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In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

Lyn Hall [Visitor]
I just think when players cough in backswings (not just once either) Seve's been noted as doing it several times..what kind of goodwill ambassador is that? That, to me, is cheating.. I'm sorry he has to deal with the brain cancer but as for his integrity, he could use a few lessons from Phil Mickelson - now there is a guy that is just pure classy!
PermalinkPermalink 08/11/10 @ 10:56

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

Masters Golf Tickets [Visitor]
Hi, I was assumed golf is pretty clean, but one never knows.
PermalinkPermalink 11/22/09 @ 23:44

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

singlegolfclubs [Visitor]
So Finchem is bending to the public will or Tiger's? Who is really using these Drugs. It would be truly interesting to find that answer.
PermalinkPermalink 08/31/09 @ 11:03

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

Swing Trainer [Visitor]
I wonder who is using Performance Enhancing Drugs?

Oh god, here we go again...
PermalinkPermalink 08/27/09 @ 23:07

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

Walt B. [Visitor]
Everyone assumes golf is pretty clean, but one never knows. Certainly dope won't help with putting or driving accuracy, so the only advantage is sheer length, with or without accuracy.

I don't think testing is that big an inconvenience. For golf to be up front wouldn't hurt.
PermalinkPermalink 12/05/08 @ 14:53

In response to: Steve Williams, the author?

M. Taylor [Visitor]
It is a sad testament that Mr. Cary chose not to read the book as it has received many good reviews - from current players as well. It also shows the intent to be objective if one reads that which he/she plans to comment on. A Caddie is a human being and should not be judged only on the merits of being a caddie. He is a race car driver and has the gumption to give back to charity. Only a caddie you say? So what are NASCAR drivers? They are placed on a pedestial - not necessarily for their intellegence. So let's not judge Steve just because he goes after guys with cameras. Do you have a book Mr. Carey and is it as critically good at S. Williams?
MT
PermalinkPermalink 07/10/08 @ 14:27

In response to: Steve Williams, the author?

M. Taylor [Visitor]
It is a sad testament that Mr. Cary chose not to read the book as it has received many good reviews - from current players as well. It also shows the intent to be objective if one reads that which he/she plans to comment on. A Caddie is a human being and should not be judged only on the merits of being a caddie. He is a race car driver and has the gumption to give back to charity. Only a caddie you say? So what are NASCAR drivers? They are placed on a pedestial - not necessarily for their intellegence. So let's not judge Steve just because he goes after guys with cameras. Do you have a book Mr. Carey and is it as critically good at S. Williams?
MT
PermalinkPermalink 07/10/08 @ 14:26

In response to: Steve Williams, the author?

M. Taylor [Visitor]
It is a sad testament that Mr. Cary chose not to read the book as it has received many good reviews - from current players as well. It also shows the intent to be objective if one reads that which he/she plans to comment on. A Caddie is a human being and should not be judged only on the merits of being a caddie. He is a race car driver and has the gumption to give back to charity. Only a caddie you say? So what are NASCAR drivers? They are placed on a pedestial - not necessarily for their intellegence. So let's not judge Steve just because he goes after guys with cameras. Do you have a book Mr. Carey and is it as critically good at S. Williams?
MT
PermalinkPermalink 07/10/08 @ 14:25

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

Jim halpert [Visitor]
I've been following Wie since 2002 when she won the Hawaii State Open Women's Division by thirteen shots. I think she is a great player with a very promising future and I can't wait to see her get her first professional win.
PermalinkPermalink 07/03/08 @ 23:35

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

NOW U KNOW [Visitor]
TIGER vs. ROGER - A golfer told me 9 out of 10 people know who Tiger is and 9 out of 10 people don't know who Roger Federer is. I told him find me just 1 that will bet in 2008 that Tiger wins more majors than Roger?
PermalinkPermalink 11/20/07 @ 19:00

In response to: Railing against Pebble's price hike

Donald [Visitor]
I played the course years ago when it cost $85 and I was an 18 handicap. I enjoyed the apres golf a good deal more than the round. Strawberries & cream and Moet on the patio overlooking the 18th green and the Pacific with three people whose company I really enjoyed was fine. Without the friends it would have been just another fine California course. For $425 I could play Sand Piper down near Santa Barbara four times. That would be value. Even among the well off there is no cachet in saying "I paid $425 to play Pebble Beach." I have played Royal St. Andrews and a host of other fine courses for reasonable money and enjoyed them far more. It isn't the money - which is of course grand theft golf - it's playing a nice course with people you care about.
PermalinkPermalink 01/11/07 @ 09:59

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

Brandon Tucker [Member]
Last time I heard his show he was talking about how he did a bad show because he had crabs. I've heard enough.

