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TIGER WOODS’ BIG DREAM QUIETLY COMES TO AN END

August 15th, 2015 · No Comments

At 8:18 CT Tiger Woods finished his second round of the PGA with a par to shoot a 4 over score of 148. He needed to shoot 146 (or better) to make the cut. With this most recent missed cut Woods has completed his 30s with 14 majors, 4 short of Jack Nicklaus’ record. As […]

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Time to Make Some History at the PGA!

August 13th, 2015 · No Comments

The majors are always about making history, and the four players who can make the most significant impact on the record book are Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson, and Phil Mickelson. Spieth – If he wins his W-W-4t-W year in the majors would, IMO, be the best in the Modern Era (1958-now). Woods won […]

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Rickie Fowler to join Nicklaus and Woods at the PGA?

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Rickie Fowler has finished 5t, 2t, and 2t in the first three majors, setting himself up for the calendar year Top 5 Slam. So what, you say? No W? What is the big deal? Well, if Fowler finishes in the top five at the PGA, he will become only the third player to record a […]

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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

PGA Championship final round preview

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

The 16 – a progress report Rory McIlroy has a three shot lead going into the final round and wouldn’t it be great for him to proceed to victory so this ridiculous streak of 16 winners in the last 16 majors can be mercifully brought to an end. The 54 hole scores of the 11 […]

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At the PGA it is Us versus Them

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Is it the job that makes the announcers root for players who hate the long putter, or do they genuinely pull for those players who use one? I wonder, because I just heard Brandel Chamblee say, “Everybody is pulling for Adam Scott to make a comeback.” I am not, and I suspect there are others, […]

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The PGA: Playing for history

August 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Winning a major means different things to different players. Here is my take on what a victory in this week’s PGA would mean to the players listed below. The list was created from those who are listed at 80/1 at Ladbrokes. Their odds are in parentheses. Tiger Woods (10/1) – He would end a 50 […]

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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

Jenkins and Capelle stand united against the Long Putters

August 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Dan Jenkins and I don’t see eye to eye on many things in golf. For example, he thinks Ben Hogan is the best ever while my choice is Jack Nicklaus (by a mile). But on one issue we are completely reunited: the long putter. I have ranted numerous times about it of late, spurred on […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Real Golfers vs. Long Putters at the PGA

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Team golf has come to the majors. On Sunday the final pairing will be comprised of rookie Brendan Steele (-7) and veteran grinder Jason Dufner (-7). Steele is a member of the Long Putters while Dufner is a Real Golfer. In the second group we have another rookie, Keegan Bradley (-6), also a member of […]

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Tags: The Majors