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Missing links: Donald Ross moves to fore, and civil suit in Erica Blasberg death begins

By John Strege

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We will be hearing a lot about Donald Ross in the coming weeks, Ross having designed Pinehurst No. 2, host to the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open next month. Here is an initial look from Stephen Schramm in the Fayetteville Observer, with the headline, "Donald Ross courses have withstood the test of time."

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A statue of Donald Ross (left) and Richard Tufts at Pinehurst (Getty Images photo)

Four years ago this week, LPGA player Erica Blasberg was found dead in her Henderson, Nev., home. It was ruled a suicide. Blasberg's parents, meanwhile, seek answers to the role Dr. Thomas Hess might have played in her death and the trial on the civil suit they filed against Hess begins today. David Lassen of the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., has the report.

Here's a surprising statistic: The number of rounds of golf in Utah equals the number of ski days there, according to this story from Fox 13. Governor Gary Herbert accordingly is declaring May as Utah Golf Month.

Pat Bradley is in the World Golf Hall of Fame, though these days she's as well known for being Keegan Bradley's aunt. Richard Lord of the Berkshire Eagle has a story on Pat Bradley and how her love of the game has not diminished, though she is now 63 and relegated to the Legends Tour.

Think the player has all the pressure on the 17th tee at the TPC Sawgrass? Gary Smits writes how caddies feel pressure to pull the right club on behalf of their players, too.

 
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