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McIlroy does play for the money

January 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Its official: Rory McIlroy is now a Nike Athlete. While I, like you, had previously though that Rory’s biggest goal was to win majors now, it seems, he wants to make history as a member of Nike’s stable of world class athletes. Well, I guess that’s one way to transcend the game, and to become […]

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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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Tags: 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

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

Miracle in Medinah AND The Choke in Chicago

October 1st, 2012 · 4 Comments

There were two teams competing for the 2012 Ryder Cup, and two very distinct stories, so this series of observations deserves a two sided headline Kaymer makes putt for a winning tie! When Martin Kaymer made a six footer on the 18th to beat Steve Sticker, he locked up a tie, and with it, a […]

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Tags: The Game · Tiger vs. Jack

Norman vs. Harmon for the biggest head in golf

September 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

And now, for the title of the personality with the biggest head in golf we have, in this corner, Greg Norman, the Great White Shark. In the other corner is Butch Harmon, instructor to the stars. Let’s start with Greg. Yesterday, while talking about the passing of the torch as the world’s best player, he […]

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Woods and the high cost of rivalries

September 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On Golf Channel’s Legendary Conversation special last night Jack Nicklaus sat at a table with Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. In aggregate, those three cost Nicklaus seven majors – the number Palmer won in his career. The total also showcases the high cost that superstar rivals can have on a player’s career. To […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game · Tiger vs. Jack

McIlroy is quickly mastering the art of the W

September 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rory McIlroy’s latest triumph at the BMW Championship has made it clear that he is quickly mastering the art of winning. ”The more you put yourself in this position, and the more you win and the more you pick up trophies, it becomes normal. And it feels like this is what you’re supposed to do.” […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · The Game · Tiger vs. Jack

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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A Boston Tee party

September 4th, 2012 · No Comments

This Labor Day weekend they held a Boston Tee Party, and what a happening is was. Take the setting. The Tournament Players Club Boston is one of the most photogenic courses on tour – it’s got a reachable par five 18th, wild grasses of all colors, forests, water hazards, and it just looks great! No […]

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Tags: PGA Tour