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Enough with the beach volleyball already! (A mandatory Olympics blog)

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Until today, I had endeavored mightily to avoid writing anything about an already over-hyped 2008 Summer Olympics", but my dwindling patience have been finally ripped asunder. And I must beg, of all that is holy (and even the unholy programmers at NBC):… more »

Dixon Golf introduces world's first green golf ball

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When I first received the press release announcing Dixon Golf's new green golf balls, I thought to myself: "Geez, I've got enough trouble finding the white ones." But then I realized I had been misled by the rampant polysemy in English, and that Dixon… more »

Tour Edge signs LPGA young gun Stacy Prammanasudh

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One result of an equipment company signing an endorsement deal with a PGA Tour player or LPGA Tour player – heck, any tour player – is usually an increase in the price of the equipment. Ya gotta pay for that endorsement contract somehow. On the… more »

Vision golf balls are an Aussie alternative to Titleist and Nike

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Watching the commercials during this year's British Open -- or any televised golf tournament, actually – you'd think there are only two brands of golf balls: Titleist and Nike. There are all sorts of balls on the market, though, that conform to USGA… more »

Michelle Wie DQ'd from the State Farm Classic

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Wow. Just when we thought Michelle Wie had faded, finally, from the limelight, she found herself in the clubhouse Saturday alone in second place at the State Farm Classic in Springfield, Illinois. That position didn't last long, though, as she was… more »

Golf apparel companies love a sloppy, windy British Open

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The players may wish for bright, warm, windless conditions each year at the venerable and unpredictable British Open, and galleries may shiver in their soggy Wellingtons with the thought of another windy, wet day on the links. But apparel companies pr… more »

Miles of Golf in Ypsilanti, Michigan, like Disney World for golfers

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My kids are always after me to take them to Disney Word. I, of course, would rather spend money on a golf vacation.Although it's true that there are plenty of great golf courses in Orlando, with the price of gas, who can afford to drive, fly, or even… more »

Best food in La Jolla? Try George's at the Cove

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When you're a foodie, you remember certain dinners with a fondness normally reserved for long-lost lovers or dead pets. Last month, while covering the U.S. Open, I had the pleasure of dining at George's at the Cove in La Jolla, which had been recommend… more »

Tour Edge Golf offers free premium shaft upgrade with fitting

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Tour Edge, one of the highest-tech golf equipment companies you've maybe never heard of, is offering a premium shaft upgrade to golfers who purchase a new Exotics XCG or XLD driver. To find a VariableFit Interchangeable Fitting System location near y… more »

Natalie Gulbis announces essay contest

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Natalie Gulbis, LPGA player and leggy calendar-girl, announced on June 24 an essay contest. The theme of the essay is, "Who's Behind Your Success?" and entries of 200 words or less can be submitted at the link above. According to RSM McLadrey, the… more »

Tiger done for rest of season: ACL surgery and stress fractures

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Anyone who was at the U.S. Open and paying attention knew something was not right with Tiger's knee. Now it's official: He's done for the season.According to Tiger's own website, he needs surgery on a blown ACL and time to heal two stress fractures i… more »

Bittersweet 2008 U.S. Open hangover

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The 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was choc-a-bloc full of drama and character and story lines. But I am left with none of the lingering buzz that appears to affect some of the younger, appletini-drinking writers around here. Instead, I've got a U.S.… more »

Rocco Mediate needs a rubber snake at the 2008 U.S. Open playoff

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Anyone out there remember the 1971 U.S. Open? (BTuck, you're excused.) Chatty, wise-cracking Lee Trevino squared off against the intense, and intensely favored, Jack Nicklaus in an 18-hole playoff. On the first tee Monday morning, Trevino flipped a… more »

Majorus interruptus: Tiger draws out the drama, and the agony, at the 2008 U.S. Open

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As I stood behind the tee box at the 389-yard 2nd hole at Torrey Pines, I figured Tiger Woods would try to recover from yet another triple bogey on the 1st hole (his third in four rounds), with a safe long iron down the middle of the fairway. Instead,… more »

Cadillac commercial vixen Kate Walsh graces Lexus Power of h gala at the "other" U.S. Open

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Major sporting events in that there are really two events running in parallel: The actual sporting competition, and the see-and-be-seen world of celebrity-rich parties.The 2008 U.S. Open is no exception, especially in the SoCal setting of La Jolla.… more »

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