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My Five: Favorite Tournaments

Golf Digest Senior Writer Jaime Diaz's personal ranking of favorite events

The just-completed Dunhill Cup -- with its Crosby Clambake-style fraternity among top pros and celebrities in the home of golf -- is one of the game's most enjoyable events. As golf writers, smaller tournaments are often more productive and fun than the biggest or most important. Over the last 25 years, here are five of my favorites.
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1. Father/Son Challenge (last played in 2008)

This wonderful 36-hole team event should be revived. The pro participants are invariably in good moods, getting quality time with sons they often couldn't be with enough during their peripatetic playing primes. Meanwhile, the sons invariably gain new appreciation for their fathers' skills and mental toughness. Throughout, the physical resemblance and shared traits are fascinating. With the grouch factor null and void and nostalgia in the air, it's one of the best tournaments to interview players on any subject. Full disclosure: in 2002 I had the privilege of playing in the two-day pro-am at the Ocean Course in the Bahamas with my own father, along with Lee Trevino, Bernhard Langer and their sons.
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