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Great PGA Tour website story focuses on Madison golfer Jerry Kelly

Published Feb. 15, 2017

Jerry Kelly, one of the most successful professional golfers ever to come out of Wisconsin, is the subject of a long story on the PGA Tour website. Kelly, who has spent 21 years on the tour, was a winner three times but described himself as a "successful journeyman" during his career.

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A chat with Bon Appetit editor Adam Rapoport

Published Aug. 12, 2015

Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport is in Wisconsin for a special VIP dinner kicking off the PGA Tour at Whistling Straits. He talks to OnMilwaukee.com about his favorite summer foods, his relatives in West Allis and food trends he'd like to see disappear.

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Put a fork in him! Tiger's toast

Published Feb. 10, 2015

He's 39 years old and shot an 82 just a week ago. Tiger Woods seems worn out, by injury, the spotlight, the scandals and the constant coaching changes that resulted in swing changes. It may well be that we have just about seen the last of him.

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Pro golf returns to Milwaukee: Symetra Tour heads to Brown Deer

Published Jan. 28, 2015

Milwaukee hasn't had a regular pro golf tour stop since the PGA Tour's U.S. Bank Championship folded its tent in 2009. That is changing, as Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is helping bring the Symetra Tour, the feeder tour of the LPGA Tour, to Brown Deer Park Golf Course this summer.

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Huge salaries bedevil NBA and MLB most seriously

Published July 8, 2014

The world of professional sports is crazy over big salaries. But I wondered where the craziest people lived? So I went to math class and discovered that the NBA and MLB were the two leagues that have lost its collective mind.

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Encompass Championship a must visit for golf fans

Published June 20, 2014

The Encompass Championship is 73 miles away in the northern Illinois suburb of Glenview, and it's a must-stop for the Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin golf fan. With the PGA Championship a year away, there is no readily accessible pro event to check out. This Champions Tour event fills the bill.

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Happy Birthday America: Your tennis players still suck

Published July 2, 2013

In tennis, there is only one American is in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) top 20. There are five Americans in the top 15 of the World Golf Rankings, but non-Americans keep winning major tournaments way out of proportion to their numbers. What's happening to Americans in individual sports?

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PGA Tour, PGA of America picking wrong side of anchoring rule

Published May 22, 2013

On Tuesday, golf's governing bodies officially adopted a ban against anchoring the putter against the body to make a stroke. Predictably, the PGA Tour and the PGA of America complained and whined and threatened and postured. Unfortunately, it's the exact wrong reaction.

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One change to rule them all

Published May 14, 2013

Any sport can be improved upon with simple tweaks to the rules. Here is a list of one change for the major spectator sports that will help each game.

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Golf loses with Stricker's semi-retirement

Published Jan. 28, 2013

Madison's Steve Stricker announced at the start of this golf season that he's going into sort of a semi-retirement at the age of 46. He cited his family, and a body that is breaking down after a lifetime of golf. It's an understandable move, but the game of golf is worse off for it.

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Say no way to the PGA Tour: Bring on the girls

Published Sept. 18, 2012

Milwaukee's PGA tournament closed its clubhouse in 2009 after decades as a second-rate tour stop and a few years as a third-rate event. There were no stars stopping in Milwaukee. Attendance was almost non-existent. But, I am convinced that Milwaukee could stage a LPGA Tour even that would be one of the best and biggest on the women's tour.

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Let's bring the PGA Tour back to Wisconsin

Published Aug. 8, 2012

It's time that the PGA Tour returns to Wisconsin. Can't be done, you say? Then explain to me how the Quad-Cities, a metro market less than a quarter the size of Milwaukee, can sustain a PGA tournament.

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Golfer Andy North has seen the progress in melanoma awareness

Published July 18, 2012

Two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North has lived with melanoma his entire life, from his father's struggles with the disease to his own battle. Now, at the age of 62, he's a skin cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness.