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Entries from September 2012

Team USA poised to win first anchored putter assisted Ryder Cup*

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I will be rooting today for team USA, but not for Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, and Matt Kuchar, who have already made their mark on the 2012 Ryder Cup. After two days of play, the eight parings that featured one of these three players are 7-1, while the remaining eight matches have gone to the […]

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Rooting at the Ryder Cup

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

The opening of the Ryder Cup gave us an inkling of what team golf would be like, week after week. Squads of competing pros, crowds going nuts, and the loud and, at times, unseemly voices of partisan rooters transforming our staid pastime into one of those “other sports” that the game prides itself on not […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

The Ryder Cup: putting it into perspective

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

There is absolutely no question that the Ryder Cup has the greatest hype to play ratio of any sporting event – including the Super Bowl. It starts in the season before the Ryder Cup with the announcement of the captain (if not before), is present all during the season in which is held, gains momentum […]

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Is Tiger Woods really to blame for Team USA’s poor Ryder Cup record?

September 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tiger Woods, who’s overall record is 13-14-2 in the Ryder Cup, has shouldered much of the blame for Team USAs 2-5 record in golf’s biggest team event since he turned pro, as indicated by his remarks in yesterday’s press conference. “Certainly I am responsible for that, because I didn’t earn the points that I was […]

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Problems with the FedExCup

September 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Wow that was exciting! The good old FedExCup sure delivered again. Not. Yes, I am happy for Brandt Snedeker, one of golf’s nicest guys.  He finished off the game’s richest event in style with a closing 68 despite a water logged double bogey on the brutal par three sixth hole, and he putted like a […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Norman vs. Harmon for the biggest head in golf

September 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

And now, for the title of the personality with the biggest head in golf we have, in this corner, Greg Norman, the Great White Shark. In the other corner is Butch Harmon, instructor to the stars. Let’s start with Greg. Yesterday, while talking about the passing of the torch as the world’s best player, he […]

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Woods and the high cost of rivalries

September 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On Golf Channel’s Legendary Conversation special last night Jack Nicklaus sat at a table with Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. In aggregate, those three cost Nicklaus seven majors – the number Palmer won in his career. The total also showcases the high cost that superstar rivals can have on a player’s career. To […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game · Tiger vs. Jack

McIlroy is quickly mastering the art of the W

September 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rory McIlroy’s latest triumph at the BMW Championship has made it clear that he is quickly mastering the art of winning. ”The more you put yourself in this position, and the more you win and the more you pick up trophies, it becomes normal. And it feels like this is what you’re supposed to do.” […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game · Tiger vs. Jack

Simpson and the Hot Putter Factor

September 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Question: If someone told you that a player hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation in the first round of the BMW Championship at Pete Dye’s Crooked Stick (with a par of 72), what would you think would be the best that he could shoot? A scrambling round of 71? Possibly a 69 or 68 […]

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Bradley’s argument makes no sense

September 6th, 2012 · No Comments

I am not so concerned about the health of those who manufacture putters because they have already made far more money than they should from constantly upgrading, changing, and marketing their never ending lines of “must have” products to gullible golfers – and they will continue to do so. Still, Keegan Bradley is afraid for […]

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