It's up to European PGA Tour to reach out to eastern Bloc

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A few months ago, I was in Montreal, covering the Presidents Cup. During one of the press conferences - if memory serves, it was to the end of the event - Gary Player launched on a mini-tirade about the need to bring golf to more countries. He said, u… more »

Michael Campbell gives back to New Zealand

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Go on, admit it, I know you've been wondering where former U.S. Open Champ Michael Campbell has been up to all these years after his victory in 2005. Well, he hasn't been doing much, but it seems that he's still the marquee draw for the The Michael Hi… more »

Note to Myrtle Beach starters: Enough already with the pre-round lectures

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Golf is a relatively straight forward game, not difficult to comprehend even at its most arcane. And even the best golf courses in the world have more in common with the rank-and-file than not. Fundamentally, if you've been on one go… more »

Is Chris Baldwin serious about Justin Timberlake?

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I'll say this at the outset: I often agree with much that TravelGolf.com's Chris Baldwin has to say. Not everything, but a lot. More often than not, Baldwin is spot on with his takes on the game, and I usually admire his willingness to take unpopular pos… more »

Should a golf course's 18th be hard or easy?

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Should an 18th hole be hard or easy? Should it let you down softly into the clubhouse and give you a jolt of confidence (all the more important after a tough round)? Or should it make you work to get home. A hammock hole (just… more »

Performances in PGA Tour majors hurt Ernie Els, helped Justin Rose

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Justin Rose was recently crowned the European PGA Tour's Player of the Year, winning the coveted Order of Merit and simultaneously snapping most of our attention away from what were other, more marquee Euro tour golfers that seemed to be having a hell of… more »

Myrtle Beach: Where the weathermen don't have to be right

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Here's a question: Can anyone working in America today besides a weatherman be so consistently wrong and still keep his job? Think about it. How often has your local "meteorologist" been wrong, and I mean dead wrong , on his "for… more »

The Balsams in New Hampshire: America's polling station

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DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. - In a little more than a year from now, America's eyes, if not the world's, will be focused on this little hamlet in the mountains of New Hampshire's North Woods - if only for about 30 minutes. Every presidential election, Dixvil… more »

Golfing in Maine? You'll have some great beer to choose from

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NEWRY, Maine - I'm sitting on the slopes of Sunday River Ski Mountain, at the Sunday River Brewing Co., drinking the Sunday River Summer. Yeah, it's Fall, I know, but this brew is seriously quaffable. Which got me thinking about some of the secondary… more »

Hunting for pearls at Sugarloaf Golf Club

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CARABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – If you play Sugarloaf Golf Club here, then you'll quickly learn all about Robert Trent Jones Jr.'s 'String of Pearls'. Jones designed the course about 20 years ago. The string consists of Nos. 10-15 that wind along the so… more »

Play golf in New England's Fall

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BELGRADE LAKES, Maine - New Englanders consider Fall their birthright, the best time of year.On about this time of year, especially up here, summer is a distant memory (it probably only lasted two months or so anyway). The days grow increasingly shor… more »

Mike Weir beats Tiger Woods in Presidents Cup

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MONTREAL - Mike Weir did today what few have done: Survive a Tiger Woods comeback. Trailing by one stroke with two holes to play, Weir held on to beat Woods 1-up in what was today's most highly anticipated match-up. Woods was down by as many as thr… more »

The United States wins Presidents Cup

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MONTREAL - The United States has won the 2007 Presidents Cup today, after Stewart Cink clinched it by beating Nick O'Hern 6 and 4. It is the first time the Americans have won the Presidents Cup outside the U.S. Earlier, Phil Mickelson bested Vijay… more »

Phil Mickelson has Vijay Singh for lunch

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MONTREAL - Phil Mickelson has put the first point on the board today for the American side at the Presidents Cup with a romp over Vijay Singh, 5 and 4. This could have been a real battle. Instead, Vijay left his game at home. Lefty had his way with th… more »

Presidents Cup: The four other matches you should be following

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MONTREAL - Driving into the Presidents Cup today, I saw a sign outside a cheap hotel that read, simply, 'Go Mike'. There's probably scores of those signs all over the place here today, because the biggest story in Canada is Mike Weir's match-up again… more »
 
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