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Entries from February 2010

Titleist’s In Your Face Marketing

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Does in your face, super repetitive marketing bother you? I know it bugs me, and there is no worse offender than Titleist. About 11:40 ET I tried to log on PGATour.com to check out the leaderboard for the W.M. Phoenix Open but their server was down. I then tried the Golf Channel’s leaderboard and met […]

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Tags: The Game

Woods is Finally Working on his Game

February 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods was a 30 handicapper of life who refused to get lessons. Now he is seeking instruction. After 45 days in therapy, he’s cut his handicap to 26. And yet, despite his  obvious progress, the media expects him to play now like a scratch player. That’s a bit premature. Woods has serious and deep […]

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Tiger Woods Coming Out of Hiding on Friday

February 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tiger Woods ran into the tree on November 27, then scurried off into hiding. Eighty-four days later he is coming out of hiding at a press conference scheduled for Friday at 11am at PGA Tour headquarters. It will be telecast on the Golf Channel. Over the next couple of days you’ll be reading and hearing […]

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Tags: Media Matters · The Game

Johnson Dusts Off the Field at Pebble Beach

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Dustin Johnson Overpowers the Field For those who have been missing Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson did a good imitation with his power game as he turned the Monterey Peninsula’s par fives into par fours. Despite his long and accurate shots into the par fives, Johnson was leaking oil, having bogeyed 17 to go three over […]

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Tags: PGA Tour

PGA Tour and CBS/Golf Channel Rig Pairings for John Daly

February 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The three possible combinations for playing Pebble Beach in the AT&T are (assuming a player makes the 54 hole cut) -  rounds 1 and 4, 2 and 4, or 3 and 4. When the players who make the cut are done with the third round, all will have played each of the three courses – […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Pet Peeves Part 2: Television Coverage

February 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In part one I talked about pet peeves among players and people in golf. This second installment focuses on TV coverage. Bogus swing analysis The slow motion replays of players’ swings are great, but they typically come only after a poor shot. The announcer will then spout off some cliche explaining why the shot went […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Pet Peeves Part 1: People and Players

February 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Announcers on Fred Couples On October 3 of last year Fred Couples (he is listed as FRED at the PGA Tour) turned 50. Finally these announcers will start calling him by his name, not by that silly sounding Freddy, which has made him seem like a little kid for the last 20 odd years. PS: […]

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Tags: Golf in General

Fowler Shows Us his A Game in San Diego

February 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

The San Diego Open (sorry, but as a native of San Diego, I just can’t get into that last second name change) had, in some ways the feel of a mini major, perhaps because the event is played at Torrey Pines, which hosted the Open in 2008. I could also be biased considering that Torrey […]

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Tags: Challengers · PGA Tour