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The latest backstopping incident is on the LPGA Tour, and it doesn't look great

If you thought the "backstopping" controversy was over, think again. While things like golf's new rules, temper tantrums in bunkers, and underpaid local caddies have dominated the headlines of late, the issue remains on the PGA Tour. And now arguably the most egregious example of it has occurred on

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LPGA Tour pros embroiled in backstopping controversy

Backstopping been a controversial subject in the game of golf as of late, and this week during the Honda LPGA Thailand, an example of backstopping occurred that has left many golf fans on social media irate, primarily for what happened directly after the incident.

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Video: Dustin Johnson Just Hit The Best Shot Of The Tournament

On Saturday afternoon, the world’s best golfers were back on the course at Club De Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City for the WGC-Mexico Championship. Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, among others, headlined the event.

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Aaron Baddeley shoots 66 to take Puerto Rico Open lead

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Aaron Baddeley shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club to take the third-round lead in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.

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PGA Tour pro gets burned (literally) by the new shorts policy

Well, that didn't take long. One day after the PGA Tour announced a new rule allowing its players to wear shorts during practice rounds and pro-ams, Ben Crane got burned by the policy. Literally.

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Dustin Johnson overcomes tree trouble for 4-shot lead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Dustin Johnson watched a six-shot lead shrink to two before putting together enough birdies Saturday for a 5-under 66 and a four-shot lead over Rory McIlroy in the Mexico Championship.

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PGA Tour Golf on TV Today (Saturday, Feb. 23): Third Round

The 2019 World Golf Championships (WGC) Mexico Championship golf tournament kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday, Feb. 24. The PGA Tour golf tournament takes place at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City, Mexico, and features such golfing greats as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

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LPGA Star Jessica Korda's BF Johnny DelPrete Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Former Web.com Tour golfer Johnny DelPrete was arrested Friday morning in Florida on a charge of soliciting prostitution as part of the same statewide investigation into sex trafficking that led to charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

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PGA Tour pro barely makes early tee time after red-eye flight, still shoots under par

While the world's best golfers tee it up at the WGC-Mexico Championship this week, the world's next-best golfers are playing in Puerto Rico. But one player nearly missed the PGA Tour opposite-field event because of travel issues. And he wound up having quite the tale to tell.

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Tiger Woods score: Faulty putter sends him tumbling down WGC-Mexico Championship leaderboard

It all looked so promising for so long, but Tiger Woods shot about the most deflating 1-under 70 that has ever been shot in the third round of the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship. Woods is now he's too far back of leader Dustin Johnson to have any inkling of hope on Sunday. Here's a detailed look at hi

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Curse Tony Romo for agreeing to play in PGA Tour's Byron Nelson| Opinion

For a guy who has gotten pretty good at making the right call as a TV analyst, Tony Romo blew it when he accepted a sponsor’s exemption Tuesday to play in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson in May.

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Lee Elder is named the 2019 Bob Jones Award winner, the first African American to earn the USGA's highest honor

SAN ANTONIO — Lee Elder, who spent much of his life being a golf trailblazer, is set to make history once again. This summer, the 84-year-old will become the first African American to be awarded the USGA’s Bob Jones Award, the association’s highest honor.

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Tony Romo receives sponsor exemption to play in PGA Tour event

Tony Romo is all-in on upping his golf game. It's a career he once justifiably put on hold to ensure his focus on being the best quarterback he could be for the Dallas Cowboys remained unwavering, but now two full seasons removed from that role and having more time to dedicate to the links, he's alr

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The PGA Tour needs to hurry up and punish players like J.B. Holmes

J.B. Holmes picked up his first PGA Tour victory since 2015 on Sunday when he fought off Justin Thomas to win the Genesis Open at famed Riviera CC in Los Angeles. But all that anyone wanted to talk about, both during, and after the final round was how dreadfully slow Holmes played. The criticisms we

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WATCH: This epic fairway bunker shot is vintage Tiger

Though Tiger Woods had an unfortunate start to his opening round at the WGC-Mexico, the Big Cat bounced back in a big way in Round 2, carding six birdies and a lone bogey en route to a round of five-under-par 66.

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Phil Mickelson’s glorious calves, J.B. Holmes’ glacial pace, and one tour pro's creative way to combat slow play

Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we're impressed by the power of Golf Twitter. Within a matter of days, Matt Kuchar was shamed into paying an extra $45,000 to the caddie who helped him win in November, and J.B. Holmes was shamed into, well, nothing actually. But boy, did he get roasted

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Slow play on PGA Tour: Problem of policy or implementation?

MEXICO CITY – Pace of play at the game’s top echelon is an issue, again, because social media said so. Armchair rules officials with quick fingers on the stopwatch marched from the electronic woodwork on Sunday as J.B. Holmes inched his way around Riviera Country Club to his fifth PGA Tour victory.

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PGA Tour players rejoice decision to allow shorts during practice rounds

The PGA Tour announced on Monday that it will allow players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds effective immediately. As instantaneous as that decision was, the reaction from pros was just as quick.

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PGA Tour to allow shorts during practice, pro-am rounds

Just in time for spring, the PGA Tour is making a move toward warm weather wear, allowing players to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds, effective immediately. The Tour made the announcement Monday, with the change already posted in the locker room at Coco Beach Golf and Country Club, sit

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WGC-Mexico Championship: This PGA Tour stat could predict success this week at Chapultepec

In the two years the WGC-Mexico Championship has been contested over the Club de Golf Chapultepec layout, the ability to get up and down after missing the green has been one of the key PGA Tour stats portending success at the course. In the inaugural playing of the event in 2017, Dustin Johnson conv

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