Category: General Discussion

Open Questions About Lowry Answered

Shane Lowry Ran Away with the Open, His First Major That must have been one difficult Saturday night for Shane Lowry, one of Northern Ireland’s less heralded golfers, but one who has been close, so close. Throwing himself against the wall in majors repeatedly, he broke through in grand fashion to take the 2019 Open …

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The Open – First Day at Portrush

The Open Gets Underway at Portrush With List of Victims I grew up around seaside courses. I was also crazy about playing them as a kid. However, in those days, what a seaside course represented was the customary green fairways edged with green rough reinforced by a row of green trees. The links thing never …

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Tahoe and Celebrities

American Century Championship at Tahoe For the past two days, I have been struck with a case of golf envy. Two men from the nearest branch of the family tree are in Nevada watching a golf tournament, and even got themselves hired on as marshals.  Before visions of arid desert with hundreds of miles of …

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Equal Pay in the LPGA

Following U.S. Soccer Win, Equal Pay Timely for Women’s Tour I don’t know how the pay gap between men and women shakes out in other countries, but the USA has grandly failed to enter the 20th century, much less the 21st. In most workplace arenas, the equation is fairly simple – that person did that …

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Stacy Lewis is Back

After Maternity Leave, Stacy Lewis Intends to  Recapture the Magic For men, this is a foolhardy subject to take on, but my mother always told me to ask questions if I didn’t know what I was talking about. Anyone who wants to jump in with answers is more than welcome. What are the physical manifestations …

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Pulling for Michelle Wie

Once Phenom Wie Suggests Early Retirement I have a special problem with the cosmos when it short circuits young people on a mission, by treating them as old people. Many of us have followed the Michelle Wie saga for decades, or at least it feels that way. We watched her take on the pressure of …

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Elderly Never Need to Stop Playing

For the Elderly, Golf Has Good News People look at age groups very differently. I am the same age as Tom Watson, and he shot the years of his life the other day. I can scarcely bring myself to use the word elderly looking in the mirror, but perhaps I will admit to being pre-elderly …

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California Bill Lands Golfers in Trouble

Bill Allowing Pay to Amateurs Passes California Senate I have always felt a little stuck in the middle when it comes to the amateur collegiate athlete. Contrary to some pockets of popular opinion, they don’t all come from families that are wealthy. In many cases, they attend expensive institutions that are not well-covered by athletic …

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Hannah Green, an Impressive Win at KPMG

Hannah Green, an Impressive Win at KPMG

Australian Green Win at KPMG a Dissertation on Keeping it Together Like other die-hard fans, I watch a lot of golf, and have for well over a half century. Most of the big moments? I’ve seen them. It has been a regular diet of being impressed by the people who play the game, because someone …

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Sarah Burnham – One Step at a Time

LPGA Rookie Burnham Qualifies for KTMG

LPGA Rookie Burnham Qualifies for KTMG by $3.00 Any time that one of us writes about a player’s chances of success, we are bound by pure speculation. We don’t know anything about the future, near or distant, but it’s apparently fun to muse about it, especially when we have all the stats at our beck …

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