Tag: PGA

Jun 07

Dufner and ‘Dufnering’ Return

Dufner’s Calm Leads to a Win Tranquil Golfer Wins the Memorial – Youngsters Love It Jason Dufner had a very good day Sunday. He won the Memorial, received one and a half million dollars for his efforts, and got a handshake from Jack Nicklaus on his way out the door. He’s around forty years old …

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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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May 21

Lexi Thompson Sets the Tour Straight

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Lexi Thompson Puts Together Four Unbeatable Rounds at Kingsmill We’ve talked about it for weeks, the tragic, stupid, and embarrassing travesty of the weak-kneed USGA. They let someone like me snatch away a probable tour victory for Lexi Thompson. That means someone like me, leaning on a couch, Fritos Corn Chips and a brew by …

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May 17

Si Woo Kim Calm at Players

Si Woo Kim

21 Year Old South Dorean Si Woo Kim Takes “5th  Major” at Players The Players Championship has taken on the status of what is termed a “5th major.” It doesn’t have the zing of the other four as yet. You have to be old for that. However, it’s a great deal of money if you …

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May 13

U.S. Open – I Could Qualify?

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To Qualify for the U.S. Open Remember That Open Isn’t as Easy as it Seems I’ve always known that there is a qualifying process for a major tournament such as the U.S. Open. It’s different from an invitation – yes, I know that, too. I understand that the Masters doesn’t work that way. No one …

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May 10

Daly, Willet – How Things Change

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Daly and Willett – How the Mighty Have Fallen, and the Fallen are Again Mighty I’ve followed John Daly for so long that I’m surprised that either one of us is still around.  It’s been wild, colorful, outrageous, absurd, incredible, and entirely unpredictable. And through all of it, something in me has always sort of …

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May 02

Gorney says It’s In the Hips

Brett Gorney

Teacher Brett Gorney Makes Hip Problem for Distance Clear I wasn’t really familiar with golf pro Brett Gorney until recently, and that’s my fault, not his. After a few spring ventures to the driving range, I came away with the same questions as I have in the past concerning my wasted potential for distance.  Was …

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Apr 30

Life Dangerous at Top of Golf

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Members of Golf Profession Getting Dinged Left and Right Golf does not appear to be an inherently dangerous game, but what is dangerous to a golfer may only be an inconvenience for people in many other professions. A stubbed toe, an earache, back pain, a course marshall, or a stop watch can seriously “ding” anyone …

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Apr 19

Ian Poulter and the Card

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Can Ian Poulter Keep His PGA Card When High Profile Players Lose Their PGA Card The things those of us behind the ropes don’t know about what it took to get on that tee for any PGA-sanctioned tournament. Similarly, most of us know next to nothing about what it takes to stay there once that …

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Apr 12

Rethinking Garcia

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Finally a Major for Garcia There are so many storylines to Sergio Garcia and his win at last  week’s Masters that it’s difficult to know where to begin. To start with, I suppose, I’ll admit that I’ve just never liked him, and suspect that a fair number of people don’t either.. On the other hand, …

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