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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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Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods Enhances Legend with Presidential Medal of Freedom With the well-earned hysteria over the 2019 Masters beginning to subside at last, the celebrations keep coming for Tiger Woods. One in particular caught my attention, not so surprising since the American president is an avid golfer. According to the White House, Tiger is to receive …

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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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