Tag: PGA

Successful 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, 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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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Good Golf, Good Works – Iconic Shriners Event The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is being held this week in Las Vegas at the TPC Summerlin. It is a sanctioned PGA event, but  not a typical one. If you despair about a shrinking concern for one another among human beings these days, tune in to …

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McIlroy and His Moment

McIIroy

Rory McIlroy Had Doubts About System, but Conquers It The pride of Northern Ireland, Rory McIlroy, said that he would let us know how he felt about the Tour Championship scoring system on Monday. Well, it’s Monday, and I’m having trouble believing that Rory will be too unhappy about the way things turned out. On …

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McIlroy Not So Sure about Championship Format

McIIroy

Rory McIlroy Has Serious Doubts about Tour Championship – But Then Again… To question the structure of a certain event, scoring system, or rules issue is not so uncommon among players. It happens all the time. However, this week is a big deal for the PGA’s year-ending “golforma.” It’s the final and largest moment of …

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The Open – First Day at Portrush

The Open

The Open Gets Underway at Portrush With List of Victims I grew up around seaside courses. I was also crazy about playing them as a kid. However, in those days, what a seaside course represented was the customary green fairways edged with green rough reinforced by a row of green trees. The links thing never …

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Pulling for Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie

Once Phenom Wie Suggests Early Retirement I have a special problem with the cosmos when it short circuits young people on a mission, by treating them as old people. Many of us have followed the Michelle Wie saga for decades, or at least it feels that way. We watched her take on the pressure of …

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Woodland Risks All for First Major

Woodland Risks All for First Major

Gary Woodland Goes For it, Takes U.S. Open Gary Woodland just won the first major of his career by outlasting the field for four days at the U.S. Open. He’s another one of those winners we didn’t necessarily see coming. Perhaps a few did, those who noticed that Woodland set a two day record at …

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Brooks Koepka Has ‘Major’ Stats With PGA Win

Brooks Koepka

 Koepka Sets Blistering Pace for Majors Take a look at the long-term record for Brooks Koepka. What you will find is a very nice golf career with a few significant victories on the world stage. He has compiled a body of work including six wins on the PGA Tour, five on the European, two on the …

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Pro Still a Pro, Teaching or Touring

The PGA Pro Championship Rounds Out Field for PGA Championship I’ve been looking at professional golf all my life, so why does this leaderboard appear in May of 2019 without a single name that I recognize? They ought to be out there on tour, shouldn’t they? The winner, Alex Beach, finished the four rounds at …

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