Category: Golf Tournaments

Aug 02

LPGA British Open – Kingsbarns

Scottish Open was Only first Part of LPGA Scottish Fantasy – Now Comes the Open at Kingsbarns Last week, I went on and on about the beauties of Scotland and its great links courses, as the LPGA played one of its events there. It wasn’t a major, but one of my favorites, simply based on …

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Jul 29

Scotland – Golf Fantasy

Dundonald Golf In Scotland As the third round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open unfolds, I am reminded of a comment from Padraig Harrington a few years ago. I won’t try a direct quote, but he seemed to say, “We’re professional golfers. We don’t really have problems.” Of course, in a strict sense, …

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Jul 25

Spieth Flips Switch at Open

Spieth Legend Takes Shape One Major at a Time This week, we learned that it’s never a good idea to give the olive wreath to anyone too early in the weekend. We reminded ourselves of the precariousness involved in maintaining a three shot lead coming into Sunday. We watched once more as British courses wreaked …

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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?

U.S. Open

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

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

Ko

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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