Reading the Readers: April 23
Play is already well underway in Stuttgart and Barcelona, but here's a little reader reading for your downtime.
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Ian Poulter: European team taking shape nicely for Paul McGinley ahead of Ryder Cup
Ian Poulter believes European captain Paul McGinley will be delighted with the way his side is taking shape ahead of the Ryder Cup in September.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "According to the National Golf Foundation, golf has lost five million players in the last decade with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud
Alice Cooper Considered Playing Pro Golf - With Makeup On, Of Course
Alice Cooper says he considered taking a stab at playing golf professionally, making good on his well-known interest for the sport.
Who wouldn't like a 15-inch cup?
Sergio Garcia said he got off to a slow start and still shot 30 for nine holes. Justin Rose was disappointed that he shot 33. With the pressure off after playing in the Masters, the two European Ryder Cup teammates really felt the pressure off when they were playing on greens with 15-inch cups, not the regulation holes that are 41/4 inches in ... (more)
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Bubba Watson's beautiful game
IT has surely never occurred to the now two-times Masters champion, but scatter-brained Bubba Watson has the potential to be one of the most significant golfers of his generation.
Can 'Soccer Golf' Save Regular Golf?
PGA Tour golfer Sergio Garcia putts during TaylorMade's 15-inch-cup event at the Oconee Golf Club at Reynolds Plantation on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Greensboro, Ga.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Big-Hole Golf: Clown Round? No, Cool Idea
Recreational golfers usually spend about one-third of their time on and around the greens, according to USGA research.
a Pga Tour Stop for Amateurs
The 137-yard shot to the center of the ample green would be easy enough with a short iron or even a wedge, but it's more complicated than that.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose try their hand at Hack Golf's 15-inch cups
A time to decompress from eight or nine days of activities and stress surrounding the first major of the year.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Florida Times-Union
Players Championship goes to three-hole playoff format
The Players Championship will no longer end in sudden death at the par-3 17th hole of the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course.
Stars set to come out for BMW Pga Championship at Wentworth
The 3ft long baby Tyrannosaurus Rex was taken from the Jurassic Golf attraction currently at The Oracle Riverside in the early hours of the night before the fun facility was launched A celebration of the area's diversity, the free festival in Palmer Park on Sunday, June 8, is aimed at young and old, bringing together all parts of the community to ... (more)
Rory McIlroy Will Be a Dangerous Threat to Win US Open
Rory McIlroy is the 10th-best golfer in the world, according to the latest Official World Golf Ranking .
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Grind: Watson's Waffle House run, geezers rule, and Augusta National mini-golf
Have you ever been to Augusta? There's one on every corner! Also, if you feel like eating breakfast at 1:30 in the morning, can you really be that picky? In any event, we've got a full helping of stuff to talk about.
Can A Bigger Hole Save Golf? Top PGA Tour Pros Follow The Masters With Bold Experiment
Much has been written in recent years about the slow, steady decline of golf as a participant sport in this country.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Hack Golf's 15-inch cup getting attention
His idea of using a 15-inch cup at golf courses as an alternative to the traditional game is rapidly gaining momentum, with some of the biggest leaders in the game either already on board or listening with curiosity.
Ryder Cup picture starting to emerge after Masters
THEY say that Ryder Cup teams don't really start to take shape until after the Masters, the season's first major.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Rory McIlroy loses Masters round to amateur partner
Rory McIlroy birdied three of his final four holes in the Masters' third round Saturday, shooting 1-under 71, but he lost the matchup with his amateur playing partner.
The Charlotte Observer
At 54, Couples tries for second Masters win
"I'm not here just to play golf and think that I can't compete on this course," said Couples.
Bubba Watson gives free rein to his outrageous genius
At first there was a curious serenity about Bubba Watson , as if the shouts of "Bubba dawg!" and "Bubba golf!" were an unwelcome reminder of his Dukes of Hazard fixation or his new bulletproof truck.