What's happening to Ernie Els?

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Ernie Els was supposed to be on the comeback trail. He won the Alfred Dunhill last December after a five-month layoff due to a knee injury. It was the second tourney after his comeback. Then he finished second in the South Africa Open. Since then –… more »

Ocean course at Kiawah Island does favor for walkers

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The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is soon to become a walking-only facility in the mornings, beginning January 1, 2007. "Walking has been a fundamental part of the game of golf since the first ball was struck on the seaside links of Scotla… more »

Michelle Wie: reverse, reverse discrimination?

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Some years ago, when I played on the sixth grade football team, the fifth-grade football team was short a man. The fifth-grade coach asked me if I would play, even though he knew it was illegal. I was still in my pads from practice, and I said sure – i… more »

Hampton Club in Golden Isles is the best marsh golf I've seen

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Myrtle Beach likes to rave about its great marsh courses, with good reason – the Grand Strand has some excellent marsh courses. So do, obviously, many other parts of the East Coast. But, for pure views, I'll take the Hampton Club on Georgia’s St.… more »

PGA Tour should follow International Golf Federation policy regarding steroids

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As too often is the case nowadays, the U.S. is lagging behind the world in issues that matter. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has his head in the sand when it comes to steroids and drugs. The International Golf Federation does not. While Finchem… more »

Michelle Wie, the Queen of Pain, continues her lucrative career of failure

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It's hardly news that Michelle Wie missed another cut at a men's golf tournament. This is how she makes her living. She makes a ton of money missing these cuts, and she has perfected her technique. She misses cuts better than any other female golfer, liv… more »

Myrtle Beach pols finally helping golf course communities

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Myrtle Beach pols are finally getting around to setting limits on golf course redevelopment and protecting homeowners. The Horry County Council rezoned the north course at Deer Track to limit the number of homes that can be built there to three an acr… more »

Yes, Biloxi is back in the golf business

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A reader wrote recently that he was considering putting together a golf trip to Biloxi. He says he found one Gulfport golf packager out of business, another who wouldn't answer his phone, another who said the area wasn't ready for tourists, and a travel… more »

Tiger Woods done in by Leprechaun

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Of all the people who I thought wouldn't back down from Tiger Woods, Paddy Harrington would have been way down on my list, even though he's had a great year. But, it was the little Irishman who rallied to beat El Tigre at the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday,… more »

Michelle Wie sellouts back in action

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People are falling all over themselves again to get the brand name Michelle Wie in their golf tournaments. The LPGA Safeway International changed the date of the event, after holding discussions with B.J., Michelle's father. "Coincidentally, our n… more »

New Greg Norman course in Florida: One, not two

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Greg Norman will design one, not two courses at the Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter, Florida. Plans originally called for two Norman courses to be the centerpiece of the upscale project, but the developers sold more than 800 acres and put the kibosh on t… more »

PGA Tour modifies FedEX Cup, Tim Finchem obviously reads TravelGolf.com

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The PGA Tour can sure move fast when it wants to. Soon after announcing its new FedEX Cup logistics, it's already changed them after getting feedback from the players and media. At issue were the three "playoff" events. Originally, the tour decreed no… more »

St. Kitts and Nevis: A pretty but unhappy couple

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This is my second time in St. Kitts. People keep telling me it's the "last undiscovered island in the Caribbean." I was here about two years ago, and people kept telling me the same thing. It doesn't look undiscovered to me. I see a lot of people ever… more »

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club calls in Bobby Weed for Lagoon course makeover

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The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club loves architect Bobby Weed. It called in Weed to renovate its famed Ocean course in 1998, and has again called on him to re-do its other course, the Lagoon. The first order of business is to lengthen the Lagoon. It stands… more »

Finally, a solution for slow play

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The Australians have finally come up with a solution for one of golf's biggest problems: slow play. The obvious answer – and I don't know why I never thought of this – is to make sure you have a rugby player in your group. Police say they have… more »

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