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

McIlroy’s big goal for 2013

January 7th, 2013 · No Comments

I have taken the liberty of setting Rory McIlroy’s big goal for 2013: Win the Masters and the British Open. Why not? All of the greats win multiple majors in one or more seasons as shown by the table of the seven most prolific major winners (6+) of the Modern Era (1958-now). The table shows […]

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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

Rory and Tiger going into 2013

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Going into the 1978 season, Tom Watson was clearly the number one player in the world, having beaten Jack Nicklaus twice to win two majors in 1977. Given that Watson was 28 and was on the rise, and that the Golden Bear was 38 and without a major since the 1975 PGA, it was also […]

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

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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Tags: The Game

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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Tags: The Majors

PLAYERS date remains a source of controversy

May 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Every year the debate over The PLAYERS May date is part of the pre tourney conversation: Should The PLAYERS Championship be held in its current date, or in March like it used to be prior to 2007? Since John Feinstein just argued for the March date on the Morning Drive, I am compelled to take […]

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Tags: Media Matters · PGA Tour

Bubba Golf wins the Masters

April 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Bubba Watson wins the 2012 Masters! Did you see this one coming? I sure didn’t because I believed Bubba, who said he would be very nervous, and the commentators, who also felt that his nerves would betray him. Shows what we know. And then there was that stat that said 19 of the last 21 […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Majors

Masters form chart for the final round

April 8th, 2012 · No Comments

A grand total of 19 winners in the last 21 Masters have come from the final group on Sunday. That means that you’d be crazy to bet on anyone but Phil Mickelson or Peter Hanson. Or, it could that this is one of those stats that, once mentioned, fails to predict the outcome. If you […]

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Tags: The Majors