The Long Road to the PGA Tour

Byron Smith took his game on a road less traveled before returning to the desert and finding a path to greater glory

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At the outset of 2013, the PGA Tour website’s profile page for Byron Smith showed a blank silhouette in the space deemed for a golfer’s standard-issue headshot. Now in the 10th year of a decade-long pursuit to compete at the sport’s highest echelon, the roads of Smith’s journey have taken the 32-year-old Palm Springs native from the depths of his own resolve to golf courses around the world.

It’s Tee Time

Kraft Nabisco Championship Promises Thrills and Suspense

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The Kraft Nabisco Championship returns to Rancho Mirage April 1-7. Aside from the Masters, Kraft Nabisco Championship is golf’s longest-running event.

Swing With Sinatra

Charity tournament celebrates 25 years

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This month, when not penciling in your own tee times, plan your schedule around the Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Technologies Celebrity Invitational. The tournament benefiting Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center celebrates its 25th anniversary Feb. 21-23 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Up for the Challenge

As title sponsor of the golf tournament once named for Bob Hope, Humana breathes new life into the event with commitment and active participation

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The Coachella Valley’s revived PGA Tour event didn’t simply take one big step toward its reshaped image in 2012. It took 84 million.

5 Training Tips for Better Golf

Get fit before you hit the course

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Preparation for your autumnal return to the golf course begins long before rolling that shiny new Titleist over Tifdwarf greens. Here are five great ways to train for playing at a high level as the desert’s golf season unwinds.