Tag Archive: PGA

Jan 16

Boo Makes it Interesting

Boo Weekley Straight-talking, Blue Collar Swinger On one hand, I appreciate that the game of golf is a spectacle of manners with some attention paid to fashion. I appreciate the sportsmanship, and the general level of personal sophistication. The sort of English one hears in an interview is a little different than that held after …

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Dec 15

Europe and Asia Merger?

Europe and Asia Problems With Inequities The status quo is already pretty fierce. The Americas are pretty intense about golf, and the European Tour gets better all the time, often better than anyone else. Suddenly there is talk among European powers of annexing Asia in a colossal golf merger, with all its financial potential and …

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Dec 01

Murphy to Lead USGA

Murphy 2nd Female USGA President in Over a Century In the golf world, the USGA is a big deal, a very big deal. In fact, in many areas, the USGA “is” the deal. It touches every area of organized golf. It sponsors championships, sets national rules, sets requirements for player status, equipment, and along with …

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Nov 28

Golf and Flying

Fear of Flying and Professional Golf Don’t MixI I’ve flown nearly all my life, and the only time I enjoyed it was when I was three, and took a DC-3 from Portland, Oregon to Yakima, Washington, of all places. Since then, I’ve flown for family obligations, under pressure from one individual or another, or for …

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Nov 19

Meeting Dan Halldorson

Dan Halldorson Canadian Star Lost to Stroke I heard a new name today, the name of a professional golfer with which I was not familiar,. Dan Halldorson was, by all accounts, certainly familiar to golf fans all over Canada. Apparently, he had friends everywhere who loved and appreciated him deeply on a personal and competitive …

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Nov 05

Germs on Tour

Germ Risks of Touring Not only are the PGA and LPGA Tours much longer than they used to be, creating the need to think about pacing oneself from week to week, but they go to a lot more exotic places than they used to. Since it’s the Earth, and the human race we’re dealing with …

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Oct 29

Woods Emeritus?

Woods Retiring? Is This the End? Try to imagine, if you will, a picture of Tiger Woods, a little more stooped, and a little more gray, processing slowly along in an academic procession dressed in full doctoral regalia. Go ahead, just try to imagine it. Imagine him trudging to the podium to speak to the …

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Oct 22

China – In or Out?

China Wants to Win, But is Golf Immoral? What’s up with China these days? They usually make themselves and their national personality crystal clear. A strictly communist country with a stock market, doing business, capitalist-style, all over the world – highly competitive, loves beating the West at…absolutely anything. I mean, they love it. So, once …

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Oct 06

Golf and the Camera

Camera Clicking At Golf Events The upcoming Presidents Cup offers us yet one more chance to see some match play before the year ends entirely. Match play has a feel all of its own. It’s up front and personal, involves small teams compared to large fields, and offers a special brand of bragging rights to …

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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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