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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.

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Features

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

Top Company

However long it took in 1934 and however nice it was, the drive was worth it for Harold Koch, who made a deal that saw his family’s hat company become the official cap supplier to the Cleveland Indians baseball team. From that deal, the company—New Era Cap Co.

Revival of the fittest

In 1939, Rob Walker’s Delahaye 135s was crowned the fastest racing car in Great Britain. A descendent of the Johnnie Walker whisky family, Walker raced his beloved Delahaye at Le Mans and today, 76 years later, Johnnie Walker has revived the roar of this historic car

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