Tag: European Tour

Kenya Open – New Golf Destination

“Magical” Kenya Open Joins European Tour for Inaugural Event If we are to fully grasp what is happening to the game of golf around the world, dropping some old perceptions will be prerequisite, especially when it comes to the African continent. Those of us who grew up in the age of fictitious movies and novels …

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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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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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An Apology (of sorts) to Thomas Pieters

Thomas Pieters

From All Those Horrible Americans to Thomas Pieters I have to admit it, we Americans are a handful. Not only are we overly self-expressed at moments in which a little restraint might be a nice idea, but some of us move about the country and the world with an undeserved swagger. Sometimes we mistake a golf …

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Pro and Amateur Golf in Turkey

Turkey Just Featured Itself in the Turkish Airlines Open – Some of Us Slow to Catch On I have watched through the years as new parts of the globe have established a golf culture, especially much of Asia. We have seen great players like Lorena Ochoa and Lee Trevino have bring Mexican golf into the …

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Marc Cayeux Reaches Milestone

After Long Recovery, Severely Injured Cayeux Makes the Cut People respond to adversity in different ways and to different degrees. Some fold their tent and silently steal away, finding more comfort in the ‘woe is me’ approach. Others keep their ‘boo-hoo’ very short, and do everything possible to get back in the game. We should …

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PGA and European Tour Merger?

Many Questions Arise if the European and PGA Men’s Tours Effect a Merger Rory McIlroy has been musing lately about the idea of Europe and the U.S. seeking a merger, at least the men’s golf part. That’s right, the PGA and European Tour in a hypothetical merger. There are so many talents between the two, …

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Playing Quick Round of 6

Playing 18 holes or 6? I’ve repeated and repeated this through the years, but I;m going to give it one more try. One of the best things about playing eighteen holes of golf is that it has always taken a long time. As kids, whether in the summer or during the school year, that kept …

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Europe and Asia Merger?

Europe and Asia Problems With Inequities The status quo is already pretty fierce. The Americas are pretty intense about golf, and the European Tour gets better all the time, often better than anyone else. Suddenly there is talk among European powers of annexing Asia in a colossal golf merger, with all its financial potential and …

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What Course is Martin Kaymer Playing?

Martin Kaymer

Third Round of US Open Underway I’ve had the feeling through the first two days of the long-awaited men’s US Open that Martin Kaymer has been playing some merciful muni course in my hometown while everyone else has to play Pinehurst, fake rough and all. I am assured, however, that such is not the case, …

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