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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

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Willie McRae Remembers Charlie Sifford at Pinehurst

Today, the golf world – more than that, actually – is mourning the passing of Charlie Sifford, who courageously broke golf’s color barrier. The World Golf Hall-of-Famer was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in November.

Willie McRae appears in the January 2015 issue of Our State magazine. Legendary Pinehurst caddie Willie McRae (at left), who has caddied at Pinehurst for more than seven decades, remembers a moment from one of the Colgate Hall of Fame Classic PGA Tour events, which Pinehurst hosted through the 1970s and early 1980s – a story that includes Arnold Palmer and Sifford.

As McRae tells it:

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Celebrating Groundhog Day with Bill Murray and golf

If you’ve ever seen the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” you likely can’t get through Feb. 2 without thinking of Bill Murray.

Of course, before “Groundhog Day,” Murray chased a gopher in “Caddyshack.”

The film made the comedian synonymous with the game of golf, yet some may be surprised to learn Murray actually worked as a caddie before he got into show business.

Last year, Murray talked to broadcaster Ahmad Rashad about his days as a caddie. 

Our favorite line: “We didn’t have cows to milk, so you had to go caddie.” 

Fans of Murray (and golf) will also enjoy this short clip of his take on the game.

Murray frequently plays golf, so it was no surprise when Golf Magazine celebrated his birthday with the “50 Greatest Bill Murray Golf Photos.

This photo is one of our favorite. You can browse the entire gallery by clicking the image.

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