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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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Perspectives on golf’s 2012 season

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Its time for the first annual Capelle On Golf Year-In-Review. The emphasis is on the majors and a few other noteworthy events. For many fans, myself included, the season begins with the Farmers at Torrey Pines thanks, in large part, to those gorgeous shots of the La Jolla coastline from the blimp. Kyle Stanley lost […]

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Tags: Golf in General · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

2012: The year of the dreaded others

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments

When pros play, they seldom make more than a bogey, and those dreaded “others” – triple bogeys or worse, are as rare as the proverbial dodo bird. At the Masters there was 1 other in every 373 holes among those who played 72 holes,. At the U.S. Open, it was 1 in every 576 holes. […]

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How deep is the competition?

August 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Conventional wisdom has it that golf is now so competitive that anyone who makes the field has a chance to win. Well, we know that is not exactly true. The older champions at the Masters, all amateur qualifiers in the first three majors, and the club pros in the PGA all have no chance. Lowly […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

The 16 winners in 16 majors phenomenon

August 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I have been fascinated by this whole 16 different winners in the last 16 majors deal, which has been such a big topic of conversation. The big takeaway by most in the media is that the reason for so many different winners is the level of competition – that golf is in the age of […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

PGA is much more than the “fourth major”

August 7th, 2012 · No Comments

The PGA Championship deserves far more respect than it gets. In years past, it was felt that their venues were somewhat suspect. If so, then those that host the U.S. Open must be as well because 15 of the last 21 courses that have hosted the PGA have also been home to the U.S. Open. […]

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

Oosthuizen’s unusual putting problem

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Louis Oosthuizen is the fellow who scored that double eagle at this year’s Masters, only to lose a playoff to Bubba Watson. He also won the 2010 British Open by seven shots. And he’s got a gorgeous swing and unlimited potential. So, when Jay Townsend said, “I think Louie (Oosthuizen) questions his putting,” on Morning […]

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Open Notes: Tiger Woods’ game plan is well suited to Olympic

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments

In The Big Miss, Hank Haney expounded on Tiger Woods’ ongoing troubles with his driver – then concluded with this prediction: “Unless he finds some kind of late-career fix with the driver, Tiger’s best chances in majors will come with firm, fast running fairways that will allow him to hit irons off the tee. Of […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

Playing for History at the 2012 U.S. Open

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Much has been written about who will win the 36 hole tournament within a tournament among the much publicized pairing of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bubba Watson. Besides bragging rights and an edge going into the weekend, these three are playing for much more that “just” a U.S. Open. Tiger Woods Woods’ fifteenth major […]

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Tags: The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

USGA resorts to gimmicky pairings

June 8th, 2012 · No Comments

The USGA’s pairings for next week’s U.S. Open at Olympic C.C. fail the fairness test – miserably. On 7:33am Thursday Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bubba Watson will meet on the NINTH tee to start their round, not the tenth, which is the customary starting point. (More on this in a future post).  Despite Mickelson’s […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors