Tag Archive: rory

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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Sep 01

Day Doing a Spieth

Day Winning Like Spieth Fed-Ex Playoffs Changing the Face of Majors? The other day, I said one of the dumbest things I’ve said in recent memory. I made the comment that for the men of the PGA, all the big stuff was over for the year. Spoken like a true antique, someone who has lived …

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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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Apr 11

Is This Spieth’s Masters?

Twenty-Two Year Old Spieth Leads into Sunday I was interested in an article published today that may or may not have fallen for the oldest trick in the book – assuming that a person who heads into the final round of the Masters with a lead of a few strokes is a shoe-in to take …

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Apr 09

Learn from the Masters

The Masters Playing at the Masters Thoughts about the Generations Playing Together  It was James Agee who wrote the text to “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” and although he was researching a poor cross-section of the American population, and how they toiled in a difficult existence, the phrase works for many situations, even professional …

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Mar 07

Melhorn – The Greatest Temper Ever

  Who Are the worst Tempers Ever?   I saw the most interesting video today, an extended phone filming of two alligators fighting to the death on the fairway of a golf course. Several foursomes gathered to watch the struggle that ended with a stare-down in the lake. I don’t know how it went from …

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Feb 25

Downton Abbey and the PGA

PGA Similarities in Place to Downton Abbey In a contradiction of old and worn out stereotypes, the women of the LPGA are beginning their season, as they did the last one, focused on competitive golf, without a lot of side entertainment. They’re not boohooing over literal or figurative hangnails, mental breakdowns, team captain crises, or …

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Dec 09

Padraig Harrington – Where Have You Been?

Padraig Harrington – Next win? You know, golf in Ireland, Republic or North, wasn’t always about Rory or Graeme. And, it was always a good place to look for a rival to Tiger, giving the press something to fuss and agonize about – small country, many fine golfers, plays up the West versus East thing. …

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Oct 04

More Ryder Fall-out

  More Ryder Fall-out, and Stacy in Perfect Position     I usually, and sometimes mistakenly, think of men’s and women’s golf as two distinctly separate identities. However, as each new tid-bit comes out over the shipwreck that is the 2014 American Ryder Cup team and its lamentable showing in Scotland, I’m beginning to see …

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Aug 23

There’s Nothing Like Holding That Trophy

The Trophy Symbol of Victory There are so many ways in which ardent golf fans live vicariously through the modern game and the people who play it better than anyone else. For starters, although the pros never quite get to the point of making it look easy, they do make it look successful compared to …

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