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It was the evening before the final round of the PGA Championship and everything seemed to be aligning for Brooks Koepka to win an unprecedented third PGA Championship in a row. Brooks was just 2 shots off the lead and it appeared that the confidence was oozing. He even took a little jab at the other players he was battling at the top of the leaderboard, including Dustin Johnson.

Brooks by 50 tomorrow pic.twitter.com/LBxLN0nlTG

— Dan Hauser (@DanHauserGolf) August 9, 2020

What we didn't know at the time though, is just how different not just the final round of the PGA Championship would play out, but the next month or so of golf as well.

While Brooks came out the next day and shot a final round 74,

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Last week during the BMW Championship, it was revealed that Rory Mcllroy and his wife Erica were expecting the birth of their first child. With Erica due any day, it added a layer of intrigue to Rory's weekend rounds, knowing that the call could come at any minute and he would have to walk off the course. It would also explain his up and down play as of late as his mind was likely focused on the impending birth of his child and not golf.

On Thursday morning, Rory took to Twitter to announce that his wife gave birth to their daughter, Poppy Kennedy Mcllroy, on Monday afternoon at Jupiter Medical Center.

Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, born August 31st, 12:15pm. She is the absolute love of our lives. Mother and baby are doing great. Massive thank you

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It was just a little over a month ago when Dustin Johnson failed to break 80 in his two rounds at the Memorial before heading home. The following week he traveled to Minnesota for the 3M Open where he opened with a 78 and promptly withdrew. It seemed like DJ was playing his worst golf during at the worst time with a major and the playoffs on the horizon.

What a difference just a few weeks can make.

After a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship, Johnson arrived at The Northern Trust in Boston, the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and proceeded to lap the field. Not only did he shoot a Friday 60 that easily could have been a 55, he won the event at a nearly historical 30-under par. As if all of that wasn't enough, the win moved Dustin back

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Jack Nicklaus is already synonymous with South Florida golf. In addition to becoming one of the first professional golfers to call the area home, he has put his name behind many golf courses in the area with his design firm. The list of golf courses that he has had a hand in working on is about to grow as well thanks to a new golf community currently in the works.

The Avenir development is currently being built in the Palm Beach Gardens area on western Northlake Blvd, and Nicklaus and his design firm, Nicklaus Design, has bee picked to design the golf course that will be a centerpiece of the new community.

Nicklaus will not only be designing the new 18-hole championship golf course that will be located on the northwest portion of the sprawling

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Back in 2014, Fox changed the entire landscape of televised golf when they and the USGA came to terms on a 12-year, $1 billion deal for Fox to begin broadcasting the Men's and Women's U.S. Opens as well as other USGA events. Well, just five years into that 12-year deal, Fox has pulled the plug and ended its partnership with the USGA.

On Monday it was announced that Fox has ended their deal with the USGA and that NBC Sports and the Golf Channel would be picking up the remaining 7 years on the deal. That means that after a five-year break, NBC will once again be airing the U.S. Open.

According to reports, Fox was going to have an issue airing this year's U.S. Open had they not pulled out of their deal. Due to the U.S. Open being rescheduled to

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In this new COVID era, we are all looking for things to do that are BOTH safe, fun, and will get us out of the house. For those that enjoy playing tennis and golf, you will be happy to know that not only is it safe to do so, but it is actually one of the safest things that you can do right now outside of your house.

A recent study was conducted by four doctors in Michigan to tell people the safest, and most dangerous, activities that they can do right now. They listed activities on a scale of 1-9, with 1 being deemed the safest and 9 being the most dangerous. On the list, tennis can be found on the "1" line along with getting takeout from a restaurant. That means that, according to these doctors, tennis is considered to be the safest outdoor

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After a 91 day layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic, the PGA Tour returned this week at the Charles Schwab Challenge. And boy did it come back with a bang.

With a field of golfers that rivaled a major championship and a leaderboard to back it up, the golf god rewarded everyone for their patience over the last 3 months with a battle for the ages over the weekend, and especially Sunday. 

At one point on Sunday, just before the final group of the day teed off, there were 23 golfers within 4 shots of the lead that was held by 54-hole leader Xander Schauffele. The list of guys trying to chase him down included a who's who in the professional golf world. Gary Woodland, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Bryson

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For the first time since the PGA Tour announced a stop to its season back on March 13, tournament golf will be resuming this week.

Both the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour will resume their 2019-2020 seasons beginning on Thursday, marking the end to the 91-day layoff. The PGA Tour resumes its season on Thursday at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, while the Korn Ferry Tour will be playing the newly created Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass on the Dye's Valley Course.

The Tour has already announced that no fans will be allowed on the course for the first four events back which are the CSC, the RBC Heritage, The Travelers Championship, and the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The first event with fans permitted will be the Memorial Tournament

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On the heels of last week's charity golf event that saw Dustin Johnson, Rory Mcllroy, Rickie Fowler, and Mathew Wolff raise over $5 million dollars for Coronavirus relief efforts, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson took to the golf course Sunday to do the same, and they brought some friends with them. 

Joined by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, the four took to the links at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound and raised $20 million for COVID-19 charities. 

While Tiger and Peyton defeated Mickelson and Brady 1-up to win the match, the real winners were not just the fans at home who got to watch live golf for the second straight week, but also all the charities that will benefit from the money raised.

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A year and a half ago, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson came together on a golf course in Las Vegas to play in a one-on-one, made for TV golf event. The event, held the day after Thanksgiving, was watched by millions of people and received a mixed bag of reviews. Many expected that since the two were wearing microphones and the event was on PPV that we would get to hear a lot of back and forth banter that wouldn't normally be heard on a golf broadcast.

Well, Tiger and Phil have decided to give it another try, this time with some friends and benefiting COVID-19 relief. 

"The Match: Champions for Charity" will be a team event pairing Woods with retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning against Mickelson and Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Tom Brady. 

The

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