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Phil Mickleson uses a rangefinder at the PGA Championship golf tournament. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

How far away are professional golfers from accepting rangefinders in competition?

How psychological factors may have influenced the opinions about the use of rangefinders during the 2021 PGA championships.
Teenager Alex Weber and friends collected nearly 40,000 golf balls hit into the ocean from a handful of California golf courses. Alex Weber

A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean

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.
Geese are becoming a serious problem on golf courses in the Western Cape and need active management. Richard Gie

How to keep geese off golfing greens

Geese droppings on golf courses are a source of great irritation for golfers . They are now calling for the birds to be properly managed.
What’s blue and yellow and excites nobody? EPA

Could the Ryder Cup spark an outpouring of European-ness?

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…
Much of Rafael Nadal’s success can be attributed to junior practice techniques. Flickr/Carine06

Different strokes: how Rafael and Tiger hit the top of their games

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…

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