Tag: Woods

Golf Generations Come and Gone

Our Incomplete Golf Memories  with Passing of Generations is Sad As devotees of the game of golf, we try to hold on to former greatness. At times, we sort of remember, and sort of don’t. Of course, the game continues as new greats appear on the men’s and women’s tours. People we thought would endure …

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Snead, Woods? Give it Up

No Way Statistics Can Cover the Variables The world of statistics is vast, as we do our best to freeze into place precisely what an athlete has done against the competition of his or her own era. Statistics can even chart one’s excellence in competition with the self, and how one’s game has enhanced itself …

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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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Mickelson Digs Deep, Prevails

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson Wins ‘Match’ in 22 Holes – Now We Reconsider the Idea  The match I did not watch appears to have come out as an interesting event after all. I was with Rory McIlroy in the belief that to pair Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in a grand match might have been a great …

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Ryder Cup 2018 Disaster

Ryder Cup 2018

Dysfunction at the Ryder Cup on Several Levels After all the anticipation of a breakthrough on European soil in  the 2018 Ryder Cup, the resulting American performance has been best described as a ‘beatdown.” It’s a perfect term for the epic collapse, worse than the 2014 debacle under Tom Watson that caused the formation of …

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Ryder Requires Social Poise, Great Golf

2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup Begins with a Gala at the Versailles Palace The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played between September 28 and 30, and that’s just the day after tomorrow. The mecca of match play, Friday and Saturday will be taken up with four matches of fourball (better ball) and foursome (alternate shot). The …

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Tiger, A Comeback for the Ages

Tiger

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship The news made its way around the golf world in seconds, and in some way or other, we all stopped to consider the import of what had happened. We may have evaluated it in part through our filters of “I don’t like him, “I have always liked him,” “Sometimes I …

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Making Sense of the Woods/Koepka Thing

Fans Rapt with Sudden Case of Armchair Psychology So, Brooks Koepka is our PGA winner, and he adds that victory to two U.S. Open triumphs. The man plays one whale of a game of golf, and for better or worse, he stopped the final step of Tiger Woods’ comeback last week. There is a certain …

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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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Why the Anxiety Over Wie and Woods?

So Much Public Angst for Two Great Golf Careers As a golfing culture, the U.S., Canada, Europe and numerous other spots around the globe are following their favorite players as if it’s a matter of life and death. When one adores competition, it can be fun to do that, but sometimes I think that we …

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