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May 23, 2014 | 09:13 AM

More Holes In Cheese-land?

It’s official: Herb Kohler wants to build another golf course near the Wisconsin town that bears his family name. At a local Plan Commission meeting earlier this week, the general manager of Destination Kohler said, “We believe it can be as good or better than the Straits course,” referring to the Pete Dye-designed Whistling Straits (above). In fact, one of the selling points of the new course is that it will be among the top 50 in the world, yet there was no mention of who would do its design. According to the Sheboygan Press, the course—which will be on Kohler Co.-owned land near Kohler-Andrae State Park—would have four holes along the Lake Michigan shoreline and open in July 2017. Unless it is stopped by a group called Friends of the Black River Forest, which turned up at the meeting even though no public comment was allowed. Kohler Co. officials say they are looking into the environmental impact on the region’s sand dunes and white pines, and have requested an easement to begin building maintenance roads.

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May 22, 2014 | 04:00 PM

When Love Breaks Down

How do you mend a broken heart? If you’re Rory McIlroy, playing well might help a little. The 25-year old broke off his engagement with Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki this week, just days after sending out wedding invitations (how long before one of those pops up on the Internet?). She updated her Twitter avatar and bio earlier today (tweeting, “Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I’ll never walk alone”). He fulfilled his commitment to play in this week’s BMW PGA Championship at England’s Wentworth Club. “I'm not going to lie. It's going to be very difficult,” he said. “But you know, at least when I get inside the ropes I can just try and concentrate on the shot at hand. But yeah, it's obviously going to be difficult.” Not so much so that he couldn’t shoot a 4-under 68 in today’s first round. 

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May 21, 2014 | 11:10 AM

Shot in the Dark

George and Wesley Bryan are mini-tour pros who also moonlight—literally in this case—as trick shot artists, along with friend Shaw James. They're pretty talented and their productions are big YouTube hits, but their latest one really, er, glows. The Bryans, who are in their mid-20s, both played on the University of South Carolina golf team and shoot the videos at their dad’s golf school, the George Bryan Golf Academy in Chapin, S.C.

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May 20, 2014 | 10:27 AM

Old And New

We’ve always known that golf is the game of a lifetime, but who knew golf at the professional level could span so many generations? On Sunday, 50-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez won a three-way playoff in the Spanish Open to become the oldest player to win on the PGA European Tour. Then yesterday, another record was set at the other end of the spectrum when Lucy Li shot rounds of 74 and 68 to become the youngest-ever qualifier for the U.S. Women's Open at the astonishing age of 11. So both of these phenoms will be heading to Pinehurst next month—but it won’t be the first major site this year for the Miguel and Lucy Show. Last month, Li won her age group title in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship finals at Augusta National, where Jimenez finished fourth in the Masters.

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