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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 »

I left my mind ... in a wee burn in Carnoustie

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"My whole point is where do we draw the line?" Van de Velde asked, and called the rule change a farce. "If we accept that women can enter our tournaments, then it applies that men can play with women," he said. The commercial playing the hole with… more »

Lonnie Nielsen: My Old Pro

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A year ago, I sat dejectedly in front of this screen. My old pro had finished 35th on the Champions Tour money list, 35th IN THE OLD GUYS' WORLD, and had failed to retain his card. Lonnie Nielsen had spent the entire 2004 season with a complete exempt… more »

BamBam ... Bamberger has a new club. Let's hit him with it.

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BamBam is obviously looking for a new playmate since Pebbles grew up. Problem is, he went about it the wrong way. Waited a day to tell the new girl on the block that she did something naughty. Unfortunately, he didn't tell her straight out, just went… more »

Magical 59

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Why is it that the Champions Tour is the only collection of professional golfers that has yet to produce a sub-60 score? I'm watching Morris Hatalsky as he turns in -6, then birdies his tenth hole to go -7, and pondering this notion. Annika has her 59,… more »

Predetermination, not Vu jaDe: Fearless Golf

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We love to think, I've been there before; we love to take foreign expressions and tinker with them, and we hate facing our demons. While competing in the high-pressure arena of the western New York Public Links Golf Association's two-man scratch scram… more »

Memo To PGA Tour: No Thank You, I'll Stay Where I Am

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This week the little boys (Nationwide Tour) make their annual stop at the Gila River Invitational. Ain't no cooler name on the PGA Tour, let me tell you. Ranks right up there with other, mad tight sponsorships on the second tour, like Jacob's Creek, Pa… more »

Sunday Predictions-- A little light, a little heavy.

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12:05 p.m. -- Justin Leonard, United States, vs. Tim Clark, LEONARD STARTS HITTING BALL SIDEWAYS WHILE CLARK PUTS ON USUAL PUTTING DISPLAY. WORLD MOVES ONE POINT AHEAD. 12:15 p.m. -- David Toms, United States, vs. Trevor Immelman, ALTHOUGH IMMELMAN… more »

Why so long for the Fred and Davis reunion?

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They won multiple world cups together. They genuinely like each other, yet feed off each other competitively. They are the same age, the same personality, the same height (almost.) Why did it take Captain Jack so long to put them together? Davis lose… more »

Twenty Questions

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1. Can Tiger play alternate shot with himself? 2. Can Michelle Wie become a professional model, and maintain her amateur status in golf, play for Stanford, etc.? 3. Can Morgan Pressel bottle her attitude and sell it on the web? 4. Can Jim Fu… more »

Memo to pro team captains: Do It Like Bob

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Here is a twenty-second blog in honor of Bob Lewis. Pick the youngsters who can play, and screw the "we need a veteran presence" theory. Fred is 0-2, Beth didn't play well, Curtis and Lanny didn't play well. Only the Walker Cup team went with all youn… more »

We all make mistakes...Fight The Rage!

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During this season of raw reality, we have all become a bit more introspective, and perhaps extra-spective in the process. We have sent money to victims of Katrina, opened our homes to refugees from Rita, and purchased more rubber wrist bands for variou… more »

Phil Mickelson's Pledge: The Right Way

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Just read that Phil is pledging his earnings or 250K to the hurricane relief fund. Gotta like the style. He's going to go out and play his best, and if he eclipses the 250K (what is that, Tenth Place these days?) for the week, great. If not, we know w… more »

Waiting to break through: Trev!!!!

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As I peruse the leaderboard of the Canadian Open, Trevor Immelman's name appears at -3. This is THE GUY to watch for the next few years. Even though he has won around the globe, including a World Cup with noted slowpoke Rory Sabbatini, that breakthroug… more »

Golf in the wake of Katrina

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The scenes continue to numb us, the thought that our own would open fire on workers attempting to repair breeched levees is surreal, yet the world spins on. I'd like to begin by recognizing and thanking the many courses who are hosting day-long benefits… more »

Bill Syken Golf Blog in SI.Com--What the $%#@& are you saying?

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So Bill Syken, who now writes something called the Daily Blog for SI.Com, is the new master of the counter-trap? Actually, since I never played football, I have no idea what that is. How about the misdirection play? Syken lists three reasons why Tig… more »
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