BANDON, Ore. – I've gotten stupidly lucky the two previous times I played Pacific Dunes – sunny and mostly calm, the best way to appreciate its ingenious routing and seaside splendor. Who can say what the southern Oregon coastal weather will be May 9-13? That’s when the United States Golf … [Read more...]
News of note and notes on the news.
It’s not the first tournament on the PGA Tour schedule … but it’s first in the hearts and brains of U.S. golf fans. For many of us, it’s the real Opening Day of golf, notwithstanding that scary-warm day in January when you had to shed layers. Note: Global climate change is clearly a … [Read more...]
AFTER THIS, a lot of us will take a fresh look at the Rules of Golf, and that's not a bad thing. For me, if I was taking a drop like Tiger Woods did today on No.15, I would have, in all righteous ignorance, added "no closer to the hole" to my mental computation of where … [Read more...]
BREMERTON, Wash. – The roughs are long and sticky and will only get longer. The greens are fast, and might get faster. And while members and visiting players battle through – and maybe curse – the challenging setup at Gold Mountain’s Olympic Course, it’s all in the game plan as Gold Mountain … [Read more...]
You can’t go over them, and you can’t get through them. You will be in them, but it wouldn’t be Sahalee Country Club without them. It’s the trees – mature, lush, resplendent. They’ll be in evidence and almost certainly in play when the U.S. Senior Open comes to Sahalee July 26 – Aug. 1. The … [Read more...]