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Bradley S. Klein

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Deutsche Bank Championship 2015: TPC Boston, hole by hole

Deutsche Bank Championship 2015: TPC Boston, hole by hole viewing guide

A hole-by-hole guide and course scouting report to TPC Boston, the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship host venue in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Klein: Davis Love III's Wyndham win gives old-timers hope

Klein: Davis Love III's Wyndham win gives old-timers hope

Davis Love III won the PGA Tour's 2015 Wyndham Championship as Tiger Woods earned a top-10 finish in North Carolina.

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Klein: Jason Day's PGA Championship victory was a welcomed sight

Bradley Klein: Jason Day's 2015 PGA Championship victory was a welcomed sight

The 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits commentary and opinion on PGA Tour golfer Jason Day's first major championship victory.

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PGA Championship 2015: Whistling Straits, hole by hole

PGA Championship 2015: Whistling Straits, hole by hole viewing guide

A hole-by-hole guide to the 2015 PGA Championship venue, Pete Dye's Whistling Straits on Lake Michigan.

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Long Island club will play host to 2017 Barclays, GM says

Long Island club will play host to 2017 Barclays during PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoffs, GM says

Glen Oaks Club will host the 2017 Barclays, the first of that season’s PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff events.

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British Open hole by hole: Old Course at St. Andrews

2015 British Open hole-by-hole guide: St. Andrews' Old Course

Hole-by-hole guide to the site of the 2015 British Open, St. Andrews' Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, with details on each hole for the major championship.

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Political fallout could put Donald Trump’s course-design brand at risk

Political fallout could put Donald Trump’s golf course-design brand at risk

Political fallout from his controversial comments about Mexicans could put Donald Trump’s golf course-design brand at risk.

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Ian Baker-Finch shares magic moment at First Tee of Conn.

Ian Baker-Finch shares magic moment at First Tee of Connecticut

Ian Baker-Finch spoke before Round 3 of the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship at a First Tee of Connecticut breakfast and shared a special moment with the Claret Jug.

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Klein: Johnson's collapse was not a fitting end to U.S. Open

Klein: Dustin Johnson's collapse was not a fitting end to U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Dustin Johnson three-putts to lose 2015 U.S. Open to Jordan Spieth at Chambers Bay Golf Course not a fitting way to end tournament says Brad Klein.

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Short setup at Chambers Bay in play at U.S. Open

Short setup at Chambers Bay in play at 2015 U.S. Open

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course yardage and setup for final round with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.

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Viewing guide for final round of U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Viewing guide for final round of 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course viewing guide for final round on Fox television broadcast and putting greens that are discolored and 18 playing as a par 5.

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Klein: Bumpy greens, low scores and more from U.S. Open

Klein: Bumpy greens, low scores and more from U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course observations on the discolored greens at Chambers Bay, poor sightlines for spectators and strategy for PGA Tour golfers at the U.S. Open.

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Multicolored Chambers Bay greens remain fair at U.S. Open

Multicolored Chambers Bay greens remain fair at U.S. Open despite criticism

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course Poa annua greens at Chambers Bay conditions and complaints about putting on discolored greens on TV.

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USGA reverses par on first and last holes at Chambers Bay

USGA reverses par on first and last holes at Chambers Bay for second round of U.S. Open 2015

The U.S. Open will begin with a par 5 for the first time since 1997 at the Olympic Club

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Chambers Bay tops reclaimed mining/dump sites converted into golf

Chambers Bay tops reclaimed mining/dump sites converted into golf courses

Chambers Bay Golf Course, site of the 2015 U.S. Open, tops the list of golf courses converted from reclaimed mining/dump sites.

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Severe hole locations overshadow modest yardages on Day 1 at Chambers Bay

Severe hole locations overshadow modest yardages on Day 1 of U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

The 2015 U.S. Open PGA Tour golf major championship Chambers Bay Golf Course setup and yardage for Thursday's first round.

