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Bradley S. Klein

Senior Writer

Bradley S. Klein has been writing for Golfweek since Oct. 1988, the last 10 years full time as architecture editor and director of the “Golfweek’s Best” course rating program. A former PGA Tour caddie, he holds a Ph.D. in political science and was a university professor for 14 years. He has written five books on golf course design, including the definitive biography, “Discovering Donald Ross,” and is a frequent industry lecturer on golf design, maintenance, economy and the media. Follow Klein on Twitter: @BKleinGolfweek
 
• Favorite golf memory: Caddying for Bernhard Langer at 1981 World Series of Golf
• Favorite golf course: Old Macdonald
• Best golf shot seen live: Tom Watson chip-in on No. 17 at 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. I was standing right in front of green.
• Dream foursome: Barack Obama, Alister MacKenzie, Larry David

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hanse adds strategy, drama to Doral

PGA Tour players who think they know Trump National Doral's Blue Monster course will be in for a shock. After Gil Hanse's renovation, forget the old yardage books or memories of previous putts made.

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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.

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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.

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