Bradley S. Klein
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Brighter days await MacKenzie-designed Sharp Park Golf Course
Now clear of a legal hurdle that nearly endangered its existence, municipally owned Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, Calif., is undergoing the first of a multi-phase renovation designed to bring it back to its glory days.
USGA, University of Minnesota announce research partnership
The U.S. Golf Association today announced a research partnership with the University of Minnesota designed to go well beyond typical turf-management issues.
Canada’s Glen Abbey, site of RBC Canadian Open, slated for redevelopment
Glen Abbey Golf Club in the Toronto suburb of Oakville, Ontario, appears to be slated for redevelopment that would mean the end of the 27-time home of the RBC Canadian Open.
40 reads: With 2011 U.S. Open victory, Rory McIlroy stakes claim as golf's next big thing
This week's edition of Golfweek's 40 great reads looks at Rory McIlroy's 2011 U.S. Open victory at Congressional Country Club.
PGA Tour's 2015 Tour Championship: East Lake hole-by-hole review
A hole-by-hole review of East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, host of the 2015 Tour Championship, which is the finale of the PGA Tour's 2015 FedEx Cup Playoffs.
PGA Tour's 2015 BMW Championship: Conway Farms Golf Club hole-by-hole review
The PGA Tour's 2015 BMW Championship returns to Conway Farms Golf Club, and Brad Klein offers a hole-by-hole guide of the golf course, which demands precision.
Bandon Dunes dealing with large fire, two courses evacuated
The Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon is dealing with large fire, Pacific Dunes course evacuated and Old MacDonald layout in sight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Rater's Notebook: Re-engineered Ford Plantation
Pete Dye's technical wizardry and design tweaks revive Ford Plantation, a Georgia retreat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."