Tag Archive: McIlroy

Sep 23

PGA and European Tour Merger?

Many Questions Arise if the European and PGA Men’s Tours Effect a Merger Rory McIlroy has been musing lately about the idea of Europe and the U.S. seeking a merger, at least the men’s golf part. That’s right, the PGA and European Tour in a hypothetical merger. There are so many talents between the two, …

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Jul 08

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut at Home

Rory McIlroy Fails to Reach Weekend in Irish Open Part of the beauty in competition is human inconsistency. In difficult tasks, erratic humans are attempting to make fluid situations solid, and we just can’t do it. The laurel wreath goes to the person who does it better than anyone else, and even that changes from …

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Sep 29

A New Big Three?

Today’s Big Three – Speith, Day, and McIroy Some Important Differences Between Now and the Old Days I started my perusal of the day’s golf news by reading an article suggesting that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are no long sure bets for the Ryder Cup. My first thought was that it was a new …

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Aug 11

Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits Course a Work of International Art The PGA will be played this week, and some viewers might turn on their televisions to wonder why an American major is being held overseas. Why are they playing this thing in Ireland? The fourth major of the year, however, is not being played in the old …

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Sep 23

Ryder Cup Personalities

Personal Dynamics and the Ryder Cup May Come Down to Who Gets Along What a long way we’ve come since the first days of the Ryder Cup so many decades ago, a competition which was originally intended to be a British/Irish versus the United States affair. Few people know it, but Samuel Ryder was a …

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Aug 10

Day 3 of PGA – Leaderboard Surprises

Leaderboard Surprises – Wiesberger, Palmer, Chappell We all know that Rory McIlroy is leading the PGA going into the fourth round. The way he’s been playing this year, it’s no surprise. He has clearly found himself. However, once you start looking past the leader, there are some interesting names. For instance, I would characterize Kevin …

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Jul 22

Paradigm Shifts on Tour – A New Era

Tiger, Stacy and Colleagues Have Company Those of us who are older knew precisely what the paradigms of youth were. Amidst a slough of interesting names, personalities and excellent golfers of the PGA, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player stood at the center, just as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson had in …

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Jul 17

British Open Leaders Surprise

Italians Make Good Showing Here’s the way it goes overseas. When the rain sets in for so much of the year in places like Britain, Ireland, and most of the other northern sections of Europe, they head south. More than anywhere else, they head south to Italy, where it’s warm, sunny, and peaceful. Mother nature …

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Aug 08

The PGA 2013

Majors Majors Everywhere – Time for the PGA If one is a fan of only one of the professional golf tours, the high points of the year come a few months apart – that makes them high points, among other things. If one is an avid follower of both the PGA and LPGA, the golfing …

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Jul 19

British Open – Country For Old Men

British Open – Country For Old Men…For Now It’s been a long time that we’ve been waiting for this particular tournament to start. It has a special flavor all its own, something that assists in making it a major, in addition to its historical longevity. We revere the venues  in operation for so many centuries …

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