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Valero Texas Open: To Play or Not to Play

The Valero Texas Open at the TPC San Antonio begins Thursday and has a lot of interesting threads woven into the week. The most dominant one is that Rory McIlroy decided literally at the last minute to commit to the … Continue reading

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Shell Houston Open

What otherwise would be the PGA Tour’s annual swing through Houston has turned into a pretty significant tournament. It’s two weeks to the Masters and the only thing standing between its breathless hopefuls and immortality is this tournament and next … Continue reading

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“Never Give a Inch”

“Never Give a Inch.” So says the iconic Henry Stamper, patriarch of the Oregon logging family in Ken Kesey’s seminal novel, “Sometimes a Great Notion.” In those four words he summed up the tenacious spirit that frequently expresses itself in … Continue reading

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Ben Curtis: A Long Time Coming

Ben Curtis first broke into the winner’s circle when he won the 2003 British Open and the five-year exemption that came with it. But he didn’t need all five years because he won two more in 2006, the Booz Allen … Continue reading

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Ben Curtis: Living on the Edge

Ben Curtis leads a rain-delayed Valero Texas Open at the TPC San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas, by two strokes with 12 players still to finish their rounds. He shot masterful, back-to-back 67s without a bogey on the cards. He … Continue reading

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Matt Every: High-Risk Incubator

A funny “think” happened to Matt Every in the Valero Texas Open at the TPC San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas: he stopped thinking about his swing and shot a course record, 9-under, 63. The 7,522-yard, Greg Norman-design was supposed … Continue reading

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