Category: Pro Golf

Nov 14

The Great (and not) Eddie Pearce

Eddie Pearce – Outrageous Talent, Not Remembered It is a commonly overlooked fact that the greatest talent in the room is not necessarily the winner. The overarching reality along those lines suggests that millions of the greatest potential champions in any sort of professional life are never seen, never famous, and never heralded for coming …

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Nov 12

Mickey Wright, Rendering, and Caesar

Argue about the Greatest All You Want – Mickey Wright is Still a Phenomenon Depending upon our ages, we all got to experience the greats in every activity precious to us. Every generation produced them, and if we grew up with them, they are “our” greatest. I have no problem with that. Science is not …

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Nov 08

Pro and Amateur Golf in Turkey

Turkey Just Featured Itself in the Turkish Airlines Open – Some of Us Slow to Catch On I have watched through the years as new parts of the globe have established a golf culture, especially much of Asia. We have seen great players like Lorena Ochoa and Lee Trevino have bring Mexican golf into the …

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Nov 05

Marc Cayeux Reaches Milestone

After Long Recovery, Severely Injured Cayeux Makes the Cut People respond to adversity in different ways and to different degrees. Some fold their tent and silently steal away, finding more comfort in the ‘woe is me’ approach. Others keep their ‘boo-hoo’ very short, and do everything possible to get back in the game. We should …

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Nov 01

It’s Bernhard Langer…Again!

Bernhard Langer Defies the Norm, Keeps Playing Like a Champion We’ve seen this type of durability before, but not very often. Golfers such as Gary Player left the PGA Tour still playing the game brilliantly. They didn’t have to stop, and nobody threw them out. Now, after years of watching, I’m seeing an extreme example …

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Oct 24

The Mulligan, and How Many Golf Balls

Where Did the Mulligan Come From, and How Many Golf Balls Do We Carry per Round? I had not thought of these questions for a very long time, until I read two informative articles on the PGA site. The first was penned by Bob Denney for PGA of America on the origins of the mulligan. …

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Oct 22

Eun-Hee-Ji, Swinging Skirts and Questions

Eun Hee-Ji Wins the Taiwan Swinging Skirts – Related Stories and Questions As the LPGA continues its ‘swing’ through Asia, I’m wondering where previously unknown greatness comes from, whether there’s more to come in some players, and what happened to yesterday’s stars. Eun-Hee-Ji won the Taiwan version of the LPGA Swinging Skirts Championship this week. I’ve …

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Oct 10

St. Andrews Not What She Used to Be?

Ross Fisher Breaks the Course Record at Old Course of St. Andrews I’ve always dreamed of going back to that country course in Washington State that seemed so long when I was a kid. When I was in my prime, I knew that if I could go back, I would murder that piece of acreage, …

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Oct 02

Brooke Henderson Wins McKayson – Safety an Issue

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While Wind Blows at Christchurch, Brooke Henderson Blows by the Field The normal news out of the LPGA this week is that the McKayson New Zealand Open came and went, and can be put into the books as a successful event. True, the whole thing almost blew away in the process, but that’s not the …

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Oct 01

New Zealand, You’ve Been Sanctioned

Superstar Status of Lydia Ko Brought LPGA to New Zealand, But Today Might be about Brooke Henderson I’ve never been to New Zealand, but members of my immediate family have, and my wife has relatives there. They all come back calling it a green jewel, which makes sense to someone from western Oregon and Washington. …

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