Spieth Is Rounding Back Into Form

Posted by Perry Lefko on Feb 14, 2017 10:40:32 AM

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Some random thoughts for the golf world:

Jordan Spieth looks be to be back in form from two years ago after a somewhat disappointing season in 2016.

His four-stroke win in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was stunning, if only because he came into Sunday’s final round with a resounding six-shot lead and essentially had to play cautiously or, according to his caddie’s suggestion, “boring golf.”

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Rookie Proves He Is Rahm Tough

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jan 31, 2017 9:28:40 AM

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As Jon Rahm made a 60-foot putt from off the fringe to register an eagle on the final hole of the Farmers Insurance Open – a shot that would lead to his first PGA Tour victor – did you notice the brand name of the ball? It was a TaylorMade TP5x.

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The Sports World Is Abuzz About Tiger Woods

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jan 26, 2017 2:04:36 PM

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The news about Tiger Woods attempting to return to competitive golf on a regular basis, coupled with the equipment he is using, are generating a huge buzz in the industry and, to an even bigger extent, the mainstream sports world.

When one of the greatest stars of this generation is coming back after what was considered a possible end to his career because of injuries, combined with the fact he is 41, people take notice. This is 21 years since Woods took the golf game by storm and then went through a roller-coaster of events on and off the golf course.

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Fall Golf: The Start of the 2017 PGA Tour Season

Posted by Kristen on Nov 8, 2016 8:35:19 AM

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As the leaves start to change and the temperature begins to drop, many of us are trying to squeeze in the last few rounds of the year. However, for the pros on the PGA Tour, the season is just starting to ramp up. With 10 tournaments scheduled for the fall, there will be plenty of golf on TV to hold you over until the return of spring. This week we take a look at these early-season tournaments and how they may affect the rest of the PGA Tour season.

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The FedExCup Playoffs All Come Down To This

Posted by Kristen on Sep 20, 2016 8:36:19 AM


In most sports, everything that occurs during the season is a stepping stone, building to an exciting, grand and often lucrative finish. A championship. A way to crown the best team or individual, not just of any given weekend, but of the entire long and hard-fought season. However, for much of the history of golf, this pinnacle of achievement was lacking. Of course, the Majors were then and still remain the most important tournaments in the sport and it is unlikely that any other competition will be able to change that. But in the past, once the majors had come and gone, the golf season just petered out. Little recognition was given to the player who had performed the best day-after-day, week-after-week. Well, in 2007 that all changed.

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British Open Is One For The Ages

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jul 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Of all the four men’s Professional Golf Association Major championships, the Open, or British Open as some prefer to call it because of its history, is the best of all because of its unpredictability. If the golfers aren’t battling the course with the bunkers the size of craters and the deep rough that look like pastures, they are usually fighting the elements.

This year’s version at Royal Troon in Scotland was no different. It had a little bit of everything to challenge the golfers, yet allow for a final day that offered ideal conditions and a round for the ages.

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Greatest Open Championship Performances

Posted by Kristen on Jul 13, 2016 9:06:58 AM


With the Open Championship contested this week, all eyes will be on Royal Troon and the annual battle for the Claret Jug. The Open or British Open is the oldest of the four major championships, and the only to be contested outside the United States. First played in 1860, the event has hosted the greatest players from every era, and we wanted to examine a few of the top performances over the past 150 years.

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2016 U.S. Open Had All Kinds Of Drama From Start To Finish

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jun 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Bring on Oakmont, bring on the church pews.

That was the story going into the 2016 U.S. Open.

As if the man-made course with its myriad of narrow fairways, bunkers of all shapes and sizes and lightning greens weren’t enough of a challenge, this year the players had to deal with Mother Nature from the outset.

The first round had to be halted because of rain, followed by a re-start, which was followed by another rain delay and ultimately a postponement to the following day. Some players didn’t even have a chance to begin the round.

Thus a tournament renowned for its difficulty, in particular this course in Pittsburgh, played mental games on the players, each of them seeking to add a major win to their careers. Many of those who survived the cut had never won a major.

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When Titans Clash at the U.S. Open

Posted by Kristen on Jun 15, 2016 2:39:42 PM


The eyes of the sports world will be on Oakmont Country Club this week, as the best golfers on the planet bring their talents to the 116th playing of the U.S. Open. Industry pundits have given their expert opinions on contenders and the chatter is all about the new “Big Three.” Originally a term used to describe the triumvirate of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, the modern version consists of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Regardless of era, fans want to see drama on Sunday that involves superstars battling amongst one another on the game’s biggest stage.

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Our Top 5 Masterful Moments

Posted by Heather Plyler on Apr 6, 2016 11:18:05 AM

It’s here. 

The tradition unlike any other is finally upon us.  Dubbed the unofficial start of spring, the Masters began in 1934.  A year later, Gene Sarazen put Augusta National on the map with his notorious “shot heard ‘round the world” – a double-eagle on the par-5 15th that propelled him into the 36-hole playoff he would eventually win.

Let’s pause for a moment and let the familiar tune of Masters week raise the hairs on your arms.

Yes, the Masters and all its azalea-filled beauty is set to bloom on our television screens in a few short days. So in honor of this masterful week, the team here at LostGolfBalls put together our list of top-five Masters moments. 

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