Once again the greats of professional golf are teeing it up in the annual 3M Championship at the TPC in Blaine. Celebrating its 22 year in the Twin Cities, the tournament will draw huge crowds to both its tournament play and team competition featuring golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
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Jonas Blixt, highly ranked professional golfer, talks about his favorite golf course and playing the game growing up.
Highlights from the 10th annual Federated Challenge at Interlachen Country Club. Click the link above to go to the Podcast Page!
Golfers like Roosevelt Elliott are returning to tee it up on Hiawatha Golf Course in Minneapolis. “Really, really excited,” Elliot said. “I couldn’t wait to get out here because I wanted to get some exercise. I’ve been chipping and putting, you know, for the past month or so.”
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Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.
A historic Twin Cities golf course reopens Saturday after a two-year hiatus. It’s been closed for a $12 million renovation, according to Ramsey County’s Park and Recreation’s Jon Oyanagi.
Known as the oldest golf tournament in the world, the 143rd British Open is currently underway. A winner will be awarded the trophy on Sunday, July 20th.
No one crushes golf balls in style like John Daly.
Walk onto Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. and you can practically feel the history rising up from the bentgrass. Opened in 1929, Keller was a regular stop on the professional tours through the 1960s and even hosted the 1932 and 1954 PGA Championships, and players like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and many of the greats. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said. “And all the legends of golf that played here year after year after year.”
What a great time in the Brainerd Lakes area!
The Theodore Wirth Golf Course in Minneapolis opened in 1916. It’s one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi River.Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. was a regular stop on the PGA Tour from the 1930s through the ’60s and hosted two PGA Championships. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is all the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said.
Jack Nicklaus will hit the links in Minnesota this summer. The sport’s all-time leader with 18 titles in the four major golf tournaments, Nicklaus will take part in the Greats of Golf Challenge.
The 114th US Open at Pinehurst has concluded and Martin Kaymer won by 8 shots (9-under). While he may have won the $8 million purse, his play didn’t speak louder than some of his opponents’ pants.
We’re visiting the golf world in this week’s That Thing You Missed, how Rory McIlroy’s messy breakup turned into success, another stroke of bad luck for Pablo Larrazabal, the newest women’s U.S. Open player is only eleven and Bubba Watson is up to his old tricks again.
This spring, there’s a new option for golf. Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center in Bloomington, Minn. will open up its new footgolf course on Saturday as a proactive approach to the declining interest in the game. In recent years, many golfers have put their clubs aside because the game isn’t easy or cheap.
Ian Baker-Finch, professional golfer and golf analyst for CBS Sports, talks about his favorite golf course.
The arrival of golf season allows us once again to hit the links with some friends, get some exercise and take in the sunshine. To help get things started, E.S.P. presents their spring golf guide.
Nick Faldo, golf legend and lead golf analyst for CBS Sports, talks about his favorite golf course.
For Minnesota’s struggling golf industry, spring can’t come soon enough. In a post-Tiger Woods world, with the U.S. losing an estimated 1 million golfers a year, course owners find themselves struggling to compete.
The Masters Golf Tournament is often called “a tradition unlike any other.” Whoever wins it this Sunday will take home a unique prize that’s been handed out for the past 65 years – the Masters green jacket. Only the 300 members or so (the exclusive list is secret) of the Augusta National Golf Club, as well as the winners of the Masters, are allowed to wear the jacket.
It’s a safe bet that many people will find any way they can to get outside on Wednesday. It’ll be windy, but our high temperatures forecasted to be in the 70s will be the warmest weather in Minnesota in six months.
Several golf courses in the metro area opened for the first time this season. are opening for the first time this season on Saturday. The Columbia Driving Range in Minneapolis was one of those to open and was a popular place for some folks to enjoy the weather.
When he’s not busy bringing Sexy Back, chances are, you may find Justin Timberlake indulging in one of his favorite pastimes — at the golf course.