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Golf is not a fair game. Jordan Spieth doesn’t play fair. Dustin Johnson must think life is unfair. The PGA Championship is unfair to teaching pros. So it’s only fair fans watc...(full article)

The golfing curiosity that is Tiger Woods will be on display here again this week at the Quicken Loans National. The view of Tiger is what has changed most of all. Players watch hi...(full article)

With a win at the Canadian Open and a near-miss at St. Andrews, Jason Day finds himself as one of the favorites heading into the PGA Championship, with only Jordan Spieth and Ro...(full article)

Golf is not the national sport of Canada, not surprisingly. Hockey gets the nod in winter, lacrosse in summer. They have history on their side. History is not on the side of golf...(full article)

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