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Poll results: Your favorite course at Bandon Dunes is...

The results of the most recent Golf Digest Facebook poll are in. Of the four courses at the Bandon Dunes resort, 40 percent said Pacific Dunes is their favorite, 25 percent voted for Bandon Dunes, another 25 percent voted for Old Macdonald, and 10 percent picked Bandon Trails.

Personally, I have a hard time deciding between Pacific Dunes and Bandon Dunes as my favorite on property. I think Trails is underrated, and I think Old Mac is the course I play if my priority is having fun. 


A new poll question just went live: Which is a better U.S. Open venue?

A) Pebble Beach doesn't have a shabby list of champions: Nicklaus (1972), Watson ('82), Kite ('92), Woods (2000) and McDowell ('10).

B) Bethpage Black's first Open came the summer after 9/11, when New York could use some tender love and attention, which was provided by an animated crowd (see Monty and Sergio) and another major championship for Tiger Woods. (Lucas Glover won in '09.)

C) Pinehurst No. 2 was forever bronzed in Open history after Payne Stewart punched air on the 18th hole in 1999. (Michael Campbell won in 2005.)
 
D) Torrey Pines South was where the one-legged Woods beat the bad back of Rocco Mediate in 2008, but he needed a 19-hole playoff to do it. 


--Matty G.

(You can follow me and more about my travels on Twitter: @Matt_Ginella.)


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