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Let youth be served at the Masters

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Last weekend Lexi Thompson became the second youngest player to ever win a women’s major, capturing the Kraft-Nabisco at the ripe old age of 19 years and 55 days. Thompson’s win came on the heels of a third place showing at the 2013 Evian, the LPGA Tour’s fifth major. This weekend, PGA Tour winner Jordan […]

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The Masters: who are you rooting for – and against?

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Like any fan, I suppose that you have those players who you root for – and possibly against! I know that I do and, as each round is completed, my list of potential heroes and villains becomes clearer still. My cliffs notes version for who I root for, and against, is as follows: For – […]

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Adam Scott will do anything to win majors

August 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Adam Scott seems to many like the nicest guy, but to me he is a scoundrel who will go to any lengths to win. A few years ago Steve Williams, his caddy, made racially insensitive remarks about Tiger Woods, his former employer. Many felt that Williams comments were so bad that Scott should definitely fire […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Jason Day’s day is coming

June 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Forget about all of the other young guns you have been reading about. Jason Day, 25, is unquestionably the second best player in the majors under the age of 30 – and that makes him second best in the world among the younger set as well. In his last nine starts in the majors, Day’s […]

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CapelleonGolf celebrates announcement of the anchoring ban

May 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Today is a day for rejoicing, for dancing in the streets and singing “Anchoring is dead.” Glen Nager of the USGA delivered a near perfect statement early this morning on why his organization and the R&A decided to ban anchoring. The only improvement would have been to make Rule 14-1B effective immediately, or by the […]

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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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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

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

PGA Championship final round preview

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

The 16 – a progress report Rory McIlroy has a three shot lead going into the final round and wouldn’t it be great for him to proceed to victory so this ridiculous streak of 16 winners in the last 16 majors can be mercifully brought to an end. The 54 hole scores of the 11 […]

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At the PGA it is Us versus Them

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Is it the job that makes the announcers root for players who hate the long putter, or do they genuinely pull for those players who use one? I wonder, because I just heard Brandel Chamblee say, “Everybody is pulling for Adam Scott to make a comeback.” I am not, and I suspect there are others, […]

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