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Golf Joke: Not Trying That Shot Again!

Barney and his friend Hector were playing a round of golf with their wives early on a Sunday. It was a four-ball, better-ball format with a little bit of cash on the line.

Brothers Who Won Major Championships in Golf

Have there been any pairs of brothers in golf history who both won major championships? Yes, there have been several. But they are all in the distant past: The most-recent brothers to join the following list did so in 1960.

How Much Money Does the Masters Winner Get?

Winning The Masters Tournament mean writing one's name in golf's record books. It means the winner's name goes down in history. It also mean someone just banked a whole lot of money.

Johnny Fischer: Profile of Prominent Golfer

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Johnny Fischer was a prominent amateur golfer in the 1930s whose biggest victory was in the U.S. Amateur. He was famous for pulling off come-from-behind victories. Fischer was also one of the first golfers to win both the NCAA and U.S. Amateur championships, and he was one of the last golfers to win a big tournament playing clubs with wooden shafts.

Do Golfers Who Miss the U.S. Open Cut Get Paid?

The U.S. Open is one of the four major championships of men's professional golf. And like all of those majors, it has a cut at the midway point — following the second of four rounds. The golfers who contend in the U.S. Open make a lot of money. But what about the golfers who miss the cut? Do they receive any payout from the U.S. Open prize fund? If so, how much?

Lowest Total Score in 72-Hole PGA Tour Tournament

What is the lowest stroke total ever scored in a golf tournament on the PGA Tour? That record currently stands at 253, shared by two golfers. The first golfer to record a 253 for 72 holes on the PGA Tour did so in 2017; the most-recent golfer to do so did it in 2023.

Dow Finsterwald: Major Champion Made Impact on PGA Tour

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Dow Finsterwald had a relatively brief period at the top of his game, from the mid-1950s to early 1960s, but he packed a lot of accomplishments into that period. He was the runner-up at the last match-play PGA Championship, and the winner of the first stroke-play PGA Championship. He recorded the first 61 in PGA Tour history — while still an amateur. He won 12 tournaments and finished second more than twice as many times. He played in four Ryder Cups and captained in another.

Southgate Ladies Open, Former LPGA Tour Event

The Southgate Ladies Open was a professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour played from the late 1960s into the mid-1970s. It took place in Kansas, always in August or September. Half of the tournaments played were won by Kathy Whitworth.

Do Golfers Who Miss the Cut in The Masters Get Paid?

Making it into the field at The Masters Tournament is a routine thing for the best golfers, and the thrill of a career for many others. But for all of them, big money awaits for a victory or high finish. But what about for those golfers who miss the cut? Do they get paid? What is the Masters payout, if any, for golfers who miss the cut?

Winners of the Charlie Sifford Award

The Charlie Sifford Award is an honor bestowed annually by the World Golf Hall of Fame to recognize the recipients' "spirit in advancing diversity in golf."

Most Consecutive Years Making the Cut in The Masters

What is the Masters Tournament record for most years in a row making the cut? That record is 23 consecutive years, and three golfers share the mark. One of them, though, is currently active — and so is his streak.

Jim Ferree: Profile of Stylish Golfer

Jim Ferree was a golfer on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s, and then on the Senior Tour from its earliest seasons in the 1980s into the 1990s. He won on both tours, and also served as the model for an early version of the Senior Tour's logo.

Constellation Energy Classic on Champions Tour

The Constellation Energy Classic was a golf tournament on the Champions Tour that was played in the Baltimore, Maryland, area in the late 1990s into the mid-2000-aughts. It was a 54-hole tournament that might also be recalled under its original name, State Farm Senior Classic.

Most Career Cuts Made in Masters Tournament

Which golfer holds the record for making the most cuts in The Masters Tournament? Jack Nicklaus, which is probably no surprise to anyone reading.

Golf Joke: Greenside Manner

A married couple is out for their weekly round of golf, enjoying a great day and great play. But on the ninth green, something terrible happens. The wife screams in agony and collapses to the green.

Old Golf Term: 'Break-Club' Explained

"Break-club" is an old — very old — golf term. So old that it appears in the original written rules of golf , 13 rules set down in 1744 by the Gentlemen Golfers of Leith. The fourth of those 13 rules was this:

LPGA Record for Fewest Putts Over 18 Holes

What is the lowest number of putts a golfer has ever needed to complete an 18-hole round on the LPGA Tour? One golfer in LPGA history played an official tournament round taking one fewer putt than there are holes in a round. The record is 17 putts, and to set that record the golfer who holds it needed a few hole-outs from off the green.

Judy Kimball: Golfer Was LPGA Major Winner

Judy Kimball won a major championship on the LPGA Tour in 1962, and played the tour for approximately two decades. Her final wins were in 1971. She was an outstanding putter and twice set all-time LPGA Tour records for fewest putts in a round.

Regular and Senior Majors: Most Combined Wins

Which golfers have won the most major championships combined between the PGA Tour and Champions Tour? The golfer with the highest combined total of regular majors and senior majors is, no surprise, Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus is the only golfer so far to reach 20 combined victories, and his total is in the mid-20s.

Golfers With the Most Playoff Wins on PGA Tour

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Which golfer holds the record for most wins via playoff in PGA Tour history? Two golfers share that record, they were friends and rivals, and they were two of the greatest golfers in tour history.

Golf Joke: No Advice

A young man, his father and his grandfather were about to tee off to start their round when an incredibly good-looking woman walked up to the tee box.

Can You Use a Tee to Repair Pitch Marks?

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You reach the putting green and discover your approach shot has left a nice, deep pitch mark on the soft surface. You reach into your pocket for your trusty, two-pronged divot tool (a k a pitch tool, ball mark tool) only to discover you don't have it. But you do have a golf tee. Can you use the tee to fix that pitch mark?