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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: PGA's Ted Bishop skids on social media

In light of Ted Bishop's recent social-media posts about Ian Poulter, the real problem is not just a slip of the tongue and the temptations of hitting “post” on social media, writes Brad Klein.

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Klein: Tillinghast deserves his spot in Hall of Fame

Our Bradley S. Klein says that A.W. Tillinghast is finally getting his spot next to Charles Blair Macdonald, Alister MacKenzie and Donald Ross.

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Match play ideal for all, except maybe Team USA

Maybe the U.S. team would do better in this event if its members were more familiar on a daily basis with the classic form of the game as it has been played on British links for centuries.

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Back9Network launches satellite TV presence

Back9Network launches today on DirectTV, with programming devoted not to tournament coverage but to what its CEO calls "lifestyle" and an intention to move away from its racy digital roots.

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Klein: Ryder Cup view from the couch

When you play as badly as the U.S. did this week, with Bubba Watson not earning even a half point and the likes of Rickie Fowler not winning any matches, it’s hard to blame your Ryder Cup captain.

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Gleneagles, PGA Centenary: Hole-by-hole review

A fixture of the European Tour calendar since 1999, Gleneagles Resort's PGA Centenary Course will play host to the 2014 Ryder Cup perfectly. Here's a hole-by-hole review.

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Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary lends view to a thrill

Despite its lack of seaside charm some have grown to expect from golf in the British Isles, Ryder Cup host PGA Centenary at Gleneagles in Scotland should give spectators what they want to see.

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

East Lake looks and feels on the ground and on the TV screen like a manorial parkland estate as it hosts the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola to determine the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup champion.

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Deutsche Bank Championship: TPC Boston review

TPC Boston is a fun place for a shoot out and makes for good TV theatre as the Deutsche Bank Championship's final round unfolds on Labor Day Monday in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup.

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The Barclays: Ridgewood CC, hole by hole

The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup opener, The Barclays, returns to Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey -- where its 7,319 yard, par-71 layout will be drawn from the club’s three nines.

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