Category: Golf Tournaments

QBE, Lexi-Finau Good Fun

QBE is Fun Event at End of Golf Year, Overlapping the Tours The beginning of winter, even with the holidays on the way, can be a time of mourning for avid golfers and equally enthused golf spectators. Outside of the possibility of golf gifts under the tree, northerners in harsh climates won’t be able to …

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Rankin, Thompson, Jutanugarn – CME and History

Lexi Thompson Wins CME, Jutanugarn 1 million, Rankin Presides The CME, and the “Race” to it, all ended yesterday, and it signaled the end of the LPGA year. While that is, in a sense, sad, as I miss a full slate of golf over the winter, the tour is now strong enough to tide me …

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Cameron Champ New Big Hitter on Tour

Cameron Champ

Insane Off the Tee Champ Wins First PGA Earlier today, I read an account of the early 2000s, when Tiger Woods was the most consistently high quality driver in the business. Some mention was made of other beasts like John Daly, but he was a little different. Driving outrageous distances was a cornerstone  of the …

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Yet More Ryder Cup Aftermath

Ryder Cup Drama

With Continuing Ryder Cup Drama, Golf Not so Different After All? Jonathan Swift’s observance that “Falsehood flies, truth limps in after” may serve as a caution for the day in considering the continuing soap opera that is the losing American Ryder team’s behavior – before, during, and after the event. Purportedly, there was a dust-up …

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Ryder Requires Social Poise, Great Golf

2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup Begins with a Gala at the Versailles Palace The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played between September 28 and 30, and that’s just the day after tomorrow. The mecca of match play, Friday and Saturday will be taken up with four matches of fourball (better ball) and foursome (alternate shot). The …

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Angela Stanford Earns Major Wish

Angela Stanford

Angela Stanford Wins the Evian, First Major of Career The LPGA took an emotional turn this week at the Evian, first categorized as one of the tour’s majors in 2013. The United States preserved a streak of having one of its golfers win at least one major of the season when Angela Stanford came from …

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Tony Finau is What’s New for Ryder

Tony Finau

Finau Brings Unlikely Story to Potential Greatness Jim Furyk has made his final pick for the Ryder Cup team, and all the evidence suggests that he made the right selection, hands down.Along with a host of veterans ready to take on Europe in Paris in a few weeks, rookies Bryson de Chambeau and Justin Thomas …

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Ryder Cup Anyone’s Guess

Ryder Cup

We Know Player Histories, but Who Will Step up at Ryder Cup? That odd event known as the Ryder Cup is coming up before very long, and at some level, we still don’t know what to make of it after all these years. Every once in a while, we switch from our touring stroke play, …

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Herman Keiser and the ’46 Masters

Herman Keiser

Little Known Herman Keiser Wins 1946 Masters Digging around in the lesser known byways of golf history can be a lot of fun, as one runs into a lot of new names, places, and events. We realize at those times how detailed the game’s history is, despite the fact that we thought we knew a …

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Bellerive Has Issues, But Not to Worry

Bellerive Has Served as Major Course Before, but Nature Making Play Tough My mind wasn’t really calibrated for another major so soon after the men’s and women’s British Opens, but here we are at the final one of the year, the PGA. In recent seasons, the PGA has taken things off the beaten track, and …

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