Category: Golf Tournaments

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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Georgia Hall Wins British Open

Favorite Daughter Won’t Fold, Wins Her National Tournament Golf is so global these days. Great ones are coming from everywhere, so winning one’s national tournament, a major to boot, is so very difficult and unlikely most of the time. It is especially difficult for a new player who joined the rookie ranks in 2018 and …

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Immelman Bowing Out – Gracefully

In this, the week leading up to the Open, that major where we see all those qualified players we haven’t seen in a while on a course that is double scary from drought, I found myself casting about for something to say about the game of golf. There is no dearth of things to talk …

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Kim Goes Ballistic on Thornberry Scoring

Sei Young Kim

Sei Young Kim Playing NASA-style golf at Thornberry Creek So what’s going on with the professional end of the golf industry these days? People my age have watched these tournaments for most of their lives. Generally, there is at least a modicum of suspense for the final day, and most often something even better than …

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Second Thoughts on USGA

USGA

Respect Issue Worse Than Previously Thought Between Players and USGA I don’t think that most golf fans have the relationship between all the golf organizations straight. I know I have trouble keeping it all in line. I’ve been to the home of the USGA, as cool a golf building as there has ever been, save …

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Koepka…Wins? Shinnecock Unfair?

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka Wins the U.S. Open Again, but What a Course Well, there we have it. The U.S. open, all those great golfers, and not a single one of them could manage four days under par, not even the winner, Brooke Koepka. The USGA actually apologized for the Shinnecock course after the third round. People …

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Venerable Shinnecock Has Some Problems

Shinnecock Golf Club

On Eve of U.S. Open, Cultural and Logistical Barriers to Overcome for Shinnecock This year marks the fourth time in which the U.S. open, second of the PGA’s majors, will be played at the venerable old Shinnecock Golf Club. I don’t mean to make it sound as if the course is decrepit. It’s not, in …

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Herbin and New Wave Emerge at Shoprite

Celine Herbin

Shoprite Classic Sees New and Relatively New Faces Excelling When a new star becomes a known quantity on the LPGA tour, she doesn’t stay new for very long. As with all the tours, there is always someone nipping at the heels of yesterday’s phenomenon. Players such as Brooke Henderson and Lydia Ko are still new …

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U.S. Women’s Open Versus the Weather

Muscle Shoals Will Host the Open, If It can Stay Dry Every type of terrain in the United States can point to a jewel or two in terms of golf courses – sometimes more. However, since the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was finished, Alabama comes in second to no one.  There are even a …

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Webb Simpson Wreaking Havoc at Players

Webb Simpson

Simpson Third-Round Leader at Players Champion by Seven I remember Webb Simpson, at least I do after the third round of the Players Championship on “that” course. You know, the one with the scary island green, the one that causes munis to calculate the price of lost balls, and dig deeper into the bag for …

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