Tiger Woods unfazed by sexy "reporter"; deals with much stupider questions

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It can't be easy being Tiger Woods. All the golf, the business deals, the endorsements, the beautiful wife and child ... Ok, never mind, it probably rocks to be Tiger Woods. But it's not all perfect. He has to deal with the golf press on a consistent… more »

Michael Vick gets 23 months - what will Arjun Atwal get?

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With professional golf knee-deep in its own silly season, the winter months are a time for sports fans to enjoy the NFL, NBA, and, of course, the court system. Michael Vick, the former NFL superstar who proved that Virginia Tech is unable to teach peo… more »

Holy Crap, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is good

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. took charge of his dream matchup with Ricky Hatton and turned what many viewed as a competitive match into a one-sided beatdown, as Pretty Boy annihilated Hatton, finishing off the Englishman in the 10th round. There was a star-st… more »

A Wolfrum's triumphant return to Germany

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We awoke early for our trek into Germany. We left Strasboug at first light, prepared for a long, arduous journey. Fifteen minutes later, we had crossed the border. We were in Germany. I had returned to Germany, nearly 80 years after my great-grandfather… more »

The Steelers will beat the Patriots and other lessons from a golf traveler

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Now is the time of year it's great working for a golf travel publication. Aside from the just-finished Q-School tournaments, there's little going on in the world of professional golf. Unless, of course, you consider the Skins Game worthy of acknowledgmen… more »

Helio Castroneves' Dancing with the Stars win foretold in a Laughlin bingo parlor

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While it still amazes me to no end that so many Americans have been seduced by celebrities dancing, it was no surprise to me that Brazilian driver Helio Castroneves won the title on Dancing with the Stars. You see, the victory had been foretold at a Laug… more »

Thanksgiving travel thoughts and tips from around the globe

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Having spent the majority of November on the road, I've come across a few random thoughts and tips that could possibly make life a little easier for a Thanksgiving traveler. Ok, they likely won't, but I can say with 78 percent confidence that they won't… more »

Tiger Woods gets sampled as The Daily Show colors immigration issue

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In a look at immigration on The Daily Show, correspondent John Hodgeman decides to make things easier for people to identify peoples' ethnicity in the U.S. via a simple method - using paint samples, something the modern ethnographer should never be witho… more »

A million, including Phil Mickelson, flee So. Cal fires; how to help

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As wildfires still rage uncontrollably throughout Southern California, the news that Phil Mickelson's family was one of hundreds of thousands forced to evacuate due to the rampaging blaze helped to put a face on the tragedy. As of this writing, nearly on… more »

Here's your chance to buy St. Andrews

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Always dreamed of playing a round at legendary St. Andrews but have never been able to afford it? Well, now is your chance to actually own part of it. Yes, soon you can buy hunks of sod from St. Andrews on eBay. Of course, it's St. Andrews Golf Cou… more »

2008 Natalie Gulbis calendar promises to be truly shocking

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Coming off her best season as a pro which saw her take home her first career LPGA Tour victory, Natalie Gulbis promises to blow the minds of all golf fans with her upcoming 2008 calendar. Here's a look at one of the shots from the calendar, via Golf.com… more »

The phenomenon is over - Michelle Wie, 18, shoots 79 at Samsung World Championship

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For a girl who just celebrated her 18th birthday, Michelle Wie's career now reads like a long-running saga. And that saga sagged even further as Wie shot a first-round 79 at the Samsung World Championship, leaving her dead last in the field of 20. Whi… more »

Gary Player snubbed by Mandela over Myanmar ties - should human rights matter to golf course designers?

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An interesting development from South Africa. It seems Nelson Mandela has withdrawn an invitation to Gary Player to host a charity fundraising tournament in Mandela's name due to Player's business ties in Myanmar. According to The Guardian, Mandela has r… more »

Dear Tim Finchem, please conjure up a PGA Tour golf playoff for the Fall

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Looking back, I now realize a simple truth: I was overly critical of the FedEx Cup playoffs. I must say, I regret making statements like: "Wow, the FedEx Cup sure is contrived nonsense." Or: "If you like contrived nonsense, you'll love the FedEx… more »

U.S. will lose Presidents Cup because Tiger Woods is too good

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For a while, there were high hopes around here for the U.S. team in the upcoming Presidents Cup. Mainly due to momentum. You see, in recent years, U.S. teams have lost every event in every sport, played anywhere against anyone, under any rules. Maybe… more »