Category Archives: PGA Tour

My Masters Memory Bank

I look forward to a lot of golf tournaments, and I really enjoy watching the majors. But nothing compares to how I feel about watching the Masters. It’s a rite of spring for me and I don’t feel like my … Continue reading

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They Said What?

I was watching the Shell Houston Open on Friday, and the announcers were discussing Phil Mickelson’s improved putting. He has improved remarkably, going from way down in the putting rankings to near the top. In the course of this discussion, … Continue reading

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Golf Is A Game Of Redemption

Golf stories are often about the game’s redeeming qualities, about how the game brought someone back from the brink, restoring faith in self and others. Maybe it’s because golf is a constant struggle to get back on track. Each tee … Continue reading

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Any Given Course On Any Given Day

Arnold Palmer was on The Golf Channel’s┬áMorning Drive Thursday morning and mentioned that they had changed the 4th and 16th holes at Bay Hill back to par 5’s for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. They had been par 5’s that were … Continue reading

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The Big W

While watching the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club I saw the palm trees forming that big W behind the 7th green. I’ve seen it before, and it always reminded me of the Big W in the 1963 movie It’s … Continue reading

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There’s Rocks In Them There Hills

The recent AT&T Championship (Champions Tour) was won convincingly by a reinvigorated, relatively pain-free Freddie Couples on a brand spanking new golf course – the Canyons Course at the J.W. Marriott resort in San Antonio. It’s the same complex that … Continue reading

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Anchors Away?

I think I’ve noticed a subtle shift in the way the long putter debate is being framed. When the recent run of long putter wins began, including Adam Scott winning with the sweeper and Keegan Bradley winning with the belly … Continue reading

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Process, Outcome, and Tiger Woods

It’s a truism that we play our best golf when we stay in the moment, don’t get ahead of ourselves, and focus on the process of play rather than the outcome. If we stay focused on the shot at hand … Continue reading

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A Trip Back To 1976 Greensboro

One Sunday in the spring of 1976 my wife, myself, and a fellow intern headed from Durham to Greensboro to take in the final round of the Greater Greensboro Open. As most of you probably know, the GGO went on … Continue reading

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How Hard Should It Be?

Phil Mickelson attracted attention saying that the course redesign at the Atlanta Athletic Club created a course that was good for the tournament but bad for the members. He particularly thought the course was too long for the average golfer. … Continue reading

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