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 »

Danny Gans being a huge tool overshadows Phil Mickelson leading Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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I know golf is boring to watch on TV. But today at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Monterrey we were offered the alternative to generic PGA pros with no personality and shoddy fashion sense. Namely: Danny Gans. This Vegas show entertainer who headline… more »

Why does Scotland need an indoor golf simulation center?

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We as a civilization have become far too dependent on technology - technology that isolates us. It gives us a false sense of reality. We can sit on our computer for 14 hours and think the world is more connected. We can play video games against our frien… more »

Women's U.S. Open moves to three-hole playoff, but men shouldn't wimp out

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The USGA has decided it doesn't want four-plus hours of exclusive Pat Hurst on TV. Beginning in this year's Women's U.S. Open, the tournament will stage a same-day, three-hole playoff if necessary and rid the 18-hole marathon held on Mondays. The dec… more »

Golf blogger reveals St. Andrews dirty secret at USA Today

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You can play the Old Course at St. Andrews for about half the cost as you would in the high season. But a lot of golfers will still tell you it isn't worth it. And it's not just because of the spotty weather and lack of sunlight. The course gets over 40,… more »

Sports fans are victims thanks to Stubhub and legalized ticket scalping

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"Scalping", often defined as reselling tickets for higher than face value, is illegal in many parts of America. It's illegal much like "happy endings" at 24-hour massage parlors. So long as its done discreetly, you shouldn't have to worry about being loc… more »

PGA Show caters to women, just not on the driving range

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My fellow colleague Tim McDonald is right: if you're trying to pick up girls by banging away $500 mega-drivers on the indoor testing facility at the PGA Merchandise Show, you're playing to an empty house. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, even… more »

Fitting your putter may be more important than your driver

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Drivers are big, sexy and expensive. We are lured to them like bats to darkness. Long lines of blinded souls abound at the PGA Merchandise Show as they eagerly wait for a tee, where they will be fitted with the driver that will give themselves a perfect… more »

MP3 Training: An intriguing , modern and free driving range tool

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If you are like me, you like banging balls on the range. Just call me a monkey. The problem, is while we feel like we're putting in the time and effort, we've actually become mindless robots as we bash 20 7-irons in a row, then dedicate an entire small b… more »

"Pimp it like you mean it": standing out at PGA show isn't easy

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As a first-time attendee to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, I would have to describe the massive show room floor as "Organized Chaos". Less pushy than main streets in the Caribbean islands but more bustling than a morning on the Vegas Strip. It can… more »

Video Blog: Sights and sounds of PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day

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Click here to watch. Video Blog: Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show. Couldn't make it to Orange County National's Demo Day? Here's a little of what you missed: more »

Tiger Woods: genetically engineered by Nike or second coming of Jesus?

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It's impossible not to run into Nike gear at the PGA Merchandise Show this week. Not only do they have an extensive equipment pavilion, they also have one of the largest apparel displays. Not only that, they have separate space dedicated entirely to thei… more »

PGA Merchandise Show's red carpet: fashion & apparel winners and losers

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I'm not the biggest of golf equipment gurus. That isn't to say however I'm not out for clothing that will make me look stylish no matter how my swing parts clash. I'll let fellow bloggers Tim McDonald and Chris Baldwin scour the floor for the biggest… more »

A Twenty-something's reasoning for why our young American golfers are stinking it up

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When a teenager's 20th place finish is the only thing to get excited about regarding U.S. golfers under 30, you have a colossal problem. As the only writer on this blog board in tune with the pulse of young golf in America and most likely the only o… more »

Congress busy passing bills on Florida Gators and sports, that's where our taxes are going

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I'm all for a little fun at the office. Heck, I'm always first in line at our annual Krispy Kreme Day around the WorldGolf HQ, and the boss-man is starting to get a little annoyed with my zest to catch him with a Whoopie Cushion (never gets old, by the w… more »

The golf world is not ready for Phil Mickelson and left-handed course design

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I wasn't entirely cool with Tiger jumping into golf design, and I'm flat-out AGAINST Phil following suit with his new design ventures, albeit for completely different reasons. With Tiger, my beef was basically that he's a sell-out who will do nothing… more »