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Wadkins' stories are as diverse as winning money from Ben Hogan to a close encounter with a naked Mickey Mantle in a clubhouse dining room. As a cocky kid out of Wake Forest University, he ruffled many feathers in those early days with bold predictions that he went on to exceed with a record-setting, Rookie-of-the-Year campaign. read more

"Making this movie is a dream come true," said Jastrow, the longtime ABC Sports producer and director. "For many years as a sports director working for the legendary Roone Arledge, I was schooled in the art of storytelling...'the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of athletic competition'...and am very pleased to apply those concepts now to movie making." read more

Golf Channel will deliver nearly 30 hours of live competition and news coverage of the inaugural International Crown this week, a global biennial match-play competition featuring of a field of 32 players representing eight countries battling to be crowned the best golf nation. read more

Jimmy Roberts visits with several top club manufacturers to learn how the leading voices in the golf equipment space are working to combat the counterfeit movement. The two-part feature also includes an equipment test to compare the swing results of legitimate golf clubs versus suspected counterfeit clubs. read more

Golf Channel on NBC analyst Mark Rolfing: "This is the biggest event in celebrity golf. Everyone wants to get invited to it, and everyone wants to win it." read more

Coming off its most successful quarter ever, Golf Channel Digital is further building its momentum with the re-launch of its popular mobile app this week, re-designed with new and popular features that showcase the best content Golf Channel has to offer. With more than 2.5 million existing downloads, the Golf Channel App is one of the key drivers to Golf Channel Digital’s business. read more

A scratch golfer by the age of 16, Harrington turned pro at 24 after graduating from college with a degree in accounting (he correctly calculated the withholding from his first winning check at the 1996 Spanish Open). He was one of the hottest players of the last decade, having won back-to-back Open Championships and the PGA Championship in 2007-08. But his game has since declined, which he discusses in detail with Feherty. read more

Jay Kossoff, Golf Channel vice president of original productions and Big Break executive producer: "Our goal is to place our competitors in pressure situations while at the same time showcase an elite golf destination. We accomplished both with Big Break Myrtle Beach and are excited to bring the series to the Grand Strand for our 22nd season." read more

With 16 wins on the PGA TOUR and a major championship trophy for his 1973 Open Championship victory, Tom Weiskopf had one of the sweetest swings of his era, but everyone -- including himself -- felt he didn’t live up to his potential. Weiskopf discusses with David Feherty his notable victories, shortcomings, and the influences Ben Hogan and Sam Snead had on his game. read more

"My team loves golf so much that we decided to do this show and focus on other people that love it so much, and why do they love it so much? I mean, that's what The Rural Golfer is," said Elkington. "We just want to go to these everyday places that unveil the love of the game and get right down to the heart of it and what lengths they'll go to in order to achieve it. And the stories that come out of that are amazing." read more

In celebration of Independence Day in the United States, the WorldGolf Wire will not be distributed Friday, July 4. read more

The episode will examine a collection of Tom Watson’s most outstanding shots from a storied career, including a look at the unforgettable hole-out for birdie on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach in the 1982 U.S. Open. Watson and Hall also will discuss the necessary tools to creating the ideal golf swing, and highlight the fundamentals for developing an excellent touch around the green. read more

While there have been 23 perfect games in baseball and 12 people who have walked on the moon, only seven people have ever shot a record score of 59 in competition on either the PGA TOUR or LPGA Tour. Five who can claim the moniker of Mr. or Mrs. 59 will join host Rich Lerner for a roundtable discussion about how the feat changed their lives and careers on the next installment of Legendary Conversation, Monday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. read more

Following recent back surgery, Tiger Woods will be making his first competitive appearance on the PGA TOUR this week during Golf Channel’s coverage of the Quicken Loans National. Coverage begins Tuesday, June 24 when Morning Drive will cover live Woods’ pre-tournament press conference (approximately 10:30 a.m. ET), during an extended show, 7-11 a.m. ET. read more

"I'm very excited for the historic opportunity to have the men and women play back to back on the same course for the US Open Championship," said Golf Channel on NBC course reporter Kay Cockerill. "Having the Women's Open on such a historic course playing right after the men is increasing the curiosity level of all golf fans." read more