Tag Archive: Nicklaus

May 31

Langer Catches Nicklaus – Player Interjects

Bernhard Langer Has Broken the Senior Major Win Mark Set by Nicklaus (and Player?) A good part of the last decade has been spent agonizing over whether Tiger Woods would catch Jack Nicklaus, and eclipse his mark of 18 major wins on the PGA Tour. It turns out that we might have been following the …

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Mar 28

Golf Needs 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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Feb 11

Golf in Tahiti

Tahiti Golf in Paradise I Wonder If I Could Concentrate Enough to Play the Game I would think that most of us have a place in our minds, one place above all others where we would like to go someday – not to work, not to worry, and perhaps not even to go for any …

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Sep 17

Go Easy on the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Wars Nicklaus Goes Against Usual Thinking It’s Ryder Cup time again, and the testosterone is flowing in the streets on both sides of the continent. It is a natural component for all athletic competitors to include winning as a prerequisite for doing. We play everything to win, and in most cases, would meet …

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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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Jun 04

Golf, Boxing…Courage

Courage is Courage, No Matter Where In my young days, being in a performance profession, I used to stand in the wings sick to my stomach with fear, knowing that I had to go out and do it yet one more time. Every single night after the first Liston/Ali fight, I said the same thing …

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Jan 12

Jordan Spieth’s Big Picture

Jordan Spieth, The Greatest? For How Long? It has been several decades since a young Muhammad Ali screamed “I am the greatest!” and a lot of other prophesies at the world press. We know from ancient history what a dangerous habit that is, to declare one’s self the greatest before the fact, but funny thing …

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Nov 10

Nicklaus and the Ali Legacy

Golf Great Nicklaus to Receive First Ali Legacy Award It is only fitting that the first recipient of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award be the greatest golfer of his generation, and perhaps of all time, Jack Nicklaus. At first hearing, an individual such as Nicklaus receiving the award sounds like a disconnect. After all, what …

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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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Sep 19

Modern Greats-How Good?

Greats – Nicklaus to Spieth and Day-Comparable? As I divided my time between the Solheim competition and the BMW Championship today, I noticed an ad for a wristwatch featuring the great Jack Nicklaus. As he wandered through the annals of golf history’s peaks, much of them by his own making, he surveyed his realm like …

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