Tag: Nicklaus

Golf in Tahiti

Golf in Tahiti

Tahiti Golf in Paradise I Wonder If I Could Concentrate Enough to Play the Game I would think that most of us have a place in our minds, one place above all others where we would like to go someday – not to work, not to worry, and perhaps not even to go for any …

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Go Easy on the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Wars Nicklaus Goes Against Usual Thinking It’s Ryder Cup time again, and the testosterone is flowing in the streets on both sides of the continent. It is a natural component for all athletic competitors to include winning as a prerequisite for doing. We play everything to win, and in most cases, would meet …

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The Next Tiger? Nope

Candidates Vying to Become Tiger Wood’s Heir are Faltering Maybe it’s because this generation and mine grew increasingly fond of immediate gratification. Mine lived through the era of the big three in golf, and were loathe to give it up. Such was its power that we searched high and low for the heir apparent. Then …

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Golf, Boxing…Courage

Courage is Courage, No Matter Where In my young days, being in a performance profession, I used to stand in the wings sick to my stomach with fear, knowing that I had to go out and do it yet one more time. Every single night after the first Liston/Ali fight, I said the same thing …

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Jordan Spieth’s Big Picture

Jordan Spieth, The Greatest? For How Long? It has been several decades since a young Muhammad Ali screamed “I am the greatest!” and a lot of other prophesies at the world press. We know from ancient history what a dangerous habit that is, to declare one’s self the greatest before the fact, but funny thing …

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Nicklaus and the Ali Legacy

Nicklaus and the Ali Legacy

Golf Great Nicklaus to Receive First Ali Legacy Award It is only fitting that the first recipient of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award be the greatest golfer of his generation, and perhaps of all time, Jack Nicklaus. At first hearing, an individual such as Nicklaus receiving the award sounds like a disconnect. After all, what …

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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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Modern Greats-How Good?

Greats – Nicklaus to Spieth and Day-Comparable? As I divided my time between the Solheim competition and the BMW Championship today, I noticed an ad for a wristwatch featuring the great Jack Nicklaus. As he wandered through the annals of golf history’s peaks, much of them by his own making, he surveyed his realm like …

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Grand Slam Fever

bobby jones grand slam

Here We Go Again – Another Grand Slam?   The golf year has reached its halfway point, and as usual, did not disappoint. We even have a little bit of the elixir that comes around every few years, but not so much lately – the expectation that someone within the PGA field can win golf’s …

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Billy Casper Dies at 83

Billy Casper

   PGA Great, Billy Casper, Will Be Missed       It has been a difficult month for losing professional golfers who accompanied me through my early years. Last week, we lost Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barriers of the PGA Tour, and this week, William Earl Casper, better known as Billy, left us. …

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