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The National Team Championship Golf Tournament (Former PGA Tour Event)

The National Team Championship was a golf tournament played under various names and across three states in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was an official PGA Tour event the last four times it was played, and the twosome of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer won it multiple times.

How to Play the 'Longest Yard' Golf Game

Longest Yard is the name of a golf wagering game in which the length of the hole determines how much that hole is worth. In Longest Yard, one yard equals one point, so set your betting amount very carefully.

Definition of the Golf Slang Term 'Hand Wedge'

The hand wedge is one of the most powerful tools in a golfer's bag. Alas, it is almost one of the most illegal tools. Because "hand wedge" is a golf slang expression that refers to picking up one's golf ball and putting it in a better spot.

Explaining the Fried Egg Lie in Golf and How to Play It

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A fried egg can be delicious! Unless the one on your plate is the fried-egg lie in golf. That fried egg is a nasty species of bunker shot that many recreational golfers — all golfers, really — dread seeing. A "fried egg" or "fried egg lie" in golf happens when your golf ball hits soft or wet sand and winds up partially buried in the bunker. Only the top half or so of the golf ball remains visible above the sand, looking, in a way, like the yolk in the middle of the white part of a fried egg.

Most Years In a Row With a Win on the Champions Tour

The Champions Tour record we're focusing on here is consecutive years with an official tournament victory. What is the most years in a row that a golfer has won a Champions Tour event? You might not think such streaks could be very long given that golfers on the senior circuit are already 50 years old when they are getting started.

How to Play the C.O.D. Golf Game

C.O.D. (or COD) is the name of a golf game format for a group of four golfers who enjoy riding in golf carts. In an 18-hole round, each member of the quartet in a C.O.D. partners for six holes with each other member of the foursome.

The Korn Ferry Tour's New Name ... and All Its Old Names

What is the Korn Ferry Tour? It's the newest professional tour in golf. No, wait, that's not quite right: It's actually the same tour it's always been, just with a new name.

John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic Winners (LPGA Tournament)

The John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic (also called the SemGroup Championship) was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour played in the first decade of the 2000s, one that boasted a sterling roster of champions.

'Seven Days in Utopia' Golf Movie

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Seven Days in Utopia is a movie released in 2011 that stars Robert Duvall and Lucas Black and is based on a book by golf mental coach and teambuilding speaker David Cook. The movie (and the book it is based on, as well as follow-on products) is a heavy mix of Christian theology with familiar sports-movie themes.

Most Birdies In a Row at the End to Win a PGA Tour Tournament

If a golfer birdies, say, the final three holes of the tournament and that propels the golfer to victory, then we say that golfer made three birdies in a row to win. Do you know what the record for that is on the PGA Tour?

Watch Arnold Palmer's Game Show Appearances in the Early 1960s

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Did you know that Arnold Palmer appeared on two television game shows in the early 1960s? It's true, and you can watch those appearances here.

How to Play the Golf Game Called 'Mulligan and Recall'

Mulligan and Recall is a golf game for a group of four golfers who pair off into two teams. So it's two-vs.-two. You can play it as match play, stroke play, anything you like. But the key to the game is found in its name:

Golfers Who Won the Same Major 3 (or More) Times in a Row

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Winning the same major back-to-back is rare in modern golf. But winning the same major back-to-back-to-back — three consecutive wins? It's been decades since that happened. But it has happened a total of six times in the history of golf's professional majors: once in the PGA Championship, once in the U.S. Open, four times in the British Open, never in The Masters.

2019 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

The 2019 U.S. Open was the 119th time the tournament was played. A first-time major winner held off the golfer who was trying for his third consecutive U.S. Open win.

The European Tour's German Masters Golf Tournament

The German Masters, which was called the Mercedes-Benz Championship the last few times it was played, was a golf tournament on the European Tour. It was played more than 20 times from the 1980s into the early 2000s.

Golfer Jack White: British Open Winner Who Set Scoring Milestones

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Jack White was a Scottish golf pro, clubmaker, a great putter and an Open Championship winner in the late 1800s and first half of the 1900s. He also has a notable connection to Bobby Jones and established several notables firsts in the British Open.

Lowest Score in Back-to-Back Rounds on the PGA Tour

Which golfers have used the fewest strokes in back-to-back rounds of a PGA Tour tournament? We're about to find out. One golfer holds the record, but many others are very close behind.

How to Play the 3-2 Golf Putting Bet

The golf game known as 3-2 or 32 (pronounced three-two) is a wagering game for the putting greens. It's essentially a challenge from one golfer to another that the challenged golfer won't be able to avoid a three-putt.

Looking Back: Colgate European Open Tournament on the LPGA

The Colgate European Open was a golf tournament that was played six times in the 1970s and was an official LPGA Tour event in five of those years. All six winners of the tournament later became members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Here's What the Golf Lingo 'Frog Hair' Means

Do frogs have hair? In golf they do. The golf slang term "frog hair" (sometimes heard or seen as "frog's hair") refers to the fringe around a green or the apron in front of the green.

Biggest Final-Round Comebacks to Win on the Champions Tour

In the history of the Champions Tour, what is the record for largest come-from-behind win in the final round? That record is 10 strokes. Let's take a look at how that record was set, plus the other best comeback wins in the senior tour's history.

Biggest Margin of Victory Ever at the U.S. Open Tournament

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What are the biggest wins in the history of the U.S. Open golf tournament — the golfers who won this major championship by the biggest amounts? The record-holder you can probably guess: He won by 15 strokes and did so in the 21st Century.

Every Hole-in-One In U.S. Women's Open History

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Nearly 30 holes-in-one have been made in the history of the U.S. Women's Open, the biggest tournament in women's golf and one that dates to 1946. Below is the full list, but first we'll answer the questions of who made the first one and whether anyone has made two aces in the USWO.

Has Any Golfer Won the U.S. Open After Going Through Local and/or Sectional Qualifying?

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Yes, there have been golfers who have won the U.S. Open tournament after qualifying through the sectionals. And yes, there have even been golfers who've gone through both local and sectional qualifying and then won the U.S. Open. But it doesn't happen often.

U.S. Women's Open Scoring Records

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The U.S. Women's Open is the biggest tournament in women's golf and on the LPGA Tour every year. Which golfers have gone low? Let's take a look at the U.S. Women's Open scoring records for 72 holes, 18 holes and nine holes, plus lowest total scores in relation to par.