Archives for: November 2006

Denver Broncos legend John Elway one of the few still admitting rooting for Michelle Wie

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Everyone seems to be jumping off the Michelle Wie hype wagon these days joining the rare orginal thinkers who spoke up when the marketing machinery hummed along unquestioned. The latest is Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson (when you're later the… more »

Golf course reviewers share some blame for the Silly Season

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Pro golf is in its "Silly Season", which was apparently dubbed that because Dumb Moronically Pointless Cash Grab didn't catch on with the marketing guys. This is where golf's stars (liberal use of the term) play for big checks under ridiculous rules with… more »

Cold weather state golfers appreciate the game much more than warm wimps

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Driving past a golf course in Michigan on a 44-degree day, found the parking lot filled. Hey, it was 44 and sunny. That's the Michigan attitude toward golf. If it's not snowing, if you cannot get frostbite just by opening your mouth, it's a fine da… more »

Reader declares me a true commoner for attacking $7 orange juice glasses: Snob that!

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One of my best friends in the world - a woman I went to college with and have known for almost 15 years - often jokingly refers to me as snob. OK, sometimes it's not so jokingly. My friend is a big lover of diners (she's spent a little too much time in N… more »

We-Ko-Pa's sister course Saguaro the most-anticipated Phoenix-Scottsdale course opening this year

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When We-Ko-Pa opened in 2001, it made a LeBron James-like impact on the Scottsdale golf scene. Golfers fell hard for the Scott Miller design on Native American land without a house in sight. Sports Illustrated almost immediately dubbed it one of the 1… more »

Mike Tyson's rape conviction no defense for David Duval's phoniness

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When I wrote a column calling David Duval the Mike Tyson of golf, I knew someone would come flying in with an outraged, "How can you compare the princely, good-guy Duval to a convicted rapist!" If anything it surprised me how long it took. It wasn't m… more »

Hyatt's BlackBerry massages the latest proof of a world gone mad

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Look, I'm all for the massage thing. If that's what gets you going, more power to you. But then they had to go out and make spas look downright ridiculous. The Hyatt hotel chain has started offering BlackBerry Massages in all its upscale spas. And… more »

Another Retief Goosen choke gets overlooked: Where's the ogling Mario?

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Retief Goosen coughed up another tournament on Sunday. Only, no one paid attention because he's Goosen and Tiger Woods also somehow didn't win. Still, Goosen shooting a final round 73 - including a nifty four-bogey back nine 39 - at the HSBC Champions… more »

An Anti Tiger Woods design: Painted Desert stands up as a reasonable Las Vegas course that emphasizes conditions

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Sometimes finding a golf course in good shape for a reasonable price is enough. Especially in a place like Las Vegas where golfers going in blind can find themseleves paying big dollars for very little value. That's what makes Painted Desert Golf C… more »

ESPN SportsCenter King Dan Patrick the No. 1 pompous jerk in celebrity golf, Dan Quayle's not even in the same league

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Sure, Dan Quayle didn't exactly give the most in-depth interview in our celebrity golfer series. Even if Quayle did find time to blame all his political failings ... er, obstacles ... on golf. (To read the full story, click here.) He refused to discus… more »

Dragon Ridge goes completely private for now: Las Vegas golf vacationers suffer a loss

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Dragon Ridge Country Club - the showy Jay Morrish and Dave Druzisky design about 25 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip - closed it doors to outside play on Nov. 1. The owners have said from the beginning that Dragon Ridge would eventually be a strictly mem… more »

No kid wants to be a golfer for a Halloween: The PGA Tour's nightmare on main street

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Anyone who went trick-or-treating the other night or stayed at home and handed out candy knows the truth that should be haunting all of Tim Finchem's NASCAR dreams. The kids just don't care about golf. Did anyone in the entire country see a kid dre… more »

Did Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers & Michelle Wie cheat themselves with rules breaking

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Cheaters often win in sports - it’s just the nature of life. But are there times when cheating can make you lose? Are there instances where breaking the rules, either through planned out schemes or simple willful ignorance, takes you or your team ou… more »

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