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Best Way To See The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:06 Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:47

by Alfie Lau
 

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The U.S. Open is Major in every way. Major important. Major difficult. Major hard to walk and navigate.
 
If you’re a diehard golf fan making the four-hour long trek to Chambers Bay in University Place, a Tacoma neighbourhood, come prepared with your best walking shoes, lots of water and lots of patience.

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Canadians Thomas Hay And Bryn Parry Top Leaderboard At PC Financial Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:41 Thursday, 28 May 2015 19:45

by Alfie Lau
 

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For a tour now called the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, it’s heartening to see two Canadian flags at the top of the leaderboard.
 
25-year-old Thomas Hay of Langley leads after Round 1 at the Point Grey Golf & Country Club after a six-birdie, no bogey (-6) round of 66, with North Vancouver club professional Bryn Parry just one stroke back, in a three-way tie for second at (-5) with American Jay Myers and Zimbabwe’s Nyasha Mauchaza.

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Three Weeks of BC Boys on the PGA TOUR West Coast Swing

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:14 Sunday, 15 February 2015 15:42

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By the time the final putt dropped on another brilliant day in Northern California and Brandt Snedeker won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the second time in three years, the best British Columbia golfers had already hightailed it out of the Monterey Peninsula.

Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor will be getting ready to play practice rounds at Riviera for the Northern Trust Open this week while Roger Sloan is back in Houston to work on his game in anticipation of his next PGA TOUR stop, hopefully in Florida.

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No Cheering In The Press Box, Except For Wayne Gretzky

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 19:54 Saturday, 14 February 2015 19:15

by Alfie Lau
 

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One of the most basic questions a reporter asks any subject is “How does it feel?”
 
It’s an easy opener for most “happy” stories, such as a player winning a championship or for someone who is smiling.
 
But ask that question to someone who’s lost something unimaginable or someone who’s going through visible pain and it’s not such a nice question.

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Chasing John Daly And New England Clam Chowder

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 09:49 Saturday, 14 February 2015 09:19

by Alfie Lau
 

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The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the toughest non-Major to cover simply because of the sheer numbers: 156 golfers on 3 different courses all spread out over 17 Mile Drive.
 
Most reporters start planning their days when the tee times come out, but at Pebble Beach, the best laid plans often go to pot by lunchtime Thursday.
 
Say, for example, you wanted to cover the marquee grouping of Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson, who also happen to have celebrity partners Jake Owen and Wayne Gretzky with them.

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