Tag: Augusta

Apr 08

Masters Nostalgia Still Going

The Masters

The Masters Most Magical of the Majors I wonder how much nostalgia I could tolerate in one day, because today has pushed it to the limit. We are almost ready to start the third round of the 2017 tournament at Augusta, and as always, things are interesting. Fowler is minus 4, which is not surprising. …

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Mar 28

Golf Needs Models

Golf Models

Young Golfers Need Models, and Several are Even Better I have read yet one more article on what’s wrong with golf, and I am sticking to my guns by saying “not very much.” Still, sports do rise and fall in popularity, as do most walks of life, with the people who dominate the industry news. …

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Apr 05

Masters Eras Roll By

I read in the news this week that golfer Esteban Toledo, who has won on the tour, is going to this year’s Masters. He’s not going as a player, but as a caddie for another pro. My first thought was, “Where did it all go? It all ran by so fast that I barely saw …

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Mar 22

Masters for Women? When?

LPGA Masters at Augusta? Whan Tries, But No Deal It’s that time again. Time again for the gorgeous fairways, greens, creeks and bridges of Augusta, golf candy for the eye, without a doubt. From childhood on, the Masters has been my favorite of the four majors. The field was comprised of the best from a …

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Apr 22

Paula’s LPGA Masters

Would Be Fun, Good For Tour This seems like the perfect time for everyone who cares to throw in their two cents about the theoretical Masters tournament for the LPGA, to be held on the same course as the men play, probably one week later, as envisioned by Paula Creamer. My two cents is that’s …

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Apr 03

Tiger and Lydia – Breakthrough Week?

Tiger and Lydia

 Augusta – Tiger and ANA – Lydia This Week In the world of quantum physics golf, seemingly impossible to pin down, the greatest male player of his generation has fallen out of the top 100, and the new female sensation has become her tour’s number one before her eighteenth birthday. I doubt many of us …

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Sep 18

St. Andrews Admitting Women?

St. Andrews Admitting Women? About Time! Today, I turned on the news to see how the independence vote was turning out in Scotland, and never dreamed that I had hit on the referendum bonanza of the year. While ordinary Scottish citizens decide whether or not to proceed as an independent country, St. Andrews Golf Club …

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Jul 03

‘Errie’ Ball Dies at 103 – Played in First Masters

Errie Ball

A Fond Salute to “Errie” Ball It is true that greatness is built and sustained when we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. No matter how antiquated an era might become, it served as an essential building block to our present reality. In those pursuits where tradition is prized and constitutes …

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Apr 12

An Interesting Tigerless Masters After All

Fred Couples

Tigerless Masters Full of Excitement For me, that first three rounds of the 2014 Masters went by so fast, I could barely keep up. I don’t feel as though I ever got to drink deep from the experience, and part of it is that my brain usually devotes about ten or so percent to keeping …

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Apr 10

Masters 2014 – Where are the New Guys?

Masters 2014

Will the Masters 2014 See a New Guy Win? This has been going on for a while now – this tournament, this course, this cast of characters. There’s nothing else quite like it on the tour. The visual prize, besides the winner’s check, is an article of clothing you couldn’t wear to anything else, and …

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