Category: Latest Golf News

Dec 20

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Ai Miyazato, Japanese Legend, Retires from LPGA at Young Age Ai Miyazato, an enormous name in Japanese golf, not to mention a hefty presence in the worldwide game, is retiring from competitive golf to seek what she terms “a normal life.” She makes a good point. One who wants a ‘normal’ life won’t do well …

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Dec 16

Father and Son Golf

Father and Son Golf

The PNC, PGA’s Father Son Challenge Runs Through Sunday – Incredible Collaborations This time of year is always of great interest to me, when professional golfers of various ages play a tournament devoted to the relationship between father and son. Unless clear and present dangers exist within such a relationship, the potential beauty of the …

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Dec 13

Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Rules change in the golf world, and some unfortunate habits as well The governing body of golf and its rules didn’t call me personally to tell me the news. However, they made it perfectly clear that I am no longer welcome to call in with my replay observations about anyone’s golf game. Apparently, the players …

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Dec 08

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Torres Does it the Hard Way, but Triumphs We are accustomed to seeing natural disasters wreak havoc all around the world with horrified amazement, but for the past 12 months, it feels as though the western hemisphere is getting a little more punishment than usual. From fires and floods to hurricanes, disease, and earthquakes,  every …

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Dec 06

Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Five-year Pro Hoffmann is Fighting MD, but Keeps Swinging The odds are long for anyone who tries to compete at an international level in a physically demanding game or sport. Few things in competition require the kind of finesse and fine motor control that golf demands, and the weeding out process is harsh. However, in …

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Dec 03

Tiger Woods and His Very Good Week

Tiger Woods and His Very Good Week

Tiger Appears Viable and Sometimes Brilliant at Hero World Challenge After years of fits and starts in an attempted comeback, many of us were asleep at the wheel for this one, or at least had dozed off for the moment. The Tiger comeback bell can only be rung so often before we lose a step …

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Nov 21

Lexi and Her Miserable, Horrible Great Year

Two-foot Putts are Everywhere in Life. It was a Real One for Lexi Thompson Every one of us, at some time in our lives, has been faced with a two-footer, even those who have never set foot on a golf course (poor things). Sometimes the stakes aren’t nearly as titanic as we think they are, …

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Nov 08

Pro and Amateur Golf in Turkey

Turkey Just Featured Itself in the Turkish Airlines Open – Some of Us Slow to Catch On I have watched through the years as new parts of the globe have established a golf culture, especially much of Asia. We have seen great players like Lorena Ochoa and Lee Trevino have bring Mexican golf into the …

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Nov 05

Marc Cayeux Reaches Milestone

After Long Recovery, Severely Injured Cayeux Makes the Cut People respond to adversity in different ways and to different degrees. Some fold their tent and silently steal away, finding more comfort in the ‘woe is me’ approach. Others keep their ‘boo-hoo’ very short, and do everything possible to get back in the game. We should …

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Nov 01

It’s Bernhard Langer…Again!

Bernhard Langer Defies the Norm, Keeps Playing Like a Champion We’ve seen this type of durability before, but not very often. Golfers such as Gary Player left the PGA Tour still playing the game brilliantly. They didn’t have to stop, and nobody threw them out. Now, after years of watching, I’m seeing an extreme example …

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