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Bradley S. Klein

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Augusta’s greens: Secrets to magic carpet ride

Bradley Klein: The rain has taken some of the bite out of Augusta National’s notoriously tricky greens. But the course's SubAir equipment might bring some of that bite back.

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Green with envy? Don’t be. Augusta is unique

Bradley Klein: The beauty you see on the TV screen from Augusta National during the Masters is real. It just doesn’t travel well to your home course.

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Player is the blueprint for a golf globetrotter

Gary Player is busier now than he was in his playing days, spending his time on golf course design and being a golf ambassador.

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What's your 'birdie yardage'?

From what I see, too many golfers think of their games not in terms of what they usually do, but in terms of what they rarely achieve. And that normally means they need to play a different set of tees.

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Review: Behind the scenes of Tiger Inc.

In medicine, there’s a legally established principle of confidentially that survives the therapeutic relationship. Not so on the driving range, as Tiger Woods now knows thanks to Hank Haney's upcoming book "The Big Miss."

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Dye builds legacy by getting hands dirty

For 50 years, Pete Dye has built a legacy by getting his hands dirty

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Hanse should be a natural fit for Rio

Landing the plum assignment of designing the 2016 Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro is a milestone career achievement for Gil Hanse.

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Renovation of Stevens Park is done right

The renovation of Stevens Park in Dallas is a case study in how to do things thoughtfully, efficiently and modestly.

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Trump's Doral vision includes tougher Monster

Donald Trump is finalizing the purchase of the 50-year-old, 650-acre Doral Resort and Spa near Miami for $150 million, two sources close to the deal told Golfweek.

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Wind-farm rift won’t stop Trump's Scotland course

Donald Trump won't let wind-farm rift stop opening of Scotland course.

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Delay keeps Rio designer off course for another month

Who knew that a golf-course design competition could be such compelling theater?

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Delay signals tough call to build a legacy

Talk about a letdown. Friday’s big surprise announcement by the Rio 2016 committee selecting a golf course architect for the Olympic Games is that it has put off a decision for a month.

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Klein: Inside the Ferry Point Park project

New York faces sticker shock with Ferry Point Park, a proposed golf course with a soaring price tag atop a Gotham landfill. Enter Donald Trump. Is he a savior, an opportunist -- or both?

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Designs on new golfers part of PGA Show theme

Golf 2.0 is designed to restructure how we play and feel about golf, without losing the game's tradition.

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Trump goes with his gut on Ferry Point

Donald Trump’s proposed management contract of the Ferry Point Golf Course in New York has met plenty of scrutiny lately. Our Bradley Klein weighs in on the project.

An exile amid the season's slumber

It’s well past halfway through a seven-week hiatus from golf, and I’m starting to itch badly.

USGA appeals to S.F. mayor to save Sharp Park

The U.S. Golf Association has weighed in on the public debate about San Francisco’s Sharp Park Golf Course and come to the support of the beleaguered municipal layout.

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Rater’s Notebook: Sandia Golf Club

Bradley S. Klein: Sandia Golf Club provides a compelling counterpoint to its namesake mountains.

S.F. public golf under fire as Sharp Park loses vote

Supporters of public golf in the Bay Area saw one of their favorite local courses take a hit this week.

It's the swan song for Windsong Farm

When it opened in 2003, Windsong Farm Golf Club had big ambitions. Or its owners did, anyway.

S.F.’s Sharp Park suffers political setback

A measure designed to expedite the closure of San Francisco’s Sharp Park Golf Course narrowly passed Dec. 6.

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Key vote today in proposed closure of Sharp Park

Historic Sharp Park Golf Course, a legendary municipal layout owned and operated by San Francisco, could take a decisive step closer today toward being shut down.

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Klein: Crash course in great architecture

Public Education: A crash course in great architecture just might help your game. Bradley S. Klein explains.

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Finalists selected for Olympic course design

Competitive bidding for plumb golf course design assignments is nothing new for architects.

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Dormie Club worth playing in N.C. Sandhills

Dormie Club claims a spot among the North Carolina Sandhills’ best. Bradley S. Klein reports.

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Royal Melbourne far from average Aussie track

Bradley S. Klein: Alister MacKenzie, trained in the art of concealment, transformed Australian golf with Royal Melbourne, site of this week's Presidents Cup.

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Rater's notebook: Shining Rock

In our Rater’s notebook, Bradley S. Klein writes that rugged terrain and awkward routing squeezes Shining Rock into a hard place.

