• Rahm could take FedExCup and Race to Dubai
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    Rahm could take FedExCup and Race to Dubai

    ATLANTA – Jon Rahm watched last year’s Tour Championship on television, just three months removed from his college career and bound for the PGA Tour following top-5 finishes at the Quicken Loans National and RBC Canadian Open. That he enters this week’s finale fifth on the playoff points list is a testament to how well the Spaniard has played his first full year as a professional. That he also has a chance to win the European Tour’s season-long race is amazing, even to Rahm. “If I ever get to do it, it will be a really special moment,” said Rahm, who is third on the Continent’s season-long points list. “But if I get to do it in my rookie year, I mean, I can't explain it. I can't explain what

  • Nintendo's hidden NES 'Golf' game on Switch is likely a tribute to Iwata

    Nintendo's hidden NES 'Golf' game on Switch is likely a tribute to Iwata

    Looks like that copy of the NES game Golf discovered on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week could be a tribute to Satoru Iwata, the late president of Nintendo. The hidden copy of Golf found on every Switch console appears to reference Iwata in several ways, which is appropriate considering Iwata was the programmer on the original 1984 game. According to Switch Brew, a wiki focused on hacking and analyzing the software powering Nintendo's latest console, the game can only be launched when specific requirements are meant. SEE ALSO: Nintendo hid a copy of the NES game 'Golf' on every Switch First off, Golf can only be played when the console's date is set to July 11, the date of Iwata's death

  • Monahan, the man with the plan
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    Monahan, the man with the plan

    Jay Monahan settled into his chair with an easy smile and slight hunch, giving the commissioner’s annual State of the PGA Tour news conference a fantasy football draft feel. Of the litany of things that have changed the last year since Monahan took over for Tim Finchem, however, friendly body language doesn’t begin to accurately portray the differences between the old and new bosses. As metaphorical extremes go, maybe the easiest way to judge the gulf between current and former regimes was Monahan’s socks, a flowery pattern that fit playfully with the predictable loafers and blue blazer, which firmly announced there is new management now calling the shots in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. As best anyone can tell, he didn’t own flowers, just a stoic, B-to-B pragmatist who, in fairness, oversaw unprecedented growth during his tenure as commissioner.