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Scottie Scheffler Makes Tee Time After Arrest
No. 1 Golfer
Plays Great
After Felony

No. 1 Golfer Plays Great After Felony Charges

Scottie Scheffler was able to tee off after being charged with assaulting a police officer

(Newser) - It was definitely an interesting morning Friday for No. 1 golf pro Scottie Scheffler, who, in just four hours, went from being arrested to competing in the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The AP reports that the 27-year-old golfer was released by police shortly after 9am local time and did...

Golf's No. 1 Is Arrested Outside PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler faces felony charge of second-degree assault on a police officer

(Newser) - The second round of the PGA Championship didn't get off to a great start for world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. He was arrested outside the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, early Friday after trying to drive around a crash scene, reports ESPN . According to Jefferson County court records,...

Rory McIlroy Wins, Then Files for Divorce

He's a favorite in the upcoming PGA Championship

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy has been going through some stuff, not just related to the PGA's still confusing merger with LIV Golf . The 35-year-old professional golfer filed for divorce from wife of seven years Erica Stoll in Florida's Palm Beach County on Monday, a day after claiming his 26th PGA...

She Overcomes 'Nelly Things' on Way to LPGA History

Nelly Korda wins record-tying fifth straight tournament, will go for solo record next week

(Newser) - Nelly Korda couldn't have imagined the incredible run she's put together this season while at home recovering from a blood clot that required surgery in 2022. "Because obviously then I was just more scared for my health," she said. "But I think all of the...

He Is Simply the Best Golfer in the World

Scottie Scheffler wins 2nd Masters in 3 years, while Tiger posts his worst score ever

(Newser) - Scottie Scheffler had no doubts about this Masters, and neither did anyone watching. He pulled ahead with magnificent shots Sunday around the turn and poured it on along the back nine at Augusta National for a 4-under 68 to claim his second green jacket in three years. Scheffler is simply...

Pro Golfer's Putt Dropped in, Just Not Fast Enough

Austin Eckroat penalized a stroke after ball hung on the lip of hole for 45 seconds

(Newser) - Austin Eckroat appeared to sink a 20-foot birdie putt in dramatic, almost comical, fashion on Sunday at the Players Championship in Florida. But it ended up being for naught because of an obscure PGA rule—the ball hung on the lip of the hole too long.
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Cost of Golfing Too Slow? $240K for This Guy

Adrian Meronk took his time on his final shot of the LIV Golf Jeddah tournament and paid a penalty

(Newser) - Cheaters may or may not prosper, but dawdlers apparently don't prosper nearly as much as they could. reports the tale of semi-woe of Adrian Meronk, who took home a tidy little paycheck of $508,750 this weekend in Saudi Arabia's LIV Golf Jeddah tournament—not a...

College Golfer Wins $1.5M Pro Event, Can't Collect the Money

Nick Dunlap of the University of Alabama wins American Express tournament

(Newser) - A University of Alabama sophomore won the American Express golf tournament on Sunday, becoming the PGA Tour's first amateur to proclaim victory in more than three decades. "Everybody's got doubts," 20-year-old Nick Dunlap told the AP after his big win at the Pete Dye Stadium Course...

After Police Chase, Golfers Trap Suspect in Port-a-Potty

Golf course in the Wisconsin city of Glendale saw a bit of excitement this week

(Newser) - A run-in with law enforcement drove a suspect in Wisconsin into the stinkiest hiding place he could find—both figuratively and literally. WISN reports that police in Glendale embarked on a chase Wednesday of an SUV stolen from Minnesota, which crashed into multiple cars, traffic barrels, and a guardrail before...

Membership Fee at This New Golf Club: $1M

Those with deep pockets can live the life of luxury at Shell Bay Club in South Florida

(Newser) - Calling all "connoisseurs of life well lived": For a small payment of $1 million, you can count yourself a member of South Florida's first new private golf club in decades. Shell Bay in Hallandale Beach, which opened Tuesday, features an 18-hole private golf course designed by retired pro...

