Wind Leaps To Fore As Masters Tournament Reaches Toward Conclusion

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One four-letter word dominated interviews as the 3rd day of The Masters reached its conclusion: wind. A meteorological factor recognized as important and unpredictable, but never dominant. Never, perhaps, until Sunday. Players in and out of contentio… more »

Snedeker shows what he's made of with 3 late birdies

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I hate when the USGA plays politics. This year they screwed Mike Thompson out of a spot on the Walker Cup team, just like they did to Brandt Snedeker a few years ago. Well, just goes to show what THEY know. Snedeker, just as he did in his amateur heyd… more »

Most Memorable Shot of the 2008 Masters hit by a girl...take that, guys!

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While Lorena Ochoa dismantles yet another field on the LPGA Tour, a hopeful 27-year old hit the most important shot of the week for ladies everywhere. Jeana Finlinson dropped a seven iron four feet from the stick at Golden Bell on Wednesday at Aug… more »

Past Champions and Lefties: Curiosities of the 2008 Masters

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Seven past champions made the cut at The Masters this Thursday and Friday. That seems pithy to me. Woods, Mickelson, Johnson, Singh, Weir, Woosnam and Lyle. Not a law firm, mind you, although I've seen many whose shingle contains more names. This new… more »

I miss Eagles at The Masters...Really, I Do

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As of this writing, an even dozen eagles have been posted at Augusta. Go to your grocer, buy a dozen eagles in a carton. That's all. One was made by an amateur, so it shouldn't even count. I miss eagles at Augusta. I miss eagles on 15, especially.… more »

Forget The Amateurs at The Masters...They Don't Matter Anymore

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Four years have passed since current challenger Brendt Snedeker and current Nationwide-Tour Guy Casey Wittenberg made the cut at Augusta National. Their reason for recognition? They are the last amateurs to make the cut at Augusta National. Wittenberg… more »

Playing Solo and Making A Move...The Mechanic Birdies The First Two

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Call him the Mechanic, label his do' the Spafro, he's immune. He's unpredictable and he once tied for second at the US Open with Ernie Els. He's Miguel Angel Jimenez and he bears not one but two accent marks on his three names. He's walking the fairwa… more »

Trip Kuehne bids farewell...A good golfing man says sayonara at Augusta

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When Trip Kuehne won the US Mid-Amateur last fall at Bandon Dunes, I presumed it would be the jumping-off point that the career amateur needed to contend with greater frequency in US Ams and pro majors, to become the type of player that Hal Sutton and… more »

The Only El Ninyo Left Is The Weather...Tiger Knows What's Coming.

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After we said iAdios! to Sergio, Ernie and Stricker, we were left with no "El Ninyo." For those who wonder if I have forgotten my Spanish, since we cannot ~ an "n," I've resorted to creative spelling to convey the "ny" sound. Back to the topic...read t… more »

''Yeah, well they don't understand the last O, I guess.'' Boo Weekley at the Masters

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''Yeah, well they don't understand the last O, I guess.'' My favorite quote from the first of official days at the Masters comes courtesy of the south's greatest wordsmith since Faulkner, Mr. Boo Weekley. Reminds me of the time the fans called Ian Bake… more »

Five aren't enough...Ogilvy in Tiger's sites at CA Championship

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Look at me! I'm the Magic Eight Ball!! Here are my answers: # ● As I see it, yes # ● Ask again later # ● Better not tell you now # ● Cannot predict now # ● Concentrate and ask again # ● Don't count on it # &#9… more »

Puerto Rican Pride on PGA Tour...Suarez, Morales and Campos Make Cut

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With much of the world of golf's attention focused on the CA Championship in la Florida, three aspiring professionals from the island commonwealth of Puerto Rico did their commonwealthmen proud. Wilfredo Morales, Miguel Suarez and Rafael Campos each sur… more »

Doral WGC CA Championship

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At 12:31, EST, Saturday the 22nd, names are rising to the top of the leader board that have not been seen together in quite some time. Within the top 10 currently are Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Tim C… more »

Tiger Woods without World Golf Championship Wins would still be Tiger Woods

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I remember Helen Ross when she wrote for the Winston-Salem Journal or the Greensboro hokey-pokey, or whichever newspaper I read in the pre-internet days in North Carolina. She was a terrific writer and did not surprise anyone with her eventual move to P… more »

Labiodental fricative "F" culmination of Tiger Woods Freaking Putt on 18 at The Arnie

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In linguistics, the labiodental allophone is formed when the upper teeth (the dental) meet the lower lip (the labio). The sound produced in English can be a voiced R (say "Row") or a voiceless F (say "Fred.) If you take a look at the labiodental formed… more »

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