While the top three spots on GOLF's latest Top 100 Courses in the U.S. ranking will come as a surprise to...absolutely no one—1. Pine Valley, 2. Cypress Point and 3. Augusta National—less obvious is which state reigns supreme when it comes to the number of courses named in the ranking. This year, the competition was fierce. In eighth place, with four courses on the list is...Oregon. 17. Pacific Dunes, Bandon, Ore.
32. Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore.
46. Bandon Trails, Bandon, Ore.
An aerial view of the majestic 123-yard par-3 13th hole at Pelican Hill's Ocean South Course. Courtesy of the Pelican Hill Resort Ah, the OC. Its nearly 800 square land miles of prime California real estate is known the world over for surf, sand and sunny skies. I grew up as a SoCal local from the neighboring I.E.
[This story originally appeared in the July 2017 issue of GOLF Magazine.] On a misty weekday morning at Madison, Wisconsin's Cherokee Country Club, Steve Stricker arrives in an appropriately smart-casual ensemble: starched blue button-up, dark jeans, no hat. (It's always a bit startling to see Tour players without their sponsor-logoed duds.) Stricker is, as always, amiable and attentive. He's known as one of golf's nicest guys for a reason—but underestimate him at your peril.
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".