Archives for: June 2008

What Fresh Horror Is Happening At Interlachen!?

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1. How did Jessica Korda, an amateur, make six birdies and shoot -4 on Sunday at the USGA Women's Open? She's 13 years old only, for goodness sake! I don't care that her dad is Petr Korda, the ancient pro tennis player. Not like her name is Lendl or… more »

Not Enough Political Correctness In Golf Or Life

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Dateline: June 28th, 2008 Minea Blomqvist (Anyone hate a random [v] in a Scandinavian name? Certainly not I!!) went on record on Swedish golfers. Here is the quote, courtesy of Geoff Shackleford Blomqvist offered a theory on that front. "… more »

American hope in USGA Women's Open...Try Stacy Lewis

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She is the kid, the one who overcame scoliosis, and she currently sits at -3 at the halfway pole. Recently a stellar (5-0) member of the victorious US Curtis Cup side, Stacy Lewis is ready to win. There simply isn't much to dislike about this lass. Yo… more »

Golf A Sport Or Not

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I challenge anyone to name a sport other than golf where the toughest event in the world could be won by a competitor with a stress fracture and torn ACL. As bad as those injuries were, the nature of the sport of golf allowed the injured Tiger Woods to… more »

Why Is Tiffany Joh Going To Summer School and Not The US Open...

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I am trying to determine how the USGA awards US Open exemptions to women and men and whether or not it is equitable. The reason is, the runner-up for the recently-concluded US Women's Amateur Public Links qualified for the US Women's Open, held this wee… more »

I Think That Johnny Miller Likes Spaghetti and Other Mediterranean Thoughts

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With a name like MONTESANO, I have an inherent right to make the following commentary (humorous postscript to follow.) 1. Johnny Miller might have been thinking Italian-American denigration when he made the two comments, but nothing he said in either… more »

Adults and Kids on the golf course: some get it and some lack a clue

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We completed week one of the 2008 %$^#&* golf camp (name concealed to protect the innocent) on Friday and adults continue to behave true to form. Some majors absolutely understand that minors are the present and the future of the game and the world… more »

Ben Hogan Moment for Tiger Woods

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If the grimaces and flinching of the final six holes yesterday are any indication, Tiger Woods will have his Ben Hogan moment today. No, it is not a bus accident, an 18-month recovery from the abyss of death, and Merion, but it is a powerful athlete wit… more »

In case you had forgotten the Roar of the Masters...

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In case you had forgotten the roar of the Masters, it has returned. Much like the Massachusetts lighthouse that ended up in California, the roars of Augusta were transplanted to San Diego this week. Can anyone remember a US Open in which a leader made… more »

David Love III plays way into contention

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I know what you're thinking, Davis Love III, not David Love III. If so, you could work for NBC's coverage team. Unbelievably, they posted at 4:05 EST an image of DL3 with his new first name, David. Well, he is fairly new to the golf scene, so the mist… more »

Spitting Debate Betrays A Slow Day At SI

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I kid you not, Michael "Where's Wie" Bamberger and Farrell Evans debate whether the loogie has a place on the golf course. If that is not the most humorous topic since, well, Bamberger interceded on behalf of Michelle Wie's demise, I don't know what is.… more »

Weird Ending To McDonalds Sponsorship of LPGA Championship

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Tell me what you make of this quote. HERB LOTMAN: It's not really…first of all, hold on. I hope you are all having a good day. It's not really a significant remark, you know the fact that we're going to switch from the LPGA to the PGA event is not si… more »

Golfers who will not win this weekend

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These players are done for the week, having emptied their holsters of birdies on Saturday: Zachary Sucher, 61 at Sunnehanna Amateur. Course record will have to be enough. Ricky Fowler wins second consecutive Sunny this day. Jee-Young Lee and Mari… more »

Charging The Tee and Flying Octopi in Golf

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Spring is one of those great seasons (since there are only four, maybe that's not saying so much)in which sports collide. Since my brain is loose and bounces against my skull with regularity, I often get the sports confused and imagine what our sports w… more »

RonMon addresses his readers!

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In two recent blog entries, I was taken to task by readers (God I love them, as they justify my existence!) for my opinions on Ochoa v. Sorenstam and Meg Bolger, the misplaced mid-am on the Curtis Cup team. I plan to address both comments here and now,… more »

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