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    November 5, 2014

    Arlington Man Keeps Breaking "World's Longest Golf Club" Record For Some Reason

    Everything you need to know about Michael Furrh you can learn from his outgoing voicemail message: Caddie Master at Caddie Club; golf ambassador for Rolling Hills Country Club; Guinness World Record holder. Hopefully you didn't get bored and hang up, because that last part is key. At Arlington's Ro ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Shawn Marion Drives an Incredibly Tiny Car

    We're not sure exactly what Shawn Marion is driving here. It's clearly not a car in the traditional sense of the word, nor is it a tricycle, even though it has three wheels. It's kind of like a golf cart, except it appears to be able to reach highway speeds and doesn't appear large enough to store a ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    West, Texas Blast Was Caused By an Arsonist, Electrical Short or Golf Cart, Officials Say

    The Morning News broke the news this morning that officials had narrowed the cause of last month's deadly West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion to one of three things: a golf cart, an electrical short, or criminal activity. That wasn't terribly narrow, but there was a press conference scheduled thi ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    April 22, 2013

    Yes, You Can Get Thrown in Jail For Drunk Driving a Golf Cart at Texas Motor Speedway

    Officer Jennifer Bell and Corporal D.J. Lusty remember the night of April 9, 2011 quite clearly. The Fort Worth cops were working off-duty traffic jobs at Texas Motor Speedway following the Samsung Mobile 500 when Bell spotted a golf cart driving on the grass. She watched as the cart laden with thre ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Florida Doctor Trying to Sell 1959 Masters Jacket Thinks Golf Club's Claims to Ownership Are Bull

    Last Tuesday, Dallas County District Judge Emily Tobolowsky temporary halted Heritage Auctions' planned sale of the 1959 Masters green jacket. Augusta National, the famed Georgia golf club that hosts the tournament, had sued Heritage to have the auction stopped, claiming that the jacket had been sto ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    A Dallas Judge Halted Heritage Auctions' Sale of the 1959 Masters Green Jacket [Updated]

    Update at 4:02 p.m.: Heritage has issued a statement: "Yesterday the Augusta National Golf Club filed suit against Heritage Auctions over the Art Wall's 1959 Green Master's jacket being offered in an upcoming sale in New York City. Prior to their filling the lawsuit, Augusta National did not conta ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Dallas City Hall Explains How the New Trinity Forest Golf Course Will Save the World

    The Great Trinity Forest, as Mayor Rawlings is fond of reminding people, is an underutilized jewel, a huge, relatively untrammeled swath of nature cutting through the city's southern half. As the country's largest urban hardwood forest in the country, it's already world-class, to borrow a phrase. Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    The MS-13 Gang is on a Rampage at a Forest Lane Apartment Complex. No Golf Cart Is Safe.

    The Indigo on Forest is, per its website, a wonderful community located in "prestigious North Dallas" that still manages to offer apartments at the low, low price of $440 per month. It would be almost idyllic if it weren't for the contingent of MS-13, a.k.a. Mara Salvatrucha, a.k.a. the brutal Lati ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    City to Pay State $400,000 For Not Taxing Golf Course Green Fees

    If you've played a round of golf at one of Dallas' half dozen municipal golf courses, you may have skipped out on the state-mandated 8.25 percent sales tax on your green fee. The city contracts with independent golf pros who collect green fees but haven't traditionally collected sales tax. It's a lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Sad Sports Sunday For Your Good Ol' Red, White and Boo

    ​Woke up rooting for America Sunday morning. Phil Mickelson made a charge, Dustin Johnson was in the hunt and it looked like a U.S. golfer would steal the Claret Jug at the British Open. I was rooting for America after lunch, too. Abby Wambach scored late and it looked like the U.S. would ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    June 28, 2011

    Our Next American Sports Idol is ...

