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 »

Enough with The Hangover: Here's how to do a real Las Vegas buddy trip - and with golf

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Every man needs a vacation once in awhile - whether it's a bachelor party ala "The Hangover" or just to get away from work for a long weekend with good buddies. While "The Hangover" took the popular mancation premise and shredded it with a lot of ste… more »

Think Tiger Woods inflates PGA Tour purses? Think again - maybe 'golf can survive' after all

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While fired up about a number of Tiger Woods issues debated in the media this afternoon, especially the clubbed-to-death notion that "golf can't survive without Tiger Woods," I've been crunching some numbers. And I've found a statistic worth mentioni… more »

Southern Wales Tourism goes below the belt with Tiger Woods car wreck publicity grab

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It seems just about everyone wants to take their crack - or profit off of Tiger Woods' recent downfall. Here is a tacky, distasteful press release that came across the wires today courtesy of Southern Wales Tourism, who apparently are out for any opp… more »

Athlete of the decade? AP names Tiger Woods, but he wasn't the most dominant

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Tiger Woods is the Athlete of the Decade, according to the Associated Press. Is it deserved? Sure, Tiger has done some incredible things, but he hasn't set the records of the following three athletes: Roger Federer comes to mind first. While Tige… more »

When in Las Vegas, President Obama plays convenient and classy Bali Hai Golf Club

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I'm detecting a two trends with President Barack Obama's golf habit. 1. If possible, play golf in Hawaii. 2. If not in Hawaii, play golf course that feels closest to Hawaii. I'm convinced we won't be seeing much of Obama in Ireland, gutting o… more »

Waste Management assumes title sponsorship from FBR of PGA Tour's Phoenix Open

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The second tour stop announcement this week regarding the PGA Tour 2010 schedule has been announced. Following the debut of a brand new 7-year-deal with Malaysia to host an annual tour stop, the PGA Tour has a new title sponsor for its rowdy winter P… more »

Myrtle Beach National assumes management of Wild Wing Plantation

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Myrtle Beach National has added another Grand Strand golf course to its management umbrella, Wild Wing Plantation. Wild Wing is located just a chip shot down the road from Myrtle Beach National's flagship facility on Highway 501. In fact, the the M.B.N.… more »

I actually like and bought Gatorade's dropped Tiger Focus sports drink

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So word has it Gatorade will stop selling their Gatorade Tiger Focus drink. News of this surfaced two days before Tiger Woods' mysterious Thanksgiving weekend car crash and Gatorade officials said they planned this move months ago. I actually bought… more »

French Lick Resort's new Pete Dye Course wins Best New Golf Course from Golf Digest

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Best new golf course according to Golf Digest is in, and it comes from a somewhat unlikely destination: southern Indiana, about an hour's drive west from Louisville, KY. It's the French Lick Resort's new Pete Dye Course, which opened this past year a… more »

Malaysia golf scores big with new 7-year agreement to host a PGA Tour event starting in 2010

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A rather surprising announcement was made today in the golf world, and I'm not talking about more pinup babes popping up in a certain golfer's private life. I'm talking about the PGA Tour's announcement that they've agreed to a seven-year deal to bri… more »

Finally getting familiar with golf in Scottsdale

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - You'd think that for a person who's full-time profession is traveling around playing golf, I'd have made it to Scottsdale - or at the very least somewhere in Arizona for a golf trip before now. In fact, this is the single-most des… more »

Tiger Woods: What really happened

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I think it's safe to say that the world's number one athlete probably doesn't hit a tree and a fire hydrant in his driveway without some kind of distraction. That said, Tiger Woods isn't talking and probably never will, so until then, we're all left… more »

How Thailand does fast food: stop off at a roadside Fishing Park during your travels

There were moments during my recent Thailand golf trip that I had to remind myself that it's the United States that is supposed to be the developed, happy, first world nation. This was especially true flying from Bangkok to Los Angeles. Bangkok's Suv… more »

IAGTO names Orlando Top North American Golf Destination for 2010

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The International Association of Golf Tour Operators are in Malaga, Spain for their tourism conference, and last night they voted Orlando as the Top North American Golf Destination for 2010. Get beyond Disney World, Wet 'n Wild and those funky upside… more »

Canadian golfers don't have to drive to Myrtle Beach with new non-stop flight from Toronto

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Canadians love Myrtle Beach golf. I can't tell you how many I've played with when I'm down there. During January and February I'd always get a kick out of the snowbirds, many of whom were Canadian, waiting out a frost delay on the putting green at 9 a.m.… more »