Tag: McIlroy

Some Fans Turning Good Competition Sour

Some Fans Turning Good Competition Sour

Those of Us Who Know the Least Often Unleash Dark Side on Competition We are almost a week away from an impressive Masters tournament, in which a good share of the greatest golfers each had a shot at it, and came up short. This was due to Patrick Reed’s nerves of steel and gifted shot-making …

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Masters Winners Have Good Nerves – No Exceptions

Masters Winners

 Patrick Reed Shows Great Nerves, Holds Off Best at Masters I had to stop and think about how long I’ve been watching this tournament. It comes well over half a century, and I don’t believe that I’ve ever missed a year. Still, as an adult, I don’t watch the Masters in the same way I …

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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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Rory McIlroy Misses Cut at Home

Rory McIlroy Fails to Reach Weekend in Irish Open Part of the beauty in competition is human inconsistency. In difficult tasks, erratic humans are attempting to make fluid situations solid, and we just can’t do it. The laurel wreath goes to the person who does it better than anyone else, and even that changes from …

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A New Big Three?

Today’s Big Three – Speith, Day, and McIroy Some Important Differences Between Now and the Old Days I started my perusal of the day’s golf news by reading an article suggesting that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are no long sure bets for the Ryder Cup. My first thought was that it was a new …

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Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits Course a Work of International Art The PGA will be played this week, and some viewers might turn on their televisions to wonder why an American major is being held overseas. Why are they playing this thing in Ireland? The fourth major of the year, however, is not being played in the old …

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Ryder Cup Personalities

Personal Dynamics and the Ryder Cup May Come Down to Who Gets Along What a long way we’ve come since the first days of the Ryder Cup so many decades ago, a competition which was originally intended to be a British/Irish versus the United States affair. Few people know it, but Samuel Ryder was a …

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Day 3 of PGA – Leaderboard Surprises

Bernd Wiesberger

Leaderboard Surprises – Wiesberger, Palmer, Chappell We all know that Rory McIlroy is leading the PGA going into the fourth round. The way he’s been playing this year, it’s no surprise. He has clearly found himself. However, once you start looking past the leader, there are some interesting names. For instance, I would characterize Kevin …

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Paradigm Shifts on Tour – A New Era

Tiger, Stacy and Colleagues Have Company Those of us who are older knew precisely what the paradigms of youth were. Amidst a slough of interesting names, personalities and excellent golfers of the PGA, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player stood at the center, just as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson had in …

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British Open Leaders Surprise

Italians Make Good Showing Here’s the way it goes overseas. When the rain sets in for so much of the year in places like Britain, Ireland, and most of the other northern sections of Europe, they head south. More than anywhere else, they head south to Italy, where it’s warm, sunny, and peaceful. Mother nature …

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