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How to fit in at a SoCal U.S. Open

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There is nothing like the weekend at the U.S. Open. And there never has been anything like the 2008 U.S. Open, as this is the first time it has ever been held at Torrey Pines. The USGA has begun a trend of awarding Opens to public courses, like Torrey… more »

The most overlooked golf equipment highlighted at the 2008 U.S. Open

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Arriving just past midnight last night in Los Angeles on my way down to La Jolla for the final three days of the U.S. Open, I realized that I have overlooked a critical piece of golf equipment during my stint as Equipment Editor for My… more »

California or bust: On the road to the U.S. Open

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – I'm on my way to board a plane for Los Angeles, where I'll be picking up a shiny new Lexus hybrid sedan and tooling on down to La Jolla for the final three days of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. The best part? I get to take my f… more »

Wisconsin Dells hit hard by floods, but Wild Rock Golf Club survives

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For people living in the upper Midwest, the Wisconsin Dells is like the Poconos or Catskills for those living in the Northeastern seaboard. It’s a huge and, until recently, quite wild and natural network of lakes, rivers, and rocky woodlands. And,… more »

Preview round at The Castle Course at St. Andrews: Nothing like it in Fife

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Scotland—The sun is shining, the temperatures are balmy, and the wind is calm. And the Scots are looking around at one another quizzically, almost as if they expect a joke is being played on them. Of course two days ago, when I was treated to one of… more »

Edinburgh, Scotland: Great for the guys, less so for the family

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Certain Scots will tell you that St. Andrews may be the birthplace of golf, but the oldest extant links are in Edinburgh, at Musselburgh Old Links. Still, with the immense historical import of Scotland's second-largest city, including the castle, the… more »

Indianapolis 500: Way, way more boring than watching golf

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Once again, I'm in Indianapolis for the Indianapolis 500 weekend. And thank God, it was years ago that I decided to stop attending the race itself. The following observation and/or opinion is bound to incite vehement protests from race fans, but I fin… more »

Golf makes the mainstream news: Tiger & Bush

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It's a rare couple of weeks that sees golf-related stories getting attention in the non-sporting news world. First, Tiger Woods was named by MEN'S FITNESS magazine as America's Fittest Guy. Then, President Bush stated (in an extremely awkward inte… more »

Raise a glass in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Old Tom Morris

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Dearest Friends in Golf,We are gathered here today to remember Old Tom Morris, who on this day in 1908, passed from this world through a darkened doorway he thought was the door to the loo. He was 86 at the time, and had outlived his wife, and his so… more »

Tour Edge launches new website to better showcase critically acclaimed clubs

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It's nice when a small equipment company makes good. We were one of the first publications to review the Tour Edge Exotics fairway woods, and this year, the newest incarnation of the Exotics line has rated at the top of the lists of some major traditi… more »

Paul Goydos almost wins one for the rest of us

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Paul Goydos is 42 years old, and a portly 5"9", 190 lbs. He hits sort of a cut shot (i.e, a controlled slice), not terribly far, but extremely reliable. He putts with one of those huge, ugly mallet putters – a TaylorMade Rossa Monza -- that looks l… more »

Callaway golf shirts exemplify smart fabrics, and befuddle dumb golfers (like me)

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We here in the Midwest apparently don't deserve more than two warm, dry days in a row. Farmers cannot get their crops in the soil, and golfers cannot get their tees in the turf. It's a toss-up, at this point, as to who is more frustrated. So two days… more »

"Birdies for the Children" and 11-year-old founder Yuvish Singh give golfers of all ages reason for optimism

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If I had a nickel for every time I heard old people grumbling about "Kids these days," I'd have almost as many nickels as I would if I got one every time I heard some old fart prattle on about how much a nickel used to buy. Seriously, if you listen to… more »

Q: Who won The Masters? A: Nike!

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It was somewhere early in the afternoon of what felt like the longest Masters Sunday in history when I noticed and blogged about the dominance of Nike staff players on the leaderboard. Now, during the Masters post-mortem (which doesn't actually seem a… more »

Masters Real-time blogging -- epilogue ("Tiger takes a turn on the table")

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So Tiger had knee surgery scheduled even before the Masters, eh? This news makes me think of Part 20 in my real-time blogging on the final roun, where I observed that "something's not right" with the Chosen One. His body language was just all wrong du… more »
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