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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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Woods fully primed now to win majors

May 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

After capturing The PLAYERS, Tiger Woods has now done everything on his comeback BUT win a major. His other three wins this year were impressive – any win is – but they came on his pet tracks in regular PGA Tour events at Torrey Pines, Doral, and Bay Hill, courses that are perfectly suited to […]

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The Yin and Yang of Tiger Woods’ massive effort to win majors

April 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

“He (Woods) is maybe trying a little too hard.”  Mark O’Meara, GC, 4/19/13 Tiger Woods won majors because he tried so hard to win them. This was his greatest strength. He our practiced, out tried and, as a result, outplayed his rivals, willing in those crucial putts that make the difference between a W and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Phil “Lefty” Mickelson was all right

February 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Phil Mickelson opened the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a 59.5, his 25 foot putt on his final hole dipping half way into the cup before completing a 270 degree lip out. He followed this up with rounds of 65, 64, and 67 on the par 71 TPC Scottsdale course to notch his fourth wire-to-wire […]

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