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Navigating Chambers Bay in practice a real headache

Navigating Chambers Bay in U.S. Open 2015 practice a real headache

Practice rounds for the U.S. Open 2015 at Chambers Bay were made tougher by the course's flexibility.

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By the numbers: Chambers Bay, site of 2015 U.S. Open

By the numbers: Chambers Bay Golf Course, site of 2015 U.S. Open

The 2015 U.S. Open PGA Tour golf major championship look at Chambers Bay Golf Course by the numbers with length in miles, greens free, elevation change, and yardage.

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By design, Chambers Bay sets stage for some beautiful music

U.S. Open: By design, Chambers Bay sets stage for some beautiful music

Right now, the star of the 2015 U.S. Open is the golf course, Chambers Bay, writes Bradley S. Klein.

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Chambers Bay alters definition of a U.S. Open course

Chambers Bay alters definition of a U.S. Open course

Chambers Bay offers something truly different for a U.S. Open for the nation's best PGA Tour players and amateurs.

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Chambers Bay: Payoff for bold vision goes beyond golf

Chambers Bay: Payoff for bold vision goes beyond golf at U.S. Open 2015?

It’s easy to take politically charged shots at a municipal undertaking, such as Chambers Bay, the venue for the U.S. Open 2015.

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U.S. Open 2015: Chambers Bay, hole by hole

U.S. Open 2015: Chambers Bay, hole by hole

The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will not be short on drama thanks to a unique venue set on the shore of Puget Sound. Here's what to expect.

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Concession will present collegians with a take-no-prisoners layout

Concession will present college golfers with a take-no-prisoners layout at NCAA Championship

When NCAA college golfers land at the Concession Golf Club for the NCAA Championship, they'll find a tough test with extreme shotmaking demands.

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40 reads: Ken Green and ‘the greatest comeback ever’

40 reads: Ken Green and ‘the greatest comeback ever’

At a benefit in his hometown, amputee Ken Green refused to surrender to his injuries. The story of Green's resolve is one of Golfweek's 40 great reads.

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Chambers Bay redefined the muni, now hosts U.S. Open

Chambers Bay redefined the muni, now hosts top PGA Tour players for U.S. Open

A new $20 million municipal course called Chambers Bay opened in 2007, and eight years later, the course is preparing for its first U.S. Open.

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Chambers Bay: 'Let the site be the star'

Chambers Bay: 'Let the site be the star' at the 2015 U.S. Open Championship

With the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in June, Robert Trent Jones Jr. steps out of his namesake father’s shadow.

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Rater's notebook: Chambers Bay

Rater's notebook: Chambers Bay, host of 2015 U.S. Open Championship

A look at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., a carefully crafted and well-designed municipal golf course that will host the 2015 U.S. Open next month.

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40 reads: Perspective, when ‘love’ hurts

40 reads: Perspective on PGA Tour player Sean O'Hair and family, when ‘love’ hurts

Sometimes in the rise to professional golf, the relationship between parent and player becomes blurred. This take on the O'Hair family made Golfweek's 40 reads series.

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Klein: Feel-good nature of Spieth's victory separates 2015 Masters

Feel-good nature of Jordan Spieth's victory separates 2015 Masters

Jordan Spieth's victory and Ben Crenshaw's departure remind us what makes the Masters different.

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Augusta National’s first hole sets a demanding tone

Augusta National’s first hole sets a demanding tone for Masters

Masters tone is ramped up by opening hole at Augusta National Golf Club and its difficulty.

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California golf industry braces for big cuts in water usage

California golf industry braces for big cuts in water usage

California water shortage Governor Jerry Brown 25 percent cutback in water comes at no surprise to the golf industry.

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Golf should apply pressure to oppose Indiana's new law

Golf should apply pressure to oppose Indiana's new law

Golfweek senior writer Brad Klein believes golf tours should apply pressure to oppose Indiana's new law. What do you think?

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Sharp Park Golf Course exonerated in environmental suit

San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course exonerated in environmental suit

A four-year legal challenge to the operation of San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course, which is municipally owned and operated, appears to be at an end after an appeal by the Wild Equity Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club was denied.