With Dad as Caddy, Charlie Woods Scores Big Win

Tiger Woods' 14-year-old son won age group at Florida tournament

(Newser) - The best American golfer of his generation caddied for a member of a new generation at a junior golf tournament Sunday. Charlie Woods, the 14-year-old son of Tiger Woods, won his age group's regional qualifier with a career-best final round of 66 at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf...

Former US Open Champ Undergoes Brain Surgery

Gary Woodland 'on the road to recovery' after procedure to remove tumor

(Newser) - Less than three weeks after announcing he'd been diagnosed with a brain tumor, US golfer Gary Woodland underwent surgery to remove it Monday. "After a long surgery the majority of the tumor has been removed," read a statement shared on the 39-year-old golfer's social media accounts,...

Golfer: Fan Tried to Disrupt My Shot Over a Live Bet

Max Homa made his putt, but he's worried about the potential for more disruptions

(Newser) - Max Homa experienced the potential for disruption with betting at PGA Tour events when he said a fan yelled in the middle of his 5-foot birdie putt Saturday in the BMW Championship, per the AP . Homa already was struggling with short putts on a windy day at Olympia Fields, having...

This Is What You Don't Want on the Golf Course

Canadian golfer suffers an ursine-related theft caught on video

(Newser) - Sometimes a guy just wants to play a relaxing round of golf with his buddies. And sometimes a bear just wants to get his mitts on some of said guy's golf clubs. The two worlds collided in what Golf Digest somewhat dramatically calls the "wildest, scariest horror film...

Golfing Great Loses Round in Name, Likeness Battle

Jack Nicklaus is up against a former business partner in court

(Newser) - A golfing great has lost an attempt to win back control of his name and likeness from a former business partner. A federal judge in Florida tossed part of Jack Nicklaus' intellectual property case against a company that bought the rights to his name, image, and likeness, Sports Illustrated reports....

Golf Pro: Yep, I Cheated at PGA Tour Event

Justin Doeden admits he changed his scorecard at Commissionaires Ottawa Open

(Newser) - At a PGA Tour Canada developmental event last week, questions came out about a player's score. And on Monday, tour pro Justin Doeden admitted he changed his scorecard after it was signed at the Commissionaires Ottawa Open, Golf Digest and report. The issue was first brought to...

Golfer Will Play US Women's Open 30 Weeks Pregnant

It will be Amy Olson's last golf tournament before giving birth

(Newser) - LPGA golfer Amy Olson will play in the US Women's Open this weekend while seven months pregnant—and it's not even her first time playing in a women's golf major while pregnant. She qualified for the US Women's Open during an event in Minnesota in May...

Real-Life Happy Gilmore Hears From Adam Sandler

Young golfer in Indiana goes by that name, will play in college

(Newser) - For the record, his given name is Landon Gilmore. But the teenage Indiana golfer has been going by "Happy Gilmore" since he was a little kid because he can hit the ball like the fictional player of that name in Adam Sandler's 1996 movie , per the Indianapolis Star ...

It's an Odd Hole in One of Sorts at the US Open

Cameron Young's tee shot ends up on golf-ball holder of a golf cart

(Newser) - It's anyone's guess who might end up winning the US Open Sunday, but it's a safe bet that Cameron Young will earn weirdest-shot honors. On Saturday, the American's tee shot from the 10th hole took a weird bounce and landed in a golf cart— in a...

Maybe the Most Epic Golf Celebration Ever
An Incredible Putt,
Then an Incredible Tackle

An Incredible Putt, Then an Incredible Tackle

Pro golfer Adam Hadwin is leveled by security guard who didn't recognize him at Canadian Open

(Newser) - Pro golfer Adam Hadwin had good reason to celebrate—his friend and fellow Canadian, Nick Taylor, had just won the Canadian Open with an astonishing 72-foot eagle putt . But when Hadwin began spraying Taylor with champagne on the 18th hole Sunday, a security guard leveled him with a tackle more...

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