Tag Archive: Spieth

Jun 27

Hit a Sand Wedge Like Spieth?

Spieth Makes Art of the Sand Wedge and Wins Travelers – But What About the Rest of Us? When Jordan Spieth won his first PGA event, the John Deere Classic, not too many years ago, he did it by holing out a bunker shot. Last weekend, he did the same thing at the Travelers Championship. …

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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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May 03

Golf – Chokes and Meltdowns

Everyone Does It, Don’t Handle it Same Way The art of choking, especially on the golf course, is not limited to a weekend at a local municipal. The “choke” has been experienced by pretty much golfer who ever completed an 18 hole round, or by anyone who has ever played a match or tournament of …

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Apr 12

Don’t Demonize Spieth

Pressure Gets to Everyone By now, everyone who follows professional golf knows what happened Sunday in the 2016 Masters. A tournament featuring high winds, the yips, and slow play warnings emitted a touch of anxiety above and beyond the normal bar of tangling with Augusta. We watched Ernie Els tailspin into the yips in a …

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Apr 09

Masters – Langer Still Here

Perhaps I can’t go out and play 36 before or after a day watching the Masters, but with spring finally bursting forth in Washington state, I finally took my cramped, stiff, and under-used old body out to the driving range for the first time this season. I did a little more stretching than usual, but …

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Apr 05

Masters Eras Roll By

I read in the news this week that golfer Esteban Toledo, who has won on the tour, is going to this year’s Masters. He’s not going as a player, but as a caddie for another pro. My first thought was, “Where did it all go? It all ran by so fast that I barely saw …

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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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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 27

Tour Championship – Spieth’s Check

Jordan Spieth Chasing Enormous Purse I never thought I’d live to see the day when a golfer could win ten million dollars in a four day tournament. Even in 1960, I thought that the purses for the major (and minor) events on the tour were spectacular, and I dreamed of winning just one of them. …

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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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