Never heard Rome talk about that. I don't like Rome's delivery and I think most radio people have some kind of inferiority complex to TV folks which causes them to say outrageous things with little substance, but I usually agree with his points.

And you use the Google comment like its a diss or something. I'm proud of what I've accomplished on the 21st century's new God (at least for those of us who get paychecks based on its rankings. I sacrifice a baby goldfish every night for Google, look where its gotten me).



PermalinkPermalink 09/10/06 @ 03:22

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

RonMon [Visitor]
Actually, Tucker, Cowherd is head and shoulders above Rome and other national sports guys in my book. AND, he doesn't Google himself.
PermalinkPermalink 09/09/06 @ 16:52

In response to: Drug testing for the PGA Tour? Let's start with commissioner Tim Finchem

Brandon Tucker [Member]
"The Herd" is a joke, simply one of those shock sports DJs who speaks to be outrageous not insightful. I rarely hear a comment that makes him sound in touch with the sports world. I'll bet he never made it past JV tennis in high school.
PermalinkPermalink 09/09/06 @ 13:41

In response to: Phil Mickelson needs time to mope after Winged Foot

Don [Visitor]
Phil was acting like a baby. Am I to believe that the stress of playing at a Par 3 shoot out is to much for him. His instructor runs Tree Tops, maybe they could get some extra work in. What is worried about, he's a golfer!!! The people in Gaylord would only cheer for him. Hey Phil, conflict doesn't build character it defines it.
PermalinkPermalink 08/09/06 @ 10:13

In response to: Phil Mickelson needs time to mope after Winged Foot

Stacy [Visitor]
Very funny blog. I agree wholeheartedly but Mickelson still needs time to recover from the Open. I love watching the Par-3 shootout with Phil and may not catch it now that he won't be there.
PermalinkPermalink 06/25/06 @ 11:33

In response to: Phil Mickelson needs time to mope after Winged Foot

Ron Mon [Member]
You guys are dumb **** (whoops, need one more *) Remember when Phil had the crappy 2004, and everyone wrote him off? Turned out his wife and newborn had almost died. Let the man live his life. When was the last time Kiel or Doug choked with the hole world watching? Jeez, give me some more platitudes, please...get back on the horse...start moving forward...blah blah blah.
PermalinkPermalink 06/25/06 @ 11:03

In response to: Phil Mickelson needs time to mope after Winged Foot

Simon [Visitor]
The treetops event is usually a low key event with a laid back atmosphere. But can you imagine what it would be like this time around. The place would be packed with media hounding Phil and constantly asking him about the 18th at Winged Foot. I would like to see him out there as much as the next fan, I just guess he wants to stay away with his family for some more untill he is perfectly ready to face the mauling from the press.
PermalinkPermalink 06/24/06 @ 17:53

In response to: Phil Mickelson needs time to mope after Winged Foot

I agree. I can't imagine a better place to start having fun on the golf course again. Fans there would be very supportive.
PermalinkPermalink 06/24/06 @ 10:21

In response to: Phil Mickelson needs time to mope after Winged Foot

Mike [Visitor]
Right on Doug. If you fall off the horse, get right back on and ride.He's acting like a baby.
PermalinkPermalink 06/24/06 @ 09:50

In response to: Reason to watch the LPGA

c. Maynard [Visitor]
LPGA TOUR MUST WAKE UP. IT HAS LOST PRIME TIME COVERAGE. REASON,TOO MANNY ASIAN PLAYERS SRE KILLING SPONSORS AND THE PUBLIC. MANNY Mnny of my friends hVE GIVEN UP ON THE LPGA FOR THAT REASON.

fORMER VIEWER
PermalinkPermalink 05/31/06 @ 15:54

In response to: Hurricane Tim Finchem and PGA Tour get it right in New Orleans

John Myers [Visitor]
Alex is right. What are the powers of the Federal Government? Maybe we should reread the Constitution.
PermalinkPermalink 05/24/06 @ 17:43

