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A Golfer's Dream: 'Regular guy' Larry Berle conquers Golf Digest's List of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

A fellow from middle America decided to go on a quest a decade ago. He completed the quest by playing America's Top 100 golf courses. He then decided to sit down and write a book about his travels. Larry Berle dedicates 90 percent of the book to a… more »

Summary of Quotes on Gary Player's drug diatribe

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Fortunately for the golfing world, hotter heads prevailed, and current world golf figures went off on Gary Player after his random press conference on doping in golf. PARNEVIK After his round, Parnevik responded harshly to recent comments from Gary P… more »

LPGA Tour's HSBC World Match Play Championship: Round One Close-Up

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20 to 12. That was the score during the first round of the HSBC WWMPC in New Rochelle, New York. That was the score, with the margin of victory favoring ... the favorites. Twelve upsets took place, where lower seeds found a way to win (or higher seeds… more »

The British Open: Far and Away The Best Golf Major of 2007

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It only took one round over the nastiest course along the Open rotation to prove that the British Open will be the best of the Majors of 2007. Does the PGA even get a nod? NO, NO, NO! Why not? Two words: Southern Hills. Bad course in a furnace. Ba… more »

Golf Writers on Steroids ... what Gary Player doesn't know

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On the heels of Gary Player's attention-grab at Carnoustie, it is my intent to come clean and let you know what I know about steroid use in the golf writer world. To begin, the case of Kiel Christianson. A few short years back, Kiel was a chubby acad… more »

Hogan's Alley in British Open...Really That Narrow at Carnoustie?

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A picture is worth a thousand words, according to philosophers, songwriters, and ad agencies. It might require a simple four words here, to dispute the decades-old trumpet song of glory of Ben Hogan at Carnoustie in 1953. I'm looking, as are you,… more »

Coolest tech feature for Open Championship at Carnoustie

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In spite of all the recent news coming out of Carnoustie, the Open Championship will go on, in all its gore and glory. However, there is one feature on OpenGolf.Com that will allow you to enjoy the event on the web even more. It's the course guide.… more »

Practice rounds at Carnoustie have nothing on this dry run!

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Word on the fairway is that practice rounds at Carnoustie have been unpredictable. Tiger plays in wind and rain (like most cats, he despises crappy weather), TIGER IN WIND AND RAIN while Phil comes out in shorts and slides a few hours later. Ask… more »

Devil's Advocate takes Austin's Side on British Open bail

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“It blows my mind,” Mark Brooks the 1996 PGA champion, said of Austin’s decision to miss the British. “I can’t even imagine it. I think he owes it to himself. It’s good to have an appreciation of the game and its roots. When he stops playin… more »

The Michigan Road Day Six: End of the Road at Treetops

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If all good things must come to an end, imagine how I felt when a great thing came to an end. Fortunately for me, northern Michigan was more of a flirtation than a relationship, so I don't have the heavy teen angst that one might feel when things get se… more »

"Eaks Streaks" to an eagle and an ace on Champions Tour

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I know that the golf world will be startled at the interruption of my Michigan Road series, but when PGATour.Com titles a sub-head "Eaks Streaks," it's time to digress and reflect. Many are aware of my former student-teacher relationship with Lonnie N… more »

The Michigan Road: Day Five @ Boyne Highlands

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There is a movement in Michigan ... not a political one, nor an ethical one, but a geographic one. You move from the terrain of the "flatlander" to the heights of the "highlanders" without so much as a notion. There are no precipitous climbs up the sid… more »

Day Four of The Michigan Road: Shanty Creek Resort

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I'll be honest: the lounge at Boyne Highlands closes in 40 minutes, we leave for Treetops at 5 am, and drive back to Buffalo after 27 holes at Treetops ... I need to eat and sleep, so this will be a picture blog. Here are four quick shots of Cedar Rive… more »

The Michigan Road Day Three: The Mountain Ridge course at Crystal Mountain

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Long before the world heard of Tom Doak, Bill Coore, or Jim Engh, and long after the likes of Walter Travis, Donald Ross, and Seth Raynor had worked their magic on the land, golf courses were designed by local folk who exhibited no pedigree for the craft… more »

The Michigan Road: Day Two @ Arcadia Bluffs

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Arcadia was "a mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people," so spaketh Evidently, when you bring bluffs into play, all contentment and innocence goes to pot! Those northe… more »

The Michigan Road: Day One...Tullymore @ St. Ives

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In days of yore (the 1960s), men of wisdom proclaimed that a northern golf resort could indeed turn a profit. These wise men, of Michigan stock, set the table from which other northern golfing folk would dine for years to come. In this spirit, three… more »
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