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Lydia Ko Rights the Ship at Mediheal

Lydia Ko Rights the Ship at Mediheal

Ko Finally Wins Again at LPGA Mediheal Over the past year or so, we’ve put Lydia Ko through the ringer and on the psychiatrist’s couch, searching for an explanation. Up to that time, she has won with some regularity on the LPGA Tour, and in the beginning stunned us with international victories as an adolescent. …

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Leona Maguire Turning Pro? Then Lisa?

Leona Maguire Turning Pro

Maguire Sisters Make Mark Overseas and at College – Now the Pros? Why should Rory McIlroy have all the fun? The girls play golf in Ireland, too, and they’re good. One famous pair has found their way to Duke University. Twins Leona and Lisa Maguire continue to excel here on a national level, just as …

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Henderson Takes Charge, Wins Lotte Championship

Henderson Takes Charge, Wins Lotte Championship

Brooke Henderson Refuses to Crack Before Pursuing Field My father used to tell us when nervy events approached that life doesn’t care if we’re afraid and that it’s coming anyway. I didn’t always master that lesson very well, but Canadian Brooke Henderson surely did. She never met my father, but must have learned it somewhere …

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Some Fans Turning Good Competition Sour

Some Fans Turning Good Competition Sour

Those of Us Who Know the Least Often Unleash Dark Side on Competition We are almost a week away from an impressive Masters tournament, in which a good share of the greatest golfers each had a shot at it, and came up short. This was due to Patrick Reed’s nerves of steel and gifted shot-making …

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Masters Winners Have Good Nerves – No Exceptions

Masters Winners

 Patrick Reed Shows Great Nerves, Holds Off Best at Masters I had to stop and think about how long I’ve been watching this tournament. It comes well over half a century, and I don’t believe that I’ve ever missed a year. Still, as an adult, I don’t watch the Masters in the same way I …

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The Masters – How to Swing It

The Masters

The Most Traditional Tournament of all, the Masters Requires Semblance of Civility It all begins tomorrow, the most spectacularly cultural celebration golf has to offer outside of St. Andrews itself. The old south’s cultural code, sustainable only through a great deal of wealth, is high church all the way, and those unfamiliar with the ropes …

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Jhett Skaggs Needs Transplant, Not Heart

Jhett Skaggs Needs Transplant

Jhett Skaggs Gets Together with Favorite Golfer, Rickie Fowler Childhood is supposed to be the one time of life where being carefree is possible, despite the inevitable ups, downs, and bumps along the way. A child is supposed to run, laugh, pursue various interests, enjoy family, and make plans. There are few things if any …

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The Masters at Augusta – Beautiful and Deadly

The Masters at Augusta

Winning the at Augusta Takes Greatness, All Crammed into One Week So much thought has gone into the Masters since I saw my first one somewhere in the 1950s. Yes, the course at Augusta is exquisitely beautiful, making it a star attraction, but there’s more to it than that.  Among the winners, usually men of …

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Laura Davies Almost Sets Record at Founders

Laura Davies Almost Sets Record at Founders

Davies Nearly Tracks Down Inbee Park She loves cooking and fast cars. She’s big on tv sports, and a rabid fan of football (no, not that kind ). She’s a long hitter on the LPGA tour, and is likely to contend on any given week. No, she’s not some jet-setter kid setting the tour on …

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Responding with Conviction = Success

Responding with Conviction = Success

Certain Humans Find A Way to Reach Success – No Matter What The human animal doesn’t have the biggest claws, fastest pace, or the thickest body armor, but for sheer resourcefulness, a confident human is hard to beat. I recall teeing it up after watching a one-armed golfer drive with an accuracy and distance I …

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