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Lone Star State is big enough for both new and old Valero Texas Open hosts: Westin La Cantera and TPC San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- That big, 1,001-room hotel that sits behind the 16th green was quite the As the TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott opened up last year, it meant the Westin la Cantera had to step aside to make room at the top. I just wrote a fe… more »

What's with public universities keeping their golf clubs private?

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We're thick into the middle of college football season and TravelGolf.com's On Campus series, where we highlight a different big game and that town's golf every week. But I'm noticing an alarming trend: many public university's golf clubs are closed… more »

Golf travel in Europe regret: not spending enough time in Hamburg, Germany

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Debuting this week on GolfEurope.com is my feature on Hamburg, Germany, written based off a trip I took to the northern region earlier this summer (click here for a previous column on golf in the region). You may notice the article is not epically lo… more »

Travel advice: looking for great golf & nightlife in one destination

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As I'm sure is the case with most of my colleagues, I often receive emails and IMs from friends asking for golf trip advice. I may as well share my answers with everyone since what I'd tell my aunt is the same I'd tell you. So now a buddy of mine… more »

Princeville's Makai Course on Kauai goes under the knife; could become one of America's best resort courses

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There is a golf course renovation just underway that I'm greatly interested in: The Makai Course at the Princeville Resort on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Princeville is most famously known for it's demanding Prince Course, widely regarded as one of… more »

Stocks in the red? Myrtle Beach's best value season for golf is around the corner

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If you're like me, your portfolio is seeing more red these days than a slasher film. And if you watch business channels for a half hour a day like me, chances are you're so freaked out you're cutting your budget left and right: Toothpaste is for the… more »

2008 was a good year for Sergio Garcia

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The demise of Sergio Garcia has been greatly exaggerated! I've been crunching some numbers for 2008, and it's shaping out to be the best - if not the most painful - year of his career. While Sergio sips his sangria somewhere in the south of Spain, I… more »

Boo Weekley deserves lifetime Ryder Cup exemption; Azinger should captain in 2010

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- Boo Weekley turned a Tiger-less Ryder Cup into one of the year's greatest sporting spectacles, right there with the Federer-Nadal Wimbledon finals, Michael Phelps' gold medal runs and even topped Tiger and Rocco's U.S. Open clash. W… more »

Fight breaks out on shuttle bus among drunk media after Ryder Cup Matches

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- This is what happens when free beer is served after dinner in the media center... If you saw the European team's press conference Sunday night on the Golf Channel, you know the media was feeling a little feisty. It turns out they… more »

Can't blame European Captain Nick Faldo for Garcia, Harrington and Westwood goose eggs in Ryder Cup

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- No one has felt the heat more than European Captain Nick Faldo this week, who hasn't made a decision without someone calling it "boneheaded" or "English-biased". Now that the Americans have officially clinched the Ryder Cup, thanks… more »

Ryder Cup Matches: Sunday singles pairings and predictions

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- Before I get started with Sunday's pairings and my predictions, I want to get something of my chest. I was hanging with a few golf writers last weekend who didn't speak very highly of Valhalla, with "overrated" sprinkled all over th… more »

Lee Westwood gets another shot at Boo Weekley in Saturday PM Ryder Cup fourballs

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- Lee Westwood, after complaining about Boo Weekley's conduct yesterday, then sitting out the morning match because of what Nick Faldo said to be "blisters from new shoes", will get another shot at Weekley this afternoon. Westwood and Han… more »

European captain Nick Faldo already hitting the panic button: benches Westwood and Garcia for Saturday Ryder Cup foursomes

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- U.S. Captain Paul Azinger is sticking to his guns Saturday morning, going with the same lineup that earned him three points in Friday's foursomes. European captain Nick Faldo is doing his best impression of an over-caffeinated Wall… more »

Team Texas: Mahan & Leonard winning over Louisville fans at Ryder Cup

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- Louisville may as well be in Texas right now. Hunter Mahan and Justin Leonard are stealing what was supposed to be Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes' show and the crowds are going nuts at the Ryder Cup. After a rough start this morning, L… more »

So much for "aggressive" play: Hyped Mickelson-Kim pairing have one birdie thru 13

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- You can't listen to an American player talk about Valhalla this week without mentioning that it caters to "aggressive" play. Apparently they've taken a page from the Tim Duncan-style interview. "If you hit the fairway, you can be ag… more »

You're in good hands with...Lefty? Ryder Cup U.S. Captain Paul Azinger taps Mickelson to lead American charge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The United States Ryder Cup team is swinging for the fences with it's lead-off hitter tomorrow morning at Valhalla. In an attempt to end a dismal losing streak to the European team, captain Paul Azinger is counting on the sometimes… more »