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Weird first round leaders no stranger to U.S. Open

Remember 1980 and 1982 and 1983…Bill Rogers led and everybody wanted to know if he was going to run a marathon, then Jim Thorpe led and everybody wanted to see him do sprints, then George Burns led and everybody wondered if he handed out free cigars and told jokes. Click here for my...

The U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 2 and some house keeping

Very quickly, tune into my travel golf site for up to the minute reports from the media tent and interviews live from the U.S. Open. Next, blogger had some trouble with the rest of my Brian Silva interview, so its to be continued soon. Please read that here. Last, before he passed away...

Golf Course Architecture – Architectural Echo

So as I sit here getting organized for my trips to Cali and Pinehurst, I came up with a new term of art in describing golf course design that I think is important. I call it “architectural echo.” “Architectural Echo” means two different but equally important...

North Korea perverting golf

Two items of “golf” from the land of everybody’s least favorite lugnut, Kim Jong II. First, in an effort reminiscent of North Korean elections, a company building a golf course in the North’s Geumgang Mtns created a bizarre hole where the ball will careen into the...

My best friend is a hero!

From the “and I thought I was doing cool stuff” page, here’s a great feel good story. My best friend, entertainment lawyer David Rose of Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn saved some guy’s life last week. Apparently while waiting in line at Tony Luke’s...