SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major. That was 12 years ago when the Open was at Winged Foot. He can only hope for a different outcome at Shinnecock Hills. “Staying on the dinghy helps,” Woods said with a grin. The 155-foot yacht is said to include a Jacuzzi, gym and movie theater. It doesn’t sound as though Woods has spent much time ashore except for being at Shinnecock Hills for his first U.S. Open in three years. “Sag Harbor is a cute little town,” he said. “I’ve only been there for a few days now. I haven’t really got a chance to walk about a little bit, but certainly will this week. So far, it’s been nice to kind of get away from the tournament scene and go there to my dinghy, and just really enjoy it.” Woods at least has been able to avoid the traffic that has led to commutes of close to two hours from the … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods opts to stay on yacht over official U.S. Open hotel
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Once a playground for Manhattan's 19th-century elite to build grandly rustic "great camps" along the region's lakeshores and riverbeds, the Adirondacks are now the perfect escape for kayakers, bird-watchers, and whitewater rafters. Long trails meander through valleys thick with spruce on their way to the High Peaks. Scenic byways wind around the lakes to historic forts and tiny mountain towns. And each Sunday night sees a line of rental cars making its way back to the hot, sticky city from whence they came, stocked well with antique finds and maple syrup. Where to Stay: The distinct Craftsman style of those Golden Age "great camps" lives on in revamped luxury resorts like The Sagamore Resort and The Point Resort (the Rockefellers' own haunt, where the age-old adage "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" is acutely true). Budget hunters and nature lovers can take to the Adirondacks' countless campgrounds and campsites. Once a playground for Manhattan's 19th-century elite to build … [Read more...] about Iconic Summer Getaways in the U.S.