Category Archive: Pro Golf

Jun 24

Frank Tatum, Author of ‘Massacre’ Dies

Frank ‘Sandy’ Tatum, former President of the USGA Prepared Winged Foot for Difficult 1974 U..S. Open, Was Much More  It is amazing, the jobs one can get if they are wealthy enough. Men and women with little to no knowledge of the industry can oversee complicated business networks, regardless of background. However, we should never …

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Jun 20

Devoted Fan Dies at U.S. Open

Golf Fan Marshall “Chick” Jacobs Lost His Wife of 68 Years Three Days Before Erin Hills With all the excitement of two tournaments going down to the wire with the PGA and LPGA last week, a reminder surfaced that not all of importance is written on the leaderboard or in the stats column. Seven years …

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Jun 18

Koepka, Henderson Win Majors

Good Day for North American Champions, Brooks Koepke and Brooke Henderson for PGA and LPGA A lot of golf took place today, in majors of both tours. They were each characterized by valiant, nervy winners representing Canada and the U.S., but the tournaments could not have ended up in greater contrast. For the men, it …

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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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Jun 11

Jutanugarn Takes Manulife in Playoff

Jutanugarn Beats Lexi Thompson and In Gee Chun A week ago, I was thinking that nobody was going to stop Lexi Thompson this year if she showed up on Sunday with a lead. I don’t know what the psychology behind it was, or where it came from, but that can of worms over the four-stroke …

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Jun 07

Dufner and ‘Dufnering’ Return

Dufner’s Calm Leads to a Win Tranquil Golfer Wins the Memorial – Youngsters Love It Jason Dufner had a very good day Sunday. He won the Memorial, received one and a half million dollars for his efforts, and got a handshake from Jack Nicklaus on his way out the door. He’s around forty years old …

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May 31

Langer Catches Nicklaus – Player Interjects

Bernhard Langer Has Broken the Senior Major Win Mark Set by Nicklaus (and Player?) A good part of the last decade has been spent agonizing over whether Tiger Woods would catch Jack Nicklaus, and eclipse his mark of 18 major wins on the PGA Tour. It turns out that we might have been following the …

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May 28

Does a Great Finisher Have an Edge?

Finishing At The Top Often Seems to Produce an Edge Do You Shoot Your 65 Early, or Are You a Finisher? I’ve said it many times – predicting the outcome of golf tournaments is just as frustrating and slippery as handicapping horse races. The slightest change in the universe, and the results are permanently altered. …

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May 23

New Technology Test on Web.com

Range Finders Being Tried Out on Pro-Am Day – Too Much Technology? I’ve been around long enough to see one fight after another over the introduction of technology on the various golf tours. When I was a kid, it was the British ball versus the American ball. How many dimples, precisely what size, etc. I’ve …

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May 21

Lexi Thompson Sets the Tour Straight

Lexi Thompson Puts Together Four Unbeatable Rounds at Kingsmill We’ve talked about it for weeks, the tragic, stupid, and embarrassing travesty of the weak-kneed USGA. They let someone like me snatch away a probable tour victory for Lexi Thompson. That means someone like me, leaning on a couch, Fritos Corn Chips and a brew by …

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