Archives for: August 2006

Trip Kuehne...America's Gary Wolstenholme in the Walker Cup

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Now that the semifinalists for the 2006 US Amateur have been decided, it is time to posit a theory that may hold little interest for many, but should be discounted by none. Trip Kuehne, of the golfing Kuehnes, should be granted (royally or otherwise) a p… more »

Eagle City in Reno on PGA Tour

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Google Eagle and you should come up with Reno...after Will MacKenzie made three eagles in one round on Thursday, Yusaku Miyazato dunked two tee balls on par threes on Friday. So what wins in Reno, three of a kind or two aces? Not to be forgotten, MacKe… more »

US Amateur Mid-Day Update: Friday the 25th

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Out went the medalist by 1 down, to the Canadian, Ryan Yip. Out went the McLean lad, by 2 and 1 to John Kelly. Out went Fidel Castro by 2 and 1 to Webb Simpson. Out went Pablo Martin, by 1 down to "Da' Kid," Rickie Fowler. In is the Mid-Am, Trip Kuehn… more »

US Amateur Day Four: Some rain and some pain ...

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The second day of match play is in the books, on the slate, under the tarp, and the winners and losers have emerged. Without adieu, here are the cold, hard facts: Euro Walker Cuppers march on...Oliver Fisher and Richie Ramsay squeeked by, on the 18th… more »

Pluto stripped of status...Is Finchem reading?

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"...the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of the planetary status it has held since its discovery in 1930. The new definition of what is -- and isn't -- a planet fills a centuries-old black hole for scientists who have labored since Coperni… more »

US Amateur Day Two of Match Play: whom to continue watching

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The twins are, coincidentally, both out of the tournament. The Fathauer boys got knocked out, coincidentally, on the 17th hole. One lost, 3 and 1; the other, 2 and 1. The parents are still trying to determine which was which. The Euro Walker Cup guys… more »

US Amateur: whom to watch in match play

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In addition to the six guys with the identical initials TBD, there are a number of players who survived stroke play to make the round of 64 at match play in the US Amateur at Hazeltine Regional, err, National Golf Club. Here they are, in no particular o… more »

Thank God Medinah is not acting like a major!

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Tim "Old" McDonald, the farmer of prose, lends the notion that Medinah is not acting like a major. Thank God, I respond, Thank God. For too long the notion that under par is a no-no at a major has seeped insipidly into the golf-viewer psyche, to the poin… more »

Two picks for Ryder Cup team

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Here is a brief blog to put two names out there as captain's picks that I bet you have not considered. The first is a guy who has been a stalwart on the tour for two decades, is the only guy to beat Tiger in a playoff, and has proven his strength recent… more »

PGA Championship Round 2: Bye-Bye, Par...Bye-Bye, Ryder Cup

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Let's get directly to the corpses: Zach Johnson, Brett Wetterich, and (probably) Vaughn Taylor will not be in the top ten of the USA Ryder Cup team when Sunday evening mizzles in. Lumpy, Davis, Cink-Port, Kelly and Glover all have a shot at double-point… more »

PGA Championship Round One: The Bangs and the Busts

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Use the force, Luke! Lucas Glover, by his own admission, got caught up in the Ryder Cup hype and went AWOL for a few months, made the biggest impression on Thursday. Minus Six! Riley wasn't bad either, matching him, but it will take more than just one… more »

Time To Show You Belong On The USA Ryder Cup Side

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That's right, all capital letters, boys. Time to stand up and say, Captain Tom, I belong. In the words of the donkey in Shrek, Pick me, Pick me! While Blogger Dave examines the Gospel according to Phil and what it really means, and Blogger Kiel wond… more »

If Lehman wants Ryder Cup that badly, let him have it!

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If Tom Lehman wants to win the Ryder Cup so badly that he sees himself as a viable playing candidate, let him have it! He came within an eyelash and a hawaiian of vaulting into the top ten this week in Colorado. None of the other pretenders made anything… more »

US Women's Am Update: Kim Kim to win win?

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I'm just too giddy for words. Another Hawaiian teenager, Miss Kimberly Kim from Hilo, has qualified for the finals of the Women's am. She faces a marauding German in Katharina Schallenberg, so she'll need to be on top of her game to win the 36-hole mar… more »

Thistle while you work...In Calabash, North Carolina

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Like the seven dwarves, I whistled at Thistle on Friday, so relaxed was the round of golf. Perhaps I owed it to being on the white tees, some 1000 yards shorter than the tips to which I am accustomed. Either way, I would have enjoyed this round. I had… more »
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