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LPGA's Kerr stymied by red ants in Singapore while Miyazato drives home a win

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 If you watched LPGA's HSBC Women's Championship Tournament in Singapore this past weekend, is there any doubt there was some incredible drama here? It came right down to the last three holes with Ai Miyazato, Japan's 5'2" dynamo, going head-to-head wi… more »

Obama advised to swing through, stay centered

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 It’s well known President Obama is a talented basketball player. What many may not know is he also plays golf.Like William Howard Taft, the first U.S. president to play golf, Wilson, Harding, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, the Bushes and… more »

Caddie Chat: Ochoa's former looper, David Brooker, gets off to strong start on the bag of Suzann Pettersen

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It was the Women’s British Open, 2007 at St. Andrews, the final hole. Sinking her last putt for her first majors' win, Lorena Ochoa ran to David Brooker and jumped up to give her lanky caddy a monster hug. It was a very sweet victory.Anyone watching th… more »

Dye's Ocean Course on Kiawah Island can one of the best golf days in your life if you humble down and play the right tee.

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I just finished playing Pete Dye's remarkable Ocean Course on Kiawah Island near Charleston, SC. If someone told me I could play but one course in the country for the rest of my life, this would be it. (Providing I had bags of money). I would not cho… more »

Golf fashions return to classics, kind of like comfort food in hard times

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Hard to believe women once played in long skirts anchored by belts. Talk about handicaps. Since those days in the late 1800s, fashions have happily eased up. Indeed for the pros,  ladies golf fashions may be even more comfortable than the men's. After al… more »

Sprinkle a little Pixie Dust for the Perfect Romantic Golf Getaway in Bermuda

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If your best squeeze has done something wicked, give him (or her) one more shot at redemption by taking you to a wildly seductive place where you can have your lovin' and golf too. That is if you both love the game. The trick is, where?I suggests Ber… more »

Montego Bay, Jamaica, to welcome Mojo 6, a fun new LPGA tournament

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Bring on the Red Stripe. It's about time someone came up with a refreshing new tournament format. Kudos to the LPGA for making it happen.The LPGA has added a new tournament to its calendar, the Mojo 6. Taking place April 15-16 at the Cinnamon Hill Go… more »

Why should we be surprised golf course construction is in the dumps? It's happened before

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Here we go again. Everybody seems to be crying about the sad sorry plight of the golf industry. Golf courses are closing, architectural staffs are being reduced, Tom Fazio is said to be spending more time on the course playing the game rather then plo… more »

The Astonishing Korean "Seoul Sisters" factor on the 2010 LPGA Tour

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Just when we figured out how to pronounce Gulbis, Ochoa and Gustafson, sing-song, tongue-twisting names like Jiyai Shin, Eun-Hee Ji, Na Yeon Choi, Song-Hee Kim and Song Yi Choi are popping up on the first tier of the leaderboard. As we move into the… more »

Ochoa edges out Shin for Vare Trophy. Just who was Vare?

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Ochoa edges out Shin for Vare Trophy. Just who was Vare? Going into the final LPGA Tour event of the year, there was more at stake than winning the LPGA Tour Championship Presented by Rolex and the Rolex Player of the Year. The prized Vare Trophy was… more »

Something old, something new in golf books and history

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Just because a book is old doesn't mean it should gather dust on the back shelf. You might be surprised just how much fun you can get reading a book published in the early 1900s. You might also be amazed at how little the techniques in playing the game o… more »

Ladies earn bragging rights and more beating the men in Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge

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It was played November 10, but unless you were on site in Las Vegas at the Rio Secco Golf Club, you had to wait until December 19 and 20 to see the action and find out who won. That secret is closely held until the week before Christmas when each nine is… more »

Loving Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi for golf, casinos and great southern barbecue

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Everyone thinks of Florida, the Carolinas or California when wondering where to go for some warm-weather golf. But what if you could play golf in the gentle south, stay at a pretty great hotel where there were lots of entertainment options including casi… more »

Ahh, the power of chocolate to boost your energy & mood

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Stopping at the halfway house on a recent round of golf, I was looking for a quick energy fix besides Red Bull and a six pack. An admitted chocoholic, I grabbed the chocolate-flavored Performance Energy PowerBar. Though a bit chewy, it wasn't bad. Di… more »

Is the Tiger an Endangered Species?

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Note: As I wrote this before Tiger Woods just made his announcement to back off from golf for awhile, I obviously agree with his decision. Here is what I wrote. It's hard to imagine the media feeding frenzy when he next shows up to play in an event. C… more »

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