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Jul 11, 2009 10:09 PM ET

MACHRIHANISH, Scotland – Last night in this corner of Argyll heaven. The rain is starting to fall harder, blotting out views of the Isles of Islay and Jura.

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Jul 11, 2009 10:07 PM ET

SOUTHEND, Scotland – Following a windblown 18 at Machrihanish Dunes – which, by the by, is every bit as interesting as its much-elder sister Machrihanish, lacking only time to mature &n

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Jul 11, 2009 9:59 PM ET

MACHRIHANISH, Scotland – Thanks to Peter, The Caddie we finish. While the golf was nothing to blog home about, the match is pitched.

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Jul 11, 2009 7:55 PM ET

MACHIRHANISH, Scotland – Immediate comparison of Machrihanish Dunes is to Bandon Dunes, the links gem located in the Pacific Northwest, but our caddie Peter had another American classic in mi

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Jul 11, 2009 3:04 PM ET

MACHIRHANISH, Scotland – First trip around Machrihanish Dunes and the layout is as good as advertised.

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Jul 11, 2009 2:33 PM ET

MACHRIHANISH, Scotland – Never thought I'd be so excited about trash.

A minor highlight of Machrihanish Dunes is the trash cans, which are made out of 20-year-old whiskey barrels.

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Jul 11, 2009 11:41 AM ET

MACHIRHANISH, Scotland – Machrihanish Dunes has already impressed and we’re not far along. This is as raw as golf gets, just the way the game was intended to be played.

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Jul 11, 2009 8:31 AM ET

MACHRIHANISH, Scotland – In 1964 Herbert Warren Wind wrote a series of stories in The New Yorker entitled 'North to the Links of Dornoch.' The dean of golf writers was inspired by a

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Jul 11, 2009 7:59 AM ET

MACHRIHANISH, Scotland – We're back at it here for the second day. The weather is clear and sunny, but there's more of a chill in the air and there is quite a bit more wind.
 

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Jul 10, 2009 7:44 PM ET
MACHRIHANISH, Scotland – I can admit it, I lost Round 1 to Hoggard. He took me 3-and-2.
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Jul 10, 2009 6:53 PM ET
MACHRIHANISH, Scotland - Round 1 at Machrihanish Golf Club is in the books.

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- Perfect weather
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Jul 10, 2009 3:11 PM ET
NEWARK, N.J. – Layover in the Garden State on our way to Scotland and an exploration of the “wild west,” but not before an extended fueling at an airport restaurant.
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Jul 10, 2009 3:02 PM ET

MACHRIHANISH, Scotland – Had our first 360 in Scotland. Stepped to seventh tee and did a complete circle trying to figure out which direction to play.

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Jul 10, 2009 1:11 PM ET
GLASGOW, Scotland – After 4 hours of sleep, plenty of Michael Jackson rocking on the iPod and two bad airline meals we've arrived in Scotland… with all luggage in hand.
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