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  • Tiger Woods speaks during a news conference at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, March 24, 2014. Woods discussed a deal through 2017 for his tournament to be called the Quicken Loans National to be played at Congressional in Bethesda, Md., in June. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Woods: ‘Still too soon’ to know if fit for MastersMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away. “For Augusta, it’s actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you,” Woods said Monday at a news conference to announce that Quicken Loans is the new title sponsor of his golf tournament. “That’s kind of the frustrating thing about this.”

  • Undercover horse-racing video tough to watch — but absolutely necessary Mar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    People in the horse racing industry often say they wish they would get more coverage, more publicity. Well, ready or not, here it comes, and it’s most definitely not the type of pub they were hoping for.

  • Robert Garrigus hits his tee shot on the 11th hole Saturday during the third round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla.

    Garrigus’ lead down to 1 at ValsparMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Robert Garrigus missed two short putts on the back nine and had to settle for a 1-under 70 and a one-shot lead Saturday in the Valspar Championship.

  • Langer leads Toshiba ClassicMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bernhard Langer maintained a two-stroke lead Saturday in the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic, making four birdies in a late five-hole stretch for a 5-under 66. Langer, the 2008 winner, had a 13-under 129 total at Newport Beach Country Club.

  • Former USA Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III worked with Bob Spence to help create Kinderlou Forest golf, a 10-year-old course in Valdosta, Ga., as part of his Love Golf Design team.

    Ex-Kemper Lakes pro takes Georgia course to a new levelMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Kemper Lakes pro Bob Spence wants to take Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta, Ga., to a new level, and Len Ziehm checks in with Spence, who has spent 60 years as a golf pro, about his stunning 18-hole course.

  • Patrick Reed and his wife, Justine, kiss The Gene Sarazen trophy after Reed won the Cadillac Championship golf tournament Sunday.

    Patrick Reed on a roll, wins a Cadillac ChampionshipMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Patrick Reed felt he belongs among the best in the world. He beat them all Sunday in the Cadillac Championship. Dressed in a red shirt that he always wears in the final round — with Tiger Woods in the group ahead of him — Reed made back-to-back birdies early on the front nine to build a big lead and showed off a great short game when the pressure was building on the new Blue Monster at Doral.

  • Chesson Hadley of the U.S. chips from the rough of the 13th hole during the third round of the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Chesson Hadley leads Puerto Rico OpenMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chesson Hadley took the third-round lead Saturday in the Puerto Rico Open, shooting a 5-under 67 in windy conditions at Trump International. Making his 13th PGA Tour start, the 26-year-old Hadley had four birdies in an early five-hole stretch and also birdied the par-4 14th in wind gusting to 25 mph.

  • Patrick Reed shows his ball after making birdie on the 11th hole during the third round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Doral, Fla.

    Reed builds 2-shot lead at Doral; Tiger in the mixMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Patrick Reed turned his game around in four holes Saturday and wound up with a 3-under 69 in much tamer conditions at Doral, giving him a two-shot lead at the Cadillac Championship going into a final round that will prominently feature Tiger Woods for the first time this year.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

    Coach Q would love to go for the gold somedayFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    OK, so, if Hawks coach Joel Quenneville can’t be the head coach of Team Canada, at least the guy should have a spot behind the bench in some capacity, right? More than deserves it.

  • 30-foot net won’t cut it at golf courseFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Kawalek is mystified how the Mount Prospect Park District can plan to build a new driving range with only 30-foot netting, after insisting it needed 75-foot nets.

  • The 1988 PGA Championship winner, Jeff Sluman of Hinsdale, will headline the 31st Chicago Golf Show this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

    Sluman returns for 31st Chicago Golf ShowFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 31st Chicago Golf Show makes its return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont for a three-day run that begins on Friday, and the event will feature Jeff Sluman, the Champions Tour veteran from Hinsdale, along with more than 400 exhibitors. Len Ziehm has more in his golf column.

  • The Mount Prospect Park District has received bids for a new maintenance building at the Mount Prospect Golf Course.

    Mt. Prospect park board to look at golf work bidsFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District has opened bids for the first phase of an ambitious renovation project at the Mount Prospect Golf Course, but commissioners aren't expected to take action on them until mid-March.

  •  Steve John, CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and tournament director of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, stands beneath a photograph of Clint Eastwood Friday in Pebble Beach, Calif. John was choking on a piece of cheese at a volunteer party when Eastwood gave him the Heimlech maneuver.

    Clint Eastwood saves golf director from choking Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    “I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes,” Eastwood said. “It looked bad.”

  •  KemperSports management will soon take over operations at Cantigny Golf Club in Wheaton, bringing 16 Chicago area courses under the KemperSports umbrella. Cantigny will celebrate its 25th year this season.

    KemperSports ready to run Cantigny Golf Club Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite the snow and cold, there has been plenty of activity on the Chicago area golf scene, and Len Ziehm has updates on some key pros moving to new courses as well as KemperSports taking over management of Cantigny.

  • Jordan Troutman of Aurora treks through the snow toward the 10th green Sunday at Springbrook Golf Course in Naperville. Troutman was part a group maintaining a 28-year tradition of playing golf on Super Bowl Sunday regardless of the weather.

    Super Bowl golfing tradition continues in Naperville Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    With temperatures in the teens and no less than 5 inches of fresh snow on the ground, a group of 11 golfers hit the links Sunday at Springbrook Golf Club in Naperville to keep a tradition nearly 30 years old. This Super Bowl Sunday golf outing began in 1986 when friends gathered to watch the Chicago Bears take on the New England Patriots and decided it would be a great idea to do some golfing before the game.

  • According to Mike Spellman, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning won’t be walking out of MetLife Stadium with a second Super Bowl trophy.

    Anybody else done with brrrrutal weather? Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mike Spellman gives his take from around the world of sports.

  •  Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot at the 16th hole during the second round of the Phoenix Open Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Mickelson makes it to weekend in Phoenix Open Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    A week after withdrawing from Torrey Pines because of back pain, Mickelson shot a 4-under 67 in his afternoon round Friday at cool and breezy TPC Scottsdale. The defending champion was eight strokes behind leaders Bubba Watson and Matt Jones.

  •  Mundelein’s Derek Parola, left, drives to the hoop against Grant’s Steve Dunning.

    Persistence paying off for Mundelein’s Parola Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Derek Parola is a classic case study in persistence. He could have quit basketball after playing just four minutes a game last year so that he could concentrate on his best sports, golf and baseball. But he stuck around, and now he's arguably the best 3-point shooter in Lake County.

  • KemperSports of Northbrook has been selected to manage Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.

    Northbrook’s KemperSports to manage Cantigny Golf Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northbrook-based KemperSports has been selected to manage Cantigny Golf in Wheaton. Owned by the Cantigny Foundation, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundations, the 27-hole golf course is widely recognized as one of the finest public courses in the Chicago area.

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