Tag: PGA

Dow Finsterwald Still Practicing

50s and 60s Star Dow Finsterwald Still Loves the Game I think I’ve come upon the best trivia question possible to tell how devoted a golfer really is, and what his or her approximate age might be. All right then, here goes. Can you tell me who Dow Finsterwald is? Dow Finsterwald (I hear some …

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Im Wins Honda with Good Nerves

Sungjae Im Follows Jack’s Advice, Wins Honda Classic Everything about the Honda Classic played this past week was interesting. That includes the course, the top three players, and the broadcast booth. A particularly qualified analyst was brought in to discuss the day’s events. Jack Nicklaus donned the headset, and his advice couldn’t have been better. …

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McIlroy First to Nix Premiere Golf League

Rory McIlroy Says “No” to New Tour Requirements The Premiere Golf League has contacted multiple top PGA players around the world to see who wants to make ten million per tournament. On the face of it, that should be an easy question to answer, but as in all things that sound so attractive, there’s a …

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Nick Taylor Beats Pebble Beach – In Wind

Canadian Nick Taylor Scores Second Career Victory at Windy Pebble Beach¬† Canadian Nick Taylor turned pro about ten years ago, and although he has had good moments, not a lot of victories have come his way. Until this week, the first and last one was the Sanderson Farms¬† in 2015. How life can change in …

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Finau No Choker – Too Zen?

Analysis Abounds in Curious Case of Tony Finau Here we are, those of us who write a better game of golf than we play, assessing the ins and outs of Tony Finau’s mind. For us, losing can be as interesting as winning, as it invites all sorts of questions we don’t ask of the winner. …

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PGA Responds – Broadcasts, Charities

PGA Responds

PGA Streaming Rights Relocating, Charity Profile Heightened Perhaps this is all a coincidence, but with the recent talk of a rival tour featuring only the top players, the PGA has offered a public reminder of its presence, and what it does best. I’m not all that happy about the first one, despite being in the …

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Honoring the Passing of J.L. Lewis

J.L. Lewis

Two-time Winner on PGA Tour J.L. Lewis Passes Away at 59 I wasn’t up on all the PGA professionals during the 1990s and early 2000s. Being occupied elsewhere during that period, I don’t know how many among the weekly field I could name. If there is someone of whom I have not heard, that is …

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Matt Every Suspended for Prescription – Wrongly

Matt Every

Prescribed Marijuana Knocks Every Off Tour I tend to take a fairly conservative view of how things are done around the game of golf, despite whatever I might think of life off the course. When it comes to the game that shaped a lot of my youth, I am generally a little more old-school than …

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Successful Golf Expensive

Golf Expensive

Tour Golf Life Expensive, Difficult to Sustain and Balance I recall an interview with Padraig Harrington in which he was asked about problems on tour. He replied that as professional golfers, “we don’t really have problems.” The comment was right for the specific situation under discussion, so it made sense then. However, I’m sure Harrington …

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Chase Koepka – There’s Another One

Chase Koepka

Chase Koepka, Brooks’ Younger Brother Playing in Europe   As golf fans, we know a lot about Brooks Koepka. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be real golf fans. He’s everywhere, he contends everywhere, and when it comes to majors, he wins almost everywhere lately. Now that his star has risen, the muscular but surgical player …

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