Bunker Mentality

  • Man sues golf club for lowering handicap

    How much is your handicap worth to you? For one golfer in Ireland, it's apparently worth €10m. In a bizarre story that, honestly, belongs in The Onion, 75-year-old golfer Thomas Talbot is suing his former club, Hermitage Golf Club, after the handicap secretary reduced his handicap by 7.7 shots between 1999 and 2004.

    As the Irish Independent reported, Talbot claimed the handicap reduction took a personal toll on him over the last six years, as friends at his former club refused to play with him and labelled him a cheat.

    The golf club claimed that based on GUI Rule 19, it had an obligation to

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  • Phil Mickelson’s tee shot ends up in fan’s shorts

    On most days, taking a golf ball in the pants is hazardous to your health and not recommended. But every once in awhile, it turns out to be good luck. Watch!

    Phil Mickelson's tee shot on 15 at Riviera Country Club for the Northern Trust Open drifted left. Way left, so far left that it caromed off a tree and ended up in the gallery. Ah, but where in the gallery, you ask? Somehow, like all good things eventually do, it ended up in someone's pants:

    Here's a question: how exactly does a golf ball end up in somebody's pants? Best-case scenario: it rebounded off the ground and caromed up his pant

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  • Five things we learned from the Northern Trust Open

    Let's be honest, we're all incredibly busy. Nobody has time to sit down and watch four rounds of golf each week -- unless, of course, you watch TV for a living, and if that's the case, please email us your number. So in an effort to condense the tournament coverage for you into a few quick hits, here are five things we learned from the Northern Trust Open.

    Phil Mickelson of the U.S. kisses his wife Amy

    Phil Mickelson is still Phil Mickelson — One week after we wondered aloud if this was the start of a special year for Phil, we got our answer in the form of a final round roller coaster ride at the Northern Trust Open that had a little bit

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  • Mickelson’s tee shot ends up in fan’s shorts

    Spectator Patrick Prendergast cheers after Mickelson gave him a signed glove

    On most days, taking a golf ball in the pants is hazardous to your health and not recommended. But every once in awhile, it turns out to be good luck. Read on!

    Phil Mickelson's tee shot on 15 at Riviera Country Club for the Northern Trust Open drifted left. Way left, so far left that it caromed off a tree and ended up in the gallery. Ah, but where in the gallery, you ask? Somehow, like all good things eventually do, it ended up in someone's pants.

    Here's a question: how exactly does a golf ball end up in somebody's pants? Best-case scenario: it rebounded off the ground and caromed up his pant

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  • Five things we learned from Pebble Beach

    Let's be honest, we're all incredibly busy. Nobody has time to sit down and watch four rounds of golf each week -- unless, of course, you watch TV for a living, and if that's the case, please email us your number. So in an effort to condense the tournament coverage for you into a few quick hits, here are five things we learned from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

    Phil Mickelson at Pebble Beach

    Phil Mickelson is back ... for at least one week — It's hard to get a read on Lefty these days. One moment he's missing half of his fairways and can't make a putt to save his life, and the next he's bringing the course to its knees

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  • Chopra hits two holes-in-one

    Every golfer dreams of a few things. A round in the 70s (or 60s for those lucky few). Playing Pebble Beach. Making a hole-in-one. But what if you could do all of those things at the same time, in the same round, twice? That's what Daniel Chopra did.

    The 38-year-old Swede was playing a practice round at the beautiful Pebble Beach Golf Links when he saw his ball on the short seventh hole disappear for an ace. Awesome, right? It gets better.

    Chopra hit a 7-iron into the 17th hole at Pebble, site of some of the most dramatic golf shots in the history of the game, and it went in the hole as well,

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  • Five things we learned from the Waste Management Open

    Kyle Stanley at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Let's be honest, we're all incredibly busy. Nobody has time to sit down and watch four rounds of golf each week - unless, of course, you watch TV for a living, and if that's the case, please email us your number. So in an effort to condense the tournament coverage for you into a few quick hits, here are five things we learned from the Waste Management Open.

    Kyle Stanley's going to be just fine - Following a tournament to forget at the Farmers Insurance Open, Stanley produced a stellar final round - firing a bogey-free 6-under 65 - performance at the Waste Management Open, coming from seven

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  • Golfer stabbed in the leg after trying to play through

    You may want to reconsider asking the foursome in front of you if you can play through the next time you're on the course.

    According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, an on-course altercation turned ugly when a threesome tried to play through a slow foursome that was holding the group up.

    After receiving instruction from the course marshal to play ahead, the group encountered a roadblock when they tried to pass the foursome. Clay Carpenter, a member of the threesome got into a war of words with the foursome, and before he knew it, he was on the ground fighting with one of the golfers.

    That's

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  • Mickelson offers to redesign Torrey Pines

    Phil Mickeslon at Torrey Pines

    Like most professional golfers, there's very little Phil Mickelson will do for free on the golf course. When you're one of the best on the planet, you expect to get paid handsomely for your time.

    However, when it comes to Torrey Pines - a course Mickelson grew up playing - he's apparently willing to make an exception. As first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, Mickelson is currently in talks with Torrey Pines and the city of San Diego to renovate the North Course for free.

    While doing the design work pro-bono might come as a surprise to some, other architects have done similar projects

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  • Lefty’s home on the market for $7 million

    Phil Mickelson's house / SusanSellsLuxury.com

    Chances are you'll never have a swing anywhere close to as good as Phil Mickelson's, but if you have $7.095 million lying around, you can at least live like the four-time Major champion.

    That multi-million dollar price tag is the current asking price for Mickelson's 9,500-square-foot, five-bedroom Tuscan-style estate in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

    If the price tag hasn't scared you off yet, you should also know the estate has some nice additions, including putting green and a swimming pool.

    As far as what's inside the house, here's a brief rundown:

    -- The single-level floor plan

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