Category: Pro Golf

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to Jarrod Lyle

Australian Golfer Lyle Goes into Palliative Care after Fighting Leukemia Thinking back to all the times in which we lost icons of the golf world, each one of them hurts all over again by being revisited. It doesn’t matter how far back it goes. There is something so incapacitating about losing someone you admire in …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Golf in Iceland Makes Its Way

COURSES, CLUBS, AND PROS FROM ICELAND GAINING RECOGNITION We are all familiar with the adage that Greenland and Iceland should have had their names reversed. Amid the volcanic rock strewn throughout the volcano-laden island, green is abundant – and so is links golf. The country hasn’t been on the world’s golf stage for very long, …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Molinari, Park Win on Wild Weekend

Italian Molinari and Korean Park Provide Great Shots, Surprises Abound on Both Tours I was a double tournament watcher this weekend, and I suspect that I wasn’t alone. The men were playing the Quicken Loan National in the D.C. area, the last year of the tournament after the corporation switched its sponsorship for an upper …

Continue reading

Peter Thomson Dies – Called Royalty

Peter Thomson

Australian Great Thomson Dies at 88, Took on World’s Best Around the time Peter Thomson was taking on all comers from the world’s best golfers, I was just beginning to enter the golf world as a player and spectator. I recognized the name, and remember several of his winning appearances, but I wasn’t quite old …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading