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Woods and others seeking to make history at Merion

June 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Merion Golf Club is stepped in history, it being the site of the final leg of Bobby Jones’ Grand Slam, Ben Hogan’s comeback win in the 1951 U.S. Open, and Lee Trevino’s playoff victory over Jack Nicklaus in the 1971 U.S. Open, among others. It is therefore fitting that a number of players will be […]

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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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Golf Channel’s rankings go beyond major wins only

January 25th, 2013 · 8 Comments

It has long been assumed that if Tiger Woods passes Jack Nicklaus in majors won that he will be automatically become the Best Ever. This follows the logic that players should be ranked in order of major victories. Interestingly enough, however, this logic does not apply in ranking the All-Time Greatest golfers from the third […]

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Golf Channel chooses the 16 All Time Greatest Players

January 23rd, 2013 · 8 Comments

Golf Channel is running an online tournament featuring the 16 greatest players of all time. Randall Mell wrote the article introducing the event, but I suspect that the players were ranked by the Golf Channel’s panel of “experts.” The players appear in brackets on their site, so I shuffled them to create Golf Channel’s Top […]

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Anchored Putter Roundup

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

As the day is hopefully nearing when the USGA and R&A announce that anchoring the putter to your body is now illegal, the infernal practice continues to make the news. Last Thursday Arnold Palmer reiterated his stance on anchoring on Morning Drive. “I am for taking it away,” said Palmer. “There is not a place […]

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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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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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Golf Channel’s great anchoring debate

August 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Last night Golf Channel held a special on long putters and anchoring. The show featured clips from various members of the golf world and a little back and forth between the GC’s commentators that showed how clearly divided the golf world is on this issue. The GC’s Todd Lewis kicked things off when he said […]

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Ernie Els’ belly putter aided win has a huge impact on golf history

July 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments

The historical ramifications of the anchored putting method are, in the wake of Ernie Els victory at the Open, now ramping up at a geometrical rate. At last year’s PGA Keegan Bradley became the first player to win a major using a belly putter, thereby denying journeyman Jason Dufner a major championship. Then, at last […]

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