Category: Pro Golf

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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Success – Jutanugarn and Her Body of Work

Rating the Greatest on the LPGA Tour? Look at Jutanugarn Long-Term Gone are the good old days when we could sit down on a Thursday and follow our chosen star through the weekend with confidence. If we chose that star based on his or her dominance of the actual game, and not some based on some …

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Molinari Tweaks for 20 Extra Yards

Francesco Molinari Broke the Rules and Abandoned his Straight Line Drives Francesco Molinari, 35 years of age and relatively short, was banging away at just over a distance of 300 yards from the tee. He had what some called a ‘classic swing,’ but eventually, it wasn’t enough for the Italian. He wanted more and got …

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Mickelson Digs Deep, Prevails

Phil Mickelson Wins ‘Match’ in 22 Holes – Now We Reconsider the Idea  The match I did not watch appears to have come out as an interesting event after all. I was with Rory McIlroy in the belief that to pair Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in a grand match might have been a great …

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Rankin, Thompson, Jutanugarn – CME and History

Lexi Thompson Wins CME, Jutanugarn 1 million, Rankin Presides The CME, and the “Race” to it, all ended yesterday, and it signaled the end of the LPGA year. While that is, in a sense, sad, as I miss a full slate of golf over the winter, the tour is now strong enough to tide me …

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Rory is “Extraordinary”

Rory McIlroy Playing More in West, Giving Up European Card Rory McIlroy is getting really tired of being told how to run his life, at least his career. The masses always have the standard formula in mind, prepared to assist you at any time in what your most practical path may be. This week, even …

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Suzy Whaley – Game for a Lifetime As PGA Head

Player, Teacher, Administrator Whaley Has Done It All – Now Heads PGA of America When PGA of America recently held their meeting to settle on a new president, they had a choice about criteria. It’s the same choice giant corporations have – do we want someone who is an incredible business person, leader, organizational genius, …

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Doris Chen Disqualified – Oh Mother!

Mother Moves Ball for Daughter Chen, Who Hits it Anyway Just when we feared golf might attain normalcy again, here comes the next twist of fate. We call it “The Curse of the Manic Stage Mother.” Of course, the institution of being a stage parent doesn’t have to occur on or around the golf course. …

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Willie McRae Everyone’s Caddie, Dies at 85

Willie McRae

McRae Pinehurst Genius Who Caddied for Stars and Common Man Willie Lee McRae of Taylortown, North Carolina, never became a political superstar, a famous athlete, or renowned touring golfer, but those who did depended on him for his knowledge and guidance. From the age of 10 in 1943, he caddied at the famous Pinehurst Course, and …

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Cameron Champ New Big Hitter on Tour

Cameron Champ

Insane Off the Tee Champ Wins First PGA Earlier today, I read an account of the early 2000s, when Tiger Woods was the most consistently high quality driver in the business. Some mention was made of other beasts like John Daly, but he was a little different. Driving outrageous distances was a cornerstone  of the …

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