Tag: PGA

Tiger, A Comeback for the Ages

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

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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Making Sense of the Woods/Koepka Thing

Fans Rapt with Sudden Case of Armchair Psychology So, Brooks Koepka is our PGA winner, and he adds that victory to two U.S. Open triumphs. The man plays one whale of a game of golf, and for better or worse, he stopped the final step of Tiger Woods’ comeback last week. There is a certain …

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Bellerive Has Issues, But Not to Worry

Bellerive Has Served as Major Course Before, but Nature Making Play Tough My mind wasn’t really calibrated for another major so soon after the men’s and women’s British Opens, but here we are at the final one of the year, the PGA. In recent seasons, the PGA has taken things off the beaten track, and …

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Saying Goodbye to Jarrod Lyle

Australian Golfer Lyle Goes into Palliative Care after Fighting Leukemia Thinking back to all the times in which we lost icons of the golf world, each one of them hurts all over again by being revisited. It doesn’t matter how far back it goes. There is something so incapacitating about losing someone you admire in …

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Immelman Bowing Out – Gracefully

Trevor Immelman

Trevor Immelman Takes Up Broadcasting In this, the week leading up to the Open, that major where we see all those qualified players we haven’t seen in a while on a course that is double scary from drought, I found myself casting about for something to say about the game of golf. There is no …

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Molinari, Park Win on Wild Weekend

Italian Molinari and Korean Park Provide Great Shots, Surprises Abound on Both Tours I was a double tournament watcher this weekend, and I suspect that I wasn’t alone. The men were playing the Quicken Loan National in the D.C. area, the last year of the tournament after the corporation switched its sponsorship for an upper …

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Peter Thomson Dies – Called Royalty

Peter Thomson

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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Second Thoughts on USGA

USGA

Respect Issue Worse Than Previously Thought Between Players and USGA I don’t think that most golf fans have the relationship between all the golf organizations straight. I know I have trouble keeping it all in line. I’ve been to the home of the USGA, as cool a golf building as there has ever been, save …

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