Category: Golf Tournaments

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 …

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Palmer Whets Appetite for Money-Laden Players

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?

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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Gaby Lopez Win What LPGA Needs

Gaby Lopez

Heroic Gaby Lopez Victory Increases Our Investment in the Tour For LPGA watchers, we had a nail-biter in Florida this week. Actually, it was mostly last week, but an astonishing playoff took it into this week, the second longest in LPGA history. It took Gaby Lopez seven extra holes with a night’s sleep in between …

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Presidents Cup, Internationals, and Nerves

Presidents Cup

USA Comes Back at Presidents Cup, Catches Internationals In years past, I have failed to pay sufficient attention to the Presidents Cup. The Ryder and Solheim, sure, but I didn’t realize how epic the competition could get at this event sitting quietly in the back seat from the headlienrs. The U.S. versus the Internationals, or …

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Patrick Reed – Here We Go Again?

Patrick Reed

Australia Heats Up with Reed During Presidents Cup The dust-up with the rules committee and Patrick Reed in the Hero World Challenge is spilling over into subsequent events. This week, it’s the Presidents Cup, played biannually since the mid ’90s. Not as well known as the Ryder Cup, in which the U.S. takes on Europe, …

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PNC Father – Son (and Daughter) Challenge

PNC of 2020

PNC of 2020 Incredible Venue for the Best Nostalgia At first, I thought I was looking at something in the Bahamas, but it turned out to be the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to each year of the Father-Son Challenge, but this year was a whole new experience.  The PNC, as before, brings …

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Shibuno Shy About Starting?

Hinako Shibuno

Smiling Cinderella Hinako Shibuno Holding Off on U.S. LPGA So, here’s how it appears to be going. Hinako Shibuno, the Smiling Cinderella who was taken into the hearts of Britain when she won the nation’s major on the first time out doesn’t want to take the next step – not yet. Apparently, she doesn’t think …

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