Why Golf Pros Flock to Jupiter

Associated Press

There has been such an influx of tour pros over the past five years into the Jupiter area that Isleworth (Tiger Woods' former community in greater Orlando) and Lake Nona (Ernie Els' old U.S. base) have been replaced by Medalist (Tiger's new club) and The Bear's Club (home course for Els, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald) as stomping grounds for the world's best golfers. There is even talk of a Tavistock Cup-like competition between Medalist and Bear's Club or, on a less public level, a home-and-away series between Tiger and Rory -- loser buys at the Capital Grille. "I think having [McIlroy] down there, I'm sure we'll have a few dinners together and certainly hang out a bit more," Woods says.

Further validation for the area as golf's hot spot came...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Match-Play Stalwarts Brace for Showdown

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press - February 24, 2013

  Before the first shot of the Match Play Championship, and before the first snowfall, Hunter Mahan was asked for three players with the best reputation in match play.   Ian Poulter was on his list.   Now he gets to find out... more »

Match Play Delivers Stunning 1-2 Punch

Rex Hoggard, Golf Channel - February 22, 2013

It was another desert, another championship, another continent but as day turned quickly into night on Thursday the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship felt eerily similar to last month’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf... more »

What's Up With Belly Putter Ban?

John Paul Newport, Wall Street Journal - February 24, 2013

The U.S. Golf Association has a brewing revolt on its hands. When it announced in November a proposal to ban anchored putting, effective in 2016, there was predictably a lot of grumbling. "Over my dead body!" was the sentiment... more »

Why Are White House Reporters Teed Off?

Tracee Hamilton, Washington Post - February 21, 2013

Are you upset that you haven’t seen video or photos or interviews from President Obama’s round of golf with Tiger Woods on Sunday? At the risk of betraying my media colleagues, I’m not. It’s not that I... more »

Match Play's Predictable Unpredictability

Shane Ryan, Grantland - February 26, 2013

Hunter Mahan was in the midst of a streak that was genuinely difficult to believe. In 11 matches at Dove Mountain Golf Course spanning two years, he'd played 169 holes without trailing once. He won the Accenture Match Play... more »