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Palmer's design team plans its first Scottish course

Arnold Palmer's design team plans its first Scottish course

Arnold Palmer's course-design company has plans to start work on its first course in Scotland.

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Rater's Notebook: Re-engineered Ford Plantation

Rater's Notebook: Re-engineered Ford Plantation

Pete Dye's technical wizardry and design tweaks revive Ford Plantation, a Georgia retreat.

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Where should President Obama play his retirement golf?

President Barack Obama's golf options after his term in the White House ends

President Barack Obama likes to play golf, so where should he set up shop after his second term is over? Bradley S. Klein looks at the options.

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40 years of Golfweek, 10 courses that mattered

40 years of Golfweek, 10 courses that mattered for golf course architecture

Since Golfweek started publishing in 1975, some 6,500 courses have opened in the U.S., plus another 5,000 worldwide. A few of them have made a difference in how the art of design is understood by players today, and a few have transformed the business of golf.

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Woods' Bluejack National track will appeal to range of players

Tiger Woods' Bluejack National golf course will appeal to wide range of players

For a guy who often appears to be scripted in public, Tiger Woods sure seems to like adlibbing and taking chances in his fledgling golf course design business.

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Jordan's dream course could be stymied by big-ticket reality

Michael Jordan's dream golf course could be stymied by big-ticket reality

Golf.com, citing sources in South Florida, reported that Michael Jordan is itching to build his own golf course.

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USGA uses grand old setting to introduce new era in golf

USGA uses grand old setting to introduce new era in golf

The USGA's annual meeting ushered in news of a new U.S. Women's Senior Open and discussion of its TV partnership with Fox Sports.

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Klein: USGA embraces senior women golfers with Senior Women's Open

Klein: USGA embraces senior women golfers with U.S. Senior Women's Open

If ever there was a serious gesture that would embrace senior women golfers, the addition of a U.S. Senior Women's Open was it, writes Bradley S. Klein.

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TPC Scottsdale shines after recent renovation

TPC Scottsdale shines after recent renovation, read to host PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open

The real news out of TPC Scottsdale is that a totally revamped Stadium Course will greet PGA Tour players this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Hansen’s “A Difficult Par” wins USGA Book Award

James Hansen’s “A Difficult Par” wins USGA Book Award

The U.S. Golf Association has given its prestigious Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2014 to James Hansen for his definitive biography of Robert Trent Jones Sr., “A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf."

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Passion, commitment drive PGA Show

Brad Klein: Passion, commitment drive PGA Merchandise Show

The PGA Merchandise Show presented Brad Klein with some ideas about how the industry can, and should, move forward.

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Hanse's Olympic course complete but unnamed

Gil Hanse-desgined Olympic complete in Rio de Janeiro but unnamed

The Gil Hanse-designed golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games doesn't have a name yet, but Hanse is just happy it's complete.

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Wade Hampton remains a residential gem

After 26 years, Wade Hampton still a residential gem

There aren’t many real estate courses from the 1980s that have aged as well as Wade Hampton Club.

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My Year in Golf: Bradley S. Klein

The year in golf courses: Pinehurst No. 2 steals the show

As 2014 draws to a close, Bradley S. Klein reflects on some of the courses that were notable this year.

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Klein: Growing the game starts at home

Klein: Growing the game means shaping grandchildren's golf swings

After years of telling folks in the golf industry to “grow the game at your home facility,” Bradley S. Klein finally got to practice his own advice this year and developed his own junior golf program.

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Klein: Pebble Beach's 18th just fine without cypress tree

Klein: Pebble Beach's 18th just fine without cypress tree

If a tree falls on a single course, does the sound resonate across the entire industry? Apparently, that’s the case. In fact, it has happened twice this year.

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Cuba's economic rebirth could make golf a reality

Thawing U.S.-Cuba relations could mean mulligan for island golf

President Barack Obama'€™s announcement Dec. 17 of a new era in Cuban-American relations, including normalized diplomatic recognition and some modest restrictions in trade, represent considerable steps for golf in that country.

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