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Rater's notebook: Dismal River in Mullen, Neb.

Bradley S. Klein writes that Dismal River, remodeled but still raw, flashes its potential in this month’s Rater’s Notebook.

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En-Joie GC faces premature end to season

Turbulent weather has claimed another U.S. golf course, this one a fixture of the PGA Tour.

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Storms batter courses from south to north

The Quechee Club in Vermont is an extreme example of the damage to golf courses up and down the Eastern Seaboard, mainly due to Hurricane Irene.

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Good night, Irene: Eastern Seaboard cleans up

It’s a good thing the fourth round of The Barclays, the PGA Tour’s playoff opener, was cancelled. If not, eventual winner Dustin Johnson would have needed a boat to get to the 16th green at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., on what normally is a water-less hole.

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A club pro with a big-time game

For Jimmy Wright, the 1969 PGA was but one of many tournament achievements that collectively amount to a kind of Grand Slam of club pro life.

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Rater's Notebook: Atlanta Athletic Club

From its first major to today, Atlanta Athletic Club has been fine-tuned for toughness. Bradley S. Klein

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Klein: Focus on caddies is unparalleled

We are used to Tiger Woods in the spotlight. Even Rory McIlroy. But the current focus on caddies is unparalleled.

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Notebook: Open venue Royal St. George’s

Royal St. George’s, host of the 2011 British Open, demands control off the tee and near the greens, even after the ball touches down. Bradley S. Klein reports.

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Book Review: ‘Deane Beman: Golf’s Driving Force’

From 1974 to 1994, Deane Beman presided over the growth of the PGA Tour. Adam Schupak explains how he converted a great game into a big business

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What to watch for: Sunday's course setup

A final round that threatens (or promises) to be a coronation, but you never really know. But some telltale things today will reveal a lot about the day.

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5 things: McIlroy has to avoid the jitters to win

With Rory McIlroy enjoying a six-shot lead and seemingly on his way toward a coronation, Saturday’s telecast should be fascinating to watch. Bradley S. Klein explains.

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Five Things: Look for more low scores Friday

Friday’s second round at Congressional Country Club offers the prospects of unusually low scoring. Bradley S. Klein explains why.

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Congressional's clubhouse large and lively

It’s a cold, damp Friday night in April, and the golf course – all 36 holes – is still struggling to emerge from winter’s chill. But inside Congressional Country Club, the joint is jumping.

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5 Things: The ins and outs of Congressional

When following the U.S. Open on screen, whether digitally or visually, here are 5 Things to look for about how the course is playing. Plus, check out the cool flyovers courtesy of our partners at USOpen.com.

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Greyling in fine company at Congressional

Ernie Els played with Christo Greyling on Wednesday, and not just because the 1997 champ has good vibes here.

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2004 Open at Shinnecock ‘a learning experience’

For serious golf-course geeks, one of the highlights on the calendar is the annual U.S. Golf Association press conference on the Wednesday of the U.S. Open.

Review: ‘Wonder Girl’ leaves us wondering

Villainous professional wrestler George Zaharias, an 8 handicap, met Mildred Didrikson when they were paired together during the first two rounds of the 1938 Los Angeles Open.

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2011 U.S. Open: Inside Congressional

2011 U.S. Open preview: From photos of Congressional's first five honorary presidents to the 36 holes of championship golf, Congressional is packed with something for everyone.

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Congressional's makeover perfect for U.S. Open

After its third closure for reconstructive surgery in the past 21 years, Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course sports a thematically unified parkland look that should hold up well in the face of the capital’s stifling summer heat, just in time for next week’s U.S. Open.

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In Upper Midwest, a golf season in peril

Souris Valley Golf Course, a popular muni in Minot, N.D., has more water holes than ever. The Souris River that bisects the course has spilled its banks and flooded most of the 18 holes. The course, part of the Minot Park District, might not fully open this season, golf professional Steve Kottsick said.

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Rater's notebook: Royal Isabela

Royal Isabela builds to a dramatic conclusion. Bradley S. Klein says there is a definite rhythm to the holes of this dramatic, cliffside track.

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Golf in Alabama emerges from day of fury

For all the tornadic devastation loosed on Alabama last week, golf courses seem to have been spared the worst of the impact.

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Rediscovering Raynor: North Shore polishes a gem

Thanks to a bold revision by Don Zucker, the historic North Shore Country Club is back. Bradley S. Klein takes a look back at the club's history.

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