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A Golf Challenge Really Worth Supporting

When we challenge ourselves at golf, we often think about improving our scores, hitting the ball further and more accurately, sinking more putts. Well now there’s a different challenge available and it is one you could be a part of and in doing so, help the lives of millions of cancer sufferers that much easier.

It is called the Longest Day Golf Challenge and in 2014, golfers who participated in the challenge raised £740,000 for the MacMillan Cancer Support charity who run the event.

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2016 Olympic Games Golf Tournament in Rio

Golf will once again take its place in the Olympics in Rio 2016 after several years of lobbying to have the sport put back on the Olympic roster, but with IOC Olympic Vice President John Coates stating last April that preparations for the Rio Olympics were the ‘worst’ he had ever seen, how are things looking now?

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Why EA Sports Announcement Merely Confirms The Obvious: Tiger’s Days Are Numbered

For 15 years, for many console enthusiasts, there has only been one golf game worth its salt to play and that has been EA Sports Tiger Woods golf in all its various formats and incarnations.

Over the past 15 years, through sales alone, the game series has raised an estimated $771 million in revenue for EA Sports and has proven an equally lucrative deal for Woods, who lent his name and image to secure the deal and who, at conservative estimates, has earned tens of millions of dollars through this one endorsement alone.

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The Masters A Historical Perspective

With just a short time before the first Major of the season, let’s take a historic look at The Masters tournament, the traditional first major of the season.

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The Masters owes its existence to one of the biggest names in golf in the early 20th century. When Bobby Jones retired from the playing golf as an amateur, he sought out Clifford Roberts (who later became the chairman of the club) to help him find a suitable piece of land upon which to build Jones vision of a top quality golf course.

The land they found was on a former indigo plantation situated between Atlanta to the west and Myrtle Beach to the east.

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2013 Masters tournament

The build up to the first major tournament of the year is already well under way with the world’s best golfers already tweaking their schedules with Augusta in mind. From the 9th April through until the 12th  the 79th Masters tournament will take place at this famous Georgian course and the cream of world golf will be fighting it out for the coveted green jacket.

So the question is; just who looks ready to potentially succeed Bubba Watson as the 2015 Masters Champion?

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Lots of Love for Clarke’s Ryder Cup Appointment

Barely a few months after Europe tastes Ryder Cup victory once again at the 2014 tournament at Gleneagles, the build up to the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine in Minnesota has begun in earnest with the appointment of the two captains for the event.

And far from the Brawl at Brookline of 1999, the appointment of Davis Love III and Darren Clarke as captains could possibly lead to a further improvement in relations between the two teams.

Darren-Clarke-2011 British Open champion

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Which Golfers Will Catch The Eye in 2015?

The 2015 golf season looks like being an intriguing one. In the few early season events that we have seen already, we have witnessed some spectacular golf, some of the world’s biggest names excel, others struggle and some new faces emerge.

In this article, we’ll examine five golfers who we think 2015 could be very special for, including some of the biggest names in golf, and perhaps a few names that are yet to roll quite so easily off the tongue but who could be considerably better known come this time next year.

Let us begin however at the top of the tree with the two premiere golfers in the world today:

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