Tag: U.S. Open

Jun 20

Devoted Fan Dies at U.S. Open

Golf Fan Marshall “Chick” Jacobs Lost His Wife of 68 Years Three Days Before Erin Hills With all the excitement of two tournaments going down to the wire with the PGA and LPGA last week, a reminder surfaced that not all of importance is written on the leaderboard or in the stats column. Seven years …

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Jun 18

Koepka, Henderson Win Majors

Good Day for North American Champions, Brooks Koepke and Brooke Henderson for PGA and LPGA A lot of golf took place today, in majors of both tours. They were each characterized by valiant, nervy winners representing Canada and the U.S., but the tournaments could not have ended up in greater contrast. For the men, it …

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Jun 13

U.S. Open’s Erin Hills – Rough

Year After Chambers Bay, Still Fighting About the Rough It is difficult to recall any golf course that has undergone more abuse than Chambers Bay did last year when the U.S. Open headed toward the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Open, perhaps in a struggle to gain the iconic identity possessed by other golf majors, seems …

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May 13

U.S. Open – I Could Qualify?

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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

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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

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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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