In response to: Hurricane Tim Finchem and PGA Tour get it right in New Orleans

Alex [Visitor]
Doug, I've got to take exception to your statement that the government ignored the plight of the city of New Orleans. Katrina was a monumental catastrophe and a logistical nightmare. The airport and roads were blocked and flooded. Massive aid came through as soon as it was logistically possible. The US Coast Guard is an integral part of Federal law enforcement with the Dept. of Transportation. The Coast Guard performed thousands of rooftop rescues as well as thousands of others by boat and vehicle. The US Army and Marine Corps distributed huge amounts of food, water, and supplies as soon as it became feasible. All of these agencies are parts of the government. Of course, nothing is ever perfect in a disaster of this magnitude. However, it is important to remember that first response to any local emergency is not now, nor never has been, the responsibilty of the Federal government.
PermalinkPermalink 05/07/06 @ 13:30

In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

Joe Turner [Visitor]
...surely you have better things to do with your life....?? Hint: Try writing about something you know about...
PermalinkPermalink 05/06/06 @ 19:11

In response to: Hurricane Tim Finchem and PGA Tour get it right in New Orleans

Bob Dobbs [Visitor]
I'm sure that Finchem's insistance that the Zurich Classic be staged in New Orleans had more to do with making sure that Zurich's sponsor check was delivered to TOUR coffers than any altruistic feelings for the devastated city. The opportunity to turn this crass profit motive into a cynical public relations windfall was merely a collateral benefit. The TOUR is strictly about big money and its gigantic "non-profit" 401C3's tax deductability scam for their multi-national "sponsors".
PermalinkPermalink 05/01/06 @ 15:33

In response to: Does Australia hold the key to affordable golf?

kiwi [Visitor]
it's even cheaper over here in New Zealand.

I mean honestly it's got to be good for the game. You give your kid $20 for the day, they pay there green fee but there lunch and a drink and they probably bet the rest on the practice green. No wonder my son has more $$$ than me
PermalinkPermalink 04/18/06 @ 03:15

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

Joe [Visitor]
It is so much fun to see J Coulthard and his Michelle Mania. It seems all tradition and qualifying requirements should be dropped for MW. You have to WIN a PGA Tournament to play in the Mercedes.

I attended the Mercedes Championships as a Mercedes Guest. It was a fun Tournament and the fact the it is restricted to the previous years winners is great. It is unlike any other Tournament because it is small and one can spend time with the players off the course at the Hotel. NO ONE missed Michelle and if she ever wins a PGA Tournament (not likely) she would be welcome.

The only notable player who has skipped frequently has been Phil and it is a shame but one hopes he will return next year. Tiger has been there for many years but this year was an exception for various reasons that are personal. He has already said he will be there next year.

I do believe that the previous year winners have a resposibility to play in the Mercedes and it is disrespectful to the sponsor and fans to skip it without a very good reason.

I also attended the Sony this year and watched Michelle miss many putts and it was a yawn in comparison to the Mercedes. I will attend the Mercedes next year but probably not the Sony because the field is not a strong one. Many of the players from the Mercedes skip the Sony.
PermalinkPermalink 04/13/06 @ 10:46

In response to: Nowhere to hide for Duval

romeo ruan [Visitor]
David can easily get back is game. All he has to do is give up his heavy weight, muscle building regimen in favor of cardio vascular conditioning. He does not need any more muscles to play competetive golf. His whole body needs to be more loose and limber and flexible. His muscle building negates these.

The sooner he gives up this muscle stuff, the earlier he'll start winning again.
PermalinkPermalink 04/10/06 @ 11:50

In response to: Does Australia hold the key to affordable golf?

Scott Walker [Visitor]
The elitist portion of golf has its place. But, children need to be encouraged to play for cheap. If initiatives to grow the game are to work, I think you need to build kids only courses, like the First Tee of Phoenix has done. I did a story on USA Network's PGA TOUR Sunday on a Congolese kid named Jacques Gatera, who has honed his game on just that type of course.

