Category: Pro Golf

Sep 20

Penalties, Round Two

More Thoughts About Penalties After the Ben Crane Incident I read this morning that the fossilized USGA is finally modernizing the rule book. Naturally, I must temper my criticism of the grand old institution, as it really does do everything possible to preserve the integrity of the game. However, the weirdness of some of the …

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Sep 17

Penalties Technology, and the Rule Book

Ben Crane and His Two-Stroke Penalty for Technology Beyond Our Understanding It used to be that technology was largely confined to the development of clubs and balls, a long slow evolution that brought us our metal woods, sure-fire putters, and mega Titleist ‘watcha-call-its.’ It used to be that the worst thing that could happen, in …

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Sep 08

Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Two (Three) Young Greats Duel for Indy Women in Tech, Sunday at the Brickyard There are a lot of interesting and odd things going on with the LPGA this weekend. Every week with the tour is interesting and odd, but I really mean it this week. First of all, there’s a new tournament being played …

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Sep 06

Coping with the Slump

Coping with the Slump

When talent takes a holiday and hits a slump, what should a golfer do? When it comes to a golf slump, I’m not really the right person for making comments. My game, compared to some, looks like a slump in its default position, one that occasionally gets better, then settles back into the same old …

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Sep 03

Stacy Lewis Wins in Portland

Stacy Lwis

The Heroics of Texas Continue in Oregon as Stacy Lewis Donates Winnings The LPGA tournament that takes place every year in my hometown came around again this week, and this year, everything is a little more special than usual. For one thing, I don’t get to see my hometown very often anymore. Secondly, I’m almost …

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Aug 22

Solheim A Blast in 2017

Solheim Cup

More Than Just A Solheim Win for the U.S. I’m so sorry that the Solheim Cup has been offered on alternative years since its inception. It’s just too much fun in one week to spend two years of waiting. Karsten Solheim, businessman and golf club designer, really knew what he was doing, not only in …

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Aug 08

Yani Tseng is Still Here

Tseng Still Appearing on Leader Boards, Despite Not Winning It’s time to drag out the old psychologist’s couch again. It’s not for Tiger, Rory, or any number of male golfing mysteries this time. It’s for Yani Tseng, who until a few years ago was the Queen of everything available for such a title in women’s …

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Aug 05

Jutanugarn and the Muni’s Nightmare

Ariya Jutanugarn Blows Herself Out of British Without Taking an Extra Step Ariya Jutanugarn is the first Thai golfer to win a major championship. Everyone at Kingsbarns knows that. She was going to be a contender for the title at the Rico Women’s British Open this week in Scotland. Everybody was pretty sure of that, …

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Aug 02

LPGA British Open – Kingsbarns

Scottish Open was Only first Part of LPGA Scottish Fantasy – Now Comes the Open at Kingsbarns Last week, I went on and on about the beauties of Scotland and its great links courses, as the LPGA played one of its events there. It wasn’t a major, but one of my favorites, simply based on …

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Jul 25

Spieth Flips Switch at Open

Spieth Legend Takes Shape One Major at a Time This week, we learned that it’s never a good idea to give the olive wreath to anyone too early in the weekend. We reminded ourselves of the precariousness involved in maintaining a three shot lead coming into Sunday. We watched once more as British courses wreaked …

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