Finality of Golf

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On the heels of the Jim Joyce, blown call in major league baseball, I was left considering the finality of golf. I cannot think of more than one situation in golf where there is any chance of a similar ruling taking place (and I'll get to that one situat… more »

How to judge a chicken soup golf book by its cover

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I happened across an unimportant anecdote in a worthless book called “Chicken Soup For The Soul: Tales of Golf and Sport—The Joy, Frustration and Humor of Golf and Sport.” The book was a gift to me, presented (if such a verb can resist such denigration)… more »

The Phoenix Golf Links in Columbus, Ohio: Removing an eyesore

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The Phoenix Golf Links are not the eyesore; let us clarify that point! The eyesore was a landfill that many travelers from the south met as their introduction to Columbus, Ohio, along Interstates 71 and 270. A decade or so past, Chicago-based architect… more »

Golf Marathon to raise funds to fight cancer

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They tell me that 100 holes of golf is a marathon, but I'm not so sure. I'm thinking that I might go more than 100 holes if the body holds up.Whoops, I'm getting ahead of me self (that's pirate speak...aaaarrrrgh.)I've signed up to support Carly… more »

What is Brian Katrek reading from Peter Kostis that I am not?

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Listening to Brian Katrek, host of the XM Radio show Teed Off, one might question how he reads an article. He criticized Peter Kostis for writing an interview follow-up article on Golf.Com. Normally we like to read follow-up articles, as they give us an… more »

Masters 2010: Not The Year To Be In Europe!

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I love Spain; I am currently in the north, in Asturias, in Gijon. Golf exists up here, but the real sporting news (besides Sporting Gijon) is the Real Madrid-FC Barcelona match of Saturday. The team of Sergio Garcia and Cristiano Ronaldo lost by a deuce… more »

Idle no longer, thanks to Eidolon Wedges

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That dreaded and anticipated, first round of the year becomes less violent with each passing celebration. Rather than a sense of fear, washing over me is a sense of uncertainty, salted with amusement. Attempting to recall to my active ability the sensati… more »

Ambidextrous Golfer To Compete In Masters

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Brad Benjamin, winner of the 2009 USGA Public Links championship, will compete from both sides in the 2010 Masters Championship. Benjamin applied for, and received, a waiver from both the Masters Competition Committee and the USGA to utilize twin, 14-cl… more »

Ping Moon-Lite II carry bag brings me back ...

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to my high school days, one strap over my shoulder, alternating sides each hole. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, dual-shoulder straps had yet to find life, let alone acceptance. We ALL carried single-strap bags and the really cool golfers (no, not… more »

Nike Bandon golf shoes are a mudder's salvation

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We see a great deal of rain and slimy weather during the early weeks of the professional tour seasons. The locale matters little, be it USA east, USA west, South America, Africa, Australasia or Europe, the patience and fortitude of the golfer is tested.… more »

Repeat wins on golf tours the current rage

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If you missed the story on last night's world news, Thailand's Boonchu Ruangkit turned in a deafening performance at the Senior Masters, held in his native land. Ruangkit signed for scores of 64-66-65 (he gave no excuses for the middle round) to finish 2… more »

Fantasy Golf Strikes Again...I am still slumping

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Last week I unloaded my Fantasy Golf woes on you, faithful reader (is it plural yet?) I had recently sunk to second place in my league, due mainly to my inability to pick at least one "C" division player who could make it to the weekend. Guess what? Ma… more »

Chris DiMarco: Methinks thou doth protest too much

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Disclaimers: I don't play the PGA Tour; I wasn't at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale this year to support or disprove anything DiMarco said; I never played organized football. Background: The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is a short par three (wedge to 8-… more »

A Word of Warning to Ai Miyazato

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Ai Miyazato has had quite a start to the 2010 LPGA season.  She stormed back in Thailand with a final-round 63 to defeat Suzann Pettersen by one, then turned in a workwoman-like 69 on a Sunday in Singapore (when no one went lower than 67) to win by two f… more »

The greatest sports scandal ever...hardly.

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Many have inquired on the web, in print, at the water cooler, if the Tiger Woods liaison scandal is the greatest sports ignominy of all time. I do not so believe, for two reasons. First, Tiger Woods did not break a law. Scandal-mongers tend to look fa… more »

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