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Floyd Statue Makes Great Welcome Committee

Although I didn’t score an invite to play the National on a recent visit to Augusta, Ga. (Condi must have misplaced my number), I laid eyes on another masterpiece: the stunning bronze sculpture of Raymond Floyd that greets travelers inside the Augusta Regional Airport terminal. Created by artists Jeffrey and…

As the Sun Sets in the West

In round numbers, there are about 200 golf courses of all stripes in the greater Phoenix area, many of them in and around Scottsdale, the golf mecca of the Southwest. On his visit, Mike Purkey took a closer look at several of them, including Raven Golf Club, We-Ko-Pa, Eagle Mountain, Superstition Mountain, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes and Gold Canyon. Before planning a golf vacation to Arizona, this is required reading.

Attempting To Conquer El Conquistador

I’m in Puerto Rico this week – yes, I’m privileged – and when I checked into the impressive and massive El Conquistador resort, I was greeted by a sign welcoming the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Seems to me that you might want to steer clear of that bunch. Just…

Feb. 25 Issue Now Available

It’s not surprising to learn that Dustin Johnson is particular about the clubs he carries in his bag. After all, that’s how players of that caliber are. But what might not be so apparent is how fastidious he is about the sunglasses he wears when he competes: for the clarity they provide as he tries to discern breaks on greens and slopes on fairways, and also for the protection they offer from the searing sunlight he so often battles. These days, Johnson is sporting the new Tourpro sunglasses from adidas Eyewear, and one thing he says he likes about these shades – which are designed and manufactured for the equipment maker by the highly regarded Silhouette International of Austria – is their adjustability. That’s primarily a result of an ergonomic frame and temple design with three adjustment options that allows him to click them slightly up or down, or leave them in the middle. “We think that is a great feature for golfers to be able move their lens as the sun moves during the day,” says Brendan McLaughlin, marketing services manager for Tourpros.