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Commentary, Golf, PGA, Tiger Woods -

Quick, who won the Masters earlier this year? It was Patrick Reed who donned the green jacket (and seemingly never took it off) after a stellar, pressure-packed performance. He shot 15 under par, 3 strokes off the tournament record, to eke out a narrow victory. It was memorable work, yet it is probably remembered only […]

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Commentary, Golf, Tiger Woods -

Watching Tiger Woods emerge from the massive crowd that swarmed him as he approached the 18th green of Sunday’s Tour Championship event is one of the most memorable images you’ll ever see in sports. That crowd appeared overwhelmingly white. But that doesn’t mean African-American fans who didn’t show up at the East Lake Golf Club […]

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Commentary, Golf, Tiger Woods -

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Aug. 31 and has been updated to reflect Tiger’s first tournament victory in five years. Isn’t it long past time that black America forgave Tiger Woods? He has been on a roll lately, his back problems in check, his golf game in sync. Clearly, many other fans […]

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donald trump, golf, president donald trump, tiger woods, trump -

Apparently, one of the perks of becoming president of the United States is that you get to play golf with Tiger Woods and Donald Trump is the fourth president to hit the fairways with Woods. The two have played twice since Russia stole the election from Hillary Clinton and gave the White House to their favorite…

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Caddie Academy, Golf -

In 2012, the Western Golf Association noticed something was missing from the game. There were just a few female caddies. That year, staff members decided it was time to change that at golf courses around the country and began what is now known as Caddie Academy. In its seventh year, the seven-week program has provided […]

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Entertainment, Featured, Golf, Million Dollar Match, Phil Mickelson, Sports, Tiger Woods -

Champion golfers and longtime rivals Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are planning a one-on-one $10 million winner-take-all match.

The post Tiger Woods to play Phil Mickelson in $10 million winner-take-all match. Do you care? appeared first on theGrio.

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Basketball, Black Female Athletes, Golf, Gymnastics, No Ceilings, Track And Field -

From the first club basketball teams to gold medal winners in Olympic track and field, the story of African-American women’s involvement in sports is one of both adversity and accomplishment. Here is just a taste of what these women have achieved in a handful of sports over the past century. 1891 James Naismith invents basketball […]

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Golf, LPGA, No Ceilings, Women's Golf -

In 1967, Renee Powell became just the second African-American player to join the LPGA tour. In this video interview produced by the Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication, Powell discusses the discrimination she encountered growing up as a junior golfer and the threats of violence she received on the professional tour.

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Commentary, Golf, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open -

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — It was only fitting that Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson led a small entourage walking off the ninth tee and up the fairway for their final hole together Friday in the second round of the U.S. Open. The most dominant player of his era alongside today’s best golfer in the world, being […]

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Commentary, Golf, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open -

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — It’s approaching 1 p.m. at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and the spectators are crowding the first-tee box and jockeying for position along the first hole to witness the return of Tiger Woods to the U.S. Open. It’s been three years since Woods has played at a U.S. Open. Ten years since he’s […]

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Golf, Harold Varner III, Tiger Woods, U.S. Open -

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — It’s just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, just less than 24 hours before Harold Varner III is scheduled to tee off in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Traffic getting to the course on this rainy day has already reached levels so nightmarish that Tiger Woods offered, during his news conference, […]

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Air Jordan, Fred Whitfield, Golf, Harold Varner III, Michael Jordan, Sneaker Stories, Tiger Woods -

Harold Varner III finished at 12 under par at last weekend’s Players Championship, tying for seventh place. It was the 27-year-old’s first top-10 finish in nearly a year, and yet most of the attention from non-hard-core golf fans wasn’t on him winning $331,375. The internet was raving about his shoes. While sinking seven birdies during […]

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Detroit, Golf, Midnight Golf Program -

The 2018 Masters Tournament has a new champion, and his name isn’t Tiger Woods. But young black golfers, like the participants in Detroit’s Midnight Golf Program, are still excited about the game and their place in the sport. The Midnight Golf Program, affectionately known as “MGP,” is a selective, golf-centered program that was founded by […]

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Alabama State Hornets, Bethune-Cookman University, Golf, HBCU Sports, MEAC, SWAC, Tiger Woods -

Bethune-Cookman University has towered like a colossus over the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships in recent years. The men’s team has won the tournament’s Division I category four of the past five years, while the women have taken the top spot six years in a row. But Bethune-Cookman’s golfers hardly look like what you might […]

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Golf, Sean Foley, Tennessee State Tigers, Tiger Woods -

Sean Foley is woke. It’s a characteristic that’s unique among golf instructors, who most commonly cater to the wealthy and teach a game that is by its very nature exclusive. That’s why a conversation with Foley is intriguing, perplexing, thought-provoking and inspiring all at the same time. Most people know he coached Tiger Woods as […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Golf, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, NFL, Players Coalition, Sports Illustrated, Tiger Woods, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. We had not seen Tiger Woods play a competitive round of golf in 301 days, but on Thursday, in his first action back from his second-longest hiatus from the sport, Woods shot a 3-under-par 69 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge. This was his first score in the 60s since […]

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Charles Barkley, Golf, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods -

Tiger Woods’ most recent return to golf involved a painfully long 10-month wait. His path to the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, which begins Thursday, was lined with physical and psychological rehabilitation, false starts, reduced expectations and, finally, a tee time. Yet, for some of the people once close to Woods, the wait can […]

