Tag: Open

Golf in Iceland Makes Its Way

COURSES, CLUBS, AND PROS FROM ICELAND GAINING RECOGNITION We are all familiar with the adage that Greenland and Iceland should have had their names reversed. Amid the volcanic rock strewn throughout the volcano-laden island, green is abundant – and so is links golf. The country hasn’t been on the world’s golf stage for very long, …

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Peter Thomson Dies – Called Royalty

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Australian Great Thomson Dies at 88, Took on World’s Best Around the time Peter Thomson was taking on all comers from the world’s best golfers, I was just beginning to enter the golf world as a player and spectator. I recognized the name, and remember several of his winning appearances, but I wasn’t quite old …

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U.S. Women’s Open Versus the Weather

Muscle Shoals Will Host the Open, If It can Stay Dry Every type of terrain in the United States can point to a jewel or two in terms of golf courses – sometimes more. However, since the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was finished, Alabama comes in second to no one.  There are even a …

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Brooke Henderson Wins McKayson – Safety an Issue

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While Wind Blows at Christchurch, Brooke Henderson Blows by the Field The normal news out of the LPGA this week is that the McKayson New Zealand Open came and went, and can be put into the books as a successful event. True, the whole thing almost blew away in the process, but that’s not the …

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Jutanugarn and the Muni’s Nightmare

Ariya Jutanugarn Blows Herself Out of British Without Taking an Extra Step Ariya Jutanugarn is the first Thai golfer to win a major championship. Everyone at Kingsbarns knows that. She was going to be a contender for the title at the Rico Women’s British Open this week in Scotland. Everybody was pretty sure of that, …

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Spieth Flips Switch at Open

Spieth Legend Takes Shape One Major at a Time This week, we learned that it’s never a good idea to give the olive wreath to anyone too early in the weekend. We reminded ourselves of the precariousness involved in maintaining a three shot lead coming into Sunday. We watched once more as British courses wreaked …

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Things Looking British for Spieth

Some Say Spieth Too Far Ahead, Sure to Win Open – But It’s Golf For anyone who believes that great men’s golf went out the window with Tiger Woods, you’re just not paying attention. There there, it’s all right. They said the same thing after Jack, Gary, and Arnold – and those fans weren’t paying …

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Ko Evokes Childhood Memories

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Lydia Ko Films Great Commercial for New Event The sponsors who are putting together a new golf tournament in New Zealand knew just what they were doing. This September, the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open will be added to the calendar, and considering the scheduling and course problems the PGA is experiencing with Arnold Palmer’s …

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Chilean Teen Going to Masters

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Toto Gana wins Latin American Open, Gets Masters Invite Getting up this morning I thought, “What’s going on in the golf world that I’d love to talk about today?” That’s not always an easy question, because we’re between pro tour seasons, college teams are in hibernation for a little while, and there’s freezing rain all …

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What Makes Park Tick?

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British Open Winner Park Shows Long-term Greatness Despite the sensational play of Lydia Ko on several occasions in the past year and beyond, Inbee Park is the top player in the world of women’s golf, and she spent the past week at Turnberry in Scotland to remind us of the fact. Winning the Open isn’t …

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