Tag Archive: European Tour

Jul 23

Playing Quick Round of 6

Playing 18 holes or 6? I’ve repeated and repeated this through the years, but I;m going to give it one more try. One of the best things about playing eighteen holes of golf is that it has always taken a long time. As kids, whether in the summer or during the school year, that kept …

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Dec 15

Europe and Asia Merger?

Europe and Asia Problems With Inequities The status quo is already pretty fierce. The Americas are pretty intense about golf, and the European Tour gets better all the time, often better than anyone else. Suddenly there is talk among European powers of annexing Asia in a colossal golf merger, with all its financial potential and …

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Jun 14

What Course is Martin Kaymer Playing?

Third Round of US Open Underway I’ve had the feeling through the first two days of the long-awaited men’s US Open that Martin Kaymer has been playing some merciful muni course in my hometown while everyone else has to play Pinehurst, fake rough and all. I am assured, however, that such is not the case, …

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Feb 06

South Africa and Pebble Beach

South Africa and Pebble Beach – Miss a Few Cuts, then “Wham!” While the women take a break this week, two tournaments are occupying center stage for the men in two parts of the world. The National Pebble Beach Pro-Am is more familiar to American spectators, and the Joburg Open is one of the more …

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Jan 04

Did Europe Scuttle Seve’s Royal Trophy?

  What Happened to Seve Ballesteros’s Royal Trophy?   Seve Ballesteros, I would hope, is still known to a new generation of golfers, from weekender to touring player. He should be, because he’s one of the game’s pillars, especially the European Tour. He is to the west what Bobby Jones through Jack Nicklaus was and …

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Oct 26

Fan DQs Simon Dyson at BMW

  Simon Dyson’s Infraction Caught By a Fan     Golf is such a weird game. The rules were drawn up by NASA, and you need an extra college degree just to memorize them – or you need enough income to hire someone to memorize them for you, come along to the tournaments and monitor …

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