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Pro Team Golf League to launch this weekend

CAN A TEAM GOLF LEAGUE WITH INTERNET USER INPUT HELP THE U.S. RYDER CUP FORTUNES? – LEHMAN AND CAMPBELL THINK SO… Cinnamon Hill Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica The normally sultry afternoon heat on this Caribbean paradise is softened by a gentle December breeze. Along serene crescents of white sandy beach palm trees dip and sea gulls swerve while local musicians...

LPGA adds drug testing – it’s Carolyn Bivens’ best decision yet

The AP reports that in 2008 the LPGA Tour will begin testing athletes for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.  Specifics as to testing will be determined over the next six to nine months – and therein will lie the truth as to whether testing will actually have some teeth or simply be lip service. This is the best decision Carolyn Bivens has made as...

Lorane Ochoa in TOC Rout, cinch for Player of the Year?

Lorena Ochoa ran away and hid, winning the LPGA Tournament of Champions by a record ten shots. Did she also steal the Player of the Year honors from Annika Sorenstam? One Sporting Life writer thinks she has a good shot. Joe Logan seems to agree with me that Phil Mickelson’s Collapse was the most terrible moment of 2006. Here’s is the rest of his season...

Woods, Mickelson to skip The Tour Championship

He’ll play in the Accenture and Buick events, but Tiger Woods will skip the Tour Championship at East Lake next week. Citing that playing seven out on nine weeks was “taxing mentally and physically,” Woods dealt a major setback to the tournament by taking a pass. As Phil Mickelson will also not attend, none of the champions of the four majors will...

Royal New Kent, The Dixie Cup and Best New Private Course 2006

Three administrative matters today. First, I’ll be finishing my roundup of most of the candidates for “Best New Private Course” shortly.  My reviews of Ballyneal, Liberty National, Dismal River and Bayonne will be up at Cybergolf next week.  Here are some preliminary thoughts on Bayonne – which looks remarkably like another excellent course...

Reading List: Joe Logan, Hooked on Golf Blog

Joe Logan of the Philadelphia Inquirer has started a good weblog called Golf, Inq. (Clever!) Joe is a first rate sportswriter who blends everyman opinions with a respectful, observant and insightful writing style. Back in the summer he and I shared some thoughts on how wonderful it was to have Merion back in the informal “rotation” of U.S. Open courses in...