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Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 7: Europeans refuse to acknowledge win until Michelle Wie can produce a long-form birth certificate

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This just in: The European Solheim Cup Team has just announced that they will not acknowledge the U.S. victory until a key player—unbeaten rookie from Hawai'i Michelle Wie—can produce a long-form birth certificate. Laura Davies was the first Euro… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 6: Solheim MVP? My vote is for Christina Kim

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This is a tough call, and it's going to make some folks angry, but I think Christina Kim is the Solheim Cup MVP – that is, if the matches keep going the way they are right now, and she wins her match to secure the critical 14th point. Kim just birdi… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 5: Julie Inkster the epitome of class

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After coming close to pulling off a great veteran win, Julie Inkster found herself in a whole heap of trouble on 18. As her par pitch from the front of the green came up two feet short, she tumbled to the ground in some good-natured theater. When she pic… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 4: Coming down to the wire

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It's still too close to call it at the 2009 Solheim Cup. Just take a look at the scoreboard in the media center… The U.S opened with two strong performances from Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford, and Michelle Wie is 1-up with one hole to go aga… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 3: How to look mean in match play

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When it comes to match play, gamesmanship is a critical weapon to have in your arsenal. Intimidation is the 15th club in the bag of many a great match play golfer. How does one go about intimidating without sacrificing sportsmanship? Well, one way… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 2: These women rock (especially Christina Kim)

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Wandering through the crowds and players on the first few holes of the Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, I take no notebook with me, nor do I have any pre-set strategy. I'm simply soaking in the atmosphere like my liver soaking… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 1: U.S. Team talent interleaved for final-day singles

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I just arrived at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and am struck immediately by the throngs of fans and the pristine course. From what I saw of the layout in my long trudge from the wrong lot to the media center, it's a bit of a curious desig… more »

Michelle Wie closes at Solheim Cup

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Round 3 of the Solheim Cup is in the books, and the Europeans have closed the gap. The teams are now tied at 6. The U.S. would be behind, in fact, if not for the only point won this morning: Michelle Wie and Christina Kim closed out Helen Alfredsson and… more »

Toast PGA Championship and waning days of summer with Mount Gay Eclipse Gold Rum

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Well, the PGA Championship is half-over, and summer is all but done as well, what with kids heading back to school in a week or so and football season just a touch-pass away.Sigh…It makes one sit and ponder the inevitable march of time, the ine… more »

Playing stinks, but player smells great

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My golf game is finally coming around a bit, but I'm still not where I'd like to be this late in the season. Fortunately, some great shirts from House of Carrington and Antigua keep me styling on the links. After all, it's about how trim and chic the… more »

25,000 Minnesotans turn out to watch Tiger's Monday practice round

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Minnesota boasts more golfers per capita than any other state, and it is the only state to have hosted all 13 USGA championships. And during the precious six to seven months of the golf season, Minnesotans take every opportunity to hit the links, so the… more »

Hireko Golf's Avatar XMOI driver makes for a rousing scramble

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I recently reviewed the Dynacraft Avatar XMOI driver by Hireko Golf, remarking in particular on the 48-inch Aldila NV shaft that came in the club they sent me. At the time of testing, my on-course game resembled the Hindenburg's first and only flight… more »

American Express Cardmembers get special treatment at the PGA Championship

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With my credit rating, I can't get a Dollar Store credit card, much less an American Express Card. But golf fans fortunate enough to hold one of those magical plastic keys to the kingdom should consider heading out to the PGA Championship at Hazeltine Na… more »

It's not how you play, it's how you look

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One of my favorite semi-old Saturday Night Live characters was Billy Crystal's Fernando, who hosted "Fernando's Hideaway." In it, he interviewed celebs, both real and impersonated, plying them with his smarmy over-the-top Latin charm. The catch phrase… more »

"The Sure Thing: The Making and Unmaking of Michelle Wie" by Eric Adelson

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You know the feeling you get when you are watching a horror movie, and you just know that something bad is going to happen to the nice, cute, clueless girl as soon as she wanders away from the group? Well, as I was reading the opening chapters of "The… more »

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