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US Open lessons from Winged Foot: Future Favorites and Fizzlers

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Never, under any circumstance, should you pick the following to contend in a major championship (or even make the cut): David Toms...His sun has set. He is short, like me, and not burly, like Jason Zuback. His game is quaint and less than powerful.… more »

Scissor Scity...The Cut Line at the US Open

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5:59 EST, with the projected cut at +9. Here are some of the notables. Feel free to criticize everything I write, with vehemence, venom, and vinesse (all right, the last word is fake.) I'm out, I'm in, I'm out, I'm in, I'm out Award: --Allan Doyl… more »

Final Thoughts On Wie's Quest

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1. Great for the game of golf. Lots of hits to lots of websites that were tracking her progess, shot by shot. Raise your hand if you didn't check out something else on the USGA, SI, PGA Tour, or Golf Channel sites. I know that I did. 2. Wie simpl… more »

U.S. Open Qualifier Stories: No-Names at Winged Foot

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I'll start with Duffy Waldorf. You know him, but he survived a 15-for-1 playoff in Columbus, besting the likes of John Daly, Joe Daley, Jeff Maggert, Joe Ogilvie, Justin Rose and Kirk Triplett in the playoff. Let's move across town to Columbus #2. Ma… more »

Old Course, New Course, Red Course, Blue: How To Save The Old Course At St. Andrews

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Some of us are linear thinkers, while others are balloon-grabbers. The linear thinkers trace every line and connect all the dots. Balloon-grabbers respond to whatever stimulus or balloon floats by, and complete that particular task. As COO of Balloon-… more »

You've Come A Long Way Baby doesn't apply to golf

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Of late, I've been reading an interesting book by Eyal Press called Absolute Convictions. It details the battle over abortion rights in Buffalo and the USA during the 1980s and 1990s. For those who recall, Dr. Barnett Slepian was murdered by James Kopp… more »

McDonald and Baldwin chronicle Wie attempt under assumed name of "Brett Avery"

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Baldwin and McDonald, tired of the relentless assault of Michelle Wie supporters, have teamed up under the pen name of "Brett Avery" on PGATour.Com to chronicle the sectional qualifying rounds. No word on the legal ramifications. Seriously, can anyone… more »

Link to Wie's Quest

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CLICK HERE to follow the USGA Open sectional qualifying at Canoe Brook. This is no blog, just a public service announcement. Cheer for John Pharr, too, who played on my golf team (the one I coach) a few years back. He is now a golfer at NYU. --Mon of… more »

Kohler's American Club etches trace into RonMon's soul

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Destination: Kohler, seemed like an appropriate log entry on Friday, Mem Weekend 1 as three guys piled into a beaten but proud 1998 Caravan, 11 hours shy of Kohler, Wisconsin. The land of milk and honey (not to mention cheese and big flags) beckoned lik… more »

The true semi-private golf club: why so unpopular?

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I don't pretend that this idea is at all original, but every time a golf course goes private or public, I revisit this notion. Why, oh why, doesn't a true, semi-private golf club have more of a place in our golfing society? The old-money private club… more »

Saratoga Springs to Myrtle Beach: Where I've been and what I've learned

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Dateline: 12 May Saratoga Springs, NY I'm ostensibly up here to review Saratoga National, a Roger Rulewich design. The real reason I made the trek to the North Country is to watch our son row a boat in the state crew championships. He has no idea h… more »

Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, and Knee-Jerk Reactions

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Just a bit of a drop while I'm waiting to head to Kohler. I've never torn an ACL. In fact, without mapquest, I probably couldn't find my ACL. However, I know enough about the injury to tell you this...it takes time. Remember Edgerin James' long road… more »

Katie Couric for The Masters: A Fair Deal for CBS and NBC

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We've seen this before, when Letterman went to CBS and NBC got nothing in return. CBS is about to get a terrific reporter in Couric, to replace a guy in Bob Sheafer, who never really wanted the job long-term. So that NBC does not get sc… more »

Masters amateurs put Bobby Jones to shame

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The amateurs at Augusta put Bobby Jones to shame this year. Here's the sad story: British Am Champ Brian McIlhenney-80 & 75 (low chop) US Am Champ Edoardo Molinari-80 & 77 (low Italian chop) US PubLinks Champ Clay Ogden-83 & 76 (low mun… more »

Amen Corner Live---Masters.Org

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I'm not trying to drive traffic away from TravelGolf.Com (unless it's toward BuffaloGolfer.Com, which is currently down--don't go there.) However, if you are at the office, go to Masters.Org and watch Live From Amen Corner. First time ever...you'll be… more »

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