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One of the most noteworthy features of U.S. Open venues is the unforgiving rough. You know what we’re taking about – that thick, gnarly stuff.

With the U.S. Open at Oakmont right around the corner, we figured: What better time than now to discuss what you should be thinking about and doing if you find yourself in the rough?

We enlisted PGA Professional Rob Labritz, who has won his fair share of tournaments and has participated in major championships. He's someone who knows a thing or two about what it takes to not let a detour into the rough derail your scorecard.

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CARLSBAD, Calif., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:  ELY), an industry leader in innovative golf equipment and technology, announced today it has invested in Junior.Golf, a comprehensive online program that brings together kids, parents and golf professionals in a way that modernizes the junior golf experience.

Junior.Golf is an easy-to-use digital platform that gives golf facilities the tools and processes to engage parents and their children. This will be particularly attractive to millennial parents and their digitally-engaged children. Through Junior.Golf, golf facilities can access a single platform for managing multiple areas of their business including the player database, programming and content as well as marketing communication. To make learning fun, junior golfers now have a gamified experience that tracks their stats, and parents have immediate access to the latest information on events, clinics and tournaments relevant to their junior golfer.

What happened to Russell Knox at TPC Sawgrass' iconic island green hole Saturday is the stuff of nightmares for most amateur golfers. Knox dunked three consecutive shots into the water, eventually finishing with a 9 -- and effectively ending any chance he had of winning the Players.

For any of us who have stood on the tee and peered over an expanse of water, trying to figure out how to navigate it safely, Knox's struggles were hard to watch, and yet comforting to know even the world's best golfers are proof golf is hard.

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What equipment did Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy use to achieve victory?

We take a peek inside their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of May 22, 2016:

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GolfTEC continues unprecedented expansion with the opening of its 200th location worldwide. The company teaches more lessons and operates more instructional centers than any other entity in golf.

May 17, 2016, 17:32 ET from GolfTEC

CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GolfTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Professionals – announces its 200th location worldwide opens this week in Scottsdale, joining a large and growing network that includes 177 improvement centers in the United States, as well as multiple facilities in Canada, Korea and Japan, with further domestic and international expansion planned for 2016 and beyond.

From First Tee Shot to Final Putt, NBC Sports’ Live Coverage Includes Golf Channel’s First-Ever Telecast of a Men’s Major Championship and Return of The Open to Broadcast Television on NBC

With the most live hours of tournament coverage ever dedicated to one of golf’s major championships, The R&A and NBC Sports Group’s long-term media partnership kicks off its inaugural year with a record number of planned programming hours. The 145TH Open will return to U.S. live broadcast coverage through Golf Channel and NBC’s nearly 140 hours of television coverage from Royal Troon Golf Club throughout the week. It also will represent Golf Channel’s first coverage of a men’s major championship.

GolfTEC's 200th Center worldwide and 5th Center in Arizona is coming soon to 7342 E. Shea Blvd Suite 106 Scottsdale, AZ 85260! GolfTEC would like to invite Arizona Golf Association members to their Grand Opening celebration on May 21st. As an attendee you will have a chance to win a Complete Golf Makeover! The event will be filled with great coaching, contests, and specials. We encourage you to bring your friends and family interested in golf and improving their games.

Event Details:

  • Location: 7342 E. Shea Blvd Suite 106 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • Day: Saturday, May 21st
  • Time: 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Cost: Free. Plus, light food and drinks will be provided.

Golf Performance: 5 Stretches To Stop Doing On The Course & 5 Exercises to Replace Them

Check out Ando's recommendations on the best stretches to do on the course, and why your current stretches might not be cutting it!

Click here to learn more about Premier Fitness Systems of Scottsdale.

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Golf Channel continues to build upon its momentum with four consecutive quarters posting year-over-year growth.  Golf Channel’s first quarter in 2016 was up +15% vs. 2015 for viewership, building upon last year’s increasing growth in second quarter of +3%, third quarter of +8%, and fourth quarter of +13%. For 24-hour Total Day (6AM-6AM), 110,000 average viewers per minute were tuned into Golf Channel in the first quarter, representing the 15% year-over-year increase, as well as a 19% increase with people 25-54 (31,000), according to data released by The Nielsen Company.

NBC’s PGA TOUR coverage is off to a strong start in 2016 with average viewership +32% and people 25-54 +31%. Through 12 broadcasts, NBC is averaging 2.64 million average viewers and 657,000 people 25-54.*

April is here, which for many of us means just one amazing thing: It's golf season!

Hopefully the white stuff is gone, or at least close to gone, depending on where you're reading this.

Before you get settled into your favorite chair for the start of Masters week (we can't wait either), here's a look at nine items you might want to consider getting yourself for your new golf season.