That is the wave of the future.
PermalinkPermalink 04/09/06 @ 22:09

In response to: Nowhere to hide for Duval

Chris DePoy [Visitor]
What Duval showed this weekend at the masters really shows what kind of character he has. After 9 holes on Friday's second round he was 10 over for that 9!! Many, many, many players would have mailed it in at that point - quit on the round - not Duval. He actually shot 5 under on the back 9 - finishing 5 over for the round - but showing the heart of a champion. Just like there's very little difference between being 15th in driving on the pga tour and 115th (15 yards)- Duval's not too far away from being there.
PermalinkPermalink 04/09/06 @ 20:19

In response to: Nowhere to hide for Duval

Anne Ledbetter [Visitor]
While David Duval did not have the charisma to attract fan devotion, I admired his commitment to golf. He gave everything he had to every tournament he entered and that earns my loyalty. Not an exciting man or golfer he is a good ambassador of the game and I hope he solves whatever problem he has.
PermalinkPermalink 04/09/06 @ 19:37

In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

Simon [Visitor]
To David Singer; How can you call Phil Mickelson (not Michelson!) bland? Before you jump to conclusions I will tell you that I am not American, I'm English, and I also love Monty. But I am a huge Phil Mickelson simply because he is the exact opposite of bland. He plays the most exciting golf of anyone right now, he is the most fan-friendly player around (and I speak from experience having followed him several times). He is also enthralling in post-round interviews, polite yet honest unlike other pros who say exactly what you expect.
As far as the Seve-Sergio debate, I am too young to remember Seve's heyday so I cant comment on his behaviour and demeamour. His record speaks for itself against Garcia but I do believe the author was comparing personality, not ability. However, Garcia is not the most perfect of professionals and has been known to ruffle some feathers in his short career.
PermalinkPermalink 04/04/06 @ 17:16

In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

恒温恒湿箱 [Visitor]
good
PermalinkPermalink 03/31/06 @ 20:30

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

Simon [Visitor]
The reason so many people turn up to watch Wie in Hawaii compete with the men is because its the only time it happens. Its simple supply and demand, there is demand to watch Wie face-off against the men, but if she did it over and over it would just become tedious, nothing special and just another tournament.
PermalinkPermalink 03/28/06 @ 18:05

In response to: Sergio keeps it real, gets fined

Fred [Visitor]
i disagree he is a good guy and you should know that.
PermalinkPermalink 03/20/06 @ 11:25

In response to: Does Australia hold the key to affordable golf?

B.F. [Visitor]
Here in Australia there is a lot of room to build golf courses and relatively few people to play on them. I think this is why Oz golf is cheap. 9 hole course near me costs US$4 to play the 9.
PermalinkPermalink 03/02/06 @ 15:43

In response to: Two picks to click at Pebble

golfslo [Visitor]
nice call on Oberholser!!
PermalinkPermalink 02/13/06 @ 11:58

In response to: Sergio keeps it real, gets fined

Bad Bill [Visitor]
I watch golf on TV for the pleasure of witnessing (and learning from) the skill of the majority of the players.

If I want to see tantrums,brawls and brats I'll watch the NBA or WWF 'RAW'.

Golf was, is and always will be a gentlemen's game.

Leave it the hell alone !
PermalinkPermalink 02/01/06 @ 11:34

In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

Jack Nicklaus [Visitor]
Seve was better than me.
PermalinkPermalink 01/31/06 @ 08:33

In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

Haleyes [Visitor]
I'm a freelance writer who lives across the river from Augusta. I've been fortunate enough to attend every Masters, usually three or four days, since 1964. About writing and Seve: I've never seen the need to write desparaging articles [like Mr. Carey's] about people, especially if I had next-to-no evidence to back it up. For one quick point, I saw all three days of the '91 Ryder Cup, and I'm quite sure that at least half of any excessive gamesmanship during Seve's carreer came from the American players. About golf: I was 13 in 1964, sitting on the 18th at Augusta as Arnie was welcomed home by his Army in his final victory here. I thrilled throughout my early teens at his slashing, daring style. Arnie tired, but then came Seve. I will never forget one shot ... #17, Friday, 1980. Seve hit a duck hook drive that struck into the hill in front of #7 green. Tom Kite and his partner had to wait to putt. But instead of chipping out to the fairway, Seve was looking up, way up, from below one of the steepest slopes on the course over some of the tallest pines in Georgia. He lashed at that ball, flew the pines, and came to rest a yard from the pin, and of course made birdie. Kite went into the media tent and told the reporters, "Boys. This is over." If I knew anything about his personal life, I wouldn't think it news for me to write, but Seve was the most exciting golfer of my generation.
PermalinkPermalink 01/27/06 @ 15:33

