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

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

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

On Short Putts: The Thrill is Gone

March 18th, 2013 · 7 Comments

I have a long history watching golf, having begun my career as a fan and player in 1960. During the Nicklaus Era I remember that short putts were full of suspense. While Jack Nicklaus seemed to make every one under three feet (something that Deane Beman swears to), other top pros routinely missed these shorties. […]

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Tiger Woods shows off his slow play advantage

March 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The rules officials allow Tiger Woods to play as slowly as he wants to. Exhibit A came on the fourth hole at Doral in yesterday’s third round of the Cadillac Championship. After blasting his long first putt 18 feet past the cup, Tiger got it in his mind that he was not going to take […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game

Would you miss Tim Clark?

March 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Would any of you miss Tim Clark if he dropped off the tour after the ban takes effect, or even before? I sure wouldn’t. In fact, I have now put him just ahead of Keegan Bradley on the top of my list of golfers we never need to see again. Clark, as you probably know, […]

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Capelle On Golf Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

February 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today marks the fifth anniversary of my first post at Capelle On Golf. Wow, has that gone by fast! So much has taken place in the last half decade. Tiger Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open on a bum leg. Paddy won two while he was gone, giving him three majors. Phil and Ernie each […]

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

Bifurcation and anchoring: The forgotten third group

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

All of this talk about anchoring and bifurcation assumes that there are only two categories of golfers – pros and amateurs. Those in favor of bifurcation don’t mind that the pros can’t anchor. However, they believe that those beleaguered amateurs with frayed nerves and bad backs must be allowed to anchor their putters or else […]

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