Tag: majors

Jun 18

The Next Tiger? Nope

Candidates Vying to Become Tiger Wood’s Heir are Faltering Maybe it’s because this generation and mine grew increasingly fond of immediate gratification. Mine lived through the era of the big three in golf, and were loathe to give it up. Such was its power that we searched high and low for the heir apparent. Then …

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May 24

Here Comes Thailand

What are they putting in the water these days in Thailand? Where golf is concerned, it’s a fair question. Ariya Jutanugarn has won her second consecutive LPGA tournament this week in the Kingsmill. Two weeks ago, she won the Yokohama Tire Classic. She’s come close to winning several others in recent times, and only lost …

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Aug 07

Majors Ruining Tour?

Non-Major Weeks Losing Clout in Evaluating the Greats In my childhood as a golf fanatic, I waited for the majors with great anticipation, but I didn’t starve for golf in between, because every single event on the calendar had importance. Part of the reason was that each event and each course had its own distinct …

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Jun 19

LPGA Women’s US Open – Veterans Taking Charge

LPGA Women’s US Open

Nature’s Order is Restored After Round 1 Following the early part of the Women’s US Open’s first round this morning, I was shocked at all the new names attacking the top of the board. The only name that didn’t shock me, of course, was Stacy Lewis, who seems to have brought her game to just …

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Apr 08

Athlete Golfers Having More Injury Troubles?

Tiger Woods

Athlete Golfers Prone to Injuries Back in my remote youth, I seem to remember a remark by Sam Snead, something to the effect that there are ball strokers and ball strikers, suggesting that the former are, in the long run, more successful and enduring. Perhaps that theory, if that is what he was suggesting, is …

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Oct 24

John Daly’s Back…Again

  John Daly Resurfaces     I read this morning that John Daly, one of the most interesting, non-cookie-cutter golfers in the history of the game, shot a 68 at the BMW in Shanghai yesterday…or was it today?  Ah, time zones. For me, it’s a touch of Christmas when Daly resurfaces, not because it gives …

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Aug 03

Majors, Grand Slams

Disappointments and Timing The great Mickey Wright is the only woman to ever garner the women’s version of golf’s grand slam. Back then, it was the Women’s U.S. Open, the LPGA Championship, the Western Open and the Titleholders. For spectators, another shot at this lofty goal has rolled around, in the form of Inbee Park, …

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