Tag: PGA

Corey Conners – SO Qualified!

Canadian Conners Gets His First PGA Tour Win, and So Much More The Valero Texas Open was held this week at the TPC Course in San Antonio. I was afraid for a few minutes that I wouldn’t get to see the entire fourth round, but the interruption I expected was able to wait for a …

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Marijuana and Golf – Questions

Is the PGA Doping Policy Social, Legal, or Physical? Most of us saw enough of the marijuana culture when we were in college, unless we attended a school out of the mainstream of social norms. I can’t speak for other countries, but in the U.S., it was everywhere. Colleagues in my major, a public performance …

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McIllroy Does It His Way-Good Idea

Rory McIlroy Wins Players, Proves Road to Success Different for Everyone A lot of people, more every year, refer to the Players Championship as the ‘Fifth Major.’ Perhaps at some point, the lucrative event will actually become one, officially. The Players gets a lot of respect as an event, and almost everyone who plays at …

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Molinari and His New Confidence

Francesco Molinari Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational, “Arnie-Style” Up until two or three years ago, Francesco Molinari was only making a living playing golf. He did well, managing a fair number of top tens, but some switch has been flipped, and he is much more of a presence than one intent on gathering top tens. …

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The Phenomenon of Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

The Arnold Palmer Invitational Makes Us Take a Look Back The field has teed it up this week at Bay Hill in Orlando for a tournament bearing the name of someone so important that the game would be in the dark ages without him. I never met Arnold Palmer, and never got the opportunity to …

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Rules, Decorum, Tweets Dominate the Week

New Rules

War Over New Rules Obscuring the Game Rule changes occur once in a while, we all know that. And, from time to time, someone goofs up and incurs a penalty. In the old days, it didn’t happen so often that one might think it was the order of the day, but in the past few …

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Missing Gene Littler

Gene Littler

Gene Littler Old School Gentleman, Competitor with Memorable Swing Gene Littler was in his heyday when I was just old enough to grab onto the game of golf. Many of my early heroes came from the PGA Tour of that era. At that age, we don’t perceive our favorite players in the same way we …

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Kuchar and His Caddie Dilemma

Kuchar

The Unfortunate Exchange Between Matt Kuchar and David Ortiz As a teen, I had one of those jobs that almost all teens have. It was, as most of them are, rather thankless, but I did learn one lesson on a particular day when a person I was attending said to me, “I’ve got a tip …

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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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