• Pros on both sides of anthem protest debate
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    Pros on both sides of anthem protest debate

    Protests by NFL players during the national anthem ratcheted up on Sunday in reaction to recent remarks from President Donald Trump, in which he described any player who took a knee for the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a "son of a bitch" and called for team owners to fire players who partake in the protest. Reaction to the comments and record kneeling came from across the sports world, including golf, where the most direct comments came from PGA Tour winner Peter Malnati, who followed up a passionate tweet with a phone interview about why he supported those taking a knee for the anthem. Malnati wasn't alone, however. Paul Goydos, who has won on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions, offered his support

  • Class of '11's Schauffele an outsider no more
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    Class of '11's Schauffele an outsider no more

    ATLANTA – Technically, Xander Schauffele is a member of that groundbreaking high school class of 2011, but he never really felt like he was among the inner circle. “I've always been on the outside looking in,” the PGA Tour rookie conceded. “You've got Justin [Thomas], you've got Jordan [Spieth], you've got Daniel Berger, you've got Emiliano Grillo. It's kind of weird being in their company.” That might change after Sunday at the Tour Championship, where Schauffele won with a closing 68 to edge Thomas by a stroke. It was Schauffele’s second victory of the season and promises to propel the 23-year-old into the conversation with his fellow 2011 graduates. Not that Schauffele was allowing himself

  • Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie leaves Adam Scott for LPGA Tour
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    Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie leaves Adam Scott for LPGA Tour

    Steve Williams, Tiger Woods’ erstwhile caddie who most recently looped for Adam Scott, is taking his skills to the LPGA Tour. The veteran bagman — who handed the sticks to Woods for 12 years and has been by Scott’s side in an on-again, off-again role since he and Woods had a less than amicable split in 2011 — will handle caddie duties for U.S. player Danielle Kang at this week’s New Zealand Women’s Open, according to the New Zealand Herald. First as a full-time caddie and lately as a part-timer for Scott in his semi-retirement, the native Kiwi will make his debut on the women’s circuit before hooking up with the 2013 Masters winner for their swan song in two Asian events in October. "I've never