Category Archive: Pro Golf

Feb 21

Althea Gibson, Golfer?

Championship Tennis Player Makes History in Two Sports All right, suppose you didn’t read the title, and I just asked you, “Who was the first professional African-American woman tennis champion? What would be your answer? It might be more difficult for a younger generation because it’s farther away from the era, but even for my …

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Feb 18

Final Round of Women’s Australian Open

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 in the Bahamas, somewhere in …

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Jan 28

Great Players, New Attitude in Bahamas

I love this part of the year. The women actually start playing again this week, but after year after year of watching the start of the golf season, I am not doing the “same game, same faces” thing. That’s one of the beauties of golf. It’s never the same, and ven if the faces are …

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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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Jan 22

Canadian Hadwin in the “Zone”

Canadian Adam Hadwin Goes Ballistic on the Scorecard – Finds Zone, Breaks 60 We often hear athletes and others from all manner of professions talking about finding the zone. Runners who can’t manage shorter distances find the zone and win marathons. Basketball players who rack up a 40 point game with eight consecutive three-pointers included, …

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Jan 17

Chilean Teen Going to Masters

Toto Gana wins Latin American Open, Gets Masters Invite Getting up this morning I thought, “What’s going on in the golf world that I’d love to talk about today?” That’s not always an easy question, because we’re between pro tour seasons, college teams are in hibernation for a little while, and there’s freezing rain all …

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Jan 14

LPGA’s Pressel Setting Example

Morgan Pressel Throws Another Blow at Breast Cancer Morgan Pressel has been playing on the LPGA Tour for a while now. Many of us remember her as the youngest tournament champion in the tour’s history. I once called her a bully in the best sense of the word, meaning that she had the energy to …

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Jan 03

Is Day’s Back Ready for ’17?

Despite Yeears of Back Injuries, Day Enters the Year #1 I’m not sure how he does it, but Jason Day appears to be one of the best ailing champions on the PGA Tour, and has been for a while. Somehow, he keeps winning a fair percentage of tournaments in spite of various rips, tears,  a …

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Dec 14

Leadbetter – Ko and Letting Go

Famous Swing Coach Leadbetter Thinks Ko’s Mind Divided David Leadbetter doesn’t have to shout in the streets about his gifts as a swing coach, at least not anymore – if he ever did. He has one gold standard resume as the man who helped put it all together for Lydia Ko, perhaps the greatest youth …

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Dec 10

Lexi Thompson’s Statement at Shootout

Lexi Thompson Collaborates with Bryson de Chambeau to Create Some Golf Fireworks Does everyone remember when Michelle Wie got thrown into a men’s tournament all those years ago, when she was still no more than a teen? What an awful thing that was, to put her up to that for the bucks and the ratings. …

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