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Entries from July 2012

Oosthuizen’s unusual putting problem

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Louis Oosthuizen is the fellow who scored that double eagle at this year’s Masters, only to lose a playoff to Bubba Watson. He also won the 2010 British Open by seven shots. And he’s got a gorgeous swing and unlimited potential. So, when Jay Townsend said, “I think Louie (Oosthuizen) questions his putting,” on Morning […]

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Couples, Kite, and the long putter

July 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fred Couples famously said, “Whoop-di-doo,” when the FedEx Cup initially announced the playoffs, completely masking his obvious enthusiasm. In response to Couples victory in the Senior Open yesterday, I also say “Whoop-do-doo.” Who cares? Couples blew his chances to win the real majors long ago when his 26 top tens in resulted in ONE major […]

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Ernie Els’ belly putter aided win has a huge impact on golf history

July 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments

The historical ramifications of the anchored putting method are, in the wake of Ernie Els victory at the Open, now ramping up at a geometrical rate. At last year’s PGA Keegan Bradley became the first player to win a major using a belly putter, thereby denying journeyman Jason Dufner a major championship. Then, at last […]

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Will Woods employ the strategy Nicklaus’ used at the ’72 Open?

July 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

At the 1972 British Open, Jack Nicklaus’ followed a conservative strategy off the tee in the first three rounds using mostly irons to avoid the deep rough, much as he did in winning at the same Muirfield course in 1966. His strategy kept him close through 36 holes as he trailed Lee Trevino by a […]

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Adam Scott is poised to steal the Claret Jug

July 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

After playing 27 bogeyless holes in seven under par, Adam Scott came up for air on the thirteenth where he made a bogey, then parred the final five holes to take a four shot lead over Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker going into the final round of the British Open. One shot further back is […]

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Woods well positioned to win his 15th at the Open

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

After taking the 36 hole lead at the U.S. Open, only to fail miserably, Woods wasted no time in placing himself, and his possibly fragile psyche, on the line again by shooting his way into solo third after two rounds at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s. So, although Woods trails Brandt Snedeker by four shots, […]

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Telegraph operator Scott Van Pelt must go!!!

July 20th, 2012 · No Comments

“Well, you heard a roar a moment ago, said ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. Then they showed Adam Scott’s 40 foot putt on the tenth hole – and as it approached the cup, Van Pelt added that “I think we gave away the ending. Ha ha!” If ESPN is going to show momentarily delayed shots, as […]

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Woods goes low at the Open

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods is on his Game After 14 holes Curtis Strange said that “Tiger has played flawlessly from tee to green.” Indeed he had, and he finished the day with 15 GIR and with 13 of 14 fairways hit while fashioning a tidy little 67. That one miss could have been his undoing after he […]

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It’s time to end golf’s Age of Parity

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Will the much talked about streak of 15 different winners in the last 15 majors be broken at this week’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s? Or will parity continue to rule? Well, we know that recent U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson will not break the streak because he is staying home for […]

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Tiger Woods seeks to end drought at the Open

July 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s British Open week and time to focus on those juicy story lines. Will Englishmen Lee Westwood or Luke Donald win his first major in England? Will Open weather appear? How is Lytham & St. Anne’s playing? And the answers are no, yes, and difficult. Now let’s get to story that’s first and foremost on […]

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