Category Archive: Golf Tournaments

Oct 29

International Putting Tournament

International Putting Tournament Vegas Event Offers $62,000 Prize Either I just don’t know as much as I thought I did about the golf world, or this falls into the category of “Who Knew?” That’s a category with a lot of room to grow, but I’ll accept either verdict as likely. Next year, Las Vegas is …

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Oct 15

Trump and the LPGA

Golf Course Magnate Trump and LPGA Tournaments at His Courses Involvement between American presidential candidate Donald Trump and the Ladies Professional Golf Association isn’t as potent a question as one might think. Officially, Mr. Trump has no real dealings with the women’s tour, unlke his contracts with the PGA.  The question of which tournaments are …

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Oct 08

Good Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Good for USA, but in Unexpected Ways, Good For Everyone I remember being present at a general faculty meeting when a college president jokingly remarked that he placed no importance at all on rankings, or “winning” – unless, of course, the college had just jumped up twenty spots, or won something outright – …

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Sep 17

Go Easy on the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Wars Nicklaus Goes Against Usual Thinking It’s Ryder Cup time again, and the testosterone is flowing in the streets on both sides of the continent. It is a natural component for all athletic competitors to include winning as a prerequisite for doing. We play everything to win, and in most cases, would meet …

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Aug 30

Olympic Optimism

Olympic Golf Looking Better Than We Thought Numerous post-mortems about Olympic golf have been either written in articles or verbalized in interviews since the end of the Games. In the months leading up to the two-week sports cornucopia, a lot of the projections were bad – and I admit to helping on that score. The …

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Aug 27

Jutanugarn Leads Canadian at Priddis

Jutanugarn Leads Canadian Pacific Women’s Open by Three If you live in either the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., or in western Canada anywhere near a forest, you have a different feel for late summer than almost everyone else. Californians probably aren’t noticing it yet, but up north, the hints are growing stronger that the …

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Aug 20

Two Worlds Win Golf Medals

UK and South Korea Win Gold Now that the golf portion of the Olympic Games is in the rear view mirror, I can backtrack a little on all my doubt that it would ever happen. I also doubted that it would happen with good people, and I doubted that the game would ever be invited …

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Aug 13

Rose Strikes First in Rio

Rose Takes Gold In Rio Britain Looking Good So Far Golf has, at last, has begun at the Rio Olympics, and so far, so good. Not one player has been eaten alive at the ponds, pounced on from a tree, stung by anything other than the normal types of airborne critters, or robbed at gunpoint …

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Aug 06

Olympic Golf Hazards

Olympic Golf Hazards Are They On the Course? Unusual Environment for Golfing Olympians The much-maligned Olympic Games are finally here, courtesy of Brazil. No one knows the future of Olympic golf for certain, but it has apparently made the cut this year, and will go on as scheduled. Among the men, the ranks have thinned, …

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Jul 19

Talk About a Comeback

Matthew Southgate Comes Back from Nowhere What a week it was for courage under pressure on both the men’s and women’s tours. Stenson was hot, and Mickelson was almost hot enough, but despite great play, couldn’t quite break through. Lydia Ko was hitting on all cylinders. She not only has the natural life force to …

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