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May
28
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Tiger in Turkey

Tiger in Turkey

Tiger Woods is returning to Turkey this fall, but it won’t be a high-stakes match play event like it was last year when he played in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final. This time it will be a 78-man field called the Turkish Airlines Open and part of the European Tour Finals Series (their version of the FedExCup).

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Oct
9
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Silly Season

Nice Effing Pants celebrates the wackiest, ugliest and coolest pants — or skorts and now shorts — in golf — from the pros to the weekend hacker.

Charl Shorts-zel

What’s that smell in the air? Money grabs! Yep, it’s silly season, which might be the best part of the year for some players — it’s laid-back, unofficial and lots of money for just showing up. (I wish the same rule applied for the press, even though I’m not in Turkey this week!)

Eight of the best players in the world — Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose and Charl Schwartzel — have gathered in Antalya, Turkey, for the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals, $5.2-million exhibition.

Besides collecting a guaranteed check, with last place receiving $300,000, there are other perks, such as wearing shorts. (Yes, shorts!) The pros, who must wear pants at nearly every other event (except the U.S. Open qualifier), were given the option of showing off their dangerously-pasty legs this week.

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Jul
3
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

 

Europe's big 3 to appear in Turkey in October

Less than two weeks after the Ryder Cup, a number of members from both the American and European teams — headlined by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood —  will participate in a new $5.3 million unofficial matchplay event in Turkey, according to The Telegraph‘s James Corrigan:

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