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What Is 'the S Word' in Golf?

There is a word in golf that most golfers are scared of. That most consider very bad luck to use. That most of us try to avoid uttering. What is that word? The s-word. And what is "the s-word"? It's sh— shhhhhhh! don't say that word!

PGA Tour Winner Fred Haas: The Streak-Buster

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Fred Haas wasn't just the golfer who ended Byron Nelson's 11-tournament win streak in 1945. He won that tournament while still an amateur. Haas went on to a productive PGA Tour career. He won four more tournaments in the 1940s and 1950s, and also had success in senior golf before the Champions Tour existed. Haas was also the first golfer to play in both the Walker Cup and Ryder Cup.

Charlotte Open Tournament on the PGA Tour

The Charlotte Open was a professional golf tournament played in North Carolina for a few years in the 1940s. Part of the PGA Tour circuit of the time, it was born in the war years and its history includes a couple significant events.

Tiger Woods' Professional Tournament Wins

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Tiger Woods has won a lot of pro golf tournaments. Most of those wins happened on the world's biggest tour, the PGA Tour. But Woods also ranks highly in career European Tour victories, and recorded wins on several other world golf tours, too.

How to Play Golf Tic-Tac-Toe

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The children's game tic-tac-toe has been around for a very long time. And almost everyone knows how to play it: Draw a grid to create nine squares; two players alternate placing X's and O's in those squares trying to get three across, three up-and-down, or three diagonally. In the golf version of tic-tac-toe, two golfers are putting or chipping to those nine squares, trying to place balls into three boxes across, up-and-down or diagonally.

What It Means to Bone a Golf Shot

Perhaps our title should have been "what it meant " to bone a shot, because "bone" is an archaic bit of golf lingo. The term is rarely used in golf today. But it was once (and, you never know, could be again) a synonym for a bladed or thinned shot.

Sherri Turner: Long LPGA Career, One Great Year

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Sherri Turner, born October 4, 1956, in Greenville, South Carolina, played on the LPGA Tour from the early 1980s into the 2000s. Her long career produced only three victories. But Turner did have one big year in which she not only won a major championship, but some Player of the Year awards, too.

How to Play the Golf Game Named Savies

In the betting game known as Savies, the goal is saving par after you've missed the green. Do that and you'll earn points. Do it enough, and you could earn some of your opponents' money.

Golfers With Most Wins on the Japan Tour

Which golfer has the most wins over his career on the Japan Tour? You might say that golfer is a "big" name, because he is best-known by his nickname, "Jumbo." And he won nearly 100 tournaments on the Japan Tour.

Most Career Wins on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA) Tour

The LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA) was founded in 1968, making it the second-oldest women's professional golf tour, behind only the LPGA Tour. The golfer who has the most career wins on the JLPGA is a Hall-of-Famer who later became commissioner of the tour.