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 »

Game on! Time for ten days of golf in East Lothian and St. Andrews, Scotland

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It's been just over two years since I was last in Scotland for a golf trip. I've been to the British Isles and Ireland numerous times since then, but I'm finally getting back to the good ol' home of golf, where the spirit of the game pours out of every p… more »

Women golfers should pay cheaper green fees than men at the golf course

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Maybe I'm not taking my pills - or this coffee's gone bad. I just wrote a column proclaiming Augusta National (and every other private club) should offer small blocks of daily public tee times. Click here to read it. Now, I'm announcing another long-… more »

Sergio Garcia doesn't like playing in the Masters at Augusta National - and that's okay

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It looks like the Golf Channel was able to get to Sergio Garcia (my idiotic pick to win the Masters and every major for the rest of our lives until he wins one) following his Sunday round at exactly the right time, because they got a golden nugget of a p… more »

Brainwashed yet? Masters TV coverage needs more than three sponsors

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So I think I found something more annoying than the regular season PGA Tour events with its endless stream of sexual dysfunction and prostate enlargement drugs: The same three sponsors peddling the same spots over, and over, and over, and over, and o… more »

Angel Cabrera wins the green jacket, but the 2009 Masters belongs to Phil Mickelson

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I don't think anyone is really going to have many lingering memories about Angel Cabrera's 2009 Masters victory, other than perhaps his ridiculously lucky tree shot that found himself in the fairway (followed by a great up-and-down - we have to give him… more »

From Tiger to Boom-Boom, Lefty and the Shark, storylines in 2009 Masters at Augusta National abound

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More than any year I can remember in recent memory, the 2009 Masters has a slew of story lines to watch for as they tee it up tomorrow morning at Augusta National. Why it feels like a bigger deal than normal to this year, and why I'm going to be on t… more »

Follow The Masters at Augusta National online and on Twitter

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The Masters does online coverage at Masters.org better than anyone, thanks to their online streams of Amen Corner and No. 15 and 16. But this is the year that "Tweeting" of the Masters on Twitter will be in seriously high gear - from a wide variety o… more »

New Boyne Resort unlimited golf package includes free round on Top 100 beauty Bay Harbor in northern Michigan

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Golf season is almost painfully around the corner in northern Michigan (my favorite golf destination in the entire world when looking for the unbeatable mix of quantity, scenery and value), and this summer golf package that just came across my desk shoul… more »

Sneak peek at the Old Course in St. Andrews in the snow - and ten reasons why it's still the best in the world

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To some, seeing the Old Course in St. Andrews covered in a blanket of snow could feel like something out of the surreal. To others, it would be a worst nightmare if you actually had a tee time on this particular February day. But thanks to Andy B… more »

Rudy's, Salt Lick, Artz: Three of the best Texas BBQ joints on your Austin golf trip

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AUSTIN, Texas - Admittedly, I've eaten more BBQ and been to more happy hours than I've actually golfed around Austin since I moved here in the fall. But this city, as you'd expect with anywhere in Texas, does BBQ right. What's great for golfers here… more »

In Spain's Costa Del Sol, save room for cured ham, tapas & drink on your golf holiday

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Not to brag or anything, but I'm pretty sure if you got my friends and I together, I'd know way more than them about the art of cured ham in Spain. I ate tons of it over there during my golf trip earlier this month, and learned a little over every th… more »

Tiger Woods loves Orlando's Bay Hill Golf Club, but what's the best PGA Tour stop for us: the travel golfer?

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Another electrifying, 72nd hole win by Tiger Woods at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Invitational, and suddenly this Orlando jewel is on that many more golfers' bucket lists. Hosting a PGA Tour event is big business. Clubs must not only renovate and length… more »

Travel advice: Myrtle Beach golfer looking for value-oriented, wife-friendly golf vacation

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WorldGolf.com reader Carl has written to us asking for help planning his Myrtle Beach golf trip. Here's what he's looking for: My wife and I would like to play about four rounds while in MB the last week of May. Where would you recommend playing wit… more »

At the Bay Hill Invitational, a reminder to PGA Tour players to start actin' Arnold

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My old english teacher and I were gabbin' golf when I was having lunch with him last year during my visit in Eugene. He's a huge golf nut and recalled a golf tournament he attended years ago, where Arnold Palmer and Ken Venturi were headlining and playin… more »

PGA Tour players don't appear to be heeding commissioner Tim Finchem's request to play more tournaments

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The Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in metro Tampa is considered to be one of the PGA Tour's finest venues, now host to the Transitions Championship. Unfortunately, the game's top players don't really care, as nine of the world's… more »