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Golf's Six Deadly Sins: Too Many Three Putts

Golfers' tales of woe often revolve around the number of short putts missed. Sadly, this disguises the real cause of three-putting; namely, an inability to get approach putts close enough to the hole. In the final part of our guide, we look at three putts.

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Golf's Six Deadly Sins: The Reverse Pivot

In part four of IntoTheRough's golf tips series, we look at another deadly sin - the reverse pivot. If you can't shift your weight and generate power effectively, this is the guide for you/ Try our drill to cure this wearisome shot.

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Northern Irish eyes still smiling

It really is quite incredible how three Northern Irishmen, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graham McDowell, dominated world golf between the summers of 2010 and 2011 with a major each and there was almost a fourth triumph when McDowell was beaten by a shot in the recent US Open.

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How much do the top golf coaches charge?

Thinking of improving your game like Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Tiger Woods and all the other greats of the game have? Unless you're already earning as much as they do, you may want to think again!

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Golf's Six Deadly Sins: Fluffed Chip Shots

In part four of our guide to the most deadly and common mistake in golf, we cover the fluffed chip. Not only costly but also embarrassing. We cover the causes as well as the cure.

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100 Golf Tips To Break 100: Part 2

In part two of this guide, we continue with fantastic tips for golfers of all skill levels and how they can improve their handicap. Make sure to check out part one too.

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100 Golf Tips To Break 100: Part 1

In this two-part guide, we give you 100 fantastic tips to help you lower your handicap. It's aimed for higher handicap players, but players of all skill levels will definitely find something to improve their game.

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Golf's Six Deadly Sins: Curing The Hook

In part 3 of our guide to cure the most common problems in the golf swing, we focus on the hook - effectively the opposite of a slice. We look at the common causes as well as cures.

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Golf's Six Deadly Sins: Too Many Skied Drives

In part two of six, we attempt to fix another common golfers' problem: hitting too many skied drives. We outline the problem as well as the cure.

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Golf's Six Deadly Sins: The Persistent Slice

Welcome to part one of Into The Rough's guide to the deadliest sins in golf. In this article we discuss the persistent slice and how you can cure it.

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Major names confirmed for Singapore

Major winners Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen and Padraig Harrington will all play in next month's Singapore Open, despite the tournament clashing with the Australian Open.

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Kim grabs late Open slot

The withdrawal of Tim Clark from the British Open means that US golfer Anthony Kim has ascended from the reserves to Group 32 of the 140-year-old tournament. The Californian will tee off alongside Sandy Lyle and Rory Sabbatini at midday on Thursday.

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Adam Scott's Name was on the Trophy

Check out this great picture shared on twitter by cjzero which shows that the engravers made the bold decision to start tracing his name on to the Gold medal. Of course this isn't the Claret Jug, and it was only a trace but it shows how much of a choke Scott produced.

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All eyes on Northern Ireland's Open trio

Much has been made in the media of Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy. The Ulsterman, who turned professional in 2007, has won the US Open, Dubai Desert Classic, and Quail Hollow Championship, despite being just 22-years-old.

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Tiger confirms Open absence

Tiger Woods has revealed that he will not take his place in the field for this year's Open Championship, due to injury problems with his left leg.The 35-year-old has been sidelined since mid-May, when he was forced to withdraw from the Players' Championship with injuries suffered at the Masters.

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Donald looks to bounce back in The Open

World Number one Luke Donald believes his disappointing performance at the US Open was down to him being burned out after his almost constant play in his pursuit to become World Number one.

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US Open groupings announced

The groups for the opening two rounds at this week's US Open have been announced, with the world's top three players forming the stand-out grouping. Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and new world number-one Luke Donald will be the most followed group during the opening two days at the Congressional Club.

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Take the hook out of your bag

For many players, moving the ball from right-to-left isn't the issue; making sure the draw doesn't turn into a hook is. Here's how to make sure you transfer your weight fully to your left side and take the hook out of your bag.

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Tiger confident about US Open participation

Tiger Woods has maintained he is still fully confident of his participation at next month's US Open, despite the former world number one spending this week using crutches and wearing a protective boot.

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Mahan eyes US Open success

Hunter Mahan is shaping up nicely for this year's US Open competition, due to tee off at the Congressional County Golf Club on June 16th, and has been honing his skills by entering a number of tournaments.

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Scott back amongst the big time

Adam Scott confirmed his return back among golf's top player after his stunning Masters campaign resulted in his tied second place finish. The Australian, and his compatriot Jason Day, finished two shots behind winner Charl Schwartzel after a magical final round in the famous tournament.

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Ishikawa shows his all-round class

He may not be favourite for the US Masters this year, but Japanese golf sensation Ryo Ishikawa will certainly have a number of neutrals looking for his name on the leaderboard at Augusta this week - due in no small part to the fact that he has offered to donate his entire pay packet from 2011 to the Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund

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Mickelson fires timely Masters warning

Phil Mickelson's impressive win at the Shell Houston Open has made everyone sit up and take notice ahead of the Masters. There was a strong feeling that the reigning champion would arrive at Augusta in insufficient form to mount a serious title defence, but he put poor 2011 form behind him to storm to a three-shot victory in Texas.

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Els looks to repeat Bay Hill success

Ernie Els will continue his build up to next month's Masters by defending his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill this week. The big South African will be hoping to improve on his early season performances, which has seen the 42-year-old fail to record a top-ten finish in his five events so far this year.

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Rory McIlroy looks to up his game ahead of the Masters

To most observers Rory McIlroy resides in the group of players destined to win a major. Can the Ulsterman fulfil his promise at the 2011 US Masters?

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Ogilvy out to push on

Australian Geoff Ogilvy has a consistent if unspectacular record in the US Masters, and the 2006 US Open champion will be desperate to build on his previous decent performances at Augusta and push on up the leader-board this year.

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Excellent record will boost Goosen

There aren't many golfers who have as good a record at the US Masters than Retief Goosen. In the last ten years, the South African has notched up seven top-20 finishes with four of them inside the top-three, and that record will give the 42-year old plenty of confidence heading into next month's opening major of the year.

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Bubba Watson a dark horse for the Masters?

There would not be a more popular winner at the Masters than Bubba Watson. The jovial Floridian lost his father to cancer last October, soon after losing a play-off to Martin Kaymer in the PGA Championship.

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Poulter out to defend Match Play title

With the first major of the year - the US Masters - just around the corner, the world's best golfers will be looking to iron out any issues in their game over the next couple of months. The next star-studded tournament in the build up to the Masters will be the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona.

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Augusta National course guide

Augusta is arguably the world's most famous and best golf course. Its uniqueness is characterised by the fact it has never been rated and its status as the only constant venue amongst the four majors, helping it to become instantly recognisable to most golf fans for its distinctive greens, bunkers and natural beauty.

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