    ​Beats me. Monday I watched both Williams sisters lose at Wimbledon, a week after Andy Roddick bowed out. It leaves as the only American quarterfinalist gentlemen's 10th seed Mardy Fish, a 29-year-old doubles specialist who will hardly threatening Rafael Nadal's throne. We heard a b ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Taking a Swing at Childhood Obesity

    Last week, we told you where you could eat well and do good on a budget. This week, it's time to stop being so stingy. ​The Event: The Annika Experience: Dinner & Golf Outing with Annika Sorenstam The Cause: ANNIKA Foundation The Place: Park Cities Club; Dallas National Golf Club If your pin ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Zzzzzzzz ... Top 10 Most Boring Sports on the Planet?

    ​Spent Father's Day between the grill and the couch. OK, mostly the couch. Instead of another tacky tie for a gift, I let dear ol' dad man the remote control. Went something like this: U.S. Open ... Rangers ... U.S. Open ... World Cup ... Rangers ... U.S. Open ... zzzzzzz. Got me to thin ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Parrotheads Descend Upon Frisco With Golf Carts For This Weekend's Biggest Bash

    Photos by Sam MertenSo close, yet so far away: Folks were at a standstill this morning waiting to park in the fields right next to where they were trapped.​It may seem premature for thousands of Jimmy Buffett fans to flood the gates of Frisco's Pizza Hut Park on the Friday morning before a Saturd ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    April 12, 2010

    Chalk One Up for Karma: Tiger Woods Overshadowed by Phil-Good Story

      Karma 1, Tiger Woods 0. See, that's what I'm talking about. Why give Tiger an exaggerated ovation when you can cheer for someone who overcomes adversity that isn't self-inflicted? Someone who doesn't made repititive, horrible, corrupt choices. Someone whose wife and mother are dealing w ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    What Would You Ask Tiger Woods?

    ​Tiger Woods likely won't play the Byron Nelson or the Colonial this year. But he is playing The Masters and - surprise - he will hold a true press conference. Not a staged, fake 13-minute reading or a controlled, 5-minute session in which the juicy questions are blown off with "That's a priv ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.20.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *At the risk of ruffling more Ticket feathers, the station treated one of its first-time, long-timers like shit rudely during its recent gaggle of 15th anniversary celebrations. The way I remember it, Mark ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    The World's Top 10 Left-Handed Athletes

    Right is wrong and left is ... right? Seems to be. It's not exactly a bass-ackward revolution, but left-handers are doing okay for themselves in sports these days. Or are they? The idea struck me last week when I saw highlights of college quarterbacks Josh Heupel and Matt Leinart winning BCS Nationa ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Our Cups Runneth Dry

    We can dream, no? Don’t much like our chances in either of this weekend’s international sporting cups – Davis or Ryder. Come to think of it, this dude has a better chance of being named Time's Man of the Year. In tennis we'll be playing against the world's No. 1 player; In golf we' ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    All He Can Be

    After a bitter separation from Special Olympics, a Lewisville father keeps pushing his Unique Athletes

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    July 17, 2008

    Dallas's Anthony Kim Expects to Lead the British Open Leaderboard

    Anthony Kim Through four holes at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Anthony Kim's one stroke off the lead. And it probably doesn't surprise the California native and current Dallas resident that he's at par and near the top (and, sure, it's early): He tells the U.K. Independent in a lengthy p ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    The Dude Abides

    The Angelika Plano goes for a roll

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    June 18, 2008

    Summer = Bummer

    Tiger Woods: 3 minor knee surgeries, 14 major championships. With news today that he needs another knee surgery and time to heal a broken leg, Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open victory just became even more miraculous. In conjunction, Dallas golf guru Hank Haney just got jiggy with the "clear" button on ... More >>

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    June 16, 2008

    Father’s Day: The Extended Re-Mix

    The U.S. Open trophy will reside in Dallas. Sorta. Since Father’s Day is all about eating and sleeping and not mowing the lawn and eating some more – oh yeah, and watching golf – doesn’t it officially spill over into today? Thought so. No one in sports delivers more dramatic su ... More >>

