Archives for: February 2009

Second Round of the Match Play...My Predictions

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A good friend from BuffaloGolfer.Com, The Mouth That Roars, posted his predictions for round two of the match play this morning. I said good, but not necessarily smart, friend. He and I agree on virtually nothing when it comes to day two. Here's why:… more »

Poor Brendan Jones--Tiger was not his only foe!

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Here is a quote from an article about the Jones-Woods featured match on Wednesday at the WGC Match Play: Jones and Levin began learning the new course Monday, and there was much work to do. While Woods had not hit a shot in competition since last June… more »

Lee and McIlroy Open For Business

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In recent weeks we've seen the coronation of two tremendous teenaged golfers in the world golfing realm. No, we are not discussing Michelle Wie, who came fairly close to an inaugural professional win. Instead, we recognize Ireland's Rory McIlroy, champ… more »

Reasons I Believed Tiger Would Return At Doral

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1. A first-round loss at the Match Play would make the week an absolute bust; 2. A run all the way to the semi-finals would involve seven or eight potential rounds, one of which would be contested at 36 holes; 3. The grasses of Arizona would cer… more »

Tiger, What Would You Say To Console Rocco?

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I promise that the title question is one you will never hear asked at a PGA Tour event yet, mind-numbingly, the press covering the LPGA tour opener saw fit to ask it of Angela Stanford. Here you have the text, courtesy of ASAP Sports: Q. What would you… more »

Beware The Unknown at Poppy Hills, Billy Andrade

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Old college chum Billy Andrade was -3 after 4, starting on the back nine at Poppy Hills. Imagine my surprise when I realized that we had lost him. I used PGATour.Com's shot tracker option to see how he fared on hole 14 and found this listing: Play by… more »

Golf Book Review: Tom Coyne's A Course Called Ireland

There is a word that writers are tempted to use at the drop of a hat, and speakers break it free of its restraints nearly twice as often, and that word is EPIC. Those in the know smile gently and quietly at its misuse, while those who carelessly toss it… more »

Two weekend gags remind us how bleeping tough golf can be

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In case you missed it, John Rollins lost his grip on the Buick this weekend at Torrey Pines. He found a way to bogey holes 16 and 18 and lose the tournament to the grateful Nick Watney. A continent away, in Georgia, young Morgan Hoffman did exactly the… more »

Tiger and Elin's son sure to be a club thrower because...

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his name is Chuck Woods. more »

Black American History Month: Uneven Fairways on The Golf Channel

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No doubt my bosses will get mad at me for bumping you to another site, but I can't ignore this series. The first golf book I ever reviewed was titled Forbidden Fairways and was written by Calvin Sinette. It details the history of black american golfers… more »

Rules Night at your local Golf Club: Bandon Crossings style

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I received the February e-newsletter today from Bandon Crossings Golf Club in Bandon, Oregon. Down two-point-five courses to its famous neighbor, Bandon Dunes, it is safe to say that the Crossings won't eclipse it anytime soon. My guess is they don't n… more »

Davis Love III: Seriously?

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Davis Love III, over-20 year golf professional and golf course architecture partner, had this to say about Torrey Pines golf courses and their greens: DAVIS LOVE III: Well, obviously a good start, tough wind and a little cooler than we're used to. But I… more »
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