Category: Pro Golf

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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Christy O’Connor and Ireland

Christy O’Connor, Irish Great, Dies at 91 I must confess up front that Ireland is one of my favorite locations and cultures in the world. Since my first visit there in 1983, and through several subsequent ones, I have developed the assumption that if it’s Irish, it’s better, an accolade I give only to a …

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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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Im Wins Honda with Good Nerves

Sungjae Im Follows Jack’s Advice, Wins Honda Classic Everything about the Honda Classic played this past week was interesting. That includes the course, the top three players, and the broadcast booth. A particularly qualified analyst was brought in to discuss the day’s events. Jack Nicklaus donned the headset, and his advice couldn’t have been better. …

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Mickey Wright, Golf’s Platonic Ideal Dies

Mickey Wright, Likely the Best of the Best We knew that it was going to come some day, but I put it out of my head. Last week, we lost mickey Wright at the age of 85. Wright was an extremely important figure for me in the 50s and 60s, the two decades in which …

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McIlroy First to Nix Premiere Golf League

Rory McIlroy Says “No” to New Tour Requirements The Premiere Golf League has contacted multiple top PGA players around the world to see who wants to make ten million per tournament. On the face of it, that should be an easy question to answer, but as in all things that sound so attractive, there’s a …

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Nick Taylor Beats Pebble Beach – In Wind

Canadian Nick Taylor Scores Second Career Victory at Windy Pebble Beach  Canadian Nick Taylor turned pro about ten years ago, and although he has had good moments, not a lot of victories have come his way. Until this week, the first and last one was the Sanderson Farms  in 2015. How life can change in …

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Haley Moore Arrives in Style

Haley Moore Beats Odds Everywhere She Goes From being a child golf prodigy to member of the LPGA Tour is a long road, and a lot of things can go wrong. It’s even harder when you’re bigger and taller than your peers, and you have to deal with their immaturity on a daily basis. Worst …

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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 Responds – Broadcasts, Charities

PGA Responds

PGA Streaming Rights Relocating, Charity Profile Heightened Perhaps this is all a coincidence, but with the recent talk of a rival tour featuring only the top players, the PGA has offered a public reminder of its presence, and what it does best. I’m not all that happy about the first one, despite being in the …

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