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 »

TravelGolf.com's lame-O geezers give fashion advice and 9/11 conspirators tee off. Now I've read everything.

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Recent outrageous opinions by writers and readers on TravelGolf.com have been a very amusing read. First, the 9/11 conspirators have come out in droves on Chris Baldwin's recent blog, citing "proof" the Bush Administration not only knew the attacks o… more »

NHL Goalie DiPietro signs 15-year deal, I'm glad golf doesn't have contracts

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Rick Dipietro, goaltender of the New York Islanders signed a 15-year deal this week worth nearly $70 million - all guaranteed. Only Magic Johnson's 25-year deal with the Lakers is believed to be longer in all of sports. Ever. It's hard to believe the guy… more »

Tiger, Federer & Sharapova at U.S. Open, football, baseball and golf weekend in review

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Did anyone get anything productive done this weekend? Besides taking down your previous record of buffalo wings and Miller Lite consumed in a 48-hour span? The NFL season opened, college football had a #1 vs. #2 matchup, Tennis' U.S. Open was filled… more »

Proof money can't buy brains

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2002 -- Reporters: "So Ma'am, you've just won the lottery! What are you going to do with all the money?" Valerie Wilson: "I can't believe it, I'm going to spend all the money on...lottery tickets!" If Michelle Wie keeps taking weekends off, s… more »

"Googling" your name can be competitive, boost self esteem

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I cannot stress to you enough the importance of "googling" your name every so often. It's the only way you can really know how you're perceived by the Google gods in this digital world. And the best part is finding out what all the other knuckleheads… more »

We know Michelle Wie will miss the cut at Omega Masters, we just don't know how...

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So what did you do while Michelle Wie was out of the news? It seemed like an eternity, didn't it? (I was getting sick of writing about success stories the whole time) But in the interim I was able to read Wikipedia.org from A-Z, find six stray puppie… more »

The truth about Polish women -- classy, Baldwin

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I'm confused. First I get reemed by our conservative readers (calling me a Democrat was below the belt, by the way. Anyone who reads me regularly knows I'm Socialist) for trying to spice up the mundane Tiger Woods conversation by questioning the legi… more »

Tiger Woods and other video games will soon bless gamers with advertising

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My elders tell me that when cable television debuted, the reason TV suddenly wasn't free anymore is because there weren't advertisements on them. Today, cable TV usually has more than networks. Tiny Jim down at the corner barbershop tells me MTV had… more »

Cell phone allowance on planes one more reason not to fly RyanAir in Europe

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Europe's cheapest and possibly worst airline is now on the verge of becoming the most annoying as well. RyanAir, the discount air carrier that flies passengers all over the continent and drops them off at airports in the middle of nowhere will begin… more »

If an NFL punter is taking steroids, surely someone on the PGA Tour has

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The ongoing steroid witch hunt has taking another step towards proving just about everyone is cheating these days. Tiger Woods wants steroid testing while Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem says its not necessary. I think Woods may be more right... The Car… more »

Krakow Valley in Poland has high-caliber post-golf activity

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So what's your ideal post-round hangout? A few beers at Buffalo Wild Wings or a BBQ on your buddy's patio? Watching SportsCenter or playing some Golden Tee? I still haven't found an "All-you-can-eat" joint in Europe yet (God bless America and their e… more »

Krakow Valley, Poland, hope to build a golf tradition in Europe

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Golf is a game that rests heavily on tradition. Imagine looking back 20 years on the game and seeing...nothing. Such is golf in Poland, a country of 38 million but just 2,500 registered golfers. That's like saying L.A., Chicago, New York and some cha… more »

The FedEx Cup will never be a classic - stick to the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and majors

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Here is the one and only reason why the FedEx Cup series and year-end tournament will never be that big of a deal - even if Tiger Woods flies in from one of his private hideaways in the Pacific every once in awhile to compete: It's called the FedEx C… more »

Great win in U.S. Women's Amateur Kimberly Kim! Let's talk business, Wie is way ahead of you. . .

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Congratulations Kimberly Kim, on your fantastic U.S. Women's Amateur Championship! The bad news...Michelle Wie beat you to a lot of the good sponsors - which you sorta deserve for staying amateur this long - but the good news is that exploiting t… more »

Mascot in golf cart takes out NFL QB, is Tiger Woods next?

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At the beginning of the 2nd half in last night's New Orleans Saints/Tennessee Titans game, "T-Rac", the Titan's mascot, ran over Saints QB Adrian McPherson with a golf cart and knocked him out of the game. It was also the first game for Heisman winne… more »