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 »

Who knew conservative, old fashioned Augusta National could be so tech savvy with online Masters coverage?

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For being one of America's most old fashioned country clubs, Augusta National & the Masters sure are ahead of the curve in terms of live Masters coverage from all angles. I don't know about Martha Burke, but I'm all too willing to kick the ladies… more »

Tiger Woods & the rest of the Masters 'victims': Stop the Phil Jackson lobbying and make some birdies!

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When players compare scoring conditions at Augusta National to the U.S. Open, it isn't a compliment. But that's all we seem to be hearing after Day 1 of the Masters. "It felt like a U.S. Open out there," Woods told ESPN, who scored an eagle but n… more »

After just another 'Lefty-like' round at the Masters, how is Phil Mickelson not a bald, insane man?

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Phil Mickelson isn't my favorite golfer, and he's certainly not the best out there. But if I can get a front row seat to watch any PGA Tour player for 18 holes, it's gotta be Lefty. It seems like every round of Mickelson's these days is a wild ad… more »

Here is your Masters dark horse: place your bets on K.J. Choi

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If I were a betting man, I'd be all over K.J. Choi at 35-1 odds to win the Masters. Here's why: K.J. has a 4th place finish at Augusta in recent years and over the last two years has been one of the most consistent players on tour and has a knack… more »

Can't blame Tiger Woods for skipping Masters Par 3 Tournament turned Westminster Dog Show spectacle on ESPN

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When I first heard that Tiger Woods was passing on the Masters Par 3 tournament, for an instant I thought it was disrespectful, considering he spoke so glowing about it in an earlier interview. Then, thanks to ESPN's coverage of it this afternoon, th… more »

Demonstrators gather in San Francisco to protest China's 2008 Olympic injustices: like no golf

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I have been very happy to see so many demonstrators protest during China's Olympic Torch runnings in various cities in the world over the last few weeks. It's no secret that this year's Summer Olympics are a lightning rod for controversy. Think about… more »

The best major in golf: Masters, U.S. or British Open?

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We can debate what constitutes the "best" major endlessly. We do know what the worst one is: the identity-less PGA Championship, which is little more than a "U.S. Open Junior". So between the remaining three events in the grand slam, The Masters,… more »

Where is the Phil Mickelson buzz at the Masters? If anyone can beat Tiger Woods it's Lefty

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The last player to take down Tiger Woods in a head-to-head showdown was Phil Mickelson. So why isn't he the favorite to oust Tiger's Grand Slam bid this weekend? There are a few fashionable upset picks this week: Geoff Ogilvy, Justin Leonard, Ian Pou… more »

Why Tiger Woods will not win this year's Masters and the Grand Slam

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Because a "Why Tiger Woods will win the Masters" blog shouldn't need more than about a sentence ("He's Tiger, dude."), here are the reasons he will come up short this week at Augusta and lose his Grand Slam bid in its first leg. - Course conditions:… more »

The lack of LPGA Kraft Nabisco TV coverage is pathetic

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Maybe it's the LPGA's unfortunate scheduling, slotting their first major of the year on the same weekend as the Final Four, but the lack of coverage of the Kraft Nabisco Championship is pathetic. I'm not what you'd call a "Die Hard" LPGA fan, but I f… more »

Bubba Watson shows Tiger Woods how to put 'pro' above 'ego'

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Making the rounds on YouTube this week for anyone who missed Friday's action of last week's Zurich Classic like I did is Bubba Watson's on-air frustrations with playing partner Steve Elkington. Click here for the (edited) incident and post-round Wats… more »

American Society of Golf Course Architects: Golf carts are the main cause of slow play

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I began to comment on Kiel Christianson's blog post, "American Society of Golf Course Architects makes design recommendations to speed play". Then I realized I was about 400 words into my rant (probably because this Saturday at Tidewater we teed off a… more »

One of golf's great traditions: the Old Course in Reverse at St. Andrews happens this weekend

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There are some golf writers I've met in my travels who deem the Old Course in St. Andrews overrated. They argue that minus the history and the Swilcan Bridge, it's a mediocre design with plenty of flaws. To them I say, "Well can the course you think… more »

Tiger Woods feels no need to apologize for profanity-laced threat at Doral photographer

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Despite being given several opportunities from an ESPN Anchor on "First Take", Tiger Woods didn't feel the need to apologize for a profanity-laced tirade at a photographer at the CA Championship at Doral this weekend. I've looked at some articles onl… more »

Only Emmett "Doc" Brown can solve the Tiger Woods vs. Jack Nicklaus greatness debate

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I'm scrolling through some comments left on this week's WorldGolf.com newsletter column, where I suggest it isn't Tiger's lack of competition - rather the selection of golf courses that is to blame for his dominance on Tour. I'm getting comments from… more »