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14hJohnette Howard

Happy 50th, John Daly, and thanks for these memories

He burst onto the scene by winning the 1991 PGA Championship and has kept us entertained ever since. On his 50th birthday, we salute John Daly for his outrageous and fascinating career.

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14hBob Harig

Quick 9: Why can't the top two tours get along?

Rory's tour choice, Tiger's tough decision and possibly the greatest tweet of all time (at least from someone age 80 or older): Bob Harig has it all covered in this week's Quick 9.

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DFS Golf: Zurich Classic expert picks

Our expert panel fills you in on which golfers need to be in your DFS lineup for the Zurich Classic.

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PGA DFS Marketplace: Zurich Classic

Which golfers should be in your daily fantasy golf lineups for the Zurich Classic? Fantasy Golf Insider's Zach Turcotte forecasts his best values on the market for the week's event.

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Troon to deal with male-only rule after The Open

Royal Troon will definitely not be a mixed gender club before hosting this year's Open Championship, although the club is on course to vote on the controversial issue by the end of the year.

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Hoffman birdies final hole to win Texas Open

Charley Hoffman seemed to own everything at the Valero Texas Open -- except a win. That changed Sunday, when he birdied the 72nd hole to hold off Patrick Reed by a shot for the victory.

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McIlroy opts to play Open de France

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will miss the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this summer by playing at the 100th Open de France.

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6dWright Thompson

The Secret History of Tiger Woods

The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- is the tale of how Tiger lost his way.

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Thompson's cover story on Tiger Woods' past

Deputy editor Ty Wenger and senior editor Paul Kix talk with senior writer Wright Thompson on his latest cover story on Tiger Woods' secret life after his father's passing. Excerpts are read by deputy editor Otto Strong.

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Wie (neck) withdraws from Swinging Skirts

Michelle Wie withdrew because of neck spasms after playing 15 holes on Sunday in the last round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at the Lake Merced Golf Club.

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Bryan captures second Web.com title of 2016

Wesley Bryan won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title of the year by shooting a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.

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Oosthuizen cites schedule, pulls out of Olympics

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa won't be taking part in golf's return to the Olympics this year, the third major champion to withdraw in the last week as the deadline nears to confirm participat

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Spieth still catching flack about Masters on vaca with friends (1:33)
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DeChambeau: Masters was something I will never forget (1:33)
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Van de Velde to make Senior debut at Carnoustie

Seventeen years after his infamous meltdown at Carnoustie, Jean van de Velde will return to the Scottish course when he makes his Senior Tour debut in July.

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R&A announce 9-hole event to precede Open

Thirty amateur players will contest a 9-hole event at Royal Troon on the eve of this year's Open Championship as part of efforts to boost participation in the sport.

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Is Paige Spiranac an 'innovator'?

The golfer graced the cover of Golf Digest's Futurists issue as one of their "Innovators and Influencers of 2016." Anya Alvarez, a pro golfer, says Spiranac's looks are the focus, rather than her golf game. Truly new?

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Yesterday was the registration deadline for the upcoming U.S. Open and the final number of entrants totaled 9,877 -- exactly five fewer than last year. Maybe those five were scared off by the prospect of playing Oakmont CC, widely regarded as one of the world's toughest golf courses.

John Daly ... renaissance man?

He burst onto the scene by winning the 1991 PGA Championship and has kept us entertained ever since. On his 50th birthday, we salute Daly for his outrageous and fascinating career. Majors to music to meltdowns

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Kevin Maguire Golf 

World No. 1 Jason Day showing his brief break from tournament golf isn't hurting him, especially his putter. Through eight holes, the Aussie has drained nearly 100 feet of putts (99 feet, 7 inches to be exact) with four birdies and no bogeys. He's a shot off Brian Stuard's lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

John Daly turns 50 years old today. The two-time major champion immediately becomes eligible for PGA Tour Champions -- aka, the senior tour -- and will tee it up in his first event next week. Daly should provide a much-needed spark for a circuit that desperately needs one.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Excited to see John Daly on the senior circuit. It needs some identity. Some spark. Nicklaus didn't even know the tour's new name last week.