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Golf-PGA of America scrubs Grand Slam of Golf

Golf-PGA of America scrubs Grand Slam of Golf

March 16 (Reuters) – The elite PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together the winners of the season's four majors, will be discontinued, the PGA of America said on Wednesday.

The 36-hole stroke-play event, launched in 1979, ultimately proved too difficult to fit in the busy golf landscape & was moreover proving difficult to attract fans, TV viewership & media interest, according to the PGA of America.

Last year's Grand Slam of Golf was due to be played at a Donald Trump-owned course yet was scrapped after controversial comments Trump made approximately undocumented Mexican immigrants as he launched his Republican candidacy for U.S. president.

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Putting method gaining popularity, warrants a caution

Putting method gaining popularity, warrants a caution

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Ian Poulter & Kevin Chappell played together at the Deutsche Bank Championship, & their birdie putts on the par-5 second hole during the second round were significant mainly because of how they read the greens.

Both use AimPoint Express, only Poulter had to do without on this occasion. He was just under 20 feet away. Chappell was approximately 12 feet away, & his marker was in the line of where Poulter ordinarily would have straddled the line of his own putt to feel the slope of the green.

''I thought it may go right-to-left, yet I couldn't tell until I hit it that I picked the wrong line,'' Poulter said.

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Putting method gaining popularity, warrants a caution

Putting method gaining popularity, warrants a caution

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Ian Poulter & Kevin Chappell played together at the Deutsche Bank Championship, & their birdie putts on the par-5 second hole during the second round were significant mainly because of how they read the greens.

Both use AimPoint Express, only Poulter had to do without on this occasion. He was just under 20 feet away. Chappell was approximately 12 feet away, & his marker was in the line of where Poulter ordinarily would have straddled the line of his own putt to feel the slope of the green.

''I thought it may go right-to-left, yet I couldn't tell until I hit it that I picked the wrong line,'' Poulter said.

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Putting method gaining popularity, warrants a caution

Putting method gaining popularity, warrants a caution

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Ian Poulter & Kevin Chappell played together at the Deutsche Bank Championship, & their birdie putts on the par-5 second hole during the second round were significant mainly because of how they read the greens.

Both use AimPoint Express, only Poulter had to do without on this occasion. He was just under 20 feet away. Chappell was approximately 12 feet away, & his marker was in the line of where Poulter ordinarily would have straddled the line of his own putt to feel the slope of the green.

''I thought it may go right-to-left, yet I couldn't tell until I hit it that I picked the wrong line,'' Poulter said.

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Grand Slam of Golf canceled by PGA for this year

Grand Slam of Golf canceled by PGA for this year

(Reuters) – The elite PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together the winners of the season's four majors, has been scrapped for this year due to venue complications, the PGA of America said on Thursday.

The 36-hole stroke-play event had initially been scheduled for Oct. 20-21 at Donald Trump's National course in Los Angeles yet those plans were abandoned in July following a mutual agreement between Trump & the PGA of America.

Trump had been criticized for controversial comments he made approximately undocumented immigrants from Mexico while he launched his Republican candidacy for U.S. president, & plans were made by the PGA at that time to seek out a different venue.

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PGA cancels Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National in LA

PGA cancels Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National in LA

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America will not hold its Grand Slam of Golf for the major champions this year.

The 36-hole exhibition was supposed to be played in October at Trump National in Los Angeles. The PGA & Donald Trump agreed that it would move away from Trump's course after he received criticism for his remarks approximately Mexican immigrants while launching his candidacy for U.S. president.

The PGA had been looking for a replacement golf course with suitable dates. But on Thursday the PGA announced it would cancel the event because of the timing & logistics required to stage the exhibition at the ''highest standards.''

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The final major, a different set of stars

The final major, a different set of stars

Tiger Woods started the year with high hopes & a clean bill of health. Rory McIlroy was the undisputed No. 1 player in the world, the winner of back-to-back majors & the overwhelming favorite to complete the career Grand Slam at the Masters & expand his trophy case of majors.

The landscape looks so much different going into the final major.

The focus at the PGA Championship, especially at Whistling Straits, starts with the two players who have attracted the most attention in the majors this year – Jordan Spieth because he is winning them, Dustin Johnson because he is not.

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Tiger's schedule depends on PGA Championship

Tiger's schedule depends on PGA Championship

Tiger Woods took a pass on playing an opposite-field event this week in Nevada, meaning his season could end next week at the PGA Championship.

Or maybe not.

Woods floated the idea of playing the Wyndham Championship the week after the PGA Championship, which is the final regular PGA Tour event for players to obtain into the top 125 & qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods tied for 18th at the Quicken Loans National last week, though that was only enough for him to move up a whopping 12 spots to No. 185.

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Tiger's schedule depends on PGA Championship

Tiger's schedule depends on PGA Championship

Tiger Woods took a pass on playing an opposite-field event this week in Nevada, meaning his season could end week at the PGA Championship.

Or maybe not.

Woods floated the idea of playing the Wyndham Championship the week after the PGA Championship, which is the final regular PGA Tour event for players to obtain into the top 125 & qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods tied for 18th at the Quicken Loans National last week, though that was only enough for him to move up a whopping 12 spots to No. 185.

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No guarantees Spieth will ever get another chance

No guarantees Spieth will ever obtain another chance

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If that's the best measure, this sobering piece of history might make Jordan Spieth feel even worse.

No one ever received another chance.

Dating to 1960, when Arnold Palmer hatched the modern version of the Grand Slam on his way to St. Andrews, no one came closer to the third leg than Spieth. He was tied for the lead with two holes to play. Two pars would have been enough for a playoff. A par & a birdie would have sent golf into hysteria.

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