Tag Archive: Thompson

Sep 08

Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Two (Three) Young Greats Duel for Indy Women in Tech, Sunday at the Brickyard There are a lot of interesting and odd things going on with the LPGA this weekend. Every week with the tour is interesting and odd, but I really mean it this week. First of all, there’s a new tournament being played …

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Apr 30

Life Dangerous at Top of Golf

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 25

And Now, the “Lexi Rule”

Changes Have Been Made, but the Fossils are Far from Up to Date on the Lexi Rule  For a fan continuing to look at the Lexi Thompson situation, the whole incident hurts more this week than it did last week. Thompson herself has maintained poise and civility through the week, and it appears as though …

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Jan 14

LPGA’s Pressel Setting Example

Morgan Pressel Throws Another Blow at Breast Cancer Morgan Pressel has been playing on the LPGA Tour for a while now. Many of us remember her as the youngest tournament champion in the tour’s history. I once called her a bully in the best sense of the word, meaning that she had the energy to …

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May 07

Canada & U.S. – Olympic Hopefuls

We have all watched the youth movement descend on the game of golf like a tsunami. There’s no way to avoid being impressed with a fourteen or fifteen-year old winning a sanctioned tour event, or rolling in the putt that changes history for the Solheim or Olympic Games. Stars in their late teens and early …

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Oct 18

Aggressive Golf

Aggressive Golf Is Exciting and Perilous Don’t Try This at Home Those of us at a certain age have watched a lot of golf in the past few decades, and we’ve seen a lot of power hitters winning tournaments, and even more importantly, looking great doing it. Particularly for men as a group, putting a …

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Nov 16

Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa’s Extraordinary Invitational Lorena Ochoa was one of the last week-in and week-out dominant players on the LPGA Tour, Mexico’s own answer to Annika Sorenstam, if you will. What she did after retiring from the Tour is equally remarkable. Opting for family, she opened her heart, invitational tournament, and foundation to underprivileged children. Now …

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Jun 21

Wie Impressive at Midpoint of Women’s US Open

Can Wie Finally Win Big? It’s awfully tempting to get ahead of ourselves when we see one player take charge the way Michelle Wie did in the US Women’s Open on Friday. We saw it last week, on the same course with Martin Kaymer, and perhaps we’ll see a repeat. Getting ahead of ourselves, however, …

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Apr 05

Wie, Thompson or Hull? Fun Final at Kraft

YOUNG STARPOWER IN FINAL ROUND Every week with a golf tournament is fun for me, without exception, but I’m having a particularly good time with this one, because three very interesting people will shoot it out for the cup, unless of course, someone like Karrie Webb shoots a 59 and steals it, which is always …

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Feb 04

Irish Wunderkinds Headed for Duke University

Irish Super-Kids, Twins Lisa and Leona Maguire Now that I’ve surpassed the eight thousand mile mark driving around the United States this month, I’m finally seeing something that looks the same as it did the day before. After alternating between the sunny Bahamas and the northern ice storms, Paradise Island’s palm tree courses and signs …

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