All the world's a stage, and it's time for Arnold Palmer to exit

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Here I am in a Southeast Asian country men call paradise, and what am I doing on a warm and sunny Thursday afternoon in late February? I'm watching a three-week-old re-run of the Wendy's Champions Skins Game on Thai satellite TV. How pathetic is that?… more »

If David Duval ever wins again, brace yourself for a Hollywood golf biopic

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Nobody in the history of sports has fallen further from a higher place than David Duval. To go from the world's No. 1 player to a guy who has trouble breaking 80 is unprecedented in golf. Every sport has examples of athletes who have fallen from grace… more »

Triumphant golfers from Korea, Thailand give a glimpse of the Asian Century

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Joo Mee Kim of Korea won the LPGA Tour's SBS Open in Hawaii over the weekend. She beat 22-year-old Soo Young Moon, also of Korea, in a playoff. Korean Charlie Wi won the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Sunday. Michelle Wie, a Korean-American, i… more »

Thaworn of Thailand steals Padraig Harrington's thunder in sultry Malaysian Open

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Although defending champion Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand is seeking his third straight Malaysian Open victory this week, Padraig Harrington was tapped as the favorite in Kuala Lumpur, despite the fact that he's never won the tournament before. This gives… more »

Michelle Wie's fame proves life is unfair (just ask Morgan Pressel)

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When I worked at The Denver Post we had a Sunday columnist who, whenever she wanted to generate a ton of letters from readers, wrote negative stuff about the pope and the Catholic Church. I don't see much resemblance between the pope and Michelle Wie… more »

Mike Weir unraveled at AT&T Pebble Beach but he's too tough to stay down

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I was disappointed when Mike Weir came apart in the final round of the 2006 AT&T Pebble Beach, carding six bogeys and a double-bogey to finish with a 78. After his brilliant opening-round 63 -- and having finished fourth, third and second in the AT&a… more »

The contrast is striking between AT&T and Johnnie Walker golf tourneys

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Some of you remember when the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Tournament was known as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am. The crooner started the event as an informal get-together with his Hollywood friends and some pro golfers in 1937. Sam Snead won first pri… more »

Newly divorced Colin Montgomerie needs a Johnnie Walker win - or a good bottle of Scotch

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I have a rooting interest in this week's Johnnie Walker Classic where Colin Montgomerie, the moody Scot, is itching for a win. Last weekend, Tiger Woods won the Dubai Desert Classic while a subdued Monty finished 101st. Even more distressing was the s… more »

American golf too pricey? Fly to Pattaya or Bangkok, Thailand

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The Zagat Survey's "America's Top Golf Courses" names Riverdale Dunes in Colorado the best budget course. Zagat's criterion for a "budget course:" greens fees of $40 and under. I don't know about you, but $40 twice a week puts a big dent in my budget.… more »

Nice FBR, err, Phoenix Open win - but don't rank J.B. Holmes with Tiger or Snead

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By the final hole of the Phoenix Open (I prefer the old name to "FBR Open"), the TV announcer was predicting superstardom for the winner, J. B. Holmes, who won by seven strokes in only his sixth PGA Tour event. Granted, the kid from Kentucky -- who lo… more »

Why players on the PGA Tour call Phil Mickelson "FIGJAM"

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According to the February GQ article naming Phil Mickelson one of the most hated guys in sports, the other players on the PGA Tour call him "FIGJAM," which stands for "F**k I'm great, just ask me." Why do they call him FIGJAM? Just go to Phil's offici… more »

Beaver Cleaver knows why GQ hates Phil Mickelson

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Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for making GQ’s list of the "10 Most Hated Athletes" in the February issue, now on the newsstands. Way to go, we're proud of you, Lefty! After years of trying, you finally won a major tournament. And now you've been ex… more »

Michelle Wie wins a major = I drop trousers at Augusta during the Masters!

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Talk of Michelle Wie winning a major is just so much blah-blah Pretty courageous of Jennifer Mario to bet us in her blog that Michelle Wie will win a men's major sometime in her career. Way to go out on a limb, Jennifer. Since we're talking about a… more »

With SK Telecom Open in sight, is Wie the Pete Rademacher of golf?

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Michelle Wie has signed up to play in a men's tournament again, this time the SK Telecom Open in Korea in May. It'll be her eighth attempt to make the cut against the guys, and maybe eight times is a charm. This business - and it is about business - o… more »

The International, the PGA Tour's dumbest event, gets 6-year reprieve

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I was surprised this morning to read, belatedly, that The International tournament in Castle Pines, Colorado has signed a new six-year deal with CBS and The Golf Channel. Surprised why? Because after last year's sleep-inducing 36-hole closing day, I… more »