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Mickelson’s last shot

June 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Here is your preview for the 2014 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson. Seriously, is there any other story that comes even close to Phil’s bid to win the Open, and to capture the Career Grand Slam? Okay, this is Johnny Miller’s final U.S. Open (we think) because Fox will take over broadcasting it next year. And […]

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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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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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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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U.S. Open schedule impacts Woods’ chances

August 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Tiger Woods plays well on courses that fit his “eye,” and on which he can figure out the greens – which explains why he returns year after year to his favorites on the PGA Tour. At the majors, however, Woods must play the hand he is dealt, and this hand is becoming increasingly important as […]

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Woods’ sand play symptomatic of the New Tiger

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

At the U.S. Open Tiger Woods got down in two from the sand an abysmal two times in 11 attempts. If he had matched his historical average, he would have finished within a shot of Webb Simpson, the champion! Given this huge flaw, you might think that Ranger Rick would have fit in some practice […]

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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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Jason Dufner is on a roll

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Ah, life is good for Jason Dufner, Mr. Excitable. Three weeks ago he won the Zurich Classic, his first win on the PGA Tour. A week later Dufner got married to the beautiful Amanda Boyd. Then, on Sunday, he rolled in a 25 footer to win the Byron Nelson by a shot. As a bonus, […]

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Golf Desperately Needs a Savior

June 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

It is possible that Lucas Glover has busted loose and is now poised to fulfill his destiny as the next big thing in golf, that long awaited challenger to Tiger Woods golf has so long needed to make his quest to unseat Jack Nicklaus more than a mere formality. But the record books are filled […]

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Glover Profits from Mickelson’s Miscues

June 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes were expected to blow sky high in the final round, leaving the Open in the hands of a more experienced player such as, say, Phil Mickelson. In the early going this looked like a good call when Glover shot three over on the front nine and Barnes scored six bogeys […]

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Tags: The Majors