Category: Golf Tournaments

The Winter Masters – Catchy?

Like a Ghost Tournament, Masters Strives for Semblance of Tradition Those of us who are tuned into the traditional aspects of the Masters at Augusta have some adjusting to do. We’ve known that for a while now, and our adaptive brains have had time to think of solutions, however separate from reality. I, for instance, …

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Renee Powell – Legend Going Strong

Renee Powell Captaining Junior Solheim with Annika After all these years of paying attention to golf, I’m surprised at all that I don’t know. I would prefer to think that there’s just so much to notice in the game, rather than a case of me just being slow. In the case of Renee Powell, I …

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DeChambeau Paradigm Shift?

Bryson DeChambeau Made Theory Work-Can Others? Some have described Bryson DeChambeau’s U.S. Open win as “outrageous,” but I don’t think the comment was pejorative, rather one of awe. Some have taken to referring to the new champion as “The Hulk” or “The Golf Hulk.” Yes, there’s a touch of that. I have myself used the …

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Mirim Lee Wins ANA – Hits the Wall

Mirim Lee Hits Wall Shot, Wins ANA with Short Game Magic Yes, the culmination of Mirim Lee’s victory at the ANA was strange, without fans to cheer, extreme heat, and some of the weirdest short game shots  one person can put into a final round. That included an intentional wall shot. It is unusual for …

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Joe Long Wins British Amateur – Adds to Lexicon

First Brit in Years to Win the Amateur, Joe Long Expands the Vocabulary I admit that I should have known better. Half of my family tree is British in origin from my grandparents generation and back. I was one of those kids speaking Eton English in an American elementary school, with all the quizzical looks …

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Spring Without Golf-Coronavirus

Players Cancelled, Masters Postponed from Coronavirus – For How Long? None of us knows how long this coronavirus thing is going to continue as a major health concern, but we do know that it flies no  flag, holds no territory, and couldn’t care less about any one of us and our situations. In the insensate …

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Palmer Whets Appetite for Money-Laden Players

Arnold Palmer Invitational

Players Shows Takes Much Money to Promote Golf to the Non-Wealthy The Arnold Palmer Invitational got all the drama it deserved, as British golfer Tyrell Hatton hung on with one clutch shot after another to fend off a surging Sungjae Im, Australian Marc Leishman and a group of other contenders, one of which was Rory …

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Finau No Choker – Too Zen?

Tony Finau

Analysis Abounds in Curious Case of Tony Finau Here we are, those of us who write a better game of golf than we play, assessing the ins and outs of Tony Finau’s mind. For us, losing can be as interesting as winning, as it invites all sorts of questions we don’t ask of the winner. …

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PGA Under Fire

PGA

New Tour Group Muscling in on PGA A new corporate alliance called British World Golf Group, based in the UK, has emerged as a challenger to the PGA and other major tours in Europe. Premiere Golf League wants to share the calendar, and I believe take it over. It wants to steal the top group …

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LPGA Founders and the 70th Anniversary

LPGA Founders

What Would the Founders of the LPGA Think Today? The beginning of the 2020 season for women’s golf wasn’t just spectacular because of what Gaby Lopez did in the Diamond Resorts Championship. It’s not even what she might do this week. Someone is going to be the inaugural winner of a new tournament, the Gainbridge …

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