Tag Archive: Open

Aug 05

Jutanugarn and the Muni’s Nightmare

Ariya Jutanugarn Blows Herself Out of British Without Taking an Extra Step Ariya Jutanugarn is the first Thai golfer to win a major championship. Everyone at Kingsbarns knows that. She was going to be a contender for the title at the Rico Women’s British Open this week in Scotland. Everybody was pretty sure of that, …

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Jul 25

Spieth Flips Switch at Open

Spieth Legend Takes Shape One Major at a Time This week, we learned that it’s never a good idea to give the olive wreath to anyone too early in the weekend. We reminded ourselves of the precariousness involved in maintaining a three shot lead coming into Sunday. We watched once more as British courses wreaked …

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Jul 22

Things Looking British for Spieth

Some Say Spieth Too Far Ahead, Sure to Win Open – But It’s Golf For anyone who believes that great men’s golf went out the window with Tiger Woods, you’re just not paying attention. There there, it’s all right. They said the same thing after Jack, Gary, and Arnold – and those fans weren’t paying …

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Mar 26

Ko Evokes Childhood Memories

Lydia Ko Films Great Commercial for New Event The sponsors who are putting together a new golf tournament in New Zealand knew just what they were doing. This September, the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open will be added to the calendar, and considering the scheduling and course problems the PGA is experiencing with Arnold Palmer’s …

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Jan 17

Chilean Teen Going to Masters

Toto Gana wins Latin American Open, Gets Masters Invite Getting up this morning I thought, “What’s going on in the golf world that I’d love to talk about today?” That’s not always an easy question, because we’re between pro tour seasons, college teams are in hibernation for a little while, and there’s freezing rain all …

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Aug 04

What Makes Park Tick?

British Open Winner Park Shows Long-term Greatness Despite the sensational play of Lydia Ko on several occasions in the past year and beyond, Inbee Park is the top player in the world of women’s golf, and she spent the past week at Turnberry in Scotland to remind us of the fact. Winning the Open isn’t …

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Jul 07

Bad News for Rory

  Rory Takes Hit from Fox News In a week filled with oddball golf news, including espionage among the LPGA caddie pool for covert photos of sensitive tour material, the defending champion of the PGA’s British Open has taken more than one hit this week. Rory McIlroy is not only the defending champion of the …

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May 07

Matsuyama Tied at Players

Matsuyama New Type of Newcomer Newcomer Maintaining Low Average on Larger Tour It used to be that we could look at a newcomer to the western tours askance – very askance. So what if he won twenty tournaments on the African, Eastern European or Asian tours? That’s just not the same level of competition that …

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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 13

Bad Scottish Open – Els Still Confident

Ernie Els Misses Cut – on to Muirfield Ernie Els feels pretty good going into the “Open” this week, but just to make sure his game retains its tuning, he played in the Scottish Open. If that decision was meant to produce any kind of confidence boost, it couldn’t have offered much, for the reigning …

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