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JULY 18: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the first round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 18, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Ben Higgins
July 18, 2019 - 8:56 am
We'll return to the countdown of my top North County golf courses later in the month, but today we're focusing in on the final major of the golf season. First, let's all agree to call it by its proper name, the Open Championship. Americans got used to calling it the British Open, but to be fair,...
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APRIL 23: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on April 23, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Steve Woods
July 16, 2019 - 5:00 am
You won't be surprised to hear this from me, a known baseball honk, but there is no more magical game than the game of baseball. Other sports have their moments, certainly: Drew Brees and the Saints winning the Super Bowl after Hurricane Katrina. The Miracle on Ice. Willis Reed. These are great...
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ANUARY 27: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his shot on the 17th hole on the South Course during the final round of the the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 27, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Ben Higgins
July 11, 2019 - 5:00 am
The countdown continues this week! If you missed my rankings for golf courses 11 through 15, click here. The number of terrific golf courses within about 15 miles of where I grew up in Encinitas is ridiculous. I'm going through my favorites all this month. Just a reminder, here are my guidelines: I...
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JUNE 30: Nate Lashley putts on the fourth green during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Country Club on June 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Ben Higgins
July 04, 2019 - 6:00 am
July is a great month for golf in San Diego. While other places in the Southwest like Phoenix, Las Vegas, or La Quinta are getting too hot to spend 5 hours outside, here in San Diego, all you need is a little sunscreen and a couple of cold drinks to get through 18 holes. I've been playing golf...
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© Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
July 02, 2019 - 11:12 am
Manny Machado's appeal of his one game suspension that stemmed from his confrontation in Colorado with umpire Bill Welke has been denied. Machado will serve his one game suspension Tuesday night against the Giants. PROGRAMMING ALERT: Manny Machado will join Gwynn & Chris on Wednesday afternoon...
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