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Entries from April 2013

The Yin and Yang of Tiger Woods’ massive effort to win majors

April 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

“He (Woods) is maybe trying a little too hard.”  Mark O’Meara, GC, 4/19/13 Tiger Woods won majors because he tried so hard to win them. This was his greatest strength. He our practiced, out tried and, as a result, outplayed his rivals, willing in those crucial putts that make the difference between a W and […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Poll shows that the fans oppose anchoring

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

I hate it when the announcers at Golf Channel say stuff like “Everyone in golf is so happy that Adam Scott won the Masters.” Such a proclamation is beyond presumptuous, and it completely misses how those of us  who hate anchoring really felt about his victory. I, for one, was rooting hard for Jason Day […]

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Tags: Polling Place · The Game · The Majors

Woods adds a 4t to his body of work in the majors at the 2013 Masters

April 16th, 2013 · 9 Comments

I discovered a story on Golf.com by the AP which featured this headline: “Woods leaves Masters empty-handed one more time.” I disagree, and I think Woods does to. Consider this from Woods: “I thought I really played well. … So overall it was a pretty good week.” So, while he didn’t win, Woods probably learned […]

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Adam Scott wins* Masters with the chicken wing stance

April 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Masters champion Adam Scott looks like an athlete with that slim waste and those rock hard biceps that rival Tiger Woods’ at his muscle shirted best. And he’s got that gorgeous golf swing that has long been the envy of his peers, that is better than Rory McIlroy’s much heralded action, and that enabled him […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Angel Cabrera set to punch his ticket to the Hall of Fame

April 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A player may or may not gain entrance to the Hall of Fame with two major titles. Take the cases of Andy North and John Daly, who have won two, but have little else to back up these wins on their resumes. As a result, neither will likely to ever be voted in unless North’s […]

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Tiger Woods record could have an asterisk now

April 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tiger Woods suffered one of the worst breaks of his career when his third shot into the 15th green rebounded off the flag and into the lake, turning an almost sure birdie into a bogey. Now, as if that was not bad enough, he’s been socked with a two shot penalty for taking an illegal […]

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Golf caught in the grips of Guan-mania

April 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments

You can hardly watch 20 minutes of Masters coverage on the Golf Channel before the conversation once  again turns back to 14 year old Chinese phenom Tianlang Guan. While many are gushing non-stop about his game, his maturity, his putting, etc., etc., I am not. The reason? He uses the anchored putter. Guan has admitted […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Playing for History at the 2013 Masters

April 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Tomorrow the real golf season begins at the Masters. “Who is you pick to win” is the most commonly asked question in the days leading up to the first round of play. In the days when Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods were in their prime, you could choose them and feel pretty good about your […]

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A tale of two Tigers – Woods the tour champion versus Woods the major winner

April 3rd, 2013 · 31 Comments

“Winning takes care of everything.” Tiger Woods uttered these words in a Nike commercial that began its run shortly after he wrapped up his latest W at Bay Hill ten days ago – and simultaneously set off a firestorm of criticism from the media. A sample from superstar scribe Rick Reilly: “Oh, they knew what […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack