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Calling it "America's No. 1 Internship," the WSGA drew quite a reaction this week when it put out the call for applicants to the 10-week position on its social media channels. The summer "job" is as much unbelievable as it is straight-forward: Play golf for free all summer and get paid for your creativity on social media. Read more >

Jim Schuman had just turned 50 when he suggested to his family that it would be fun to try to earn player of the year honors in the Wisconsin PGA Section in both the member and senior divisions. After all, he was healthy, loved to compete and still had a lot of game. “They just chuckled at me, like, ‘Are you kidding me?'" Read more >

Jerry Kelly has spent four years chasing Bernhard Langer and the high bar that the 63-year-old German sets annually on the PGA Tour Champions. In doing so, the Madison golfer has come to admire Langer for more than his 41 victories on the senior circuit and the consistency of his performance year-in and year-out. Kelly has also been taking note of how ageless Langer appears. Read more >

Eleven of the top 15 golfers in this week's Official World Golf Rankings have American flags next to their name, which should bode well for Madison's Steve Stricker as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain looks to September and his squad's bid to reclaim golf's most coveted team prize at Whistling Str… Read more >

If you don’t know the name John Pallin, it’s only because he started winning tournaments 50 years ago and stopped winning pretty much at the dawn of the Internet age. If he came along today, he would be a YouTube sensation. “I can’t describe, truly, how far John hit the ball," says fellow Wisconsin golf legend Archie Dadian. Read more >

Wisconsin’s reputation as the “home of championships” continues to grow. The U.S. Senior Open will be the ninth USGA championship held in Wisconsin since 2007 and will be sandwiched by the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur and the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open, both at Erin Hills. And, of course, the one-year-delayed Ryder Cup is scheduled to be held in September at Whistling Straits. Read more >

Steve Stricker spent so much of his day Sunday pulling for Brooks Koepka to start making Stricker's role as U.S. Ryder Cup captain easier that the Madison golfer didn't realize that, in the process, Koepka was making Stricker's quest to become the oldest tournament winner in PGA Tour history… Read more >

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The U.S. Ryder Cup captain liked what he saw of the leaderboard Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open a lot more than the golfer battling to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history did. Either way, and even five strokes off the lead entering the final round, Steve Stricker is looking forward to a super Sunday at TPC Scottsdale. Read more >

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Steve Stricker made sure Padraig Harrington knew what he was in for Thursday as they left the first tee at TPC Scottsdale with playing partner Jerry Kelly, who — like Stricker — calls Wisconsin home. "Walking off the first tee ... I said 'Paddy, we got two Badgers against you today,'" Stricker, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain, said of his European counterpart. "He was like 'Well, I need to get used to that, I guess.'" Read more >

Jeff Ellingson was working as a carpenter in his father’s construction business in the late 1990s, but what he really wanted to be was a PGA golf professional. So he made the difficult decision to change careers. That decision was further validated last week when he was named WPGA Golf Professional of the Year, the most prestigious of the section’s annual awards. Read more >

As he prepared to leave the unthinkable that was 2020 and cross into the unknown that will be 2021, Nate Pokrass wished his crystal ball was a little bit more decisive about what life will look like come June when the American Family Insurance Championship hopes to return to the PGA Tour Champions schedule at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison after a one-year hiatus. Read more >

Like almost everything Dustin Johnson does, he made it look easy. But this was no walk in the park. “It was a battle all day, just an internal battle with myself,” he said. “I knew I had to play well if I wanted to win and it never got easier. I thought it would, but it never did, not from the first tee until the last putt. I felt like I was battling all day, in a good way.” Read more >

When the second round was suspended by darkness Friday, 23 of the 43 golfers who had completed their rounds had broken par. Of the 48 still on the course, more than two dozen had a realistic chance to do so. The projected cut of even-par 144 would be the lowest ever. What on Alister MacKenzie’s green earth is going on here? Read more >

There were a million reasons nobody saw this coming. Tiger Woods has been a no-show on leaderboards in 2020. He’s been a non-factor in the handful of tournaments he’s entered. He’s seven weeks away from his 45th birthday and has lost about 5 mph of clubhead speed over the last 18 months, a b… Read more >

Alex Gaugert, 28, of Lake Geneva, has caddied for former University of Minnesota teammate Erik van Rooyen of South Africa on the PGA Tour since March 2019 and is on the bag this week at Augusta National, where van Rooyen is making his first start in the Masters Tournament. Gaugert is writing a daily diary for Wisconsin.Golf. Read more >

Bryson DeChambeau has taken the modern bomb-and-gouge style of golf to the next level. But is his methodology a template for talented young golfers to follow? Or is he an anomaly, a one-off whose extreme approach would be ill-advised for those who strive to play professionally? We asked several talented young players and a golf instructor for their take. Read more >

Jim Richerson, sworn in Thursday as the 42nd president of the PGA of America, begins his two-year term with the world still in the throes of a coronavirus pandemic and no end in sight, and with a future filled with unknowns. Whatever the challenges, Richerson is up for them. His excitement came through in a 25-minute phone interview with Wisconsin.Golf. Read more >

In speedgolf, players must carry their own equipment, so most use lightweight bags and limit themselves to five or six clubs. The goal is to find the right balance between running fast and still being able to hit good shots. Go out too hard and your golf will suffer; spend too much time over shots and putts and your time won’t be competitive. Read more >

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Steve Stricker's day began Friday the same way it did Thursday, hastening the beginning of the end of his stay in this 120th U.S. Open. The Madison golfer double-bogeyed his opening hole for the second day in a row and, although Winged Foot Golf Club looked and played more like its onerous self, Stricker's 7-over-par 77 was not nearly good enough for him to secure a weekend tee time. Read more >