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Night at Haggin Oaks driving range: A shot in the dark

Placed on tees by an unseen, automated machine, the white balls pop up through small openings in the green practice mats, their dimpled surfaces a study of shadows under the stadium lighting. A chorus of whoosh-thwack echoes through Haggin Oaks’ driving range, where a handful of night owls and a security guard occupy the largely desolate facility.

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Scott returns to make amends at Australian Open

Adam Scott has confirmed he will return to Sydney for the Australian Open in November with the intent of making amends for his final-hole disappointment last year. Scott's return is a major coup for organizers after world number one Rory McIlroy committed to returning to defend his title at The Australian Golf Club from November 27-30. McIlroy snatched the Stonehaven Cup from Scott at the final hole last year, depriving Scott of a rare "triple crown" of Australian titles after he won the...

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Pres. Bush accepts Rory's ice bucket challenge

It was only a matter of time before the Presidents were brought in, and with four nominations, including one from Rory McIlory, former U.S. President George W. Bush finally accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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The finish line is in sight on the PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam. Next up is the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. ''So I'm going to put everything into that.'' The FedEx Cup playoffs get underway Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club with The Barclays, the first of four tournaments in which the field size will be reduced each week until 30 players reach the finale at East Lake for the Tour Championship. He is the top seed at...

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Bubba says skipping long-drive contest was 'selfish'

Masters champion Bubba Watson would like to have a mulligan at the PGA Championship, and not just on the golf course. ''You've got to learn from your mistakes,'' Watson said Tuesday. ''You learn from being selfish instead of looking at the bigger picture in life.''

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Rory looks to continue hot streak with playoff run

Rory McIlroy is coming off three straight victories, and they were big ones -- the British Open, a World Golf Championship and the PGA Championship. He is No. 1 in the world and starting to separate himself from the rest of golf. And he's not interested in getting off this amazing run.

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