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Dan Jenkins; for whom I'm still convinced Twitter was invented for.

Freshly inducted World Golf Hall of Fame member Dan Jenkins is keen on many things: Authoring golf novels that overflow with glowingly hilarious dialogue, his playing days in Forth Worth with Hogan, covering over 200 major golf championships in his career, to name a few.

And there’s no denying that Jenkins is my favorite scribe of all-time.  By far.

But there are some things that irk Dan more than the mistresses in his books.  Most notably, Bethpage Black.

It’s a strong course but not a great course,” Jenkins said in his 2002 U.S. Open story.  “It offers no memorable stretch of holes.  Many of them look the same: a hole ringed by bunkers with old-timey round greens that look as if a squadron of flying saucers have glided in from another galaxy and gone splat.  There’s no out of bounds and only one water hazard, the  small pond at the par-three eighth that would only terrorize your partner in the Member-Guest.”

Right or wrong, I’m willing to give Dan a mulligan.  After all, he’s been the source of some of the most dynamic laughs of my lifetime.


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Bethpage is in part of Long Island that no tourist had ever seen.  By my count it was at least four traffic jams from Manhattan, five from the Hamptons, and six form a view of the ocean.”

-Dan Jenkins said in his account of the ’02 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black

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