Mike Bailey


  • Ritz-Carlton has added a world-class resort and spa to the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

  • It will be interesting this week to see players' reactions to the changes at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz., during the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

  • While the PGA Tour is spending a few weeks on the West Coast, the next stop for the Champions Tour is in Naples, Fla., for the Ace Group Classic, Feb. 12-14.

  • Here's an idea: Forget that trip to Miami for the Super Bowl this year. Head to Las Vegas instead. The parties are just as good, if not better, and you can put a few bucks on the game ' legally.

  • Most people know that Torrey Pines (host of this week's Farmers' Insurance Open) is one of the finest municipal golf facilities in the country, but it's hardly alone when it comes to golf in the San Diego area, which just might have the cou

  • As the PGA Tour returns to Torrey Pines, Calif. it does so with Farmers Insurance as its new title sponsor. But while the event has a new name, critics say the resorts magnificence remains the same.

  • Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Photo courtesy Mike Bailey)