Category: Pro Golf

Parlez-Vous Golf? Michael Lorenzo-Vera Does

Lorenzo-Vera Finally Starting to Show Some Traction on Tour Maybe it’s a French thing. The nation that helped the U.S. win its revolution and gifted a statue for the harbor of New York has had some excellent golfers. However, their names don’t seem to stick with us like others do. Perhaps it’s an American problem. …

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Beware Journeyman Oppenheim

Rob Oppenheim Defies Journeyman Label to Lead Wyndham Scoring is good in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the leaderboard goes deeper and deeper into under-par territory. For Rob Oppenheim, however, it rained birdies and eagles in the third round, resulting in a missed putt for a 62 – nice score if you can manage it. Doesn’t …

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Langer Closing In, Shows How to Age

Bernhard Langer Chasing Irwin Champions Record I suppose that everyone thinks this way once in a while – “If I could only back to younger days with my present knowledge and attitude.” I remember when I could hit a golf ball the wrong way, and somehow tweak the body so that it looked ok after …

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Grinding in San Francisco

Grinding, The Art of Containing Damage Until the Muse Returns The final round of this year’s PGA Championship really gave us our money’s worth, with a seven-way tie for first place until the last few holes. It gave us a chance to see several players experience the ups and downs of an entire round. Yes, …

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Lydia Ko of Old Appears at Marathon

There’s No One Like Lydia Ko with Wedge and Putter I don’t have so much trouble remembering people, places and events, but once in a while I become disoriented as to the ‘when.’ For example, I was shocked to learn that Lydia Ko is knocking on 24 years old. I was sure she was much …

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Feuds, Insults – Golf Has Them, too

Golfers Feisty as Anyone When It Comes to Insults Underneath the disciplined exterior of the pro golfer is a competitor just as susceptible to feuding as anyone else. That’s a field of up to 50 to 100 on any given week locked in a competition for satisfied egos and precious paychecks. Like anywhere else on …

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Beat Big Hitter? Stay Within Yourself

How Can We Compete With a ‘Big Hitter’ Who Hits It Sooooo Far? I once undertook a project known to be very difficult at work. When it was over, my friend said “Congratulations. You did it much less badly than anyone else.” I was grateful for the comment. That’s the game of golf. It’s bigger …

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Haley Moore on the Warpath

Sensation Haley Moore Ready for LPGA Restart To break through into one of the professional golf tours must be even more difficult than usual these days. With the virus explosion in the United States, nothing is normal, or even approaching normal. Still, like flowers growing through the sidewalk, the PGA and LPGA are re-emerging. For …

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What? No Ryder Cup?

Ryder Cup ‘Postponed’ Until 2021 The Ryder Cup, pitting the U.S. against Europe is a certain sort of fun, a different sort. Each time the two teams get together on either European or American soil, golfers and their fans get to let their inner hockey player out before returning to the pristine order of things …

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DeChambeau-Greatness is in the Details

Bryson DeChambeau¬† Attention to Detail Proving Itself Bryson DeChambeau hasn’t been a pro all that long, but he’s won six times, and just tallied his first win in 2020 last week. He has beefed up to become one of the tour’s big hitters, and it must be deflating to rivals to see him outdrive them …

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