May 14, 2015 | 04:35 pm

Desert Golf

The turf-reduction rebates by water companies in Southern California, which The Buzz first told you about in December, have become so popular that the Metropolitan Water District is talking about creating a lifetime rebate cap and taking other measures to avoid maxing out its funds, according to the AP. But the good new is, players don't seem to mind the new desert landscapes at all. In fact, they actually make the course look better, as you can see in this AP video, and will save millions of gallons of water year, not to mention tens of thousands of dollars with rising meter rates.

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May 13, 2015 | 04:43 pm

Fried-Egg Challenge

Our favorite gangsta golfer, Matty "18undapar," is at it again and he's really stepped up his video game. This time he's taking Twitter challenges, adding sound effects, and using embedded images. He even managed to add a gorgeous woman to the mix by calling on Blair O'Neal to help him recover from a fried egg in a bunker. Talk about sizzle!

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May 12, 2015 | 11:04 am

Blasi's Dream: To Play The Open On The Course He Helped Create

We’re in the heart of local qualifying season for the U.S. Open as thousands of hopefuls—pros and amateurs with a USGA Handicap Index of 1.4 or less—tee it up at 111 sites around the country in quest of a spot in the 156-man field at Chambers Bay. Most of those who survive that hurdle and then make it through regional qualifying will be seeing Chambers for the first time (as will most of the already exempt Tour pros) but there’s one entrant—in the local qualifier tomorrow at the Stanford University course—who has more than a little course knowledge.  Jay Blasi was part of the architectural team (some say the main architect) on Chambers Bay. Back in 2003 Blasi was a junior associate in Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s firm when Jones got the contract to design Chambers Bay. He became involved in all aspects of the project from concept through construction, working many days on site with the shapers of the course. Should he somehow make it to the final field, Blasi should need no help setting a game plan or deciphering the greens. 

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May 11, 2015 | 09:57 am

Feherty Unleashed

David Feherty’s career has taken him from Britain to the professional tour to the U.S. to our television screens and now to the stage. Arguably golf’s funniest man—and definitely one of its best TV analysts—the 56-year-old native of Bangor, Northern Ireland, will do a six-city stand-up comedy tour in June and July in Pennsylvania and Ontario. Called “David Feherty Off Tour,” it opens in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on June 4, then goes to Pittsburgh, followed by Ottawa, Kitchener, Sudbury, and Mississauga, Ontario. Describing the show to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he says, “It’s entirely different from anything I’ve done. It’s just me, a microphone, a spotlight, and desk, and a chicken. It’s a lot of stuff I can’t tell on TV or I’ll get fired.” For tour details, check out Each show also offers a VIP experience that includes a chance to meet and have your photo taken with Feherty, plus other extras.

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