Category Archive: Pro Golf

May 17

Si Woo Kim Calm at Players

21 Year Old South Dorean Si Woo Kim Takes “5th  Major” at Players The Players Championship has taken on the status of what is termed a “5th major.” It doesn’t have the zing of the other four as yet. You have to be old for that. However, it’s a great deal of money if you …

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May 13

U.S. Open – I Could Qualify?

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 10

Daly, Willet – How Things Change

Daly and Willett – How the Mighty Have Fallen, and the Fallen are Again Mighty I’ve followed John Daly for so long that I’m surprised that either one of us is still around.  It’s been wild, colorful, outrageous, absurd, incredible, and entirely unpredictable. And through all of it, something in me has always sort of …

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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 30

Life Dangerous at Top of Golf

Members of Golf Profession Getting Dinged Left and Right Golf does not appear to be an inherently dangerous game, but what is dangerous to a golfer may only be an inconvenience for people in many other professions. A stubbed toe, an earache, back pain, a course marshall, or a stop watch can seriously “ding” anyone …

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Apr 25

And Now, the “Lexi Rule”

Changes Have Been Made, but the Fossils are Far from Up to Date on the Lexi Rule  For a fan continuing to look at the Lexi Thompson situation, the whole incident hurts more this week than it did last week. Thompson herself has maintained poise and civility through the week, and it appears as though …

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Apr 23

Lydia Ko – A Pattern as Obstacle

Ko, Number One in the World, but Tentatively So much of the preparation for great golf involves perfecting the repeatable swing, the reliable groove,and the putting feel that can be duplicated over a long stretch. Muscle memory and freedom from clenching, having to reinvent or experiment. It’s the stuff of which champions are made, those …

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Apr 19

Ian Poulter and the Card

Can Ian Poulter Keep His PGA Card When High Profile Players Lose Their PGA Card The things those of us behind the ropes don’t know about what it took to get on that tee for any PGA-sanctioned tournament. Similarly, most of us know next to nothing about what it takes to stay there once that …

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Apr 16

Cristie Kerr Wins Lotte

It’s Been A Little While, But Kerr is Still Here I’m never quite sure what to think about this part of the new LPGA year, and the same holds true for the men’s. They are playing golf for one thing, and it’s still a little cold to do that where I live.  Secondly, they’re all …

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Apr 12

Rethinking Garcia

Finally a Major for Garcia There are so many storylines to Sergio Garcia and his win at last  week’s Masters that it’s difficult to know where to begin. To start with, I suppose, I’ll admit that I’ve just never liked him, and suspect that a fair number of people don’t either.. On the other hand, …

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