Tag Archive: U.S. Open

May 13

U.S. Open – I Could Qualify?

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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Jan 17

Chilean Teen Going to Masters

Toto Gana wins Latin American Open, Gets Masters Invite Getting up this morning I thought, “What’s going on in the golf world that I’d love to talk about today?” That’s not always an easy question, because we’re between pro tour seasons, college teams are in hibernation for a little while, and there’s freezing rain all …

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Jun 30

Grand Slam Fever

Here We Go Again – Another Grand Slam?   The golf year has reached its halfway point, and as usual, did not disappoint. We even have a little bit of the elixir that comes around every few years, but not so much lately – the expectation that someone within the PGA field can win golf’s …

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Jun 20

Player Assaults Chambers Bay

Gary Player – “One of the Most Unpleasant Courses in My Life” I’ve been a Gary Player fan since I was a young teen, but my favorite Gary Player is the one who played golf. It is his belief that to remain silent, on almost any subject, is a breakdown in moral responsibility. I, on …

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Jun 18

Lee Janzen Returns

  Lee Janzen Qualifies for This Year’s U.S. Open I love this kind of thing – the guy who starts playing golf at 30, and wins a pro tournament, or a guy who quits for five years, and does the same on his first week back. I love it when things work out for people …

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Jun 15

An Avant-Garde U.S. Open

U.S. Open – Course Like That of no Other Major The griping about the upcoming U.S. Open continues. It’s a farce, it’s ridiculous, and so on. Whatever the conditions are at Chambers Bay in Washington State, at least everyone’s playing the same “farcical, ridiculous” course. This is what always happens when changes are made to …

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May 05

U.S. Open at Chamber Bay

Chamber Bay Hosts 2015 U.S. Open Going To Be A Strange Major This Year For the first time in history, one of the big four grand slam events is coming to the Pacific Northwest, and even more unusual than that, if you’ve ever been there, it’s coming to Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Even for the …

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Jun 18

Steve Stricker – Doing it His Way

  Steve Stricker’s Reduced Schedule   Phil Mickelson was much lauded for putting family first before the U.S. Open kicked off this week. Nobody knows if it contributed to his final round heartbreak – I doubt it, and am sure he’d do it again, the same way.   Steve Stricker, who made an excellent presence …

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Jun 15

U.S. open – All the Suspense We’d Ever Need

Will Merion Golf Club Be the Winner? What has transpired this week in Ardmore clearly points to one thing, at least in my case. Even if I get lucky once in a while in my prognostications, I don’t know anything – nothing at all. I might as well use a crystal ball or throw burnt …

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Jun 13

Phil Mickelson Leads U.S. Open – And They’re Off!

Phil Mickelson – Hot Start at the U.S. Open Ardmore, Pennsylvania is the center of the golf universe this week, and in celebration of the event, Mother Nature dropped a few mega-buckets of water on the course, before allowing the sun to peep through and allow at least partial play. That means that the leaderboard …

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