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Interview
December 1st, 2012

USGA Set To Ban Anchored Putters

The USGA is expected to ban long-handled putters. It’s a serious matter for the sport, but Bill turns to Bill Pennington of the New York Times to chat about the proposed ban’s more lighthearted implications.

Commentary
October 17th, 2012

Mickelson’s Miss And Manning’s Score(s)

During halftime of the Chargers-Broncos game on Monday, Phil Mickelson tried to hit a $1 million shot for charity…and missed. The crowd booed, but may have done so too soon: the Chargers allowed 35 unanswered points in the second half. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on what can happen when golf, charity, the NFL, and karma collide.

Interview
September 29th, 2012

Ryder Cup Draws Golf Fans To Illinois

The Ryder Cup golf tournament is underway, but is anyone watching? John Feinstein, who writes about golf for the ‘Washington Post’ and ‘Golf Digest,’ talks through the tournament’s history of ups and downs.

Interview
July 21st, 2012

British Open: A Different Champ Would Be More Of The Same

In the past 15 major golf championships, there have been 15 different winners. Will the British Open break the streak? Christopher Clarey of The New York Times joins the show to discuss the streak and his 15 years covering the Open Championship.

News Item
June 16th, 2012

Andy Zhang: A Youngster Takes On The U.S. Open

14-year-old Andy Zhang had a rough start to his first US Open. He triple bogeyed the first hole and did only slightly better on the next four. But, the youngest ever qualifier for the tournament soon settled down. Bill Littlefield has the story.

Commentary
June 9th, 2012

A Hole-In-One For Pat Summitt

Former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has early-onset dementia. She retired in April. Nonetheless, Summitt has added yet another athletic achievement to her resume. This time on the golf course. Bill Littlefield explains.

Interview
May 19th, 2012

10,000 Hours To Golf Stardom

Prior to April 2010, Dan McLaughlin had never played a full round of golf. Today he has a single-digit handicap. With 10,000 hours of practice, he hopes to make the PGA Tour. Bill Littlefield talks with the golfer and Alan Bastable, who profiled him for Golf Magazine.

In-Depth
May 19th, 2012

Ken Green: Champion Golfer And Amputee

Over the past three years, pro golfer Ken Green has lost his brother, his longtime girlfriend, his son, his dog, and much of his right leg. But he’s still playing golf. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter has the story.

Commentary
April 20th, 2012

The Good, The Bad, And The Indicted

Roger Clemens went before Congress and said he never used steroids. But many people think he lied about that. Now he’s on trial for perjury. Jack Nicklaus also went before Congress, but for a different reason. Bill Littlefield explores the story.

April 7th, 2012

‘The Big Miss’ By Hank Haney

Hank Haney coached Tiger Woods for six years. His recent book, “The Big Miss,” discusses his time with Woods. Haney referred to himself as “one of Tiger’s many enablers.”

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