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In no other game do the participants
revere history as do those who love golf.
In no other place in America is that
sentiment more evident than in Bandon,
Oregon, where the developers of Bandon
Dunes, Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails
have unveiled the ultimate tribute course.
Old Macdonald, an homage to well-loved
architect Charles Blair Macdonald, puts the
latest diamond in the crown jewels in golf’s
Mecca of the great Northwest. Designed by
history-loving Tom Doak and Jim Urbina,
Old Mac is one of the most head-turning
courses to be opened in some time.
On the other side of the country, in the
sweetest of irony, an Englishman won an
American tournament in the cradle of democracy on the anniversary of the colonies
declaring independence from the King of
This English Rose – Justin, by name –
declared his independence from critics by
winning the AT&T National from the front.
The early fireworks came from Rose’s bag
as he forged a five-shot lead round the
turn and held on to win by one for his second PGA Tour victory in a month and one
week after he spit the bit down the stretch
to give up a big lead in Hartford.
Across the Atlantic, the oldest national
championship in continental Europe – the
Alstom Open de France, first played in
Paris in 1906 – was won by a Spaniard who
loves cigars, wine and fine dining. All those
traits would make Miguel Angel Jiménez a
beloved figure in a nation known for its extensive wine cellars and legendary menus.
Whether you grilled burgers on July 4
or sampled some of Paris’ finest cuisine, it
was bon appétit all around.