In response to: Sergio keeps it real, gets fined

Nick [Visitor]
I would rather see Sergio take the club that he just used to hit it into the woods, close the face about 30 degrees and swing it at his shin. Then we could see how much character he really has. Besides, did the guy who paid thousands for that sign miss the shot, or was it Sergio?? Take a little responsability for your character, or lack thereof...
PermalinkPermalink 01/24/06 @ 19:51

In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

Tom Halpin [Visitor]
I saw Seve being beaten by Ernie Els in matchplay at Wentworth some years ago. Biggest gallery of the day, of course, for Seve. A real giant of the game and I doubt if he was American this petty article (by someone who may just about be qualified to shine Seves shoes) would even be written.
PermalinkPermalink 01/23/06 @ 11:37

In response to: Seve Ballesteros wasn't really missed

rob [Visitor]
Hoyt , (is that really your name .....)
Seriously , Sevy needs to grow old gracefully i accept but you have to agree that very few if any of todays golfers could do what sevy could . Technology has put paid to that but just ask Nicklaus to name one of the greatest shots he had ever witnessed and Sevy's 3 wood out of a bunker in i think a Ryder Cup comes very near the top . The man represents something very rareley seen any more and thats why golf is the loser . Trevino is another who fits the category , fantastic imagination and a huge array of different shots . The list is very short and now in the modern era almost exstinct !
PermalinkPermalink 01/14/06 @ 16:23

In response to: Memo to Michelle Wie: Just say no

Kell [Visitor]
GEEZ!!! Would some of you men just stop being hot heads and admit it? Michelle Wie, a 15 year old girl, is a fantastic golfer and can beat some of the men in the PGA. Correct me if I'm wrong but PGA stands for Professonal Golfers' Association... Nowhere does it say ANYTHING about MENS' golf... Women CAN and WILL play in it. And not jus golf... women should be allowed in all sports...if they're good enough. Unless there is a specific law or rule saying otherwise, women are ALLOWED to play other sports. The only reason the men in the PGA might not want Michelle Wie in the tour, in my opinion, is because they're scared that she'll beat them. AND SHE MIGHT!!! And that's no problem.
PermalinkPermalink 01/12/06 @ 20:29

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

Ron Mon [Member]
In what other sport does anyone give a crap about what happens on opening day? Unless a twirler tosses a no-no, baseball's opening days are cold and in Chicago. I'll take Hawaii any day. In spite of the apparent class of the sponsor, the Mercedes is just like any other tournament in terms of importance. It is Finchem's Masters, where he invites/rewards the winners from the past year (like Augusta used to do.) The TPC is his Open. I'm ok with the format and the course.
PermalinkPermalink 01/08/06 @ 09:08

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

dave [Visitor]
I guess I missed some of the post didn't realize it was about Wie. I agree with the article.
PermalinkPermalink 01/08/06 @ 06:31

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

Asia_Guy [Visitor]
(In addition)

Where is that damn edit button?
PermalinkPermalink 01/07/06 @ 04:41

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

Asia_Guy [Visitor]
A bud of mine in Honolulu sent me an e-mail and said the city is all abuzz with the Sony Open. They are adding nearly 4,000 parking spaces over last year and there are no hotel rooms left to book. Press credentials are also way over the top for the match.

I addition, they are expecting the largest gallery ever to witness a golf event in Hawaii.

I wonder if they are all coming to see Vijay defend his title?

Nah, they will be there to see the Home Girl.



PermalinkPermalink 01/07/06 @ 04:39

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

Paul W [Visitor]
I think Wie played during the pro-am at the Mercedes last year. This year she was busy with mid-terms.
PermalinkPermalink 01/07/06 @ 00:27

In response to: Blame Mercedes Championships yawner on PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem

jay [Visitor]
It might not be as rediculous as it sounds. Mercedes championship is one of few tournaments which has no sponsor's exemption. Now if so many big namnes don't bother to show up It might not be far fetched to think mercedes might want one sponsor's exemption at their disposal. They are spending more than 5 million and they should want return for their investment. I don't think it will happen but even if they are awarded one sponsor's exemption, there is no guarantee wie would be invited. It should be remmbered that mercedes is Annika's sponsor.
PermalinkPermalink 01/06/06 @ 23:15

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