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Jay’s Plays NFL Picks – See why WE Don’t Start Until Week 5?!

I love the first three weeks of the season – you get to say “I told you so” a lot:) Dear Jay: Why do you start your Jay’s Plays NFL Picks as late as Week 5? I want to bet now. Signed, T.C. in the ‘Cuse Good to see you T.C. Here’s why we wait till Week Four or Week 5: BUffalo over Chicago, Miami over New England, Cinci won in...

Wire to Wire – Kaymer Joins Distinguished Group of Start to Finish Winners of U.S. Open

PINEHURST, NC – Martin Kaymer may have won this U.S. Open at breakfast this morning – he walked into the Pinehurst Starbucks and ordered oatmeal. Who does that? Normally it’s grande lattes with cloyingly sweet flavor syrups, or fattening sugary donuts, or some meat, egg and cheese calorie bomb. Ordering oatmeal at Starbucks when everybody else is giving into...

A U.S.Open Golf Recap Story to the Trinity College Class of 1989

PINEHURST, NC – [Editor’s Note: Jay is missing his 25th college reunion at his beloved Trinity College in Connecticut, but wrote this tournament recap in letter form to his classmates so he could be with them in spirit. Go! Fight Win!] Dear Classmates: Greetings from the bucolic splendor of Pinehurst, North Carolina – where even the convenience store...

Voices of Pinehurst: Dan Maples – Golf Architect, Pinehurst City Father

PINEHURST, NC – It was nine years ago when Dan Maples and his family took me out for a Saturday night on the town in a limo during U.S. Open week. During dinner the whole town stopped by the table to shake his hand and chat. Dan just smiled warmly, thanked them kindly by name, and asked about their families and what they were doing. Everybody loved him, and he loved...

U.S. Open Preview – Voices of Pinehurst: Intervew With Chris Buie and Ran Morrissett

Just like the famous whispering pines of the region, if you stop to listen to the words of the locals, you hear the voice of golf speaking to you. Chris Buie, who has been playing the Donald Ross courses of the Pinehurst area for over four decades, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing Donald Ross and is the author of “The Early Days of...

It’s Friends Still Call it Sawgrass

[Author’s Note: Here’s an old favorite that never goes out of style…] It was 1978. Loud-plaid and big hair were fashionable, disco music battled KISS on your radio dial, and a peanut farmer who couldn’t keep the loyalty of his own Cabinet was President of the United States. Politically, America was gripped by a crisis of confidence and...

Pete Dye Day Trips: PGA Golf Club, Bulle Rock, Brickyard Crossing

You know you’ve got a great girlfriend when she turns to you and says, “I want to play a Pete Dye course!” That’s what my new girl did yesterday evening as she perused the yardage books and scorecards on my nightstand, and it made my day. But once I got over the elation of learning that my girl has serious golf street cred, I thought, where do...

Fallen Oak and Beau Rivage Diaries Part 1

Fallen Oak Diaries (Part 1) Chapter 1 – That’s Gonna Leave a Mark BILOXI, MS – I was hanging out with a female friend of mine we all call Crazy Agatha, (I know, I know, terrible name), and the next thing I knew, I was wearing her – her arms around me, head on my shoulder, ample breasts heaving against my chest, her heart thumping like a jackhammer...

The Pour on the Shore! Rory McIlroy Wins the 2012 PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – So this is what Rory McIlroy does for an encore, reduce another reputedly unconquerable golf course to mere flotsam and jetsam en route to a second major victory, this time the 2012 PGA Championship. Europe’s proper rejoinder to Tiger Woods turned Pete Dye’s supposedly Ram-tough Kiawah Island Ocean Course into a Tonka toy and ran away...