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Lexi Thompson? Again?

Lexi Thompson Suffers Another Penalty Flap If I were of a more superstitious nature and from a more superstitious time, I would recommend sending Lexi Thompson to the local Shaman, Voodoo Priestess, or whatever sort of spiritual healer she feels the closest to. If this were the old, very old days, I might suspect that …

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Lexi and Her Miserable, Horrible Great Year

Two-foot Putts are Everywhere in Life. It was a Real One for Lexi Thompson Every one of us, at some time in our lives, has been faced with a two-footer, even those who have never set foot on a golf course (poor things). Sometimes the stakes aren’t nearly as titanic as we think they are, …

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Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Two (Three) Young Greats Duel for Indy Women in Tech, Sunday at the Brickyard There are a lot of interesting and odd things going on with the LPGA this weekend. Every week with the tour is interesting and odd, but I really mean it this week. First of all, there’s a new tournament being played …

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Life Dangerous at Top of Golf

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Members of Golf Profession Getting Dinged Left and Right Golf does not appear to be an inherently dangerous game, but what is dangerous to a golfer may only be an inconvenience for people in many other professions. A stubbed toe, an earache, back pain, a course marshall, or a stop watch can seriously “ding” anyone …

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And Now, the “Lexi Rule”

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Changes Have Been Made, but the Fossils are Far from Up to Date on the Lexi Rule  For a fan continuing to look at the Lexi Thompson situation, the whole incident hurts more this week than it did last week. Thompson herself has maintained poise and civility through the week, and it appears as though …

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LPGA’s Pressel Setting Example

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Morgan Pressel Throws Another Blow at Breast Cancer Morgan Pressel has been playing on the LPGA Tour for a while now. Many of us remember her as the youngest tournament champion in the tour’s history. I once called her a bully in the best sense of the word, meaning that she had the energy to …

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Canada & U.S. – Olympic Hopefuls

We have all watched the youth movement descend on the game of golf like a tsunami. There’s no way to avoid being impressed with a fourteen or fifteen-year old winning a sanctioned tour event, or rolling in the putt that changes history for the Solheim or Olympic Games. Stars in their late teens and early …

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Aggressive Golf

Aggressive Golf Is Exciting and Perilous Don’t Try This at Home Those of us at a certain age have watched a lot of golf in the past few decades, and we’ve seen a lot of power hitters winning tournaments, and even more importantly, looking great doing it. Particularly for men as a group, putting a …

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Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa’s Extraordinary Invitational Lorena Ochoa was one of the last week-in and week-out dominant players on the LPGA Tour, Mexico’s own answer to Annika Sorenstam, if you will. What she did after retiring from the Tour is equally remarkable. Opting for family, she opened her heart, invitational tournament, and foundation to underprivileged children. Now …

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Wie Impressive at Midpoint of Women’s US Open

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Can Wie Finally Win Big? It’s awfully tempting to get ahead of ourselves when we see one player take charge the way Michelle Wie did in the US Women’s Open on Friday. We saw it last week, on the same course with Martin Kaymer, and perhaps we’ll see a repeat. Getting ahead of ourselves, however, …

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