gets first look at Arizona's newly renovated Wigwam Resort golf courses

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Michelle Wie shows she can fold in Japan too

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The news came in the middle of the night in most of America, news that's fast becoming as predictable as snow in Michigan in January for all but the Wie Warriors. Marketing monster Michelle Wie folded again when faced with a little pressure, bogeyed t… more »

Arnold Palmer puckers up to the USGA

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The USGA recently held the groundbreaking on the new Arnold Palmer Center addition to its New Jersey musuem. A nice enough ceremonial honor to be sure. But Palmer went a little overboard with his USGA genuflection. "I don't think you can put words to… more »

Paula Creamer laps Michelle Wie in toughness. Just ask Sorenstam

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Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie both come from relatively privileged backgrounds, the kind of environments that allow for swing coaches and golf academies. But if you didn't know any better, if you just judged by their actions, you'd think that Creamer an… more »

Tour Championship shows Retief Goosen still done as a major player

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Retief Goosen strolled into the final round of the Tour Championship, only three shots behind the unproven Bart Bryant. Goosen was playing in the final group, posed to put pressure on a golfer desperate for a breakthrough. So what does Goosen do? He f… more »

Phil Mickelson's mystery Tour Championship bailout beneath Lefty

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I don't care if Phil Mickelson wanted to take his kids out trick-or-treating as some writers reported and Mickelson's agent just as quickly denied. I don't care if he believes that the Tour Championship is about as big time as a bocce ball tournament (lo… more »

Arizona: The only golf mecca that truly gets Daylight Savings Time

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Putting out on 18 just after 6 p.m., at a time when the rest of the country's been dark for a good hour, is one of the great, little pleasures of Arizona golf. Yes, Arizona's figured out how to give you more sunshine too. By ignoring the stupid "Fall… more »

Las Vegas' ultra high-end Cascata throws out the welcome mat

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Cascata, one of Las Vegas' $500 per round courses that Michael Jordan, George Clooney and Co. like to play, is easing off on its access rules. But not its price tag. Cascata used to tout itself as a course only open to Caesars guests (and whatever big… more »

By blaming SI reporter, Wie Warriors, clueless caddy and (gasp!) Mario sink to new lows

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Forget for a moment that Michelle Wie showed no sign of knowing anything about winning in her 30th career pro tournament. Forget even that Michelle Wie showed no sign of knowing anything about the rules in her 30th career pro tournament. The new issu… more »

Michelle Wie set to extend winless streak to 0 for 30, business as usual in "first" pro event

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Michelle Wie's "first" tournament as a pro is shaping up like all her other tournaments as a pro. She hit a few spectacular shots, particularly with her driver, at the Samsung World Championship. She hit a few clunker shots. She melted down the stretch.… more »

A Cancun Golf Trip Itinerary - By reader request

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Are there any sure bets in Cancun golf? The spring break paradise can be a golfer's torment with good courses and duds all disguised under the same high-end greens fees. Reader Tommy wrote in "I'm a 8 handicap and really looking forward to this (Cancu… more »

Pat's destroys Geno's in Philadelphia cheesesteak debate

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If you're golfing anywhere around Philadelphia or even the Wilmington, Delaware area (in which case you'd be better be staying in Philly for the civilization), a real cheesesteak is a most stop. And no, what you've had at the foodcourt at the mall in… more »

Harding Park no great course, pros just being polite in San Francisco

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If you only read the San Francisco Bay area papers you'd think that Harding Park was collecting the kind of universal gushing reviews that Russell Crowe earned for A Beautiful Mind a few years back. I don't want to say the Bay area dailies are giving a h… more »

Grouchy Golf Blog woos Jennifer Mario; Cheap Bastard's ballistic jealous

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What's this? Is there romance in the golf blogging world air? Could we have a case of dating by blog? It sure looks that way. For Grouchy Golf Blog is heading toward's own Jennifer Mario with a rose, a scented candle and a Marvin Gaye C… more »

Michelle Wie steals Paula Creamer's pink, who's obsessed with whom?

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So Michelle Wie decides to wear pink to her big "I'm no longer pretending to be an amateur" press conference. Doesn't she know that pink is Paula Creamer's color? That Creamer is the Pink Panther after all. Of course, Wie does. That's why she came out… more »
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