Archives for: June 2008

Lorena Ochoa finishes 5-over on easy U.S. Women's Open course, time for her great fans to stop making excuses

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EDINA, Minn. - Lorena Ochoa just walked off the Interlachen Country Club, having played four rounds in the U.S. Women's Open without once shooting under par. This on one of the easiest Women's Open courses ever. This from the overwhelming No. 1 ranked… more »

Defending U.S. Women's Open champ Cristie Kerr a psycho, but that's not all bad

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EDINA, Minn. (June 29, 2008) - You've probably dated a woman like Cristie Kerr at some point in your life (and have the war stories to tell about it). Or you probably complain to your girlfriends about the woman at work who's like Cristie Kerr. Watchi… more »

You want the next Ben Hogan story? Forget Tiger and watch Stacy Lewis

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EDINA, Minn. (June 29, 2008) - Tiger Woods received a lot of Ben Hogan comparisons during his gutsy, but hardly courageous U.S. Open win at Torrey Pines. Which is like comparing the years of his career Ted Williams missed to serve his country to the year… more »

It's time to stop congratulating Michelle Wie for acting like a professional at U.S. Women's Open

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EDINA, Minn. (June 28, 2008) - Michelle Wie is a professional golfer. She's an adult, old enough for Dick Cheney to send her to war (if rich kids ever went to war). Everyone might want to remember these facts as they madly congratulate Wie for acting lik… more »

So much for Lorena Ochoa being the women's Tiger Woods, she's done at the U.S. Women's Open

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EDINA, Minn. - It's 12:09 p.m. here on a rain-delayed Saturday at the U.S. Women's Open and Lorena Ochoa is done as a contender. The No. 1 ranked player in women's golf - the player with two career major wins who's been ridiculously compared to Tiger Woo… more »

Paula Creamer talks about learning how to win in Junior Golf: An indirect, deserved swipe at Michelle Wie?

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EDINA, Minn. (June 27, 2008) - You know that Paula Creamer has to love the fact that Michelle Wie continues to throw up all over herself in any pressure golf situation. Just like about 150 other women out here at the U.S. Women's Open delight in it. A… more »

Minnesota shows its wacky side, comes out for U.S. Women's Open second round

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EDINA, Minn. (June 27, 2008) - Minnesotans are sort of wacky. OK, forget the sort of. I say this with all appreciation. I'm staying with my version of a host family this week (more on this in a future blog) at U.S. Women's Open rather than going the usua… more »

Annika Sorenstam shows she's no Phil Mickelson, gives herself a chance at U.S. Women's Open

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EDINA, Minn. (June 27, 2008) - Annika Sorenstam sounded a lot like Phil Mickelson at Torrey Pines after she stumbled to a first round 75 in the U.S. Women's Open. Minus the crazy no-driver decision. Sorenstam talked about sticking to her gameplan, whi… more »

After opening 73 in U.S. Women's Open, why does Lorena Ochoa get Grand Slam talk free pass while Tiger Woods got ripped?

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EDINA, Minn. (June 26, 2008) - Two golfers talked openly of their plans to win the Grand Slam this season. Neither Tiger Woods or Lorena Ochoa are going to come close. But while Tiger got ripped for being supposedly arrogantly presumptuous by plenty o… more »

Michelle Wie shows where her game's really at with 81 in U.S. Women's Open first round

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EDINA, Minn. (June 26, 2008) - So I walk into Interlachen Country Club to begin's live coverage of the U.S. Women's Open and Michelle Wie is putting together an 8-over 81 first round that puts her only 14 shots behind Ji Young Oh's tourname… more » exclusive: Phil Mickelson cancels light-hearted round at San Diego's Grand Del Mar after Tiger Woods out for the season news breaks

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Phil Mickelson and I were scheduled to play the same golf course Wednesday - albiet at different times. We were both set up on the renovated Tom Fazio at the new Grand Del Mar Resort about 25 minutes from downtown San Diego.I show… more »

Winning already legendary U.S. Open worth losing rest of 2008 season for Tiger Woods

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 18, 2007) - Sometimes athletes are idiots when they ignore a doctor's advice. Tiger Woods was brilliant. Shrugging off the recommendation of his doctors - who are no doubt some of the most highly-regarded doctors in the world -… more »

After Tiger Woods win in greatest U.S. Open ever, you will not see him until British Open, if then

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 16, 2008) - The trophy from his 14th major championship in his arms, Tiger Woods is now going to trudge off into the sunset for a good long month. Ago, maybe it's more likely that he'll be on the yacht or lounging in one of his pal… more »

Tiger Woods wins greatest U.S. Open ever, but Rocco Mediate made it so with playoff rally

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 16, 2008) - When one of the most exhilarating, suprise-filled, dramatic events in the history of sports finally finished at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods went on to call the 108th U.S. Open his "greatest major." Moments later, away… more »

Doubting if Tiger Woods is really hurt at U.S. Open almost as dumb as comparing his knee to Ben Hogan

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 16, 2008) - There's no doubt that sportswriters and TV talking heads have played up Tiger Woods' knee injury to an incredible degree in a sometimes desperate attempt to make it into a Ben Hogan moment. Anyone with even a shred of c… more »
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