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Entries from October 2012

On asterisks and Nicklaus’ senior records

October 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Tom Callahan, in his profile of Ernie Els in the November issue of Golf Digest, included a table listing the leaders in longevity – that is, the time between a player’s first and last major titles. Jack Nicklaus is first at 24 years, followed by Gary Player at 19 years. Harry Vardon was third at […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Ryder Cup fails the Nicklaus Test

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On this morning’s Morning Drive Annika Sorenstam uncorked this gem: “There is nothing like the Ryder Cup. Everyone was there.” What about these international super-stars, each of whom would have been a strong addition to either team? WGR #6 – Adam Scott, the runner-up at this year’s British Open, wasn’t there #12 – Louis Oosthuizen, […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Miracle in Medinah AND The Choke in Chicago

October 1st, 2012 · 4 Comments

There were two teams competing for the 2012 Ryder Cup, and two very distinct stories, so this series of observations deserves a two sided headline Kaymer makes putt for a winning tie! When Martin Kaymer made a six footer on the 18th to beat Steve Sticker, he locked up a tie, and with it, a […]

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Tags: The Game · Tiger vs. Jack