Trump says golf is his ‘primary form of exercise.’ We talked to an expert about how effective that is.

A golf bag with President Trump’s name on it is about to be loaded on to Air Force One at Glasglow Prestwick Airport in Scotland on Sunday. (Jeff Mason/Reuters) President Trump did something unusual last weekend. It was not that he played golf on both days; he has done that on 31 of the 78 weekends he has been in office, by our count. It was he admitted he was playing golf. Trump was in Scotland, spending a few days at the Trump Organization property at Turnberry in between meetings with…

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Brittany Lincicome Will Play Golf Against the Men: Where’s the Fuss?

The lack of resistance to Lincicome, an eight-time L.P.G.A. Tour winner with two major titles, seems to reflect the overall gains made by women in the sporting arena since 2003. The signs of progress — equal prize money in tennis Grand Slam events, Danica Patrick leading the Indianapolis 500 on the way to a fourth-place finish, Kelly Kulick and Liz Johnson winning Pro Bowlers Association Tour events, Becky Hammon coaching in the N.B.A. — are everywhere. “I think a lot of the younger guys think that what Brittany is doing…

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The Beauty of Carnoustie Is Ugly Golf

Carnoustie, Scotland There are British Open courses that sit dramatically on stretches of coastline, like Turnberry. There are some nestled in picturesque towns like St. Andrews. Then there is this year’s host, Carnoustie Golf Links, which opened before the invention of photographic film and still doesn’t suit the lens of a camera. “It’s… Source link

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Zach Johnson hails British Open as ‘purest form of golf we have’

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – The ninth hole at Carnoustie was a little backed up early Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Moore was standing there by himself while Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner putted on the eighth green, figuring out the intricacies ahead of the 147th British Open. Moore was still standing there when Johnson approached and flashed two fingers. “Sorry, got two. We’re full,” Johnson said. Moore laughed and they started to talk shop while waiting on the tee, with Johnson flipping through yardage books and talking club selection, clearly enjoying the challenge…

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How to speak golf commentator at the Open

What a singular breed they are, these men and women of televised golf.  Hushed and whispering from behind a bush, or striding informatively up  the 4th fairway, or stretched out expansively in their chat suite  while something happens with a hologram, the broadcasters, pundits and  presenters of golf live a grand old life, and they have a language all  of their own.  Here are some of the phrases to keep an eye out for on  this week’s coverage…  “Let’s check it out with our birdie in the sky”  Heralds the…

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Marcia Chambers, 78, Who Exposed Discrimination in Golf, Dies

Marcia Chambers, a longtime legal affairs reporter who in the 1990s turned to writing groundbreaking articles and a book that examined discrimination against women and black people at private golf clubs, died on Friday at a hospital in New Haven. She was 78. Barbara Marks, a close friend, said the cause was complications of uterine leiomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Ms. Chambers’s tenacity while covering criminal justice for The New York Times and The Associated Press proved helpful when she began writing about golf, mostly for Golf…

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The ignored golf star who wants and hates your attention

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Brooks Koepka had just finished his pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday in advance of this week’s 147th British Open and, for the enigmatic and painfully low-key Koepka, it qualified as a particularly enlightening and engaging session. When it was over, The Post asked Koepka why, after winning the last two US Opens, including last month at Shinnecock, he chose to skip opportunities to embark on the publicity tours that major championship winners generally take, including national late-night TV show appearances. “If I could not come in here,…

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The British Open, and More, Brings the Golf Spotlight to Scotland

Every few years in Scotland, the British Open unfolds right after the Scottish Open, giving golfers time to prepare for the major and providing fans some of the world’s best golf in tournaments only miles apart in Carnoustie and East Lothian. “It’s absolutely huge for Scotland that we have these two events back to back and so close to each other on some of the world’s best links golf courses,” said David Connor, golf public relations manager at VisitScotland. The Scottish Open, which was won by Brandon Stone of South…

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How Stacy Lewis is paving the way for mothers in professional golf

Golfing superstar Stacy Lewis, who is six months pregnant with her first child, said her sport often forces women to choose between a steady paycheck and starting a family. She want to see that change, and is paving the way for mothers and female athletes. Lewis has spent most of her career winning. She boasts 12 tour victories, including two major championships, and is considered one of the best talents of her generation. She has thrived at a game normally considered a solo sport — but now, she’s hardly alone. “I…

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Marcia Chambers, whose Golf Digest series on gender and race discrimination in golf hastened change, has died

Marcia Chambers, a Golf Digest contributor who was on the leading edge of writing about gender and race discrimination in golf, died last Friday at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Conn. She was 78. Chambers, a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for her series of Golf Digest articles dealing with gender and race discrimination in golf. She initially was asked to address discrimination against women in private clubs, but that was tabled when Shoal Creek and its…

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