Category Archive: Latest Golf News

Apr 16

Cristie Kerr Wins Lotte

It’s Been A Little While, But Kerr is Still Here I’m never quite sure what to think about this part of the new LPGA year, and the same holds true for the men’s. They are playing golf for one thing, and it’s still a little cold to do that where I live.  Secondly, they’re all …

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Apr 12

Rethinking Garcia

Finally a Major for Garcia There are so many storylines to Sergio Garcia and his win at last  week’s Masters that it’s difficult to know where to begin. To start with, I suppose, I’ll admit that I’ve just never liked him, and suspect that a fair number of people don’t either.. On the other hand, …

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Apr 08

Masters Nostalgia Still Going

The Masters Most Magical of the Majors I wonder how much nostalgia I could tolerate in one day, because today has pushed it to the limit. We are almost ready to start the third round of the 2017 tournament at Augusta, and as always, things are interesting. Fowler is minus 4, which is not surprising. …

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Apr 04

USGA, Lexi and the Middle Ages

Lexi Unfairly Ruled By Armchair Referee What Century Are We In, for Crying Out Loud? So I’m sitting in my recliner on a Tuesday, and I notice that when basketball player X hit the game-winner on Sunday night, his foot was on the out of bounds line? Well, I’ll certainly take care of that. I’ll …

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Apr 01

No More Els at Masters?

Barring An Upsurge, Els Could Fail to Qualify Again Throughout this calendar year, and come to think of it, the last calendar year, we’ve all been peering into the crystal ball of professional golf to see if Tiger Woods would either win another major, make it through another major, or even show up for another …

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Mar 26

Ko Evokes Childhood Memories

Lydia Ko Films Great Commercial for New Event The sponsors who are putting together a new golf tournament in New Zealand knew just what they were doing. This September, the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open will be added to the calendar, and considering the scheduling and course problems the PGA is experiencing with Arnold Palmer’s …

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Mar 21

Is Golf Bringing us Health?

Does Golf Help Your Health? Game Brings Joy and Torture, Depending on How We Respond to It I was moved by an article written by Anya Alvarez, who was a professional golfer for four years, before leaving the game for a writing career. Alvarez suggests that for her, the pressure of the professional game was …

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Mar 19

What’s Wrong With the Palmer?

Players are Skipping It, Caddies Speak Ill of It The championship course at Bay Hill was built in Orlando around the early 1960s. I’ve been hearing the name ever since as one of the PGA’s prominent venues. It was owned by various individuals and entities until Arnold Palmer bought it it in the ’70s. Palmer …

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Mar 14

Tiger Suspended? Wait a Minute

Tiger’s Suspension Fake News Maybe Sounded A Lot More Dire Than It Probably Is Today, It got a superb lesson in reading news bulletins coming out of the PGA. In this world of increasing misinformation, we are seeing more than news that is simply either true or not true. There is also hyperbolic news, incomplete …

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Mar 12

Golf Rules are Changing

Golf Rules Changing That Were Set Centuries Ago I suppose that I am the only person remaining in the golf world who does not want the game of golf to go faster, be a lot more “fun” and less “difficult.” I’ve said it a thousand times, so I won’t elaborate, except to say that the …

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