Category Archive: Golf Articles

Jun 18

Koepka, Henderson Win Majors

Good Day for North American Champions, Brooks Koepke and Brooke Henderson for PGA and LPGA A lot of golf took place today, in majors of both tours. They were each characterized by valiant, nervy winners representing Canada and the U.S., but the tournaments could not have ended up in greater contrast. For the men, it …

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Jun 07

Dufner and ‘Dufnering’ Return

Dufner’s Calm Leads to a Win Tranquil Golfer Wins the Memorial – Youngsters Love It Jason Dufner had a very good day Sunday. He won the Memorial, received one and a half million dollars for his efforts, and got a handshake from Jack Nicklaus on his way out the door. He’s around forty years old …

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Jun 03

Golf and the Underlying Math

What are the Results of A Lifetime of Golf Choices? Could Math Tell Us? Somewhere down the road of life, provided that we are sentient beings, we reevaluate our lives. We pore over the choices we’ve made, and form some evaluative conclusion about whether they were the right ones. Like everyone else, I’ve done that, …

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May 31

Langer Catches Nicklaus – Player Interjects

Bernhard Langer Has Broken the Senior Major Win Mark Set by Nicklaus (and Player?) A good part of the last decade has been spent agonizing over whether Tiger Woods would catch Jack Nicklaus, and eclipse his mark of 18 major wins on the PGA Tour. It turns out that we might have been following the …

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May 28

Does a Great Finisher Have an Edge?

Finishing At The Top Often Seems to Produce an Edge Do You Shoot Your 65 Early, or Are You a Finisher? I’ve said it many times – predicting the outcome of golf tournaments is just as frustrating and slippery as handicapping horse races. The slightest change in the universe, and the results are permanently altered. …

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May 23

New Technology Test on Web.com

Range Finders Being Tried Out on Pro-Am Day – Too Much Technology? I’ve been around long enough to see one fight after another over the introduction of technology on the various golf tours. When I was a kid, it was the British ball versus the American ball. How many dimples, precisely what size, etc. I’ve …

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May 21

Lexi Thompson Sets the Tour Straight

Lexi Thompson Puts Together Four Unbeatable Rounds at Kingsmill We’ve talked about it for weeks, the tragic, stupid, and embarrassing travesty of the weak-kneed USGA. They let someone like me snatch away a probable tour victory for Lexi Thompson. That means someone like me, leaning on a couch, Fritos Corn Chips and a brew by …

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May 17

Si Woo Kim Calm at Players

21 Year Old South Dorean Si Woo Kim Takes “5th  Major” at Players The Players Championship has taken on the status of what is termed a “5th major.” It doesn’t have the zing of the other four as yet. You have to be old for that. However, it’s a great deal of money if you …

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May 13

U.S. Open – I Could Qualify?

To Qualify for the U.S. Open Remember That Open Isn’t as Easy as it Seems I’ve always known that there is a qualifying process for a major tournament such as the U.S. Open. It’s different from an invitation – yes, I know that, too. I understand that the Masters doesn’t work that way. No one …

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May 10

Daly, Willet – How Things Change

Daly and Willett – How the Mighty Have Fallen, and the Fallen are Again Mighty I’ve followed John Daly for so long that I’m surprised that either one of us is still around.  It’s been wild, colorful, outrageous, absurd, incredible, and entirely unpredictable. And through all of it, something in me has always sort of …

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