Dave Hilson, Toronto Sun

Dave Hilson


The long par-5 third hole at Wolfdancer serves up dramatic views of Central Texas and plenty of danger in its many bunkers. PHOTO COURTESY LOST PINES RESORT

Challenge, pampering par for the course in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- It's a good thing a luxury Escalade was on its way to shuttle us back to our hotel. After the ordeal we had just endured, we needed to be pampered.

The view from Dubai's Burj Khalifa -- the world's tallest building -- is not to be missed. DAVE HILSON/TORONTO SUN

Living large in Dubai: Wealthy emirate quite the adventure

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- It was a shock to the system as I made my way toward the back of the plane, where I was to be squeezed into my economy-class seat like a fat man trying to fit into a pair of size 28 pants. At 6-foot-3, flying economy is never easy; having just experienced the sheer luxury of business class on an Emirates flight from D

UFC in Toronto on Sat. Sept. 22, 2012. (QMI Agency/DAVE THOMAS)

Jon Jones sustains right elbow damage

Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones showed up late for the customary post-fight news conference and with his right arm in a sling after defending his belt for a fourth consecutive time on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.

UFC 152 main event of the night was the light heavyweight championship which saw John "Bones" Jones, U.S. def. Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort of Brazil on a submission at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, September 22/12 (Pictured) Jones atop pounding Belfort in the first round. (Jack Boland//QMI Agency)

Jones wins!

The “old lion” just didn’t have enough of a roar to dethrone the new king of the UFC.

Michael Bisping mixed up his offence and took down Brian Stann during their match. (JACK BOLAND/Toronto Sun)

You can Count on Bisping

Michael Bisping put his money where his mouth was on Saturday night, disposing of Brian Stann at the Air Canada Centre. But it wasn’t a patented Bisping win and probably won’t do a lot to cement his place as the top contender in the middleweight division.

Scott Piercy of the U.S. studies his putt on the ninth hole during the first round at the Canadian Open golf tournament at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster Ontario, July 26, 2012. (REUTERS)

Piercy posts opening round record

While all eyes were on Ernie Els Thursday, waiting to see how he would respond in his first tournament after winning the British Open, Scott Piercy was quietly using his putter to post a course record 62 in the opening round of the Canadian Open.

Ernie Els, of South Africa, speaks about the upcoming week at a press conference Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Ancaster before the 2012 Canadian Open. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Els receives royal treatment at Canadian Open

Sean O’Hair might be the Canadian Open defending champion but he clearly wasn’t the most popular guy at Hamilton Golf and Country Club on a hot and sunny Wednesday afternoon.