Tag: U.S. Open

Missing Gene Littler

Gene Littler

Gene Littler Old School Gentleman, Competitor with Memorable Swing Gene Littler was in his heyday when I was just old enough to grab onto the game of golf. Many of my early heroes came from the PGA Tour of that era. At that age, we don’t perceive our favorite players in the same way we …

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Second Thoughts on USGA

USGA

Respect Issue Worse Than Previously Thought Between Players and USGA I don’t think that most golf fans have the relationship between all the golf organizations straight. I know I have trouble keeping it all in line. I’ve been to the home of the USGA, as cool a golf building as there has ever been, save …

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Koepka…Wins? Shinnecock Unfair?

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka Wins the U.S. Open Again, but What a Course Well, there we have it. The U.S. open, all those great golfers, and not a single one of them could manage four days under par, not even the winner, Brooke Koepka. The USGA actually apologized for the Shinnecock course after the third round. People …

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Venerable Shinnecock Has Some Problems

Shinnecock Golf Club

On Eve of U.S. Open, Cultural and Logistical Barriers to Overcome for Shinnecock This year marks the fourth time in which the U.S. open, second of the PGA’s majors, will be played at the venerable old Shinnecock Golf Club. I don’t mean to make it sound as if the course is decrepit. It’s not, in …

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Devoted Fan Dies at U.S. Open

Golf Fan Marshall “Chick” Jacobs Lost His Wife of 68 Years Three Days Before Erin Hills With all the excitement of two tournaments going down to the wire with the PGA and LPGA last week, a reminder surfaced that not all of importance is written on the leaderboard or in the stats column. Seven years …

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Koepka, Henderson Win Majors

Good Day for North American Champions, Brooks Koepke and Brooke Henderson for PGA and LPGA A lot of golf took place today, in majors of both tours. They were each characterized by valiant, nervy winners representing Canada and the U.S., but the tournaments could not have ended up in greater contrast. For the men, it …

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U.S. Open’s Erin Hills – Rough

Year After Chambers Bay, Still Fighting About the Rough It is difficult to recall any golf course that has undergone more abuse than Chambers Bay did last year when the U.S. Open headed toward the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Open, perhaps in a struggle to gain the iconic identity possessed by other golf majors, seems …

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U.S. Open – I Could Qualify?

U.S. Open

To Qualify for the U.S. Open Remember That Open Isn’t as Easy as it Seems I’ve always known that there is a qualifying process for a major tournament such as the U.S. Open. It’s different from an invitation – yes, I know that, too. I understand that the Masters doesn’t work that way. No one …

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Chilean Teen Going to Masters

Masters

Toto Gana wins Latin American Open, Gets Masters Invite Getting up this morning I thought, “What’s going on in the golf world that I’d love to talk about today?” That’s not always an easy question, because we’re between pro tour seasons, college teams are in hibernation for a little while, and there’s freezing rain all …

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Grand Slam Fever

bobby jones grand slam

Here We Go Again – Another Grand Slam?   The golf year has reached its halfway point, and as usual, did not disappoint. We even have a little bit of the elixir that comes around every few years, but not so much lately – the expectation that someone within the PGA field can win golf’s …

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