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38. The Golf Club Pete Dye (1967)/Pete Dye (R. 2013) The Golf Club, built in 1966, may be the most authentic of Pete Dye’s transition period of design, when he first chose to buck convention and start building lay-of-the-land layouts like those he’d seen during a 1963 tour of Scotland. In doing so, Dye re-introduced
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36. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort David McLay Kidd (1999) Chicago recycled-products mogul Mike Keiser took a gamble when he chose then-tenderfoot architect David McLay Kidd to design a destination daily fee on the remote southwestern coastline of Oregon. But the design Kidd produced, faithful to the links-golf tenets of his native Scotland, proved so popular
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31. The Alotian Club Tom Fazio (2004) The Alotian Club gives us a hint of what Augusta National would have looked like had Bobby Jones established his dream course on even hillier terrain than Augusta. The first tee shot drops 70 feet to a fairway below, with the approach playing back uphill. The tee on
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33. The Olympic Club (Lake) Sam Whiting (1924)/Bill Love (2016) It seems fitting that, in a town where every house is a cliffhanger, every U.S. Open played at Olympic has been one, too. For decades, the Lake was a severe test of golf. Once it was a heavily forested course with canted fairways hampered by
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34. Southern Hills Country Club Perry Maxwell (1936)/Gil Hanse (2018) A product of the Great Depression, funded by Phillips Petroleum money and constructed by hundreds of workers who stood at the gate each morning hoping for a 25-cents-per-hour job that day, Southern Hills is architect Perry Maxwell’s great achievement. Nearly every hole bends left or
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Justin Rose’s new endorsement contract with Japanese luxury equipment brand Honma, hinted at almost two months ago, became official today. Honma announced the deal with the No. 2-ranked player in the world and reigning FedEx Cup champion in a press release. The announcement referenced “a multi-year partnership in which Justin Rose would lead Honma’s worldwide
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Tiger Woods will not make his 2019 debut in the Sentry Tournament of Champions next week, Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson has reported on Twitter. https://twitter.com/dougferguson405/status/1078283878895443968 Woods, who qualified for the Tournament of Champions by virtue of his victory in the Tour Championship in September, has not played in the Kapalua event since 2005.
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Whether you’re a longtime fan or this is the first you’ve heard of the Golf Digest Podcast, take a look back at our favorite episodes of 2018. Tour pros shared their stories from the road, golf experts discussed matters of the game and our hosts ask the questions you want to know the answers to.
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Individuals connected to the game of golf who died in 2018 made an impact on the sport in many different ways. From professional golfers to golf course architects to well-known personalities with affinities for golf, their contributions and legacies will not be forgotten. The golf world mourned—along with the country—the death of George H.W. Bush,
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Last spring the Michigan High School Athletic Association was rocked with a major cheating scandal when three schools—Anchor Bay, L’Anse Creuse and Fraser—were accused of shaving strokes in the state tournament. The schools, playing together in multiple groups, each shot a score more than 45 strokes lower than their teams’ season averages. For Anchor Bay,
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While writing a comparison piece between Bryson DeChambeau and Cameron Champ last month, I noticed something in Champ’s press conferences: He used the phrase “like I said” a lot, and almost never in a way that actually made sense. I wrote: … on Saturday at the Shriners, Cam Champ was asked 10 short questions, and
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It looks like The Match will return in 2019. And probably 2020. Bank on it. Were the subscription numbers for golf’s first pay-per-view program that good? Neither Turner nor its parent WarnerMedia have released official figures, but knowledgeable sources told Golf World that the $9 million showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on November
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A six-footer is by no means a gimme, but it’s still short enough that it stings when it doesn’t go in. To make more of these, start by locking in your speed. It’s the most important part of every putt. And when you assess speed, don’t just factor how fast the ball needs to roll
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Plenty of thought goes into the words you read each month in Golf Digest (and online each day at GolfDigest.com). But the same can be said for the photos that accompany each story. A diligent group of photo editors spend countless hours planning photo shoots with our various subject to try and bring their personalities
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