In three short weeks, the Solheim Cup will be contested in America’s heartland on a decidedly American-style course. The teams for the premier event in women’s golf? They’ll be cemented an ocean, a continent and nearly 4,000 miles away on two links-style layouts that couldn’t be much more different from the Des Moines Golf and Country Club if they tried. Them’s the breaks, however, when working in a biennial event around the LPGA Tour’s regular schedule.
Shaquille O’Neal’s professional resume is nearly as long as his imposing 7-foot-1 frame. Try as he might, though, it’s hard to imagine “karaoke rock star” getting tacked onto that list. The 45-year-old special guest at Saturday night’s Des Moines Register Sports Awards sure wasn’t afraid to hit us with his best shot during his 30-minute conversation among some of Iowa’s most talented high school athletes. The results? … Well, you be the judge.
The sights of tee boxes, greens, bunkers, water hazards, clubs, fairways and flagsticks normally provide a crystal-clear sense of place in the sports world. Hello, golf. And a formal, stiffly polite round of short applause for you. Feast your eyes, however, on those same sights in two months’ time at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, and your senses may fool you.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".