Category Archive: Golf Tournaments

Jul 19

The Links Look at Half Moon Bay

Links or Quasi-Links Golf Courses in the Bay Area Evoke Scottish Aesthetic I haven’t been in the Bay Area for a while, and don’t find myself there nearly as often as I once did. Going through it reminds me of the many things the area has to offer, but there are more undiscovered treasures, not …

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Jul 15

U.S. Open-Not Many Americans

Asians Dominating Top of Leaderboard Going into Sunday at the U.S. Open Three rounds are in for the Women’s U.S. Open. It’s been a watery affair on the Trump Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, but they’ve got every one in at last, all with scores to get dry before tomorrow. As an observer, I am …

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Jun 13

U.S. Open’s Erin Hills – Rough

Year After Chambers Bay, Still Fighting About the Rough It is difficult to recall any golf course that has undergone more abuse than Chambers Bay did last year when the U.S. Open headed toward the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Open, perhaps in a struggle to gain the iconic identity possessed by other golf majors, seems …

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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 07

No TV for Ochoa – Big Mistake

Enough in Budget or Not, Get Ochoa and Her Tournament on TV This is usually one of my favorite weeks of the year. This is the week when Lorena Ochoa holds her annual tournament. It’s got all of the warm feelings you could ever ask for, as Ochoa and her event symbolize golf’s contribution to …

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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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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 04

Big Chance for Wie

Wie Leads By Two Into Final Round of HSBC The LPGA is still playing many time zones away, in Singapore. Here I sit on a Saturday afternoon, and a few of the leaders of the HSBC Women’s Championship have already started the final round. From the golfers’ perspective, especially for Michelle Wie, things might look …

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Feb 18

Final Round of Women’s Australian Open

Women’s Australian Open Tight Race Tight Bunch from All Over in Contention I fell for it again this year. I always say I won’t, but I do. When the LPGA’s golf year begins, it spends its first months in tropical climes waiting for the snow to melt elsewhere. The women of the LPGA are either …

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Jan 24

Asia’s Second Thoughts About Golf

Olympics Hit a Snag, China Flips on Growing the Game It sounds like a good cliche to say that it’s never too early to start thinking about the next Olympics. I disagree with that, partiularly considering how drama-filled the creation of Rio’s course ended up, and I still don’t like alligators hiding out in the …

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