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Would you miss Tim Clark?

March 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Would any of you miss Tim Clark if he dropped off the tour after the ban takes effect, or even before? I sure wouldn’t. In fact, I have now put him just ahead of Keegan Bradley on the top of my list of golfers we never need to see again. Clark, as you probably know, […]

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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

USGA: Take the target off Keegan Bradley’s back

December 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Before the USGA’s upcoming ban on anchoring, golf’s ruling body had yet to voice their true opinion on the practice. Because of this, a sizeable and vocal minority felt that wins by those who anchored should not be marginalized in any way. That all changed on November 28 when the USGA not only banned the […]

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Team USA poised to win first anchored putter assisted Ryder Cup*

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I will be rooting today for team USA, but not for Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, and Matt Kuchar, who have already made their mark on the 2012 Ryder Cup. After two days of play, the eight parings that featured one of these three players are 7-1, while the remaining eight matches have gone to the […]

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Simpson and the Hot Putter Factor

September 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Question: If someone told you that a player hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation in the first round of the BMW Championship at Pete Dye’s Crooked Stick (with a par of 72), what would you think would be the best that he could shoot? A scrambling round of 71? Possibly a 69 or 68 […]

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Tags: PGA Tour · 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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How deep is the competition?

August 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Conventional wisdom has it that golf is now so competitive that anyone who makes the field has a chance to win. Well, we know that is not exactly true. The older champions at the Masters, all amateur qualifiers in the first three majors, and the club pros in the PGA all have no chance. Lowly […]

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Suspense = Excitement for golf fans

August 16th, 2012 · No Comments

When Tiger hits a driver that’s fun. Where will the ball go? A bomb down the gut? A good lie in the first cut? Wide right into the trees? Uncertainty is fun for the viewer. When Phil Mickelson pulls his 64 degree wedge for a short side recovery shot, our anticipation level soars because we […]

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Golf Channel’s great anchoring debate

August 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Last night Golf Channel held a special on long putters and anchoring. The show featured clips from various members of the golf world and a little back and forth between the GC’s commentators that showed how clearly divided the golf world is on this issue. The GC’s Todd Lewis kicked things off when he said […]

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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