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Storylines are never in short supply when it comes to the United States Open Championship, and this year’s second major golf championship of the year is no different. One of the game’s most popular players Phil Mickelson is under federal investigation for possible insider trading, as he pursues his first U.S. Open Championship. Often anointed as the next superstar, Rory McIlroy recently split from longtime girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki and his play has been either really bad or really good in the past few rounds. Lastly, Tiger Woods will remain stuck on 14 major victories due to his recovery from back surgery. And those are just the off-the-course headlines!
These days, the golf equipment business is booming. Golfers spend countless hours researching developments in clubs, then being fitted for the proper equipment. The lowly golf ball might not get as much attention, but the pros at Golf Academy of America would argue it's just as important.
You may know the ins and outs of all the courses in a 100-mile radius of your front door. You might have mastered the hometown country club. Sure, those courses have their challenges, but if you really want to see what you're made of, you'll have to step out of your comfort zone.