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AUTHOR : MARK BUTTON

author-mark buttonMark Button has spent the past 17-plus years writing about sports for newspapers, magazines and the Internet. He's worked for the Dallas Morning News, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Rocky Mountain News, CNN/SportsIllustrated.com, Mobile Press-Register and Avid Golfer.

Originally from Kansas, Button has worked for Texas Links since 2008. He published his first children's book in 2011. "Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po, Legend of the golf gods" is a magical journey filled with character-building life lessons. Button plays golf about four times a month and carries an 8.7 GHIN handicap index.

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A win-win relationship

Written by Mark Button on Tuesday, 01 February 2011

To say it was a surprise to learn the Southern Texas PGA honored me with their annual Media/Public Relations award is an understatement. It's never a goal to receive such accolades, but it always humbling to be recognized. It's also another nice reminder that the unique brand of golf coverage Texas Links provides is appreciated. My colleagues and

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You gotta love the champions Tour

Written by Mark Button on Monday, 01 November 2010

You gotta love the Champions Tour. Not that the PGA Tour is overly stuffy, but the younger Tour is pretty buttoned up. I've been warned by Tour officials for straying a yard or so too far away from the ropes during pro-ams—even with an inside-the-ropes photo pass. You're supposed to stay within an arm's length of the ropes, even on the inside.

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Spieth’s National Title a Win for Us All

Written by Mark Button on Tuesday, 01 September 2009

BEDMINSTER, N.J.—First, I better clear up one thing. I've been writing about sports for quite a while now. I'm well aware of the ethical responsibility we, as sportswriters, have in approaching every story with objectivity and free of bias. We have a code. There's no cheering in the press box. Well, guess what? To heck with all of that.

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Dinnertime Stories Among Champions

Written by Mark Button on Friday, 01 May 2009

At five o'clock in the morning the day after Angel Cabrera won the Masters, Charlie Epps sat up on the couch in the house Cabrera and he rented for the week. He wore only his underwear. Well, that and a certain green jacket. Cabrera, still foggy from the previous day's victory and celebration, sat nearby in a stupor. Charlie tilted his head,

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