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Strong course, local legends lead to big names at The Honda Classic
February 27, 2013

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- If you build it, they will come. That’s true of ballparks, and what has become one of the best golf courses and biggest stops for the who’s who in golf. “I think it had to do with the re-do, with Jack (Nicklaus) coming in here and making the golf course more difficult and better,” said Tiger Woods, explaining the influx of talent that has made The Honda Classic a must-play since it moved to PGA National in 2007. “A lot of guys really took notice of that.”

Lee Westwood swaps Worksop for his home from home in the Sunshine State of Florida
February 27, 2013

The old man whizzes past in a buggy, waving his hand and bidding a hearty hello. “That’s Ray Floyd,” says Chubby Chandler in a matter-of-fact tone. This is Old Palm living, professional-style.

Chandler’s client, Lee Westwood, slept his first night in his new property adjacent to the 14th hole at Old Palm Golf Club on Monday.
Will move help Westwood's play?
February 27, 2013

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- When Lee Westwood pitched the idea of moving to the U.S. to his family, he wasn't met with much resistance. "It wasn't a tough sell," said Westwood, who settled just down the road at Old Palm in the offseason. "Do you want to go and live by the sea and the sun by a beach? It was a pretty quick take‑up." Now Westwood is hoping the decision will pay off inside the ropes. Twice in the last three years, Westwood has finished in the top 10 at The Honda Classic. The 39-year-old has 22 career wins on the European Tour but just two on the PGA TOUR -- and zero majors.

Twenty players to watch at the Honda Classic
February 22, 2013
Rory McIlroy: The world’s No. 1 player, Honda defending champion and reigning PGA Player of the Year. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland had four wins and 10 top-10 finishes in the 16 tour events he played in 2012. Has the game and temperament for demanding Honda course.
Golf Course Living: Now May Be The Time To Buy
February 01, 2013

If the U.S. housing market were a round of golf, buyers and sellers would finally be starting to post some red numbers. Economic indicators are good, mortgage rates are low, and home sales are on the rise. This looks to be a smart time to purchase a home.

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