Nov 27, 2014 | 11:50 am

Playing Thankfully

There won’t be any turkey or stuffing available — the food and beverage operation in the clubhouse is shut down for the year — but there will be golf today in Utah, on a course named Thanksgiving Point no less. Thanks to rare late-November temperatures in the high 50s, approximately 40 golfers are expected to tee it up on a 1997 Johnny Miller design that inexplicably missed making a recent Thanksgiving-themed course list. Located in Lehi, 15 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City, the 7,716-yard layout is stuffed with oversized holes, like the 678-yard 11th (where only John Daly has ever reached the green in two). Playing at 6,100 feet above sea level helps a bit, but the course record of 62 — held by  2003 Masters winner and nearby resident Mike Weir — is still impressive. Happy Thanksgiving. 

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Nov 26, 2014 | 05:06 pm

Family Act

The talented Bryan Bros, Wesley and George, are back with their latest trick-shot video and this time they've brought the whole family in honor of that most family of holidays tomorrow. Mom, Dad, and even Sis get in on the act feeding a ball in a number of inventive ways to Wesley, who knocks it out the park each time with a driver. Just imagine what Thanksgiving dinner is like!

For more Bryan Bros videos, check out their Youtube page.

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Nov 25, 2014 | 08:48 am

Rory's Biggest Fan

If there is any animosity lingering from Rory McIlroy's lawsuit against his former manager Horizon (where Graeme McDowell is a partner) it was not evident in McDowell’s recent season-ending column for the BBC. Calling McIlroy’s Open Championship win “the best moment of the year” McDowell went on to predict that his countryman would dominate the game until the end of the decade.  "I think we are witnessing at least a five-year spell as world number one,” said McDowell. "I think he is going to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did in the early 2000s.” Asked how many major championships McIlroy might win, McDowell was equally effusive. “If Rory continues to play the way he is doing, he could win three, four or maybe five more majors in that time. He could then be close to 10 in total and whether he wants to go beyond that is entirely up to him."

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Nov 24, 2014 | 10:46 am

Women's Weekend

Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, we can think of a few women with a lot to be thankful for coming out of the past weekend. Start with Lydia Ko (above), the 17-year-old LPGA sensation who won her third tournament of the year yesterday—the CME Group Tour Championship, which came with $500,000 first prize—and with it a $1 million bonus in the tour’s inaugural year-long “Race to the CME Globe.” also, Stacy Lewis may have only finished T9 yesterday but became the first American player in 21 years to win the LPGA’s three major awards: Player of the Year, money title, and Vare Trophy (for lowest scoring average). And Inbee Park finished as the top-ranked women’s player in the world for the second straight year. Meanwhile, Suzy Whaley, a teaching pro from Connecticut, on Saturday was elected secretary of the PGA of America, making her a near shoo-in to become the association’s first female president in 2018. And this isn’t Whaley’s first “first”: In 2003, she became the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event, playing in that year’s 2003 Hartford Open.

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