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With that as the title, I can hear the sound of delete keys firmly struck by my three children, who heard the words endlessly while growing up.

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A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world. The people who go on playing it, year in and year out, with unquenchable hope and enthusiasm, constitute the game’s mainstay, for their zeal is complete…

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Here is a story about the NCAA prohibiting payments to “amateur” athletes. It begins with Michigan’s Chris Webber and moves on to UCLA’s Ed O’Bannon who has sued the NCAA over money and is trying to turn his case into a class action.

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A long-time friend, who lives on a golf course in the summer, invented (or at least taught me about) the idea of the “emergency nine.” Two hours of golf — better still one and a half — carrying your own bag with but one opponent.

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The Connors voice in this 401-page account can be brash and defiant, far different in tone and temperament from most traditional sports memoirs. But Connors is not Andre Agassi trying to chronicle a transformation; Connors even rifles a few crisp crosscourt passing shots at Agassi, whose 2009 confessional was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list.

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