Category Archive: Golf Articles

Jul 08

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut at Home

Rory McIlroy Fails to Reach Weekend in Irish Open Part of the beauty in competition is human inconsistency. In difficult tasks, erratic humans are attempting to make fluid situations solid, and we just can’t do it. The laurel wreath goes to the person who does it better than anyone else, and even that changes from …

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Jul 05

Watch Out LPGA-Phillips Sisters Are Coming

A New Team of Prodigies is Getting Started in Women’s Golf – the Phillips Sisters If anyone was worried about where the LPGA might be going in the next ten or twenty years, you can stop it right now. Yes, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Lexi Thompson will be the Grand Dames of the tour, …

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Jul 01

Woods We (Wie) Don’t Admit to – Apparently

Some See Michelle Wie’s Admission to hitting High-Numbered Woods as a Gotcha Moment When I was introduced to the game of golf as a child, several years passed in which I compared and calibrated the sensations that accompany each and every club in the bag. Of course, the driver was my favorite – no surprise …

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Jun 24

Frank Tatum, Author of ‘Massacre’ Dies

Frank ‘Sandy’ Tatum, former President of the USGA Prepared Winged Foot for Difficult 1974 U..S. Open, Was Much More  It is amazing, the jobs one can get if they are wealthy enough. Men and women with little to no knowledge of the industry can oversee complicated business networks, regardless of background. However, we should never …

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Jun 20

Devoted Fan Dies at U.S. Open

Golf Fan Marshall “Chick” Jacobs Lost His Wife of 68 Years Three Days Before Erin Hills With all the excitement of two tournaments going down to the wire with the PGA and LPGA last week, a reminder surfaced that not all of importance is written on the leaderboard or in the stats column. Seven years …

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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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