Stories for April 2006


News 2006 April

Saturday, April 29

2006: Spreading the length/loft gospel fyg

Custom builder Tom Wishon believes most players would gain length with shorter drivers

2006: Appleby finds new paradise

For the first time in three years, Stuart Appleby backs up a Mercedes Championship victory with a win on the mainland.

2006: Amateur expense rule impact likely limited

Mid-Ams, young internationals could reap the most benefits, but college, junior players still hampered by NCAA guidelines

2006: Going the distance (rangefinders)

Mastering rangefinders takes practice; here’s the long and short of it

2006: Divided we stand

Early vote has state golf associations split over rangefinder usage

2006: Zeroing In: USGA's new measuring devices

This summer sets up as intense testing ground for USGA’s new ruling on measuring devices

Thursday, April 27

The Zip Code Story Open

Tuesday, April 25

2006: Time to treasure

Gloves, clubs and grub make for ideal bonding time with the boys - of summer

Saturday, April 22

2006: A work in progress: Championsgate

Challenging courses at ChampionsGate, but hotel service lags

2006: High times in the Lowcountry

Cruise along coast features great golf, scrumptious seafood

2006: Saving Donald Ross

Raleigh Country Club, the architectural legend’s final design, was about to be plowed under and turned into a housing subdivision. John McConnell bought it and has made it better than ever.

2006: How Hogan’s Alley got its name

Thanks to his five victories at Colonial Country Club, Ben Hogan will forever have his name associated with the club along the Trinity River.

2006: Cape Breton

Cape Breton has golf’s Fabulous Foursome, a ribbon of highway offering jaw-dropping vistas and an eclectic mix of cultures.

Saturday, April 15

Phil Mickelson wins his second Masters

Take a look back at Phil Mickelson's second Masters Championship back in 2006.

2006 Masters: Augusta course lengthening still favors big hitters

Augusta National is still a bomber’s paradise after lengthening the course.

2006 Masters: Mediate derailed on 12th hole at the Masters

Rocco Mediate was on track for a strong finish before a tough 12th hole and hip pain held him back.

2006 Masters: Couples' putting held him back at the Masters

Fred Couples' short game was his weakness at the 2006 Masters.

2006 Masters: Duval faces his last Masters appearance

David Duval faces his last trip to Augusta after missing the cut and his exemption has expired.

2006 Masters: The final day of the Masters was a spectical day for golf fans

Read James Achenbach's column on the final day of the 2006 Masters.

2006 Masters: Amateur Dillon Dougherty learns from legend Gary Player

Read about the Masters experience of amateurs Dillon Dougherty, Edoardo Molinari, Clay Ogden and Kevin Marsh.

2006 Masters: Ben Crenshaw shows that short hitters can compete at Augusta

Ben Crenshaw's performance at the 2006 Masters shows that short hitters can handle Augusta's longer distances.

2006 Masters: Analysis: Putting by Mickelson was the difference at the 2006 Masters

Phil Mickelson's consistent putting helped him cruise to his second Masters win back in 2006.

2006 Masters: Mickelson wins his second Masters

Take a look back at Phil Mickelson's second Masters Championship in 2006.