At times there is nothing better, and at others there is nothing worse, than a free golf lesson. What I’m about to show you qualifies as both. At this week’s Nedbank Challenge in South Africa, the European Tour enlisted a few players to offer their worst golf drills, advice, or tips to unsuspecting amateurs. Put Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Martin Kaymer and Padraig Harrington together and you’ve got a solid pedigree of coaches.
You remember the 2016 Ryder Cup, don’t you? After all, it was the first American victory in the event since 2008. Few people will remember it as well as author John Feinstein, who spent a year researching the event before it even took place. You see, Feinstein had wanted to write a Ryder Cup book ever since he attended the event in 1993 at The Belfry.
We've seen this movie before. Tiger Woods is returning to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge, his event, and will compete in an 18-man field in the Bahamas. If that sounds familiar, the exact same phrasing was used 12 months ago when Woods returned to competitive golf at the 2016 event. As his health and off-the-course life have kept his priorities fluctuating over much of the past decade, Woods has "returned" to competition numerous times, with varying success. Will this one be different?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".