bio of Golfer, Singer

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Don Cherry was an accomplished amateur golfer in the 1950s and then a pro golfer who played PGA Tour events from the 1960s into the 1980s. But he might have been more famous in his day for his other vocation: singer. Cherry had multiple hit records in the 1950s, appeared on many 1960s television shows, and, decades later, made several albums with Willie Nelson.

1963 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1963 Walker Cup was the 19th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 18 wins for Team USA, one win for Team GB&I.

Major Championship Golf Courses That No Longer Exist

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Most golf courses on which men's major championships have been played still exist. In fact, nearly all do, at least in some — not necessarily their original — form. But a handful of major championship golf courses have disappeared, out of business and/or plowed under and replaced with something else.

1961 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1961 Walker Cup was the 18th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 17 wins for Team USA, one win for Team GB&I.

Meet Tom McAuliffe, the 'World Champion Armless Golfer'

A golfer with no arms? Sounds like the beginning to a very bad joke. But Tom McAuliffe — Tommy to his friends — was not a punch line, he made sure of that, even though he lived in a time when the physically disabled were subjected to far less respectful treatment than today. McAuliffe was born in 1893 in Buffalo, New York, and in 1902, after he fell across train tracks in front of an oncoming train, he lost both his arms at the shoulders. But he went on to lead a remarkable life, during which he interacted with many of the greats of golf history. He was, as he came to be known, the "World Champion Armless Golfer."

1959 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1959 Walker Cup was the 17th time this competition took place. Following the United States victory, the all-time standings were 16 wins for Team USA, one win for Team GB&I.

Arnaud Massy: Bio of First French Golf Star, Open Champ

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Arnaud Massy won one British Open and nearly another (he lost in a playoff). He was the first great French golfer and remains, more than 100 years after his Open victory, the only French golfer to win one of the men's major championships.

1957 Walker Cup Winner and Match Scores