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18 2nd holes

The first hole on a golf course is generally used as a way of getting players up and running, often lulling them into a false sense of security. The second hole, however, is rarely as nice—deliberately so.

Features

Golf in the Olympics

As of today a kid growing up in western Pennsylvania or eastern Portugal can dream of being an Olympic golfer. This is golf in the Olympics. And that, alone, is pure gold.

Taming Troon

The [British] Open’s transformation from a fading relic into a global event was largely spurred by one man

Cometh the Day

Jason Day is a major champion, world No.1, and possibly the best putter in the game right now; 15 years ago, though, his life was in complete turmoil.

Pro

Hades of Hulton Road

Marino Parascenzo—who has reported from four different U.S. Opens at Oakmont—reports on the player protests, sharp-toothed rakes and battered egos of Oakmont.

Into the Great Wide Opens

Near the end of last year, a new “Big Three” was installed as golf’s post-Tiger Woods era began to take shape.

Steel City

Visitors to this year’s U.S. Open at Oakmont have myriad choices when it comes to off-course explorations.

Travel

Monty’s American Odyssey

Colin Montgomerie is Scottish, yet many of the defining moments of his career have occurred in the United States, from failed attempts to win the U.S. Open to decisive success in Ryder Cup singles matches.

Pro

Singing in the rain

It’s winter, and at this time of year, not everyone can live in Southern California or Dubai, so we headed to a European Tour venue in the UK, London Golf Club, where director of golf Paul Stuart offered some tips on how to keep scores low when the water level is high

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