Tag: Spieth

An Apology (of sorts) to Thomas Pieters

Thomas Pieters

From All Those Horrible Americans to Thomas Pieters I have to admit it, we Americans are a handful. Not only are we overly self-expressed at moments in which a little restraint might be a nice idea, but some of us move about the country and the world with an undeserved swagger. Sometimes we mistake a golf …

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Some Fans Turning Good Competition Sour

Some Fans Turning Good Competition Sour

Those of Us Who Know the Least Often Unleash Dark Side on Competition We are almost a week away from an impressive Masters tournament, in which a good share of the greatest golfers each had a shot at it, and came up short. This was due to Patrick Reed’s nerves of steel and gifted shot-making …

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Masters Winners Have Good Nerves – No Exceptions

Masters Winners

 Patrick Reed Shows Great Nerves, Holds Off Best at Masters I had to stop and think about how long I’ve been watching this tournament. It comes well over half a century, and I don’t believe that I’ve ever missed a year. Still, as an adult, I don’t watch the Masters in the same way I …

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Which is the Great Generation?

Great Generation?

Generational Competition is Nonsense, But I’ll Weigh in on the Great Ones I have always been offended, if sometimes only slightly, by generational comparisons of men’s golf.  Women are more inclined to revere their former greats. At other times, I am more than a little offended. It is as though a casual observer of one …

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Spieth Flips Switch at Open

Spieth Legend Takes Shape One Major at a Time This week, we learned that it’s never a good idea to give the olive wreath to anyone too early in the weekend. We reminded ourselves of the precariousness involved in maintaining a three shot lead coming into Sunday. We watched once more as British courses wreaked …

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Things Looking British for Spieth

Some Say Spieth Too Far Ahead, Sure to Win Open – But It’s Golf For anyone who believes that great men’s golf went out the window with Tiger Woods, you’re just not paying attention. There there, it’s all right. They said the same thing after Jack, Gary, and Arnold – and those fans weren’t paying …

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Hit a Sand Wedge Like Spieth?

h1>Spieth Makes Art of the Sand Wedge and Wins Travelers – But What About the Rest of Us? When Jordan Spieth won his first PGA event, the John Deere Classic, not too many years ago, he did it by holing out a bunker shot. Last weekend, he did the same thing at the Travelers Championship. …

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The Next Tiger? Nope

Candidates Vying to Become Tiger Wood’s Heir are Faltering Maybe it’s because this generation and mine grew increasingly fond of immediate gratification. Mine lived through the era of the big three in golf, and were loathe to give it up. Such was its power that we searched high and low for the heir apparent. Then …

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Golf – Chokes and Meltdowns

Everyone Does It, Don’t Handle it Same Way The art of choking, especially on the golf course, is not limited to a weekend at a local municipal. The “choke” has been experienced by pretty much golfer who ever completed an 18 hole round, or by anyone who has ever played a match or tournament of …

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Don’t Demonize Spieth

Pressure Gets to Everyone By now, everyone who follows professional golf knows what happened Sunday in the 2016 Masters. A tournament featuring high winds, the yips, and slow play warnings emitted a touch of anxiety above and beyond the normal bar of tangling with Augusta. We watched Ernie Els tailspin into the yips in a …

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