Category: Pro Golf

Lemiux Sets Out as New Pro

Gabby Lemieux Has Native American Community at Her Back The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic is rolling around again, and I followed several young golfers this week who are playing on a sponsor’s exemption. Alexa Pano will be there, and I seldom pass up an opportunity to write on her progress. This time, though, someone else …

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McIlroy Takes Canadian, Native Son Contends

McIlroy Takes Canadian

Rory McIlroy Wins the RBC Canadian Open, One Week Before U.S. Open The RBC Canadian Open attracted an excellent field for this year’s version, and Rory McIlroy ran away with it. Shane Lowry, who finished second, observed that he didn’t know what tournament Rory was playing, but that playing against the rest of the field, …

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Maria Fassi Wasting No Time

Maria Fassi Wasting No Time

Mexican Phenom Fassi Making Statements As New Pro In the old days, a lot of us might not have noticed Maria Fassi at all for a while. The emergence of golf stars, to many fans, is designed to spot child prodigies. Then, they disappear for a little while, only to appear as teen phenoms. Since …

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LPGA Growing Despite Bias

LPGA Growing Despite Bias

Naysayers on Women’s Golf Making Conclusions Based on Ignorance The inane antics of Hank Haney delivered against the LPGA last week  have been followed by another round of stupidity after the U.S. Women’s Open. Yes, the tournament was was won by a woman named Lee, which to the unthinking mind means that Haney must be …

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Wie Sets Haney Straight on His “isms”

Wie Sets Haney Straight

Hank Haney Under Fire By Michelle Wie and Others Hank Haney has, among his other credentials, one superior item on his resume. He was instrumental in getting the young Tiger Woods to play like he did, and occasionally still does. I doubt that any of us are in a position to argue with his teaching …

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Law Wins in Williamsburg

Law Wins in Williamsburg

Bronte Law, British newcomer, Scores First Win Maintaining a championship golf career entails more than chasing the veterans. In the ever-evolving pro tours, someone is always sneaking up from behind. The new threats come from everywhere and anywhere. One minute, Toronto is breathing down one’s neck, and a nine later, it’s Thailand or New Zealand. …

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Brooks Koepka Has ‘Major’ Stats With PGA Win

Brooks Koepka

 Koepka Sets Blistering Pace for Majors Take a look at the long-term record for Brooks Koepka. What you will find is a very nice golf career with a few significant victories on the world stage. He has compiled a body of work including six wins on the PGA Tour, five on the European, two on the …

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Pano is in the Open

Alexa Pano

Teen Star Alexa Pano Has Qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open at 14 When we see someone special coming from a distance in this game, our efforts to put her in perspective cannot be framed simply by wins and losses. On the other hand, if we’re speaking of Alexa Pano, wins and losses are not …

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Hull in Contention with Fiance Looking On

Charley Hull

British Sensation Hull is Hanging Tough at Mediheal, Living Life Fully It is such an interesting ride, to begin following a star in their childhood or early youth. If you become a fan, a little piece of vicarious parenting  can come along with the deal. The young phenom is likely a person we will never …

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Pro Still a Pro, Teaching or Touring

The PGA Pro Championship Rounds Out Field for PGA Championship I’ve been looking at professional golf all my life, so why does this leaderboard appear in May of 2019 without a single name that I recognize? They ought to be out there on tour, shouldn’t they? The winner, Alex Beach, finished the four rounds at …

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