Archives for: August 2005

Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam to Euros: Come home if you want to play for me

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European Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam is telling Euros to ditch their riches in America and come home to Europe, if they want to play on his team. Euros get points in two ways: from the world rankings points and from European Tour results. It’s pos… more »

Thanks to Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Golf Coast is no more

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You have to feel for everybody in Mississippi and Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina swept through, including the Mississippi Golf Coast, in the Biloxi-Gulfport area. You can bet those courses won't be up and running for some time, if ever. Calls to th… more »

Mario wrong, Nancy Lopez correct in picks for Solheim Cup

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You can tell by Jennifer Mario’s wild and frizzy hair that she’s a young radical too caught up in the culture of pop and youth. She wanted Nancy Lopez to pick Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel for the U.S. Solheim Cup team. Instead, Lopez picked Beth D… more »

Great golf bargains in Auburn-Opelika, Alabama

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I'm not sure if the Auburn-Opelika area is the best metro golf destination in the country, as Golf Digest claims, but it does have some great golf at bargain basement prices. The two Grand National courses alone are worth a stay. Both the Lake and Lin… more »

So far, Alabama barbecue sucks compared to Florida's

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It's early, but thus far Florida has a commanding lead over Alabama in the Great Barbecue Wars. Tonight, I ate at the Barbecue House, the oldest barbecue joint in Auburn, Alabama. It came highly reccommended, and I was quivering with hungry excitemen… more »

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Grand National in Alabama a terrific value

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The 54-hole Grand National complex in Opelika has to be one of the better deals in the South, and on the Robert Trent Jones Trail. Both the Lake and Links courses are excellent layouts, set well back in the east Alabama hills, with good elevation changes… more »

The Great Tiger Woods Bailout could have been monumental embarassment

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I know I'm a little late with the Great Tiger Woods Bailout -- hey, seven hours of driving through the boring Alabama countryside will do that -- but I cannot resist jumping in. Was Tiger wrong? Of course he was. He was the leader in the clubhouse for… more »

Is Auburn-Opelika worthy of its stunning, new golf reputation?

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More than a few people were stunned when Golf Digest picked the Auburn-Opelika area as the best "metro" area for golf in the U.S. Don't count the people in Auburn-Opelika among them. They were happy about the recognition, but sort of took the news in… more »

Uproar over advancing technology in golf equipment is silly

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All this worry and hand-wringing over advancing technology in golf equipment strikes me as a little hysterical. It reminds me of that era when basketball fans were clamoring to have the basket moved higher than 10 feet, when it seemed like everyone a… more »

Surprise! Phil Mickelson doesn't choke at PGA Championship at Baltusrol

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So Lefty didn't blow it, but all you Phil Mickelson fans out there, admit it: you waited til he sank that one and a half foot putt on No. 18 before you breathed a sigh of relief, didn't you? And you, Rebel Blogger, what do you have to say for yourself… more »

Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol -- will he fade?

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Is Lefty back? Maybe -- after taking a four-shot lead at the PGA Championship. The question is, why didn't he go to that power fade before this? Why did he wait so long? Nicklaus used a fade to perfection, taking one whole side of trouble out of p… more »

Now it's European media making excuses for why they can't win PGA Championship at Baltusrol

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European golfers have already offered their pre-excuses of why they can’t win U.S. majors and particularly the PGA Championship. Now, the fawning European golf media is getting into it. John Huggan is a columnist for Scotland on Sunday and a Europea… more »

Europeans already making excuses for PGA Championship at Baltusrol

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Well, the Europeans are already making excuses for the PGA Championship this week at 7,392-yard Baltusrol. "They've made the same old mistake, gone for length instead of subtlty," Irishman Paul McGinley told the Irish Examiner. "Length, length, length… more »

Prediction of the non-winner in PGA Championship at Baltusrol: any European

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I'm not quite ready to make a prediction about who will win the PGA Championship at Baltusrol this week. But, I am ready to make a prediction about who will NOT win. Any European. The last European to win a PGA Championship was Scot Tommy Armor 75… more »
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