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 »

Lee and McIlroy Open For Business

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In recent weeks we've seen the coronation of two tremendous teenaged golfers in the world golfing realm. No, we are not discussing Michelle Wie, who came fairly close to an inaugural professional win. Instead, we recognize Ireland's Rory McIlroy, champ… more »

Reasons I Believed Tiger Would Return At Doral

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1. A first-round loss at the Match Play would make the week an absolute bust; 2. A run all the way to the semi-finals would involve seven or eight potential rounds, one of which would be contested at 36 holes; 3. The grasses of Arizona would cer… more »

Tiger, What Would You Say To Console Rocco?

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I promise that the title question is one you will never hear asked at a PGA Tour event yet, mind-numbingly, the press covering the LPGA tour opener saw fit to ask it of Angela Stanford. Here you have the text, courtesy of ASAP Sports: Q. What would you… more »

Beware The Unknown at Poppy Hills, Billy Andrade

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Old college chum Billy Andrade was -3 after 4, starting on the back nine at Poppy Hills. Imagine my surprise when I realized that we had lost him. I used PGATour.Com's shot tracker option to see how he fared on hole 14 and found this listing: Play by… more »

Golf Book Review: Tom Coyne's A Course Called Ireland

There is a word that writers are tempted to use at the drop of a hat, and speakers break it free of its restraints nearly twice as often, and that word is EPIC. Those in the know smile gently and quietly at its misuse, while those who carelessly toss it… more »

Two weekend gags remind us how bleeping tough golf can be

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In case you missed it, John Rollins lost his grip on the Buick this weekend at Torrey Pines. He found a way to bogey holes 16 and 18 and lose the tournament to the grateful Nick Watney. A continent away, in Georgia, young Morgan Hoffman did exactly the… more »

Tiger and Elin's son sure to be a club thrower because...

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his name is Chuck Woods. more »

Black American History Month: Uneven Fairways on The Golf Channel

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No doubt my bosses will get mad at me for bumping you to another site, but I can't ignore this series. The first golf book I ever reviewed was titled Forbidden Fairways and was written by Calvin Sinette. It details the history of black american golfers… more »

Rules Night at your local Golf Club: Bandon Crossings style

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I received the February e-newsletter today from Bandon Crossings Golf Club in Bandon, Oregon. Down two-point-five courses to its famous neighbor, Bandon Dunes, it is safe to say that the Crossings won't eclipse it anytime soon. My guess is they don't n… more »

Davis Love III: Seriously?

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Davis Love III, over-20 year golf professional and golf course architecture partner, had this to say about Torrey Pines golf courses and their greens: DAVIS LOVE III: Well, obviously a good start, tough wind and a little cooler than we're used to. But I… more »

LMAO at European Tour and its selection process for Ryder Cup captain

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The bandwagon of sportswriters has gained size and strength since Mrs. Doubtfire was named the next big thing at Ryder Cup captain school. I may be the only pseudo-sportswriter to occupy the state of LMAO. LMAO because Europe is imitating the Americans… more »

Tiger Woods and President Obama, Unofficial LPGA Wins and more

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Point # 1: So Tiger Woods is apolitical. And? Face it: most of us sound like moron cadets when discussing politics. We have a nice intro point but can hardly provide substance to back it up. Forget connecting prior and posterior events to our point… more »

Bow your head for Paul Goydos and his daughters

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Paul Goydos is a dry man, except for a brief while along the 17th at TPC last Spring vs. Sergio Garcia. He is also a good man , raising daughters while an ex-wife battle addiction. Over the weekend, that ex-wife passed away and Goydos left the sun to… more »

File Tadd Fujikawa under NEVER SAW THIS COMING at SONY Open

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Nine birdies, one bogey, one missed four-footer on 16 (although I hate those assertions; more on this later) and Tadd Fujikawa is the current leader in the clubhouse of the SONY Open in Hawaii. A kid whose dad was arrested late last year for drug posses… more »

Golf Course Strategy: Open For Debate

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Tripp Davis is as good a player as I could ever hope to be. He makes trips to my neighborhood for the Porter Cup and typically shoots under 300 for 4 rounds. He played division one golf at Oklahoma and hob-nobbed with the finest golfers of his day. By ho… more »
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