Tag: Mickelson

Mickelson and Langer – Piling up Statistics

Phil Mickelson and Bernhard Langer Still Winning, Setting Marks I’ve been eating an awful lot of crow lately over Phil Mickelson. Honestly, I thought he was done. Most of us know that Monday, after horrible weather pushed the completion of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am into an extra day, Mickelson walked away with his fifth title …

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A Late Career Reminder from Ben Hogan

Hogan and 9-hole Time Machine Excites at ’67 Masters Only a week after emphasizing a point that Mickelson, Woods, and other older players will soon be eclipsed by a spectacular young generation, I find myself apologizing, even if it is true. There is, as a rule, a counterbalancing point to such all-or-nothing statements, and I …

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Tiger to Return

Tiger to Play the Safeway Tiger Woods says that it’s official. After months and months of nagging injuries, surgeries, and undoubtedly a series of head trips, the once greatest in the world will visit the Napa Valley soon for the Safeway Open. And why not? The fall in Napa, where the tournament will be featured …

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Ryder Captains-Who’s Best?

Tiger Woods and His Very Good Week

Ryder Captains and Old Legends What Have They Done for Me Lately Match play is a type of golf competition in which the U.S. seems to do all right most of the time. The Solheim has gone well lately, brushing aside that little debacle in Colorado a little over a year ago. The Westerners usually …

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Feherty and Golf’s Image

Humorist/Golfer Feherty Shines the Light on Golf’s Many Faces In history and its iconic literature, the fool is an important character, and the term doesn’t mean what the modern word means, In Shakespeare, the fool is more hip, more clever, and shines the light of commentary on all the self-images people are trying to sell. …

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Is This Spieth’s Masters?

Twenty-Two Year Old Spieth Leads into Sunday I was interested in an article published today that may or may not have fallen for the oldest trick in the book – assuming that a person who heads into the final round of the Masters with a lead of a few strokes is a shoe-in to take …

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Learn from the Masters

The Masters Playing at the Masters Thoughts about the Generations Playing Together  It was James Agee who wrote the text to “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” and although he was researching a poor cross-section of the American population, and how they toiled in a difficult existence, the phrase works for many situations, even professional …

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More Ryder Fall-out

  More Ryder Fall-out, and Stacy in Perfect Position     I usually, and sometimes mistakenly, think of men’s and women’s golf as two distinctly separate identities. However, as each new tid-bit comes out over the shipwreck that is the 2014 American Ryder Cup team and its lamentable showing in Scotland, I’m beginning to see …

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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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