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Woods vs. Mickelson for Player of the Year

September 28th, 2013 · 8 Comments

There are, or should be, two Player of the Year Awards. The standard award goes to the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Notice the modifier. This year, Tiger Woods won it again on the strength of his five win season, which included victories at his usual haunts – Torrey Pines, Doral, Bay Hill, and […]

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Time for Tiger Woods to change his stripes

August 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments

Tiger Woods has gone and done it. He couldn’t be content to simply win the Bridgestone for the eighth time – he had to lap the field by seven shots, raising expectations to such lofty heights, at least amongst the media and the bettors, that Ladbrokes now has him at 3-1 for the PGA this […]

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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

Mickelson has lost his mind

November 9th, 2012 · No Comments

I have been a Phil Mickelson fan from the day my fellow San Diegan turned pro in 1992. I have stuck with him through the lows, the illnesses, and the assorted meltdowns that have cost him three or more majors. Lately, however, I have become fearful that Lefty has lost his mind. The first sign […]

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Problems with the FedExCup

September 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Wow that was exciting! The good old FedExCup sure delivered again. Not. Yes, I am happy for Brandt Snedeker, one of golf’s nicest guys.  He finished off the game’s richest event in style with a closing 68 despite a water logged double bogey on the brutal par three sixth hole, and he putted like a […]

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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

Woods’ miracle shot serves notice that he’s back

June 4th, 2012 · 8 Comments

On Sunday Tiger Woods put on a finishing kick on the final four holes, playing them in three under to shoot past Rory Sabbatini to win his fifth Memorial Tournament. The signature shot, which you may have seen a dozen times by now, was an incredible flop shot on the water guarded par 3 sixteenth […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · Tiger vs. Jack

Tiger Woods’ priorities have changed

November 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the pre scandal days, golf was Woods’ top priority. Sure, he was dedicated to his kids, but he could fix his schedule anyway he wanted to, not having to worry about things like visitation rights. Now he must miss tournaments, as he has said, because of family responsibilities. While it is great that he […]

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Rory McIlroy is a loose cannon

August 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Rory McIlroy is planning to play more events on the PGA Tour next year. And, as a measure of his commitment, he is going house hunting in Florida after next week’s PGA Championship. His two big motivators could be to build his brand in the world’s most important market, and to play American style courses, […]

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Pet Peeves Part 2: Television Coverage

February 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In part one I talked about pet peeves among players and people in golf. This second installment focuses on TV coverage. Bogus swing analysis The slow motion replays of players’ swings are great, but they typically come only after a poor shot. The announcer will then spout off some cliche explaining why the shot went […]

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