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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

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

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

USGA: Take the target off Keegan Bradley’s back

December 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Before the USGA’s upcoming ban on anchoring, golf’s ruling body had yet to voice their true opinion on the practice. Because of this, a sizeable and vocal minority felt that wins by those who anchored should not be marginalized in any way. That all changed on November 28 when the USGA not only banned the […]

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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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On asterisks and Nicklaus’ senior records

October 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Tom Callahan, in his profile of Ernie Els in the November issue of Golf Digest, included a table listing the leaders in longevity – that is, the time between a player’s first and last major titles. Jack Nicklaus is first at 24 years, followed by Gary Player at 19 years. Harry Vardon was third at […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

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 Tour courses tougher than Euro Tour layouts

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments

While discussing match ups for the upcoming Ryder Cup matches this AM on Morning Drive, Gary Williams compared Francisco Molinari’s GIR of 78.7% on the European Tour to Tiger Woods’ best of 75.2% in 2000 while building his case for the Italian. The trouble is that this is a classic case of apples to oranges. […]

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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