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Golf, LaVar Ball, Muhammad Ali, PGA, Tiger Woods -

The father spoke glowingly about his son to anyone who would listen. Once, at an awards dinner in honor of his son, the father issued a bold claim — or, under most circumstances, an asinine boast. “My heart fills with so much joy when I realize that this young man is going to be able […]

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Golf, Kyle Lowry, NBA, Toronto Raptors -

SAN FRANCISCO – Hey, Kyle, how did you shoot at the Olympic Club golf course? Looking the part wearing a black relaxed strap hat, orange golf shirt and slacks, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry answered, “I shot a 92,” on the eve of an October road game against the Golden State Warriors. The NBA’s most […]

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Golf, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage Month, LPGA, Nancy Lopez -

On Sept. 30, 1979, Nancy Lopez shot a 70 in the final round of the Mary Kay Classic golf tournament in Dallas to win the event by 2 strokes with an overall score of 274. Lopez finished 12 strokes under par and took home a first-place check for $19,500. It was her eighth LPGA tour […]

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Fay Crocker, Golf, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage Month, LPGA -

Golfer Fay Crocker, the first non-American to win the U.S. Women’s Open, died on Sept. 16, 1983, in her hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay. Crocker turned pro in 1954 at age 39. She won the 1955 Serbin Open at 40 years, 6 months and 18 days, which set the LPGA’s record for the oldest first-time winner. […]

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Florida A&M University, Golf, Maurice Allen -

Maurice Allen felt a bit tense as he lined up his tee shot in the July finals of the Mile High Showdown in Denver. Coming out of a television break, Allen was rushed to the tee and didn’t feel completely comfortable. It didn’t help that neither he nor his opponent in the final of the […]

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50 Greatest, Commentary, Golf, SurveyMonkey, Tiger Woods -

Let’s get something straight: Any ranking of the greatest black athletes ever that doesn’t include Tiger Woods is not something I can get behind. This list, the result of public responses to surveys conducted by SurveyMonkey for The Undefeated, could be called “50 Great Athletes People Admire Most” or “Americans’ 50 Favorite Black Athletes.” But […]

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Get Lifted, Golf, Maurice Allen, Troy Mullins, Women's Golf -

She’s a champion in a sport where strength and agility is praised, not questioned. Not that it’s a cakewalk as a woman of color at the top of her game, but she plays through it and comes out successful. It is the women’s World Long Drive Competition, a showcase for women who can hit a […]

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CulturePlay, Golf, Zakiya Randall -

Twenty-six-year-old Zakiya Randall has been playing golf since she was 10. During her prime, she says, she won close to 80 tournaments around the country on the junior and amateur circuits, but more recently she’s been taking a break from professional golf to hone her skill in the sport. But that doesn’t mean she has […]

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All Day, Golf, PGA, Tiger Woods -

It hadn’t occurred to me until Monday that Tiger Woods had never put me in a bad mood. I wasn’t the biggest fan in the world, nor did he ever motivate me to pick up a golf club. But once he stopped playing with any regularity and dominating the PGA Tour, I stopped caring. When […]

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Golf, PGA, Tiger Woods -

Tiger Woods, once the fresh-faced future of golf, stared into the police camera with a forlorn look and hooded eyes. A 41-year-old man who has famously insisted on his mixed racial heritage was identified in the arrest report with one word: black. The former No. 1 golfer in the world was sleeping at the wheel […]

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Golf, Tiger Woods, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. On Monday, the life of “Caublinasian” — note the three different spellings below — finally ended after the release of a police report citing famed golfer Tiger Woods for driving under the influence. Woods has essentially been trying to make “fetch” happen for years in regards to calling himself anything other than black. […]

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Cover Stories, Golf, Golfweek, The Masters, Tiger Woods -

The glisten on Tiger Woods’ invincible armor hadn’t yet faded when Golfweek published its now infamous “noose” cover. It was January 2008. Woods was then the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, a ranking he held for a record 683 weeks. He was nearly two years away from the sex scandal that jettisoned his […]

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Alfred 'Tup' Holmes, Golf, The Undefeated -

One of the first desegregated public places in Georgia was a golf course in Atlanta. You can thank Tup Holmes for that. Here, Damion L. Thomas, curator of sports for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, shares a story about how one man’s battle to putt put all of America’s men, women […]

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Black History Month, Golf, Women's Golf -

The genesis of the Wake-Robin Golf Club can be told through members like Elizabeth McNeal. McNeal, 98, grew up amid seven siblings in Grindstone, Pennsylvania, where her father worked as a coal miner for 25 years before he moved the family to Washington to lessen the expense of housing the two older children attending Howard […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Golf, Jordan Spieth, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Tiger Woods -

Leave it to Tiger Woods to serve up a little comedy. His golf game may not be up to par for prime time, but the guy’s got a few jokes and they aren’t too shabby. The 14-time major winner was a guest of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday. He took a few […]

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Golf, Tiger Woods -

Tiger Woods cited game issues rather than physical concerns Monday for putting his return to competitive golf on hold. Woods will not compete until at least December after announcing that he has withdrawn from the Safeway Open, where he had just officially committed to play on Friday after suggesting a month ago that he “hoped” […]

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