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 »

Notes on Oregon travel and golf from a PDX airport coffee shop

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Golf blogger B Tuck here, back again with another popular installment of airport thoughts, where before I officially vacate the time zone, I shed a few notable observations over a cup of Joe. - If you have an Oregon golf or business trip on the horiz… more »

Like golf, coffee and beer? You'll love Oregon & Portland

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If you're anything like me, that means 90% of your liquid intake consists of coffee and beer. That said, after two weeks in Oregon, driving everywhere from Bend to Eugene to Bandon and now in Portland, I can't say I've had the same beer or cup of joe twi… more »

Golf as you once remembered it: softer, gentler Bandon Crossings feels like home

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The Bandon Dunes Resort succeeds mightily in what it's trying to be: modern, comfortable hotel and resort facilities but golf courses at their most elemental: fast, firm and subject to mother nature on remote, barren coastline. It's fairways are among th… more »

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort travel tip: the weatherman is useless

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Pay attention to the weatherman over the last week, and you would be led to believe Tuesday would be a golf washout at Bandon Dunes. I'd been checking the weather about three times a day over the last week, and Tuesday looked to be the worst day: rain al… more »

Brand new Tetherow Golf Course will make Bend, Oregon a top notch golf destination

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Golf course architect David McLay Kidd is one hot tamale. He's a relative up-and-comer and I'm not horribly versed in his works, which include Bandon Dunes down the road and Fancourt in South Africa. But I do know any designer who lands the St. Andrews N… more »

For great desert golf, head to...Bend and central Oregon?

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After just a few days in Oregon driving between Portland, Sisters and Bend, I feel like I've already visited three different golf destinations - and I haven't even been to Bandon Dunes on the Pacific coast yet. Courses twenty minutes apart from each othe… more »

Little River, Big golf reputation north of Myrtle Beach with Glen Dornoch, Heather Glen, Tidewater and more

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For golfers coming to the Grand Strand who want to spend as little time as possible in the car without being in the epicenter of Myrtle Beach, there are two options I would suggest over the rest: Pawleys Island or Little River. Little River is about… more »

Boring Masters champion Trevor Immelman another example that South Africans are closet hilarious people

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Trevor Immelman is a slowpoke golfer and not very animated on the course. His blowout of the field today didn't make for very compelling television (had I known, our group definitely would have played an extra nine this afternoon instead of rushing home… more »

Where is the slow play penalty on Masters winner Trevor Immelman? Tiger Woods should call him out

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Trevor Immelman may be cruising his way to a green jacket, but he's doing so going 45 in a 65 in the left lane with his blinker on. Immelman and Brandt Snedeker teed off at 2:30 pm. It's 7:00 now and they just barely teed off the 17th, they are nearl… more »

Can back nine lightning strike twice for Brandt Snedeker to catch Immelman at Masters

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Brandt Snedeker just drained a prayer on 12. Immelman is looking at bogey but will still hold a three shot lead going into 13 at the Masters. We counted Snedeker out yesterday as he bogeyed Amen Corner, then he rallied in furious fashion. There is no… more »

Masters villain Martha Burk: you can't sue your way into an Augusta National green jacket

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WorldGolf.com has been featuring a piece highlighting the advances of Martha Burk's crusade against the members of Augusta National for too long without a counterpoint. William K. Wolfrum, WorldGolf's resident liberal who is up to pick any fight agai… more »

Is Tiger Woods' intensity holding him back from making a charge at Masters leader Trevor Immelman?

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It doesn't take a genius to see that Tiger Woods is really grinding out there at the Masters this afternoon. His good shots aren't good enough. His bad shots, judging by his facial expressions, seem catastrophic. He can't make any putts, and it's goi… more »

Time for flustered Phil Mickelson to ask Brandt Snedeker how to play a major like a veteran at Masters

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After Brandt Snedeker's third consecutive bogey on the 13th hole, I pronounced him toast, banishing him to the land of Masters pretenders with Justin Rose and Ian Poulter. His bounce back, notching two consecutive birdies on 14 and 15, followed by an… more »

Talking Masters traditions and media control on Papa Joe Chevalier radio show

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Las Vegas-based sports talk DJ Papa Joe Chevalier invited me onto his drive time radio show Friday afternoon to elaborate on a Friday morning blog that caught his eye. Papa Joe calls the Masters an "anachronism", which is beyond any WorldGolf.com wri… more »

Tiger Woods not about to let some newbie like Snedeker, Immelman or Casey take away another Masters title and Grand Slam bid

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Tiger Woods has somehow found his way back into the Masters after putting together by far his finest nine of the tournament, shooting a 33 on the backside of Augusta National this afternoon. It's Tiger and a bunch of newbies without any major experie… more »