Pinehurst Golf News Archive

Dean Smith and Golf

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith took his competitive fire to the golf course as well, molding Roy Williams into the man on – and off the course – he is today.

At a news conference on Sunday, Williams spoke about Coach Smith’s approach to golf, which included strict guidelines for gimmes and mulligans. Coach Smith’s style of golf lives on in Williams’ rounds on the links today, as do the memories.

So, who did Coach Smith REALLY get fired up to beat on the golf course? Well, you have to watch the video to find out, but they were matches that stoked his fire every bit as the biggest ones for the Heels on the hardwood.

Lastly, we cannot forget one of Coach Smith’s favorite golf moments, which happened right on Pinehurst No. 2: … Continue Reading

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The artistic side of Michelle Wie


Photo by Brad Barr, USA Today Sports

You’re all familiar with Michelle Wie, the golfer, but did you know she’s also an artist?

When Wie isn’t playing golf, you’ll likely find her out with friends or at home with a paintbrush in hand.

She dabbles in everything from painting watercolors to sketching. Her artwork is just as eclectic as she is, often featuring skulls and alternate realities.

” I don’t know how to explain them,” Wie told USA Today. “But they release some dark feelings in me, and to me, they make me happy.”

Wie had a tough time last week during the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, failing to make the cut after coming down with flu-like symptoms. When she’s healthy again, look for Wie to be a major contender, riding the momentum of her U.S. Women’s Open win to a steady season.

Read USA Today’s full story about Wie’s artistic side here. 


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We’ll miss you, Coach

It’s impossible to describe what Dean Smith means to Carolina basketball without using the world legend.

He was a giant in the field and the heart of the Tar Heels.

Today, we remember Coach and say thank you by remembering a story Roy Williams tells of playing Pinehurst No. 2 with a competitive Dean Smith.

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Follow young golfers en route to the world championship in Pinehurst

What does it take to make it to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst?

Find out by watching the new reality television series “The Short Game.”

The 10-episode series airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on Esquire Network.

The reality show based on, but not affiliated with, the 2013 documentary of the same name, follows eight 7 and 8-year-old golfers as they compete for a spot in the 2014 tournament.

During the most recent episode, we spotted 7-year-old Avery Zweig wearing a 2014 U.S. Open visor.

Watch to see how Avery and the rest of the young golfers fared during the tournament. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Pinehurst sightings!

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Who makes the most money in pro golf? Here are the game’s top earners

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Tiger Woods surveys the green during the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

If your kid is complaining about having to hit range balls this winter, show this list to him or her.

The latest Golf Digest Top 50 is out. These are golf’s top earners.

A few notables:
47. Paula Creamer On-Course: $764,270 Off-Course: $4,500,000 Total: 5,264,270
42. Michelle Wie On-Course: $2,024,796 Off-Course: $4,350,000 Total: 6,374,796
41. Stacy Lewis On-Course: $2,720,750 Off-Course: $3,900,000 Total: $6,620,750
25. Graeme McDowell On-Course: $4,194,228 Off-Course: $5,200,000 Total: $9,469,991
20. Bernhard Langer On-Course $4,520,314 Off-Course: $5,600,000 Total: $10,120,314
19. Martin Kaymer On-Course: $6,114,169 Off-Course: $5,000,000 Total: $11,114,169
17. Greg Norman On-Course: $80,000 Off-Course: $12,000,000 Total: $12,080,000
16. Jordan Speith On-Course: $6,311,404 Off-Course: $5,950,000 Total: $12,261,404
12. Rickie Fowler On-Course: $5,880,284 Off-Course: $8,750,000 Total: $14,630,284
11. Gary Player On-Course: $0 Off-Course: 15,000,000 Total: $15,000,000
10. Bubba Watson On-Course: $9,361,978 Off-Course: $5,750,000 Total: $15,111,978

And the Top 5 … Continue Reading

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