Bradley S. Klein

Message of 2014 U.S. Opens: Scruffy is new neat

A good story to be told by the USGA about its forthcoming national championships is the different look at Pinehurst -- scruffier, less green, less manicured, and also firmer and faster. Luck will play more than a small role.

Klein: Watson's Masters win, view from the couch

Sunday was left to a sort of rivalry between youth and experience to make something memorable of the Masters. Notice we didn’t say wisdom, not the way Bubba Watson plays, though it earned him the championship.

Augusta National’s new look: A tree assessment

Our Bradley S. Klein offers up his perspective on the many changes to Augusta National, all seemingly caused by the harsh, cold winter that hit the area in February – felling the Eisenhower Tree and many others.

Iconic Augusta National ground shapes course design

More than any other U.S. layout and probably second in the world only to the Old Course at St. Andrews, the course has had widespread impact on the game. The layout designed by Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie is endlessly fascinating to walk and to see on TV. And it has become a meme for subsequent design.

TV guide: Augusta National, hole-by-hole

Our Bradley S. Klein offers up what to watch for next week at Augusta National, a course that features 18 distinct personalities.

Age or smarts: It's time to play the real course

Whether the golfers are just getting older, or they are getting smarter, there seems to be more play from sensible yardage tees and less stigma.

Staff reflects on Ron Balicki's impact on golf, careers

From Lance Ringler and Beth Ann Nichols, to Adam Schupak and Bradley S. Klein, our staff reflects on what made Ron Balicki one of a kind.

Bahto, dry cleaner turned course restorer, dies at 83

George Bahto, by day the operator of a successful dry cleaning store, became by night a self-educated expert on the golf course architecture of Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Bahto died recently at age 83.

Klein: The new-look Doral already a winner

Our Bradley S. Klein says new Doral is truly the winner of this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship, and takes you hole-by-hole through the new layout in South Florida.

Match Play hole-by-hole: Dove Mountain

The Golf Club at Dove Mountain can be both a bomber's paradise and a place for the world's best irons players to dissect the course. Add in a bit of unpredictable match play and it's a perfect venue for this type of theater.

La Costa makeover heralds playability, conditioning

Perhaps more down-to-earth renovations such as the one done at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa’s Legends Course will get golf back to what it’s supposed to be: interesting and enjoyable, rather than a chore.

Trump buys Irish golf course Doonbeg

Donald Trump's golf portfolio is bigger and more prestigious, with today's purchase of the much-acclaimed, if financially beleaguered, Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland.

Inside look at Doral's changes for players, fans

Doral's Blue Monster had an inflated reputation that was wearing thin. Enter Donald Trump and Gil Hanse -- and a bevy of improvements for PGA Tour players, course conditions and fans.

USGA hopes Opens can take root at Pinehurst

Executive director Mike Davis spent a lot of his time during the USGA's annual meeting explaining the upcoming back-to-back national championships at Pinehurst this June, the U.S. Open followed by the U.S. Women’s Open.

Donald Trump reopens Doral's Blue Monster

The Blue Monster is back, its holes seemingly in the same place. But nearly everything about the place has changed. And owner Donald Trump could not be happier.

Pinehurst hosts back-to-back championships

One course, two national championships on back-to-back weeks. It’s unprecedented at the professional level. The folks at Pinehurst Resort hope it doesn’t rain when the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens visit in June. At the U.S. Golf Association, the goal will be to crown two national champions playing the same course and hitting similar clubs into the same greens.

My Year in Golf: Bradley S. Klein

From a memorable seat behind the scenes at Merion to some one-on-one time with Donald Trump at Doral, our Bradley S. Klein reflects on his time on the road in 2013.

Year in review: A look at golf architecture in 2013

Golfweek architecture editor Brad Klein and travel editor Martin Kaufmann talk about some of the best new and renovated courses of 2013, and what they’re looking forward to seeing in 2014.

Hole by hole: Muirfield Village, Presidents Cup

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, is the House that Jack Built for stroke play near his hometown of Columbus -- nearly four decades after opening, it's ideal for match play too.

Tour Championship: East Lake, hole-by-hole preview

Each year as home to the FedEx Cup finals, East Lake has been the scene of a dramatic outcome. That’s attributable in part to the enduring challenge posed by Bobby Jones' home course of old in Atlanta.

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