Phil Mickleson uses a rangefinder at the PGA Championship golf tournament.
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How psychological factors may have influenced the opinions about the use of rangefinders during the 2021 PGA championships.
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Once his leg fracture heals, his leg can potentially be just as straight and strong as it was before. But his foot and ankle are more of a worry.
COVID-19 restrictions led to calls to open up golf courses to the public. But these are such precious refuges for native flora and fauna that access will have to be carefully managed.
Even shots that look easy need proper concentration.
For optimal concentration, players need to cultivate 'meta-attention', the mechanism that enables us to refocus our attention when the mind has wandered.
All parks are not equal. The response to the opening of golf courses to the public during the COVID pandemic shows the quality of green open space is a big issue for city residents.
Teenager Alex Weber and friends collected nearly 40,000 golf balls hit into the ocean from a handful of California golf courses.
Snorkeling off the California coast, a high school student found heaps of golf balls on the ocean floor. With a marine scientist, she showed that golf courses were producing tons of plastic pollution.
Listen to your brain.
How to win at golf ...with a little help from neuroscience.
To play disc golf, all you need is 20 dollars for a couple of discs, and you’re good to go.
A disc-golf boom is coinciding with a ball-golf bust.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you've the right genes.
Rugby sevens: on the Olympic programme in Rio.
It's down to money, popularity and a lot of lobbying.
Trump at Turnberry.
Trump Turnberry has reopened for business in south-west Scotland. Can you mix populist presidential ambition with a sport desperate to update its image?
Geese are becoming a serious problem on golf courses in the Western Cape and need active management.
Geese droppings on golf courses are a source of great irritation for golfers . They are now calling for the birds to be properly managed.
The swimsuit worn by competitors throughout 2009 improved performance and was subsequently banned.
Technology has become a major game-changer in sport. But innovation has to be tempered with caution and vigilance to ensure sport remains fair, safe and accessible.
St Andrews is green – but is it environmentally friendly?
The quest for perfect lush greens is a relatively recent development in the sport's history.
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Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has topped the list of most marketable athletes.
Phil Mickelson tees off at Gleneagles.
Medinah Country Club, Chicago, Ryder Cup 2012. There were six short feet between Martin Kaymer and the 18th hole. This was the moment. No other player, no spectator, none of the many millions watching…
What’s blue and yellow and excites nobody?
Few competitions pitch the whole of Europe against the United States. The Ryder Cup began formally in 1927 as a contest between Great Britain and the US. It was expanded to include first Ireland and then…
I am woman, hear me FORE!
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The Royal and Ancient golf club in St Andrews has voted to allow women members for the first time in what could prove a major tipping point for the sport. In a ballot of 2,400 members, 85% voted in favour…
Much of Rafael Nadal’s success can be attributed to junior practice techniques.
As Rafael Nadal moves into the Australian Open semi-finals after beating Grigor Dimitrov yesterday afternoon, it’s a good opportunity to think about how he reached his champion status and compare him with…