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What’s Justin Leonard up to? The ’99 Country Club hero is diving back into golf

By: Dylan Dethier June 15, 2022 Justin Leonard was the hero of the 1999 Ryder Cup. Getty Images The 1999 Ryder Cup hero is on the phone from his home in Aspen, Colo. Dylan Dethier: Colorado? That’s not a place a lot of golfers necessarily end up. Justin Leonard: It’s not. Back in 2015, when …

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What I learned following Rory McIlroy’s final US Open practice round

Rory McIlroy is among the favorites this week at The Country Club. Getty Images Welcome to Play Smart, a game-improvement column that drops every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Game Improvement Editor Luke Kerr-Dineen (who you can follow on Twitter right here). Rory McIlroy was the first player off on the final day before the …

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This sneaky path to The Country Club led to much more than just a golf course

By: Josh Sens June 15, 2022 The Country Club, top, borders Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course. google earth This article is an updated version of a story that originally appeared on GOLF.com in 2012. Unlike Groucho Marx, I would like to belong to a lot of clubs that would not have me as a …

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6 turf-care problems that golf courses face — and how the USGA can help

By: Josh Sens June 15, 2022 Golf courses, especially in the Northeast, have their hands full managing everything from tree shade and rocky soil to climate swings and elevation changes Getty Images The Country Club, in Brookline, Mass., host of this week’s US Open, is a rarefied place. But in some respects, it’s also emblematic …

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How The Country Club is building a legacy that’s about more than just golf

By: Jessica Marksbury June 15, 2022 Alicia Adamson (left) and a fellow staffer serve food from The Country Club at Brookline Teen Center’s Thursday night Supper Club. Courtesy of Alicia Adamson Kristen LaCount, general manager and COO of The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. — the iconic host of this week’s US Open — has …

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Players are being asked about ‘legacy’. You can find it in St. Andrews

By: Sean Zak June 14, 2022 The R&A World Golf Museum currently has a Seve Ballesteros exhibit on display. Sean Zak The most popular word emanating from the golf world this week is … legacy. And boy is it a complicated one. Rory McIlroy says he’s still adding to his legacy. Jon Rahm believes the …

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Nunez joins Liverpool: Can Darwin be the evolution of Mane for the Reds?

There has been a lot of talk about the money Liverpool are investing in Darwin Nunez. The Uruguay striker arrives at Anfield for a fee that will likely end up surpassing their previous club record of £75million spent on Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in January 2018. Benfica confirmed on Monday they had agreed to …

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