Archives for: June 2007

Where we are with Wie, personification of the storm

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"There was a time, so long ago, there was a time, but here we are again, in the calm before the storm." Those are the words of Panamanian-born singer/guitarist/actor Ruben Blades, and they echo in my mind as a I read about the latest episode in the pa… more »

Second Place in Pro Golf is for ... Marauding Hordes

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Something in the air this week on the pro tours. At the Mizuno Open in Japan yesterday/today, five guys named Tanihara, Muto, Sato, Seung-Ho Lee and Lin came in second behind the Donger, Dong-Hwan Lee. DONG If you take a glance at the Champions To… more »

Virginia Tech continues golfing rebirth

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When the Virginia Tech Hokies tied for the ACC team title in April, it came in the wake of the horrifying shootings. As Summer beckons, another Hokie golfer has continued the resurgence of Va. Tech golf by capturing the most demanding match-play event i… more »

A case of irresponsible reporting: Carnoustie greenkeeper suspended

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Here is a portion of an article on Golf.Com: [[John Philp was sent home last week after officials launched an investigation into a confrontation involving the 16-year-old apprentice. The 59-year-old greenskeeper says he plans to be back when the Br… more »

The wait is over for Tiger's baby ... girl

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Well, the name wait is over for Tiger and Elin's baby ... girl. No longer will we be threatened by the names Eldrickia, Earla and Earlina, Tigress, Cuba (the feminine of cub... just kidding...Tiger's not marxist), Kultida II, Thailandia, Elin II. With… more »

USGA Open, US Open redux, Tiger Woods, The Goatherd

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With everyone tittering about Mr. Cabrera's given name and its cherubic qualities, leave it to a cunning linguist like my own self to delve into the true symbolism of the new champs moniker. Cabrera in the Spanish means "goatherd." In many situations,… more »

Wie replaced by Simon ... South Africa the new Hawaii

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If you know me at all, you know that I despise catchy phrases. Things like "must-play" or "hidden gem" or "green complex" or "fat buzzard" just drive me bonkers. Having said that, I apologize for calling South Africa the new Hawaii, but it is suddenly… more »

U.S. Open Oakmont Humor from 4.5 Hours Away

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I remember Bethpage as a rookie in 2002. I remember Shinnecock as a veteran in 2004. I had plans, big plans, to be at Winged Foot in 2006, Oakmont in 2007, and Bethpage again in 2009. And then, reality set in. Two consecutive graduation years (last a… more »

US Open weekend predictions...calamitous falls, triumphant returns, etc.

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One name jumped out at me as I drizzled down the list of cut survivors: Lee Janzen. He's my pick to win that tournament this weekend. Why Lee? He's won it twice already, twice picking the pockets of Payne Stewart. How well-remembered would the be-… more »

Oakmont High Ringer Scores For US Open Thursday and Friday

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It wasn't bad enough when Angel Cabrera birdied his 36th hole to knock about 18 guys at +11 out of the weekend, including Mark Harrell, the last amateur standing. It had to get worse. I went for the toller (the pejorative of ringer) scores. Knowing me… more »

Penultimate Call for Carly's Club...Join Me on US Open Thursday to Fight Cancer

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I'm making last-ditch attempts to drum up supporters for my marathon golf quest this Monday. I'll be golfing 100 holes in 1 day at Westwood Country Club (Williamsville, NY) for Carly's Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo.) Here's a link to… more »

Golf Playing System: How sexy is RonMon?

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"Trend-setting designer Ralph Dunning announces that staff player Kyle Thompson wore a complete playing system from Dunning Golf luxury performance apparel while capturing the Nationwide Tour's Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, NC." I kid you not, this ca… more »

Japan Golf Tour...Everything you need to know about your guy!

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PLAYER BIOS[Profile] Daisuke MARUYAMA Full Name Daisuke MARUYAMA Birthdate March 16, 1971 Birthplace CHIBA Height 175cm Weight 75kg Blood Type B Here is Daisuke Maruyama's Player Bio from the Japan Golf Tour website. Chib… more »

Earth to Andrade: Wah happen on the back nine at the Memorial?

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This one pains me...my old Demon Deacon chum went out in 33 today, to get to -4 for the tournament. Then, bogey-double-bogeyTIMESsix for a 45 coming in. Did the Columbus Dispatch hit him in the head? Did the Columbus Blue Jackets skate all over him?… more »

NCAA Men's Golf Championships at Golden Horseshoe

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Nothing I like better than a writer going out on a limb. However, Ron Balicki, the "other Ron," came up twelve shots shy of a winner, as Stanford flapped its red wings to a team championship in Virginia. How good is individual champ Jamie Lovemar… more »

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