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    June 9, 2008

    Romo Breaks 100; Doesn’t Break Up with Jessica. Yet

    Yep, him again. This item pinged to me from Sportatorium superfan Clay Swartz (hey, us former UTA Shorthorn sports editors gotta stick together), who kept tabs on Tony Romo’s attempt to break 100 on the U.S. Open golf course in Torrey Pines, San Diego over the weekend. Romo and his 2 hand ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    A U.S. Open Celeb Foursome: Romo, Lauer, Timberlake and a Cancer Survivor Tony Romo, missing out on the U.S. Open cut last year at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving Tony Romo can't seem to make the cut for the U.S. Open; he's tried for years, and just yesterday shot a 75 at a local qualifier to miss out making the sectionals. Which doesn't bother c ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008

    Get Teed Off

    The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is here

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    September 27, 2007

    Wood on Woods (Or: Silver Balls)

    Remember how little Charlie Bucket finds a golden ticket and gets to tour Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory? This is a similar tale. Except Charlie Bucket is Arlington’s Steve Wood, the golden ticket is actually a silver golf ball, and Mr. Wonka is none other than, gulp, Tiger Woods. Wood, 40, s ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    Re-Pete After Me

    Pete Sampras is bringing his bag of yellow balls to Frisco this weekend. You could trek to Arlington this weekend to pay your last respects to a suck-ass baseball outfit that last night lost its 82nd game of 2007 and clinched its seventh losing season in the last eight years. Or you could choose to ... More >>

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    May 25, 2007


    For now, Anthony Kim's at top the Colonial leaderboard. Just when we were all comfy letting the awkwardly named Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial run its course undetected, a local kid up and bolts to the top of the leader board. OK, admit it, we’re still going to ignore the tournament that ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007

    Two Local Kids Make the Cartoon Network By Actually Getting Off the Couch

    When Tiger Woods was 4 years old, so the story goes, his dad would drop him off at a golf course at 9 a.m. on a Saturday and pick him up at 5 p.m., “pockets bulging with money he had won from disbelievers 10 and 20 years older.” I would have a hard time believing that story if it didn’t concer ... More >>

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    March 30, 2007

    Fore! Play!

    No, check that, the new PGA Superstore in Plano isn't just a teasing appetizer, it's downright orgasmic. If, that is, you get aroused milling around an old Home Depot warehouse filled with sports memorabilia, a gazillion Izods, two bajillion clubs, a tennis court, a putting green, a chipping area co ... More >>

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    September 28, 2006

    Lord of the Pings

    This is the Byron Nelson most of us never knew--the young, strapping champ on his way to becoming the legend with whom we were all familiar. There's plenty of other news in the sports world than what Terrell Owens was or wasn't trying to do 36 hours ago, though you wouldn't know it from today's Dall ... More >>

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    September 22, 2006

    U.S., Say What?

    Tiger Woods is not only a great golfer, but also a foot rest. Looking for some good ol' American athletic domination. Hmm, where to start. Soccer? Nope, didn't win a single game in last summer's World Cup. Baseball? Failed to even qualify for the last Olympics. How 'bout basketball, a sport we frigg ... More >>

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    September 1, 2006

    Wanna Buy the Four Seasons? Too Late.

    A Los Angeles-based real estate investment group bought the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, apparently because the execs needed a good place to play golf. Guess this qualifies as breaking news. Looks like the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas has a new owner as of today: Los Angeles-b ... More >>

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    July 21, 2006
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    June 13, 2006

    Hurricane Harbor

    Who needs coffee when there's this to greet you first thing in the morning: "Mavs-Heat isn't must-see TV," blares the headline from the San Francisco Chronicle, where columnist Gwen Knapp says Sunday offered much better sports viewing than Game 2 of the NBA Finals. You know what was better than the ... More >>

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    November 24, 2005

    Only the Great Die Young

    Misery, mystery and a family's brave journey into life after death

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    August 4, 2005
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    May 5, 2005
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    April 21, 2005
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    June 3, 2004

    Highland, Ho

    Scottish fest and games offer caber tossing and bonny knees

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best TV Sports Anchor

    Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV Channel 8

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    May 29, 2003

    Fore Score

    Golfing as a good deed

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best sports spectator experience

    MasterCard Colonial Golf Tournament

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best golf course

    TPC Las Colinas

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Stick it in your ear

    Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.

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