Archives for: May 2009

Utah's dunce who bunker-crashed the Tiger-Mickelson pairing Sunday at the Masters tells all!

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I stumbled across this great find from Geoff Shackelford's golf blog, who was alerted to it by a reader of his... The Masters dunce/patron who disrupted play on No. 17 Sunday during the Tiger-Phil showdown has spoken out - at length - about his antics… more »

Twitter athletes like Shaq, John Daly, Natalie Gulbis, Danica make celeb life seem boring

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When it became apparent many of the greatest athletes in the world were going to use Twitter to fill us in on their glamorous daily lives, sports fans everywhere became giddy about it. Maybe Terrell Owens would instantly TwitPic an image from a Las V… more »

Portmarnock tops Royal County Down in new Golf Digest Ireland course ranking, and that is absurd

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Golf Digest Ireland has released its Top 100 golf courses in Ireland ranking, and there is a very noticeable upset at the top. Portmarnock Golf Club near Dublin has been given the top spot for 2009, now rated higher than Royal County Down, a mainstay nea… more »

Wisdom eternal: judge uses Caddyshack quotes to shoot down Giuliani case vs. Duke University

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As if we didn't need anymore evidence that Caddyshack is the bible for all things golf. According to the report posted by, the judge ruling over the Andrew Giuliani vs. Duke University case found he could best explain his ruling in… more »

Enough hating: time for the LPGA, golf fans to start pulling for Michelle Wie

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We've all taken our shots at Michelle Wie over the last two years as she went from a teen phenom with limitless potential, to a cautionary tale of young, misguided talent. But if the LPGA is going to stop the bleeding of sponsorships and events and e… more »

Hotels should ditch the Terminator wake-up machine and go back to humans

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Does anyone else hate the idea of a computer waking them up in the morning when they're staying at a hotel? I for one, can't stand when I'm asked to type in my wake-up time using military time in the evening, or when a radio station or computer voice… more »

Captain Corey Pavin wants Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to tee it up at Ryder Cup host Celtic Manor for Wales Open

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Recently named Ryder Cup Captain for the American team Corey Pavin is already trying to push his weight around a little - all 110 pounds or so of it. He's calling on his two top-ranked American players to participate in next month's Wales Open on the Eur… more »

A.W. Tillinghast golf courses are well represented in San Antonio, including new muni refurb Brackenridge Park

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I got my first look at an A.W. Tillinghast design yesterday in San Antonio at Brackenridge Park Golf Course. I'm surprised I haven't played a Tillinghast before (I've played a Tillinghast-inspired course, Shaftesbury Glen near Myrtle Beach), but I th… more »

Tiger Woods could learn something from Players Championship cool cat Henrik Stenson

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It's amazing how easy golf can be when you hit fairways off the tee. We see it every weekend playing our own ball (I hit four fairways this morning at the Quarry in San Antonio - and my iffy score reflected it). In the Players Championship, it was th… more »

Golf Digest lists its 50 best 19th holes: Some of my favorite watering holes around the world for a beer

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I was just perusing through Golf Digest's list of the "50 Best 19th Holes" between watching action of the Players Championship, and it inspired me to crack open a Bud - and go down memory lane, thinking about my own favorite 19th holes. Surveying the… more »

East Lothian vs. St. Andrews vs. Highlands as Scotland golf destinations

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One of's more passionate readers and writers of links golf in the U.K. and especially Scotland has written in asking for my opinion. From Shanks: BTuck, I'd love to read your comparison of golf in northern Scotland to the East Lothian a… more »

2013 British Open Championship is coming back to Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland (and how to get a tee time)

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Having just been in East Lothian for a week at the end of April, the rumblings around the area were that Muirfield was a lock for the 2013 Open Championship. That was confirmed this week, as it was just announced that Muirfield will in fact be the ve… more »