Category: Pro Golf

Mickelson and Langer – Piling up Statistics

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson and Bernhard Langer Still Winning, Setting Marks I’ve been eating an awful lot of crow lately over Phil Mickelson. Honestly, I thought he was done. Most of us know that Monday, after horrible weather pushed the completion of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am into an extra day, Mickelson walked away with his fifth title …

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Hosung Choi – What a Swinger

Choi

Korean Hosung Choi a New Craze in the West With Unusual Swing One of these days, I’m going to take a few hours to total up the refund I want from all the golf lessons I took back in yesteryear. I was assured that unless my swing was sculpted into this or that, I would …

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Garcia Needs to Pause and Consider

Former Masters Champion Garcia Needs to Get to the Bottom of Dysfunction The golf world was ‘treated’ this past week to a blast from the past, when Sergio Garcia reminded us of his days as an adolescent star. We remember those days, but we didn’t expect to see them in quite the full force from …

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Li Penalty at Dubai Questioned

Li

Haotong Li Suffers Two-Stroke Penalty for Caddie Lining Up His Player Those of us who play in the golf world whenever we can were somewhat relieved to see some updating of the game’s rules in recent months. For years, we’ve watched as “trivial” or more politely “peripheral” penalties are called on players, costing all kinds …

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A Late Career Reminder from Ben Hogan

Hogan and 9-hole Time Machine Excites at ’67 Masters Only a week after emphasizing a point that Mickelson, Woods, and other older players will soon be eclipsed by a spectacular young generation, I find myself apologizing, even if it is true. There is, as a rule, a counterbalancing point to such all-or-nothing statements, and I …

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Reavie, Potter, Swafford – Aliens Among Us

Reavie, Potter and Swafford Not Exactly a Youth Movement, but Emerging When we talk about the youth movement in golf, my mind goes to the LPGA where youth can mean mid-teens (See Lydia Ko: Canadian Open). I have fallen into a misguided assumption that if a pro on the PGA gets into his thirties and …

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Gary Woodland Seizing the Moment

Woodland Holds Three-Shot Lead into Sunday in Hawaii It is that time of the golf year where I have to wonder if professionals of the game have anything at all to complain about. They play on Kapalua in Hawaii, and for the likes of me, even four bad rounds of golf there make it a …

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On-Course Interviews? Absurd!

PGA Testing On-Course Interviews – Many Possible Problems The Tournament of Champions is coming up before too long in Kapalua, Hawaii. The state of Hawaii is fairly laid back, but a professional golfer with huge amounts of money riding on the next shot is generally not. Nevertheless, the next round of experiments with player/gallery relations …

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Henderson Opens Window to Canadian History

Brooke Henderson’s Strong 2018 Showing Points to Historical Triumphs How many articles can an industry of writers produce on Brooke Henderson? As it turns out, there is still much to say, considering the fact that she produces new sources of material on a consistent basis. She keeps winning, and we keep writing. Last April, she …

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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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