Archives for: April 2007

Things that PGA Tour Golf needs from other sports

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Here it is, overhyped NFL draft day, and I'm thinking about things that the professional golf tours need that other sports have. Here's my list... 1. A draft...Imagine that PGA Tour, Canadian Tour, Euro Tour, Japan Tour, South American Tour, Sunshin… more »

PGA European Tour: Mouse Ties For Lead, Golf World In Shock

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After posting 13 birdies in two days, offset by 5 bogeys, a mouse has assumed a tie for the lead at the midway point of the Open de España, currently being debated at the Centro Nacional de Golf, in Madrid, España. Stuart Little, an unassuming rod… more »

?Que Pasa, Nationwide Tour? What about Miguel Carballo?

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Spanish teacher and golf nut that I am, imagine my excitement when Miguel Carballo, Argentina, won the season-opening Movistar event on the N-Wide tour, in Panama, of all places. Four events later, Carballo sits in 6th place on the tour's money list,… more »

Nick Watney's irons begin at the Five (sic): Shape of our bags to come?

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One of my favorite e-newsletters is a new one from the folks at The Wire. It's called Tour Van, and gives you a synopsis of what each week's winners on most of the major tours were playing. Check out Nick Watney's bag last week: Driver: Titleist Pro T… more »

Andrew Giuliani: From Chris Farley's sites to Duke's varsity

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It's funny how one thing leads to another. I was reading the results of the ACC golf championship (see my penultimate blog entry) and started looking for Michael Quagliano on the Duke side. Seems like dude didn't make the starting five for the Blue Dev… more »

Can you believe this? VT Hokies claim ACC golf co-championship

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I guess I've seen it all. Kudos to the ACC coaches for not requiring that a playoff resolve the co-championship. Congratulations to the Virginia Tech five and their coach. more »

TravelGolf.Com versus BuffaloGolfer.Com: Who Has The Bigger Hearts?

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I've put out a challenge this week over my e-newsletter, engaging our readers on the Buffalo website in a challenge with the readers of TravelGolf.Com. As you know (see the icon down below, to the left?) I will be playing 100 holes of… more »

Golf Magazine's Golf Trails position paper: What drives this article?

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I cannot help slogging through the variety of golf offerings out there...I'm on,,,, and the myriad others quite a bit. When I was in 3rd grade, I was the top speed reader in my class, so my ability to… more »

Breaking down Kyle Reifers, Zurich Classic surprise leader

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Funny thing, press clippings. During his Wake Forest years (only recently completed), the headline-grabber was Bill Haas, son of Jay, nephew of Jerry (Wake Forest coach.) Kyle Reifers, son of two outstanding Columbus, Ohio-area amateur golfers, did the… more »

Around the golf weekend in 80 words

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I'll try my best to be pithy... Blog o' the weekend...Beverly Ferguson on wind. It killed Davies and Ochoa in Florida, and delayed Heritage to Monday. Glad I learned to hit knockdown shots as a kid. Early call for British Open underdog...Markus B… more »

Golf Statistics for Major Championships Redefined

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Thanks to my elimination from the Blogger Lost and Found, ummm, Blogger Island, err, Blogger Idol, err, whatever that thing is that Heather M. runs on WorldGolf.Com, I am now free to write a good blog. I know that wil come as a surprise to my colleagues… more »

Serious Masters quotes -- Is this April 1st?

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Are you kidding me? No, golf writers will never be confused with Don Imus or Michael Richards, but even some of the drivel I've read this morning is beyond comprehension. Here are a few... On Zach Johnson in the 2006 Ryder Cup Matches, from SI's Came… more »

Augusta National and Masters should update Crystal Criteria

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Time was, you made an eagle or better on a hole, you received crystal. Post the low round of the day, more Waterford. 2007 has wrought a re-definition of the Crystal Criteria. In anticipation of Billy Payne´s soon-to-arrive missive, here are the crit… more »

Masters Sunday from Espana: RonMon´s Picks To Win, Place and Show

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3. Brad Dredge Obligatory unknown foreigner (like Bjorn, Rose, Clark before him) to place high. 2. Tiger Woods Continues chase of Nicklaus´record how-many runer-ups in pro majors. Adds second to PGA loss to Beem. 1. Retief Goosen Makes up f… more »

Thank You, Masters Jerks, for ruining Spring BirdieFest

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I remember watching Seve Ballesteros escape from everywhere, build a nine-shot cushion (or so), then give nearly all of it back before winning his first Masters. I was seduced. I´m certain that, a generation later, in 1997, other yong golfer-wanna-bes… more »
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