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The thing with Bubba is that he seems to care so much about how his image is portrayed.....then he has episodes where he's acts quite petulant (see last yr. in France for another example).  I'll readily admit that I don't care for him, not b/c he has blow ups but because he purposely tries to create an image that is probably far from what he really is. 
I'm inclined to agree with this. I prefer not to prop up athletes then bring them down, but something about Bubba rubs me the wrong way.  It just seems like he went from a big, petulant golf star to a Mickleson-like image with a southern accent almost immediately (some say Phil's image is a bit manufactured too, but not my point here).
Someone once said winning is the best deodorant.  Bubba has always been like this, it was just the 'deodorant' of a green jacket (with the addition of him carefully crafting his image) that has kept this relatively hidden for the past couple of yrs.
LSU fans have been jaded for about 10 yrs now.  Les is a very good coach IMO.  When I was in HS in Louisiana (late 90's), they were still struggling to get 8 win seasons.  I'm thinking for the national title......somebody not named LSU or A&M will beat Alabama.  For some strange reason, I see it being Ohio St/Oklahoma.
Pretty sure they made most of that back by selling the ad rights/on site tickets at a slightly higher than normal rate as some sort of 'novelty'.
This was quite the 'who can top me' match (could've used another word but I digress) b/t Golfingdad and phan52.  However, getting to the original post, I think Costas was using a bit of hyperbole.  Since events of this type require more 'luxury' accommodations (for people like Costas himself), I'd compare an open at Merion more to having a Super Bowl at Lambeau or an All Star Game in a city like Memphis....places where big events are held, but it's a stretch logistically...
TPC may be too rich for my blood, but the Westin seems reasonable.  Barton Creek, I may save for a trip with the lady.
It's a good number of people on the board from North TX, never had any complaints, so I could try that.  I'm thinking either San Antonio or Austin for starters.
I'm thinking of going on a golf vacation solo due to not having a lot of golfing friends willing to go on a trip of this sort.  Has anybody thought about this or done it before?  Just soliciting some opinions before pulling the trigger.
Maybe a slight re-wording would help, assuming the OP meant playing while there's golf on TV.  And actually the back-nine talk would only apply to the Masters/US Open, since TNT shows early coverage of the PGA.
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