The 9: Rory’s A Ladies Man, Poulter Rips Faldo & More

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1. Ben Martin Wins Shriners Hospitals For Children Open

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Ben Martin outlasted Kevin Streelman and a host of other contenders — including U.S. Ryder Cup players Jimmy Walker and Webb Simpson — for the title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Read More

2. Rory McIlroy Can’t Figure Out Why He’s So Popular With The Ladies

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Rory McIlroy has had his name tied to several women since breaking up with Caroline Wozniacki, but he can’t quite put his finger on what makes himself so attractive to the female crowd. Read More

3. Ian Poulter Rips Sir Nick Faldo In New Book

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In his autobiography, Ian Poulter fired back at Sir Nick Faldo after Faldo said Sergio Garcia was “useless” at the Ryder Cup in 2008. Poulter went on to say Faldo has “lost a lot of respect from players.” Read More

4. Mikko Ilonen Tops Henrik Stenson To Win Volvo World Match Play Championship

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Mikko Ilonen battled back in the Volvo World Match Play final to defeat top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 on Sunday and win his fifth European Tour title. Read More

5. Henrik Stenson Putts From Excavator, Envies Louis Oosthuizen

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While advancing to the final eight of the tournament, Henrik Stenson hopped in an excavator and attempted to sink a putt — the Excavator Challenge. Uncharacteristically, it lipped out. Read More

6. Jay Haas Wins Champions Tour Greater Hickory Kia Classic

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Jay Haas claimed his 17th Champions Tour victory on Sunday at the Greater Hickory Kia Classic with a final-round 66 to win by two strokes. Read More

7. Kyu Jung Baek Wins LPGA’s KEB-HanaBank Championship In A Playoff

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19-year-old Kyu Jung Baek defeated In Gee Chun and Brittany Lincicome in a playoff on Sunday to win the KEB-HanaBank Championship on the LPGA Tour. Read More

8. Michelle Wie Eats Live Squid Again

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Michelle Wie returned to action last week, traveling to South Korea for the LPGA Tour’s HanaBank Championship, where she finished two strokes off the lead on Sunday and tied for fifth. And while in the homeland of her parents, of course Wie fit in like a local. She picked up some chopsticks, grabbed a live squid, and calmly dropped the still-moving organism into her mouth. Read More

9. Eureka! Drained Pond Reveals Mother Lode Of Golf Balls

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One of the great mysteries in golf is wondering how many golf balls are at the bottom of a given pond. A hundred? A thousand? A couple million? Well, we may have the answer thanks to a Reddit user. Read More

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