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Grouped again on a Sunday, Xander Schauffele gets another crack at Hideki Matsuyama

KAWAGOE, Japan – For the second consecutive day, Xander Schauffele will tee off at Kasumigaseki Country Club alongside Hideki Matsuyama. Sunday’s final round, though, will be different. Schauffele was grouped with Matsuyama on Saturday and took a one-stroke lead at the Olympic men’s golf competition with a birdie at the last hole to set up […]

‘I’ve been proven wrong’: Rory McIlroy regrets ever being so skeptical about Olympics

Rory McIlroy admits he was wrong about golf in the Olympics. Five years ago at The Open Championship, McIlroy addressed his decision to not participate in golf’s long-awaited return to the Olympics at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. He didn’t mince words, either. “Honestly, I don’t think it was as difficult a decision for me […]

2021 Olympics: Tee times, pairings for final round of Olympic men’s golf competition

The scores are low, the top of the leaderboard is tight and there is one more round of Olympic golf left at Kasumigaseki Country Club. The Olympic men’s golf competition heads into Sunday’s final round with American Xander Schauffele leading at 14 under and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama just a shot back. They will play alongside England’s […]

Hideki Matsuyama wraps up second round on Saturday, sits two off the lead at Olympics

KAWAGOE, Japan – Officials raced to complete Round 2 at the Olympic men’s golf competition early Saturday as the field scrambled to get back on schedule following numerous weather delays. Hideki Matsuyama was one of 16 players to complete their second round early Saturday with a par at the last hole for a 7-under 64 […]

You’ll never guess the name of Cam Smith’s and other PGA Tour player’s haircutter

Australia’s Cameron Smith is known for donning a vibrant mullet on Tour, and for the Olympics, he’s added more spice to his hair, etching “AUS” on the side of his head.  But you’ll never guess who styles his hair … Lee Trevino.  No, not the six-time major champion. This Trevino runs a salon in Jacksonville, Florida, where […]

Carlos Ortiz’s roommate in Olympic Village packs a real punch

KAWAGOE, Japan – Some considered the athlete’s village at the Olympics an inconvenience. Not Carlos Ortiz. While most of the golfers in this week’s Olympic men’s competition opted for accommodations closer to Kasumigaseki Country Club, which is located a little over an hour from the village, a few competitors, including Ortiz, traded a lengthy commute for the […]

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