Tag: PGA

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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Li Penalty at Dubai Questioned

Li

Haotong Li Suffers Two-Stroke Penalty for Caddie Lining Up His Player Those of us who play in the golf world whenever we can were somewhat relieved to see some updating of the game’s rules in recent months. For years, we’ve watched as “trivial” or more politely “peripheral” penalties are called on players, costing all kinds …

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Reavie, Potter, Swafford – Aliens Among Us

Reavie, Potter and Swafford Not Exactly a Youth Movement, but Emerging When we talk about the youth movement in golf, my mind goes to the LPGA where youth can mean mid-teens (See Lydia Ko: Canadian Open). I have fallen into a misguided assumption that if a pro on the PGA gets into his thirties and …

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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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Suzy Whaley – Game for a Lifetime As PGA Head

Player, Teacher, Administrator Whaley Has Done It All – Now Heads PGA of America When PGA of America recently held their meeting to settle on a new president, they had a choice about criteria. It’s the same choice giant corporations have – do we want someone who is an incredible business person, leader, organizational genius, …

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Cameron Champ New Big Hitter on Tour

Cameron Champ

Insane Off the Tee Champ Wins First PGA Earlier today, I read an account of the early 2000s, when Tiger Woods was the most consistently high quality driver in the business. Some mention was made of other beasts like John Daly, but he was a little different. Driving outrageous distances was a cornerstone  of the …

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Miller Retiring from Booth, Famous for No Filter

Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller Straightforward, Entertaining, Not Always Cool I remember Johnny Miller in the mid-70s. He was hot property then, and was always on the heels of Jack Nicklaus in the rankings, Miller had a few magic years that produced 25 wins and 2 majors, including the ’73 U.S. Open. Once those days were passed, he …

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Tiger, A Comeback for the Ages

Tiger

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship The news made its way around the golf world in seconds, and in some way or other, we all stopped to consider the import of what had happened. We may have evaluated it in part through our filters of “I don’t like him, “I have always liked him,” “Sometimes I …

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Tony Finau is What’s New for Ryder

Tony Finau

Finau Brings Unlikely Story to Potential Greatness Jim Furyk has made his final pick for the Ryder Cup team, and all the evidence suggests that he made the right selection, hands down.Along with a host of veterans ready to take on Europe in Paris in a few weeks, rookies Bryson de Chambeau and Justin Thomas …

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Herman Keiser and the ’46 Masters

Herman Keiser

Little Known Herman Keiser Wins 1946 Masters Digging around in the lesser known byways of golf history can be a lot of fun, as one runs into a lot of new names, places, and events. We realize at those times how detailed the game’s history is, despite the fact that we thought we knew a …

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