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July 25, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Caribbean sports book refunds Adam Scott bets

Posted at 12:29 PM by Michael Rosengart

Geoff Shackelford passes on the news from online sports book SportsBettingOnline.ag that the site will refund every pre-tournament bet on Adam Scott at 45/1 odds.

 "With so many of the favorites including Woods not cashing, it was a good day for sportsbooks. But that wasn’t the case for those who dropped money on Scott,” stated Dave Johnson, head oddsmaker for SportsBettingOnline.ag.  “We feel it’s our duty to refund the players for taking such a bad beat. His collapse was historic and we know the bettors who had him must feel as awful as he does.”

In fact, it’s the second time in nearly as many months that SportsBettingOnline has extended this kind of pardon. The book also issued a refund to Manny Pacquiao bettors after his shocking loss to Timothy Bradley in June.

Bold move Mr. Johnson. Bold move indeed.

Olympic golf trophy visits Canadian Open

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One thousand points to you if you actually knew there was an Olympic golf trophy. It's the kind of thing that often gets overlooked when an Olympic event doesn’t occur for 112 years. But the trophy does exist (posing with it are Gordon M. Nixon (left), president and chief executive officer of RBC, and Scott Simmons, chief executive officer of Golf Canada), and it paid a visit to the RBC Canadian Open yesterday according to PGATour.com’s Tour Report:

So a rare piece of history was on display this week at the RBC Canadian Open, when the trophy awarded to Canadian George Lyon, the last Olympic golf gold medalist, was brought to Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario.

The sterling silver trophy cup stands about 1 1/2-feet tall and resides at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

Lyon won the trophy — and gold medal — by beating reigning U.S. Amateur champ, American H. Chandler Egan, 3 and 2, at Glen Echo Country Club in Normandy, Mo., just north of St. Louis — site of the 1904 Olympic Games.

Also a sport at the 1904 Games: Tug of War. Seriously.

Police say slow-play argument turned violent at Calif. course

Beware! Your golf clubs may be "deadly weapons." At least that was the case in Angels Camp, Calif., where a local high school vice principal was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon at Greenhorn Creek Golf Course. What could cause a man to attack another golfer with a club? According to the Sacramento Bee's David Ruiz, slow play was the trigger:

[The suspect Robert E.] Rappleye became frustrated at the slow pace of a group of golfers playing ahead on the 18th hole, the press release said.

A husband and wife in the group ahead approached Rappleye to talk about the problem. Witnesses say the husband became angry when Rappleye used foul language directed to the husband's wife, according to the release.

The argument turned violent when Rappleye swung one of his golf clubs at the husband, the press release said. The husband tried to block the swing with his left arm, injuring him. Rappleye swung a second time with the husband turning his back to defend himself. Rappleye struck the husband's left shoulder blade, the press release said.

Video: Watch Heather Mitts and the U.S. women's soccer team play golf

Finally, they said we could never manage to incorporate soccer into Truth & Rumors for three consecutive days. Okay, nobody actually said it, but that didn’t stop us from pulling it off.

Today we bring you video from the U.S. women’s national team getting some holes in at what appears to be Rockliffe Hall in Darlington, England during a break from Olympic training.

The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup runners-up begin their Olympic campaign Wednesday at noon against France.

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(Photo Credit: Eric Bolte/Golf Canada)

March 26, 2012

Video: 'Callaway customer service, this is Bones'

Posted at 12:38 PM by David Dusek

Some golfers take the office to the golf course. In this video, Phil Mickelson's caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay, takes his job to the office.

August 06, 2011

2011 PGA Championship Flyovers at Atlanta Athletic Club: Front Nine

Posted at 3:50 PM by Golf.com

No. 1: Par 4, 454 yards

No. 2: Par 4, 512 yards

No. 3: Par 4, 475 yards

No. 4: Par 3, 219 yards

No. 5: Par 5, 565 yards

No. 6: Par 4, 425 yards

No. 7: Par 3, 184 yards

No. 8: Par 4, 467 yards

No. 9: Par 4, 426 yards

2011 PGA Championship Flyovers at Atlanta Athletic Club: Back Nine

Posted at 3:43 PM by Golf.com

No. 10: Par 4, 442 yards

No. 11: Par 4, 457 yards

No. 12: Par 5, 551 yards

No. 13: Par 4, 372 yards

No. 14: Par 4, 468 yards

No. 15: Par 3, 260 yards

No. 16: Par 4, 476 yards

No. 17: Par 3, 207 yards

No. 18: Par 4, 507 yards

August 05, 2011

Video: Shakira playing golf!

Posted at 1:45 PM by Golf.com

With Tiger Woods back on the course, and the PGA is just around the corner, it's an exciting time for the game. Oh and it gets better. Turns out Shakira, the Grammy-award winning singer, is a golfer. She recently posted the video below on her website during a visit to Mexico.

May 26, 2011

4-year-old bashes the range picker

Posted at 12:50 PM by Golf.com

This video sure looks real, and if it is, all hope is not lost for American golf. Just give this kid about 17 more years.

April 25, 2011

Ben Crane releases dance video

Posted at 3:33 PM by Golf.com

Ben Crane, who earlier this year released YouTube videos on working out, his pre-round routine and slow play, is at it again. In his latest installment, Crane refutes critics who claim he's boring with a stunning bit of news: he grew up in a dance academy. What do you think of Crane's video series? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

In case you missed them, here are Crane's earlier videos.

January 14, 2011

Ben Crane's New Video: Better Than the Original?

Posted at 2:44 PM by Ryan Reiterman

Sequels can be dangerous. For every Empire Strikes Back and Terminator 2 there is a Caddyshack II and Weekend at Bernie's II. But Ben Crane is back with a sequel to his "workout" video he made last year. This time, Crane shares his secrets on his pre-round routine, which seems to include swimming in ponds and feeling the sand in the bunkers. So which video do you like better? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

December 17, 2010

Tiger Woods's half-brother speaks out to CNN

Posted at 2:07 PM by Golf.com

Earl Woods Jr. gave a rare interview to CNN, saying he hasn't seen Tiger since their father's funeral, and that his death left a big void in Tiger's life. Earl Woods Jr., the oldest of three children from Tiger's father's first marriage, also said the rest of the family has gradually lost contact with Tiger ever since he turned pro. The interview is part of a CNN special "Downfall: The Tiger Woods Story" airing Saturday at 10 p.m. Eastern and Sunday at 10:30 p.m.

December 16, 2010

Pull! European Tour players aim for (clay) pigeons

Posted at 12:44 PM by Ryan Reiterman

The PGA Tour had its "These Guys Are Good" slogan, but the European Tour should adopt the mantra of "These Guys Are Good, And They Have A Lot Of Fun."

OK, maybe not, but as part of its "See Every Shot Imaginable" campaign, the European Tour set up another challenge shot for four players. The first challenge was hitting a small gong on a lake. This time, Thongchai Jaidee, David Horsey, Johan Edfors and Simon "Chaka" Kahn tried to nail clay pigeons in Dubai.





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